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1978 South African Grand Prix

Round
3/16
Date
Mar 4, 1978 at 00:00
Location
Midrand, South Africa
Pos. Driver Constructor Time/Retired Grid Laps Points
1 #6 Ronnie Peterson Lotus 1:42:15.767 11th 78 9
2 #4 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell +0.466 12th 78 6
3 #2 John Watson Brabham +4.442 10th 78 4
4 #27 Alan Jones Williams +38.990 18th 78 3
5 #26 Jacques Laffite Ligier +1:09.220 14th 78 2
6 #3 Didier Pironi Tyrrell +1 lap 13th 77 1
7 #5 Mario Andretti Lotus +1 lap 2nd 77
8 #10 Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS +1 lap 17th 77
9 #36 Rolf Stommelen Arrows +1 lap 21st 77
10 #25 Héctor Rebaque Lotus +1 lap 22nd 77
11 #30 Brett Lunger McLaren +2 laps 19th 76
12 #19 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees +2 laps 20th 76
DNF #35 Riccardo Patrese Arrows Engine 7th 63
DNF #20 Jody Scheckter Wolf Spun off 5th 59
DNF #8 Patrick Tambay McLaren Accident 4th 56
DNF #11 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari Spun off 9th 55
DNF #12 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Oil leak 8th 55
DNF #18 Rupert Keegan Surtees Engine 23rd 52
DNF #1 Niki Lauda Brabham Engine 1st 52
DNF #9 Jochen Mass ATS Engine 16th 43
DNF #37 Arturo Merzario Merzario Suspension 26th 39
DNF #15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault Engine 6th 38
DNF #32 Keke Rosberg Theodore Clutch 24th 15
DNF #14 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi Transmission 15th 8
DNF #24 Eddie Cheever Hesketh Oil leak 25th 8
DNF #7 James Hunt McLaren Engine 3rd 5
DNQ #31 René Arnoux Martini
DNQ #17 Clay Regazzoni Shadow
DNQ #22 Lamberto Leoni Ensign
DNQ #16 Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow
Pos. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 #1 Niki Lauda Brabham 1:14.650
2 #5 Mario Andretti Lotus 1:14.900 +0.250
3 #7 James Hunt McLaren 1:15.140 +0.490
4 #8 Patrick Tambay McLaren 1:15.300 +0.650
5 #20 Jody Scheckter Wolf 1:15.320 +0.670
6 #15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 1:15.360 +0.710
7 #35 Riccardo Patrese Arrows 1:15.480 +0.830
8 #12 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:15.500 +0.850
9 #11 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 1:15.520 +0.870
10 #2 John Watson Brabham 1:15.620 +0.970
11 #6 Ronnie Peterson Lotus 1:15.940 +1.290
12 #4 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 1:15.970 +1.320
13 #3 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 1:16.380 +1.730
14 #26 Jacques Laffite Ligier 1:16.400 +1.750
15 #14 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi 1:16.470 +1.820
16 #9 Jochen Mass ATS 1:16.600 +1.950
17 #10 Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS 1:17.120 +2.470
18 #27 Alan Jones Williams 1:17.160 +2.510
19 #30 Brett Lunger McLaren 1:17.300 +2.650
20 #19 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees 1:17.320 +2.670
21 #36 Rolf Stommelen Arrows 1:17.490 +2.840
22 #25 Héctor Rebaque Lotus 1:17.500 +2.850
23 #18 Rupert Keegan Surtees 1:17.570 +2.920
24 #32 Keke Rosberg Theodore 1:17.620 +2.970
25 #24 Eddie Cheever Hesketh 1:17.830 +3.180
26 #37 Arturo Merzario Merzario 1:18.150 +3.500
27 #31 René Arnoux Martini 1:18.210 +3.560
28 #17 Clay Regazzoni Shadow 1:18.300 +3.650
29 #22 Lamberto Leoni Ensign 1:18.380 +3.730
30 #16 Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow 1:18.450 +3.800
Pos. Driver Constructor Time Gap Lap
1 #5 Mario Andretti Lotus 1:17.090 2

