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1978 Grand Prix of Austria


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Formula One race number 12 of 16
Sunday, August 13, 1978 at Osterreichring, Knittelfeld, Austria
54 laps on a 5.942 kilometer road course (320.9 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:41:21.57
Average Speed: 189.967 kph
Pole Time: 97.71 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 47.44 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1978 Formula One results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 16   Ronnie Peterson John Player Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV541:41:21.5744
2144   Patrick DePailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV54+47.440
31112   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01554+99.766
4 614   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV53+1 lap0
5 526   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS9 / Matra MS7653+1 lap0
62119   Vittorio Brambilla Beta Team SurteesSurtees TS20 / Ford Cosworth DFV53+1 lap0
7102   John Watson Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 126053+1 lap0
81730   Brett Lunger Liggett Group / BS FabricationsMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV52+2 laps0
92631   Rene Arnoux Automobiles MartiniMartini MK23 / Ford Cosworth DFV52+2 laps0
nc2217   Clay Regazzoni Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV47+7 laps0
nc2532   Keke Rosberg Theodore Racing Hong KongWolf WR1 / Ford Cosworth DFV47+7 laps0
dsq1922   Derek Daly Team Tissot EnsignEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV41disqualified0
ret148   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV40crash0
ret2316   Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV33crash0
ret 315   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF131gearbox0
dsq1211   Carlos Reutemann Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01528disqualified4
ret 41   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 126027crash0
ret 93   Didier Pironi Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV20crash0
ret 87   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV7crash0
ret1527   Alan Jones Williams Grand Prix EngineeringWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV7crash0
ret1635   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows A1 / Ford Cosworth DFV7crash0
ret2423   Harald Ertl Sachs RacingEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV7crash0
ret1825   Hector Rebaque Team RebaqueLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV4crash0
ret2029   Nelson Piquet BS FabricationsMcLaren M23 / Ford Cosworth DFV4crash0
ret 720   Jody Scheckter Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR5 / Ford Cosworth DFV3crash0
ret 25   Mario Andretti John Player Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash0

Fastest Lap: 207.440 kph by Ronnie Peterson

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
27Arturo Merzario37Team Merzario
28Jochen Mass9ATS Racing Team
29Rupert Keegan18Durex Team Surtees
30Hans Binder10ATS Racing Team
31Rolf Stommelen36Arrows Racing Team

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ronnie Peterson11818
  Carlos Reutemann19224
  Gilles Villeneuve23286
  Ronnie Peterson295426

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mario Andretti 54    
2   Ronnie Peterson 45   -9  
3   Patrick DePailler 32   -22  
4   Carlos Reutemann 31   -23  
5   Niki Lauda 31   -23  
6   John Watson 16   -38  
7   Jacques Laffite 16   -38  
8   Jody Scheckter 14   -40  
9   Emerson Fittipaldi 13   -41  
10   Riccardo Patrese 8   -46  
11   James Hunt 8   -46  
12   Didier Pironi 7   -47  
13   Gilles Villeneuve 7   -47  
14   Alan Jones 5   -49  
15   Patrick Tambay 5   -49  
16   Clay Regazzoni 4   -50  
17   Hans-Joachim Stuck 2   -52  
18   Vittorio Brambilla 1   -53  
19   Hector Rebaque 1   -53