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1978 Grand Prix of Italy


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Formula One race number 14 of 16
Sunday, September 10, 1978 at Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza, Italy
40 laps on a 5.800 kilometer road course (232.0 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:07:04.54
Average Speed: 207.532 kph
Pole Time: 97.52 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 1.48 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1978 Formula One results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 41   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 1260401:07:04.5435
31111   Carlos Reutemann Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01540+20.470
7 212   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01540+48.480
81314   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV40+55.240
ret 315   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF16engine5
ret1716   Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash0
nc1517   Clay Regazzoni Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN8 / Ford Cosworth DFV33+7 laps0
ret2319   Vittorio Brambilla Beta Team SurteesSurtees TS20 / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash0
2 72   John Watson Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 126040+1.480
12 920   Jody Scheckter Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR5 / Ford Cosworth DFV39+1 lap0
101822   Derek Daly Team Tissot EnsignEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV40+69.110
4 826   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS9 / Matra MS7640+37.530
13 627   Alan Jones Williams Grand Prix EngineeringWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV39+1 lap0
92429   Nelson Piquet BS FabricationsMcLaren M23 / Ford Cosworth DFV40+66.830
ret143   Didier Pironi Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash0
ret2130   Brett Lunger Liggett Group / BS FabricationsMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash0
142033   Bruno Giacomelli Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV39+1 lap0
ret1235   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows A1 / Ford Cosworth DFV28engine0
ret2237   Arturo Merzario Team MerzarioMerzario A1 / Ford Cosworth DFV14engine0
11164   Patrick DePailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV40+76.570
6 15   Mario Andretti John Player Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV40+46.330
ret 56   Ronnie Peterson John Player Team LotusLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash0
ret107   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV19distributor0
5198   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV40+40.390

Fastest Lap: 212.562 kph by Mario Andretti

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Hector Rebaque25
26Harald Ertl10
27Michael Bleekemolen9
28Carlo Franchi18
29Harald Ertl23
30Keke Rosberg32
31Rolf Stommelen36
32Alberto Colombo38

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jean-Pierre Jabouille155
  Niki Lauda64035

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mario Andretti 64    
2   Ronnie Peterson 51   -13  
3   Niki Lauda 44   -20  
4   Carlos Reutemann 35   -29  
5   Patrick DePailler 32   -32  
6   John Watson 25   -39  
7   Jacques Laffite 19   -45  
8   Emerson Fittipaldi 15   -49  
9   Jody Scheckter 14   -50  
10   Gilles Villeneuve 8   -56  
11   Riccardo Patrese 8   -56  
12   James Hunt 8   -56  
13   Patrick Tambay 7   -57  
14   Didier Pironi 7   -57  
15   Alan Jones 5   -59  
16   Clay Regazzoni 4   -60  
17   Hans-Joachim Stuck 2   -62  
18   Vittorio Brambilla 1   -63  
19   Hector Rebaque 1   -63