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1977 Formula One season

1977 FIA Formula One
World Championship season
Drivers' Champion: Niki Lauda
Constructors' Champion: Ferrari
Previous: 1976 Next: 1978

The 1977 Formula One season included the 28th FIA Formula One World Championship season, which commenced on 9 January 1977, and ended on 23 October after seventeen races.

Niki Lauda won his second championship, despite Mario Andretti winning more races. Jody Scheckter's Wolf won first time out, Shadow took their only victory, and Gunnar Nilsson achieved the only win of a career ended by cancer. Renault entered grand prix racing with a turbocharged car which was initially not very successful. The German ATS team took over the Penske cars and the South African Grand Prix was the last race a BRM ever qualified to start.

The season was also marred by one of the most horrific accidents in Formula One history. During the South African GP on 5 March, TV cameras captured how Tom Pryce was unable to avoid 19-year-old race marshall Frederik Jansen Van Vuuren. The latter was killed by the terrifying collision, his body was hurled into the air, and his fire extinguisher killed and nearly decapitated Pryce, whose car proceeded to the end of the straight where it collided with Jacques Laffite's Ligier.

Drivers and constructors

File:Lauda celebrating at 1977 Dutch Grand Prix crop.jpg
Austrian Niki Lauda took his 2nd driver's title, driving for Ferrari
Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyres No Driver Rounds
23x15px Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren-Ford M23
M26
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 1 23x15px James Hunt All
2 23x15px Jochen Mass All
14 23x15px Bruno Giacomelli 14
40 23x15px Gilles Villeneuve 10
23x15px Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell-Ford P34 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 3 23x15px Ronnie Peterson All
4 23x15px Patrick Depailler All
23x15px John Player Team Lotus Lotus-Ford 78 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 5 23x15px Mario Andretti All
6 23x15px Gunnar Nilsson All
23x15px Martini Racing Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT45
BT45B
Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 F12 G 7 23x15px John Watson All
8 23x15px Carlos Pace 1-3
23x15px Hans-Joachim Stuck 4-17
21 23x15px Giorgio Francia 14
23x15px Hollywood March Racing
23x15px Team Rothmans International
March-Ford 761B
771
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 9 23x15px Alex Ribeiro All
10 23x15px Ian Scheckter 1-2, 5-16
23x15px Hans-Joachim Stuck 3
23x15px Brian Henton 4
23x15px Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312T2 Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 G 11 23x15px Niki Lauda 1-15
23x15px Gilles Villeneuve 17
21 16
12 23x15px Carlos Reutemann All
23x15px Rotary Watches Stanley BRM
23x15px Stanley BRM
BRM P207
P201B
BRM P202 3.0 V12
BRM P200 3.0 V12
G 14 23x15px Larry Perkins 2-3
29 23x15px Teddy Pilette 13-14
40 11
35 23x15px Conny Andersson 5, 7-9
23x15px Guy Edwards 10
23x15px Interscope Racing Penske-Ford PC4 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 14 23x15px Danny Ongais 15-16
23x15px Équipe Renault Elf Renault RS01 Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 V6t M 15 23x15px Jean-Pierre Jabouille 10, 13-16
23x15px Shadow Racing Team Shadow-Ford DN5B
DN8
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 16 23x15px Tom Pryce 1-3
23x15px Renzo Zorzi 4-5
23x15px Riccardo Patrese 6-7, 9-11, 13-14, 16-17
23x15px Jackie Oliver 8
23x15px Arturo Merzario 12
23x15px Jean-Pierre Jarier 15
17 23x15px Renzo Zorzi 1-3
23x15px Alan Jones 4-17
23x15px Durex Team Surtees
23x15px Beta Team Surtees
23x15px Team Surtees
Surtees-Ford TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 18 23x15px Hans Binder 1-6, 15-17
23x15px Larry Perkins 7-9
23x15px Patrick Tambay 9
23x15px Vern Schuppan 10-13
23x15px Lamberto Leoni 14
19 23x15px Vittorio Brambilla All
23x15px Walter Wolf Racing Wolf-Ford WR1
WR2
WR3
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 20 23x15px Jody Scheckter All
23x15px Team Tissot Ensign with Castrol Ensign-Ford N177 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 22 23x16px Clay Regazzoni All
23x15px Jacky Ickx 6
Template:Country data HKG Theodore Racing Hong Kong Ensign-Ford N177 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 23 23x15px Patrick Tambay 10-17
23x15px Penthouse Rizla Racing
23x15px Hesketh Racing
Hesketh-Ford 308E Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 24 23x15px Rupert Keegan 5-16
25 23x15px Harald Ertl 5-9
23x15px Ian Ashley 14-16
23x15px Héctor Rebaque 11-13
39 7-9
23x15px Ian Ashley 12-13
23x15px Ligier Gitanes Ligier-Matra JS7 Matra MS76 3.0 V12 G 26 23x15px Jacques Laffite All
27 23x15px Jean-Pierre Jarier 17
23x15px Williams Grand Prix Engineering March-Ford 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 27 23x15px Patrick Nève 5, 7-16
23x15px Copersucar-Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford FD04
F5
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 28 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi 1-16
29 23x15px Ingo Hoffmann 1-2
23x15px Chesterfield Racing March-Ford 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 30 23x15px Brett Lunger 3-5
McLaren-Ford M23 7-16
23x15px LEC Refrigeration Racing LEC-Ford CRP1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 31 23x15px David Purley 5, 7-10
23x15px RAM Racing/F&S Properties
23x15px RAM Racing
March-Ford 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 32 23x15px Mikko Kozarowitsky 8, 10
23x15px Michael Bleekemolen 13
33 23x15px Boy Hayje 3, 5-8, 13
23x15px Andy Sutcliffe 10
23x15px ATS Racing Team Penske-Ford PC4 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 33 23x15px Hans Binder 12, 14
35 13
23x15px Hans Heyer 11
34 23x15px Jean-Pierre Jarier 4-14
23x15px Iberia Airlines McLaren-Ford M23 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 36 23x15px Emilio de Villota 5, 7-8, 10-12, 14
23x15px Team Merzario March-Ford 761B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 37 23x15px Arturo Merzario 5-7, 9-11, 13
23x15px British Formula One Team March-Ford 761
761B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 38 23x15px Bernard de Dryver 7
23x15px Brian Henton 5, 10, 12
23x15px HB Bewaking Alarmsystemen Boro-Ford 001 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 38 23x15px Brian Henton 13-14
23x16px Jolly Club of Switzerland Apollon-Ford Fly Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 41 23x16px Loris Kessel 14
23x15px Melchester Racing Surtees-Ford TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 44 23x15px Tony Trimmer 10
23x15px Brian McGuire McGuire-Ford BM1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 45 23x15px Brian McGuire 10
Template:Country data JPN Meiritsu Racing Team Tyrrell-Ford 007 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 D 50 Template:Country data JPN Kunimitsu Takahashi 17
Template:Country data JPN Kojima Engineering Kojima-Ford KE009 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 B 51 Template:Country data JPN Noritake Takahara 17
Template:Country data JPN Heroes Racing Corporation Kojima-Ford KE009 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 B 52 Template:Country data JPN Kazuyoshi Hoshino 17

