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1977 Canadian GP
1976 Japanese GP

1977 Japanese GP

1978 Argentine GP
1987 Japanese GP
 XII  Japanese Grand Prix


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

Details
DateSunday 23 October 1977
Start time14:00
EventJapanese GP
CircuitMount Fuji
Event FormatRace of 73 laps
Race18 of 18
Championship race297
Circuit
Laps73
Circuit Perimeter4359 m
Race Distance4359 × 73 = 318.207 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries23
Qualifiers23
Finishers12
Championship Debutants
Kunimitsu Takahashi (Driver),
Kojima KE009 (Car Model),
   Meiritsu Racing Team (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 26 - 200th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 50 - 25th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 52 - 20th Race Entry (Car Number)
Goodyear - 100th Pole Position (Tyre Manufacturer)
Hans-Joachim Stuck - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
Jacques Laffite - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
James Hunt - 10th Win (Driver)
Lotus - 75th Pole Position (Car Manufacturer)
Valvoline - 50th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 7th Place FinishesBrabham (27),
2. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioFerrari (12.91%)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (243),
2. Most RetirementsLotus (334),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (375),
4. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (247),
5. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (99),
6. Most Race EntriesLotus (772),
7. Most 7th Place QualificationsFerrari (46),
8. Most 14th Place QualificationsLotus (35),
9. Most 23rd Place QualificationsMarch (19)

Championships
1 Niki Lauda 72 
same
2 Jody Scheckter 55 
same
3 Mario Andretti 47 
same
4 Carlos Reutemann 42 
same
5 James Hunt 40 
same
6 Jochen Mass 25 
same
7 Alan Jones 22 
up
8 Gunnar Nilsson 20 
down
9 Patrick Depailler 20 
up
10 Jacques Laffite 18 
down
11 Hans-Joachim Stuck 12 
same
12 Emerson Fittipaldi 11 
same
13 John Watson 9 
same
14 Ronnie Peterson 7 
same
15 Carlos Pace 6 
same
16 Vittorio Brambilla 6 
same
17 Clay Regazzoni 5 
same
18 Patrick Tambay 5 
same
19 Jean-Pierre Jarier 1 
same
 Renzo Zorzi 1 
same
21 Riccardo Patrese 1 
up
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 95 
same
2 Lotus / Ford 62 
same
3 McLaren / Ford 60 
up
4 Wolf / Ford 55 
down
5 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 27 
same
6 Tyrrell / Ford 27 
same
7 Shadow / Ford 23 
same
8 Ligier / Matra 18 
same
9 Fittipaldi / Ford 11 
same
10 Ensign / Ford 10 
same
11 Surtees / Ford 6 
same
12 Penske / Ford 1 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 1Car 5Car 20
EntrantMarlboro Team McLarenJohn Player Team LotusWalter Wolf Racing
DriverJames HuntMario AndrettiJody Scheckter
CarMcLaren M26Lotus 78Wolf WR3
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:31'51.681'12.231'14.30
Speed207.840 km/h217.256 km/h211.203 km/h


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