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1979 Canadian Grand Prix


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Formula One race number 14 of 15
Sunday, September 30, 1979 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec
72 laps on a 4.410 kilometer road course (317.5 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:52:06.89
Average Speed: 169.926 kph
Pole Time: 89.892 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 1.080 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1979 Formula One results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led Pts
1 127   Alan Jones Albilad-Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW07 / Ford Cosworth DFV721:52:06.892229
2 212   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T4 / Ferrari 01572+1.080506
3 328   Clay Regazzoni Albilad-Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW07 / Ford Cosworth DFV72+73.65604
4 911   Jody Scheckter Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T4 / Ferrari 01571+1 lap03
5 63   Didier Pironi Candy Tyrrell TeamTyrrell 009 / Ford Cosworth DFV71+1 lap02
6177   John Watson Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M29 / Ford Cosworth DFV70+2 laps01
7195   Ricardo Zunino Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT49 / Ford Cosworth DFV68+4 laps00
81514   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F6A / Ford Cosworth DFV67+5 laps00
92117   Jan Lammers Samson Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV67+5 laps00
ret101   Mario Andretti Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV66out of fuel00
ret 46   Nelson Piquet Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT49 / Ford Cosworth DFV61gearbox00
ret1836   Vittorio Brambilla AutodeltaAlfa Romeo 179 / Alfa Romeo 126052fuel system00
ret1625   Jacky Ickx Ligier GitanesLigier JS11 / Ford Cosworth DFV47gearbox00
ret134   Jean-Pierre Jarier Candy Tyrrell TeamTyrrell 009 / Ford Cosworth DFV33engine00
ret2433   Derek Daly Candy Tyrrell TeamTyrrell 009 / Ford Cosworth DFV28engine00
ret2231   Hector Rebaque Team RebaqueRebaque HR100 / Ford Cosworth DFV26chassis00
ret 715   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS10 / Renault-Gordini EF124brakes00
ret2318   Elio de Angelis Interscope Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV24ignition00
ret112   Carlos Reutemann Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV23suspension00
ret1429   Riccardo Patrese Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows A1B / Ford Cosworth DFV20spun off00
ret208   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M29 / Ford Cosworth DFV19engine00
ret 816   Rene Arnoux Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS10 / Renault-Gordini EF114crash00
ret129   Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS WheelsATS D3 / Ford Cosworth DFV14crash00
ret 526   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS11 / Ford Cosworth DFV10engine00
dns255   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT49 / Ford Cosworth DFV0did not start00

Fastest Lap: 173.942 kph by Alan Jones

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
26Jochen Mass30Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
27Marc Surer22Team Ensign
28Keke Rosberg20Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing
29Alex Ribeiro19Fittipaldi Automotive
30Arturo Merzario24Team Merzario

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Gilles Villeneuve15050
  Alan Jones517222

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jody Scheckter 60    
2   Gilles Villeneuve 44   -16  
3   Alan Jones 43   -17  
4   Jacques Laffite 36   -24  
5   Clay Regazzoni 32   -28  
6   Carlos Reutemann 25   -35  
7   Patrick DePailler 22   -38  
8   Mario Andretti 14   -46  
9   Jean-Pierre Jarier 14   -46  
10   John Watson 14   -46  
11   Rene Arnoux 11   -49  
12   Didier Pironi 10   -50  
13   Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9   -51  
14   Niki Lauda 4   -56  
15   Jacky Ickx 3   -57  
16   Jochen Mass 3   -57  
17   Nelson Piquet 3   -57  
18   Riccardo Patrese 2   -58  
19   Emerson Fittipaldi 1   -59