Race-by-Race

Race One: Argentina

The 1977 season started in Argentina, returning after a year's absence. It was reigning world champion James Hunt who started off his title defence with pole position in his McLaren. Countryman John Watson shared the front row with him in the Brabham, and Patrick Depailler in the six-wheeled Tyrrell was third on the grid. The weather was, as was very often the case in Buenos Aires oppressively hot, which contributed to the attrition of this race.

Watson took the lead at the start with Hunt second. Watson led for the first 10 laps until Hunt moved ahead and pulled away, with Mario Andretti's Lotus third, but soon the other McLaren of Jochen Mass took the place. Mass had to retire soon after with an engine failure which caused him to spin, and a suspension failure took teammate and race leader Hunt out three laps later. Watson took the lead again, but he also had suspension failures and let teammate Carlos Pace through. Watson eventually retired, and Pace struggled towards the end due to heat in his cockpit and was passed by Jody Scheckter's Wolf and Andretti, but the latter retired then with a wheel bearing failure. Scheckter took the first win of 1977, with Pace second, and home hero Carlos Reutemann completing the podium for Ferrari.

Race Two: Brazil

The second round took place at the longest circuit of the year- the very demanding and difficult 5-mile Interlagos circuit in São Paulo, Brazil. Hunt took pole again with Reutemann second and Andretti third on the grid. Home hero Pace took the lead at the start, with Hunt dropping behind Reutemann as well but soon Hunt was back behind Pace and attacking. There was contact, and Hunt took the lead whereas Pace had to pit for repairs. Hunt led Reutemann until he began to suffer from tyre troubles and was passed by Reutemann. Hunt pitted for new tyres, and rejoined fourth and soon passed Niki Lauda in the Ferrari and Watson to reclaim second. Reutemann marched on to victory, Hunt was second and Lauda third after Watson crashed out.

