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1978 US West GP
1977 Monaco GP

1978 Monaco GP

1978 Belgian GP
1979 Monaco GP
 XXXVI  Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco


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

Details
DateSunday 7 May 1978
Start time14:00
EventMonaco GP
CircuitMonte Carlo
Event FormatRace of 75 laps
Race6 of 17
Championship race302
Circuit
Laps75
Circuit Perimeter3312 m
Race Distance3312 × 75 = 248.400 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherMild, Dry
Participants
Entries30
Qualifiers20
Finishers11
Championship Debutants
Ligier JS9 (Car Model),    Surtees TS20 (Car Model)
MilestonesCar 31 - 50th Race Entry (Car Number)
ATS Racing Team - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
ATS - 10th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
James Hunt - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
Parmalat Racing Team - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Parmalat Racing Team - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Patrick Depailler - 1st Win (Driver)
Texaco - 200th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 4th Fastest LapsLotus (17),
2. Most Failures to Pre-QualifyDerek Daly, Hector Rebaque, Keke Rosberg (2),
3. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify in a SeasonDerek Daly, Hector Rebaque, Keke Rosberg (2)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (337),
2. Most 11th Place FinishesLotus (21),
3. Highest 3rd Place Finish RatioWolf (22.73%),
4. Most 12th Fastest LapsLotus (15),
5. Most Race EntriesLotus (787),
6. Most Failures to Pre-QualifyLotus (4),
7. Most PolesFerrari (87),
8. Most 8th Place QualificationsFerrari (45)

Championships
1 Patrick Depailler 23 
up
2 Carlos Reutemann 18 
down
3 Mario Andretti 18 
down
4 Niki Lauda 16 
up
5 Ronnie Peterson 14 
down
6 John Watson 7 
up
7 Emerson Fittipaldi 6 
down
8 Jody Scheckter 4 
up
9 Jacques Laffite 4 
down
10 Didier Pironi 4 
up
11 Alan Jones 3 
down
 James Hunt 3 
down
13 Clay Regazzoni 2 
down
14 Riccardo Patrese 2 
down
15 Patrick Tambay 1 
down
1 Lotus / Ford 27 
same
2 Tyrrell / Ford 24 
up
3 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 20 
up
4 Ferrari / Ferrari 18 
down
5 Fittipaldi / Ford 6 
same
6 Wolf / Ford 4 
up
7 Ligier / Matra 4 
down
8 McLaren / Ford 3 
down
 Williams / Ford 3 
down
10 Shadow / Ford 2 
down
11 Arrows / Ford 2 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 4Car 11Car 1
EntrantElf Team TyrrellScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACParmalat Racing Team
DriverPatrick DepaillerCarlos ReutemannNiki Lauda
CarTyrrell 008Ferrari 312T3Brabham BT46
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ferrari 3.0 F12Alfa Romeo 3.0 F12
Time1:55'14.661'28.341'28.65
Speed129.325 km/h134.969 km/h134.497 km/h


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