1
Jody Scheckter
Ferrari
51 pts
2
Gilles Villeneuve
Ferrari
47 pts
3
Alan Jones
Williams
40 pts
1
Ferrari
113 pts
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 John Watson 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 21st. The last race of the season was the 1979 United States Grand Prix on October 7th.
Number of races
15 races
First race
Argentine Grand Prix (January 21st)
Last race
United States Grand Prix (October 7th)
Most wins
Alan Jones (4)
Most pole positions
Jacques Laffite (4)
Jean-Pierre Jabouille (4)
Most podiums
Gilles Villeneuve (7)
Most top 5 finishes
Jody Scheckter (11)
Most points finishes
Jody Scheckter (12)
Most DNF's
Nelson Piquet (11)

1979 standings

Pos Driver Car Wins Podiums Pts 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
Team Lotus 4 20 -31
8
René Arnoux
Renault 3 17 -34
9
John Watson
McLaren 1 15 -36
10
Didier Pironi
Tyrrell 2 14 -37
11
Jean-Pierre Jarier
Tyrrell 2 14 -37
12
Mario Andretti
Team Lotus 1 14 -37
13
Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Renault 1 1 9 -42
14
Niki Lauda
Brabham-Ford 4 -47
15
Elio de Angelis
Shadow 3 -48
16
Nelson Piquet
Brabham-Ford 3 -48
17
Jacky Ickx
Ligier 3 -48
18
Jochen Mass
Arrows 3 -48
19
Hans-Joachim Stuck
ATS 2 -49
20
Riccardo Patrese
Arrows 2 -49
21
Emerson Fittipaldi
Fittipaldi 1 -50
22
Hector Rebaque
Rebaque 0 -51
23
Patrick Tambay
McLaren 0 -51
24
Ricardo Zunino
Brabham-Ford 0 -51
25
Geoff Lees
Tyrrell 0 -51
26
Derek Daly
Tyrrell 0 -51
27
James Hunt
Wolf 0 -51
28
Jan Lammers
Shadow 0 -51
29
Keke Rosberg
Wolf 0 -51
30
Vittorio Brambilla
Alfa Romeo 0 -51
31
Patrick Gaillard
Ensign 0 -51
32
Bruno Giacomelli
Alfa Romeo 0 -51
33
Marc Surer
Ensign 0 -51
34
Arturo Merzario
Merzario 0 -51
35
Gianfranco Brancatelli
Merzario 0 -51
36
Alex Ribeiro
Fittipaldi 0 -51
Pos Team Wins Podiums Pts Gap
1 Ferrari 6 13 113
2 Williams 5 10 75 -38
3 Ligier 3 8 61 -52
4 Team Lotus 5 39 -74
5 Tyrrell 4 28 -85
6 Renault 1 4 26 -87
7 McLaren 1 15 -98
8 Brabham-Alfa Romeo 7 -106
9 Arrows 5 -108
10 Shadow 3 -110
11 ATS 2 -111
12 Fittipaldi 1 -112
13 Brabham-Ford 0 -113
14 Wolf 0 -113
15 Ensign 0 -113
16 Alfa Romeo 0 -113
17 Rebaque 0 -113
18 Merzario 0 -113
19 Kauhsen 0 -113

1979 schedule

Date Race Winner 2nd 3rd Pole position
Jan 21st
Argentine Grand Prix
#26 Jacques Laffite
Carlos Reutemann
John Watson
Jacques Laffite
Feb 4th
Brazilian Grand Prix
#26 Jacques Laffite
Patrick Depailler
Carlos Reutemann
Jacques Laffite
Mar 3rd
South African Grand Prix
#12 Gilles Villeneuve
Jody Scheckter
Jean-Pierre Jarier
Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Apr 8th
United States Grand Prix West
#12 Gilles Villeneuve
Jody Scheckter
Alan Jones
Gilles Villeneuve
Apr 29th
Spanish Grand Prix
#25 Patrick Depailler
Carlos Reutemann
Mario Andretti
Jacques Laffite
May 13th
Belgian Grand Prix
#11 Jody Scheckter
Jacques Laffite
Didier Pironi
Jacques Laffite
May 27th
Monaco Grand Prix
#11 Jody Scheckter
Clay Regazzoni
Carlos Reutemann
Jody Scheckter
Jul 1st
French Grand Prix
#15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Gilles Villeneuve
René Arnoux
Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Jul 14th
British Grand Prix
#28 Clay Regazzoni
René Arnoux
Jean-Pierre Jarier
Alan Jones
Jul 29th
German Grand Prix
#27 Alan Jones
Clay Regazzoni
Jacques Laffite
Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Aug 12th
Austrian Grand Prix
#27 Alan Jones
Gilles Villeneuve
Jacques Laffite
René Arnoux
Aug 26th
Dutch Grand Prix
#27 Alan Jones
Jody Scheckter
Jacques Laffite
René Arnoux
Sep 9th
Italian Grand Prix
#11 Jody Scheckter
Gilles Villeneuve
Clay Regazzoni
Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Sep 30th
Canadian Grand Prix
#27 Alan Jones
Gilles Villeneuve
Clay Regazzoni
Alan Jones
Oct 7th
United States Grand Prix
#12 Gilles Villeneuve
René Arnoux
Didier Pironi
Alan Jones