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1977 South African Grand Prix


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Formula One race number 3 of 17
Saturday, March 5, 1977 at Kyalami Circuit, Kyalami, South Africa
78 laps on a 4.104 kilometer road course (320.1 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:42:21.6
Average Speed: 187.657 kph
Pole Time: 75.96 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 5.2 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1977 Formula One results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 311   Niki Lauda Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T2 / Ferrari 015781:42:21.672
4 11   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M23 / Ford Cosworth DFV78+9.56
2 520   Jody Scheckter Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR1 / Ford Cosworth DFV78+5.20
3 44   Patrick DePailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell P34 / Ford Cosworth DFV78+5.70
5122   Jochen Mass Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M23 / Ford Cosworth DFV78+19.90
6117   John Watson Martini RacingBrabham BT45 / Alfa Romeo 115-1278+20.20
71419   Vittorio Brambilla Beta Team SurteesSurtees TS19 / Ford Cosworth DFV78+23.60
8 812   Carlos Reutemann Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T2 / Ferrari 01578+26.70
91622   Clay Regazzoni Team Tissot EnsignEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV78+46.20
10 928   Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar-FittipaldiFittipaldi FD04 / Ford Cosworth DFV78+71.70
111918   Hans Binder Durex Team SurteesSurtees TS19 / Ford Cosworth DFV77+1 lap0
12106   Gunnar Nilsson John Player Team LotusLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV77+1 lap0
13 28   Carlos Pace Martini RacingBrabham BT45B / Alfa Romeo 115-1276+2 laps0
142330   Brett Lunger Chesterfield RacingMarch 761 / Ford Cosworth DFV76+2 laps0
152214   Larry Perkins Rotary Watches / Stanley BRMBRM P201B/204 / BRM P20073+5 laps0
ret179   Alex Ribeiro Hollywood March RacingMarch 761B / Ford Cosworth DFV66engine0
ret1810   Hans-Joachim Stuck Team Rothmans InternationalMarch 761B / Ford Cosworth DFV55engine0
ret 65   Mario Andretti John Player Team LotusLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV43crash0
ret2133   Boy Hayje RAM Racing / F&S PropertiesMarch 761 / Ford Cosworth DFV33gearbox0
ret1226   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS7 / Matra MS7622crash0
ret1516   Tom Pryce Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN8 / Ford Cosworth DFV22crash0
ret2017   Renzo Zorzi Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN8 / Ford Cosworth DFV21fuel leak0
ret 73   Ronnie Peterson Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell P34 / Ford Cosworth DFV5fuel system0

Fastest Lap: 190.318 kph by John Watson

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  James Hunt166
  Niki Lauda77872

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jody Scheckter 15    
2   Carlos Reutemann 13   -2  
3   Niki Lauda 13   -2  
4   James Hunt 9   -6  
5   Emerson Fittipaldi 6   -9  
6   Carlos Pace 6   -9  
7   Patrick DePailler 4   -11  
8   Mario Andretti 2   -13  
9   Gunnar Nilsson 2   -13  
10   Jochen Mass 2   -13  
11   John Watson 1   -14  
12   Renzo Zorzi 1   -14  
13   Clay Regazzoni 1   -14