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1978 Season
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1977 Japanese GP
1977 Argentine GP

1978 Argentine GP

1978 Brazilian GP
1979 Argentine GP
 XIV  Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina


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

Details
DateSunday 15 January 1978
Start time14:00
EventArgentine GP
CircuitBuenos Aires
Event FormatRace of 52 laps
Race1 of 17
Championship race298
Circuit
Laps52
Circuit Perimeter5968 m
Race Distance5968 × 52 = 310.336 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Hot, Dry
Participants
Entries27
Qualifiers24
Finishers18
Championship Debutants
Didier Pironi (Driver),
Eddie Cheever (Driver),
ATS (Car Manufacturer),
Merzario (Car Manufacturer),
Theodore (Car Manufacturer),
Havoline (Lubricant Manufacturer),
ATS HS1 (Car Model),
Brabham BT45C (Car Model),
Fittipaldi F5A (Car Model),
Merzario A1 (Car Model),
   Theodore TR1 (Car Model),
Tyrrell 008 (Car Model),
Williams FW06 (Car Model),
Fittipaldi Automotive (Entrant),
Liggett Group/BS Fabrications (Entrant),
Olympus Cameras/Hesketh Racing (Entrant),
Parmalat Racing Team (Entrant),
Team Rebaque (Entrant),
Team Tissot Ensign (Entrant)
MilestonesGilles Villeneuve - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Mario Andretti - 10th Pole Position (Driver)
Michelin - 1st Fastest Lap (Tyre Manufacturer)
Patrick Tambay - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most 18th Place QualificationsHans-Joachim Stuck (7)
Records Extended 1. Most Fastest LapsFerrari (83),
2. Most 4th Fastest LapsJody Scheckter (9),
3. Most 7th Fastest LapsLotus (19),
4. Most 12th Fastest LapsLotus (14),
5. Most Race EntriesLotus (775),
6. Most 2nd Place QualificationsFerrari (81),
7. Most 7th Place QualificationsFerrari (47)

Championships
1 Mario Andretti 9
2 Niki Lauda 6
3 Patrick Depailler 4
4 James Hunt 3
5 Ronnie Peterson 2
6 Patrick Tambay 1
1 Lotus / Ford 9
2 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 6
3 Tyrrell / Ford 4
4 McLaren / Ford 3

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 5Car 5Car 12
EntrantJohn Player Team LotusJohn Player Team LotusScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
DriverMario AndrettiMario AndrettiGilles Villeneuve
CarLotus 78Lotus 78Ferrari 312T2
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ferrari 3.0 F12
Time1:37'04.471'47.751'49.76
Speed191.813 km/h199.395 km/h195.743 km/h


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