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1976 Canadian Grand Prix

The 1976 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Mosport Park on 3 October 1976.

1976 Canadian Grand Prix
Race 14 of 16 in the 1976 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 3 October 1976 (1976-10-03)
Location Mosport International Raceway, Ontario, Canada
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.957 km (2.458 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 316.56 km (196.64 mi)
Weather Mild with temperatures approaching 22 °C (72 °F); wind speeds up to 8.9 kilometres per hour (5.5 mph)[1]
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Ford
Time 1:12.389
Fastest lap
Driver France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford
Time 1:13.817 on lap 60
Podium
First McLaren-Ford
Second Tyrrell-Ford
Third Lotus-Ford

At this weekend, British championship contender James Hunt found out that he lost 9 points from his victory at the British Grand Prix that year, and Austrian championship leader Niki Lauda gained another 3 points (he finished 2nd at that race). Hunt won the Mosport event, but it made no difference to his championship points standings before the race.

QualifyingEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 11   James Hunt McLaren-Ford 1:12.389
2 10   Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 1:12.783 + 0.394
3 9   Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford 1:12.799 + 0.410
4 4   Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 1:12.837 + 0.448
5 5   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 1.13.028 + 0.639
6 1   Niki Lauda Ferrari 1:13.060 + 0.671
7 3   Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 1:13.191 + 0.802
8 34   Hans Joachim Stuck March-Ford 1:13.322 + 0.933
9 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 1:13.425 + 1.036
10 8   Carlos Pace Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:13.438 + 1.049
11 12   Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 1:13.439 + 1.050
12 2   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 1:13.500 + 1.111
13 16   Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford 1:13.665 + 1.276
14 28   John Watson Penske-Ford 1:13.973 + 1.584
15 6   Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford 1:14.397 + 2.008
16 22   Jacky Ickx Ensign-Ford 1:14.461 + 2.072
17 30   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 1:14.471 + 2.082
18 17   Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 1:15.113 + 2.724
19 7   Larry Perkins Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:15.598 + 3.209
20 19   Alan Jones Surtees-Ford 1:15.652 + 3.263
21 38   Henri Pescarolo Surtees-Ford 1:15.846 + 3.457
22 18   Brett Lunger Surtees-Ford 1:16.201 + 3.812
23 24   Harald Ertl Hesketh-Ford 1:16.534 + 4.145
24 25   Guy Edwards Hesketh-Ford 1:17.217 + 4.828
25 20   Arturo Merzario Wolf-Williams-Ford 1:17.288 + 4.899
26 21   Chris Amon Wolf-Williams-Ford 1:18.202 + 5.813
27 39   Otto Stuppacher Tyrrell-Ford 1:25.024 + 12.695

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11   James Hunt McLaren-Ford 80 1:40:09.626 1 9
2 4   Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 80 + 6.331 4 6
3 5   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 80 + 10.366 5 4
4 3   Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 80 + 19.745 7 3
5 12   Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 80 + 41.811 11 2
6 2   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 80 + 46.256 12 1
7 8   Carlos Pace Brabham-Alfa Romeo 80 + 46.472 10
8 1   Niki Lauda Ferrari 80 + 1:12.957 6
9 10   Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 79 + 1 lap 2
10 28   John Watson Penske-Ford 79 + 1 lap 14
11 16   Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford 79 + 1 lap 13
12 6   Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford 79 + 1 lap 15
13 22   Jacky Ickx Ensign-Ford 79 + 1 lap 16
14 9   Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford 79 + 1 lap 3
15 18   Brett Lunger Surtees-Ford 78 + 2 laps 22
16 19   Alan Jones Surtees-Ford 78 + 2 laps 20
17 7   Larry Perkins Brabham-Alfa Romeo 78 + 2 laps 19
18 17   Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 77 + 3 laps 18
19 38   Henri Pescarolo Surtees-Ford 77 + 3 laps 21
20 25   Guy Edwards Hesketh-Ford 75 + 5 laps 23
Ret 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 43 Oil pressure 9
Ret 30   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 41 Exhaust 17
Ret 34   Hans Joachim Stuck March-Ford 36 Handling 8
Ret 20   Arturo Merzario Wolf-Williams-Ford 11 Accident 24
DNS 24   Harald Ertl Hesketh-Ford Practice accident
DNS 21   Chris Amon Wolf-Williams-Ford Practice accident
DNQ 39   Otto Stuppacher Tyrrell-Ford
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weather information for the "1976 Canadian Grand Prix"". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2015-05-20.
  2. ^ "1976 Canadian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 10 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Canada 1976 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 March 2019.


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