1979 Brazilian Grand Prix

Race Winner
Country
Brazil
Circuit
Round
2
Laps
40
Pole
Fastest Lap
Laffite, 2m 28.76s
1979 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

Jacques Laffite

26

Equipe Ligier Gitanes

Ligier JS11-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 40m 9.64s

9

2

Patrick Depailler

25

Equipe Ligier Gitanes

Ligier JS11-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 40m 14.92s

6

3

Carlos Reutemann

2

Martini Racing Team Lotus

Lotus 79-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 40m 53.78s

4

4

4

Didier Pironi

3

Candy Team Tyrrell

Tyrrell 009-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 41m 35.52s

3

5

Gilles Villeneuve

12

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari 312T3 (Michelin)

39 laps

2

6

Jody Scheckter

11

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari 312T3 (Michelin)

39 laps

1

7

12

Jochen Mass

30

Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team

Arrows A1-Ford (Goodyear)

39 laps

0

8

6

John Watson

7

Marlboro Team McLaren

McLaren M28-Ford (Goodyear)

39 laps

0

9

7

Riccardo Patrese

29

Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team

Arrows A1-Ford (Goodyear)

39 laps

0

10

3

Jean-Pierre Jabouille

15

Equipe Renault Elf

Renault RS01 (Michelin)

39 laps

0

11

2

Emerson Fittipaldi

14

Fittipaldi Automotive

Fittipaldi F5A-Ford (Goodyear)

39 laps

0

12

8

Elio de Angelis

18

Shadow Racing Team

Shadow DN9B-Ford (Goodyear)

39 laps

0

13

10

Derek Daly

22

Team Ensign

Ensign N177-Ford (Goodyear)

39 laps

0

14

7

Jan Lammers

17

Shadow Racing Team

Shadow DN9B-Ford (Goodyear)

39 laps

0

15

2

Clay Regazzoni

28

Albilad-Saudia Racing Team

Williams FW06-Ford (Goodyear)

38 laps

0

DNQ

Arturo Merzario

24

Team Merzario

Merzario A1B-Ford (Goodyear)

0

DNS

Jean-Pierre Jarier

4

Candy Team Tyrrell

Tyrrell 009-Ford (Goodyear)

0

DNQ

Hector Rebaque

31

Team Rebaque

Lotus 79-Ford (Goodyear)

0

R

Alan Jones

27

Albilad-Saudia Racing Team

Williams FW06-Ford (Goodyear)

33 laps Fuel pressure

0

R

Nelson Piquet

6

Parmalat Racing Team

Brabham BT48-Alfa Romeo (Goodyear)

5 laps Accident

0

R

Niki Lauda

5

Parmalat Racing Team

Brabham BT48-Alfa Romeo (Goodyear)

5 laps Gear linkage

0

R

Rene Arnoux

16

Equipe Renault Elf

Renault RS01 (Michelin)

28 laps Spun

0

R

Hans-Joachim Stuck

9

ATS Wheels

ATS D2-Ford (Goodyear)

31 laps Steering wheel

0

R

Patrick Tambay

8

Marlboro Team McLaren

McLaren M26-Ford (Goodyear)

7 laps Accident

0

R

Mario Andretti

1

Martini Racing Team Lotus

Lotus 79-Ford (Goodyear)

2 laps Misfire

0

R

James Hunt

20

Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing

Wolf WR7-Ford (Goodyear)

7 laps Steering

0

Circuit - Interlagos

Country

Brazil

Location

Sao Paulo

Type

Permanent road course

Length

4.946 (Miles)

Record

Jacques Laffite (Ligier JS11-Ford), 2m28.76, 119.694 mph, F1, 1979

First Race

1971 Interlagos F2

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