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1979 Austrian GP
1978 Dutch GP

1979 Dutch GP

1979 Italian GP
1980 Dutch GP
 XXVI  Grote Prijs van Nederland


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

Details
DateSunday 26 August 1979
Start time14:00
EventDutch GP
CircuitZandvoort
Event FormatRace of 75 laps
Race13 of 17
Championship race325
Circuit
Laps75
Circuit Perimeter4226 m
Race Distance4226 × 75 = 316.950 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Dry
Participants
Entries26
Qualifiers24
Finishers7
Championship DebutantsZandvoort (4226 m) (Circuit Layout)
MilestonesCar 17 - 200th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 28 - 200th Race Entry (Car Number)
Records Broken 1. Most Consecutive RetirementsNiki Lauda (9),
2. Most 4th Fastest LapsFerrari (23),
3. Most 12th Fastest LapsJean-Pierre Jarier (7),
4. Most 22nd Fastest LapsLotus (8),
5. Most 2nd Fastest Laps in a SeasonAlan Jones (5),
6. Most 10th Fastest Laps in a SeasonJacky Ickx (3),
7. Most 16th Fastest Laps in a SeasonElio de Angelis (3),
8. Most 5th Place QualificationsJody Scheckter (14),
9. Most Failures to Qualify in a SeasonArturo Merzario (9),
10. Most 5th Place Qualifications in a SeasonFerrari (7),
11. Most 5th Place Qualifications in a SeasonJody Scheckter (5),
12. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a SeasonArrows (5)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (367),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (269),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (401),
4. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (265),
5. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (104),
6. Most Fastest LapsFerrari (91),
7. Most 4th Fastest LapsJody Scheckter (12),
8. Most 8th Fastest LapsBrabham (18),
9. Most 10th Fastest LapsJacky Ickx (8),
10. Most 13th Fastest LapsLotus (16),
11. Most Races LedFerrari (191),
12. Most Laps LedFerrari (5419),
13. Most Race EntriesLotus (855),
14. Most Failures to QualifyArturo Merzario (22),
15. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (81),
16. Most 6th Place QualificationsFerrari (65),
17. Most 13th Place QualificationsLotus (42)

Championships
1 Jody Scheckter 44 
same
2 Jacques Laffite 36 
same
3 Alan Jones 34 
up
4 Gilles Villeneuve 32 
down
5 Clay Regazzoni 24 
same
6 Patrick Depailler 20 
same
7 Carlos Reutemann 20 
same
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 Jochen Mass 3 
up
15 NÚlson Piquet 3 
up
16 Jacky Ickx 3 
up
17 Riccardo Patrese 2 
down
18 Emerson Fittipaldi 1 
down
 Niki Lauda 1 
down
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 80 
same
2 Ligier / Ford 61 
same
3 Williams / Ford 58 
same
4 Lotus / Ford 37 
same
5 Tyrrell / Ford 21 
same
6 Renault / Renault 20 
same
7 McLaren / Ford 13 
same
8 Arrows / Ford 5 
same
9 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 4 
same
10 Fittipaldi / Ford 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 27Car 16Car 12
EntrantAlbilad-Saudia Racing TeamEquipe Renault ElfScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
DriverAlan JonesRenÚ ArnouxGilles Villeneuve
CarWilliams FW07Renault RS10Ferrari 312T4
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Renault 1.5 V6TFerrari 3.0 F12
Time1:41'19.7751'15.4611'19.438
Speed187.675 km/h201.609 km/h191.515 km/h


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