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1978 United States Grand Prix - West


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Formula One race number 4 of 16
Sunday, April 2, 1978 at Long Beach Street Circuit, Long Beach, CA
80 laps on a 3.251 kilometer street course (260.1 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:52:01:30
Average Speed: 139.297 kph
Pole Time: 80.636 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 11.061 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1978 Formula One results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 111   Carlos Reutemann Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 015801:52:01.30142
2 45   Mario Andretti John Player Team LotusLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV80+11.0610
3124   Patrick DePailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV80+28.9510
4 66   Ronnie Peterson John Player Team LotusLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV80+45.6030
51426   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS7 / Matra MS7680+82.8840
6 935   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1 / Ford Cosworth DFV79+1 lap0
7 827   Alan Jones Williams Grand Prix EngineeringWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV79+1 lap0
81514   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV79+1 lap0
91836   Rolf Stommelen Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1 / Ford Cosworth DFV79+1 lap0
102017   Clay Regazzoni Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV79+1 lap0
111910   Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS Racing TeamATS HS1 / Ford Cosworth DFV75+5 laps0
ret118   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV74crash0
ret1020   Jody Scheckter Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR4 / Ford Cosworth DFV59crash0
ret1719   Vittorio Brambilla Beta Team SurteesSurtees TS19 / Ford Cosworth DFV50transmission0
ret1315   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF143turbo0
ret 212   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01538crash38
ret 31   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 126027ignition0
ret223   Didier Pironi Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV25gearbox0
ret2137   Arturo Merzario Team MerzarioMerzario A1 / Ford Cosworth DFV17gearbox0
ret169   Jochen Mass ATS Racing TeamATS HS1 / Ford Cosworth DFV11brakes0
ret 52   John Watson Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 12609gearbox0
ret 77   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV5crash0
dns2318   Rupert Keegan Durex Team SurteesSurtees TS19 / Ford Cosworth DFV0did not start0
dns2416   Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV0did not start0

Fastest Lap: 142.354 kph by Alan Jones

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Brett Lunger30Liggett Group/BS Fabrications
26Lamberto Leoni22Team Tissot Ensign
27Keke Rosberg32Theodore Racing Hong Kong
28Hector Rebaque25Team Rebaque
29Danny Ongais39Interscope Racing
30Derek Daly24Olympus Camera Hesketh Racing

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Gilles Villeneuve13838
  Carlos Reutemann398042

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mario Andretti 18    
2   Carlos Reutemann 18   0  
3   Patrick DePailler 14   -4  
4   Ronnie Peterson 14   -4  
5   Niki Lauda 10   -8  
6   Emerson Fittipaldi 6   -12  
7   Jacques Laffite 4   -14  
8   John Watson 4   -14  
9   James Hunt 3   -15  
10   Alan Jones 3   -15  
11   Clay Regazzoni 2   -16  
12   Didier Pironi 2   -16  
13   Riccardo Patrese 1   -17  
14   Patrick Tambay 1   -17