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1979 French GP
1978 British GP

1979 British GP

1979 German GP
1980 British GP
 XXXII  Marlboro British Grand Prix


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

Details
DateSaturday 14 July 1979
Start time14:00
EventBritish GP
CircuitSilverstone
Event FormatRace of 68 laps
Race10 of 17
Championship race322
Circuit
Laps68
Circuit Perimeter4719 m
Race Distance4719 × 68 = 320.892 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries26
Qualifiers24
Finishers14
Championship Debutants
McLaren M29 (Car Model),    Merzario A4 (Car Model)
MilestonesCar 27 - 1st Pole Position (Car Number)
Car 28 - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Alan Jones - 1st Pole Position (Driver)
Albilad-Saudia Racing Team - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Albilad-Saudia Racing Team - 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
Albilad-Saudia Racing Team - 1st Win (Entrant)
Castrol - 75th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Didier Pironi - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
Fittipaldi Automotive - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
Hans-Joachim Stuck - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
Jacques Laffite - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
Mobil - 1st Fastest Lap (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Mobil - 1st Pole Position (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Mobil - 1st Win (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Parmalat Racing Team - 50th Race Entry (Entrant)
Williams - 1st Pole Position (Car Manufacturer)
Williams - 1st Win (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 8th Place FinishesLotus (36),
2. Most 12th Place Qualifications, Finishes and Fastest LapsElio de Angelis (1),
3. Most 8th Place QualificationsCarlos Reutemann (13),
4. Most 21st Place Qualifications in a SeasonJan Lammers (6)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (265),
2. Most RetirementsLotus (360),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (397),
4. Most 5th Place FinishesFerrari (41),
5. Most 9th Place FinishesLotus (25),
6. Most 15th Fastest LapsLotus (16),
7. Most 16th Fastest LapsLotus (23),
8. Most 23rd Fastest LapsLotus (7),
9. Most Race EntriesLotus (846),
10. Most Failures to QualifyArturo Merzario (19)

Championships
1 Jody Scheckter 32 
same
2 Gilles Villeneuve 26 
same
3 Jacques Laffite 24 
same
4 Patrick Depailler 20 
same
5 Carlos Reutemann 20 
same
6 Clay Regazzoni 16 
up
7 Jean-Pierre Jarier 13 
same
8 Mario Andretti 12 
down
9 John Watson 11 
up
10 René Arnoux 10 
up
11 Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9 
down
12 Didier Pironi 8 
down
13 Alan Jones 7 
down
14 Riccardo Patrese 2 
same
15 Emerson Fittipaldi 1 
same
 Niki Lauda 1 
same
 Jochen Mass 1 
up
18 Jacky Ickx 1 
same
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 62 
same
2 Ligier / Ford 47 
same
3 Lotus / Ford 37 
same
4 Williams / Ford 23 
up
5 Tyrrell / Ford 21 
down
6 Renault / Renault 19 
same
7 McLaren / Ford 11 
same
8 Arrows / Ford 3 
same
9 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 1 
same
 Fittipaldi / Ford 1 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 28Car 27Car 28
EntrantAlbilad-Saudia Racing TeamAlbilad-Saudia Racing TeamAlbilad-Saudia Racing Team
DriverClay RegazzoniAlan JonesClay Regazzoni
CarWilliams FW07Williams FW07Williams FW07
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:26'11.171'11.881'14.40
Speed223.395 km/h236.344 km/h228.339 km/h


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