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1978 Grand Prix of Belgium


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Formula One race number 6 of 16
Sunday, May 21, 1978 at Circuit Zolder, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
70 laps on a 4.262 kilometer road course (298.3 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:39:52.02
Average Speed: 179.243 kph
Pole Time: 80.9 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 9.90 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 0

Glossary    1978 Formula One results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led Pts
1 15   Mario Andretti John Player Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV701:39:52.02709
2 76   Ronnie Peterson John Player Team LotusLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV70+9.9006
3 211   Carlos Reutemann Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01570+24.3404
4 412   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01570+47.0403
ret1426   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS7 / Matra MS7669crash02
6233   Didier Pironi Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV69+1 lap01
72430   Brett Lunger Liggett Group / BS FabricationsMcLaren M23 / Ford Cosworth DFV69+1 lap00
82133   Bruno Giacomelli Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV69+1 lap00
91931   Rene Arnoux Automobiles MartiniMartini MK23 / Ford Cosworth DFV68+2 laps00
101127   Alan Jones Williams Grand Prix EngineeringWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV68+2 laps00
11169   Jochen Mass ATS Racing TeamATS HS1 / Ford Cosworth DFV68+2 laps00
122222   Jacky Ickx Team Tissot EnsignEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV64+6 laps00
ret1219   Vittorio Brambilla Beta Team SurteesSurtees TS20 / Ford Cosworth DFV63engine00
ret1016   Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV56spun off00
nc2015   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF156+14 laps00
ret 520   Jody Scheckter Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR5 / Ford Cosworth DFV53spun off00
ret134   Patrick DePailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV51gearbox00
ret1817   Clay Regazzoni Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN8 / Ford Cosworth DFV40transmission00
ret 835   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1 / Ford Cosworth DFV31suspension00
ret1736   Rolf Stommelen Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1 / Ford Cosworth DFV26spun off00
ret 92   John Watson Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 126018crash00
ret 31   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 12600crash00
ret 67   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash00
ret1514   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash00

Fastest Lap: 184.569 kph by Ronnie Peterson

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Rupert Keegan18Durex Team Surtees
26Derek Daly24Olympus Camera Hesketh Racing
27Keke Rosberg32Theodore Racing Hong Kong
28Alberto Colombo10ATS Racing Team
29Hector Rebaque25Team Rebaque
30Arturo Merzario37Team Merzario
31Patrick Neve
32Bernard de Dryver

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti17070

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mario Andretti 27    
2   Patrick DePailler 23   -4  
3   Carlos Reutemann 22   -5  
4   Ronnie Peterson 20   -7  
5   Niki Lauda 16   -11  
6   John Watson 7   -20  
7   Jacques Laffite 6   -21  
8   Emerson Fittipaldi 6   -21  
9   Didier Pironi 5   -22  
10   Jody Scheckter 4   -23  
11   Alan Jones 3   -24  
12   Gilles Villeneuve 3   -24  
13   James Hunt 3   -24  
14   Clay Regazzoni 2   -25  
15   Riccardo Patrese 2   -25  
16   Patrick Tambay 1   -26