1977 Race of Champions

The XII Race of Champions was a non-championship Formula One race held at Brands Hatch on 20 March 1977. The 40-lap race was won by Englishman James Hunt, driving a McLaren-Cosworth, who also set the fastest lap. South African Jody Scheckter finished second in a Wolf-Cosworth, while Northern Irishman John Watson finished third in a Brabham-Alfa Romeo, having started from pole position.

1977 Race of Champions
Non-championship race in the 1977 Formula One season
Brands Hatch 1976-1987.svg
Race details
Date 20 March 1977 (1977-03-20)
Official name XII Race of Champions
Location Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit, Fawkham, Kent, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.206 km (2.6136 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 168.24 km (104.544 mi)
Pole position
Driver Brabham-Alfa Romeo
Time 1:19.05
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Cosworth
Time 1:19.48
Podium
First McLaren-Cosworth
Second Wolf-Cosworth
Third Brabham-Alfa Romeo

Qualifying classificationEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Car Time Gap
1 7   John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo Brabham BT45 1:19.05
2 5   Mario Andretti Lotus-Cosworth Lotus 78 1:19.39 +0.34
3 1   James Hunt McLaren-Cosworth McLaren M23 1:19.60 +0.55
4 20   Jody Scheckter Wolf-Cosworth Wolf WR3 1:20.18 +1.13
5 3   Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell-Cosworth Tyrrell P34 1:20.33 +1.28
6 22   Clay Regazzoni Ensign-Cosworth Ensign N177 1:21.82 +2.77
7 16   Jackie Oliver Shadow-Cosworth Shadow DN8 1:21.88 +2.83
8 36   Tony Trimmer Surtees-Cosworth Surtees TS19 1:22.51 +3.46
9 24   Rupert Keegan Hesketh-Cosworth Hesketh 308E 1:22.58 +3.53
10 38   Brian Henton March-Cosworth March 761 1:22.90 +3.85
11 37   Bob Evans Penske-Cosworth Penske PC3 1:23.17 +4.12
12 33   Boy Hayje March-Cosworth March 761 1:23.71 +4.66
13 31   David Purley LEC-Cosworth LEC CRP/1 1:24.64 +5.59
14 14   Larry Perkins BRM BRM P207 1:25.14 +6.09
15 13   Divina Galica Surtees-Cosworth Surtees TS19 1:26.09 +7.04
16 9   Alex Ribeiro March-Cosworth March 761B 1:27.47 +8.42
17 18   Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Cosworth Surtees TS19 1:29.15 +10.10

Race classificationEdit

Pos. No. Driver Entrant Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 1   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren-Cosworth 40 53:54.35 3
2 20   Jody Scheckter Walter Wolf Racing Wolf-Cosworth 40 + 23.50 4
3 7   John Watson Martini Racing Brabham-Alfa Romeo 40 + 1:18.60 1
4 38   Brian Henton British Formula One Racing Team March-Cosworth 39 + 1 lap 10
5 16   Jackie Oliver Shadow Racing Team Shadow-Cosworth 39 + 1 lap 7
6 31   David Purley LEC Refrigeration Racing LEC-Cosworth 39 + 1 lap 13
7 33   Boy Hayje F&S Properties/RAM Racing March-Cosworth 39 + 1 lap 12
8 24   Rupert Keegan Penthouse Rizla Racing Hesketh-Cosworth 39 + 1 lap 9
9 36   Tony Trimmer Melchester Racing Surtees-Cosworth 38 + 2 laps 8
10 3   Ronnie Peterson Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell-Cosworth 37 Engine 5
11 37   Bob Evans Hexagon Racing Penske-Cosworth 37 + 3 laps 11
12 13   Divina Galica Shell Sport Surtees-Cosworth 37 + 3 laps 15
13 22   Clay Regazzoni Team Tissot Ensign with Castrol Ensign-Cosworth 36 + 4 laps 6
Ret 5   Mario Andretti John Player Team Lotus Lotus-Cosworth 34 Electrical 2
Ret 9   Alex Ribeiro Hollywood March Racing March-Cosworth 18 Ignition 16
Ret 18   Vittorio Brambilla Durex Team Surtees Surtees-Cosworth 12 Electrical 17
DNS 14   Larry Perkins Rotary Watches/Stanley BRM BRM Concerns over car's safety 14

ReferencesEdit

  • Darren Galpin. "1977 Non-World Championship Formula One Races". silhouet.com. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  • "Formula 1 1977 - Brands Hatch, 20.03". formula2.net. Retrieved 18 November 2015.


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