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The 1979 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 21 January 1979 at the Autódromo Municipal Ciudad de Buenos Aires.

1979 Argentine Grand Prix
Race 1 of 15 in the 1979 Formula One season
Autódromo Oscar y Juan Gálvez Circuito N° 15.svg
Race details
Date January 21, 1979
Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
Course Permanent road course
Course length 5.81 km (3.61 mi)
Distance 53 laps, 307.93 km (191.33 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Ligier-Ford
Time 1:44.20
Fastest lap
Driver France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford
Time 1:46.91 on lap 42
Podium
First Ligier-Ford
Second Lotus-Ford
Third McLaren-Ford

Contents

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 53 1:36:03.21 1 9
2 2   Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford 53 +14.94 secs 3 6
3 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 53 +1:28.81 6 4
4 25   Patrick Depailler Ligier-Ford 53 +1:41.72 2 3
5 1   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 52 +1 Lap 7 2
6 14   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 52 +1 Lap 11 1
7 18   Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford 52 +1 Lap 16
8 30   Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 51 +2 Laps 14
9 27   Alan Jones Williams-Ford 51 +2 Laps 15
10 28   Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford 51 +2 Laps 17
11 22   Derek Daly Ensign-Ford 51 +2 Laps 24
Ret 12   Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 48 Engine 10
Ret 31   Héctor Rebaque Lotus-Ford 46 Suspension 19
Ret 17   Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford 42 Transmission 21
Ret 20   James Hunt Wolf-Ford 41 Electrical 18
Ret 4   Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford 15 Engine 4
Ret 15   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 15 Engine 12
Ret 5   Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 8 Fuel System 23
Ret 16   René Arnoux Renault 6 Engine 25
Ret 11   Jody Scheckter Ferrari 0 Collision 5
Ret 3   Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 0 Collision 8
Ret 8   Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 0 Collision 9
Ret 6   Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo 0 Collision 20
Ret 24   Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford 0 Collision 22
DNS 29   Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 0 Accident 13
DNQ 9   Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford
Source:[1]

NotesEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1979 Argentine Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Argentina 1979 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 6 March 2019.


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