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1976 Swedish GP
1975 French GP

1976 French GP

1976 British GP
1977 French GP
 LXII  Grand Prix de France


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

Details
DateSunday 4 July 1976
Start time14:00
EventFrench GP
CircuitPaul Ricard
Event FormatRace of 54 laps
Race10 of 18
Championship race272
Circuit
Laps54
Circuit Perimeter5810 m
Race Distance5810 × 54 = 313.740 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherHot, Dry
Participants
Entries30
Qualifiers27
Finishers19
Championship DebutantsNone
MilestonesCar 1 - 25th Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Car 11 - 10th Pole Position (Car Number)
Car 16 - 250th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 32 - 100th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 6 - 250th Race Entry (Car Number)
Copersucar-Fittipaldi - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
Fittipaldi - 25th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Ford - 75th Pole Position (Engine Manufacturer)
Goodyear - 75th Pole Position (Tyre Manufacturer)
Harald Ertl - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Jacques Laffite - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
Penske - 20th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 12th Place QualificationsLotus (35)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (313),
2. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioTyrrell (13.50%),
3. Most Fastest LapsFerrari (77),
4. Most 2nd Fastest LapsFerrari (24),
5. Most 19th Fastest LapsLotus (10),
6. Most Races LedFerrari (168),
7. Most Laps LedFerrari (4518),
8. Most Race EntriesLotus (722),
9. Most 2nd Place QualificationsFerrari (77),
10. Most 4th Place QualificationsFerrari (68)

Championships
1 Niki Lauda 52 
same
2 James Hunt 26 
up
3 Patrick Depailler 26 
same
4 Jody Scheckter 24 
down
5 Clay Regazzoni 16 
same
6 Jacques Laffite 10 
same
7 Jochen Mass 10 
same
8 John Watson 6 
up
9 Hans-Joachim Stuck 6 
down
10 Tom Pryce 4 
same
 Gunnar Nilsson 4 
down
12 Carlos Pace 4 
up
13 Carlos Reutemann 3 
down
14 Mario Andretti 3 
up
15 Alan Jones 2 
down
 Chris Amon 2 
down
17 Emerson Fittipaldi 2 
down
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 55 
same
2 Tyrrell / Ford 37 
same
3 McLaren / Ford 31 
same
4 Ligier / Matra 10 
same
5 Lotus / Ford 6 
up
 Penske / Ford 6 
up
7 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 6 
up
 March / Ford 6 
down
9 Shadow / Ford 4 
down
10 Surtees / Ford 2 
down
 Ensign / Ford 2 
down
12 Fittipaldi / Ford 2 
same
13 Parnelli / Ford 1 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 11Car 11Car 1
EntrantMarlboro Team McLarenMarlboro Team McLarenScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
DriverJames HuntJames HuntNiki Lauda
CarMcLaren M23McLaren M23Ferrari 312T2
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ferrari 3.0 F12
Time1:40'58.601'47.891'51.0
Speed186.423 km/h193.864 km/h188.432 km/h


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