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1978 Grand Prix of Monaco


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Formula One race number 5 of 16
Sunday, May 7, 1978 at Circuit de Monaco, Monaco
75 laps on a 3.312 kilometer street course (248.4 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:55:14.66
Average Speed: 129.336 kph
Pole Time: 88.34 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 22.45 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1978 Formula One results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 54   Patrick DePailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV751:55:14.6638
2 31   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 126075+22.450
3 920   Jody Scheckter Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR4 / Ford Cosworth DFV75+32.290
4 22   John Watson Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 126075+33.5337
5133   Didier Pironi Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV75+68.060
61435   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1 / Ford Cosworth DFV75+68.770
7118   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV74+1 lap0
8 111   Carlos Reutemann Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01574+1 lap0
92014   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV74+1 lap0
101215   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF171+4 lap0
11 45   Mario Andretti John Player Team LotusLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV69+6 laps0
ret 812   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01562crash0
ret 76   Ronnie Peterson John Player Team LotusLotus 78 / Ford Cosworth DFV56gearbox0
ret 67   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV43handling0
ret1936   Rolf Stommelen Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1 / Ford Cosworth DFV38driver ill0
ret1027   Alan Jones Williams Grand Prix EngineeringWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV29oil leak0
ret1622   Jacky Ickx Team Tissot EnsignEnsign N177 / Ford Cosworth DFV27brakes0
ret1716   Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV24crash0
ret1526   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS9 / Matra MS7613gearbox0
ret1818   Rupert Keegan Durex Team SurteesSurtees TS19 / Ford Cosworth DFV8transmission0

Fastest Lap: 134.497 kph by Niki Lauda

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
21Jochen Mass9ATS Racing Team
22Clay Regazzoni17Shadow Racing Team
23Jean-Pierre Jarier10ATS Racing Team
24Vittorio Brambilla19Beta Team Surtees
25Keke Rosberg32Theodore Racing Hong Kong
26Derek Daly24Olympus Camera Hesketh Racing
27Rene Arnoux31Automobiles Martini
28Hector Rebaque25Team Rebaque
29Brett Lunger30Liggett Group/BS Fabrications
30Arturo Merzario37Team Merzario

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  John Watson13737
  Patrick DePailler387538

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Patrick DePailler 23    
2   Mario Andretti 18   -5  
3   Carlos Reutemann 18   -5  
4   Niki Lauda 16   -7  
5   Ronnie Peterson 14   -9  
6   John Watson 7   -16  
7   Emerson Fittipaldi 6   -17  
8   Jacques Laffite 4   -19  
9   Jody Scheckter 4   -19  
10   Didier Pironi 4   -19  
11   James Hunt 3   -20  
12   Alan Jones 3   -20  
13   Clay Regazzoni 2   -21  
14   Riccardo Patrese 2   -21  
15   Patrick Tambay 1   -22