1979 Spanish Grand Prix

The 1979 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 29 April 1979 at the Circuito Permanente del Jarama near Madrid, Spain. It was race 5 of 15 in both the 1979 World Championship of F1 Drivers and the 1979 International Cup for F1 Constructors. The 75-lap race was won by Patrick Depailler, driving a Ligier-Ford, with Lotus drivers Carlos Reutemann and Mario Andretti second and third respectively.

1979 Spanish Grand Prix
Race 5 of 15 in the 1979 Formula One season
Circuito Permanente del Jarama 1980.svg
Race details
Date 29 April 1979
Official name XXV Gran Premio de España[1]
Location Jarama, Spain
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.404 km (2.115 mi)
Distance 75 laps, 255.3 km (158.625 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Ligier-Ford
Time 1:14.50
Fastest lap
Driver Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari
Time 1:16.44 on lap 72
Podium
First Ligier-Ford
Second Lotus-Ford
Third Lotus-Ford
Lap leaders

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying classificationEdit

Pos. Driver Constructor Time No
1 Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 1:14,50 1
2 Patrick Depailler Ligier-Ford 1:14,79 2
3 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:14,82 3
4 Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 1:15,07 4
5 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 1:15,10 5
6 Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:15,45 6
7 Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:15,61 7
8 Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford 1:15,67 8
9 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 1:15,78 9
10 Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 1:16,04 10
11 René Arnoux Renault 1:16,06 11
12 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford 1:16,08 12
13 Alan Jones Williams-Ford 1:16,23 13
14 Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford 1:16,61 14
15 James Hunt Wolf-Ford 1:16,88 15
16 Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 1:16,92 16
17 Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 1:17,04 17
18 John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:17,11 18
19 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 1:17,35 19
20 Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 1:17,45 20
21 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford 1:17,57 21
22 Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford 1:17,85 22
23 Héctor Rebaque Lotus-Ford 1:18,42 23
24 Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford 1:18,79 24
DNQ Derek Daly Ensign-Ford 1:19,30
DNQ Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford 1:20,46
DNQ Gianfranco Brancatelli Kauhsen-Ford 1:23,24

RaceEdit

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 25   Patrick Depailler Ligier-Ford 75 1:39:11.84 2 9
2 2   Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford 75 + 20.94 8 6
3 1   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 75 + 27.31 4 4
4 11   Jody Scheckter Ferrari 75 + 28.68 5 3
5 4   Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford 75 + 30.39 12 2
6 3   Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 75 + 48.43 10 1
7 12   Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 75 + 52.31 3
8 30   Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 75 + 1:14.84 17
9 16   René Arnoux Renault 74 + 1 Lap 11
10 29   Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 74 + 1 Lap 16
11 14   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 74 + 1 Lap 19
12 17   Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford 73 + 2 Laps 24
13 8   Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 72 + 3 Laps 20
14 9   Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford 69 + 6 Laps 21
Ret 5   Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 63 Water Leak 6
Ret 31   Héctor Rebaque Lotus-Ford 58 Engine 23
Ret 27   Alan Jones Williams-Ford 54 Gearbox 13
Ret 18   Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford 52 Engine 22
Ret 28   Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford 32 Engine 14
Ret 20   James Hunt Wolf-Ford 26 Brakes 15
Ret 15   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 21 Turbo 9
Ret 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 21 Engine 18
Ret 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 15 Engine 1
Ret 6   Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo 15 Injection 7
DNQ 22   Derek Daly Ensign-Ford
DNQ 24   Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford
DNQ 36   Gianfranco Brancatelli Kauhsen-Ford
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Motor Racing Programme Covers: 1979". The Programme Covers Project. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  2. ^ "1979 Spanish Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Spain 1979 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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