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1977 Spanish Grand Prix

The 1977 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 8 May 1977 at the Circuito del Jarama near Madrid, Spain. It was the fifth race of the 1977 World Championship of F1 Drivers and the 1977 International Cup for F1 Constructors.

1977 Spanish Grand Prix
Race 5 of 17 in the 1977 Formula One season
Circuito Permanente del Jarama 1980.svg
Race details
Date 8 May 1977
Official name XXIII Gran Premio de España[1]
Location Jarama, Spain
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.404 km (2.115 mi)
Distance 75 laps, 255.3 km (158.63 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 1:18.70
Fastest lap
Driver France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra
Time 1:20.81 on lap 5
Podium
First Lotus-Ford
Second Ferrari
Third Wolf-Ford

The 75-lap race was won from pole position by American driver Mario Andretti, driving a Lotus-Ford. Argentinian Carlos Reutemann finished second in a Ferrari, with South African Jody Scheckter third in a Wolf-Ford.

ReportEdit

Mario Andretti continued his recent form with pole position and Jacques Laffite's Ligier springing a surprise, beating Niki Lauda to second, however Lauda was unable to take part in the race due to a broken rib. At the start, Andretti took the lead with Laffite following. Laffite gave chase to Andretti in the early stages but had to pit with a deflating tyre, leaving Andretti to romp to victory with Carlos Reutemann second. Hunt inherited third but retired with a misfire, giving it to John Watson until he lost places due to a spin, leaving Jody Scheckter to take the final spot on the podium.

The race marked the debut of the Williams Grand Prix Engineering team, entering a single March 761 chassis for Belgian driver Patrick Nève, who finished 12th.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 75 1:42:52.22 1 9
2 12   Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 75 + 15.85 4 6
3 20   Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford 75 + 24.51 5 4
4 2   Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 75 + 24.87 9 3
5 6   Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford 75 + 1:05.83 12 2
6 8   Hans-Joachim Stuck Brabham-Alfa Romeo 74 + 1 Lap 13 1
7 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 74 + 1 Lap 2  
8 3   Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell-Ford 74 + 1 Lap 15  
9 18   Hans Binder Surtees-Ford 73 + 2 Laps 20  
10 30   Brett Lunger March-Ford 72 + 3 Laps 25  
11 10   Ian Scheckter March-Ford 72 + 3 Laps 17  
12 27   Patrick Nève March-Ford 71 + 4 Laps 22  
13 36   Emilio de Villota McLaren-Ford 70 + 5 Laps 23  
14 28   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 70 + 5 Laps 19  
Ret 7   John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo 64 Fuel System 6  
Ret 17   Alan Jones Shadow-Ford 56 Accident 14  
Ret 24   Rupert Keegan Hesketh-Ford 32 Accident 16  
Ret 25   Harald Ertl Hesketh-Ford 29 Radiator 18  
Ret 16   Renzo Zorzi Shadow-Ford 25 Engine 24  
Ret 37   Arturo Merzario March-Ford 16 Suspension 21  
Ret 4   Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 12 Engine 10  
Ret 1   James Hunt McLaren-Ford 10 Engine 7  
Ret 22   Clay Regazzoni Ensign-Ford 9 Accident 8  
Ret 19   Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford 9 Accident 11  
DNS 11   Niki Lauda Ferrari 0 Driver Injured 3  
DNQ 34   Jean-Pierre Jarier Penske-Ford        
DNQ 9   Alex Ribeiro March-Ford        
DNQ 33   Boy Hayje March-Ford        
DNQ 38   Brian Henton March-Ford        
DNQ 31   David Purley LEC-Ford        
DNQ 35   Conny Andersson BRM        
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Motor Racing Programme Covers: 1977". The Programme Covers Project. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  2. ^ "1977 Spanish Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Spain 1977 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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