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1978 United States GP
1977 Canadian GP

1978 Canadian GP

1979 Argentine GP
1979 Canadian GP
 XVII  Grand Prix du Canada


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

Details
DateSunday 8 October 1978
Start time14:00
EventCanadian GP
CircuitMontréal
Event FormatRace of 70 laps
Race17 of 17
Championship race313
Circuit
Laps70
Circuit Perimeter4500 m
Race Distance4500 × 70 = 315.000 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherCold, Dry
Participants
Entries28
Qualifiers22
Finishers12
Championship DebutantsMontréal (4500 m) (Circuit Layout)
MilestonesCar 1 - 200th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 55 - 1st Pole Position (Car Number)
Carlos Reutemann - 100th Race Entry (Driver)
Derek Daly - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Gilles Villeneuve - 1st Win (Driver)
Ligier Gitanes - 50th Race Entry (Entrant)
Ligier - 50th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Michelin - 50th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 13th Fastest Laps in a SeasonMcLaren (5),
2. Most 13th Place Qualifications in a SeasonTyrrell (8),
3. Most 13th Place Qualifications in a SeasonPatrick Depailler (5)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (349),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (254),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (386),
4. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (256),
5. Most Race WinsFerrari (74),
6. Most 3rd Place FinishesFerrari (83),
7. Most 10th Place FinishesLotus (28),
8. Most 2nd Fastest LapsFerrari (31),
9. Most 4th Fastest LapsLotus (21),
10. Most 4th Fastest Laps in a SeasonLotus (7),
11. Most Races LedFerrari (183),
12. Most Laps LedFerrari (5084),
13. Most Race EntriesLotus (820),
14. Most Failures to QualifyLotus (43),
15. Most Failures to QualifyArturo Merzario (13),
16. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (75),
17. Most 13th Place QualificationsPatrick Depailler (11),
18. Most Poles in a SeasonLotus (12)

Championships
1 Mario Andretti 64 
same
2 Ronnie Peterson 51 
same
3 Carlos Reutemann 48 
same
4 Niki Lauda 44 
same
5 Patrick Depailler 34 
same
6 John Watson 25 
same
7 Jody Scheckter 24 
up
8 Jacques Laffite 19 
down
9 Emerson Fittipaldi 17 
same
10 Gilles Villeneuve 17 
up
11 Riccardo Patrese 11 
same
12 Alan Jones 11 
down
13 James Hunt 8 
down
14 Patrick Tambay 8 
down
15 Didier Pironi 7 
same
16 Clay Regazzoni 4 
same
17 Jean-Pierre Jabouille 3 
same
18 Hans-Joachim Stuck 2 
same
19 Derek Daly 1 
up
 Hector Rebaque 1 
same
 Vittorio Brambilla 1 
same
1 Lotus / Ford 86 
same
2 Ferrari / Ferrari 58 
up
3 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 53 
down
4 Tyrrell / Ford 38 
same
5 Wolf / Ford 24 
up
6 Ligier / Matra 19 
down
7 Fittipaldi / Ford 17 
same
8 McLaren / Ford 15 
same
9 Arrows / Ford 11 
up
10 Williams / Ford 11 
down
11 Shadow / Ford 6 
same
12 Renault / Renault 3 
same
13 Surtees / Ford 1 
same
 Ensign / Ford 1 
up

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 12Car 55Car 27
EntrantScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACJohn Player Team LotusWilliams Grand Prix Engineering
DriverGilles VilleneuveJean-Pierre JarierAlan Jones
CarFerrari 312T3Lotus 79Williams FW06
EngineFerrari 3.0 F12Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:57'49.1961'38.0151'38.072
Speed160.414 km/h165.281 km/h165.185 km/h


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