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1976 Canadian GP
1975 United States GP

1976 United States GP

1976 Japanese GP
1977 United States GP
 XIX  United States Grand Prix


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

Details
DateSunday 10 October 1976
Start time14:00
EventUnited States GP
CircuitWatkins Glen
Event FormatRace of 59 laps
Race17 of 18
Championship race279
Circuit
Laps59
Circuit Perimeter5435 m
Race Distance5435 × 59 = 320.665 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherCold, Dry
Participants
Entries27
Qualifiers26
Finishers14
Championship Debutants
Alex Ribeiro (Driver),    Warwick Brown (Driver)
MilestonesFina - 250th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Jody Scheckter - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
Mario Andretti - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
Shadow Racing Team - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
Texaco - 25th Win (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 10th Place QualificationsBrabham (32),
2. Most 19th Place Qualifications Jacky Ickx (7),
3. Most 5th Place Qualifications in a SeasonFerrari (6),
4. Most 10th Place Qualifications in a SeasonBrabham (7),
5. Most 18th Place Qualifications in a Season Alan Jones (4),
6. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season Jacky Ickx (4),
7. Most 26th Place Qualifications in a SeasonSurtees (4)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (219),
2. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (231),
3. Most RetirementsLotus (319),
4. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (351),
5. Most 3rd Place FinishesFerrari (75),
6. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioTyrrell (14.13%),
7. Most Race EntriesLotus (736),
8. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (70),
9. Most 20th Place QualificationsLotus (22),
10. Most 26th Place Qualifications Henri Pescarolo (5)

Championships
1  Niki Lauda 68 
2  James Hunt 65 
3  Jody Scheckter 49 
4  Patrick Depailler 33 
5  Clay Regazzoni 29 
6  Jacques Laffite 20 
7  John Watson 20 
8  Jochen Mass 19 
9  Mario Andretti 13 
10  Gunnar Nilsson 10 
11  Tom Pryce 10 
12  Ronnie Peterson 10 
13  Hans-Joachim Stuck 8 
up
14  Carlos Pace 7 
down
15  Alan Jones 4 
16  Carlos Reutemann 3 
17  Emerson Fittipaldi 3 
18  Chris Amon 2 
19  Rolf Stommelen 1 
  Vittorio Brambilla 1 
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 81 
2 McLaren / Ford 70 
3 Tyrrell / Ford 65 
4 Ligier / Matra 20 
5 Penske / Ford 20 
up
6 Lotus / Ford 20 
down
7 March / Ford 19 
8 Shadow / Ford 10 
9 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 9 
10 Surtees / Ford 4 
11 Fittipaldi / Ford 3 
12 Ensign / Ford 2 
13 Parnelli / Ford 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 11Car 11Car 11
EntrantMarlboro Team McLarenMarlboro Team McLarenMarlboro Team McLaren
Driver James Hunt James Hunt James Hunt
CarMcLaren M23McLaren M23McLaren M23
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:42'40.7411'43.6221'42.851
Speed187.379 km/h188.821 km/h190.236 km/h


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