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1979 Austrian GP
1978 Dutch GP

1979 Dutch GP

1979 Italian GP
1980 Dutch GP
 XXVI  Grote Prijs van Nederland


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

Details
DateSunday 26 August 1979
Start time14:00
EventDutch GP
CircuitZandvoort
Event FormatRace of 75 laps
Race13 of 17
Championship race325
Circuit
Laps75
Circuit Perimeter4226 m
Race Distance4226 × 75 = 316.950 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Dry
Participants
Entries26
Qualifiers24
Finishers7
Championship DebutantsZandvoort (4226 m) (Circuit Layout)
MilestonesCar 17 - 200th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 28 - 200th Race Entry (Car Number)
Records Broken 1. Most Consecutive Retirements Niki Lauda (9),
2. Most 5th Place Qualifications Jody Scheckter (14),
3. Most Failures to Qualify in a Season Arturo Merzario (9),
4. Most 5th Place Qualifications in a SeasonFerrari (7),
5. Most 5th Place Qualifications in a Season Jody Scheckter (5),
6. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a SeasonArrows (5)
Records Extended 1. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (401),
2. Most RetirementsLotus (367),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (265),
4. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (269),
5. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (104),
6. Most Fastest LapsFerrari (91),
7. Most Races LedFerrari (191),
8. Most Laps LedFerrari (5419),
9. Most Race EntriesLotus (855),
10. Most Failures to Qualify Arturo Merzario (22),
11. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (81),
12. Most 6th Place QualificationsFerrari (65),
13. Most 13th Place QualificationsLotus (42)

Championships
1  Jody Scheckter 44 
2  Jacques Laffite 36 
3  Alan Jones 34 
up
4  Gilles Villeneuve 32 
down
5  Clay Regazzoni 24 
6  Patrick Depailler 20 
7  Carlos Reutemann 20 
8  John Watson 13 
9  Jean-Pierre Jarier 13 
10  Mario Andretti 12 
11  RenÚ Arnoux 11 
12  Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9 
13  Didier Pironi 8 
14  Jochen Mass 3 
up
15  NÚlson Piquet 3 
up
16  Jacky Ickx 3 
up
17  Riccardo Patrese 2 
down
18  Emerson Fittipaldi 1 
down
  Niki Lauda 1 
down
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 80 
2 Ligier / Ford 61 
3 Williams / Ford 58 
4 Lotus / Ford 37 
5 Tyrrell / Ford 21 
6 Renault / Renault 20 
7 McLaren / Ford 13 
8 Arrows / Ford 5 
9 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 4 
10 Fittipaldi / Ford 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 27Car 16Car 12
EntrantAlbilad-Saudia Racing TeamEquipe Renault ElfScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
Driver Alan Jones RenÚ Arnoux Gilles Villeneuve
CarWilliams FW07Renault RS10Ferrari 312T4
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Renault 1.5 V6TFerrari 3.0 F12
Time1:41'19.7751'15.4611'19.438
Speed187.675 km/h201.609 km/h191.515 km/h


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