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1978 BRDC International Trophy
1978 South African GP
1977 US West GP

1978 US West GP

1978 Monaco GP
1979 US West GP
 IV  Grand Prix of Long Beach


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

Details
DateSunday 2 April 1978
Start time14:00
EventUS West GP
CircuitLong Beach
Event FormatRace of 80 laps
Race5 of 17
Championship race301
Circuit
Laps80
Circuit Perimeter3251 m
Race Distance3251 × 80 + 1625 = 261.705 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries30
Qualifiers24
Finishers12
Championship Debutants
Derek Daly (Driver),    Shadow DN9 (Car Model)
MilestonesAlan Jones - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Ensign - 75th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Ford - 100th Fastest Lap (Engine Manufacturer)
Hector Rebaque - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Jean-Pierre Jabouille - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Marlboro Team McLaren - 75th Race Entry (Entrant)
Michelin - 1st Pole Position (Tyre Manufacturer)
Theodore Racing Hong Kong - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Williams Grand Prix Engineering - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Williams - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 14th Fastest LapsJohn Watson (6),
2. Most 22nd Fastest LapsArturo Merzario (3),
3. Most Failures to Pre-QualifyLotus (3)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (245),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (377),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (249),
4. Most Race WinsFerrari (71),
5. Most 2nd Fastest LapsFerrari (28),
6. Most Races LedFerrari (177),
7. Most Laps LedFerrari (4945),
8. Most Race EntriesLotus (784),
9. Most PolesFerrari (86),
10. Most 2nd Place QualificationsFerrari (82)

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

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 11Car 11Car 27
EntrantScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACWilliams Grand Prix Engineering
DriverCarlos ReutemannCarlos ReutemannAlan Jones
CarFerrari 312T3Ferrari 312T3Williams FW06
EngineFerrari 3.0 F12Ferrari 3.0 F12Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:52'01.3011'20.6361'22.215
Speed140.172 km/h145.141 km/h142.354 km/h


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