Race Three: South Africa

The race in South Africa was over a month later, but Hunt still continued his streak of poles, with Pace alongside and Lauda next. Hunt led off at the start, with Lauda and Scheckter following him after Pace struggled. The order stayed put until the seventh lap when Lauda took the lead and was never headed again, with Scheckter taking second from Hunt 11 laps later.

On lap 21, two marshals ran across the track after the Shadow of Renzo Zorzi caught fire. The second marshal, Fredrik Jansen van Vuuren, carrying a fire extinguisher was hit by the car of Tom Pryce at about 270 km/h (170 mph) and was killed instantly by the collision. His fire extinguisher struck Pryce's face, killing and nearly decapitating him.

The race continued however, and Lauda won, his first since his own horror crash last year, with home hero Scheckter second, and Depailler's six-wheeler took third from Hunt in the closing laps.

Race Four: United States GP West

The death of Pryce had shaken the field up, and then before the next round, there was more bad news, as Carlos Pace, who had finished second in the opening round in Argentina, was killed in a plane crash.

The field, in a somber mood, went to Long Beach in the USA, and Lauda took pole ahead of home hero Andretti, with Scheckter third. At the start, it was Scheckter who got the best start, and he passed both Andretti and Lauda, with Reutemann going up an escape road and spinning as he tried to follow Scheckter through. The top three of Scheckter, Andretti and Lauda pulled away from the rest of the pack, and ran closely together but the order did not change. However, a tyre began to deflate for Scheckter, and both Andretti and Lauda passed him with two laps left, with Andretti thus taking a popular home victory ahead of Lauda and a disappointed Scheckter.

Race Five: Spain

The next round was in Spain, where Andretti continued his recent form with pole and Jacques Laffite's Ligier springing a surprise, beating Lauda to second, however Lauda was unable to take part in the race due to a broken rib. At the start, Andretti took the lead with Laffite following. Laffite gave chase to Andretti in the early stages but had to pit with a deflating tyre, leaving Andretti to romp to victory with Reutemann second. Hunt inherited third but retired with a misfire, giving it to Watson until he lost places due to a spin, leaving Scheckter to take the final spot on the podium.

Race Six: Monaco

In the elite Monaco race, Watson took his first career pole for Brabham with Scheckter also on the front row and Reutemann third. It was Scheckter who got the best start to beat Watson to the first corner, with Reutemann running third in the early stages until he was passed by his teammate Lauda. Watson ran second to Scheckter until mid-race when he had to retire with gearbox trouble, allowing Lauda to close in on Scheckter but the latter was flawless and held on to take his second win of the season. Lauda had to be satisfied with second, with Reutemann completing the podium.

Race Seven: Belgium

Belgium was host to the seventh race of the season, and in qualifying Andretti took a comfortable pole with Watson just beating the second Lotus of Gunnar Nilsson to second. The race was wet due to rain earlier in the day, and Watson took the lead at the first corner, but later in the first lap, Andretti ran into the back to him while attempting to retake the lead, resulting in both of them spinning out and Scheckter taking the lead.

Scheckter led the early stages ahead of Nilsson, whereas Reutemann made an early charge but spun off. The track began to dry and everyone had to pit for tyres, and those who stopped early were the ones who benefited, as now Lauda was leading from Jochen Mass and Scheckter was down to fifth. Mass spun off from second, handing it to Nilsson who then went on to catch and pass Lauda before driving away to his first career victory. Behind second-placed Lauda, Ronnie Peterson completed the podium for Team Tyrrell after Scheckter retired with an engine failure.

Race Eight: Sweden

The Swedish race was full of anticipation after Nilsson's win last time out, but once again in qualifying, it was his teammate Andretti leading the way from Watson, with Hunt heading the second row. At the start, again it was Watson who led into the first corner followed by Scheckter, but soon Andretti passed both of them and opened up a lead. Watson and Scheckter battled for second until they collided, with Scheckter having to retire and Watson pitting for repairs. Hunt took second but he began to drop back and was passed by a charging Laffite, and then by his team-mate Mass. Andretti however, was dominant until he had to pit due to a fuel metering problem with two laps left, handing the lead to Laffite who went on to take his first ever win ahead of Mass and Reutemann.

