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1978 British Grand Prix


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Formula One race number 10 of 16
Sunday, July 16, 1978 at Brands Hatch Circuit, Longfield, England
76 laps on a 4.206 kilometer road course (319.656 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:42:12.39
Average speed: 187.668 kph
Pole time: 76.8 seconds
Cautions: none
Margin of victory: 1.23 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1978 Formula One results   /   1978 standings

PosSt#DriverTeamChass./Eng.LapsStatusLedPts
1 811   Carlos Reutemann Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 015761:42:12.39179
2 41   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 126076+1.23266
3 92   John Watson Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 126076+37.2504
4104   Patrick Depailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV76+73.2703
51816   Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV75+1 lap02
6208   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV75+1 lap01
71633   Bruno Giacomelli Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV75+1 lap00
82430   Brett Lunger Liggett Group / BS FabricationsMcLaren M23 / Ford Cosworth DFV75+1 lap00
92519   Vittorio Brambilla Beta Team SurteesSurtees TS20 / Ford Cosworth DFV75+1 lap00
10 726   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS9 / Matra MS7673+3 laps00
nc269   Jochen Mass ATS Racing TeamATS HS1 / Ford Cosworth DFV65+11 laps00
ret2210   Keke Rosberg ATS Racing TeamATS HS1 / Ford Cosworth DFV59suspension00
ret1717   Clay Regazzoni Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN8 / Ford Cosworth DFV49gearbox00
ret1215   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF146turbo00
ret 535   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1 / Ford Cosworth DFV40suspension00
ret193   Didier Pironi Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV40gearbox00
ret 320   Jody Scheckter Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR5 / Ford Cosworth DFV36gearbox100
ret1114   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV32engine00
ret2337   Arturo Merzario Team MerzarioMerzario A1 / Ford Cosworth DFV32fuel system00
ret1522   Derek Daly Team Tissot EnsignEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV30wheel00
ret 25   Mario Andretti John Player Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV28engine230
ret 627   Alan Jones Williams Grand Prix EngineeringWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV26transmission00
ret1312   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01519transmission00
ret2125   Hector Rebaque Team RebaqueLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV15gearbox00
ret147   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV7crash00
ret 16   Ronnie Peterson John Player Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV6fuel system00

Fastest Lap: 192.687 kph by Niki Lauda

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
27Rupert Keegan18Durex Team Surtees
28Rolf Stommelen36Arrows Racing Team
29Geoff Lees23Mario Delotti Racing
30Tony Trimmer40Melchester Racing

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti12323
  Jody Scheckter243310
  Niki Lauda345926
  Carlos Reutemann607617

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mario Andretti 45    
2   Ronnie Peterson 36   -9  
3   Carlos Reutemann 31   -14  
3   Niki Lauda 31   -14  
5   Patrick Depailler 26   -19  
6   John Watson 16   -29  
7   Jacques Laffite 10   -35  
8   Riccardo Patrese 8   -37  
8   Jody Scheckter 8   -37  
8   James Hunt 8   -37  
11   Emerson Fittipaldi 7   -38  
12   Didier Pironi 5   -40  
12   Patrick Tambay 5   -40  
12   Alan Jones 5   -40  
15   Clay Regazzoni 4   -41  
16   Gilles Villeneuve 3   -42  
17   Hans-Joachim Stuck 2   -43