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The 1977 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Interlagos on January 23, 1977.

1977 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race 2 of 17 in the 1977 Formula One season
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Race details
Date January 23, 1977
Location São Paulo, Brazil
Course Permanent race track
Course length 7.960[1] km (4.946 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 318.400[1] km (197.845 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Ford
Time 2:30.11
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford
Time 2:34.55 on lap 21
Podium
First Ferrari
Second McLaren-Ford
Third Ferrari

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ReportEdit

James Hunt took pole again with Carlos Reutemann second and Mario Andretti third on the grid. Home hero Carlos Pace took the lead at the start, with Hunt dropping behind Reutemann as well but soon Hunt was back behind Pace and attacking. There was contact, and Hunt took the lead whereas Pace had to pit for repairs. Hunt led Reutemann until he began to suffer from tyre troubles and was passed by Reutemann. Hunt pitted for new tyres, and rejoined fourth and soon passed Niki Lauda in the Ferrari and John Watson to reclaim second. Reutemann marched on to victory, Hunt was second and Lauda third after Watson crashed out.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12   Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 40 1:45:07.72 2 9
2 1   James Hunt McLaren-Ford 40 + 10.71 1 6
3 11   Niki Lauda Ferrari 40 + 1:47.51 13 4
4 28   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 16 3
5 6   Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 10 2
6 17   Renzo Zorzi Shadow-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 18 1
7 29   Ingo Hoffmann Fittipaldi-Ford 38 + 2 Laps 19  
Ret 8   Carlos Pace Brabham-Alfa Romeo 33 Accident 5  
Ret 16   Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford 33 Engine 12  
Ret 18   Hans Binder Surtees-Ford 32 Suspension 20  
Ret 7   John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo 30 Accident 7  
Ret 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 26 Accident 14  
Ret 4   Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 23 Accident 6  
Ret 5   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 19 Ignition 3  
Ret 9   Alex Ribeiro March-Ford 16 Engine 21  
Ret 2   Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 12 Accident 4  
Ret 3   Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell-Ford 12 Accident 8  
Ret 22   Clay Regazzoni Ensign-Ford 12 Accident 9  
Ret 19   Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford 11 Accident 11  
Ret 20   Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford 11 Engine 15  
Ret 10   Ian Scheckter March-Ford 1 Transmission 17  
Ret 14   Larry Perkins BRM 1 Overheating 22  
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Brazilian Grand Prix". MotorSport. March 1977. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  2. ^ "1977 Brazilian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Brazil 1977 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.


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