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1978 Grand Prix of Germany


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Formula One race number 11 of 16
Sunday, July 30, 1978 at Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany
45 laps on a 6.789 kilometer road course (305.5 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:28:00.90
Average Speed: 208.295 kph
Pole Time: 111.9 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 15.35 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

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 DFV451:28:00.9041
2 420   Jody Scheckter Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR5 / Ford Cosworth DFV45+15.350
3 726   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS9 / Matra MS7645+28.010
41014   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV45+36.880
5163   Didier Pironi Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV45+57.260
61825   Hector Rebaque Team RebaqueLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV45+97.860
7 52   John Watson Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 126045+99.530
81512   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01545+116.870
91435   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows A1 / Ford Cosworth DFV44+1 lap0
101932   Keke Rosberg Theodore Racing Hong KongWolf WR1 / Ford Cosworth DFV42+3 laps0
ret1723   Harald Ertl Sachs RacingEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV41engine0
dsq2336   Rolf Stommelen Arrows Racing TeamArrows A1 / Ford Cosworth DFV42disqualified0
ret 26   Ronnie Peterson John Player Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV36gearbox4
dsq 87   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV34disqualified0
ret 627   Alan Jones Williams Grand Prix EngineeringWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV31fuel system0
ret2122   Nelson Piquet Team Tissot EnsignEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV31engine0
ret2019   Vittorio Brambilla Beta Team SurteesSurtees TS20 / Ford Cosworth DFV24fuel system0
ret118   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV16crash0
ret1211   Carlos Reutemann Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01514fuel system0
ret 31   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 126011engine0
ret 915   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF15engine0
ret229   Jochen Mass ATS Racing TeamATS HS1 / Ford Cosworth DFV1crash0
ret2416   Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV1crash0
ret134   Patrick DePailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash0

Fastest Lap: 211.386 kph by Ronnie Peterson

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Clay Regazzoni17Shadow Racing Team
26Jean-Pierre Jarier10ATS Racing Team
27Rupert Keegan18Durex Team Surtees
28Arturo Merzario37Team Merzario
29Rene Arnoux31Automobiles Martini
30Brett Lunger30Liggett Group/BS Fabrications

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ronnie Peterson144
  Mario Andretti54541

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mario Andretti 54    
2   Ronnie Peterson 36   -18  
3   Niki Lauda 31   -23  
4   Carlos Reutemann 31   -23  
5   Patrick DePailler 26   -28  
6   John Watson 16   -38  
7   Jacques Laffite 14   -40  
8   Jody Scheckter 14   -40  
9   Emerson Fittipaldi 10   -44  
10   Riccardo Patrese 8   -46  
11   James Hunt 8   -46  
12   Didier Pironi 7   -47  
13   Alan Jones 5   -49  
14   Patrick Tambay 5   -49  
15   Clay Regazzoni 4   -50  
16   Gilles Villeneuve 3   -51  
17   Hans-Joachim Stuck 2   -52  
18   Hector Rebaque 1   -53