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1978 British GP
1977 German GP

1978 German GP

1978 Austrian GP
1979 German GP
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Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 30 July 1978
Start time14:00
EventGerman GP
CircuitHockenheim
Event FormatRace of 45 laps
Race12 of 17
Championship race308
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
Championship Debutants
NÚlson Piquet (Driver),    Sachs Racing (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 20 - 250th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 6 - 20th Fastest Lap (Car Number)
John Player Team Lotus - 200th Race Entry (Entrant)
Patrick Depailler - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
Surtees - 250th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 17th Place Qualifications Rolf Stommelen (9)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (343),
2. Most 7th Place FinishesBrabham (28),
3. Most Race EntriesLotus (805),
4. Most Failures to Qualify Arturo Merzario (11),
5. Most 18th Place QualificationsLotus (29),
6. Most 3rd Place Qualifications in a Season Niki Lauda (6)

Championships
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 
down
9  Emerson Fittipaldi 10 
up
10  Riccardo Patrese 8 
down
11  James Hunt 8 
down
12  Didier Pironi 7 
up
13  Patrick Tambay 5 
down
14  Alan Jones 5 
down
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 
down
8 Fittipaldi / Ford 10 
up
9 Arrows / Ford 8 
down
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
CarLotus 79Lotus 79Lotus 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


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