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1978 French GP
1977 British GP

1978 British GP

1978 German GP
1979 British GP
 XXXI  John Player British Grand Prix


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

Details
DateSunday 16 July 1978
Start time14:00
EventBritish GP
CircuitBrands Hatch
Event FormatRace of 76 laps
Race11 of 17
Championship race307
Circuit
Laps76
Circuit Perimeter4207 m
Race Distance4207 × 76 = 319.732 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries30
Qualifiers26
Finishers10
Championship Debutants
Geoff Lees (Driver),    Mario Deliotti Racing (Entrant)
MilestonesATS - 20th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Castrol - 50th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Didier Pironi - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Fina - 10th Fastest Lap (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Fittipaldi Automotive - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Liggett Group/BS Fabrications - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Merzario - 10th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Parmalat Racing Team - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Team Rebaque - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most 4th Fastest LapsLotus (19),
2. Most 23rd Fastest LapsLotus (5),
3. Most 18th Place QualificationsHans-Joachim Stuck (8)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (248),
2. Most RetirementsLotus (342),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (380),
4. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (251),
5. Most Race WinsFerrari (72),
6. Most 2nd Fastest LapsFerrari (29),
7. Most 8th Fastest LapsBrabham (15),
8. Most Races LedFerrari (178),
9. Most Laps LedFerrari (4962),
10. Most Race EntriesLotus (802),
11. Most 8th Place QualificationsFerrari (48),
12. Most 24th Place QualificationsBrett Lunger (8)

Championships
1 Mario Andretti 45 
same
2 Ronnie Peterson 36 
same
3 Carlos Reutemann 31 
up
4 Niki Lauda 31 
down
5 Patrick Depailler 26 
down
6 John Watson 16 
same
7 Jacques Laffite 10 
same
8 Riccardo Patrese 8 
same
9 Jody Scheckter 8 
same
10 James Hunt 8 
same
11 Emerson Fittipaldi 7 
same
12 Patrick Tambay 5 
up
13 Alan Jones 5 
down
14 Didier Pironi 5 
down
15 Clay Regazzoni 4 
same
16 Gilles Villeneuve 3 
same
17 Hans-Joachim Stuck 2 
up
1 Lotus / Ford 58 
same
2 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 40 
same
3 Ferrari / Ferrari 31 
up
4 Tyrrell / Ford 28 
down
5 McLaren / Ford 12 
same
6 Ligier / Matra 10 
same
7 Arrows / Ford 8 
same
8 Wolf / Ford 8 
same
9 Fittipaldi / Ford 7 
same
10 Shadow / Ford 6 
up
11 Williams / Ford 5 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 11Car 6Car 1
EntrantScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACJohn Player Team LotusParmalat Racing Team
DriverCarlos ReutemannRonnie PetersonNiki Lauda
CarFerrari 312T3Lotus 79Brabham BT46
EngineFerrari 3.0 F12Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Alfa Romeo 3.0 F12
Time1:42'12.391'16.801'18.60
Speed187.698 km/h197.203 km/h192.687 km/h


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