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1978 British Grand Prix

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Location Brands Hatch, Kent, England
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The 1978 British Grand Prix (formally the XXXI John Player British Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held at Brands Hatch on 16 July 1978. The race, contested over 76 laps, was the tenth round of the 1978 Formula One season.

Report

Qualifying

With a total of 31 cars on the entry list, it was decided to forbid the Martini of René Arnoux from taking part, thus leaving 30 cars for qualifying.[1]

As expected, the Lotuses filled the front row of the grid, although on this occasion Ronnie Peterson was ahead of Mario Andretti. Jody Scheckter in the Wolf and Niki Lauda in the Brabham made up the second row, while on the third were Riccardo Patrese in the Arrows and Alan Jones in the Williams. The top ten was completed by Jacques Laffite in the Ligier, Carlos Reutemann in the Ferrari, John Watson in the second Brabham and Patrick Depailler in the Tyrrell.

Race

At the start of the race, Andretti took the lead from Peterson, with Scheckter holding third and Jones moving up to fourth. The Lotuses quickly pulled out a large gap, and looked set to dominate, until Peterson retired on lap 7 with a fuel leak. Andretti continued to lead until a puncture forced him to pit on lap 24, before his engine failed five laps later.

Scheckter inherited the lead, closely followed by Jones, Lauda and Patrese. On lap 27, Jones's driveshaft failed, before Scheckter began to suffer gearbox problems. On lap 34, Lauda overtook the South African, who retired three laps later. This left Patrese in second, with Reutemann up to third, Watson fourth, Didier Pironi fifth in the second Tyrrell and Keke Rosberg sixth in the ATS.[2]

On lap 41, Patrese suffered a rear puncture which led to a suspension failure. Pironi also retired on this lap with gearbox trouble, promoting Rosberg to fourth. The Finn soon came under pressure from Depailler, who got by on lap 49.

Reutemann closed up to Lauda and passed him for the lead on lap 60, as the two were lapping the McLaren of Bruno Giacomelli. The Argentine held off the Austrian for the remaining laps, eventually taking his third win of the season by 1.2 seconds. Watson finished 36 seconds behind Lauda and 36 ahead of Depailler, while a suspension failure for Rosberg on lap 60 meant that the final points went to Hans-Joachim Stuck in the Shadow and Patrick Tambay in the McLaren.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11 23x15px Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 76 1:42:12.39 8 9
2 1 23x15px Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 76 + 1.23 4 6
3 2 23x15px John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo 76 + 37.25 9 4
4 4 23x15px Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 76 + 1:13.27 10 3
5 16 23x15px Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow-Ford 75 + 1 Lap 18 2
6 8 23x15px Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 75 + 1 Lap 20 1
7 33 23x15px Bruno Giacomelli McLaren-Ford 75 + 1 Lap 16
8 30 23x15px Brett Lunger McLaren-Ford 75 + 1 Lap 24
9 19 23x15px Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford 75 + 1 Lap 25
10 26 23x15px Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 73 + 3 Laps 7
NC 9 23x15px Jochen Mass ATS-Ford 65 + 11 Laps 26
Ret 10 23x15px Keke Rosberg ATS-Ford 59 Suspension 22
Ret 17 23x16px Clay Regazzoni Shadow-Ford 49 Gearbox 17
Ret 15 23x15px Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 46 Turbo 12
Ret 35 23x15px Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 40 Suspension 5
Ret 3 23x15px Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 40 Gearbox 19
Ret 20 23x15px Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford 36 Gearbox 3
Ret 14 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 32 Engine 11
Ret 37 23x15px Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford 32 Fuel System 23
Ret 22 23x15px Derek Daly Ensign-Ford 30 Wheel 15
Ret 5 23x15px Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 28 Engine 2
Ret 27 23x15px Alan Jones Williams-Ford 26 Transmission 6
Ret 12 23x15px Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 19 Transmission 13
Ret 25 23x15px Héctor Rebaque Lotus-Ford 15 Gearbox 21
Ret 7 23x15px James Hunt McLaren-Ford 7 Accident 14
Ret 6 23x15px Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 6 Fuel Leak 1
DNQ 18 23x15px Rupert Keegan Surtees-Ford
DNQ 36 23x15px Rolf Stommelen Arrows-Ford
DNQ 23 23x15px Geoff Lees Ensign-Ford
DNQ 40 23x15px Tony Trimmer McLaren-Ford


Notes

Standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

  1. ^ "What? - Martini". 8W. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Grand Prix Results: British GP, 1978". Grandprix.com. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 


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1977 British Grand Prix
Formula One Promotional Trophy
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1978
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1979 Italian Grand Prix