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1977 Grand Prix of France


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Formula One race number 9 of 17
Sunday, July 3, 1977 at Circuit de Dijon-Prenois, Fontains-les-Dijon, France
80 laps on a 3.800 kilometer road course (304.0 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:39:40.13
Average Speed: 183.01 kph
Pole Time: 72.21 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 1.55 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1977 Formula One results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 15   Mario Andretti John Player Team LotusLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV801:39:40.131
2 47   John Watson Martini RacingBrabham BT45B / Alfa Romeo 115-1280+1.5575
3 21   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV80+33.874
4 36   Gunnar Nilsson John Player Team LotusLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV80+71.080
5 911   Niki Lauda Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T2 / Ferrari 01580+74.150
6 612   Carlos Reutemann Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T2 / Ferrari 01579+1 lap0
71622   Clay Regazzoni Team Tissot EnsignEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV79+1 lap0
8 526   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS7 / Matra MS7678+2 laps0
9 72   Jochen Mass Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M23 / Ford Cosworth DFV78+2 laps0
101424   Rupert Keegan Penthouse Rizla RacingHesketh 308E / Ford Cosworth DFV78+2 laps0
112228   Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar-FittipaldiFittipaldi F5 / Ford Cosworth DFV77+3 laps0
12173   Ronnie Peterson Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell P34 / Ford Cosworth DFV77+3 laps0
131119   Vittorio Brambilla Beta Team SurteesSurtees TS19 / Ford Cosworth DFV77+3 laps0
nc2010   Ian Scheckter Team Rothmans InternationalMarch 761B / Ford Cosworth DFV69+11 laps0
ret 820   Jody Scheckter Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR1 / Ford Cosworth DFV66crash0
ret138   Hans-Joachim Stuck Martini RacingBrabham BT45B / Alfa Romeo 115-1264crash0
ret1017   Alan Jones Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN8 / Ford Cosworth DFV60transmission0
ret1837   Arturo Merzario Team MerzarioMarch 761B / Ford Cosworth DFV27gearbox0
ret124   Patrick DePailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell P34 / Ford Cosworth DFV21crash0
ret1516   Riccardo Patrese Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN8 / Ford Cosworth DFV6engine0
ret2131   David Purley LEC Refrigeration RacingLEC CRP1 / Ford Cosworth DFV5crash0
ret1934   Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS Racing TeamPenske PC4 / Ford Cosworth DFV4crash0

Fastest Lap: 185.492 kph by Mario Andretti

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
23Alex Ribeiro9Hollywood March Racing
24Patrick Neve27Williams Grand Prix Eng.
25Brett Lunger30Chesterfield Racing
26Harald Ertl25Hesketh Racing
27Larry Perkins18Durex Team Surtees
28Hector Rebaque39Hesketh Racing
29Patrick Tambay18Durex Team Surtees
30Conny Andersson35Rotary Watches / Stanley BRM

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  James Hunt144
  John Watson57975
  Mario Andretti80801

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Niki Lauda 33    
2   Jody Scheckter 32   -1  
3   Mario Andretti 32   -1  
4   Carlos Reutemann 28   -5  
5   Gunnar Nilsson 16   -17  
6   Jochen Mass 14   -19  
7   James Hunt 13   -20  
8   Patrick DePailler 10   -23  
9   John Watson 9   -24  
10   Jacques Laffite 9   -24  
11   Emerson Fittipaldi 8   -25  
12   Carlos Pace 6   -27  
13   Ronnie Peterson 4   -29  
14   Alan Jones 3   -30  
15   Vittorio Brambilla 3   -30  
16   Hans-Joachim Stuck 2   -31  
17   Jean-Pierre Jarier 1   -32  
18   Renzo Zorzi 1   -32  
19   Clay Regazzoni 1   -32