1979 Le Mans 24 Hours

  • Saturday, June 9, 1979
  • 24 heures du Mans

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

2

Bill Whittington

41

Porsche Kremer Racing

Porsche 935-K3 (Dunlop)

24h

0

 

Don Whittington

       

0

 

Klaus Ludwig

       

0

2

14

Paul Newman

70

Dick Barbour Racing

Porsche 935 (Goodyear)

299 laps

0

 

Rolf Stommelen

       

0

 

Dick Barbour

       

0

3

17

Laurent Ferrier

40

Porsche Kremer Racing

Porsche 935 (Dunlop)

297 laps

0

 

Francois Servanin

       

0

 

Francois Trisconi

       

0

4

34

Herbert Muller

82

Lubrifilm Racing Team

Porsche 934

296 laps

0

 

Angelo Pallavicini

       

0

 

Marco Vanoli

       

0

5

1

Jean Ragnotti

5

Jean Rondeau

Rondeau M379-Ford (Goodyear)

292 laps

0

 

Bernard Darniche

       

0

6

17

Marcel Mignot

76

Herve Poulain

BMW M1

288 laps

0

 

Herve Poulain

       

0

 

Manfred Winkelhock

       

0

7

10

Edgar Doren

42

Sekurit Racing Team

Porsche 935 (Goodyear)

283 laps

0

 

Dieter Schornstein

       

0

 

Gotz von Tschirnhaus

       

0

8

46

Skeeter McKitterick

72

Dick Barbour Racing

Porsche 935 (Goodyear)

283 laps

0

 

Ed Abate

       

0

 

Bob Garretson

       

0

9

30

Bob Harmon

73

Dick Barbour Racing

Porsche 935 (Goodyear)

280 laps

0

 

John Hotchkis

       

0

 

Robert Kirby

       

0

10

1

Jean-Pierre Beltoise

4

Jean Rondeau

Rondeau M379-Ford (Goodyear)

279 laps

0

 

Henri Pescarolo

       

0

11

15

Claude Haldi

43

Claude Haldi

Porsche 935 (Dunlop)

275 laps

0

 

Herbert Loewe

       

0

 

Rodrigo Teran

       

0

12

33

Beurlys

61

"Beurlys"

Ferrari 512BB (Michelin)

274 laps

0

 

Bernard de Dryver

       

0

 

Nick Faure

       

0

 

Steve O'Rourke

       

0

13

6

Axel Plankenhorn

45

Porsche Kremer Racing

Porsche 935-K3 (Dunlop)

273 laps

0

 

Philippe Gurdjian

       

0

 

John Winter

       

0

14

13

Jean-Daniel Raulet

52

WM AEREM

WM P79-Peugeot (Michelin)

272 laps

0

 

Max Mamers

       

0

15

9

Jacques Guerin

39

ASA Cachia

Porsche 935 (Dunlop)

268 laps

0

 

Chanaud

       

0

 

Frederic Alliot

       

0

16

35

Alain-Michel Bernard

86

Kores Racing

Porsche 934 (Michelin)

265 laps

0

 

Georges Bourdillat

       

0

 

Roland Ennequin

       

0

17

18

Tony Charnell

29

Mogil Motors

Chevron B36-Ford (Goodyear)

265 laps

0

 

Richard Jones

       

0

 

Robin Smith

       

0

18

31

Tony Birchenhough

24

Dorset Racing Associates

Lola T297-Ford (Dunlop)

260 laps

0

 

Richard Jenvey

       

0

 

Brian Joscelyne

       

0

 

Nick Mason

       

0

19

29

Patrick Bardinon

84

Anny-Charlotte Verney

Porsche 934 (Dunlop)

251 laps

0

 

Rene Metge

       

0

 

Anny-Charlotte Verney

       

0

20

6

Ray Mallock

15

Simon Phillips

Lola T286-Ford

250 laps

0

 

Simon Phillips

       

0

 

Martin Raymond

       

0

21

13

Max Cohen-Olivar

20

Lambretta SAFD

Lola T298-BMW

248 laps

0

 

Michel Elkoubi

       

0

 

Pierre Yver

       

0

22

25

Albert Dufrene

28

Racing Organisation Course

Chevron B36-Chrysler (Goodyear)

239 laps

0

 

Noel del Bello

       

0

 

Bernard Verdier

       

0

DNQ

Dominique Bardini

30

ASA Cachia

Lola T296-Chrysler (Dunlop)

0

 

Michel Bienvault

       

0

 

Pascal Foix

       

0

 

