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1979 Belgian GP
1978 Monaco GP

1979 Monaco GP

1979 French GP
1980 Monaco GP
 XXXVII  Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco


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

Details
DateSunday 27 May 1979
Start time14:00
EventMonaco GP
CircuitMonte Carlo
Event FormatRace of 76 laps
Race8 of 17
Championship race320
Circuit
Laps76
Circuit Perimeter3312 m
Race Distance3312 × 76 = 251.712 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries25
Qualifiers20
Finishers6
Championship DebutantsMcLaren M28C (Car Model)
MilestonesCar 11 - 25th Win (Car Number)
Ensign - 100th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Fittipaldi - 75th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken None
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (263),
2. Most RetirementsLotus (358),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (395),
4. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (262),
5. Most Race WinsFerrari (78),
6. Most 17th Fastest LapsLotus (16),
7. Most Races LedFerrari (188),
8. Most Laps LedFerrari (5334),
9. Most Race EntriesLotus (840),
10. Most PolesFerrari (89),
11. Most 2nd Place QualificationsFerrari (87),
12. Most 13th Place QualificationsLotus (39),
13. Most 14th Place QualificationsJohn Watson (12)

Championships
1 Jody Scheckter 30 
up
2 Jacques Laffite 24 
down
3 Gilles Villeneuve 20 
same
4 Patrick Depailler 20 
same
5 Carlos Reutemann 20 
same
6 Mario Andretti 12 
same
7 John Watson 8 
up
 Didier Pironi 8 
same
9 Jean-Pierre Jarier 7 
down
10 Clay Regazzoni 6 
up
11 Alan Jones 4 
down
12 Riccardo Patrese 2 
down
13 Emerson Fittipaldi 1 
down
 Niki Lauda 1 
down
 Jochen Mass 1 
up
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 54 
same
2 Ligier / Ford 46 
same
3 Lotus / Ford 37 
same
4 Tyrrell / Ford 15 
same
5 Williams / Ford 10 
up
6 McLaren / Ford 8 
down
7 Arrows / Ford 3 
same
8 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 1 
same
 Fittipaldi / Ford 1 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 11Car 11Car 25
EntrantScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACLigier Gitanes
DriverJody ScheckterJody ScheckterPatrick Depailler
CarFerrari 312T4Ferrari 312T4Ligier JS11
EngineFerrari 3.0 F12Ferrari 3.0 F12Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:55'22.481'26.451'28.82
Speed130.902 km/h137.920 km/h134.240 km/h


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