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The 1977 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Dijon on 3 July 1977.

1977 French Grand Prix
Race 9 of 17 in the 1977 Formula One season
Dijon-Prenois Circuit.svg
Race details
Date July 3, 1977
Location Dijon
Course length 3.801 km (2.361 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 304.08 km (188.88 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 1:12.21
Fastest lap
Driver United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford
Time 1:13.75 on lap 76
Podium
First Lotus-Ford
Second Brabham-Alfa Romeo
Third McLaren-Ford

Contents

ReportEdit

Once again it was Mario Andretti on pole with James Hunt second and Gunnar Nilsson third on the grid. Hunt got the best start and led into the first corner from John Watson and Jacques Laffite, with Andretti dropping down to fourth. However, Watson passed Hunt on the fifth lap and started to build a gap until Andretti got up to second and began to reel him in. During the final few laps, leader Watson and Andretti were running nose-to-tail but Watson held him off till the last lap when his engine missed a beat and immediately Andretti was past. Andretti thus took the win ahead of a crestfallen Watson and Hunt.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 80 1:39:40.13 1 9
2 7   John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo 80 +1.55 4 6
3 1   James Hunt McLaren-Ford 80 +33.87 2 4
4 6   Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford 80 +1:11.08 3 3
5 11   Niki Lauda Ferrari 80 +1:14.15 9 2
6 12   Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 79 +1 Lap 6 1
7 22   Clay Regazzoni Ensign-Ford 79 +1 Lap 16  
8 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 78 + 2 Laps 5  
9 2   Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 7  
10 24   Rupert Keegan Hesketh-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 14  
11 28   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 77 + 3 Laps 22  
12 3   Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell-Ford 77 + 3 Laps 17  
13 19   Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford 77 + 3 Laps 11  
NC 10   Ian Scheckter March-Ford 69 Not Classified 20  
Ret 20   Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford 66 Accident 8  
Ret 8   Hans-Joachim Stuck Brabham-Alfa Romeo 64 Accident 13  
Ret 17   Alan Jones Shadow-Ford 60 Transmission 10  
Ret 37   Arturo Merzario March-Ford 27 Gearbox 18  
Ret 4   Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 21 Accident 12  
Ret 16   Riccardo Patrese Shadow-Ford 6 Engine 15  
Ret 31   David Purley LEC-Ford 5 Accident 21  
Ret 34   Jean-Pierre Jarier Penske-Ford 4 Accident 19  
DNQ 9   Alex Ribeiro March-Ford    
DNQ 27   Patrick Nève March-Ford    
DNQ 30   Brett Lunger McLaren-Ford    
DNQ 25   Harald Ertl Hesketh-Ford    
DNQ 18   Larry Perkins Surtees-Ford    
DNQ 39   Héctor Rebaque Hesketh-Ford    
DNQ 18   Patrick Tambay Surtees-Ford    
DNQ 35   Conny Andersson BRM        
Source:[1]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 8 results from the first 9 races and the best 7 results from the remaining 8 races were retained. Numbers without parentheses are retained points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1977 French Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "France 1977 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 15 March 2019.


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