Standings

Driver standings
Pos. Driver Constructor Wins Podiums Points Gap
1 Mario Andretti Lotus 1 1 12
2 Ronnie Peterson Lotus 1 1 11 -1
3 Niki Lauda Brabham 0 2 10 -2
4 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 0 2 10 -2
5 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 1 1 9 -3
6 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi 0 1 6 -6
7 John Watson Brabham 0 1 4 -8
8 James Hunt McLaren 0 0 3 -9
9 Alan Jones Williams 0 0 3 -9
10 Clay Regazzoni Shadow 0 0 2 -10
11 Jacques Laffite Ligier 0 0 2 -10
12 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 0 0 2 -10
13 Patrick Tambay McLaren 0 0 1 -11
Pos. Constructor Engine Wins Podiums Points Gap
1 Lotus Ford 2 2 21
2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 0 3 14 -7
3 Tyrrell Ford 0 2 12 -9
4 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9 -12
5 Fittipaldi Ford 0 1 6 -15
6 McLaren Ford 0 0 3 -18
7 Williams Ford 0 0 3 -18
8 Shadow Ford 0 0 2 -19
9 Ligier Matra 0 0 2 -19

More South African GP

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Fastest lap Pole position
1993 #2 Alain Prost Ayrton Senna Mark Blundell 1:19.492 - Alain Prost Alain Prost
1992 #5 Nigel Mansell Riccardo Patrese Ayrton Senna 1:17.578 - Nigel Mansell Nigel Mansell
1985 #5 Nigel Mansell Keke Rosberg Alain Prost 1:08.149 - Keke Rosberg Nigel Mansell
1984 #8 Niki Lauda Alain Prost Derek Warwick 1:08.877 - Patrick Tambay Nelson Piquet
1983 #6 Riccardo Patrese Andrea de Cesaris Nelson Piquet 1:09.948 - Nelson Piquet Patrick Tambay
1982 #15 Alain Prost Carlos Reutemann René Arnoux 1:08.278 - Alain Prost René Arnoux
1980 #16 René Arnoux Jacques Laffite Didier Pironi 1:13.150 - René Arnoux Jean-Pierre Jabouille
1979 #12 Gilles Villeneuve Jody Scheckter Jean-Pierre Jarier 1:14.412 - Gilles Villeneuve Jean-Pierre Jabouille
1977 #11 Niki Lauda Jody Scheckter Patrick Depailler 1:17.630 - John Watson James Hunt
1976 #1 Niki Lauda James Hunt Jochen Mass 1:17.970 - Niki Lauda James Hunt
1975 #3 Jody Scheckter Carlos Reutemann Patrick Depailler 1:17.200 - Carlos Pace Carlos Pace
1974 #7 Carlos Reutemann Jean-Pierre Beltoise Mike Hailwood 1:18.160 - Carlos Reutemann Niki Lauda
1973 #3 Jackie Stewart Peter Revson Emerson Fittipaldi 1:17.100 - Emerson Fittipaldi Denny Hulme
1972 #12 Denny Hulme Emerson Fittipaldi Peter Revson 1:18.900 - Mike Hailwood Jackie Stewart
1971 #6 Mario Andretti Jackie Stewart Clay Regazzoni 1:20.300 - Mario Andretti Jackie Stewart
1970 #12 Jack Brabham Denny Hulme Jackie Stewart 1:20.800 - John Surtees Jackie Stewart
1969 #7 Jackie Stewart Graham Hill Denny Hulme 1:21.600 - Jackie Stewart Jack Brabham
1968 #4 Jim Clark Graham Hill Jochen Rindt 1:23.700 - Jim Clark Jim Clark
1967 #4 Pedro Rodríguez John Love John Surtees 1:29.900 - Denny Hulme Jack Brabham
1965 #5 Jim Clark John Surtees Graham Hill 1:27.600 - Jim Clark Jim Clark
1963 #1 Jim Clark Dan Gurney Graham Hill 1:29.100 - Dan Gurney Jim Clark
1962 #3 Graham Hill Bruce McLaren Tony Maggs 1:31.000 - Jim Clark Jim Clark
The 1978 South African Grand Prix started Mar 4, 1978 on Kyalami Racing Circuit in Midrand, South Africa. Niki Lauda started from pole position with Mario Andretti next to him. James Hunt started from third place.

In 1 hour, 42 minutes and 15 seconds Ronnie Peterson finished the race in first place.The podium was completed with Patrick Depailler in second and John Watson in third place.

After the 1978 South African Grand Prix, Mario Andretti is first in the Formula 1 World Championship with 12 points. Andretti is 1 points ahead of Ronnie Peterson.