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1979 Season
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1979 Canadian GP
1978 United States GP

1979 United States GP

1980 Argentine GP
1980 United States GP
 XXII  Toyota United States Grand Prix


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

Details
DateSunday 7 October 1979
Start time14:00
EventUnited States GP
CircuitWatkins Glen
Event FormatRace of 59 laps
Race17 of 17
Championship race328
Circuit
Laps59
Circuit Perimeter5435 m
Race Distance5435 × 59 = 320.665 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Cold, Wet
Participants
Entries30
Qualifiers24
Finishers7
Championship DebutantsNone
MilestonesAlex Ribeiro - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Bruno Giacomelli - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Candy Tyrrell Team - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Derek Daly - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
NÚlson Piquet - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
NÚlson Piquet - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Williams - 75th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 11th Fastest LapsAlan Jones (7),
2. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a SeasonRiccardo Patrese (5)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (274),
2. Most RetirementsLotus (370),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (406),
4. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (269),
5. Most Race WinsFerrari (80),
6. Most 4th Fastest LapsFerrari (25),
7. Most 18th Fastest LapsLotus (11),
8. Most 21st Fastest LapsLotus (10),
9. Most Races LedFerrari (194),
10. Most Laps LedFerrari (5562),
11. Most Race EntriesLotus (861),
12. Most Failures to QualifyArturo Merzario (25),
13. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (81),
14. Most Failures to Qualify in a SeasonArturo Merzario (12),
15. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a SeasonArrows (6)

Championships
1 Jody Scheckter 51 
same
2 Gilles Villeneuve 47 
same
3 Alan Jones 40 
same
4 Jacques Laffite 36 
same
5 Clay Regazzoni 29 
same
6 Patrick Depailler 20 
same
7 Carlos Reutemann 20 
same
8 RenÚ Arnoux 17 
up
9 John Watson 15 
same
10 Mario Andretti 14 
down
11 Didier Pironi 14 
up
12 Jean-Pierre Jarier 14 
down
13 Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9 
same
14 Niki Lauda 4 
same
15 Jochen Mass 3 
same
16 Elio de Angelis 3 
up
 NÚlson Piquet 3 
same
18 Jacky Ickx 3 
down
19 Riccardo Patrese 2 
down
20 Hans-Joachim Stuck 2 
same
21 Emerson Fittipaldi 1 
down
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 113 
same
2 Williams / Ford 75 
same
3 Ligier / Ford 61 
same
4 Lotus / Ford 39 
same
5 Tyrrell / Ford 28 
same
6 Renault / Renault 26 
same
7 McLaren / Ford 15 
same
8 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 7 
same
9 Arrows / Ford 5 
same
10 Shadow / Ford 3 
up
11 ATS / Ford 2 
same
12 Fittipaldi / Ford 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 12Car 27Car 6
EntrantScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACAlbilad-Saudia Racing TeamParmalat Racing Team
DriverGilles VilleneuveAlan JonesNÚlson Piquet
CarFerrari 312T4Williams FW07Brabham BT49
EngineFerrari 3.0 F12Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:52'17.7341'35.6151'40.054
Speed171.333 km/h204.633 km/h195.554 km/h


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