1979 Monaco Grand Prix

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

The 1979 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 27 May 1979 at Monaco. It was the 37th Monaco Grand Prix and the seventh round of the 1979 Formula One season.

1979 Monaco Grand Prix
Race 7 of 15 in the 1979 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 27 May 1979
Location Circuit de Monaco
Course Street circuit
Course length 3.312 km (2.057 miles)
Distance 76 laps, 251.712 km (156.406 miles)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:26.45
Fastest lap
Driver France Patrick Depailler Ligier-Ford
Time 1:28.82 on lap 69
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Williams-Ford
Third Lotus-Ford
Lap leaders

The 76-lap race was won from pole position by Jody Scheckter, driving a Ferrari. Clay Regazzoni finished second in a Williams-Ford, with Carlos Reutemann third in a Lotus-Ford.[1] Patrick Depailler set the fastest lap of the race in a Ligier-Ford.

In a race of attrition, John Watson was fourth in his McLaren-Ford, Depailler fifth despite an engine failure on the last lap, and Jochen Mass sixth in his Arrows A1. Mass had run as high as third in the race and seemed to be closing in on the leaders before brake issues dropped him down the field.

This was the final Formula One race for 1976 World Champion James Hunt.[2] Hunt qualified tenth in his Wolf-Ford before retiring after four laps with a transmission problem.

René Arnoux's Renault RS10 parked in the pits.
The Wolf Racing pit crew.

ClassificationEdit

 
Carlos Reutemann finished third in a Lotus 79.
 
Hans-Joachim Stuck in the ATS-Ford at the 1979 Monaco Grand Prix

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time
1 11   Jody Scheckter Ferrari 1:26.45
2 12   Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:26.52
3 25   Patrick Depailler Ligier-Ford 1:27.11
4 5   Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:27.21
5 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 1:27.26
6 4   Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford 1:27.42
7 3   Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 1:27.42
8 30   Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 1:27.47
9 27   Alan Jones Williams-Ford 1:27.67
10 20   James Hunt Wolf-Ford 1:27.96
11 2   Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford 1:27.99
12 9   Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford 1:28.22
13 1   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 1:28.23
14 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:28.23
15 29   Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 1:28.30
16 28   Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford 1:28.48
17 14   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 1:28.49
18 6   Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:28.52
19 16   René Arnoux Renault 1:28.57
20 15   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 1:28.68
DNQ 18   Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford 1:28.70
DNQ 8   Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 1:29.53
DNQ 17   Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford 1:29.99
DNQ 22   Derek Daly Ensign-Ford 1:30.18
DNPQ 24   Gianfranco Brancatelli Merzario-Ford 1:38.15

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Tyre Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11   Jody Scheckter Ferrari M 76 1:55:22.48 1 9
2 28   Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford G 76 + 0.44 16 6
3 2   Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford G 76 + 8.57 11 4
4 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford G 76 + 41.31 14 3
5 25   Patrick Depailler Ligier-Ford G 75 Engine 3 2
6 30   Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford G 69 + 7 Laps 8 1
Ret 6   Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo G 68 Transmission 18
NC 15   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault M 68 + 8 Laps 20
Ret 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford G 55 Gearbox 5
Ret 12   Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari M 54 Transmission 2
Ret 27   Alan Jones Williams-Ford G 43 Steering 9
Ret 4   Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford G 34 Suspension 6
Ret 9   Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford G 30 Wheel 12
Ret 5   Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo G 21 Accident 4
Ret 3   Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford G 21 Accident 7
Ret 1   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford G 21 Suspension 13
Ret 14   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford G 17 Engine 17
Ret 16   René Arnoux Renault M 8 Accident 19
Ret 20   James Hunt Wolf-Ford G 4 Transmission 10
Ret 29   Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford G 4 Suspension 15
DNQ 18   Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford G
DNQ 8   Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford G
DNQ 17   Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford G
DNQ 22   Derek Daly Ensign-Ford G
DNPQ 24   Gianfranco Brancatelli Merzario-Ford G
Source:[3][4]

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 Monaco Grand Prix". ESPN. Archived from the original on 17 July 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  2. ^ "James Hunt - Obituary". Motor Sport. July 1993. p. 8.
  3. ^ "1979 Monaco Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  4. ^ "1979 Monaco Grand Prix - Race Results & History - GP Archive". GPArchive.com. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Monaco 1979 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 19 March 2019.

External linksEdit


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