Murray Smith

       

0

DNQ

Renaud Laverre

21

Lambretta SAFD

Lola T296-Chrysler (Dunlop)

0

 

Patrice Lenormand

       

0

 

Francois Calmels

       

0

DNQ

Guy Edwards

16

March Racing

BMW M1 (Dunlop)

0

 

Ian Grob

       

0

 

Dieter Quester

       

0

DSQ

Jacky Ickx

12

Essex Motorsport Porsche

Porsche 936 (Dunlop)

200 laps Outside assistance

0

 

Brian Redman

       

0

DNQ

Philippe Collet

80

Ecurie des 13 Etoiles

Porsche 934 (Dunlop)

0

 

Antoine Salamin

       

0

 

Gerard Vial

       

0

DNQ

Claude Buchet

77

Mazda Auto Tokyo

Mazda RX-7 (Dunlop)

0

 

Tetsu Ikuzawa

       

0

 

Yojiro Terada

       

0

NC

David Hobbs

10

Grand Touring Cars

Ford M10 (Goodyear)

121 laps Not classified

0

 

Jean-Pierre Jaussaud

       

0

 

Vern Schuppan

       

0

NC

Michel Dubois

26

Racing Organisation Course

Chevron B36-Chrysler (Goodyear)

133 laps Not classified

0

 

Marc Menant

       

0

 

Pierre-Francois Rousselot

       

0

NC

Gianfranco Brancatelli

35

Carlo Pietromarchi

De Tomaso Pantera-Ford (Goodyear)

108 laps Not classified

0

 

Maurizio Micangeli

       

0

 

Carlo Pietromarchi

       

0

R

Manfred Schurti

36

GELO Racing

Porsche 935 (Goodyear)

201 laps Engine

0

 

Hans Heyer

       

0

R

Jean-Louis Lafosse

37

GELO Racing

Porsche 935 (Goodyear)

196 laps Oil pipe

0

 

John Fitzpatrick

       

0

 

Harald Grohs

       

0

R

Christian Heinkele

31

Kores Racing

Lola T297-BMW (Goodyear)

182 laps Clutch

0

 

Dominique Lacaud

       

0

 

Michel Lateste

       

0

R

Alain Cudini

32

Hubert Striebig

Toj SC206-BMW (Dunlop)

112 laps Fuel injection

0

 

Hugues Kirschoffer

       

0

 

Hubert Striebig

       

0

R

Alain Dechelette

33

Racing Organisation Course

Chevron B36-Chrysler (Goodyear)

187 laps Accident

0

 

Charles Dechelette

       

0

 

Marcel Tarres

       

0

R

Andre Chevalley

1

Andre Chevalley Racing

Lola T286-Ford (Dunlop)

59 laps Lights

0

 

Xavier Lapeyre

       

0

 

Patrick Perrier

       

0

R

John C Cooper

3

John Cooper Racing

De Cadenet Lola LM-Ford (Goodyear)

146 laps Electrics

0

 

Peter Lovett

       

0

 

John Morrison

       

0

R

Marc Sourd

27

Racing Organisation Course

Chevron B36-Chrysler (Goodyear)

92 laps Accident

0

 

Florian Vetsch

       

0

 

Roger Carmillet

       

0

R

Jean-Marie Lemerle

25

Jean-Marie Lemerle

Lola T298-Chrysler (Dunlop)

189 laps Engine

0

 

Alain Levie

       

0

 

Jean-Pierre Malcher

       

0

R

Jacques Boillat

22

Georges Morand

Lola T296-Ford (Goodyear)

76 laps Ignition

0

 

Dominique Laurent

       

0

 

Eric Vaugnat

       

0

R

Gerard Cuynet

23

Pronuptia

Lola T296-Ford (Goodyear)

134 laps Accident

0

 

Marc Frischknecht

       

0

 

Bruno Sotty

       

0

R

Vern Schuppan

11

Grand Touring Cars

Ford M10 (Goodyear)

262 laps Engine

0

 

David Hobbs

       

0

 

Derek Bell

       

0

R

Bob Wollek

14

Essex Motorsport Porsche

Porsche 936 (Dunlop)

236 laps Accident

0

 

Hurley Haywood

       

0

R

Mario Luini

17

Cheetah Racing Cars

Cheetah G601-BMW (Goodyear)

87 laps Engine

0

 

Sandro Plastina

       

0

 

Philippe Roux

       

0

R

Jean-Pierre Aeschlimann

18

Daniel Brillat

Cheetah G601-BMW (Goodyear)

