1977 Italian Grand Prix

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 di Monza, Monza
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.800 km (3.604 miles)
Distance 52 laps, 301.600 km (187.2 miles)
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
Lap leaders

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying classificationEdit

Pos. Driver Constructor Time
1   James Hunt McLarenFord 1:38.08
2   Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 1:38.15
3   Jody Scheckter WolfFord 1:38.29
4   Mario Andretti LotusFord 1:38.37
5   Niki Lauda Ferrari 1:38.54
6   Riccardo Patrese ShadowFord 1:38.68
7   Clay Regazzoni EnsignFord 1:38.68
8   Jacques Laffite LigierMatra 1:38.77
9   Jochen Mass McLarenFord 1:38.86
10   Vittorio Brambilla SurteesFord 1:38.92
11   Hans-Joachim Stuck BrabhamAlfa Romeo 1:39.05
12   Ronnie Peterson TyrrellFord 1:39.17
13   Patrick Depailler TyrrellFord 1:39.18
14   John Watson BrabhamAlfa Romeo 1:39.21
15   Bruno Giacomelli McLarenFord 1:39.42
16   Alan Jones ShadowFord 1:39.50
17   Ian Scheckter MarchFord 1:39.62
18   Jean-Pierre Jarier PenskeFord 1:39.63
19   Gunnar Nilsson LotusFord 1:39.85
20   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 1:40.03
21   Patrick Tambay EnsignFord 1:40.19
22   Brett Lunger McLarenFord 1:40.26
23   Rupert Keegan HeskethFord 1:40.28
24   Patrick Nève MarchFord 1:40.51
Cut-off
25   Alex Ribeiro MarchFord 1:40.79
26   Emerson Fittipaldi FittipaldiFord 1:40.97
27   Lamberto Leoni SurteesFord 1:41.03
28   Brian Henton BoroFord 1:41.13
29   Emilio de Villota McLarenFord 1:41.21
30   Ian Ashley HeskethFord 1:41.22
31   Teddy Pilette BRM 1:41.92
32   Hans Binder PenskeFord 1:43.10
33   Loris Kessel ApollonFord 1:46.68
34   Giorgio Francia BrabhamAlfa Romeo 1:49.67

RaceEdit

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. By finishing 2nd, Ferrari won the Constructor's Championship with three races left.

ClassificationEdit

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

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. ^ "1977 Italian Grand Prix - Race Results & History - GP Archive". GPArchive.com. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Italy 1977 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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