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1978 Swedish GP
1977 French GP

1978 French GP

1978 British GP
1979 French GP
 LXIV  Grand Prix de France


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

Details
DateSunday 2 July 1978
Start time14:00
EventFrench GP
CircuitPaul Ricard
Event FormatRace of 54 laps
Race10 of 17
Championship race306
Circuit
Laps54
Circuit Perimeter5810 m
Race Distance5810 × 54 = 313.740 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Hot, Dry
Participants
Entries29
Qualifiers26
Finishers18
Championship DebutantsNone
MilestonesCar 11 - 20th Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Car 33 - 50th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 9 - 200th Race Entry (Car Number)
Agip - 25th Fastest Lap (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Brabham - 20th Pole Position (Car Manufacturer)
John Player Team Lotus - 25th Win (Entrant)
Mario Andretti - 10th Win (Driver)
Valvoline - 10th Win (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Williams Grand Prix Engineering - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most 17th Place FinishesSurtees (6),
2. Most Failures to QualifyLotus (41),
3. Most 3rd Place Qualifications in a Season Niki Lauda (5),
4. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season Emerson Fittipaldi (5)
Records Extended 1. Most Fastest LapsFerrari (85),
2. Most Race EntriesLotus (799),
3. Most Failures to Qualify Arturo Merzario (10),
4. Most 8th Place QualificationsFerrari (47),
5. Most 9th Place QualificationsFerrari (37),
6. Most 24th Place Qualifications Brett Lunger (7)

Championships
1  Mario Andretti 45 
2  Ronnie Peterson 36 
3  Niki Lauda 25 
4  Patrick Depailler 23 
5  Carlos Reutemann 22 
6  John Watson 12 
up
7  Jacques Laffite 10 
down
8  Riccardo Patrese 8 
9  Jody Scheckter 8 
up
10  James Hunt 8 
up
11  Emerson Fittipaldi 7 
down
12  Alan Jones 5 
up
13  Didier Pironi 5 
down
14  Patrick Tambay 4 
down
15  Clay Regazzoni 4 
down
16  Gilles Villeneuve 3 
down
1 Lotus / Ford 58 
2 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 34 
3 Tyrrell / Ford 25 
4 Ferrari / Ferrari 22 
5 McLaren / Ford 11 
up
6 Ligier / Matra 10 
down
7 Arrows / Ford 8 
down
8 Wolf / Ford 8 
9 Fittipaldi / Ford 7 
down
10 Williams / Ford 5 
up
11 Shadow / Ford 4 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 5Car 2Car 11
EntrantJohn Player Team LotusParmalat Racing TeamScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
Driver Mario Andretti John Watson Carlos Reutemann
CarLotus 79Brabham BT46Ferrari 312T3
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Alfa Romeo 3.0 F12Ferrari 3.0 F12
Time1:38'51.921'44.411'48.56
Speed190.404 km/h200.326 km/h192.668 km/h


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