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1976 Monaco Grand Prix

Coordinates: 43°44′4.74″N 7°25′16.8″E / 43.7346500°N 7.421333°E / 43.7346500; 7.421333

1976 Monaco Grand Prix
Race 6 of 16 in the 1976 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 30 May 1976
Official name XXXIV Grand Prix de Monaco
Location Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Course Street circuit
Course length 3.312 km (2.057 mi)
Distance 78 laps, 258.336 km (160.522 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:29.65
Fastest lap
Driver Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari
Time 1:30.28 on lap 60[1]
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Tyrrell-Ford
Third Tyrrell-Ford

The 1976 Monaco Grand Prix (formally the XXXIV Grand Prix de Monaco) was a Formula One motor race held at the Monaco street circuit in Monaco on 30 May 1976. It was the sixth round of the 1976 Formula One season and the 34th Monaco Grand Prix. The race was contested over 78 laps of the 3.3 km circuit for a race distance of 257 kilometres.

The race was won by Ferrari driver Niki Lauda, who had also taken pole position in his Ferrari 312T2.

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying classificationEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time
1 1   Niki Lauda Ferrari 1:29.65
2 2   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 1:29.91
3 10   Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 1:30.08
4 4   Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 1:30.33
5 3   Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 1:30.55
6 34   Hans-Joachim Stuck March-Ford 1:30.66
7 30   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 1:31.39
8 12   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 1:31.46
9 9   Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford 1:31.47
10 17   Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 1:31.65
11 12   Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 1:31.67
12 22   Chris Amon Ensign-Ford 1:31.75
13 8   Carlos Pace Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:31.81
14 11   James Hunt McLaren-Ford 1:31.88
15 16   Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford 1:31.98
16 6   Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford 1:32.10
17 28   John Watson Penske-Ford 1:32.14
18 21   Michel Leclère Wolf-Williams-Ford 1:32.17
19 19   Alan Jones Surtees-Ford 1:32.33
20 7   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:32.43
DNQ 20   Jacky Ickx Wolf-Williams-Ford 1:32.74
DNQ 38   Henri Pescarolo Surtees-Ford 1:32.82
DNQ 37   Larry Perkins Boro-Ford 1:33.73
DNQ 24   Harald Ertl Hesketh-Ford 1:33.93
DNQ 35   Arturo Merzario March-Ford 1:35.17
Source:[2][3]
  • Ickx, Pescarolo, Perkins, Ertl and Merzario all failed to qualify as the grid was limited to 20 places.[2]

RaceEdit

Lauda won by 11 seconds over Jody Scheckter driving the six-wheeled Tyrrell P34, whilst Scheckter's teammate, Patrick Depailler, completed the podium in third. As a consequence of the race, Lauda extended his lead in the World Drivers' Championship to 36 points over his team mate Clay Regazzoni who had retired after starting second, going off track on oil laid down when James Hunt retired with a blown engine on lap 25, climbing back to third before crashing.

A lap down in fourth was the March 761 of Hans-Joachim Stuck with the McLaren M23 of Jochen Mass and the Fittipaldi FD04 of Emerson Fittipaldi completing the point scoring positions.

Race classificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Niki Lauda Ferrari 78 1:59:51.47 1 9
2 3   Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 78 + 11.13 5 6
3 4   Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 78 + 1:04.84 4 4
4 34   Hans Joachim Stuck March-Ford 77 + 1 Lap 6 3
5 12   Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 77 + 1 Lap 11 2
6 30   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 77 + 1 lap 7 1
7 16   Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford 77 + 1 Lap 15  
8 17   Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 76 + 2 Laps 10  
9 8   Carlos Pace Brabham-Alfa Romeo 76 + 2 Laps 13  
10 28   John Watson Penske-Ford 76 + 2 Laps 17  
11 21   Michel Leclère Wolf-Williams-Ford 76 + 2 Laps 18  
12 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 75 Accident 8  
13 22   Chris Amon Ensign-Ford 74 + 4 Laps 12  
14 2   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 73 Accident 2  
Ret 6   Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford 39 Engine 16  
Ret 10   Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 26 Accident 3  
Ret 11   James Hunt McLaren-Ford 24 Engine 14  
Ret 9   Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford 9 Suspension 9  
Ret 19   Alan Jones Surtees-Ford 1 Collision 19  
Ret 7   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Alfa Romeo 0 Accident 20  
Source:[3][4]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Points are accurate at the conclusion of the race and do not reflect final results of the 1976 Spanish Grand Prix as it was under appeal.

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 125. ISBN 0-85429-380-9.
  2. ^ a b "Monaco 1976 - Qualifications • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com (in French). Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Monaco 1976 - Starting grid • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  4. ^ "1976 Monaco Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 10 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Monaco 1976 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 19 March 2019.


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