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1979 German GP
1978 Austrian GP

1979 Austrian GP

1979 Dutch GP
1980 Austrian GP
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Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 12 August 1979
Start time14:00
EventAustrian GP
CircuitOsterreichring
Event FormatRace of 54 laps
Race12 of 17
Championship race324
Circuit
Laps54
Circuit Perimeter5942 m
Race Distance5942 × 54 = 320.868 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherMild, Dry
Participants
Entries26
Qualifiers24
Finishers10
Championship Debutants
ATS D3 (Car Model),    Wolf WR9 (Car Model)
MilestonesCar 16 - 10th Pole Position (Car Number)
Agip - 200th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Arrows - 50th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Michelin - 10th Fastest Lap (Tyre Manufacturer)
RenÚ Arnoux - 1st Pole Position (Driver)
RenÚ Arnoux - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Wolf - 50th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 13th Fastest LapsPatrick Tambay (6),
2. Most 18th Fastest LapsLotus (10),
3. Most 19th Fastest LapsJacky Ickx (4),
4. Most 13th Fastest Laps in a SeasonPatrick Tambay (4)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (268),
2. Most RetirementsLotus (365),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (400),
4. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (264),
5. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (103),
6. Most 4th Place FinishesFerrari (65),
7. Most Races LedFerrari (190),
8. Most Laps LedFerrari (5383),
9. Most Race EntriesLotus (852),
10. Most Failures to QualifyLotus (45),
11. Most Failures to QualifyArturo Merzario (21),
12. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (80),
13. Most 9th Place QualificationsFerrari (39),
14. Most 18th Place QualificationsHans-Joachim Stuck (10)

Championships
1 Jody Scheckter 38 
same
2 Jacques Laffite 32 
same
3 Gilles Villeneuve 32 
same
4 Alan Jones 25 
up
5 Clay Regazzoni 24 
down
6 Patrick Depailler 20 
down
7 Carlos Reutemann 20 
down
8 John Watson 13 
same
9 Jean-Pierre Jarier 13 
same
10 Mario Andretti 12 
same
11 RenÚ Arnoux 11 
same
12 Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9 
same
13 Didier Pironi 8 
same
14 Riccardo Patrese 2 
same
15 Jochen Mass 2 
same
16 Emerson Fittipaldi 1 
same
 Niki Lauda 1 
same
18 Jacky Ickx 1 
same
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 74 
same
2 Ligier / Ford 55 
same
3 Williams / Ford 49 
same
4 Lotus / Ford 37 
same
5 Tyrrell / Ford 21 
same
6 Renault / Renault 20 
same
7 McLaren / Ford 13 
same
8 Arrows / Ford 4 
same
9 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 1 
same
 Fittipaldi / Ford 1 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 27Car 16Car 16
EntrantAlbilad-Saudia Racing TeamEquipe Renault ElfEquipe Renault Elf
DriverAlan JonesRenÚ ArnouxRenÚ Arnoux
CarWilliams FW07Renault RS10Renault RS10
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Renault 1.5 V6TRenault 1.5 V6T
Time1:27'38.011'34.071'35.77
Speed219.689 km/h227.397 km/h223.360 km/h


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