1978 Long Beach Grand Prix

Race Winner
Country
United States
Circuit
Round
4
Laps
80
Pole
Fastest Lap
Jones, 1m 22.215s
1978 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

Carlos Reutemann

11

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari 312T3 (Michelin)

1h 52m 1.301s

9

2

2

Mario Andretti

5

John Player Team Lotus

Lotus 78-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 52m 12.362s

6

3

9

Patrick Depailler

4

Elf Team Tyrrell

Tyrrell 008-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 52m 30.252s

4

4

2

Ronnie Peterson

6

John Player Team Lotus

Lotus 78-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 52m 46.904s

3

5

9

Jacques Laffite

26

Equipe Ligier Gitanes

Ligier JS7-Matra (Goodyear)

1h 53m 24.185s

2

6

3

Riccardo Patrese

35

Arrows Racing Team

Arrows FA1-Ford (Goodyear)

79 laps

1

7

1

Alan Jones

27

Williams Grand Prix Engineering

Williams FW06-Ford (Goodyear)

79 laps

0

8

7

Emerson Fittipaldi

14

Fittipaldi Automotive

Fittipaldi F5A-Ford (Goodyear)

79 laps

0

9

9

Rolf Stommelen

36

Arrows Racing Team

Arrows FA1-Ford (Goodyear)

79 laps

0

10

10

Clay Regazzoni

17

Shadow Racing Team

Shadow DN8A-Ford (Goodyear)

79 laps

0

11

8

Jean-Pierre Jarier

10

ATS Racing Team

ATS HS1-Ford (Goodyear)

75 laps

0

12

1

Patrick Tambay

8

Marlboro Team McLaren

McLaren M26-Ford (Goodyear)

74 laps Accident

0

DNS

Hans-Joachim Stuck

16

Shadow Racing Team

Shadow DN9A-Ford (Goodyear)

0

DNS

Rupert Keegan

18

Team Surtees

Surtees TS19-Ford (Goodyear)

0

DNQ

Lamberto Leoni

22

Team Tissot Ensign

Ensign N177-Ford (Goodyear)

0

DNQ

Brett Lunger

30

Liggett Group with BS Fabrications

McLaren M23-Ford (Goodyear)

0

NPQ

Keke Rosberg

32

Theodore Racing Hong Kong

Theodore TR1-Ford (Goodyear)

0

NPQ

Derek Daly

24

Olympus Cameras with Hesketh

Hesketh 308E-Ford (Goodyear)

0

NPQ

Hector Rebaque

25

Team Rebaque

Lotus 78-Ford (Goodyear)

0

NPQ

Danny Ongais

39

Interscope Racing

Shadow DN9A-Ford (Goodyear)

0

R

Arturo Merzario

37

Team Merzario

Merzario A1-Ford (Goodyear)

17 laps Gearbox

0

R

Jochen Mass

9

ATS Racing Team

ATS HS1-Ford (Goodyear)

11 laps Brakes

0

R

James Hunt

7

Marlboro Team McLaren

McLaren M26-Ford (Goodyear)

5 laps Accident

0

R

Jean-Pierre Jabouille

15

Equipe Renault Elf

Renault RS01 (Michelin)

43 laps Turbocharger

0

R

Didier Pironi

3

Elf Team Tyrrell

Tyrrell 008-Ford (Goodyear)

25 laps Gearbox

0

R

Vittorio Brambilla

19

Team Surtees

Surtees TS19-Ford (Goodyear)

50 laps Crown wheel & pinion

0

R

John Watson

2

Parmalat Racing Team

Brabham BT46-Alfa Romeo (Goodyear)

9 laps Oil tank

0

R

Jody Scheckter

20

Walter Wolf Racing

Wolf WR3-Ford (Goodyear)

59 laps Accident

0

R

Niki Lauda

1

Parmalat Racing Team

Brabham BT46-Alfa Romeo (Goodyear)

27 laps Ignition

0

R

Gilles Villeneuve

12

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari 312T3 (Michelin)

38 laps Accident

0

Qualifying

Circuit - Long Beach

Country

United States

Location

Long Beach, California

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.02 (Miles)

Record

Nelson Piquet (Brabham BT49-Ford), 1m19.830, 91.094 mph, F1, 1980

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