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1979 Austrian Grand Prix

The 1979 Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 12 August 1979 at Österreichring.

1979 Austrian Grand Prix
Race 11 of 15 in the 1979 Formula One season
Österreichring 1977-1987.svg
Race details
Date August 12, 1979
Location Österreichring
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.941 km (3.692 mi)
Distance 54 laps, 320.814 km (199.368 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Renault
Time 1:34.07
Fastest lap
Driver France René Arnoux Renault
Time 1:35.77 on lap 40
Podium
First Williams-Ford
Second Ferrari
Third Ligier-Ford

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27   Alan Jones Williams-Ford 54 1:27:38.01 2 9
2 12   Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 54 +36.05 secs 5 6
3 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 54 +46.77 secs 8 4
4 11   Jody Scheckter Ferrari 54 +47.21 secs 9 3
5 28   Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford 54 +48.92 secs 6 2
6 16   René Arnoux Renault 53 +1 Lap 1 1
7 3   Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 53 +1 Lap 10
8 4   Derek Daly Tyrrell-Ford 53 +1 Lap 11
9 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 53 +1 Lap 16
10 8   Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 53 +1 Lap 14
Ret 5   Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 45 Engine 4
Ret 22   Patrick Gaillard Ensign-Ford 42 Suspension 24
Ret 29   Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 34 Suspension 13
Ret 18   Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford 34 Engine 22
Ret 6   Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo 32 Engine 7
Ret 9   Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford 28 Engine 18
Ret 25   Jacky Ickx Ligier-Ford 26 Engine 21
Ret 2   Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford 22 Handling 17
Ret 15   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 16 Gearbox 3
Ret 20   Keke Rosberg Wolf-Ford 15 Electrical 19
Ret 14   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 15 Brakes 12
Ret 17   Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford 3 Accident 23
Ret 30   Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 1 Engine 20
Ret 1   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 0 Clutch 15
DNQ 31   Héctor Rebaque Lotus-Ford
DNQ 24   Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford
Source:[1]

NotesEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 4 results from the first 7 races and the best 4 results from the last 8 races counted towards the Drivers' Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1979 Austrian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Austria 1979 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 7 March 2019.


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