80 laps Engine

0

 

Daniel Brillat

       

0

R

Alain de Cadenet

8

Alain de Cadenet

De Cadenet Lola LM-Ford (Goodyear)

10 laps Gearbox

0

 

Francois Migault

       

0

R

Jean-Pierre Jarier

74

Jean-Pierre Jarier

Porsche 935 (Goodyear)

65 laps Engine

0

 

Raymond Touroul

       

0

 

Randy Townsend

       

0

R

Bob Akin

71

Dick Barbour Racing

Porsche 935 (Goodyear)

78 laps Engine

0

 

Roy Woods

       

0

 

Rob McFarlin

       

0

R

Christian Bussi

87

Christian Bussi

Porsche 934 (Dunlop)

182 laps Accident damage

0

 

Bernard Salam

       

0

R

Robin Hamilton

50

Robin Hamilton

Aston Martin AMV8 (Dunlop)

21 laps Oil leak

0

 

David Preece

       

0

 

Mike Salmon

       

0

R

Roger Dorchy

51

WM AEREM

WM P79-Peugeot (Michelin)

157 laps Accident

0

 

Denis Morin

       

0

R

Jacques Coulon

53

WM AEREM

WM P79-Peugeot (Michelin)

87 laps Suspension

0

 

Michel Pignard

       

0

R

Jacky Haran

55

Jean Rondeau

Rondeau M379-Ford (Goodyear)

207 laps Engine

0

 

Jean Rondeau

       

0

R

Chris Craft

6

Dome Company

Dome Zero RL-Ford (Dunlop)

40 laps Fuel system

0

 

Gordon Spice

       

0

R

Jean-Claude Andruet

62

Charles Pozzi JMS Racing

Ferrari 512BB (Michelin)

240 laps Engine

0

 

Spartico Dini

       

0

R

Peter Gregg

63

Charles Pozzi JMS Racing

Ferrari 512BB (Michelin)

219 laps Accident

0

 

Michel Leclere

       

0

 

Claude Ballot-Lena

       

0

R

Jean-Pierre Delauney

64

North American Racing Team

Ferrari 512BB (Michelin)

54 laps Accident

0

 

Cyril Grandet

       

0

 

Preston Henn

       

0

R

Ted Field

68

Interscope Racing

Porsche 935 (Goodyear)

154 laps Engine

0

 

Milt Minter

       

0

 

John Morton

       

0

R

Tony Trimmer

7

Dome Company

Dome Zero RL-Ford (Dunlop)

25 laps Engine

0

 

Bob Evans

       

