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1979 German Grand Prix

The 1979 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 29 July 1979 at Hockenheimring. The race, contested over 45 laps, was the tenth race of the 1979 Formula One season and was won by Alan Jones, driving a Williams-Ford, with team-mate Clay Regazzoni second and Jacques Laffite third in a Ligier-Ford. This was the second consecutive win for the Williams team, following Regazzoni's triumph at Silverstone two weeks previously.

1979 German Grand Prix
Race 10 of 15 in the 1979 Formula One season
Circuit Hockenheimring-1970.svg
Race details
Date 29 July 1979
Official name XLI Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 6.789 km (4.218 mi)
Distance 45 laps, 305.505 km (189.81 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Renault
Time 1:48.48
Fastest lap
Driver Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari
Time 1:51.89 on lap 40
Podium
First Williams-Ford
Second Williams-Ford
Third Ligier-Ford

Jean-Pierre Jabouille had taken pole position in his Renault, but spun off on the seventh lap in an ill-advised attempt at passing Jones on the outside.[1] Jones had a leaky rear tire for the last twenty laps of the race, but Regazzoni received orders to stay behind. The one-two finish moved Williams into third place in the Constructors' Championship.[1]

Contents

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Car Lap Gap
1 15   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault Renault RS10 1:48.48
2 27   Alan Jones Williams-Ford Williams FW07 1:48.75 +0.27
3 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford Ligier JS11 1:49.43 +0.68
4 6   Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo Brabham BT48 1:49.50 +0.07
5 11   Jody Scheckter Ferrari Ferrari 312 T4 1:50.00 +0.10
6 28   Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford Williams FW07 1:50.12 +0.12
7 5   Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo Brabham BT48 1:50.37 +0.25
8 3   Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford Tyrrell 009 1:50.40 +0.28
9 12   Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Ferrari 312 T4 1:50.41 +0.01
10 16   René Arnoux Renault Renault RS10 1:50.48 +0.07
11 1   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford Lotus 79 1:50.68 +0.20
12 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford McLaren M29 1:50.86 +0.18
13 2   Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford Lotus 79 1:50.94 +0.08
14 25   Jacky Ickx Ligier-Ford Ligier JS11 1:51.07 +0.13
15 8   Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford McLaren M29 1:51.47 +0.40
16 4   Geoff Lees Tyrrell-Ford Tyrrell 009 1:51.50 +0.03
17 20   Keke Rosberg Wolf-Ford Wolf WR7 1:52.01 +0.11
18 30   Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford Arrows A2 1:52.74 +0.73
19 29   Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford Arrows A2-1 1:52.93 +0.19
20 17   Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford Shadow DN9B 1:53.59 +0.66
21 18   Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford Shadow DN9B 1:53.73 +0.14
22 14   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford Fittipaldi F6A 1:54.01 +0.28
23 9   Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford ATS D2 1:54.47 +0.46
24 31   Héctor Rebaque Lotus-Ford Lotus 79 1:55.86 +1.39
DNQ 22   Patrick Gaillard Ensign-Ford Ensign N179 1:55.95 +0.09
DNQ 24   Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford Merzario A2 2:01.84 +5.89
Source:[1]

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27   Alan Jones Williams-Ford 45 1:24:48.83 2 9
2 28   Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford 45 +2.91 6 6
3 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 45 +18.39 3 4
4 11   Jody Scheckter Ferrari 45 +31.20 5 3
5 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 45 +1:37.80 12 2
6 30   Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 44 +1 Lap 18 1
7 4   Geoff Lees Tyrrell-Ford 44 +1 Lap 16
8 12   Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 44 +1 Lap 9
9 3   Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 44 +1 Lap 8
10 17   Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford 44 +1 Lap 20
11 18   Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford 43 +2 Laps 21
12 6   Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo 42 Engine 4
Ret 29   Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 34 Tyre 19
Ret 8   Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 30 Suspension 15
Ret 20   Keke Rosberg Wolf-Ford 29 Engine 17
Ret 5   Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 27 Engine 7
Ret 25   Jacky Ickx Ligier-Ford 24 Tyre 14
Ret 31   Héctor Rebaque Lotus-Ford 22 Handling 24
Ret 1   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 16 Transmission 11
Ret 16   René Arnoux Renault 9 Tyre 10
Ret 15   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 7 Spun Off 1
Ret 14   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 4 Electrical 22
Ret 2   Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford 1 Accident 13
Ret 9   Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford 0 Suspension 23
DNQ 22   Patrick Gaillard Ensign-Ford
DNQ 24   Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford
Source:[2]

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. ^ a b c Johansson, George, ed. (17 August 1979). "Rally & Racing: Depåsnack" [Pit talk]. Teknikens Värld (in Swedish). Stockholm, Sweden: Specialtidningsförlaget AB. 31 (17): 4–6.
  2. ^ "1979 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 19 September 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.


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