Race Nine: France

The next race was staged in France, and once again it was Andretti on pole with Hunt second and Nilsson third on the grid. Hunt got the best start and led into the first corner from Watson and Laffite, with Andretti dropping down to fourth. However, Watson passed Hunt on the fifth lap and started to build a gap until Andretti got up to second and began to reel him in. During the final few laps, leader Watson and Andretti were running nose-to-tail but Watson held him off till the last lap when his engine missed a beat and immediately Andretti was past. Andretti thus took the win ahead of a crestfallen Watson and Hunt.

Race Ten: Great Britain

British drivers had not much luck this season, so it was a relief to the British fans to see defending champion Hunt on pole for his home race with Watson alongside, and Lauda next. Hunt did not get a good start, and so Watson lead into the first corner ahead of Lauda and Scheckter, but as the race progressed, a recovering Hunt soon passed both to get up to second behind Watson. The race was set for a grandstand British finish with Hunt slowly closing down leader Watson, but the fans were robbed of it when Watson's fuel system failed with 15 laps left. Hunt took the lead and went on to win his first race of the season, with Lauda second. Scheckter ran third until his engine failed, thus giving the place to Andretti until he too suffered a similar fate, leaving Nilsson to take the final spot on the podium.

Race Eleven: West Germany

The West German race took place in Hockenheim because the Nürburgring track was deemed to be too dangerous to race on because of the inability of the 'Ring's organizers to effectively manage such a huge circuit. In qualifying, Scheckter took his first pole of the season, ahead of Watson and then Lauda who headed the second row. Scheckter kept the lead at the first corner with both Watson and Lauda keeping their positions. Watson put pressure on Scheckter until his engine failed on the eighth lap, giving second to Lauda who passed Scheckter soon after and began to pull away. Scheckter battled for second with Hunt until the defending champion retired with an engine failure, giving third to Watson's teammate and home driver Hans-Joachim Stuck. That was how it stayed to the end; Lauda winning from Scheckter and Stuck. One notable highlight of the race involved German touring car legend Hans Heyer, who started the race despite failing to qualify.

Race Twelve: Austria

With two-thirds of the season complete, Lauda led the championship as the drivers went to Austria. He pleased his home fans further by beating Hunt to pole, with Andretti settling for third on the grid. The race started in damp conditions, and poleman Lauda led into the first corner followed by Hunt, but Andretti passed both at one corner soon after. His teammate Nilsson was on a charge and was rapidly up to second, whereas Lauda went backwards.

Nilsson had to pit to change tyres, giving second to Hunt and this became the lead when Andretti's engine failed. Alan Jones in the Shadow was now charging up the order, passing both Scheckter and Stuck and as the race progressed, the recovering Nilsson and Lauda also passed the duo, however none of them could make an impression on Hunt. Hunt seemed to be headed for victory until his engine failed with ten laps left, giving Jones his first ever Formula One victory. Lauda took second and Stuck was third, both benefiting after Nilsson also retired with an engine failure.

Race Thirteen: the Netherlands

The field went to the Netherlands for the next round, and in qualifying Andretti took his fifth pole of the season with Laffite alongside on the front row, and Hunt third. At the start, Hunt jumped both the front row starters to lead but before the end of the first lap, Andretti tried to drive alongside him but some aggressive defending from Hunt forced him to lift, and Laffite took advantage to get second. Five laps later, Andretti had got back past Laffite and was attack attacking Hunt, who again defended aggressively but this time Andretti did not lift and they collided. Hunt was out on the spot, whereas Andretti spun and rejoined fourth.

This left Laffite leading from the Ferraris of Lauda and Reutemann. The latter had a long battle with Andretti for third, repeatedly exchanging places, until the Lotus driver's engine blew up. Soon after, Lauda passed Laffite to take the lead, and he went on build a gap and win comfortably. Laffite finished second. After Andretti's demise, Reutemann ran third until the second Lotus of Nilsson attacked him, and the two collided with Nilsson out and Reutemann rejoining at the back. This sensationally left Patrick Tambay in the Ensign third, but he ran out of fuel on the last lap, thus handing the place to Scheckter.

This meant that Lauda had a 21-point lead over Scheckter with four races left.

