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1978 Season
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1978 Dutch GP
1977 Italian GP

1978 Italian GP

1978 United States GP
1979 Italian GP
 XLIX  Gran Premio d'Italia


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

Details
DateSunday 10 September 1978
Start time14:00
EventItalian GP
CircuitMonza
Event FormatRace of 52 laps
Race15 of 17
Championship race311
Circuit
Laps40
Circuit Perimeter5800 m
Race Distance5800 × 52 = 301.600 km (scheduled)
5800 × 40 = 232.000 km (raced)
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries32
Qualifiers24
Finishers14
Championship DebutantsCarlo Franchi (Driver)
MilestonesAlan Jones - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
Arrows Racing Team - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
Arrows - 25th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Brabham - 20th Win (Car Manufacturer)
Hector Rebaque - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Jean-Pierre Jabouille - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Mario Andretti - 10th Fastest Lap (Driver)
Marlboro Team McLaren - 100th Race Entry (Entrant)
Niki Lauda - 100th Race Entry (Driver)
Team Surtees - 75th Race Entry (Entrant)
Tyrrell - 250th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Williams Grand Prix Engineering - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
DeathsRonnie Peterson
Records Broken 1. Most 11th Fastest Laps in a SeasonMcLaren (5),
2. Most Failures to Pre-QualifyKeke Rosberg (4),
3. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify in a SeasonKeke Rosberg (4)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (251),
2. Most RetirementsLotus (346),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (383),
4. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (253),
5. Most 3rd Place FinishesFerrari (82),
6. Most 3rd Fastest LapsFerrari (27),
7. Most 7th Fastest LapsEmerson Fittipaldi (8),
8. Most Races LedFerrari (181),
9. Most Laps LedFerrari (5006),
10. Most Race EntriesLotus (814),
11. Most Failures to QualifyLotus (42),
12. Most 2nd Place QualificationsFerrari (84)

Championships
1 Mario Andretti 64 
same
2 Ronnie Peterson 51 
same
3 Niki Lauda 44 
same
4 Carlos Reutemann 35 
up
5 Patrick Depailler 32 
down
6 John Watson 25 
same
7 Jacques Laffite 19 
same
8 Emerson Fittipaldi 15 
same
9 Jody Scheckter 14 
same
10 Riccardo Patrese 8 
same
11 James Hunt 8 
same
12 Gilles Villeneuve 8 
same
13 Patrick Tambay 7 
up
14 Didier Pironi 7 
down
15 Alan Jones 5 
same
16 Clay Regazzoni 4 
same
17 Hans-Joachim Stuck 2 
same
18 Hector Rebaque 1 
up
 Vittorio Brambilla 1 
same
1 Lotus / Ford 86 
same
2 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 53 
same
3 Ferrari / Ferrari 40 
same
4 Tyrrell / Ford 36 
same
5 Ligier / Matra 19 
same
6 Fittipaldi / Ford 15 
same
7 Wolf / Ford 14 
same
8 McLaren / Ford 14 
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 1Car 5Car 5
EntrantParmalat Racing TeamJohn Player Team LotusJohn Player Team Lotus
DriverNiki LaudaMario AndrettiMario Andretti
CarBrabham BT46Lotus 79Lotus 79
EngineAlfa Romeo 3.0 F12Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:07'04.541'37.5201'38.23
Speed207.527 km/h214.110 km/h212.562 km/h


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