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

Fastest Lap: 212.562 kph by Mario Andretti

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Hector Rebaque25Team Rebaque
26Harald Ertl10ATS Racing Team
27Michael Bleekemolen9ATS Racing Team
28Carlo Franchi18Durex Team Surtees
29Harald Ertl23Sachs Racing
30Keke Rosberg32Theodore Racing Hong Kong
31Rolf Stommelen36Arrows Racing Team
32Alberto Colombo38Team Merzario

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   Riccardo Patrese 8   -56  
11   James Hunt 8   -56  
12   Gilles Villeneuve 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