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1979 German GP
1978 Austrian GP

1979 Austrian GP

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

Details
DateSunday 12 August 1979
Start time14:00
EventAustrian GP
CircuitOsterreichring
Event FormatRace of 54 laps
Race12 of 17
Championship race324
Circuit
Laps54
Circuit Perimeter5942 m
Race Distance5942 × 54 = 320.868 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherMild, Dry
Participants
Entries26
Qualifiers24
Finishers10
Championship Debutants
ATS D3 (Car Model),    Wolf WR9 (Car Model)
MilestonesCar 16 - 10th Pole Position (Car Number)
Agip - 200th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Arrows - 50th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Michelin - 10th Fastest Lap (Tyre Manufacturer)
René Arnoux - 1st Pole Position (Driver)
René Arnoux - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Wolf - 50th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken None
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (365),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (400),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (264),
4. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (268),
5. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (103),
6. Most 4th Place FinishesFerrari (65),
7. Most Races LedFerrari (190),
8. Most Laps LedFerrari (5383),
9. Most Race EntriesLotus (852),
10. Most Failures to QualifyLotus (45),
11. Most Failures to Qualify Arturo Merzario (21),
12. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (80),
13. Most 9th Place QualificationsFerrari (39),
14. Most 18th Place Qualifications Hans-Joachim Stuck (10)

Championships
1  Jody Scheckter 38 
2  Jacques Laffite 32 
3  Gilles Villeneuve 32 
4  Alan Jones 25 
up
5  Clay Regazzoni 24 
down
6  Patrick Depailler 20 
down
7  Carlos Reutemann 20 
down
8  John Watson 13 
9  Jean-Pierre Jarier 13 
10  Mario Andretti 12 
11  René Arnoux 11 
12  Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9 
13  Didier Pironi 8 
14  Riccardo Patrese 2 
15  Jochen Mass 2 
16  Niki Lauda 1 
  Emerson Fittipaldi 1 
18  Jacky Ickx 1 
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 74 
2 Ligier / Ford 55 
3 Williams / Ford 49 
4 Lotus / Ford 37 
5 Tyrrell / Ford 21 
6 Renault / Renault 20 
7 McLaren / Ford 13 
8 Arrows / Ford 4 
9 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 1 
 Fittipaldi / Ford 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 27Car 16Car 16
EntrantAlbilad-Saudia Racing TeamEquipe Renault ElfEquipe Renault Elf
Driver Alan Jones René Arnoux René Arnoux
CarWilliams FW07Renault RS10Renault RS10
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Renault 1.5 V6TRenault 1.5 V6T
Time1:27'38.011'34.071'35.77
Speed219.689 km/h227.397 km/h223.360 km/h


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