1
Mario Andretti
Team Lotus
64 pts
2
Ronnie Peterson
Team Lotus
51 pts
3
Carlos Reutemann
Ferrari
48 pts
1
Team Lotus
86 pts
Number of races
16 races
First race
Argentine Grand Prix (January 15th)
Last race
Canadian Grand Prix (October 8th)
Most wins
Mario Andretti (6)
Most pole positions
Mario Andretti (8)
Most podiums
Niki Lauda (7)
Ronnie Peterson (7)
2 more
Most top 5 finishes
Ronnie Peterson (9)
Most points finishes
Ronnie Peterson (9)
Mario Andretti (9)
Most DNF's
Hans-Joachim Stuck (10)

1978 standings

Pos Driver Car Wins Podiums Pts Gap
1
Mario Andretti
Team Lotus 6 7 64
2
Ronnie Peterson
Team Lotus 2 7 51 -13
3
Carlos Reutemann
Ferrari 4 7 48 -16
4
Niki Lauda
Brabham 2 7 44 -20
5
Patrick Depailler
Tyrrell 1 5 34 -30
6
John Watson
Brabham 3 25 -39
7
Jody Scheckter
Wolf 4 24 -40
8
Jacques Laffite
Ligier 2 19 -45
9
Gilles Villeneuve
Ferrari 1 2 17 -47
10
Emerson Fittipaldi
Fittipaldi 1 17 -47
11
Alan Jones
Williams 1 11 -53
12
Riccardo Patrese
Arrows 1 11 -53
13
James Hunt
McLaren 1 8 -56
14
Patrick Tambay
McLaren 8 -56
15
Didier Pironi
Tyrrell 7 -57
16
Clay Regazzoni
Shadow 4 -60
17
Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Renault 3 -61
18
Hans-Joachim Stuck
Shadow 2 -62
19
Vittorio Brambilla
Surtees 1 -63
20
Derek Daly
Ensign 1 -63
21
Hector Rebaque
Team Lotus 1 -63
22
Brett Lunger
Ensign 0 -64
23
Bruno Giacomelli
McLaren 0 -64
24
Jochen Mass
ATS 0 -64
25
Jean-Pierre Jarier
Team Lotus 0 -64
26
René Arnoux
Surtees 0 -64
27
Rolf Stommelen
Arrows 0 -64
28
Nelson Piquet
Brabham 0 -64
29
Keke Rosberg
Wolf 0 -64
30
Rupert Keegan
Surtees 0 -64
31
Harald Ertl
ATS 0 -64
32
Jacky Ickx
Ensign 0 -64
33
Bobby Rahal
Wolf 0 -64
34
Arturo Merzario
Merzario 0 -64
35
Michael Bleekemolen
ATS 0 -64
36
Danny Ongais
Shadow 0 -64
37
Lamberto Leoni
Ensign 0 -64
38
Beppe Gabbiani
Surtees 0 -64
39
Eddie Cheever
Hesketh 0 -64
40
Divina Galica
Hesketh 0 -64
41
Emilio de Villota
McLaren 0 -64
42
Alberto Colombo
Merzario 0 -64
43
Carlo Franchi
Surtees 0 -64
44
Geoff Lees
Ensign 0 -64
45
Hans Binder
ATS 0 -64
46
Tony Trimmer
McLaren 0 -64
Pos Team Wins Podiums Pts Gap
1 Team Lotus 8 14 86
2 Ferrari 5 9 58 -28
3 Brabham 2 10 53 -33
4 Tyrrell 1 5 38 -48
5 Wolf 4 24 -62
6 Ligier 2 19 -67
7 Fittipaldi 1 17 -69
8 McLaren 1 15 -71
9 Williams 1 11 -75
10 Arrows 1 11 -75
11 Shadow 6 -80
12 Renault 3 -83
13 Surtees 1 -85
14 Ensign 1 -85
15 ATS 0 -86
16 Martini 0 -86
17 Merzario 0 -86
18 Theodore 0 -86
19 Hesketh 0 -86

1978 schedule

Date Race Winner 2nd 3rd Pole position
Jan 15th
Argentine Grand Prix
#5 Mario Andretti
Niki Lauda
Patrick Depailler
Mario Andretti
Jan 29th
Brazilian Grand Prix
#11 Carlos Reutemann
Emerson Fittipaldi
Niki Lauda
Ronnie Peterson
Mar 4th
South African Grand Prix
#6 Ronnie Peterson
Patrick Depailler
John Watson
Niki Lauda
Apr 2nd
United States Grand Prix West
#11 Carlos Reutemann
Mario Andretti
Patrick Depailler
Carlos Reutemann
May 7th
Monaco Grand Prix
#4 Patrick Depailler
Niki Lauda
Jody Scheckter
Carlos Reutemann
May 21st
Belgian Grand Prix
#5 Mario Andretti
Ronnie Peterson
Carlos Reutemann
Mario Andretti
Jun 4th
Spanish Grand Prix
#5 Mario Andretti
Ronnie Peterson
Jacques Laffite
Mario Andretti
Jun 17th
Swedish Grand Prix
#1 Niki Lauda
Riccardo Patrese
Ronnie Peterson
Mario Andretti
Jul 2nd
French Grand Prix
#5 Mario Andretti
Ronnie Peterson
James Hunt
John Watson
Jul 16th
British Grand Prix
#11 Carlos Reutemann
Niki Lauda
John Watson
Ronnie Peterson
Jul 30th
German Grand Prix
#5 Mario Andretti
Jody Scheckter
Jacques Laffite
Mario Andretti
Aug 13th
Austrian Grand Prix
#6 Ronnie Peterson
Patrick Depailler
Gilles Villeneuve
Ronnie Peterson
Aug 27th
Dutch Grand Prix
#5 Mario Andretti
Ronnie Peterson
Niki Lauda
Mario Andretti
Sep 10th
Italian Grand Prix
#1 Niki Lauda
John Watson
Carlos Reutemann
Mario Andretti
Oct 1st
United States Grand Prix
#11 Carlos Reutemann
Alan Jones
Jody Scheckter
Mario Andretti
Oct 8th
Canadian Grand Prix
#12 Gilles Villeneuve
Jody Scheckter
Carlos Reutemann
Jean-Pierre Jarier