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1978 Brazilian Grand Prix

Round
2/16
Date
Jan 29, 1978 at 00:00
Location
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Pos. Driver Constructor Time/Retired Grid Laps Points
1 #11 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 1:49:59.860 4th 63 9
2 #14 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi +49.130 7th 63 6
3 #1 Niki Lauda Brabham +57.020 10th 63 4
4 #5 Mario Andretti Lotus +1:33.120 3rd 63 3
5 #17 Clay Regazzoni Shadow +1 lap 15th 62 2
6 #3 Didier Pironi Tyrrell +1 lap 19th 62 1
7 #9 Jochen Mass ATS +1 lap 20th 62
8 #2 John Watson Brabham +2 laps 21st 61
9 #26 Jacques Laffite Ligier +2 laps 14th 61
10 #36 Riccardo Patrese Arrows +4 laps 18th 59
11 #27 Alan Jones Williams +5 laps 8th 58
DNF #25 Héctor Rebaque Lotus Physical 22nd 40
DNF #12 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Spun off 6th 35
DNF #8 Patrick Tambay McLaren Spun off 5th 34
DNF #16 Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow Fuel system 9th 25
DNF #7 James Hunt McLaren Spun off 2nd 25
DNF #20 Jody Scheckter Wolf Accident 12th 16
DNF #6 Ronnie Peterson Lotus Collision 1st 15
DNF #22 Danny Ongais Ensign Brakes 23rd 13
DNF #30 Brett Lunger McLaren Overheating 13th 11
DNF #4 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell Accident 11th 8
DNF #18 Rupert Keegan Surtees Accident 24th 5
DNS #23 Lamberto Leoni Ensign 17th
DNS #10 Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS 16th
DNQ #37 Arturo Merzario Merzario
DNQ #32 Eddie Cheever Theodore
DNQ #19 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees
DNQ #24 Divina Galica Hesketh
Pos. Driver Constructor Time Gap Laps
1 #6 Ronnie Peterson Lotus 1:40.450
2 #7 James Hunt McLaren 1:40.530 +0.080
3 #5 Mario Andretti Lotus 1:40.620 +0.170
4 #11 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 1:40.730 +0.280
5 #8 Patrick Tambay McLaren 1:40.940 +0.490
6 #12 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:40.970 +0.520
7 #14 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi 1:41.500 +1.050
8 #27 Alan Jones Williams 1:41.870 +1.420
9 #16 Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow 1:42.070 +1.620
10 #1 Niki Lauda Brabham 1:42.080 +1.630
11 #4 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 1:42.100 +1.650
12 #20 Jody Scheckter Wolf 1:42.110 +1.660
13 #30 Brett Lunger McLaren 1:42.650 +2.200
14 #26 Jacques Laffite Ligier 1:42.710 +2.260
15 #17 Clay Regazzoni Shadow 1:42.800 +2.350
16 #10 Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS 1:42.910 +2.460
17 #23 Lamberto Leoni Ensign 1:43.190 +2.740
18 #36 Riccardo Patrese Arrows 1:43.190 +2.740
19 #3 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 1:43.550 +3.100
20 #9 Jochen Mass ATS 1:43.740 +3.290
21 #2 John Watson Brabham 1:43.750 +3.300
22 #25 Héctor Rebaque Lotus 1:43.860 +3.410
23 #22 Danny Ongais Ensign 1:43.940 +3.490
24 #18 Rupert Keegan Surtees 1:44.200 +3.750
25 #37 Arturo Merzario Merzario 1:44.200 +3.750
26 #32 Eddie Cheever Theodore 1:44.280 +3.830
27 #19 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees 1:44.660 +4.210
28 #24 Divina Galica Hesketh 1:46.790 +6.340
Pos. Driver Constructor Time Gap Lap
1 #11 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 1:43.070 35

Standings

Driver standings
Pos. Driver Constructor Wins Podiums Points Gap
1 Mario Andretti Lotus 1 1 12
2 Niki Lauda Brabham 0 2 10 -2
3 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 1 1 9 -3
4 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi 0 1 6 -6
5 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 0 1 4 -8
6 James Hunt McLaren 0 0 3 -9
7 Ronnie Peterson Lotus 0 0 2 -10
8 Clay Regazzoni Shadow 0 0 2 -10
9 Patrick Tambay McLaren 0 0 1 -11
10 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 0 0 1 -11
Pos. Constructor Engine Wins Podiums Points Gap
1 Lotus Ford 1 1 12
2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 0 2 10 -2
3 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9 -3
4 Fittipaldi Ford 0 1 6 -6
5 Tyrrell Ford 0 1 5 -7
6 McLaren Ford 0 0 3 -9
7 Shadow Ford 0 0 2 -10

