1978 South African Grand Prix

Race Winner
Country
South Africa
Circuit
Round
3
Laps
78
Pole
Fastest Lap
Andretti, 1m 17.09s
1978 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

10

Ronnie Peterson

6

John Player Team Lotus

Lotus 78-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 42m 15.767s

9

2

10

Patrick Depailler

4

Elf Team Tyrrell

Tyrrell 008-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 42m 16.233s

6

3

7

John Watson

2

Parmalat Racing Team

Brabham BT46-Alfa Romeo (Goodyear)

1h 42m 20.209s

4

4

14

Alan Jones

27

Williams Grand Prix Engineering

Williams FW06-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 42m 54.753s

3

5

9

Jacques Laffite

26

Equipe Ligier Gitanes

Ligier JS7/9-Matra (Goodyear)

1h 43m 24.985s

2

6

7

Didier Pironi

3

Elf Team Tyrrell

Tyrrell 008-Ford (Goodyear)

77 laps

1

7

5

Mario Andretti

5

John Player Team Lotus

Lotus 78-Ford (Goodyear)

77 laps

0

8

9

Jean-Pierre Jarier

10

ATS Racing Team

ATS HS1-Ford (Goodyear)

77 laps

0

9

12

Rolf Stommelen

36

Arrows Racing Team

Arrows FA1-Ford (Goodyear)

77 laps

0

10

12

Hector Rebaque

25

Team Rebaque

Lotus 78-Ford (Goodyear)

77 laps

0

11

8

Brett Lunger

30

Liggett Group with BS Fabrications

McLaren M23-Ford (Goodyear)

76 laps

0

12

8

Vittorio Brambilla

19

Team Surtees

Surtees TS19-Ford (Goodyear)

76 laps

0

DNQ

Hans-Joachim Stuck

16

Shadow Racing Team

Shadow DN8A-Ford (Goodyear)

0

DNQ

Clay Regazzoni

17

Shadow Racing Team

Shadow DN8A-Ford (Goodyear)

0

DNQ

Rene Arnoux

31

Automobiles Martini

Martini MK23-Ford (Goodyear)

0

DNQ

Lamberto Leoni

22

Team Tissot Ensign

Ensign N177-Ford (Goodyear)

0

R

Eddie Cheever

24

Olympus Cameras with Hesketh

Hesketh 308E-Ford (Goodyear)

8 laps Oil line

0

R

Jody Scheckter

20

Walter Wolf Racing

Wolf WR1-Ford (Goodyear)

59 laps Fuel pump

0

R

Keke Rosberg

32

Theodore Racing Hong Kong

Theodore TR1-Ford (Goodyear)

14 laps Clutch

0

R

Riccardo Patrese

35

Arrows Racing Team

Arrows FA1-Ford (Goodyear)

63 laps Engine

0

R

Rupert Keegan

18

Team Surtees

Surtees TS19-Ford (Goodyear)

52 laps Oil line

0

R

Niki Lauda

1

Parmalat Racing Team

Brabham BT46-Alfa Romeo (Goodyear)

52 laps Engine

0

R

Carlos Reutemann

11

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari 312T3 (Michelin)

55 laps Accident

0

R

Gilles Villeneuve

12

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari 312T3 (Michelin)

55 laps Oil leak

0

R

Emerson Fittipaldi

14

Fittipaldi Automotive

Fittipaldi F5A-Ford (Goodyear)

8 laps Driveshaft

0

R

Jean-Pierre Jabouille

15

Equipe Renault Elf

Renault RS01 (Michelin)

38 laps Misfire

0

R

Arturo Merzario

37

Team Merzario

Merzario A1-Ford (Goodyear)

39 laps Suspension

0

R

James Hunt

7

Marlboro Team McLaren

McLaren M26-Ford (Goodyear)

5 laps Engine

0

R

Patrick Tambay

8

Marlboro Team McLaren

McLaren M26-Ford (Goodyear)

56 laps Accident

0

R

Jochen Mass

9

ATS Racing Team

ATS HS1-Ford (Goodyear)

43 laps Engine

0

Circuit - Kyalami

Country

South Africa

Location

Midrand, Gauteng

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.55 (Miles)

Record

Keke Rosberg (Williams FW10-Honda), 1m08.149, 134.705 mph, F1, 1985

First Race

1961 Kyalami F1

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