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1979 Monaco GP
1978 French GP

1979 French GP

1979 British GP
1980 French GP
 LXV  Grand Prix de France


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

Details
DateSunday 1 July 1979
Start time14:00
EventFrench GP
CircuitDijon
Event FormatRace of 80 laps
Race9 of 17
Championship race321
Circuit
Laps80
Circuit Perimeter3800 m
Race Distance3800 × 80 = 304.000 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Dry
Participants
Entries27
Qualifiers25
Finishers18
Championship Debutants
Patrick Gaillard (Driver),    Arrows A2 (Car Model)
MilestonesAlfa Romeo - 50th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Alfa Romeo - 200th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Elf - 25th Pole Position (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Equipe Renault Elf - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Equipe Renault Elf - 1st Win (Entrant)
Jean-Pierre Jabouille - 1st Win (Driver)
Merzario - 25th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Michelin - 10th Win (Tyre Manufacturer)
René Arnoux - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Renault - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Manufacturer)
Renault - 1st Win (Car Manufacturer)
Renault - 1st Fastest Lap (Engine Manufacturer)
Renault - 1st Win (Engine Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 11th Place FinishesJohn Watson (7),
2. Most 8th Fastest LapsBrabham (16),
3. Most 23rd Place Qualifications in a SeasonHector Rebaque (4)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (359),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (264),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (396),
4. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (263),
5. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (102),
6. Most 13th Place FinishesLotus (15),
7. Most 4th Fastest LapsJody Scheckter (11),
8. Most 9th Fastest LapsLotus (20),
9. Most 16th Fastest LapsLotus (22),
10. Most 17th Fastest LapsLotus (17),
11. Most Races LedFerrari (189),
12. Most Laps LedFerrari (5380),
13. Most Race EntriesLotus (843),
14. Most Failures to QualifyArturo Merzario (18),
15. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (79),
16. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (78),
17. Most 12th Place QualificationsLotus (40),
18. Most 13th Place QualificationsLotus (40)

Championships
1 Jody Scheckter 30 
same
2 Gilles Villeneuve 26 
up
3 Jacques Laffite 24 
down
4 Patrick Depailler 20 
same
5 Carlos Reutemann 20 
same
6 Mario Andretti 12 
same
7 Jean-Pierre Jarier 9 
up
8 Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9 
up
9 Didier Pironi 8 
down
10 John Watson 8 
down
11 Clay Regazzoni 7 
down
12 Alan Jones 7 
down
13 René Arnoux 4 
up
14 Riccardo Patrese 2 
down
15 Emerson Fittipaldi 1 
down
 Niki Lauda 1 
down
17 Jochen Mass 1 
down
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 60 
same
2 Ligier / Ford 46 
same
3 Lotus / Ford 37 
same
4 Tyrrell / Ford 17 
same
5 Williams / Ford 14 
same
6 Renault / Renault 13 
up
7 McLaren / Ford 8 
down
8 Arrows / Ford 3 
down
9 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 1 
down
 Fittipaldi / Ford 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 15Car 15Car 16
EntrantEquipe Renault ElfEquipe Renault ElfEquipe Renault Elf
DriverJean-Pierre JabouilleJean-Pierre JabouilleRené Arnoux
CarRenault RS10Renault RS10Renault RS10
EngineRenault 1.5 V6TRenault 1.5 V6TRenault 1.5 V6T
Time1:35'20.421'07.191'09.16
Speed191.315 km/h203.602 km/h197.802 km/h


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