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1978 Belgian GP
1977 Spanish GP

1978 Spanish GP

1978 Swedish GP
1979 Spanish GP
 XXIV  Gran Premio de Espaņa


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

Details
DateSunday 4 June 1978
Start time14:00
EventSpanish GP
CircuitJarama
Event FormatRace of 75 laps
Race8 of 17
Championship race304
Circuit
Laps75
Circuit Perimeter3404 m
Race Distance3404 × 75 = 255.300 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries29
Qualifiers24
Finishers15
Championship Debutants
Wolf WR5 (Car Model),    Centro Asegurador F1 (Entrant)
MilestonesArrows Racing Team - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Arrows - 10th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Equipe Renault Elf - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Gilles Villeneuve - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Jody Scheckter - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
Mario Andretti - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
Renault - 10th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Renault - 10th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Shadow Racing Team - 75th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most 4th Fastest LapsFerrari (18),
2. Most 10th Fastest LapsBrabham (13),
3. Most 24th Fastest LapsLotus (7),
4. Most Failures to QualifyArturo Merzario (9)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (338),
2. Most Race EntriesLotus (793),
3. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (74),
4. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (73)

Championships
1 Mario Andretti 36 
same
2 Ronnie Peterson 26 
up
3 Patrick Depailler 23 
down
4 Carlos Reutemann 22 
down
5 Niki Lauda 16 
same
6 Jacques Laffite 10 
up
7 John Watson 9 
down
8 Jody Scheckter 7 
up
9 Emerson Fittipaldi 6 
down
10 Didier Pironi 5 
down
11 James Hunt 4 
same
12 Alan Jones 3 
up
13 Gilles Villeneuve 3 
down
14 Clay Regazzoni 2 
same
15 Riccardo Patrese 2 
same
16 Patrick Tambay 1 
same
1 Lotus / Ford 45 
same
2 Tyrrell / Ford 25 
same
3 Ferrari / Ferrari 22 
same
4 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 22 
same
5 Ligier / Matra 10 
up
6 Wolf / Ford 7 
up
7 Fittipaldi / Ford 6 
down
8 McLaren / Ford 4 
same
9 Williams / Ford 3 
down
10 Shadow / Ford 2 
same
11 Arrows / Ford 2 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 5Car 5Car 5
EntrantJohn Player Team LotusJohn Player Team LotusJohn Player Team Lotus
DriverMario AndrettiMario AndrettiMario Andretti
CarLotus 79Lotus 79Lotus 79
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:41'47.061'16.391'20.06
Speed150.495 km/h160.419 km/h153.065 km/h


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