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1978 Grand Prix of Spain


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Formula One race number 7 of 16
Sunday, June 4, 1978 at Circuito Permanente del Jarama, Madrid, Spain
75 laps on a 3.404 kilometer road course (255.3 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:41:47.06
Average Speed: 150.509 kph
Pole Time: 76.39 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 19.56 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1978 Formula One results   /   1978 standings

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Fin St # Driver Team Chass./Eng. Laps Status Led Pts
1 15   Mario Andretti John Player Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV751:41:47.06709
2 26   Ronnie Peterson John Player Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV75+19.5606
31026   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS9 / Matra MS7675+37.2404
4 920   Jody Scheckter Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR5 / Ford Cosworth DFV75+60.0603
5 72   John Watson Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 126075+65.9302
6 47   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV74+1 lap51
71619   Vittorio Brambilla Beta Team SurteesSurtees TS20 / Ford Cosworth DFV74+1 lap00
81827   Alan Jones Williams Grand Prix EngineeringWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV74+1 lap00
9179   Jochen Mass ATS Racing TeamATS HS1 / Ford Cosworth DFV74+1 lap00
10 512   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01574+1 lap00
112318   Rupert Keegan Durex Team SurteesSurtees TS20 / Ford Cosworth DFV73+2 laps00
12133   Didier Pironi Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV71+4 laps00
131115   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF171+4 laps00
141936   Rolf Stommelen Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1 / Ford Cosworth DFV71+4 laps00
ret2217   Clay Regazzoni Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN8 / Ford Cosworth DFV67fuel pipe00
ret2122   Jacky Ickx Team Tissot EnsignEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV64engine00
ret1514   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV62throttle00
ret 311   Carlos Reutemann Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01557crash00
ret 61   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 126056engine00
ret124   Patrick Depailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV51engine00
ret2416   Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV45suspension00
ret 835   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1 / Ford Cosworth DFV21engine00
ret2025   Hector Rebaque Team RebaqueLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV21exhaust00
ret148   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV16spun off00

Fastest Lap: 153.065 kph by Mario Andretti

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Arturo Merzario37Team Merzario
26Brett Lunger30Liggett Group/BS Fabrications
27Emilio de Villota28Centro Asegurador
28Alberto Colombo10ATS Racing Team
29Keke Rosberg32Theodore Racing Hong Kong

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  James Hunt155
  Mario Andretti67570

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mario Andretti 36    
2   Ronnie Peterson 26   -10  
3   Patrick Depailler 23   -13  
4   Carlos Reutemann 22   -14  
5   Niki Lauda 16   -20  
6   Jacques Laffite 10   -26  
7   John Watson 9   -27  
8   Jody Scheckter 7   -29  
9   Emerson Fittipaldi 6   -30  
10   Didier Pironi 5   -31  
11   James Hunt 4   -32  
12   Gilles Villeneuve 3   -33  
13   Alan Jones 3   -33  
14   Clay Regazzoni 2   -34  
15   Riccardo Patrese 2   -34  
16   Patrick Tambay 1   -35