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1979 Spanish GP
1978 Belgian GP

1979 Belgian GP

1979 Monaco GP
1980 Belgian GP
 XXXVII  Grote Prijs van Belgie


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

Details
DateSunday 13 May 1979
Start time14:00
EventBelgian GP
CircuitZolder
Event FormatRace of 70 laps
Race7 of 17
Championship race319
Circuit
Laps70
Circuit Perimeter4262 m
Race Distance4262 × 70 = 298.340 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherHot, Dry
Participants
Entries28
Qualifiers24
Finishers11
Championship Debutants
Alfa Romeo 177 (Car Model),
Autodelta (Entrant),
   Candy Tyrrell Team (Entrant)
MilestonesGilles Villeneuve - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
Michelin - 75th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Valvoline - 100th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 20th Fastest LapsJochen Mass (5)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (262),
2. Most RetirementsLotus (357),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (394),
4. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (261),
5. Most Race WinsFerrari (77),
6. Most Fastest LapsFerrari (89),
7. Most 2nd Fastest LapsFerrari (33),
8. Most 19th Fastest LapsLotus (12),
9. Most Races LedFerrari (187),
10. Most Laps LedFerrari (5258),
11. Most Race EntriesLotus (838),
12. Most Failures to QualifyArturo Merzario (17),
13. Most 6th Place QualificationsFerrari (64),
14. Most 7th Place QualificationsFerrari (49)

Championships
1 Jacques Laffite 24 
up
2 Jody Scheckter 24 
up
3 Gilles Villeneuve 20 
down
4 Patrick Depailler 20 
down
5 Carlos Reutemann 19 
down
6 Mario Andretti 12 
same
7 Didier Pironi 8 
up
8 Jean-Pierre Jarier 7 
down
9 John Watson 5 
down
10 Alan Jones 4 
down
11 Riccardo Patrese 2 
up
12 Emerson Fittipaldi 1 
down
 Niki Lauda 1 
down
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 45 
up
2 Ligier / Ford 44 
down
3 Lotus / Ford 33 
same
4 Tyrrell / Ford 15 
same
5 McLaren / Ford 5 
same
6 Williams / Ford 4 
down
7 Arrows / Ford 2 
up
8 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 1 
down
 Fittipaldi / Ford 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 11Car 26Car 12
EntrantScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACLigier GitanesScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
DriverJody ScheckterJacques LaffiteGilles Villeneuve
CarFerrari 312T4Ligier JS11Ferrari 312T4
EngineFerrari 3.0 F12Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ferrari 3.0 F12
Time1:39'59.531'21.131'23.09
Speed179.018 km/h189.119 km/h184.658 km/h


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