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1978 Toyota Grand Prix of the United States


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Formula One race number 15 of 16
Sunday, October 1, 1978 at Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY
59 laps on a 5.435 kilometer road course (320.7 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:40:48.80
Average Speed: 190.847 kph
Pole Time: 98.114 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 19.739 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1978 Formula One results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
7 67   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV58+1 lap0
81922   Derek Daly Team Tissot EnsignEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV58+1 lap0
92131   Rene Arnoux Team SurteesSurtees TS20 / Ford Cosworth DFV58+1 lap0
10163   Didier Pironi Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV58+1 lap0
111026   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS9 / Matra MS7658+1 lap0
122021   Bobby Rahal Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR5 / Ford Cosworth DFV58+1 lap0
132430   Brett Lunger Liggett Group / BS FabricationsMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV58+1 lap0
6188   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV59+110.2100
2 327   Alan Jones Williams Grand Prix EngineeringWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV59+19.7390
141717   Clay Regazzoni Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN8 / Ford Cosworth DFV56+3 laps0
31120   Jody Scheckter Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR5 / Ford Cosworth DFV59+45.7010
162235   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows A1 / Ford Cosworth DFV54+5 laps0
4 915   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF159+65.0070
51314   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV59+68.0890
1 211   Carlos Reutemann Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 015591:40:48.80057
ret2325   Hector Rebaque Team RebaqueLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV0clutch0
ret 51   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 126028engine0
ret 15   Mario Andretti John Player Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV27engine2
ret 72   John Watson Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 126025engine0
ret 412   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01522engine0
ret1416   Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV1fuel system0
ret2637   Arturo Merzario Team MerzarioMerzario A1 / Ford Cosworth DFV46gearbox0
ret259   Michael Bleekemolen ATS Racing TeamATS HS1 / Ford Cosworth DFV43oil leak0
ret 855   Jean-Pierre Jarier John Player Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV55out of fuel0
ret1510   Keke Rosberg ATS Racing TeamATS D1 / Ford Cosworth DFV21transmission0
ret124   Patrick DePailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV23wheel0

Fastest Lap: 196.531 kph by Jean-Pierre Jarier

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
27Beppe Gabbiani19

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti122
  Carlos Reutemann35957

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mario Andretti 64    
2   Ronnie Peterson 51   -13  
3   Niki Lauda 44   -20  
4   Carlos Reutemann 44   -20  
5   Patrick DePailler 32   -32  
6   John Watson 25   -39  
7   Jacques Laffite 19   -45  
8   Jody Scheckter 18   -46  
9   Emerson Fittipaldi 17   -47  
10   Alan Jones 11   -53  
11   Gilles Villeneuve 8   -56  
12   Riccardo Patrese 8   -56  
13   James Hunt 8   -56  
14   Patrick Tambay 8   -56  
15   Didier Pironi 7   -57  
16   Clay Regazzoni 4   -60  
17   Jean-Pierre Jabouille 3   -61  
18   Hans-Joachim Stuck 2   -62  
19   Vittorio Brambilla 1   -63  
20   Hector Rebaque 1   -63