0

Qualifying

Grid Driver Team Time

1

Hurley Haywood

Essex Motorsport Porsche

3m 30.07s

1

Bob Wollek

Essex Motorsport Porsche

3m 30.07s

2

Jacky Ickx

Essex Motorsport Porsche

3m 31.37s

2

Brian Redman

Essex Motorsport Porsche

3m 31.37s

3

Klaus Ludwig

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 34.64s

3

Bill Whittington

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 34.64s

3

Don Whittington

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 34.64s

4

Hans Heyer

GELO Racing

3m 35.65s

4

Manfred Schurti

GELO Racing

3m 35.65s

5

David Hobbs

Grand Touring Cars

3m 41.63s

5

Jean-Pierre Jaussaud

Grand Touring Cars

3m 41.63s

5

Vern Schuppan

Grand Touring Cars

3m 41.63s

6

Bernard Darniche

Jean Rondeau

3m 43.28s

6

Jean Ragnotti

Jean Rondeau

3m 43.28s

7

John Winter

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 43.98s

7

Axel Plankenhorn

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 43.98s

7

Philippe Gurdjian

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 43.98s

8

Derek Bell

Grand Touring Cars

3m 44.83s

8

Vern Schuppan

Grand Touring Cars

3m 44.83s

8

David Hobbs

Grand Touring Cars

3m 44.83s

9

Jean-Pierre Beltoise

Jean Rondeau

3m 45.5s

9

Henri Pescarolo

Jean Rondeau

3m 45.5s

10

Alain de Cadenet

Alain de Cadenet

3m 45.61s

10

Francois Migault

Alain de Cadenet

3m 45.61s

11

Jean-Louis Lafosse

GELO Racing

3m 46.25s

11

John Fitzpatrick

GELO Racing

3m 46.25s

11

Harald Grohs

GELO Racing

3m 46.25s

12

Andre Chevalley

Andre Chevalley Racing

3m 47.57s

12

Xavier Lapeyre

Andre Chevalley Racing

3m 47.57s

12

Patrick Perrier

Andre Chevalley Racing

3m 47.57s

13

John C Cooper

John Cooper Racing

3m 47.82s

13

Peter Lovett

John Cooper Racing

3m 47.82s

13

John Morrison

John Cooper Racing

3m 47.82s

14

Ray Mallock

Simon Phillips

3m 48.44s

14

Simon Phillips

Simon Phillips

3m 48.44s

14

Martin Raymond

Simon Phillips

3m 48.44s

15

Chris Craft

Dome Company

3m 49.26s

15

Gordon Spice

Dome Company

3m 49.26s

16

Paul Newman

Dick Barbour Racing

3m 49.84s

16

Rolf Stommelen

Dick Barbour Racing

3m 49.84s

16

Dick Barbour

Dick Barbour Racing

3m 49.84s

17

Edgar Doren

Sekurit Racing Team

3m 51.01s

17

Dieter Schornstein

Sekurit Racing Team

3m 51.01s

17

Gotz von Tschirnhaus

Sekurit Racing Team

3m 51.01s

18

Tony Trimmer

Dome Company

3m 51.24s

18

Bob Evans

Dome Company

3m 51.24s

19

Jacky Haran

Jean Rondeau

3m 54.28s

19

Jean Rondeau

Jean Rondeau

3m 54.28s

20

Francois Servanin

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 55.08s

20

Francois Trisconi

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 55.08s

20

Laurent Ferrier

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 55.08s

21

Jean-Pierre Jarier

Jean-Pierre Jarier

3m 55.73s

21

Raymond Touroul

Jean-Pierre Jarier

3m 55.73s

21

Randy Townsend

Jean-Pierre Jarier

3m 55.73s

22

Jacques Coulon

WM AEREM

3m 56.08s

22

Michel Pignard

WM AEREM

3m 56.08s

23

Marcel Mignot

Herve Poulain

3m 57.38s

23

Herve Poulain

Herve Poulain

3m 57.38s

23

Manfred Winkelhock

Herve Poulain

3m 57.38s

24

Frederic Alliot

ASA Cachia

3m 57.47s

24

Chanaud

ASA Cachia

3m 57.47s

24

Jacques Guerin

ASA Cachia

3m 57.47s

25

Ted Field

Interscope Racing

3m 58.49s

25

Milt Minter

Interscope Racing

3m 58.49s

25

John Morton

Interscope Racing

3m 58.49s

26

Claude Haldi

Claude Haldi

3m 59.87s

26

Herbert Loewe

Claude Haldi

3m 59.87s

26

Rodrigo Teran

Claude Haldi

3m 59.87s

27

Jean-Daniel Raulet

WM AEREM

4m 0.01s

27

Max Mamers

WM AEREM

4m 0.01s

28

Peter Gregg

Charles Pozzi JMS Racing

4m 0.78s

28

Michel Leclere

Charles Pozzi JMS Racing

4m 0.78s

28

Claude Ballot-Lena

Charles Pozzi JMS Racing

4m 0.78s

29

Roger Carmillet

Racing Organisation Course

4m 1.32s

29

Marc Sourd

Racing Organisation Course

4m 1.32s

29

Florian Vetsch

Racing Organisation Course

4m 1.32s

30

Spartico Dini

Charles Pozzi JMS Racing