Race Fourteen: Italy

Italy was next on the calendar, but the fact that it was Ferrari's home race did not deter Hunt who took pole, whereas Reutemann cheered the home fans by starting second in front of Scheckter. Scheckter took the lead after a brilliant start, and in second place was Clay Regazzoni's Ensign who got an even better one. Regazzoni however did not have the pace and soon dropped down the order, whereas Andretti was on the move, passing Hunt on the second lap, and Scheckter a few laps later to take the lead. Hunt dropped back with brake troubles as the race progressed, and Scheckter retired when his engine failed, leaving Reutemann and Lauda in second and third. Lauda was soon past Reutemann, and the latter had to retire when he spun off on oil on the track, handing third to Jones. The race finished in that order; with Andretti taking a dominant victory from Lauda, who closed in on the championship, and Jones who took his second podium in three races.

Race Fifteen: United States

The scenario going into the race was that if Lauda had a single point or if Scheckter did not win the race, Lauda would be world champion. Scheckter's hopes looked bleak as he qualified ninth to Lauda's seventh, as Hunt took pole from the Brabhams of Stuck and Watson. Stuck got the best start and took the lead into the first corner followed by Hunt and Andretti. Scheckter was on a charge and passed many drivers, including Lauda, in the early stages to get up to fourth, which became third when leader Stuck crashed out. However, Hunt and Andretti continued to pull away from him and, with Lauda running fourth, Scheckter needed something extraordinary to happen to keep the title battle alive. That did not happen, as the rest of the race passed on without incident, with Hunt winning ahead of Andretti and Scheckter, with Lauda's fourth place enough to make him the world champion.

After the race, Lauda decided not to race in the final two races because of the declining relationship between him and Ferrari.

Race Sixteen: Canada

Canada was host to the penultimate round of the season at the fast and flowing Mosport Park, and the field went in minus Lauda. In qualifying, Andretti took yet another pole ahead of Hunt, with Ronnie Peterson's six-wheeled Tyrrell in third. The safety of the Mosport Park circuit near Toronto was under intense scrutiny, as the ubquitious bumps and limited safety of the circuit caused a number of nasty accidents (including Briton Ian Ashley vaulting barriers and crashing into a TV towerb. These accidents were dealt with badly and the severely injured Ashley was only flown out 40 minutes after he crashed. But the race went ahead anyway, and both Andretti and Hunt kept their positions at the start, with Hunt's teammate Jochen Mass charging up to third. Andretti and Hunt then proceeded to demolish the entire field, but they themselves were separated by nothing as they ran nose-to-tail. With less than 20 laps left, they came to lap third-placed Mass during which there was a misunderstanding between the McLarens who collided and spun off, Hunt retiring and Mass pitting for repairs and rejoining fifth. Andretti was left well over a lap ahead until his engine failed with three laps left, giving the win to Scheckter. Patrick Depailler finished second for Tyrrell, and Mass completed the podium.

Race Seventeen: Japan

The final round of the season was in Japan at the fast Fuji Speedway near Tokyo, and Andretti and Hunt continued their late-season battle, with the American pipping Hunt to the pole, with Watson heading the second row. Unlike the previous year, the weather conditions at the Fuji circuit near Tokyo were perfect, and Hunt took the lead at the start, and Scheckter and Mass jumped up to second and third, whereas Andretti had a terrible start and was at the tail of the top ten. On the second lap, Andretti was involved in a collision while trying to gain places, putting him out. With Andretti out, Hunt had no challengers left and he built a large gap, with teammate Mass second and Watson passing Scheckter for third. However, both Mass and Watson had to retire within one lap of each other with engine and gearbox failures, and with Scheckter dropping back, Reutemann was second until he was passed by Laffite. Hunt went on and capped off the season with a comfortable win, whereas Laffite ran of fuel on the last lap, handing over second to Reutemann and allowing Depailler to complete the podium.

