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1978 British GP
1977 German GP

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

Details
DateSunday 30 July 1978
Start time14:00
EventGerman GP
CircuitHockenheim
Event FormatRace of 45 laps
Race12 of 17
Championship race308
Circuit
Laps45
Circuit Perimeter6789 m
Race Distance6789 × 45 = 305.505 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Very hot, Dry
Participants
Entries30
Qualifiers24
Finishers11
Championship Debutants
NÚlson Piquet (Driver),    Sachs Racing (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 20 - 250th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 6 - 20th Fastest Lap (Car Number)
John Player Team Lotus - 200th Race Entry (Entrant)
Patrick Depailler - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
Surtees - 250th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 7th Fastest LapsLotus (20),
2. Most 18th Fastest LapsVittorio Brambilla (4),
3. Most 4th Fastest Laps in a SeasonLotus (6),
4. Most 18th Fastest Laps in a SeasonSurtees (4),
5. Most 18th Fastest Laps in a SeasonVittorio Brambilla (3),
6. Most 17th Place QualificationsRolf Stommelen (9)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (343),
2. Most 7th Place FinishesBrabham (28),
3. Most 2nd Fastest LapsFerrari (30),
4. Most 4th Fastest LapsLotus (20),
5. Most Race EntriesLotus (805),
6. Most Failures to QualifyArturo Merzario (11),
7. Most 18th Place QualificationsLotus (29),
8. Most 3rd Place Qualifications in a SeasonNiki Lauda (6)

Championships
1 Mario Andretti 54 
same
2 Ronnie Peterson 36 
same
3 Carlos Reutemann 31 
same
4 Niki Lauda 31 
same
5 Patrick Depailler 26 
same
6 John Watson 16 
same
7 Jody Scheckter 14 
up
8 Jacques Laffite 14 
down
9 Emerson Fittipaldi 10 
up
10 Riccardo Patrese 8 
down
11 James Hunt 8 
down
12 Didier Pironi 7 
up
13 Patrick Tambay 5 
down
14 Alan Jones 5 
down
15 Clay Regazzoni 4 
same
16 Gilles Villeneuve 3 
same
17 Hans-Joachim Stuck 2 
same
18 Hector Rebaque 1 
same
1 Lotus / Ford 67 
same
2 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 40 
same
3 Ferrari / Ferrari 31 
same
4 Tyrrell / Ford 30 
same
5 Wolf / Ford 14 
up
6 Ligier / Matra 14 
same
7 McLaren / Ford 12 
down
8 Fittipaldi / Ford 10 
up
9 Arrows / Ford 8 
down
10 Shadow / Ford 6 
same
11 Williams / Ford 5 
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 79
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:28'00.901'51.901'55.62
Speed208.263 km/h218.413 km/h211.386 km/h


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