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1979 British Grand Prix


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Formula One race number 9 of 15
Saturday, July 14, 1979 at Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, England
68 laps on a 4.719 kilometer road course (320.9 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:26:11.17
Average Speed: 223.832 kph
Pole Time: 71.88 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 24.28 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1979 Formula One results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 428   Clay Regazzoni Albilad-Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW07 / Ford Cosworth DFV681:26:11.1730
2 516   Rene Arnoux Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS10 / Renault-Gordini EF168+24.280
3164   Jean-Pierre Jarier Candy Tyrrell TeamTyrrell 009 / Ford Cosworth DFV67+1 lap0
4 77   John Watson Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M29 / Ford Cosworth DFV67+1 lap0
51111   Jody Scheckter Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T4 / Ferrari 01567+1 lap0
61725   Jacky Ickx Ligier GitanesLigier JS11 / Ford Cosworth DFV67+1 lap0
ret188   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M28C / Ford Cosworth DFV66out of fuel0
8 82   Carlos Reutemann Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV66+2 laps0
92431   Hector Rebaque Team RebaqueLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV66+2 laps0
10153   Didier Pironi Candy Tyrrell TeamTyrrell 009 / Ford Cosworth DFV66+2 laps0
112117   Jan Lammers Samson Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV65+3 laps0
121218   Elio de Angelis Interscope Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV65+3 laps0
132322   Patrick Gaillard Team EnsignEnsign N179 / Ford Cosworth DFV65+3 laps0
ret1312   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T4 / Ferrari 01563fuel system0
ret1929   Riccardo Patrese Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows A2 / Ford Cosworth DFV45gearbox0
ret1026   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS11 / Ford Cosworth DFV44engine0
ret1420   Keke Rosberg Olympus Cameras Wolf RacingWolf WR7 / Ford Cosworth DFV44fuel system0
ret 127   Alan Jones Albilad-Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW07 / Ford Cosworth DFV38water pump38
ret2030   Jochen Mass Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows A2 / Ford Cosworth DFV37gearbox0
ret2214   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV25engine0
ret 215   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS10 / Renault-Gordini EF121turbo0
ret 65   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT48 / Alfa Romeo 126012brakes0
ret 91   Mario Andretti Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV3wheel0
ret 36   Nelson Piquet Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT48 / Alfa Romeo 12601spun off0

Fastest Lap: 228.339 kph by Clay Regazzoni

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Hans-Joachim Stuck9ATS Wheels
26Arturo Merzario24Team Merzario

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Alan Jones13838
  Clay Regazzoni396830

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jody Scheckter 36    
2   Gilles Villeneuve 26   -10  
3   Carlos Reutemann 25   -11  
4   Jacques Laffite 24   -12  
5   Patrick DePailler 22   -14  
6   Clay Regazzoni 16   -20  
7   Jean-Pierre Jarier 13   -23  
8   Mario Andretti 12   -24  
9   John Watson 11   -25  
10   Rene Arnoux 10   -26  
11   Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9   -27  
12   Didier Pironi 8   -28  
13   Alan Jones 7   -29  
14   Riccardo Patrese 2   -34  
15   Niki Lauda 1   -35  
16   Emerson Fittipaldi 1   -35  
17   Jacky Ickx 1   -35  
18   Jochen Mass 1   -35