Season review

Rnd Race Date Location Pole Position Fastest Lap Race Winner Constructor Report
1 23x15px Argentine Grand Prix 9 January Buenos Aires 23x15px James Hunt 23x15px James Hunt 23x15px Jody Scheckter 23x15px Wolf-Ford Report
2 23x15px Brazilian Grand Prix 23 January Interlagos 23x15px James Hunt 23x15px James Hunt 23x15px Carlos Reutemann 23x15px Ferrari Report
3 23x15px South African Grand Prix 5 March Kyalami 23x15px James Hunt 23x15px John Watson 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Ferrari Report
4 23x15px United States Grand Prix West 3 April Long Beach 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Mario Andretti 23x15px Lotus-Ford Report
5 23x15px Spanish Grand Prix 8 May Jarama 23x15px Mario Andretti 23x15px Jacques Laffite 23x15px Mario Andretti 23x15px Lotus-Ford Report
6 23x15px Monaco Grand Prix 22 May Monaco 23x15px John Watson 23x15px Jody Scheckter 23x15px Jody Scheckter 23x15px Wolf-Ford Report
7 23x15px Belgian Grand Prix 5 June Zolder 23x15px Mario Andretti 23x15px Gunnar Nilsson 23x15px Gunnar Nilsson 23x15px Lotus-Ford Report
8 23x15px Swedish Grand Prix 19 June Anderstorp 23x15px Mario Andretti 23x15px Mario Andretti 23x15px Jacques Laffite 23x15px Ligier-Matra Report
9 23x15px French Grand Prix 3 July Dijon-Prenois 23x15px Mario Andretti 23x15px Mario Andretti 23x15px Mario Andretti 23x15px Lotus-Ford Report
10 23x15px British Grand Prix 16 July Silverstone 23x15px James Hunt 23x15px James Hunt 23x15px James Hunt 23x15px McLaren-Ford Report
11 23x15px German Grand Prix 31 July Hockenheimring 23x15px Jody Scheckter 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Ferrari Report
12 23x15px Austrian Grand Prix 14 August Österreichring 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px John Watson 23x15px Alan Jones 23x15px Shadow-Ford Report
13 23x15px Dutch Grand Prix 28 August Zandvoort 23x15px Mario Andretti 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Ferrari Report
14 23x15px Italian Grand Prix 11 September Monza 23x15px James Hunt 23x15px Mario Andretti 23x15px Mario Andretti 23x15px Lotus-Ford Report
15 23x15px United States Grand Prix 2 October Watkins Glen 23x15px James Hunt 23x15px Ronnie Peterson 23x15px James Hunt 23x15px McLaren-Ford Report
16 23x15px Canadian Grand Prix 9 October Mosport 23x15px Mario Andretti 23x15px Mario Andretti 23x15px Jody Scheckter 23x15px Wolf-Ford Report
17 Template:Country data JPN Japanese Grand Prix 23 October Fuji Speedway 23x15px Mario Andretti 23x15px Jody Scheckter 23x15px James Hunt 23x15px McLaren-Ford Report

