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1978 Canadian Grand Prix


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Formula One race number 16 of 16
Sunday, October 8, 1978 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec
70 laps on a 4.500 kilometer road course (315.0 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:57:49.20
Average Speed: 160.414 kph
Pole Time: 98.015 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 13.372 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1978 Formula One results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 312   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 015701:57:49.19621
2 220   Jody Scheckter Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR5 / Ford Cosworth DFV70+13.3720
31111   Carlos Reutemann Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01570+19.4080
41235   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows A1 / Ford Cosworth DFV70+24.6670
5134   Patrick DePailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV70+28.5580
61522   Derek Daly Team Tissot EnsignEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV70+54.4760
7183   Didier Pironi Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV70+81.2500
8178   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV70+86.5600
9 527   Alan Jones Williams Grand Prix EngineeringWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV70+88.9420
10 95   Mario Andretti John Player Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV69+1 lap0
111466   Nelson Piquet Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 126069+1 lap0
122215   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF165+5 lap0
nc2110   Keke Rosberg ATS Racing TeamATS D1 / Ford Cosworth DFV58+12 laps0
ret1026   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS9 / Matra MS7652transmission0
ret197   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV51spun off0
ret 155   Jean-Pierre Jarier John Player Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV49oil leak49
ret1618   Rene Arnoux Team SurteesSurtees TS20 / Ford Cosworth DFV37engine0
ret2021   Bobby Rahal Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR1 / Ford Cosworth DFV16fuel system0
ret 42   John Watson Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 12608crash0
ret 71   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 12605brakes0
ret 816   Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV1crash0
ret 614   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash0

Fastest Lap: 165.185 kph by Alan Jones

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
23Clay Regazzoni17
24Beppe Gabbiani19
25Arturo Merzario37
26Hector Rebaque25
27Rolf Stommelen36
28Michael Bleekemolen9

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jean-Pierre Jarier14949
  Gilles Villeneuve507021

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mario Andretti 64    
2   Ronnie Peterson 51   -13  
3   Carlos Reutemann 48   -16  
4   Niki Lauda 44   -20  
5   Patrick DePailler 34   -30  
6   John Watson 25   -39  
7   Jody Scheckter 24   -40  
8   Jacques Laffite 19   -45  
9   Gilles Villeneuve 17   -47  
10   Emerson Fittipaldi 17   -47  
11   Riccardo Patrese 11   -53  
12   Alan Jones 11   -53  
13   James Hunt 8   -56  
14   Patrick Tambay 8   -56  
15   Didier Pironi 7   -57  
16   Clay Regazzoni 4   -60  
17   Jean-Pierre Jabouille 3   -61  
18   Hans-Joachim Stuck 2   -62  
19   Vittorio Brambilla 1   -63  
20   Hector Rebaque 1   -63