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1978 Austrian GP
1977 Dutch GP

1978 Dutch GP

1978 Italian GP
1979 Dutch GP
 XXV  Grote Prijs van Nederland


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

Details
DateSunday 27 August 1978
Start time14:00
EventDutch GP
CircuitZandvoort
Event FormatRace of 75 laps
Race14 of 17
Championship race310
Circuit
Laps75
Circuit Perimeter4226 m
Race Distance4226 × 75 = 316.950 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherDry
Participants
Entries33
Qualifiers27
Finishers12
Championship Debutants
Wolf WR4 (Car Model),
Wolf WR6 (Car Model),
   F&S Properties/ATS Racing Team (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 3 - 200th Race Entry (Car Number)
ATS - 25th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Parmalat Racing Team - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
Rupert Keegan - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
Team Merzario - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Valvoline - 75th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Walter Wolf Racing - 50th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most Race Wins in a SeasonLotus (8),
2. Most 12th Place Qualifications in a SeasonPatrick Depailler (5)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (250),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (382),
3. Most 6th Place FinishesFerrari (48),
4. Most 11th Place FinishesLotus (22),
5. Most 15th Fastest LapsLotus (14),
6. Most Race EntriesLotus (811),
7. Most 4th Place QualificationsFerrari (77),
8. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (74),
9. Most 18th Place QualificationsHans-Joachim Stuck (9),
10. Most 3rd Place Qualifications in a SeasonNiki Lauda (7)

Championships
1 Mario Andretti 63 
same
2 Ronnie Peterson 51 
same
3 Niki Lauda 35 
up
4 Patrick Depailler 32 
down
5 Carlos Reutemann 31 
down
6 John Watson 19 
same
7 Jacques Laffite 16 
same
8 Emerson Fittipaldi 15 
up
9 Jody Scheckter 14 
down
10 Riccardo Patrese 8 
same
11 James Hunt 8 
same
12 Gilles Villeneuve 8 
same
13 Didier Pironi 7 
same
14 Patrick Tambay 5 
same
15 Alan Jones 5 
same
16 Clay Regazzoni 4 
same
17 Hans-Joachim Stuck 2 
same
18 Vittorio Brambilla 1 
same
19 Hector Rebaque 1 
down
1 Lotus / Ford 85 
same
2 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 44 
same
3 Ferrari / Ferrari 36 
up
4 Tyrrell / Ford 36 
down
5 Ligier / Matra 16 
same
6 Fittipaldi / Ford 15 
up
7 Wolf / Ford 14 
down
8 McLaren / Ford 12 
same
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 5Car 5Car 1
EntrantJohn Player Team LotusJohn Player Team LotusParmalat Racing Team
DriverMario AndrettiMario AndrettiNiki Lauda
CarLotus 79Lotus 79Brabham BT46
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Alfa Romeo 3.0 F12
Time1:41'04.231'16.361'19.57
Speed188.156 km/h199.235 km/h191.198 km/h


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