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1978 French GP
1977 British GP

1978 British GP

1978 German GP
1979 British GP
 XXXI  John Player British Grand Prix


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

Details
DateSunday 16 July 1978
Start time14:00
EventBritish GP
CircuitBrands Hatch
Event FormatRace of 76 laps
Race11 of 17
Championship race307
Circuit
Laps76
Circuit Perimeter4207 m
Race Distance4207 × 76 = 319.732 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries30
Qualifiers26
Finishers10
Championship Debutants
Geoff Lees (Driver),    Mario Deliotti Racing (Entrant)
MilestonesATS - 20th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Castrol - 50th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Didier Pironi - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Fina - 10th Fastest Lap (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Fittipaldi Automotive - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Liggett Group/BS Fabrications - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Merzario - 10th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Parmalat Racing Team - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Team Rebaque - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most 18th Place Qualifications Hans-Joachim Stuck (8)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (248),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (380),
3. Most RetirementsLotus (342),
4. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (251),
5. Most Race WinsFerrari (72),
6. Most Races LedFerrari (178),
7. Most Laps LedFerrari (4962),
8. Most Race EntriesLotus (802),
9. Most 8th Place QualificationsFerrari (48),
10. Most 24th Place Qualifications Brett Lunger (8)

Championships
1  Mario Andretti 45 
2  Ronnie Peterson 36 
3  Carlos Reutemann 31 
up
4  Niki Lauda 31 
down
5  Patrick Depailler 26 
down
6  John Watson 16 
7  Jacques Laffite 10 
8  Riccardo Patrese 8 
9  Jody Scheckter 8 
10  James Hunt 8 
11  Emerson Fittipaldi 7 
12  Patrick Tambay 5 
up
13  Alan Jones 5 
down
14  Didier Pironi 5 
down
15  Clay Regazzoni 4 
16  Gilles Villeneuve 3 
17  Hans-Joachim Stuck 2 
1 Lotus / Ford 58 
2 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 40 
3 Ferrari / Ferrari 31 
up
4 Tyrrell / Ford 28 
down
5 McLaren / Ford 12 
6 Ligier / Matra 10 
7 Arrows / Ford 8 
8 Wolf / Ford 8 
9 Fittipaldi / Ford 7 
10 Shadow / Ford 6 
up
11 Williams / Ford 5 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 11Car 6Car 1
EntrantScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACJohn Player Team LotusParmalat Racing Team
Driver Carlos Reutemann Ronnie Peterson Niki Lauda
CarFerrari 312T3Lotus 79Brabham BT46
EngineFerrari 3.0 F12Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Alfa Romeo 3.0 F12
Time1:42'12.391'16.801'18.60
Speed187.698 km/h197.203 km/h192.687 km/h


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