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1979 Grand Prix of Argentina


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Formula One race number 1 of 15
Sunday, January 21, 1979 at Autodromo Oscar Alfredo Galvez, Buenos Aires, Argentina
53 laps on a 5.968 kilometer road course (316.3 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:36:03.21
Average Speed: 197.593 kph
Pole Time: 104.2 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 14.94 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1979 Formula One results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
5 71   Mario Andretti Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV52+1 lap0
ret2516   Rene Arnoux Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF16engine0
112422   Derek Daly Team EnsignEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV51+2 laps0
71618   Elio de Angelis Interscope Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV52+1 lap0
4 225   Patrick DePailler Ligier GitanesLigier JS11 / Ford Cosworth DFV53+101.7210
61114   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV52+1 lap0
ret1820   James Hunt Olympus Cameras Wolf RacingWolf WR7 / Ford Cosworth DFV41electrical0
ret1215   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF115engine0
ret 44   Jean-Pierre Jarier Candy Tyrrell TeamTyrrell 009 / Ford Cosworth DFV15engine0
91527   Alan Jones Albilad-Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV51+2 laps0
1 126   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS11 / Ford Cosworth DFV531:36:03.2143
ret2117   Jan Lammers Samson Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV42transmission0
ret235   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT48 / Alfa Romeo 12608fuel system0
81430   Jochen Mass Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows A1B / Ford Cosworth DFV51+2 laps0
ret2224   Arturo Merzario Team MerzarioMerzario A1B / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash0
dns1329   Riccardo Patrese Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows A1B / Ford Cosworth DFV0did not start0
ret206   Nelson Piquet Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 12600crash0
ret 83   Didier Pironi Candy Tyrrell TeamTyrrell 009 / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash0
ret1931   Hector Rebaque Team RebaqueLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV46suspension0
101728   Clay Regazzoni Albilad-Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV51+2 laps0
2 32   Carlos Reutemann Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV53+14.940
ret 511   Jody Scheckter Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 0150crash0
dns269   Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS WheelsATS D2 / Ford Cosworth DFV0did not start0
ret 98   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M28 / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash0
ret1012   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01548engine0
3 67   John Watson Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M28 / Ford Cosworth DFV53+88.810

Fastest Lap: 200.962 kph by Jacques Laffite

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
26Hans-Joachim Stuck9ATS Wheels

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Patrick DePailler11010
  Jacques Laffite115343

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jacques Laffite 9    
2   Carlos Reutemann 6   -3  
3   John Watson 4   -5  
4   Patrick DePailler 3   -6  
5   Mario Andretti 2   -7  
6   Emerson Fittipaldi 1   -8