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1979 Austrian GP
1978 Dutch GP

1979 Dutch GP

1979 Fuji Tapes Trophy
1979 Italian GP
1980 Dutch GP
 XXVI  Grote Prijs van Nederland

Event Overview • SessionsEntry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateSunday 26 August 1979
Start time14:00
Event Dutch GP
Circuit Zandvoort
Event FormatRace of 75 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#12 of 15 in 1979
#325 (of all time)
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
DebutantsNone
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 Season Ferrari (7),
5. Most 5th Place Qualifications in a Season Jody Scheckter (5),
6. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season Arrows (5)
Records Extended 1. Most Podium Finishes Ferrari (265),
2. Most Retirements Lotus (367),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (401),
4. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (269),
5. Most 2nd Place Finishes Ferrari (104),
6. Most Fastest Laps Ferrari (91),
7. Most Races Led Ferrari (191),
8. Most Laps Led Ferrari (5419),
9. Most Race Entries Lotus (855),
10. Most Failures to Qualify Arturo Merzario (22),
11. Most 5th Place Qualifications Ferrari (81),
12. Most 6th Place Qualifications Ferrari (65),
13. Most 13th Place Qualifications Lotus (42)

World Championship standings
1  Jody Scheckter 44 
2  Jacques Laffite 36 up
3  Alan Jones 34 up
4  Gilles Villeneuve 32 up
5  Clay Regazzoni 24 
6  Patrick Depailler 20 
7  Carlos Reutemann 20 
8  Jean-Pierre Jarier 13 
9  John Watson 13 
10  Mario Andretti 12 
11  RenÚ Arnoux 11 
12  Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9 
13  Didier Pironi 8 
14  NÚlson Piquet 3 
15  Jacky Ickx 3 up
16  Jochen Mass 3 up
17  Riccardo Patrese 2 up
18  Emerson Fittipaldi 1 up
  Niki Lauda 1 up
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 up

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
Car Williams FW07 Renault RS10 Ferrari 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