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1979 Season
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1979 Race of Champions
1979 US West GP
1978 Spanish GP

1979 Spanish GP

1979 Belgian GP
1980 Spanish GP
 XXV  Gran Premio de España


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

Details
DateSunday 29 April 1979
Start time14:00
EventSpanish GP
CircuitJarama
Event FormatRace of 75 laps
Race6 of 17
Championship race318
Circuit
Laps75
Circuit Perimeter3404 m
Race Distance3404 × 75 = 255.300 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherCold, Dry
Participants
Entries27
Qualifiers24
Finishers14
Championship Debutants
Gianfranco Brancatelli (Driver),
Kauhsen (Car Manufacturer),
Kauhsen WK (Car Model),
Lotus 80 (Car Model),
McLaren M28B (Car Model),
   Merzario A2 (Car Model),
Renault RS10 (Car Model),
Williams FW07 (Car Model),
Willi Kauhsen Racing Team (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 25 - 1st Win (Car Number)
Albilad-Saudia Racing Team - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Arturo Merzario - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
Essex - 10th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Martini Racing Team Lotus - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Mobil - 10th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Nélson Piquet - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Team Tyrrell - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken None
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (261),
2. Most RetirementsLotus (355),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (393),
4. Most 4th Place FinishesFerrari (63),
5. Most Fastest LapsFerrari (88),
6. Most 6th Fastest LapsLotus (21),
7. Most 9th Fastest LapsLotus (19),
8. Most 15th Fastest LapsLotus (15),
9. Most Race EntriesLotus (835),
10. Most Failures to QualifyArturo Merzario (16),
11. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (78),
12. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (77)

Championships
1 Gilles Villeneuve 20 
same
2 Patrick Depailler 20 
up
3 Jacques Laffite 18 
down
4 Carlos Reutemann 18 
same
5 Jody Scheckter 16 
down
6 Mario Andretti 12 
same
7 Jean-Pierre Jarier 7 
same
8 Alan Jones 4 
same
 John Watson 4 
same
10 Didier Pironi 4 
same
11 Emerson Fittipaldi 1 
same
 Niki Lauda 1 
same
1 Ligier / Ford 38 
up
2 Ferrari / Ferrari 36 
down
3 Lotus / Ford 30 
same
4 Tyrrell / Ford 11 
same
5 McLaren / Ford 4 
same
 Williams / Ford 4 
same
7 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 1 
same
 Fittipaldi / Ford 1 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 25Car 26Car 12
EntrantLigier GitanesLigier GitanesScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
DriverPatrick DepaillerJacques LaffiteGilles Villeneuve
CarLigier JS11Ligier JS11Ferrari 312T4
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ferrari 3.0 F12
Time1:39'11.841'14.501'16.44
Speed154.419 km/h164.489 km/h160.314 km/h


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