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1976 Season
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1976 German GP
1975 Austrian GP

1976 Austrian GP

1976 Dutch GP
1977 Austrian GP
 XIV  Raiffeisen Großer Preis von Osterreich


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 15 August 1976
Start time14:00
EventAustrian GP
CircuitOsterreichring
Event FormatRace of 54 laps
Race13 of 18
Championship race275
Circuit
Laps54
Circuit Perimeter5910 m
Race Distance5910 × 54 = 319.140 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherMild, Wet
Participants
Entries26
Qualifiers26
Finishers12
Championship Debutants
Hans Binder (Driver),
Karl Oppitzhauser (Driver),
   Sports Cars of Austria (Entrant),
Osterreichring (5909.5 m) (Circuit Layout)
MilestonesCitibank Team Penske - 1st Win (Entrant)
Gunnar Nilsson - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Jean-Pierre Jarier - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
John Watson - 1st Win (Driver)
March Racing - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Martini Racing - 50th Race Entry (Entrant)
McLaren - 10th Pole Position (Car Manufacturer)
Penske - 1st Win (Car Manufacturer)
Sunoco - 1st Win (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 8th Fastest LapsCarlos Pace (6),
2. Most 22nd Fastest Laps in a SeasonWolf-Williams (3),
3. Most 24th Place QualificationsLella Lombardi (5)
Records Extended 1. Most 12th Place FinishesBrabham (19),
2. Most 8th Fastest LapsBrabham (13),
3. Most Race EntriesLotus (728),
4. Most 26th Place QualificationsMarch (8)

Championships
1 Niki Lauda 61 
same
2 James Hunt 38 
up
3 Jody Scheckter 36 
down
4 Patrick Depailler 26 
same
5 John Watson 19 
up
6 Clay Regazzoni 16 
down
7 Jacques Laffite 16 
same
8 Jochen Mass 14 
down
9 Gunnar Nilsson 10 
up
10 Tom Pryce 7 
down
11 Carlos Pace 7 
down
12 Hans-Joachim Stuck 6 
same
13 Mario Andretti 5 
up
14 Alan Jones 4 
down
15 Carlos Reutemann 3 
down
16 Emerson Fittipaldi 3 
same
17 Chris Amon 2 
same
18 Rolf Stommelen 1 
same
 Ronnie Peterson 1 
up
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 64 
same
2 Tyrrell / Ford 49 
same
3 McLaren / Ford 43 
same
4 Penske / Ford 19 
up
5 Ligier / Matra 16 
down
6 Lotus / Ford 12 
up
7 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 9 
down
8 Shadow / Ford 7 
same
9 March / Ford 7 
same
10 Surtees / Ford 4 
same
11 Fittipaldi / Ford 3 
same
12 Ensign / Ford 2 
same
13 Parnelli / Ford 1 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 28Car 11Car 11
EntrantCitibank Team PenskeMarlboro Team McLarenMarlboro Team McLaren
DriverJohn WatsonJames HuntJames Hunt
CarPenske PC4McLaren M23McLaren M23
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:30'07.861'35.021'35.91
Speed212.451 km/h223.911 km/h221.833 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led