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1979 Season
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1978 Canadian GP
1978 Argentine GP

1979 Argentine GP

1979 Brazilian GP
1980 Argentine GP
 XV  Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina


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

Details
DateSunday 21 January 1979
Start time14:00
EventArgentine GP
CircuitBuenos Aires
Event FormatRace of 53 laps
Race1 of 17
Championship race314
Circuit
Laps53
Circuit Perimeter5968 m
Race Distance5968 × 53 = 316.304 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Very hot, Dry
Participants
Entries26
Qualifiers25
Finishers11
Championship Debutants
Elio de Angelis (Driver),
Jan Lammers (Driver),
Essex (Lubricant Manufacturer),
Mobil (Lubricant Manufacturer),
ATS D2 (Car Model),
Arrows A1B (Car Model),
Brabham BT48 (Car Model),
Ligier JS11 (Car Model),
McLaren M28 (Car Model),
Merzario A1B (Car Model),
   Tyrrell 009 (Car Model),
Wolf WR7 (Car Model),
ATS Wheels (Entrant),
Albilad-Saudia Racing Team (Entrant),
Interscope Shadow Racing Team (Entrant),
Martini Racing Team Lotus (Entrant),
Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing (Entrant),
Samson Shadow Racing Team (Entrant),
Team Tyrrell (Entrant),
Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team (Entrant)
MilestonesElf - 20th Pole Position (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Equipe Renault Elf - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Gilles Villeneuve - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Patrick Tambay - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
René Arnoux - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Renault - 20th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Renault - 20th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Team Merzario - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most 7th Fastest LapsLotus (21),
2. Most 19th Place QualificationsLotus (21)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (350),
2. Most Race EntriesLotus (823),
3. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (75)

Championships
1 Jacques Laffite 9
2 Carlos Reutemann 6
3 John Watson 4
4 Patrick Depailler 3
5 Mario Andretti 2
6 Emerson Fittipaldi 1
1 Ligier / Ford 12
2 Lotus / Ford 8
3 McLaren / Ford 4
4 Fittipaldi / Ford 1

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 26Car 26Car 26
EntrantLigier GitanesLigier GitanesLigier Gitanes
DriverJacques LaffiteJacques LaffiteJacques Laffite
CarLigier JS11Ligier JS11Ligier JS11
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:36'03.211'44.201'46.91
Speed197.580 km/h206.188 km/h200.962 km/h


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