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1978 British GP
1977 German GP

1978 German GP

1978 Dave Lee Travis Trophy
1978 Austrian GP
1979 German GP
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Event Overview • SessionsEntry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateSunday 30 July 1978
Start time14:00
Event German GP
Circuit Hockenheim
Event FormatRace of 45 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#11 of 16 in 1978
#308 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps45
Circuit Perimeter6789 m
Race Distance6789 × 45 = 305.505 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Very hot, Dry
Participants
Entries30
Qualifiers24
Finishers11
Debutants
NÚlson Piquet (Driver),    Sachs Racing (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 1 – 200th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 3 – 200th Race Entry (Car Number)
John Player Team Lotus – 200th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most 17th Place Qualifications Rolf Stommelen (9)
Records Extended 1. Most Retirements Lotus (343),
2. Most 7th Place Finishes Brabham (28),
3. Most Race Entries Lotus (805),
4. Most Failures to Qualify Arturo Merzario (11),
5. Most 18th Place Qualifications Lotus (29),
6. Most 3rd Place Qualifications in a Season Niki Lauda (6)

World Championship standings
1  Mario Andretti 54 
2  Ronnie Peterson 36 
3  Carlos Reutemann 31 
4  Niki Lauda 31 
5  Patrick Depailler 26 
6  John Watson 16 
7  Jody Scheckter 14 up
8  Jacques Laffite 14 up
9  Emerson Fittipaldi 10 up
10  Riccardo Patrese 8 up
11  James Hunt 8 up
12  Didier Pironi 7 up
13  Alan Jones 5 up
14  Patrick Tambay 5 up
15  Clay Regazzoni 4 
16  Gilles Villeneuve 3 
17  Hans-Joachim Stuck 2 
18  Hector Rebaque 1 
1  Lotus / Ford 67 
2  Brabham / Alfa Romeo 40 
3  Ferrari / Ferrari 31 
4  Tyrrell / Ford 30 
5  Wolf / Ford 14 up
6  Ligier / Matra 14 
7  McLaren / Ford 12 up
8  Fittipaldi / Ford 10 up
9  Arrows / Ford 8 up
10  Shadow / Ford 6 
11  Williams / Ford 5 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 5Car 5Car 6
EntrantJohn Player Team LotusJohn Player Team LotusJohn Player Team Lotus
Driver Mario Andretti Mario Andretti Ronnie Peterson
Car Lotus 79 Lotus 79 Lotus 79
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:28'00.901'51.901'55.62
Speed208.263 km/h218.413 km/h211.386 km/h