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1978 Grand Prix of Argentina


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Formula One race number 1 of 16
Sunday, January 15, 1978 at Autodromo Oscar Alfredo Galvez, Buenos Aires, Argentina
52 laps on a 5.968 kilometer road course (310.3 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:37:04.47
Average Speed: 191.833 kph
Pole Time: 107.75 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 13.21 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 0

Glossary    1978 Formula One results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
121110   Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS Racing TeamATS HS1 / Ford Cosworth DFV51+1 lap0
132430   Brett Lunger Liggett Group / BS FabricationsMcLaren M23 / Ford Cosworth DFV51+1 lap0
14233   Didier Pironi Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV51+1 lap0
151617   Clay Regazzoni Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN8 / Ford Cosworth DFV51+1 lap0
91714   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV52+100.600
101520   Jody Scheckter Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR4 / Ford Cosworth DFV52+103.500
11139   Jochen Mass ATS Racing TeamATS HS1 / Ford Cosworth DFV52+109.070
2 51   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT45C / Alfa Romeo 126052+13.210
3104   Patrick DePailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV52+13.640
4 67   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV52+16.050
171816   Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN8 / Ford Cosworth DFV50+2 laps0
181219   Vittorio Brambilla Beta Team SurteesSurtees TS19 / Ford Cosworth DFV50+2 laps0
5 36   Ronnie Peterson John Player Team LotusLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV52+74.850
6 98   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV52+79.900
7 211   Carlos Reutemann Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T2 / Ferrari 01552+82.600
8 712   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T2 / Ferrari 01552+98.880
1 15   Mario Andretti John Player Team LotusLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV521:37:04.4752
ret2037   Arturo Merzario Team MerzarioMerzario A1 / Ford Cosworth DFV9differential0
ret2122   Danny Ongais Team Tissot EnsignEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV35distributor0
ret 826   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS7 / Matra MS7650engine0
ret 42   John Watson Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT45C / Alfa Romeo 126041engine0
ret2223   Lamberto Leoni Team Tissot EnsignEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV28engine0
ret1427   Alan Jones Williams Grand Prix EngineeringWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV36fuel system0
ret1918   Rupert Keegan Durex Team SurteesSurtees TS19 / Ford Cosworth DFV4overheating0

Fastest Lap: 195.743 kph by Gilles Villeneuve

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Hector Rebaque25
26Eddie Cheever, Jr.32
27Divina Galica24

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti15252

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mario Andretti 9    
2   Niki Lauda 6   -3  
3   Patrick DePailler 4   -5  
4   James Hunt 3   -6  
5   Ronnie Peterson 2   -7  
6   Patrick Tambay 1   -8