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1979 Grand Prix of Brazil


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Formula One race number 2 of 15
Sunday, February 4, 1979 at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Sao Paulo, Brazil
40 laps on a 7.874 kilometer road course (315.0 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:40:09.64
Average Speed: 188.686 kph
Pole Time: 143.07 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 5.28 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 0

Glossary    1979 Formula One results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 126   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS11 / Ford Cosworth DFV401:40:09.6440
2 225   Patrick DePailler Ligier GitanesLigier JS11 / Ford Cosworth DFV40+5.280
3 32   Carlos Reutemann Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV40+44.140
4 83   Didier Pironi Candy Tyrrell TeamTyrrell 009 / Ford Cosworth DFV40+85.880
5 512   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01539+1 lap0
6 611   Jody Scheckter Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01539+1 lap0
71930   Jochen Mass Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows A1B / Ford Cosworth DFV39+1 lap0
8147   John Watson Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M28 / Ford Cosworth DFV39+1 lap0
91629   Riccardo Patrese Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows A1B / Ford Cosworth DFV39+1 lap0
10 715   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF139+1 lap0
11 914   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV39+1 lap0
122018   Elio de Angelis Interscope Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV39+1 lap0
132322   Derek Daly Team EnsignEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV39+1 lap0
142117   Jan Lammers Samson Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV39+1 lap0
151728   Clay Regazzoni Albilad-Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV38+2 laps0
ret1327   Alan Jones Albilad-Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV33fuel system0
ret249   Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS WheelsATS D2 / Ford Cosworth DFV31steering0
ret1116   Rene Arnoux Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF128spun off0
ret1020   James Hunt Olympus Cameras Wolf RacingWolf WR7 / Ford Cosworth DFV7steering0
ret188   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M28 / Ford Cosworth DFV7crash0
ret125   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT48 / Alfa Romeo 12605gearbox0
ret226   Nelson Piquet Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT48 / Alfa Romeo 12605crash0
ret 41   Mario Andretti Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV2fuel leak0
dns154   Jean-Pierre Jarier Candy Tyrrell TeamTyrrell 009 / Ford Cosworth DFV0did not start0

Fastest Lap: 190.551 kph by Jacques Laffite

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Hector Rebaque31Team Rebaque
26Arturo Merzario24Team Merzario

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jacques Laffite14040

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jacques Laffite 18    
2   Carlos Reutemann 10   -8  
3   Patrick DePailler 9   -9  
4   John Watson 4   -14  
5   Didier Pironi 3   -15  
6   Gilles Villeneuve 2   -16  
7   Mario Andretti 2   -16  
8   Jody Scheckter 1   -17  
9   Emerson Fittipaldi 1   -17