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1979 Formula 1 World Championship

1st
Jody Scheckter
Ferrari
51 pts
2nd
Gilles Villeneuve
Ferrari
47 pts
3rd
Alan Jones
Williams
40 pts
1st
Ferrari
113 pts
15
Races
Jan 21, 1979
Date first race
Oct 7, 1979
Date last race
JON (4)
Most wins
LAF (4), JAB (4)
Most pole positions
VIL (7)
Most podiums
SCH (12)
Most in points
VIL (6)
Most fastest laps
LAU (11)
Most DNF

1979 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

1979 schedule

Race Date Winner 2nd 3rd Pole position
1 1979 Argentine Grand Prix Jan 21 #26 Jacques Laffite Carlos Reutemann John Watson Jacques Laffite
2 1979 Brazilian Grand Prix Feb 4 #26 Jacques Laffite Patrick Depailler Carlos Reutemann Jacques Laffite
3 1979 South African Grand Prix Mar 3 #12 Gilles Villeneuve Jody Scheckter Jean-Pierre Jarier Jean-Pierre Jabouille
4 1979 United States Grand Prix West Apr 8 #12 Gilles Villeneuve Jody Scheckter Alan Jones Gilles Villeneuve
5 1979 Spanish Grand Prix Apr 29 #25 Patrick Depailler Carlos Reutemann Mario Andretti Jacques Laffite
6 1979 Belgian Grand Prix May 13 #11 Jody Scheckter Jacques Laffite Didier Pironi Jacques Laffite
7 1979 Monaco Grand Prix May 27 #11 Jody Scheckter Clay Regazzoni Carlos Reutemann Jody Scheckter
8 1979 French Grand Prix Jul 1 #15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Gilles Villeneuve René Arnoux Jean-Pierre Jabouille
9 1979 British Grand Prix Jul 14 #28 Clay Regazzoni René Arnoux Jean-Pierre Jarier Alan Jones
10 1979 German Grand Prix Jul 29 #27 Alan Jones Clay Regazzoni Jacques Laffite Jean-Pierre Jabouille
11 1979 Austrian Grand Prix Aug 12 #27 Alan Jones Gilles Villeneuve Jacques Laffite René Arnoux
12 1979 Dutch Grand Prix Aug 26 #27 Alan Jones Jody Scheckter Jacques Laffite René Arnoux
13 1979 Italian Grand Prix Sep 9 #11 Jody Scheckter Gilles Villeneuve Clay Regazzoni Jean-Pierre Jabouille
14 1979 Canadian Grand Prix Sep 30 #27 Alan Jones Gilles Villeneuve Clay Regazzoni Alan Jones
15 1979 United States Grand Prix Oct 7 #12 Gilles Villeneuve René Arnoux Didier Pironi Alan Jones
Jody Scheckter is the 1979 Formula 1 World Champion. Scheckter won 3 out of 15 races and scored a total of 51 points. With 4 points behind Gilles Villeneuve finished the season in second place and Alan Jones as third. Ferrari won the 1979 Formula 1 constructor championship, with a total of 113 points.

The season started with the 1979 Argentine Grand Prix on January 21. The last race of the season was the 1979 United States Grand Prix on October 7.