1977 Drivers Championship final standings

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GBR
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GER
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AUT
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NED
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ITA
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Pts [1]
1 23x15px Niki Lauda Ret 3 1 2 DNS 2 2 Ret 5 2 1 2 1 2 4 72
2 23x15px Jody Scheckter 1 Ret 2 3 3 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 3 Ret 3 1 10 55
3 23x15px Mario Andretti 5 Ret Ret 1 1 5 Ret 6 1 14 Ret Ret Ret 1 2 9 Ret 47
4 23x15px Carlos Reutemann 3 1 8 Ret 2 3 Ret 3 6 15 4 4 6 Ret 6 Ret 2 42
5 23x15px James Hunt Ret 2 4 7 Ret Ret 7 12 3 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 40
6 23x15px Jochen Mass Ret Ret 5 Ret 4 4 Ret 2 9 4 Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret 3 Ret 25
7 23x15px Alan Jones Ret Ret 6 5 17 Ret 7 Ret 1 Ret 3 Ret 4 4 22
8 23x15px Gunnar Nilsson DNS 5 12 8 5 Ret 1 19 4 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 20
9 23x15px Patrick Depailler Ret Ret 3 4 Ret Ret 8 4 Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 14 2 3 20
10 23x15px Jacques Laffite Ret Ret Ret 9 7 7 Ret 1 8 6 Ret Ret 2 8 7 Ret 5 18
11 23x15px Hans-Joachim Stuck Ret Ret 6 Ret 6 10 Ret 5 3 3 7 Ret Ret Ret 7 12
12 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi 4 4 10 5 14 Ret Ret 18 11 Ret DNQ 11 4 DNQ 13 Ret 11
13 23x15px John Watson Ret Ret 6 DSQ Ret Ret Ret 5 2 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 9
14 23x15px Ronnie Peterson Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 3 Ret 12 Ret 9 5 Ret 6 16 Ret Ret 7
15 23x15px Carlos Pace 2 Ret 13 6
16 23x15px Vittorio Brambilla 7 Ret 7 Ret Ret 8 4 Ret 13 8 5 15 12 Ret 19 6 8 6
17 23x16px Clay Regazzoni 6 Ret 9 Ret Ret DNQ Ret 7 7 DNQ Ret Ret Ret 5 5 Ret Ret 5
18 23x15px Patrick Tambay DNQ Ret 6 Ret 5 Ret DNQ 5 Ret 5
19 23x15px Jean-Pierre Jarier 6 DNQ 11 11 8 Ret 9 Ret 14 Ret Ret 9 Ret 1
20 23x15px Riccardo Patrese 9 Ret Ret Ret 10 13 Ret 10 6 1
21 23x15px Renzo Zorzi Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 1
23x15px Rupert Keegan Ret 12 Ret 13 10 Ret Ret 7 Ret 9 8 Ret 0
23x15px Patrick Nève 12 10 15 DNQ 10 DNQ 9 DNQ 7 18 Ret 0
23x15px Vern Schuppan 12 7 16 DNQ 0
23x15px Ingo Hoffmann Ret 7 0
23x15px Danny Ongais Ret 7 0
23x15px Alex Ribeiro Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 8 DNQ 11 DNQ 15 8 12 0
23x15px Hans Binder Ret Ret 11 11 9 Ret 12 8 DNQ 11 Ret Ret 0
23x15px Brett Lunger 14 Ret 10 DNS 11 DNQ 13 Ret 10 9 Ret 10 11 0
23x15px Harald Ertl Ret DNQ 9 16 DNQ 0
23x15px Jackie Oliver 9 0
Template:Country data JPN Kunimitsu Takahashi 9 0
23x15px Ian Scheckter Ret Ret 11 DNQ Ret Ret NC Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 0
23x15px Brian Henton 10 DNQ DNQ DNQ DSQ DNQ 0
23x15px Jacky Ickx 10 0
23x15px Gilles Villeneuve 11 12 Ret 0
Template:Country data JPN Kazuyoshi Hoshino 11 0
23x15px Larry Perkins Ret 15 12 DNQ DNQ 0
23x15px David Purley DNQ 13 14 Ret DNPQ 0
23x15px Emilio de Villota 13 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 17 DNQ 0
23x15px Arturo Merzario Ret DNQ 14 Ret Ret DNQ Ret DNQ 0
23x15px Ian Ashley DNQ DNQ DNQ 17 DNS 0
23x15px Tom Pryce NC Ret Ret 0
23x15px Boy Hayje Ret DNQ DNQ NC DNQ DNQ 0
23x15px Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ 0
23x15px Hector Rebaque DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 0
23x15px Hans Heyer DSQ* 0
23x15px Bruno Giacomelli Ret 0
Template:Country data JPN Noritake Takahara Ret 0
23x15px Conny Andersson DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
23x15px Teddy Pilette DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
23x15px Mikko Kozarowitzky DNQ DNPQ 0
23x15px Bernard de Dryver DNQ 0
23x15px Michael Bleekemolen DNQ 0
23x15px Lamberto Leoni DNQ 0
23x16px Loris Kessel DNQ 0
23x15px Giorgio Francia DNQ 0
23x15px Tony Trimmer DNPQ 0
23x15px Andy Sutcliffe DNPQ 0
23x15px Guy Edwards DNPQ 0
23x15px Brian McGuire DNPQ 0
Pos Driver ARG
23x15px
BRA
23x15px
RSA
23x15px
USW
23x15px
ESP
23x15px
MON
23x15px
BEL
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
GBR
23x15px
GER
23x15px
AUT
23x15px
NED
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
USA
23x15px
CAN
23x15px
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Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)

* Hans Heyer started illegally after failing to qualify.

