1979 Canadian Grand Prix
|1979 Canadian Grand Prix|
|Race 14 of 15 in the 1979 Formula One season|
|Date||30 September 1979|
|Location||Circuit Île Notre-Dame, Montreal|
|Course||Semi-permanent racing facility|
|Course length||4.500 km (2.796 mi)|
|Distance||72 laps, 324.000 km (201.324 mi)|
|Weather||Partially cloudy, mild and dry with temperatures reaching up to 21 °C (70 °F); wind speeds up to 18.3 kilometres per hour (11.4 mph)|
|Time||1:31.272 on lap 65|
During practice Niki Lauda announced his retirement from Formula One. The Brabham team, who had replaced their Alfa Romeo-engined BT48 with the Cosworth DFV-engined BT49, recruited Argentine newcomer Ricardo Zunino as Lauda's replacement.
The organizers would not let the Alfa Romeo factory team compete unless they pre-qualified. They refused to do so but a compromise was reached where one of their drivers would be allowed to take part in practice. The other, Bruno Giacomelli, was not allowed to enter the race.
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.
- "Weather information for the "1979 Canadian Grand Prix"". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
- "1979 Canadian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 10 February 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
- "Canada 1979 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
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