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Coordinates: 43°44′4.74″N 7°25′16.8″E / 43.7346500°N 7.421333°E / 43.7346500; 7.421333

The 1978 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 7 May 1978 at Monaco. It was the fifth race of the 1978 World Championship of F1 Drivers and the 1978 International Cup for F1 Constructors.

1978 Monaco Grand Prix
Race 5 of 16 in the 1978 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 7 May 1978
Location Circuit de Monaco
Course Street circuit
Course length 3.312 km (2.057 mi)
Distance 75 laps, 248.4 km (154.348 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:28.34
Fastest lap
Driver Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo
Time 1:28.65 on lap 72
Podium
First Tyrrell-Ford
Second Brabham-Alfa Romeo
Third Wolf-Ford

The 75-lap race was won by Frenchman Patrick Depailler, driving a Tyrrell-Ford. It was Depailler's first Formula One victory in his 69th Grand Prix.[1] Niki Lauda finished second in a Brabham-Alfa Romeo, with Jody Scheckter third in a Wolf-Ford.

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ReportEdit

Carlos Reutemann started on pole with the Brabham duo of John Watson and Niki Lauda second and third. Watson had a good start and led into the first corner, whereas Reutemann collided with James Hunt and had to pit for repairs, which left Patrick Depailler and Lauda second and third. For the first half of the race, the top three remained the same until Watson had an off allowing Depailler and Lauda through, but the latter then suffered a puncture and had to pit for tyres before charging back up and retaking second from Watson towards the end of the race. At the front, Depailler took his first career victory with Lauda second, and Jody Scheckter third after Watson made another mistake in the final laps. Jean-Pierre Jabouille's 10th-place finish was Renault's first race finish.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 75 1:55:14.66 5 9
2 1   Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 75 + 22.45 3 6
3 20   Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford 75 + 32.29 9 4
4 2   John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo 75 + 33.53 2 3
5 3   Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 75 + 1:08.06 13 2
6 35   Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 75 + 1:08.77 14 1
7 8   Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 74 + 1 Lap 11
8 11   Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 74 + 1 Lap 1
9 14   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 74 + 1 Lap 20
10 15   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 71 + 4 Laps 12
11 5   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 69 + 6 Laps 4
Ret 12   Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 62 Accident 8
Ret 6   Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 56 Gearbox 7
Ret 7   James Hunt McLaren-Ford 43 Handling 6
Ret 36   Rolf Stommelen Arrows-Ford 38 Driver Unwell 19
Ret 27   Alan Jones Williams-Ford 29 Oil Leak 10
Ret 22   Jacky Ickx Ensign-Ford 27 Brakes 16
Ret 16   Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow-Ford 24 Accident 17
Ret 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 13 Gearbox 15
Ret 18   Rupert Keegan Surtees-Ford 8 Transmission 18
DNQ 9   Jochen Mass ATS-Ford
DNQ 17   Clay Regazzoni Shadow-Ford
DNQ 10   Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS-Ford
DNQ 19   Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford
DNPQ 32   Keke Rosberg Theodore-Ford
DNPQ 24   Derek Daly Hesketh-Ford
DNPQ 31   René Arnoux Martini-Ford
DNPQ 25   Héctor Rebaque Lotus-Ford
DNPQ 30   Brett Lunger McLaren-Ford
DNPQ 37   Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford
Source:[2]

Lap leadersEdit

John Watson 37 laps (1–37); Patrick Depailler 38 laps (38–75).

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix Results: Monaco GP, 1978". Grandprix.com. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  2. ^ "1978 Monaco Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Monaco 1978 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 19 March 2019.


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