4m 2.42s

30

Jean-Claude Andruet

Charles Pozzi JMS Racing

4m 2.42s

31

Gerard Cuynet

Pronuptia

4m 2.92s

31

Marc Frischknecht

Pronuptia

4m 2.92s

31

Bruno Sotty

Pronuptia

4m 2.92s

32

Bob Akin

Dick Barbour Racing

4m 3.39s

32

Roy Woods

Dick Barbour Racing

4m 3.39s

32

Rob McFarlin

Dick Barbour Racing

4m 3.39s

33

Denis Morin

WM AEREM

4m 4.17s

33

Roger Dorchy

WM AEREM

4m 4.17s

34

Max Cohen-Olivar

Lambretta SAFD

4m 5.74s

34

Michel Elkoubi

Lambretta SAFD

4m 5.74s

34

Pierre Yver

Lambretta SAFD

4m 5.74s

35

Tony Charnell

Mogil Motors

4m 5.8s

35

Richard Jones

Mogil Motors

4m 5.8s

35

Robin Smith

Mogil Motors

4m 5.8s

36

Jean-Pierre Delauney

North American Racing Team

4m 6.3s

36

Cyril Grandet

North American Racing Team

4m 6.3s

36

Preston Henn

North American Racing Team

4m 6.3s

37

Alain Cudini

Hubert Striebig

4m 6.62s

37

Hugues Kirschoffer

Hubert Striebig

4m 6.62s

37

Hubert Striebig

Hubert Striebig

4m 6.62s

38

Herbert Muller

Lubrifilm Racing Team

4m 6.65s

38

Angelo Pallavicini

Lubrifilm Racing Team

4m 6.65s

38

Marco Vanoli

Lubrifilm Racing Team

4m 6.65s

39

Bob Harmon

Dick Barbour Racing

4m 7.05s

39

John Hotchkis

Dick Barbour Racing

4m 7.05s

39

Robert Kirby

Dick Barbour Racing

4m 7.05s

40

Jean-Pierre Aeschlimann

Daniel Brillat

4m 7.17s

40

Daniel Brillat

Daniel Brillat

4m 7.17s

41

Michel Dubois

Racing Organisation Course

4m 7.59s

41

Marc Menant

Racing Organisation Course

4m 7.59s

41

Pierre-Francois Rousselot

Racing Organisation Course

4m 7.59s

42

Alain Dechelette

Racing Organisation Course

4m 8.26s

42

Charles Dechelette

Racing Organisation Course

4m 8.26s

42

Marcel Tarres

Racing Organisation Course

4m 8.26s

43

Christian Heinkele

Kores Racing

4m 8.88s

43

Dominique Lacaud

Kores Racing

4m 8.88s

43

Michel Lateste

Kores Racing

4m 8.88s

44

Gianfranco Brancatelli

Carlo Pietromarchi

4m 10.77s

44

Maurizio Micangeli

Carlo Pietromarchi

4m 10.77s

44

Carlo Pietromarchi

Carlo Pietromarchi

4m 10.77s

45

Beurlys

"Beurlys"

4m 11.98s

45

Bernard de Dryver

"Beurlys"

4m 11.98s

45

Nick Faure

"Beurlys"

4m 11.98s

45

Steve O'Rourke

"Beurlys"

4m 11.98s

46

Mario Luini

Cheetah Racing Cars

4m 12.02s

46

Sandro Plastina

Cheetah Racing Cars

4m 12.02s

46

Philippe Roux

Cheetah Racing Cars

4m 12.02s

47

Noel del Bello

Racing Organisation Course

4m 12.17s

47

Bernard Verdier

Racing Organisation Course

4m 12.17s

47

Albert Dufrene

Racing Organisation Course

4m 12.17s

48

Patrick Bardinon

Anny-Charlotte Verney

4m 12.29s

48

Rene Metge

Anny-Charlotte Verney

4m 12.29s

48

Anny-Charlotte Verney

Anny-Charlotte Verney

4m 12.29s

49

Tony Birchenhough

Dorset Racing Associates

4m 12.47s

49

Richard Jenvey

Dorset Racing Associates

4m 12.47s

49

Brian Joscelyne

Dorset Racing Associates

4m 12.47s

49

Nick Mason

Dorset Racing Associates

4m 12.47s

50

Jacques Boillat

Georges Morand

4m 12.91s

50

Dominique Laurent

Georges Morand

4m 12.91s

50

Eric Vaugnat

Georges Morand

4m 12.91s

51

Alain-Michel Bernard

Kores Racing

4m 15.17s

51

Georges Bourdillat

Kores Racing

4m 15.17s

51

Roland Ennequin

Kores Racing

4m 15.17s

52

Christian Bussi

Christian Bussi

4m 15.82s

52

Bernard Salam

Christian Bussi

4m 15.82s

53

Jean-Marie Lemerle

Jean-Marie Lemerle

4m 17.38s

53

Alain Levie

Jean-Marie Lemerle

4m 17.38s

53

Jean-Pierre Malcher

Jean-Marie Lemerle

4m 17.38s

54

Ed Abate

Dick Barbour Racing

4m 18.19s

54

Bob Garretson

Dick Barbour Racing

4m 18.19s

54

Skeeter McKitterick

Dick Barbour Racing

4m 18.19s

55

Robin Hamilton

Robin Hamilton

4m 24.48s

55

David Preece

Robin Hamilton

4m 24.48s

55

Mike Salmon

Robin Hamilton

4m 24.48s

Circuit - Le Mans

Country

France

Location

Le Mans, Pays de la Loire

Type

Temporary road course

Length

8.467 (Miles)

Record

Jochen Mass (Porsche 962), 3m25.10, 148.616 mph, Sports Cars, 1985

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