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1978 Swedish Grand Prix


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Formula One race number 8 of 16
Saturday, June 17, 1978 at Scandinavia Raceway, Anderstorp, Sweden
70 laps on a 4.031 kilometer road course (282.2 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:41:00.61
Average Speed: 167.609 kph
Pole Time: 82.058 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 34.019 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1978 Formula One results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 31   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46B / Alfa Romeo 1260701:41:00.60632
2 535   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1 / Ford Cosworth DFV70+34.0190
3 46   Ronnie Peterson John Player Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV70+34.1050
4158   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV69+1 lap0
51617   Clay Regazzoni Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV69+1 lap0
61314   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV69+1 lap0
71126   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS9 / Matra MS7669+1 lap0
8147   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV69+1 lap0
9 712   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01569+1 lap0
10 811   Carlos Reutemann Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01569+1 lap0
112016   Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV68+2 laps0
122125   Hector Rebaque Team RebaqueLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV68+2 laps0
13199   Jochen Mass ATS Racing TeamATS HS1 / Ford Cosworth DFV68+2 laps0
142436   Rolf Stommelen Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1 / Ford Cosworth DFV67+3 laps0
152310   Keke Rosberg ATS Racing TeamATS HS1 / Ford Cosworth DFV63+7 laps0
nc2237   Arturo Merzario Team MerzarioMerzario A1 / Ford Cosworth DFV62+8 laps0
ret 15   Mario Andretti John Player Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV46engine38
ret 927   Alan Jones Williams Grand Prix EngineeringWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV46wheel0
ret124   Patrick DePailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV42suspension0
ret1015   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF128engine0
ret 22   John Watson Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46B / Alfa Romeo 126019spun off0
ret 620   Jody Scheckter Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR5 / Ford Cosworth DFV16overheating0
ret173   Didier Pironi Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV8crash0
ret1819   Vittorio Brambilla Beta Team SurteesSurtees TS20 / Ford Cosworth DFV7crash0

Fastest Lap: 171.055 kph by Niki Lauda

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Rupert Keegan18
26Brett Lunger30
27Jacky Ickx22

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti13838
  Niki Lauda397032

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mario Andretti 36    
2   Ronnie Peterson 30   -6  
3   Niki Lauda 25   -11  
4   Patrick DePailler 23   -13  
5   Carlos Reutemann 22   -14  
6   Jacques Laffite 10   -26  
7   John Watson 9   -27  
8   Riccardo Patrese 8   -28  
9   Emerson Fittipaldi 7   -29  
10   Jody Scheckter 7   -29  
11   Didier Pironi 5   -31  
12   Clay Regazzoni 4   -32  
13   James Hunt 4   -32  
14   Patrick Tambay 4   -32  
15   Gilles Villeneuve 3   -33  
16   Alan Jones 3   -33