1979 Austrian Grand Prix
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1979 Austrian Grand Prix
1979 Austrian Grand Prix
Race 11 of 15 in the 1979 Formula One season
Österreichring 1977-1987.svg
Race details
Date August 12, 1979
Official name XVII Großer Preis von Österreich
Location Österreichring
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.942 km (3.692 miles)
Distance 54 laps, 320.814 km (199.368 miles)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Renault
Time 1:34.07
Fastest lap
Driver France René Arnoux Renault
Time 1:35.77 on lap 40
Podium
First Williams-Ford
Second Ferrari
Third Ligier-Ford
Lap leaders

The 1979 Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 12 August 1979 at Österreichring.[1]

Qualifying

Qualifying classification

Pos. Driver Constructor Time No
1 René Arnoux Renault 1:34,07 1
2 Alan Jones Williams-Ford 1:34,28 2
3 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 1:34,45 3
4 Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:35,51 4
5 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:35,70 5
6 Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford 1:35,82 6
7 Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:35,85 7
8 Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 1:35,92 8
9 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 1:36,10 9
10 Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 1:36,26 10
11 Derek Daly Tyrrell-Ford 1:36,42 11
12 Keke Rosberg Wolf-Ford 1:36,67 12
13 Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 1:36,71 13
14 Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 1:36,72 14
15 Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 1:37,11 15
16 John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:37,16 16
17 Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford 1:37,32 17
18 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford 1:37,93 18
19 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 1:38,38 19
20 Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 1:38,85 20
21 Jacky Ickx Ligier-Ford 1:39,31 21
22 Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford 1:39,44 22
23 Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford 1:39,45 23
24 Patrick Gaillard Ensign-Ford 1:41,10 24
DNQ Héctor Rebaque Lotus-Ford 1:41,16 --
DNQ Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford 1:45,75 --

Race

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Tyre Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford G 54 1:27:38.01 2 9
2 12 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari M 54 +36.05 secs 5 6
3 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford G 54 +46.77 secs 8 4
4 11 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ferrari M 54 +47.21 secs 9 3
5 28 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford G 54 +48.92 secs 6 2
6 16 France René Arnoux Renault M 53 +1 Lap 1 1
7 3 France Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford G 53 +1 Lap 10
8 4 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Tyrrell-Ford G 53 +1 Lap 11
9 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford G 53 +1 Lap 16
10 8 France Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford G 53 +1 Lap 14
Ret 5 Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo G 45 Engine 4
Ret 22 France Patrick Gaillard Ensign-Ford G 42 Suspension 24
Ret 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford G 34 Suspension 13
Ret 18 Italy Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford G 34 Engine 22
Ret 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo G 32 Engine 7
Ret 9 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford G 28 Engine 18
Ret 25 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ligier-Ford G 26 Engine 21
Ret 2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford G 22 Handling 17
Ret 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault M 16 Gearbox 3
Ret 20 Finland Keke Rosberg Wolf-Ford G 15 Electrical 19
Ret 14 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford G 15 Brakes 12
Ret 17 Netherlands Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford G 3 Accident 23
Ret 30 West Germany Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford G 1 Engine 20
Ret 1 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford G 0 Clutch 15
DNQ 31 Mexico Héctor Rebaque Lotus-Ford G
DNQ 24 Italy Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford G
Source:[2][3]

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 4 results from the first 7 races and the best 4 results from the last 8 races counted towards the Drivers' Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

References

  1. ^ "1979 Austrian Grand Prix Entry list".
  2. ^ "1979 Austrian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "1979 Austrian Grand Prix - Race Results & History - GP Archive". GPArchive.com. 12 August 1979. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Austria 1979 - Championship o STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 2019.



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