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1976 Season
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1976 Canadian GP
1975 United States GP

1976 United States GP

1976 Japanese GP
1977 United States GP
 XIX  United States Grand Prix


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

Details
DateSunday 10 October 1976
Start time14:00
EventUnited States GP
CircuitWatkins Glen
Event FormatRace of 59 laps
Race17 of 18
Championship race279
Circuit
Laps59
Circuit Perimeter5435 m
Race Distance5435 × 59 = 320.665 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherCold, Dry
Participants
Entries27
Qualifiers26
Finishers14
Championship Debutants
Alex Ribeiro (Driver),    Warwick Brown (Driver)
MilestonesFina - 250th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Jody Scheckter - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
Mario Andretti - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
Shadow Racing Team - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
Texaco - 25th Win (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 4th Fastest LapsJody Scheckter (7),
2. Most 13th Fastest Laps in a SeasonTom Pryce (3),
3. Most 24th Fastest Laps in a SeasonHarald Ertl (2),
4. Most 25th Fastest Laps in a SeasonSurtees (3),
5. Most 25th Fastest Laps in a SeasonHenri Pescarolo (2),
6. Most 10th Place QualificationsBrabham (32),
7. Most 19th Place QualificationsJacky Ickx (7),
8. Most 5th Place Qualifications in a SeasonFerrari (6),
9. Most 10th Place Qualifications in a SeasonBrabham (7),
10. Most 18th Place Qualifications in a SeasonAlan Jones (4),
11. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a SeasonJacky Ickx (4),
12. Most 26th Place Qualifications in a SeasonSurtees (4)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (219),
2. Most RetirementsLotus (319),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (351),
4. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (231),
5. Most 3rd Place FinishesFerrari (75),
6. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioTyrrell (14.13%),
7. Most 15th Fastest LapsLotus (13),
8. Most 22nd Fastest LapsLotus (6),
9. Most Race EntriesLotus (736),
10. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (70),
11. Most 20th Place QualificationsLotus (22),
12. Most 26th Place QualificationsHenri Pescarolo (5)

Championships
1 Niki Lauda 68 
same
2 James Hunt 65 
same
3 Jody Scheckter 49 
same
4 Patrick Depailler 33 
same
5 Clay Regazzoni 29 
same
6 Jacques Laffite 20 
same
7 John Watson 20 
same
8 Jochen Mass 19 
same
9 Mario Andretti 13 
same
10 Gunnar Nilsson 10 
same
11 Tom Pryce 10 
same
12 Ronnie Peterson 10 
same
13 Hans-Joachim Stuck 8 
up
14 Carlos Pace 7 
down
15 Alan Jones 4 
same
16 Carlos Reutemann 3 
same
17 Emerson Fittipaldi 3 
same
18 Chris Amon 2 
same
19 Rolf Stommelen 1 
same
 Vittorio Brambilla 1 
up
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 81 
same
2 McLaren / Ford 70 
same
3 Tyrrell / Ford 65 
same
4 Ligier / Matra 20 
same
5 Penske / Ford 20 
up
6 Lotus / Ford 20 
down
7 March / Ford 19 
same
8 Shadow / Ford 10 
same
9 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 9 
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 11Car 11Car 11
EntrantMarlboro Team McLarenMarlboro Team McLarenMarlboro Team McLaren
DriverJames HuntJames HuntJames Hunt
CarMcLaren M23McLaren M23McLaren M23
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:42'40.7411'43.6221'42.851
Speed187.379 km/h188.821 km/h190.236 km/h


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