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1979 Grand Prix of Belgium


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Formula One race number 6 of 15
Sunday, May 13, 1979 at Circuit Zolder, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
70 laps on a 4.262 kilometer road course (298.3 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:39:59.53
Average Speed: 179.032 kph
Pole Time: 81.13 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 15.36 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1979 Formula One results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 711   Jody Scheckter Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T4 / Ferrari 015701:39:59.5317
2 126   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS11 / Ford Cosworth DFV70+15.3612
3123   Didier Pironi Candy Tyrrell TeamTyrrell 009 / Ford Cosworth DFV70+35.170
4102   Carlos Reutemann Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV70+46.490
51629   Riccardo Patrese Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows A1B / Ford Cosworth DFV70+64.310
6197   John Watson Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M28B / Ford Cosworth DFV70+65.850
7 612   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T4 / Ferrari 01569+1 lap0
8209   Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS WheelsATS D2 / Ford Cosworth DFV69+1 lap0
92314   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV68+2 laps0
102117   Jan Lammers Samson Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV68+2 laps0
11114   Jean-Pierre Jarier Candy Tyrrell TeamTyrrell 009 / Ford Cosworth DFV67+3 laps0
ret 225   Patrick DePailler Ligier GitanesLigier JS11 / Ford Cosworth DFV46crash25
ret 920   James Hunt Olympus Cameras Wolf RacingWolf WR7 / Ford Cosworth DFV40crash0
ret 427   Alan Jones Albilad-Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW07 / Ford Cosworth DFV39electrical16
ret 51   Mario Andretti Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV27brakes0
ret 36   Nelson Piquet Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT48 / Alfa Romeo 126023engine0
ret135   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT48 / Alfa Romeo 126023engine0
ret1816   Rene Arnoux Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF122turbo0
ret1435   Bruno Giacomelli AutodeltaAlfa Romeo 177 / Alfa Romeo 126021crash0
ret2418   Elio de Angelis Interscope Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV21crash0
ret2230   Jochen Mass Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows A1B / Ford Cosworth DFV17spun off0
ret1531   Hector Rebaque Team RebaqueLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV13transmission0
ret1715   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS10 / Renault-Gordini EF113turbo0
ret 828   Clay Regazzoni Albilad-Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW07 / Ford Cosworth DFV1crash0

Fastest Lap: 184.658 kph by Gilles Villeneuve

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Patrick Tambay8
26Arturo Merzario24
27Derek Daly22
28Gianfranco Brancatelli36

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Patrick DePailler11818
  Jacques Laffite19235
  Alan Jones243916
  Patrick DePailler40467
  Jacques Laffite47537
  Jody Scheckter547017

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jody Scheckter 25    
2   Jacques Laffite 24   -1  
3   Carlos Reutemann 21   -4  
4   Patrick DePailler 20   -5  
5   Gilles Villeneuve 20   -5  
6   Mario Andretti 12   -13  
7   Didier Pironi 8   -17  
8   Jean-Pierre Jarier 7   -18  
9   John Watson 5   -20  
10   Alan Jones 4   -21  
11   Riccardo Patrese 2   -23  
12   Niki Lauda 1   -24  
13   Emerson Fittipaldi 1   -24