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1978 Grand Prix of Belgium


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Formula One race number 6 of 16
Sunday, May 21, 1978 at Circuit Zolder, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
70 laps on a 4.262 kilometer road course (298.3 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:39:52.02
Average Speed: 179.243 kph
Pole Time: 80.9 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 9.90 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 0

Glossary    1978 Formula One results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 15   Mario Andretti John Player Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV701:39:52.0270
2 76   Ronnie Peterson John Player Team LotusLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV70+9.900
3 211   Carlos Reutemann Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01570+24.340
4 412   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01570+47.040
ret1426   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS7 / Matra MS7669crash0
6233   Didier Pironi Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV69+1 lap0
72430   Brett Lunger Liggett Group / BS FabricationsMcLaren M23 / Ford Cosworth DFV69+1 lap0
82133   Bruno Giacomelli Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV69+1 lap0
91931   Rene Arnoux Automobiles MartiniMartini MK23 / Ford Cosworth DFV68+2 laps0
101127   Alan Jones Williams Grand Prix EngineeringWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV68+2 laps0
11169   Jochen Mass ATS Racing TeamATS HS1 / Ford Cosworth DFV68+2 laps0
122222   Jacky Ickx Team Tissot EnsignEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV64+6 laps0
ret1219   Vittorio Brambilla Beta Team SurteesSurtees TS20 / Ford Cosworth DFV63engine0
ret1016   Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV56spun off0
nc2015   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF156+14 laps0
ret 520   Jody Scheckter Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR5 / Ford Cosworth DFV53spun off0
ret134   Patrick DePailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV51gearbox0
ret1817   Clay Regazzoni Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN8 / Ford Cosworth DFV40transmission0
ret 835   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1 / Ford Cosworth DFV31suspension0
ret1736   Rolf Stommelen Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1 / Ford Cosworth DFV26spun off0
ret 92   John Watson Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 126018crash0
ret 31   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 12600crash0
ret 67   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash0
ret1514   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash0

Fastest Lap: 184.569 kph by Ronnie Peterson

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Rupert Keegan18
26Derek Daly24
27Keke Rosberg32
28Alberto Colombo10
29Hector Rebaque25
30Arturo Merzario37
31Patrick Neve
32Bernard de Dryver

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti17070

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mario Andretti 27    
2   Patrick DePailler 23   -4  
3   Carlos Reutemann 22   -5  
4   Ronnie Peterson 20   -7  
5   Niki Lauda 16   -11  
6   John Watson 7   -20  
7   Jacques Laffite 6   -21  
8   Emerson Fittipaldi 6   -21  
9   Didier Pironi 5   -22  
10   Jody Scheckter 4   -23  
11   Gilles Villeneuve 3   -24  
12   James Hunt 3   -24  
13   Alan Jones 3   -24  
14   Clay Regazzoni 2   -25  
15   Riccardo Patrese 2   -25  
16   Patrick Tambay 1   -26