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1979 South African Grand Prix

Round
3/15
Date
Mar 3, 1979 at 00:00
Location
Midrand, South Africa
Pos. Driver Constructor Time/Retired Grid Laps Points
1 #12 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:41:49.960 3rd 78 9
2 #11 Jody Scheckter Ferrari +3.420 2nd 78 6
3 #4 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell +22.110 9th 78 4
4 #1 Mario Andretti Lotus +27.880 8th 78 3
5 #2 Carlos Reutemann Lotus +1:06.970 11th 78 2
6 #5 Niki Lauda Brabham +1 lap 4th 77 1
7 #6 Nelson Piquet Brabham +1 lap 12th 77
8 #20 James Hunt Wolf +1 lap 13th 77
9 #28 Clay Regazzoni Williams +2 laps 22nd 76
10 #8 Patrick Tambay McLaren +3 laps 17th 75
11 #29 Riccardo Patrese Arrows +3 laps 16th 75
12 #30 Jochen Mass Arrows +4 laps 20th 74
13 #14 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi +4 laps 18th 74
14 #31 Héctor Rebaque Lotus Engine 23rd 71
DNF #16 René Arnoux Renault Tyre 10th 67
DNF #27 Alan Jones Williams Suspension 19th 63
DNF #7 John Watson McLaren Ignition 14th 61
DNF #9 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS Accident 24th 57
DNF #15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault Engine 1st 47
DNF #26 Jacques Laffite Ligier Accident 6th 45
DNF #3 Didier Pironi Tyrrell Throttle 7th 25
DNF #18 Elio de Angelis Shadow Accident 15th 16
DNF #25 Patrick Depailler Ligier Accident 5th 4
DNF #17 Jan Lammers Shadow Accident 21st 2
DNQ #22 Derek Daly Ensign
DNQ #24 Arturo Merzario Merzario
Pos. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 #15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 1:11.800
2 #11 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 1:12.040 +0.240
3 #12 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:12.070 +0.270
4 #5 Niki Lauda Brabham 1:12.120 +0.320
5 #25 Patrick Depailler Ligier 1:12.150 +0.350
6 #26 Jacques Laffite Ligier 1:12.260 +0.460
7 #3 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 1:12.330 +0.530
8 #1 Mario Andretti Lotus 1:12.360 +0.560
9 #4 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 1:12.550 +0.750
10 #16 René Arnoux Renault 1:12.690 +0.890
11 #2 Carlos Reutemann Lotus 1:12.750 +0.950
12 #6 Nelson Piquet Brabham 1:13.070 +1.270
13 #20 James Hunt Wolf 1:14.210 +2.410
14 #7 John Watson McLaren 1:14.440 +2.640
15 #18 Elio de Angelis Shadow 1:14.440 +2.640
16 #29 Riccardo Patrese Arrows 1:14.540 +2.740
17 #8 Patrick Tambay McLaren 1:14.580 +2.780
18 #14 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi 1:14.610 +2.810
19 #27 Alan Jones Williams 1:14.640 +2.840
20 #30 Jochen Mass Arrows 1:15.000 +3.200
21 #17 Jan Lammers Shadow 1:15.350 +3.550
22 #28 Clay Regazzoni Williams 1:15.680 +3.880
23 #31 Héctor Rebaque Lotus 1:16.150 +4.350
24 #9 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS 1:16.310 +4.510
25 #22 Derek Daly Ensign 1:16.640 +4.840
26 #24 Arturo Merzario Merzario 1:18.140 +6.340
Pos. Driver Constructor Time Gap Lap
1 #12 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:14.412 23

Standings

Driver standings
Pos. Driver Constructor Wins Podiums Points Gap
1 Jacques Laffite Ligier 2 2 18
2 Carlos Reutemann Lotus 0 2 12 -6
3 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1 1 11 -7
4 Patrick Depailler Ligier 0 1 9 -9
5 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 0 1 7 -11
6 Mario Andretti Lotus 0 0 5 -13
7 John Watson McLaren 0 1 4 -14
8 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 0 1 4 -14
9 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 0 0 3 -15
10 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi 0 0 1 -17
11 Niki Lauda Brabham 0 0 1 -17
Pos. Constructor Engine Wins Podiums Points Gap
1 Ligier Ford 2 3 27
2 Ferrari Ferrari 1 2 18 -9
3 Lotus Ford 0 2 17 -10
4 Tyrrell Ford 0 1 7 -20
5 McLaren Ford 0 1 4 -23
6 Fittipaldi Ford 0 0 1 -26
7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 0 0 1 -26

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
1978 #6 Ronnie Peterson Patrick Depailler John Watson 1:17.090 - Mario Andretti Niki Lauda
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 1979 South African Grand Prix started Mar 3, 1979 on Kyalami Racing Circuit in Midrand, South Africa. Jean-Pierre Jabouille started from pole position with Jody Scheckter next to him. Gilles Villeneuve started from third place.

In 1 hour, 41 minutes and 49 seconds Gilles Villeneuve finished the race in first place.The podium was completed with Jody Scheckter in second and Jean-Pierre Jarier in third place.

After the 1979 South African Grand Prix, Jacques Laffite is first in the Formula 1 World Championship with 18 points. Laffite is 6 points ahead of Carlos Reutemann.