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1979 South African GP
1978 US West GP

1979 US West GP

1979 Race of Champions
1979 Spanish GP
1980 US West GP
 V  Lubri Con Grand Prix of Long Beach


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

Details
DateSunday 8 April 1979
Start time14:00
EventUS West GP
CircuitLong Beach
Event FormatRace of 80 laps
Race4 of 17
Championship race317
Circuit
Laps80
Circuit Perimeter3251 m
Race Distance3251 × 80 + 1625 = 261.705 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries26
Qualifiers26
Finishers9
Championship Debutants
Wolf WR8 (Car Model),    Lowenbrau Team McLaren (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 12 - 20th Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Didier Pironi - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Ferrari - 75th Win (Car Manufacturer)
Ferrari - 75th Win (Engine Manufacturer)
Fittipaldi Automotive - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Gilles Villeneuve - 1st Pole Position (Driver)
Team Rebaque - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most 4th Fastest LapsLotus (22),
2. Most PolesFerrari (88)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (354),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (260),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (392),
4. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (260),
5. Most Race WinsFerrari (76),
6. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (101),
7. Most Fastest LapsFerrari (87),
8. Most 2nd Fastest LapsFerrari (32),
9. Most 6th Fastest LapsLotus (20),
10. Most 9th Fastest LapsLotus (18),
11. Most 14th Fastest LapsJohn Watson (8),
12. Most Races LedFerrari (186),
13. Most Laps LedFerrari (5241),
14. Most Race EntriesLotus (832),
15. Most Perfect WeekendsFerrari (37),
16. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (77)

Championships
1 Gilles Villeneuve 20 
up
2 Jacques Laffite 18 
down
3 Jody Scheckter 13 
up
4 Carlos Reutemann 12 
down
5 Patrick Depailler 11 
down
6 Mario Andretti 8 
same
7 Jean-Pierre Jarier 5 
same
8 Alan Jones 4 
up
 John Watson 4 
down
10 Didier Pironi 3 
down
11 Emerson Fittipaldi 1 
same
 Niki Lauda 1 
down
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 33 
up
2 Ligier / Ford 29 
down
3 Lotus / Ford 20 
same
4 Tyrrell / Ford 8 
same
5 McLaren / Ford 4 
same
 Williams / Ford 4 
up
7 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 1 
down
 Fittipaldi / Ford 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 12Car 12Car 12
EntrantScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
DriverGilles VilleneuveGilles VilleneuveGilles Villeneuve
CarFerrari 312T4Ferrari 312T4Ferrari 312T4
EngineFerrari 3.0 F12Ferrari 3.0 F12Ferrari 3.0 F12
Time1:50'25.401'18.8251'21.20
Speed142.201 km/h148.476 km/h144.133 km/h


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