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1979 Brazilian Grand Prix

Round
2/15
Date
Feb 4, 1979 at 00:00
Location
São Paulo, Brazil
Pos. Driver Constructor Time/Retired Grid Laps Points
1 #26 Jacques Laffite Ligier 1:40:09.640 1st 40 9
2 #25 Patrick Depailler Ligier +5.280 2nd 40 6
3 #2 Carlos Reutemann Lotus +44.140 3rd 40 4
4 #3 Didier Pironi Tyrrell +1:25.880 8th 40 3
5 #12 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari +1 lap 5th 39 2
6 #11 Jody Scheckter Ferrari +1 lap 6th 39 1
7 #30 Jochen Mass Arrows +1 lap 19th 39
8 #7 John Watson McLaren +1 lap 14th 39
9 #29 Riccardo Patrese Arrows +1 lap 16th 39
10 #15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault +1 lap 7th 39
11 #14 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi +1 lap 9th 39
12 #18 Elio de Angelis Shadow +1 lap 20th 39
13 #22 Derek Daly Ensign +1 lap 23rd 39
14 #17 Jan Lammers Shadow +1 lap 21st 39
15 #28 Clay Regazzoni Williams +2 laps 17th 38
DNF #27 Alan Jones Williams Fuel system 13th 33
DNF #9 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS Steering 24th 31
DNF #16 René Arnoux Renault Spun off 11th 28
DNF #8 Patrick Tambay McLaren Collision 18th 7
DNF #20 James Hunt Wolf Steering 10th 7
DNF #6 Nelson Piquet Brabham Accident 22nd 5
DNF #5 Niki Lauda Brabham Gearbox 12th 5
DNF #1 Mario Andretti Lotus Fuel leak 4th 2
DNF #4 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell Electrical 15th 0
DNQ #31 Héctor Rebaque Lotus
DNQ #24 Arturo Merzario Merzario
Pos. Driver Constructor Time Gap Laps
1 #26 Jacques Laffite Ligier 2:23.070
2 #25 Patrick Depailler Ligier 2:23.990 +0.920
3 #2 Carlos Reutemann Lotus 2:24.150 +1.080
4 #1 Mario Andretti Lotus 2:24.280 +1.210
5 #12 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 2:24.340 +1.270
6 #11 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 2:24.480 +1.410
7 #15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 2:24.850 +1.780
8 #3 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 2:25.160 +2.090
9 #14 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi 2:26.250 +3.180
10 #20 James Hunt Wolf 2:26.370 +3.300
11 #16 René Arnoux Renault 2:26.430 +3.360
12 #5 Niki Lauda Brabham 2:27.570 +4.500
13 #27 Alan Jones Williams 2:27.670 +4.600
14 #7 John Watson McLaren 2:27.820 +4.750
15 #4 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 2:27.890 +4.820
16 #29 Riccardo Patrese Arrows 2:28.080 +5.010
17 #28 Clay Regazzoni Williams 2:28.880 +5.810
18 #8 Patrick Tambay McLaren 2:29.390 +6.320
19 #30 Jochen Mass Arrows 2:29.420 +6.350
20 #18 Elio de Angelis Shadow 2:30.290 +7.220
21 #17 Jan Lammers Shadow 2:31.600 +8.530
22 #6 Nelson Piquet Brabham 2:31.640 +8.570
23 #22 Derek Daly Ensign 2:31.780 +8.710
24 #9 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS 2:32.270 +9.200
25 #31 Héctor Rebaque Lotus 2:32.660 +9.590
26 #24 Arturo Merzario Merzario 2:34.080 +11.010
Pos. Driver Constructor Time Gap Lap
1 #26 Jacques Laffite Ligier 2:28.760 23

Standings

Driver standings
Pos. Driver Constructor Wins Podiums Points Gap
1 Jacques Laffite Ligier 2 2 18
2 Carlos Reutemann Lotus 0 2 10 -8
3 Patrick Depailler Ligier 0 1 9 -9
4 John Watson McLaren 0 1 4 -14
5 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 0 0 3 -15
6 Mario Andretti Lotus 0 0 2 -16
7 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 0 0 2 -16
8 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi 0 0 1 -17
9 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 0 0 1 -17
Pos. Constructor Engine Wins Podiums Points Gap
1 Ligier Ford 2 3 27
2 Lotus Ford 0 2 12 -15
3 McLaren Ford 0 1 4 -23
4 Tyrrell Ford 0 0 3 -24
5 Ferrari Ferrari 0 0 3 -24
6 Fittipaldi Ford 0 0 1 -26

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1999 #1 Mika Häkkinen Michael Schumacher Heinz-Harald Frentzen 1:18.448 - Mika Häkkinen Mika Häkkinen
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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 1979 Brazilian Grand Prix started Feb 4, 1979 on Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo, Brazil. Jacques Laffite started from pole position with Patrick Depailler next to him. Carlos Reutemann started from third place.

In 1 hour, 40 minutes and 09 seconds Jacques Laffite finished the race in first place.The podium was completed with Patrick Depailler in second and Carlos Reutemann in third place.

After the 1979 Brazilian Grand Prix, Jacques Laffite is first in the Formula 1 World Championship with 18 points. Laffite is 8 points ahead of Carlos Reutemann.