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1979 Canadian GP
1978 United States GP

1979 United States GP

1980 Argentine GP
1980 United States GP
 XXII  Toyota United States Grand Prix


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

Details
DateSunday 7 October 1979
Start time14:00
EventUnited States GP
CircuitWatkins Glen
Event FormatRace of 59 laps
Race17 of 17
Championship race328
Circuit
Laps59
Circuit Perimeter5435 m
Race Distance5435 × 59 = 320.665 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Cold, Wet
Participants
Entries30
Qualifiers24
Finishers7
Championship DebutantsNone
MilestonesAlex Ribeiro - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Bruno Giacomelli - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Candy Tyrrell Team - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Derek Daly - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
NÚlson Piquet - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
NÚlson Piquet - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Williams - 75th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season Riccardo Patrese (5)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (370),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (406),
3. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (274),
4. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (269),
5. Most Race WinsFerrari (80),
6. Most Races LedFerrari (194),
7. Most Laps LedFerrari (5562),
8. Most Race EntriesLotus (861),
9. Most Failures to Qualify Arturo Merzario (25),
10. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (81),
11. Most Failures to Qualify in a Season Arturo Merzario (12),
12. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a SeasonArrows (6)

Championships
1  Jody Scheckter 51 
2  Gilles Villeneuve 47 
3  Alan Jones 40 
4  Jacques Laffite 36 
5  Clay Regazzoni 29 
6  Patrick Depailler 20 
7  Carlos Reutemann 20 
8  RenÚ Arnoux 17 
up
9  John Watson 15 
10  Mario Andretti 14 
down
11  Didier Pironi 14 
up
12  Jean-Pierre Jarier 14 
down
13  Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9 
14  Niki Lauda 4 
15  Jochen Mass 3 
16  NÚlson Piquet 3 
  Elio de Angelis 3 
up
18  Jacky Ickx 3 
down
19  Riccardo Patrese 2 
down
20  Hans-Joachim Stuck 2 
21  Emerson Fittipaldi 1 
down
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 113 
2 Williams / Ford 75 
3 Ligier / Ford 61 
4 Lotus / Ford 39 
5 Tyrrell / Ford 28 
6 Renault / Renault 26 
7 McLaren / Ford 15 
8 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 7 
9 Arrows / Ford 5 
10 Shadow / Ford 3 
up
11 ATS / Ford 2 
12 Fittipaldi / Ford 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 12Car 27Car 6
EntrantScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACAlbilad-Saudia Racing TeamParmalat Racing Team
Driver Gilles Villeneuve Alan Jones NÚlson Piquet
CarFerrari 312T4Williams FW07Brabham BT49
EngineFerrari 3.0 F12Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:52'17.7341'35.6151'40.054
Speed171.333 km/h204.633 km/h195.554 km/h


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