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1978 French Grand Prix

Round
9/16
Date
Jul 2, 1978 at 00:00
Location
Le Castellet, France
Andretti
Winner
1:38:51.920
Winning time
Watson
Pole position
Reutemann
Fastest lap
1:48.560
Fastest lap time
Pos. Driver Constructor Time/Retired Grid Laps Points
1 #5 Mario Andretti Lotus 1:38:51.920 2nd 54 9
2 #6 Ronnie Peterson Lotus +2.930 5th 54 6
3 #7 James Hunt McLaren +19.800 4th 54 4
4 #2 John Watson Brabham +36.880 1st 54 3
5 #27 Alan Jones Williams +41.810 14th 54 2
6 #20 Jody Scheckter Wolf +54.530 7th 54 1
7 #26 Jacques Laffite Ligier +54.740 10th 54
8 #35 Riccardo Patrese Arrows +1:24.880 12th 54
9 #8 Patrick Tambay McLaren +1:27.060 6th 54
10 #3 Didier Pironi Tyrrell +1:29.980 16th 54
11 #16 Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow +1 lap 20th 53
12 #12 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari +1 lap 9th 53
13 #9 Jochen Mass ATS +1 lap 25th 53
14 #31 René Arnoux Martini +1 lap 18th 53
15 #36 Rolf Stommelen Arrows +1 lap 21st 53
16 #10 Keke Rosberg ATS +2 laps 26th 52
17 #19 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees +2 laps 19th 52
18 #11 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari +5 laps 8th 49
DNF #30 Brett Lunger McLaren Engine 24th 45
DNF #14 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi Suspension 15th 43
DNF #18 Rupert Keegan Surtees Engine 23rd 40
DNF #33 Bruno Giacomelli McLaren Engine 22nd 28
DNF #4 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell Engine 13th 10
DNF #1 Niki Lauda Brabham Engine 3rd 10
DNF #17 Clay Regazzoni Shadow Electrical 17th 4
DNF #15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault Engine 11th 1
DNQ #37 Arturo Merzario Merzario
DNQ #22 Derek Daly Ensign
DNQ #25 Héctor Rebaque Lotus
Pos. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 #2 John Watson Brabham 1:44.410
2 #5 Mario Andretti Lotus 1:44.460 +0.050
3 #1 Niki Lauda Brabham 1:44.710 +0.300
4 #7 James Hunt McLaren 1:44.920 +0.510
5 #6 Ronnie Peterson Lotus 1:44.980 +0.570
6 #8 Patrick Tambay McLaren 1:45.070 +0.660
7 #20 Jody Scheckter Wolf 1:45.200 +0.790
8 #11 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 1:45.350 +0.940
9 #12 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:45.550 +1.140
10 #26 Jacques Laffite Ligier 1:45.680 +1.270
11 #15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 1:45.730 +1.320
12 #35 Riccardo Patrese Arrows 1:46.320 +1.910
13 #4 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 1:46.370 +1.960
14 #27 Alan Jones Williams 1:46.400 +1.990
15 #14 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi 1:46.700 +2.290
16 #3 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 1:47.120 +2.710
17 #17 Clay Regazzoni Shadow 1:48.550 +4.140
18 #31 René Arnoux Martini 1:48.680 +4.270
19 #19 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees 1:48.680 +4.270
20 #16 Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow 1:48.890 +4.480
21 #36 Rolf Stommelen Arrows 1:49.140 +4.730
22 #33 Bruno Giacomelli McLaren 1:49.530 +5.120
23 #18 Rupert Keegan Surtees 1:49.540 +5.130
24 #30 Brett Lunger McLaren 1:49.550 +5.140
25 #9 Jochen Mass ATS 1:49.900 +5.490
26 #10 Keke Rosberg ATS 1:50.090 +5.680
27 #37 Arturo Merzario Merzario 1:50.110 +5.700
28 #22 Derek Daly Ensign 1:50.190 +5.780
29 #25 Héctor Rebaque Lotus 1:50.400 +5.990
Pos. Driver Constructor Time Gap Lap
1 #11 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 1:48.560 48

Standings

Driver standings
Pos. Driver Constructor Wins Podiums Points Gap
1 Mario Andretti Lotus 4 5 45
2 Ronnie Peterson Lotus 1 5 36 -9
3 Niki Lauda Brabham 1 4 25 -20
4 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 1 4 23 -22
5 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 2 3 22 -23
6 John Watson Brabham 0 1 12 -33
7 Jacques Laffite Ligier 0 1 10 -35
8 Riccardo Patrese Arrows 0 1 8 -37
9 Jody Scheckter Wolf 0 1 8 -37
10 James Hunt McLaren 0 1 8 -37
11 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi 0 1 7 -38
12 Alan Jones Williams 0 0 5 -40
13 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 0 0 5 -40
14 Patrick Tambay McLaren 0 0 4 -41
15 Clay Regazzoni Shadow 0 0 4 -41
16 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 0 0 3 -42
Pos. Constructor Engine Wins Podiums Points Gap
1 Lotus Ford 5 10 58
2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 1 5 34 -24
3 Tyrrell Ford 1 4 25 -33
4 Ferrari Ferrari 2 3 22 -36
5 McLaren Ford 0 1 11 -47
6 Ligier Matra 0 1 10 -48
7 Arrows Ford 0 1 8 -50
8 Wolf Ford 0 1 8 -50
9 Fittipaldi Ford 0 1 7 -51
10 Williams Ford 0 0 5 -53
11 Shadow Ford 0 0 4 -54

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The 1978 French Grand Prix started Jul 2, 1978 on Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France. John Watson started from pole position with Mario Andretti next to him. Niki Lauda started from third place.

In 1 hour, 38 minutes and 51 seconds Mario Andretti finished the race in first place.The podium was completed with Ronnie Peterson in second and James Hunt in third place.

After the 1978 French Grand Prix, Mario Andretti is first in the Formula 1 World Championship with 45 points. Andretti is 9 points ahead of Ronnie Peterson.