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1978 Season
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1978 Italian GP
1977 United States GP

1978 United States GP

1978 Canadian GP
1979 United States GP
 XXI  Toyota United States Grand Prix


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

Details
DateSunday 1 October 1978
Start time14:00
EventUnited States GP
CircuitWatkins Glen
Event FormatRace of 59 laps
Race16 of 17
Championship race312
Circuit
Laps59
Circuit Perimeter5435 m
Race Distance5435 × 59 = 320.665 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Dry
Participants
Entries27
Qualifiers26
Finishers16
Championship Debutants
Beppe Gabbiani (Driver),
Bobby Rahal (Driver),
   ATS D1 (Car Model)
MilestonesCar 11 - 200th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 55 - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Jean-Pierre Jarier - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Highest 3rd Place Finish RatioWolf (16.22%),
2. Most Poles in a SeasonLotus (11),
3. Most 24th Place Qualifications in a Season Brett Lunger (5)
Records Extended 1. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (254),
2. Most RetirementsLotus (348),
3. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (252),
4. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (384),
5. Most Race WinsFerrari (73),
6. Most Races LedFerrari (182),
7. Most Laps LedFerrari (5063),
8. Most Race EntriesLotus (817),
9. Most 2nd Place QualificationsFerrari (85),
10. Most 4th Place QualificationsFerrari (78),
11. Most 24th Place Qualifications Brett Lunger (9),
12. Most 12th Place Qualifications in a Season Patrick Depailler (6)

Championships
1  Mario Andretti 64 
2  Ronnie Peterson 51 
3  Carlos Reutemann 44 
up
4  Niki Lauda 44 
down
5  Patrick Depailler 32 
6  John Watson 25 
7  Jacques Laffite 19 
8  Jody Scheckter 18 
up
9  Emerson Fittipaldi 17 
down
10  Alan Jones 11 
up
11  Riccardo Patrese 8 
down
12  James Hunt 8 
down
13  Patrick Tambay 8 
14  Gilles Villeneuve 8 
down
15  Didier Pironi 7 
down
16  Clay Regazzoni 4 
17  Jean-Pierre Jabouille 3 
up
18  Hans-Joachim Stuck 2 
down
19  Hector Rebaque 1 
down
  Vittorio Brambilla 1 
down
1 Lotus / Ford 86 
2 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 53 
3 Ferrari / Ferrari 49 
4 Tyrrell / Ford 36 
5 Ligier / Matra 19 
6 Wolf / Ford 18 
up
7 Fittipaldi / Ford 17 
down
8 McLaren / Ford 15 
9 Williams / Ford 11 
up
10 Arrows / Ford 8 
down
11 Shadow / Ford 6 
down
12 Renault / Renault 3 
up
13 Surtees / Ford 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 11Car 5Car 55
EntrantScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACJohn Player Team LotusJohn Player Team Lotus
Driver Carlos Reutemann Mario Andretti Jean-Pierre Jarier
CarFerrari 312T3Lotus 79Lotus 79
EngineFerrari 3.0 F12Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:40'48.8001'38.1141'39.557
Speed190.847 km/h199.421 km/h196.531 km/h


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