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1978 Season
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1978 Monaco GP
1977 Belgian GP

1978 Belgian GP

1978 Spanish GP
1979 Belgian GP
 XXXVI  Grote Prijs van Belgie


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

Details
DateSunday 21 May 1978
Start time14:00
EventBelgian GP
CircuitZolder
Event FormatRace of 70 laps
Race7 of 17
Championship race303
Circuit
Laps70
Circuit Perimeter4262 m
Race Distance4262 × 70 = 298.340 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Dry
Participants
Entries31
Qualifiers24
Finishers13
Championship Debutants
Alberto Colombo (Driver),
Lotus 79 (Car Model),
   March 781S (Car Model),
Patrick Nève (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 5 - 200th Race Entry (Car Number)
Goodyear - 2500th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
John Player Team Lotus - 25th Pole Position (Entrant)
Michelin - 20th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Valvoline - 10th Pole Position (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 10th Fastest LapsAlan Jones (6),
2. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a SeasonJohn Watson (3),
3. Most Failures to Pre-QualifyHector Rebaque (3),
4. Most 24th Place QualificationsBrett Lunger (6),
5. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify in a SeasonLotus (3),
6. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify in a SeasonHector Rebaque (3)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (247),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (379),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (250),
4. Most 3rd Place FinishesFerrari (80),
5. Most 4th Place FinishesFerrari (62),
6. Most 14th Fastest LapsJohn Watson (7),
7. Most Race EntriesLotus (790),
8. Most 4th Place Qualifications, Finishes and Fastest LapsFerrari (4),
9. Most Failures to Pre-QualifyLotus (5),
10. Most 2nd Place QualificationsFerrari (83),
11. Most 4th Place QualificationsFerrari (75)

Championships
1 Mario Andretti 27 
up
2 Patrick Depailler 23 
down
3 Carlos Reutemann 22 
down
4 Ronnie Peterson 20 
up
5 Niki Lauda 16 
down
6 John Watson 7 
same
7 Emerson Fittipaldi 6 
same
8 Jacques Laffite 6 
up
9 Didier Pironi 5 
up
10 Jody Scheckter 4 
down
11 James Hunt 3 
same
 Gilles Villeneuve 3 
up
13 Alan Jones 3 
down
14 Clay Regazzoni 2 
down
15 Riccardo Patrese 2 
down
16 Patrick Tambay 1 
down
1 Lotus / Ford 36 
same
2 Tyrrell / Ford 25 
same
3 Ferrari / Ferrari 22 
up
4 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 20 
down
5 Fittipaldi / Ford 6 
same
6 Ligier / Matra 6 
up
7 Wolf / Ford 4 
down
8 McLaren / Ford 3 
same
 Williams / Ford 3 
same
10 Shadow / Ford 2 
same
11 Arrows / Ford 2 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 5Car 5Car 6
EntrantJohn Player Team LotusJohn Player Team LotusJohn Player Team Lotus
DriverMario AndrettiMario AndrettiRonnie Peterson
CarLotus 79Lotus 79Lotus 78
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:39'52.021'20.901'23.13
Speed179.242 km/h189.656 km/h184.569 km/h


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