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1978 German GP
1977 Austrian GP

1978 Austrian GP

1978 Dutch GP
1979 Austrian GP
 XVI  Großer Preis von Osterreich


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

Details
DateSunday 13 August 1978
Start time14:00
EventAustrian GP
CircuitOsterreichring
Event FormatRace of 54 laps
Race13 of 17
Championship race309
Circuit
Laps54
Circuit Perimeter5942 m
Race Distance5942 × 54 = 320.868 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherDry
Participants
Entries31
Qualifiers26
Finishers9
Championship Debutants
Arrows A1 (Car Model),    BS Fabrications (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 29 - 50th Race Entry (Car Number)
Arrows Racing Team - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Arrows - 20th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Harald Ertl - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
Jochen Mass - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
John Player Team Lotus - 20th Fastest Lap (Entrant)
John Watson - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
Keke Rosberg - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Patrick Tambay - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Riccardo Patrese - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Ronnie Peterson - 10th Win (Driver)
Valvoline - 10th Fastest Lap (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 13th Place QualificationsPatrick Depailler (10)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (249),
2. Most RetirementsLotus (345),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (381),
4. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (252),
5. Most 3rd Place FinishesFerrari (81),
6. Most 7th Place FinishesBrabham (29),
7. Most Races LedFerrari (180),
8. Most Laps LedFerrari (4972),
9. Most Race EntriesLotus (808),
10. Most Failures to QualifyArturo Merzario (12),
11. Most 4th Place QualificationsFerrari (76),
12. Most 10th Place QualificationsBrabham (36),
13. Most 18th Place QualificationsLotus (30)

Championships
1 Mario Andretti 54 
same
2 Ronnie Peterson 45 
same
3 Patrick Depailler 32 
up
4 Carlos Reutemann 31 
down
5 Niki Lauda 31 
down
6 John Watson 16 
same
7 Jacques Laffite 16 
up
8 Jody Scheckter 14 
down
9 Emerson Fittipaldi 13 
same
10 Riccardo Patrese 8 
same
11 James Hunt 8 
same
12 Gilles Villeneuve 7 
up
13 Didier Pironi 7 
down
14 Patrick Tambay 5 
down
15 Alan Jones 5 
down
16 Clay Regazzoni 4 
down
17 Hans-Joachim Stuck 2 
same
18 Hector Rebaque 1 
same
 Vittorio Brambilla 1 
up
1 Lotus / Ford 76 
same
2 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 40 
same
3 Tyrrell / Ford 36 
up
4 Ferrari / Ferrari 35 
down
5 Ligier / Matra 16 
up
6 Wolf / Ford 14 
down
7 Fittipaldi / Ford 13 
up
8 McLaren / Ford 12 
down
9 Arrows / Ford 8 
same
10 Shadow / Ford 6 
same
11 Williams / Ford 5 
same
12 Surtees / Ford 1 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 6Car 6Car 6
EntrantJohn Player Team LotusJohn Player Team LotusJohn Player Team Lotus
DriverRonnie PetersonRonnie PetersonRonnie Peterson
CarLotus 79Lotus 79Lotus 79
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:41'21.571'37.711'43.12
Speed189.939 km/h218.925 km/h207.440 km/h


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