1978 European Formula Two Championship

The 1978 European Formula Two season was contested over 12 rounds. Italian driver Bruno Giacomelli, driving the works March car, won the season in dominant fashion.[1]

CalendarEdit

Race No Circuit Date Laps Distance Time Speed Pole Position Fastest Lap Winner
1   Thruxton 27 March 55 3.792=208.560 km 1'06:13.77 188.943 km/h   Bruno Giacomelli   Bruno Giacomelli   Bruno Giacomelli
2   Hockenheim 9 April 20+20 6.789=271.56 km 1'20:22.0 202.741 km/h   Bruno Giacomelli   Bruno Giacomelli
  Marc Surer
  Bruno Giacomelli
3   Nürburgring
(Eifelrennen)
7 May 9 22.835=205,515 km 1'06:34.2 185.232 km/h   Bruno Giacomelli   Keke Rosberg   Alex Ribeiro
4   Pau 15 May 73 2.76=201.48 km 1'33:11.73 129.714 km/h   Brian Henton   Bruno Giacomelli   Bruno Giacomelli
5   Mugello 28 May 42 5.245=220.290 km 1'15:39.7 174.691 km/h   Bruno Giacomelli   Eddie Cheever   Derek Daly
6   Vallelunga 4 June 65 3.2=208.0 km 1'17:12.2 161.651 km/h   Bruno Giacomelli   Bruno Giacomelli   Derek Daly
7   Rouen 18 June 38 5.543=210.634 km 1'08:43.2 183.906 km/h   Bruno Giacomelli   Ingo Hoffmann   Bruno Giacomelli
8   Donington Park 25 June 40+40 3.149=251.92 km 1'29:51.43 168.214 km/h   Bruno Giacomelli   Brian Henton   Keke Rosberg
9   Nogaro 9 July 65 3.12=202.80 km 1'19:12.23 153.629 km/h   Bruno Giacomelli   Bruno Giacomelli   Bruno Giacomelli
10   Pergusa-Enna 23 July 1979 41 4.95=202.95 km 1'04:05.6 189.989 km/h   Derek Daly   Derek Daly   Bruno Giacomelli
11   Misano 6 August 60 3.488=209.28 km 1'13:45.09 170.258 km/h   Brian Henton   Bruno Giacomelli   Bruno Giacomelli
12   Hockenheim 24 September 20+20 6.789=271.56 km 1'20:20.02 202.824 km/h   Marc Surer   Derek Daly   Bruno Giacomelli

Note:

Race 2, 8 and 12 were held in two heats, with results shown in aggregate.

Final point standingsEdit

DriversEdit

For every race points were awarded: 9 points to the winner, 6 for runner-up, 4 for third place, 3 for fourth place, 2 for fifth place and 1 for sixth place. No additional points were awarded.

Three scores were dropped.[2] Dropped scores are shown in parentheses.

Place Name Team Chassis Engine THR
 
HOC
 
NÜR
 
PAU
 
MUG
 
VLL
 
ROU
 
DON
 
NOG
 
ENN
 
MIS
 
HOC
 
Points
1   Bruno Giacomelli March Racing March BMW 9 9 - 9 (4) 6 9 - 9 9 9 9 78 (82)
2   Marc Surer March Racing March BMW 6 6 (3) 4 6 - 4 4 6 - 6 6 48 (51)
3   Derek Daly Chevron Racing Chevron Hart 1 - - - 9 9 - - 4 4 - - 27
4   Eddie Cheever Project Four Racing March BMW 3 - 4 2 - - 6 - - 6 1 - 22
5   Keke Rosberg Fred Opert Racing Chevron Hart - 1 6 - - - - 9 - - - - 16
6   Piero Necchi Astra Racing March BMW - - - 3 - 4 - 6 - - - - 13
  Ingo Hoffmann Project Four Racing March BMW - 4 1 - 3 - - 3 2 - - - 13
8   Alex Ribeiro Alex Ribeiro [3] March BMW - 2 9 - - - - - - - - - 11
  Alberto Colombo San Remo Racing March BMW - 3 - - 2 - 3 - 3 - - - 11
  Manfred Winkelhock March Racing March BMW 2 - - - - 3 - 2 - - - 4 11
11   Eje Elgh Fred Opert Racing Chevron Hart - - - 6 - - 1 - - - - 1 8
12   Ricardo Zunino March Racing March BMW - - - - - 1 2 - - 2 - 2 7
13   Rad Dougall Toleman Motorsport March BMW 4 - - - - - - 1 - - - - 5
14   Elio de Angelis Chevron Racing Chevron Hart - - - - - - - - - - 4 - 4
  Geoff Lees Team Kallay Chevron Hart - - - - - - - 1 - - 3 - 4
16   Piercarlo Ghinzani Team Euroracing March BMW - - - - - - - - - 3 - - 3
  Brian Henton Brian Henton [3] March Hart - - 2 - - - - - - 1 - - 3
  Arturo Merzario Chevron Racing Chevron Hart - - - - 1 - - - - - 2 - 3
  Stephen South Raven Racing March Hart - - - - - - - - - - - 3 3
20   Giuseppe Gabbiani Trivellato Racing Chevron Ferrari - - - - - 2 - - - - - - 2
21   Roberto Marazzi Team Benelli March BMW - - - 1 - - - - - - - - 1

Note:

Only drivers who were not graded were able to score points.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1978 European F2 Championship". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. ^ FIA Year Book of Automobile Sport 1979. Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. gold p. 11. ISBN 0-85059-320-4.
  3. ^ a b II Gran Premio dell'Adriatico 1978, www.formula2.net Retrieved 8 February 2017