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The 1977 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monza on September 11, 1977.

1977 Italian Grand Prix
Race 14 of 17 in the 1977 Formula One season
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Race details
Date September 11, 1977
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.800 km (3.6 mi)
Distance 52 laps, 301.600 km (187.2 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Ford
Time 1:38.08
Fastest lap
Driver United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford
Time 1:39.10 on lap 31
Podium
First Lotus-Ford
Second Ferrari
Third Shadow-Ford

Contents

ReportEdit

The fact that it was Ferrari's home race did not deter James Hunt who took pole, whereas Carlos Reutemann cheered the home fans by starting second in front of Jody Scheckter. Scheckter took the lead after a brilliant start, and in second place was Clay Regazzoni's Ensign who got an even better one. Regazzoni however did not have the pace and soon dropped down the order, whereas Mario Andretti was on the move, passing Hunt on the second lap, and Scheckter a few laps later to take the lead. Hunt dropped back with brake troubles as the race progressed, and Scheckter retired when his engine failed, leaving Reutemann and Niki Lauda in second and third. Lauda was soon past Reutemann, and the latter had to retire when he spun off on oil on the track left by the car of debutant Bruno Giacomelli, handing third to Alan Jones. The race finished in that order; with Andretti taking a dominant victory from Lauda, who closed in on the championship, and Jones who took his second podium in three races.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 52 1:27:50.30 4 9
2 11   Niki Lauda Ferrari 52 +16.96 5 6
3 17   Alan Jones Shadow-Ford 52 +23.63 16 4
4 2   Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 52 +28.48 9 3
5 22   Clay Regazzoni Ensign-Ford 52 +30.11 7 2
6 3   Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell-Ford 52 +1:19.22 12 1
7 27   Patrick Nève March-Ford 50 + 2 Laps 24  
8 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 50 + 2 Laps 8  
9 24   Rupert Keegan Hesketh-Ford 48 + 4 Laps 23  
Ret 10   Ian Scheckter March-Ford 41 Transmission 17  
Ret 12   Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 39 Spun Off 2  
Ret 16   Riccardo Patrese Shadow-Ford 39 Spun Off 6  
Ret 14   Bruno Giacomelli McLaren-Ford 38 Engine 15  
Ret 8   Hans-Joachim Stuck Brabham-Alfa Romeo 31 Engine 11  
Ret 1   James Hunt McLaren-Ford 26 Spun Off 1  
Ret 4   Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 24 Engine 13  
Ret 20   Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford 23 Engine 3  
Ret 15   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 23 Engine 20  
Ret 34   Jean-Pierre Jarier Penske-Ford 19 Engine 18  
Ret 23   Patrick Tambay Ensign-Ford 9 Engine 21  
Ret 19   Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford 5 Accident 10  
Ret 6   Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford 4 Suspension 22  
Ret 30   Brett Lunger McLaren-Ford 4 Engine 19  
Ret 7   John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo 3 Accident 14  
DNQ 9   Alex Ribeiro March-Ford        
DNQ 28   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford        
DNQ 18   Lamberto Leoni Surtees-Ford        
DNQ 38   Brian Henton Boro-Ford        
DNQ 36   Emilio de Villota McLaren-Ford        
DNQ 25   Ian Ashley Hesketh-Ford        
DNQ 29   Teddy Pilette BRM        
DNQ 33   Hans Binder Penske-Ford        
DNQ 41   Loris Kessel Apollon-Ford        
DNQ 21   Giorgio Francia Brabham-Alfa Romeo        
Source:[1]

NotesEdit

  • It was the last entry of the BRM team, with the Belgian driver Teddy Pilette at the wheel. He did not qualify for the race.
  • By finishing 2nd, Ferrari won the Constructor's Championship with three races left.

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 Italian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Italy 1977 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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