1979 Monaco Grand Prix
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1979 Monaco Grand Prix

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1979 Monaco Grand Prix
Race 7 of 15 in the 1979 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 27 May 1979
Location Circuit de Monaco
Course Street circuit
Course length 3.312 km (2.057 miles)
Distance 76 laps, 251.712 km (156.406 miles)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:26.45
Fastest lap
Driver France Patrick Depailler Ligier-Ford
Time 1:28.82 on lap 69
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Williams-Ford
Third Lotus-Ford
Lap leaders

The 1979 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 27 May 1979 at Monaco. It was the 37th Monaco Grand Prix and the seventh round of the 1979 Formula One season.

The 76-lap race was won from pole position by Jody Scheckter, driving a Ferrari. Clay Regazzoni finished second in a Williams-Ford, with Carlos Reutemann third in a Lotus-Ford.[1] Patrick Depailler set the fastest lap of the race in a Ligier-Ford.

In a race of attrition, John Watson was fourth in his McLaren-Ford, Depailler fifth despite an engine failure on the last lap, and Jochen Mass sixth in his Arrows A1. Mass had run as high as third in the race and seemed to be closing in on the leaders before brake issues dropped him down the field.

This was the final Formula One race for 1976 World Champion James Hunt.[2] Hunt qualified tenth in his Wolf-Ford before retiring after four laps with a transmission problem.

René Arnoux's Renault RS10 parked in the pits.
The Wolf Racing pit crew.

Classification

Carlos Reutemann finished third in a Lotus 79.
Hans-Joachim Stuck in the ATS-Ford at the 1979 Monaco Grand Prix

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Time
1 11 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ferrari 1:26.45
2 12 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:26.52
3 25 France Patrick Depailler Ligier-Ford 1:27.11
4 5 Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:27.21
5 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 1:27.26
6 4 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford 1:27.42
7 3 France Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 1:27.42
8 30 West Germany Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 1:27.47
9 27 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford 1:27.67
10 20 United Kingdom James Hunt Wolf-Ford 1:27.96
11 2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford 1:27.99
12 9 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford 1:28.22
13 1 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 1:28.23
14 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:28.23
15 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 1:28.30
16 28 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford 1:28.48
17 14 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 1:28.49
18 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:28.52
19 16 France René Arnoux Renault 1:28.57
20 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 1:28.68
DNQ 18 Italy Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford 1:28.70
DNQ 8 France Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 1:29.53
DNQ 17 Netherlands Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford 1:29.99
DNQ 22 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Ensign-Ford 1:30.18
DNPQ 24 Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli Merzario-Ford 1:38.15

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Tyre Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ferrari M 76 1:55:22.48 1 9
2 28 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford G 76 + 0.44 16 6
3 2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford G 76 + 8.57 11 4
4 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford G 76 + 41.31 14 3
5 25 France Patrick Depailler Ligier-Ford G 75 Engine 3 2
6 30 West Germany Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford G 69 + 7 Laps 8 1
Ret 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo G 68 Transmission 18
NC 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault M 68 + 8 Laps 20
Ret 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford G 55 Gearbox 5
Ret 12 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari M 54 Transmission 2
Ret 27 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford G 43 Steering 9
Ret 4 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford G 34 Suspension 6
Ret 9 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford G 30 Wheel 12
Ret 5 Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo G 21 Accident 4
Ret 3 France Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford G 21 Accident 7
Ret 1 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford G 21 Suspension 13
Ret 14 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford G 17 Engine 17
Ret 16 France René Arnoux Renault M 8 Accident 19
Ret 20 United Kingdom James Hunt Wolf-Ford G 4 Transmission 10
Ret 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford G 4 Suspension 15
DNQ 18 Italy Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford G
DNQ 8 France Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford G
DNQ 17 Netherlands Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford G
DNQ 22 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Ensign-Ford G
DNPQ 24 Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli Merzario-Ford G
Source:[3][4]

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 Monaco Grand Prix". ESPN. Archived from the original on 17 July 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "James Hunt - Obituary". Motor Sport. July 1993. p. 8.
  3. ^ "1979 Monaco Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "1979 Monaco Grand Prix - Race Results & History - GP Archive". GPArchive.com. Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Monaco 1979 - Championship o STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 2019.

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