1977 Monaco Grand Prix
|1977 Monaco Grand Prix|
|Race 6 of 17 in the 1977 Formula One season|
|Date||22 May 1977|
|Location||Circuit de Monaco|
|Course length||3.312 km (2.057 mi)|
|Distance||76 laps, 251.712 km (156.406 mi)|
|Time||1:31.07 on lap 35|
The 1977 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monaco on 22 May 1977. It was the sixth race of the 1977 World Championship of F1 Drivers and the 1977 International Cup for F1 Constructors.
The 76-lap race was won by South African driver Jody Scheckter, driving a Wolf-Ford. It was Scheckter's second victory of the season, and the 100th World Championship race victory for the Ford-backed Cosworth DFV engine. Austrian Niki Lauda finished second in a Ferrari, with Argentinian teammate Carlos Reutemann third.
John Watson took his first career pole for Brabham with Jody Scheckter also on the front row and Carlos Reutemann third. It was Scheckter who got the best start to beat Watson to the first corner, with Reutemann running third in the early stages until he was passed by his teammate Niki Lauda. Watson ran second to Scheckter until mid-race when he had to retire with gearbox trouble, allowing Lauda to close in on Scheckter but the latter was flawless and held on to take his second win of the season. Lauda had to be satisfied with second, with Reutemann completing the podium.
Shadow driver Riccardo Patrese made his first career start in the race, qualifying 15th and finishing 9th. Patrese would drive in a record 257 Grands Prix (256 starts) during his career which ended after the 1993 season, a career which included winning at Monaco for Brabham in 1982.
Championship standings after the raceEdit
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- "1977: Consistency secures Niki Lauda a second title". ESPN. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
- "1977 Monaco Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
- "Monaco 1977 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
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