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1978 Season
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1978 Dutch GP
1977 Italian GP

1978 Italian GP

1978 United States GP
1979 Italian GP
 XLIX  Gran Premio d'Italia


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

Details
DateSunday 10 September 1978
Start time14:00
EventItalian GP
CircuitMonza
Event FormatRace of 52 laps
Race15 of 17
Championship race311
Circuit
Laps40
Circuit Perimeter5800 m
Race Distance5800 × 52 = 301.600 km (scheduled)
5800 × 40 = 232.000 km (raced)
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries32
Qualifiers24
Finishers14
Championship DebutantsCarlo Franchi (Driver)
MilestonesAlan Jones - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
Arrows Racing Team - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
Arrows - 25th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Brabham - 20th Win (Car Manufacturer)
Hector Rebaque - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Jean-Pierre Jabouille - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Mario Andretti - 10th Fastest Lap (Driver)
Marlboro Team McLaren - 100th Race Entry (Entrant)
Niki Lauda - 100th Race Entry (Driver)
Team Surtees - 75th Race Entry (Entrant)
Tyrrell - 250th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Williams Grand Prix Engineering - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
DeathsRonnie Peterson
Records Broken 1. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify Keke Rosberg (4),
2. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify in a Season Keke Rosberg (4)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (346),
2. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (253),
3. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (251),
4. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (383),
5. Most 3rd Place FinishesFerrari (82),
6. Most Races LedFerrari (181),
7. Most Laps LedFerrari (5006),
8. Most Race EntriesLotus (814),
9. Most Failures to QualifyLotus (42),
10. Most 2nd Place QualificationsFerrari (84)

Championships
1  Mario Andretti 64 
2  Ronnie Peterson 51 
3  Niki Lauda 44 
4  Carlos Reutemann 35 
up
5  Patrick Depailler 32 
down
6  John Watson 25 
7  Jacques Laffite 19 
8  Emerson Fittipaldi 15 
9  Jody Scheckter 14 
10  Riccardo Patrese 8 
11  James Hunt 8 
12  Gilles Villeneuve 8 
13  Patrick Tambay 7 
up
14  Didier Pironi 7 
down
15  Alan Jones 5 
16  Clay Regazzoni 4 
17  Hans-Joachim Stuck 2 
18  Hector Rebaque 1 
  Vittorio Brambilla 1 
1 Lotus / Ford 86 
2 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 53 
3 Ferrari / Ferrari 40 
4 Tyrrell / Ford 36 
5 Ligier / Matra 19 
6 Fittipaldi / Ford 15 
7 Wolf / Ford 14 
8 McLaren / Ford 14 
9 Arrows / Ford 8 
10 Shadow / Ford 6 
11 Williams / Ford 5 
12 Surtees / Ford 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 1Car 5Car 5
EntrantParmalat Racing TeamJohn Player Team LotusJohn Player Team Lotus
Driver Niki Lauda Mario Andretti Mario Andretti
CarBrabham BT46Lotus 79Lotus 79
EngineAlfa Romeo 3.0 F12Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:07'04.541'37.5201'38.23
Speed207.527 km/h214.110 km/h212.562 km/h


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