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2001 #4 David Coulthard Michael Schumacher Nick Heidfeld 1:15.693 - Ralf Schumacher Michael Schumacher
2000 #3 Michael Schumacher Giancarlo Fisichella Heinz-Harald Frentzen 1:14.755 - Michael Schumacher Mika Häkkinen
1999 #1 Mika Häkkinen Michael Schumacher Heinz-Harald Frentzen 1:18.448 - Mika Häkkinen Mika Häkkinen
1998 #8 Mika Häkkinen David Coulthard Michael Schumacher 1:19.337 - Mika Häkkinen Mika Häkkinen
1997 #3 Jacques Villeneuve Gerhard Berger Olivier Panis 1:18.397 - Jacques Villeneuve Jacques Villeneuve
1996 #5 Damon Hill Jean Alesi Michael Schumacher 1:21.547 - Damon Hill Damon Hill
1995 #1 Michael Schumacher David Coulthard Gerhard Berger 1:20.921 - Michael Schumacher Damon Hill
1994 #5 Michael Schumacher Damon Hill Jean Alesi 1:18.455 - Michael Schumacher Ayrton Senna
1993 #8 Ayrton Senna Damon Hill Michael Schumacher 1:20.024 - Michael Schumacher Alain Prost
1992 #5 Nigel Mansell Riccardo Patrese Michael Schumacher 1:19.490 - Riccardo Patrese Nigel Mansell
1991 #1 Ayrton Senna Riccardo Patrese Gerhard Berger 1:20.436 - Nigel Mansell Ayrton Senna
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1989 #27 Nigel Mansell Alain Prost Maurício Gugelmin 1:32.507 - Riccardo Patrese Ayrton Senna
1988 #11 Alain Prost Gerhard Berger Nelson Piquet 1:32.943 - Gerhard Berger Ayrton Senna
1987 #1 Alain Prost Nelson Piquet Stefan Johansson 1:33.861 - Nelson Piquet Nigel Mansell
1986 #6 Nelson Piquet Ayrton Senna Jacques Laffite 1:33.546 - Nelson Piquet Ayrton Senna
1985 #2 Alain Prost Michele Alboreto Elio de Angelis 1:36.702 - Alain Prost Michele Alboreto
1984 #7 Alain Prost Keke Rosberg Elio de Angelis 1:36.499 - Alain Prost Elio de Angelis
1983 #5 Nelson Piquet Niki Lauda 1:39.829 - Nelson Piquet Keke Rosberg
1982 #15 Alain Prost John Watson Nigel Mansell 1:37.016 - Alain Prost Alain Prost
1981 #2 Carlos Reutemann Alan Jones Riccardo Patrese 1:54.302 - Marc Surer Nelson Piquet
1980 #16 René Arnoux Elio de Angelis Alan Jones 2:27.310 - René Arnoux Jean-Pierre Jabouille
1979 #26 Jacques Laffite Patrick Depailler Carlos Reutemann 2:28.760 - Jacques Laffite Jacques Laffite
1977 #12 Carlos Reutemann James Hunt Niki Lauda 2:34.550 - James Hunt James Hunt
1976 #1 Niki Lauda Patrick Depailler Tom Pryce 2:35.070 - Jean-Pierre Jarier James Hunt
1975 #8 Carlos Pace Emerson Fittipaldi Jochen Mass 2:34.160 - Jean-Pierre Jarier Jean-Pierre Jarier
1974 #5 Emerson Fittipaldi Clay Regazzoni Jacky Ickx 2:36.050 - Clay Regazzoni Emerson Fittipaldi
1973 #1 Emerson Fittipaldi Jackie Stewart Denny Hulme 2:35.000 - Emerson Fittipaldi Ronnie Peterson
The 1978 Brazilian Grand Prix started Jan 29, 1978 on Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ronnie Peterson started from pole position with James Hunt next to him. Mario Andretti started from third place.

In 1 hour, 49 minutes and 59 seconds Carlos Reutemann finished the race in first place.The podium was completed with Emerson Fittipaldi in second and Niki Lauda in third place.

After the 1978 Brazilian Grand Prix, Mario Andretti is first in the Formula 1 World Championship with 12 points. Andretti is 2 points ahead of Niki Lauda.