1977 Constructors Championship final standings

Pos Constructor Car
no.
ARG
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BRA
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RSA
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USW
23x15px
ESP
23x15px
MON
23x15px
BEL
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
GBR
23x15px
GER
23x15px
AUT
23x15px
NED
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
USA
23x15px
CAN
23x15px
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1 23x15px Ferrari 11 Ret 3 1 2 DNS 2 2 Ret (5) 2 1 2 1 2 4 Ret 95 (97)
12 3 1 8 Ret 2 3 Ret 3 6 15 4 4 6 Ret 6 Ret 2
21 12
2 23x15px Lotus-Ford 5 5 Ret Ret 1 1 5 Ret 6 1 14 Ret Ret Ret 1 2 9 Ret 62
6 DNS 5 12 8 5 Ret 1 19 4 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret
3 23x15px McLaren-Ford 1 Ret 2 4 7 Ret Ret 7 12 3 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 60
2 Ret Ret 5 Ret 4 4 Ret 2 9 4 Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret 3 Ret
14 Ret
30 DNS 11 DNQ 13 Ret 10 9 Ret 10 11
36 13 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 17 DNQ
40 11
4 23x15px Wolf-Ford 20 1 Ret 2 3 3 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 3 Ret 3 1 10 55
5 23x15px Brabham-Alfa Romeo 7 Ret Ret 6 DSQ Ret Ret Ret 5 2 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 27
8 2 Ret 13 Ret 6 Ret 6 10 Ret 5 3 3 7 Ret Ret Ret 7
21 DNQ
6 23x15px Tyrrell-Ford 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 3 Ret 12 Ret 9 5 Ret 6 16 Ret Ret 27
4 Ret Ret 3 4 Ret Ret 8 4 Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 14 2 3
50 9
7 23x15px Shadow-Ford 16 NC Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 9 Ret Ret 10 Ret 13 Ret 9 10 6 23
17 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 6 5 17 Ret 7 Ret 1 Ret 3 Ret 4 4
8 23x15px Ligier-Matra 26 Ret Ret Ret 9 7 7 Ret 1 8 6 Ret Ret 2 8 7 Ret 5 18
27 Ret
9 23x15px Fittipaldi-Ford 28 4 4 10 5 14 Ret Ret 18 11 Ret DNQ 11 4 DNQ 13 Ret 11
29 Ret 7
10 23x15px Ensign-Ford 22 6 Ret 9 Ret Ret DNQ Ret 7 7 DNQ Ret Ret Ret 5 5 Ret Ret 10
10
23 Ret 6 Ret 5 Ret DNQ 5 Ret
11 23x15px Surtees-Ford 18 Ret Ret 11 11 9 Ret 12 DNQ DNQ 12 7 16 DNQ DNQ 11 Ret Ret 6
DNQ
19 7 Ret 7 Ret Ret 8 4 Ret 13 8 5 15 12 Ret 19 6 8
44 DNPQ
12 23x15px Penske-Ford 14 Ret 7 1
33 12 DNQ
34 6 DNQ 11 11 8 Ret 9 Ret 14 Ret Ret
35 DSQ 8
23x15px March-Ford 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 8 DNQ 11 DNQ 15 8 12 0
10 Ret Ret Ret 10 11 DNQ Ret Ret NC Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret
27 12 10 15 DNQ 10 DNQ 9 DNQ 7 18 Ret
30 14 Ret 10
32 DNQ DNPQ DNQ
33 Ret DNQ DNQ NC DNQ DNPQ DNQ
37 Ret DNQ 14 Ret Ret DNQ DNQ
38 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
23x15px Hesketh-Ford 24 Ret 12 Ret 13 10 Ret Ret 7 Ret 9 8 Ret 0
25 Ret DNQ 9 16 DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ 17 DNS
39 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Template:Country data JPN Kojima-Ford 51 Ret 0
52 11
23x15px LEC-Ford 31 DNQ WD 13 14 Ret DNPQ 0
23x15px BRM 14 Ret 15 0
29 DNQ DNQ
35 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNPQ
40 DNQ
23x15px Renault 15 WD Ret WD WD Ret Ret Ret DNQ 0
23x15px Boro-Ford 38 DSQ DNQ 0
23x16px Apollon-Ford 41 WD WD WD WD DNQ 0
23x15px McGuire-Ford 45 DNPQ 0
Pos Constructor Car
no.
ARG
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BRA
23x15px
RSA
23x15px
USW
23x15px
ESP
23x15px
MON
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BEL
23x15px
SWE
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
GBR
23x15px
GER
23x15px
AUT
23x15px
NED
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
USA
23x15px
CAN
23x15px
JPN
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Pts

Constructors points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six placegetters in each round with only the best placed car from each constructor eligible to score points. The best eight results from the first nine races and the best seven results from the remaining eight races were retained.[2]

Non-Championship race results

Another Formula One race was also held in 1977, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
23x15px XII Race of Champions Brands Hatch 20 March 23x15px James Hunt 23x15px McLaren-Cosworth Report

Notes

  1. Drivers Championship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first six places in each race. The best 8 results from the first 9 races and the best 7 results from the remaining 8 races were retained.
  2. Mike Kettlewell, The Champion Book of World Championship Facts & Figures, 1982, Page 40

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