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1979 United States Grand Prix

Round
15/15
Date
Oct 7, 1979 at 00:00
Location
Watkins Glen, United States of America
Pos. Driver Constructor Time/Retired Grid Laps Points
1 #12 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:52:17.734 3rd 59 9
2 #16 René Arnoux Renault +48.787 7th 59 6
3 #3 Didier Pironi Tyrrell +53.199 10th 59 4
4 #18 Elio de Angelis Shadow +1:30.512 20th 59 3
5 #9 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS +1:41.259 14th 59 2
6 #7 John Watson McLaren +1 lap 13th 58 1
7 #14 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi +5 laps 23rd 54
8 #6 Nelson Piquet Brabham Transmission 2nd 53
DNF #33 Derek Daly Tyrrell Spun off 15th 52
DNF #11 Jody Scheckter Ferrari Tyre 16th 48
DNF #29 Riccardo Patrese Arrows Suspension 19th 44
DNF #27 Alan Jones Williams Wheel 1st 36
DNF #22 Marc Surer Ensign Engine 21st 32
DNF #28 Clay Regazzoni Williams Accident 5th 29
DNF #5 Ricardo Zunino Brabham Spun off 9th 25
DNF #15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault Engine 8th 24
DNF #8 Patrick Tambay McLaren Engine 22nd 20
DNF #20 Keke Rosberg Wolf Accident 12th 20
DNF #4 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell Accident 11th 18
DNF #1 Mario Andretti Lotus Gearbox 17th 16
DNF #2 Carlos Reutemann Lotus Spun off 6th 6
DNF #26 Jacques Laffite Ligier Spun off 4th 3
DNF #25 Jacky Ickx Ligier Spun off 24th 2
DNF #35 Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo Spun off 18th 0
DNQ #36 Vittorio Brambilla Alfa Romeo
DNQ #30 Jochen Mass Arrows
DNQ #17 Jan Lammers Shadow
DNQ #31 Héctor Rebaque Rebaque
DNQ #19 Alex Ribeiro Fittipaldi
DNQ #24 Arturo Merzario Merzario
Pos. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 #27 Alan Jones Williams 1:35.615
2 #6 Nelson Piquet Brabham 1:36.914 +1.299
3 #12 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:36.948 +1.333
4 #26 Jacques Laffite Ligier 1:37.066 +1.451
5 #28 Clay Regazzoni Williams 1:37.128 +1.513
6 #2 Carlos Reutemann Lotus 1:37.872 +2.257
7 #16 René Arnoux Renault 1:38.195 +2.580
8 #15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 1:38.218 +2.603
9 #5 Ricardo Zunino Brabham 1:38.509 +2.894
10 #3 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 1:38.823 +3.208
11 #4 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 1:38.945 +3.330
12 #20 Keke Rosberg Wolf 1:39.035 +3.420
13 #7 John Watson McLaren 1:39.233 +3.618
14 #9 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS 1:39.329 +3.714
15 #33 Derek Daly Tyrrell 1:39.468 +3.853
16 #11 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 1:39.576 +3.961
17 #1 Mario Andretti Lotus 1:40.144 +4.529
18 #35 Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 1:40.277 +4.662
19 #29 Riccardo Patrese Arrows 1:40.337 +4.722
20 #18 Elio de Angelis Shadow 1:40.625 +5.010
21 #22 Marc Surer Ensign 1:40.635 +5.020
22 #8 Patrick Tambay McLaren 1:40.731 +5.116
23 #14 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi 1:40.741 +5.126
24 #25 Jacky Ickx Ligier 1:40.745 +5.130
25 #36 Vittorio Brambilla Alfa Romeo 1:40.789 +5.174
26 #30 Jochen Mass Arrows 1:40.824 +5.209
27 #17 Jan Lammers Shadow 1:42.088 +6.473
28 #31 Héctor Rebaque Rebaque 1:43.060 +7.445
29 #19 Alex Ribeiro Fittipaldi 1:45.183 +9.568
30 #24 Arturo Merzario Merzario 1:49.318 +13.703
Pos. Driver Constructor Time Gap Lap
1 #6 Nelson Piquet Brabham 1:40.054 51

Standings

Driver standings
Pos. Driver Constructor Wins Podiums Points Gap
1 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 3 6 51
2 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 3 7 47 -4
3 Alan Jones Williams 4 5 40 -11
4 Jacques Laffite Ligier 2 6 36 -15
5 Clay Regazzoni Williams 1 5 29 -22
6 Patrick Depailler Ligier 1 2 20 -31
7 Carlos Reutemann Lotus 0 4 20 -31
8 René Arnoux Renault 0 3 17 -34
9 John Watson McLaren 0 1 15 -36
10 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 0 2 14 -37
11 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 0 2 14 -37
12 Mario Andretti Lotus 0 1 14 -37
13 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 1 1 9 -42
14 Niki Lauda Brabham 0 0 4 -47
15 Nelson Piquet Brabham 0 0 3 -48
16 Elio de Angelis Shadow 0 0 3 -48
17 Jacky Ickx Ligier 0 0 3 -48
18 Jochen Mass Arrows 0 0 3 -48
19 Riccardo Patrese Arrows 0 0 2 -49
20 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS 0 0 2 -49
21 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi 0 0 1 -50
Pos. Constructor Engine Wins Podiums Points Gap
1 Ferrari Ferrari 6 13 113
2 Williams Ford 5 10 75 -38
3 Ligier Ford 3 8 61 -52
4 Lotus Ford 0 5 39 -74
5 Tyrrell Ford 0 4 28 -85
6 Renault Renault 1 4 26 -87
7 McLaren Ford 0 1 15 -98
8 Brabham Alfa Romeo 0 0 7 -106
9 Arrows Ford 0 0 5 -108
10 Shadow Ford 0 0 3 -110
11 ATS Ford 0 0 2 -111
12 Fittipaldi Ford 0 0 1 -112

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The 1979 United States Grand Prix started Oct 7, 1979 on Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, United States of America. Alan Jones started from pole position with Nelson Piquet next to him. Gilles Villeneuve started from third place.

In 1 hour, 52 minutes and 17 seconds Gilles Villeneuve finished the race in first place.The podium was completed with René Arnoux in second and Didier Pironi in third place.

After the 1979 United States Grand Prix, Jody Scheckter is first in the Formula 1 World Championship with 51 points. Scheckter is 4 points ahead of Gilles Villeneuve.