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1978 Grand Prix of Brazil


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Formula One race number 2 of 16
Sunday, January 29, 1978 at Jacarepagua, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
63 laps on a 5.031 kilometer road course (316.953 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:49:59.86
Average speed: 172.907 kph
Pole time: 100.45 seconds
Cautions: none
Margin of victory: 49.13 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1978 Formula One results   /   1978 standings

PosSt#DriverTeamChass./Eng.LapsStatusLedPts
1 411   Carlos Reutemann Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T2 / Ferrari 015631:49:59.86639
2 714   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV63+49.1306
3101   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT45C / Alfa Romeo 126063+57.0204
4 35   Mario Andretti John Player Team LotusLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV63+93.1203
51517   Clay Regazzoni Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN8 / Ford Cosworth DFV62+1 lap02
6193   Didier Pironi Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV62+1 lap01
7209   Jochen Mass ATS Racing TeamATS HS1 / Ford Cosworth DFV62+1 lap00
8212   John Watson Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT45C / Alfa Romeo 126061+2 laps00
91426   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS7 / Matra MS7661+2 laps00
101836   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1 / Ford Cosworth DFV59+4 laps00
11 827   Alan Jones Williams Grand Prix EngineeringWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV58+5 laps00
ret2225   Hector Rebaque Team RebaqueLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV40physical00
ret 612   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T2 / Ferrari 01535spun off00
ret 58   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV34spun off00
ret 27   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV25spun off00
ret 916   Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN8 / Ford Cosworth DFV25fuel system00
ret1220   Jody Scheckter Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR4 / Ford Cosworth DFV16crash00
ret 16   Ronnie Peterson John Player Team LotusLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV15crash00
ret2322   Danny Ongais Team Tissot EnsignEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV13brakes00
ret1330   Brett Lunger Liggett Group / BS FabricationsMcLaren M23 / Ford Cosworth DFV11overheating00
ret114   Patrick Depailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV8crash00
ret2418   Rupert Keegan Durex Team SurteesSurtees TS19 / Ford Cosworth DFV5crash00
ret1723   Lamberto Leoni Team Tissot EnsignEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV0transmission00
dns1610   Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS Racing TeamATS HS1 / Ford Cosworth DFV0did not start00

Fastest Lap: 175.721 kph by Carlos Reutemann

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Arturo Merzario37Team Merzario
26Eddie Cheever, Jr.32Theodore Racing Hong Kong
27Vittorio Brambilla19Beta Team Surtees
28Divina Galica24Olympus Camera Hesketh Racing

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Carlos Reutemann16363

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mario Andretti 12    
2   Niki Lauda 10   -2  
3   Carlos Reutemann 9   -3  
4   Emerson Fittipaldi 6   -6  
5   Patrick Depailler 4   -8  
6   James Hunt 3   -9  
7   Clay Regazzoni 2   -10  
7   Ronnie Peterson 2   -10  
9   Patrick Tambay 1   -11  
9   Didier Pironi 1   -11