1979 South African Grand Prix

Race Winner
Country
South Africa
Circuit
Round
3
Laps
78
Pole
Fastest Lap
Villeneuve, 1m 14.412s
1979 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

2

Gilles Villeneuve

12

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari 312T4 (Michelin)

1h 41m 49.96s

9

2

Jody Scheckter

11

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari 312T4 (Michelin)

1h 41m 53.38s

6

3

6

Jean-Pierre Jarier

4

Candy Team Tyrrell

Tyrrell 009-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 42m 12.07s

4

4

4

Mario Andretti

1

Martini Racing Team Lotus

Lotus 79-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 42m 17.84s

3

5

6

Carlos Reutemann

2

Martini Racing Team Lotus

Lotus 79-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 42m 56.93s

2

6

2

Niki Lauda

5

Parmalat Racing Team

Brabham BT48-Alfa Romeo (Goodyear)

77 laps

1

7

5

Nelson Piquet

6

Parmalat Racing Team

Brabham BT48-Alfa Romeo (Goodyear)

77 laps

0

8

5

James Hunt

20

Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing

Wolf WR7-Ford (Goodyear)

77 laps

0

9

13

Clay Regazzoni

28

Albilad-Saudia Racing Team

Williams FW06-Ford (Goodyear)

76 laps

0

10

7

Patrick Tambay

8

Marlboro Team McLaren

McLaren M28-Ford (Goodyear)

75 laps

0

11

5

Riccardo Patrese

29

Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team

Arrows A1-Ford (Goodyear)

75 laps

0

12

8

Jochen Mass

30

Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team

Arrows A1-Ford (Goodyear)

74 laps

0

13

5

Emerson Fittipaldi

14

Fittipaldi Automotive

Fittipaldi F6-Ford (Goodyear)

74 laps

0

14

9

Hector Rebaque

31

Team Rebaque

Lotus 79-Ford (Goodyear)

71 laps Engine

0

DNQ

Derek Daly

22

Team Ensign

Ensign N179-Ford (Goodyear)

0

DNQ

Arturo Merzario

24

Team Merzario

Merzario A1B-Ford (Goodyear)

0

R

Patrick Depailler

25

Equipe Ligier Gitanes

Ligier JS11-Ford (Goodyear)

4 laps Accident

0

R

Jacques Laffite

26

Equipe Ligier Gitanes

Ligier JS11-Ford (Goodyear)

45 laps Accident

0

R

Alan Jones

27

Albilad-Saudia Racing Team

Williams FW06-Ford (Goodyear)

63 laps Suspension

0

R

Jean-Pierre Jabouille

15

Equipe Renault Elf

Renault RS01 (Michelin)

47 laps Engine

0

R

Rene Arnoux

16

Equipe Renault Elf

Renault RS01 (Michelin)

67 laps Puncture

0

R

Jan Lammers

17

Shadow Racing Team

Shadow DN9B-Ford (Goodyear)

2 laps Accident

0

R

Elio de Angelis

18

Shadow Racing Team

Shadow DN9B-Ford (Goodyear)

16 laps Accident

0

R

Didier Pironi

3

Candy Team Tyrrell

Tyrrell 009-Ford (Goodyear)

25 laps Throttle linkage

0

R

John Watson

7

Marlboro Team McLaren

McLaren M28-Ford (Goodyear)

61 laps Ignition

0

R

Hans-Joachim Stuck

9

ATS Wheels

ATS D2-Ford (Goodyear)

57 laps Accident

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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