1979 Spanish Grand Prix
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1979 Spanish Grand Prix
1979 Spanish Grand Prix
Race 5 of 15 in the 1979 Formula One season
Circuito Permanente del Jarama 1980.svg
Race details
Date 29 April 1979
Official name XXV Gran Premio de España[1]
Location Jarama, Spain
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.404 km (2.115 miles)
Distance 75 laps, 255.3 km (158.625 miles)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Ligier-Ford
Time 1:14.50
Fastest lap
Driver Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari
Time 1:16.44 on lap 72
Podium
First Ligier-Ford
Second Lotus-Ford
Third Lotus-Ford
Lap leaders

The 1979 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 29 April 1979 at the Circuito Permanente del Jarama near Madrid, Spain. It was race 5 of 15 in both the 1979 World Championship of F1 Drivers and the 1979 International Cup for F1 Constructors. The 75-lap race was won by Patrick Depailler, driving a Ligier-Ford, with Lotus drivers Carlos Reutemann and Mario Andretti second and third respectively.

Qualifying

Qualifying classification

Pos. Driver Constructor Time No
1 Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 1:14,50 1
2 Patrick Depailler Ligier-Ford 1:14,79 2
3 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:14,82 3
4 Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 1:15,07 4
5 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 1:15,10 5
6 Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:15,45 6
7 Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:15,61 7
8 Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford 1:15,67 8
9 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 1:15,78 9
10 Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 1:16,04 10
11 René Arnoux Renault 1:16,06 11
12 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford 1:16,08 12
13 Alan Jones Williams-Ford 1:16,23 13
14 Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford 1:16,61 14
15 James Hunt Wolf-Ford 1:16,88 15
16 Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 1:16,92 16
17 Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 1:17,04 17
18 John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:17,11 18
19 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 1:17,35 19
20 Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 1:17,45 20
21 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford 1:17,57 21
22 Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford 1:17,85 22
23 Héctor Rebaque Lotus-Ford 1:18,42 23
24 Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford 1:18,79 24
DNQ Derek Daly Ensign-Ford 1:19,30 --
DNQ Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford 1:20,46 --
DNQ Gianfranco Brancatelli Kauhsen-Ford 1:23,24 --

Race

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Tyre Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 25 France Patrick Depailler Ligier-Ford G 75 1:39:11.84 2 9
2 2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford G 75 + 20.94 8 6
3 1 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford G 75 + 27.31 4 4
4 11 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ferrari M 75 + 28.68 5 3
5 4 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford G 75 + 30.39 12 2
6 3 France Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford G 75 + 48.43 10 1
7 12 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari M 75 + 52.31 3
8 30 West Germany Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford G 75 + 1:14.84 17
9 16 France René Arnoux Renault M 74 + 1 Lap 11
10 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford G 74 + 1 Lap 16
11 14 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford G 74 + 1 Lap 19
12 17 Netherlands Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford G 73 + 2 Laps 24
13 8 France Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford G 72 + 3 Laps 20
14 9 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford G 69 + 6 Laps 21
Ret 5 Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo G 63 Water Leak 6
Ret 31 Mexico Héctor Rebaque Lotus-Ford G 58 Engine 23
Ret 27 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford G 54 Gearbox 13
Ret 18 Italy Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford G 52 Engine 22
Ret 28 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford G 32 Engine 14
Ret 20 United Kingdom James Hunt Wolf-Ford G 26 Brakes 15
Ret 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault M 21 Turbo 9
Ret 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford G 21 Engine 18
Ret 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford G 15 Engine 1
Ret 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo G 15 Injection 7
DNQ 22 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Ensign-Ford G
DNQ 24 Italy Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford G
DNQ 36 Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli Kauhsen-Ford G
Source:[2][3]

Championship standings after the race

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

References

  1. ^ "Motor Racing Programme Covers: 1979". The Programme Covers Project. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "1979 Spanish Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "1979 Spanish Grand Prix - Race Results & History - GP Archive". GPArchive.com. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Spain 1979 - Championship o STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 2019.



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