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1979 United States Grand Prix - East


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Formula One race number 15 of 15
Sunday, October 7, 1979 at Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY
59 laps on a 5.435 kilometer road course (320.7 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:52:17.73
Average Speed: 171.333 kph
Pole Time: 95.615 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 48.787 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1979 Formula One results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
ret171   Mario Andretti Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV16gearbox0
ret1611   Jody Scheckter Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T4 / Ferrari 01548tire0
1 312   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T4 / Ferrari 015591:52:17.73454
72314   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F6A / Ford Cosworth DFV54+5 laps0
ret 815   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS10 / Renault-Gordini EF124engine0
2 716   Rene Arnoux Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS10 / Renault-Gordini EF159+48.7870
42018   Elio de Angelis Interscope Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV59+90.5120
ret 62   Carlos Reutemann Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV6spun off0
ret1220   Keke Rosberg Olympus Cameras Wolf RacingWolf WR7 / Ford Cosworth DFV20crash0
ret2122   Marc Surer Team EnsignEnsign N179 / Ford Cosworth DFV32engine0
ret2425   Jacky Ickx Ligier GitanesLigier JS11 / Ford Cosworth DFV2spun off0
ret 426   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS11 / Ford Cosworth DFV3spun off0
ret 127   Alan Jones Albilad-Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW07 / Ford Cosworth DFV36wheel5
ret 528   Clay Regazzoni Albilad-Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW07 / Ford Cosworth DFV29crash0
ret1929   Riccardo Patrese Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows A2 / Ford Cosworth DFV44suspension0
3103   Didier Pironi Candy Tyrrell TeamTyrrell 009 / Ford Cosworth DFV59+53.1990
ret1533   Derek Daly Candy Tyrrell TeamTyrrell 009 / Ford Cosworth DFV52spun off0
ret1835   Bruno Giacomelli AutodeltaAlfa Romeo 179 / Alfa Romeo 12600spun off0
ret114   Jean-Pierre Jarier Candy Tyrrell TeamTyrrell 009 / Ford Cosworth DFV18crash0
ret 95   Ricardo Zunino Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT49 / Ford Cosworth DFV25spun off0
ret 26   Nelson Piquet Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT49 / Ford Cosworth DFV53transmission0
6137   John Watson Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M29 / Ford Cosworth DFV58+1 lap0
ret228   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M29 / Ford Cosworth DFV20engine0
5149   Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS WheelsATS D3 / Ford Cosworth DFV59+101.2590

Fastest Lap: 195.554 kph by Nelson Piquet

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Vittorio Brambilla36Autodelta
26Jochen Mass30Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
27Jan Lammers17Samson Shadow Racing Team
28Hector Rebaque31Team Rebaque
29Alex Ribeiro19Fittipaldi Automotive
30Arturo Merzario24Team Merzario

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Gilles Villeneuve13131
  Alan Jones32365
  Gilles Villeneuve375923

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jody Scheckter 60    
2   Gilles Villeneuve 53   -7  
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   Rene Arnoux 17   -43  
9   John Watson 15   -45  
10   Mario Andretti 14   -46  
11   Didier Pironi 14   -46  
12   Jean-Pierre Jarier 14   -46  
13   Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9   -51  
14   Niki Lauda 4   -56  
15   Elio de Angelis 3   -57  
16   Jacky Ickx 3   -57  
17   Jochen Mass 3   -57  
18   Nelson Piquet 3   -57  
19   Riccardo Patrese 2   -58  
20   Hans-Joachim Stuck 2   -58