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1976 United States GP

1976 Japanese GP

1977 Argentine GP
1977 Japanese GP
 XI  Japanese Grand Prix


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

Details
DateSunday 24 October 1976
Start time14:00
EventJapanese GP
CircuitMount Fuji
Event FormatRace of 73 laps
Race18 of 18
Championship race280
Circuit
Laps73
Circuit Perimeter4359 m
Race Distance4359 × 73 = 318.207 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Rain
Participants
Entries26
Qualifiers25
Finishers11
Championship Debutants
Kazuyoshi Hoshino (Driver),
Masahiro Hasemi (Driver),
Masami Kuwashima (Driver),
Noritake Takahara (Driver),
Kojima (Car Manufacturer),
Bridgestone (Tyre Manufacturer),
   Kojima KE007 (Car Model),
Maki F102 (Car Model),
Heroes Racing Corporation (Entrant),
Kojima Engineering (Entrant),
Mount Fuji (4359 m) (Circuit Layout)
MilestonesCar 24 - 200th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 51 - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Kojima Engineering - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Kojima - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Manufacturer)
Larry Perkins - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Masahiro Hasemi - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Sunoco - 20th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Walter Wolf Racing - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Wolf-Williams - 25th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Highest 11th Place Finish RatioKojima (100.00%),
2. Most Retirements in a SeasonMarch (34),
3. Most 2nd Place Finishes in a SeasonTyrrell (9),
4. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a SeasonShadow (6)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (220),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (352),
3. Most 5th Place FinishesFerrari (38),
4. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioTyrrell (14.44%),
5. Most Race EntriesLotus (738),
6. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (68),
7. Most 7th Place QualificationsFerrari (42),
8. Most 16th Place QualificationsLotus (52),
9. Most 17th Place QualificationsBrabham (30)

Championships
1 James Hunt 69 
up
2 Niki Lauda 68 
down
3 Jody Scheckter 49 
same
4 Patrick Depailler 39 
same
5 Clay Regazzoni 31 
same
6 Mario Andretti 22 
up
7 Jacques Laffite 20 
down
8 John Watson 20 
down
9 Jochen Mass 19 
down
10 Gunnar Nilsson 11 
same
11 Tom Pryce 10 
same
12 Ronnie Peterson 10 
same
13 Hans-Joachim Stuck 8 
same
14 Carlos Pace 7 
same
15 Alan Jones 7 
same
16 Carlos Reutemann 3 
same
17 Emerson Fittipaldi 3 
same
18 Chris Amon 2 
same
19 Rolf Stommelen 1 
same
 Vittorio Brambilla 1 
same
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 83 
same
2 McLaren / Ford 74 
same
3 Tyrrell / Ford 71 
same
4 Lotus / Ford 29 
up
5 Ligier / Matra 20 
down
6 Penske / Ford 20 
down
7 March / Ford 19 
same
8 Shadow / Ford 10 
same
9 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 9 
same
10 Surtees / Ford 7 
same
11 Fittipaldi / Ford 3 
same
12 Ensign / Ford 2 
same
13 Parnelli / Ford 1 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 5Car 5Car 51
EntrantJohn Player Team LotusJohn Player Team LotusKojima Engineering
DriverMario AndrettiMario AndrettiMasahiro Hasemi
CarLotus 77Lotus 77Kojima KE007
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:43'58.861'12.771'18.23
Speed183.615 km/h215.644 km/h200.593 km/h


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