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1979 United States Grand Prix - West


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Formula One race number 4 of 15
Sunday, April 8, 1979 at Long Beach Street Circuit, Long Beach, CA
80 laps on a 3.251 kilometer street course (260.1 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:50:25.40
Average Speed: 141.321 kph
Pole Time: 78.825 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 29.38 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 0

Glossary    1979 Formula One results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 112   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T4 / Ferrari 015801:50:25.4080
2 311   Jody Scheckter Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T4 / Ferrari 01580+29.380
31027   Alan Jones Albilad-Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV80+59.690
4 61   Mario Andretti Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV80+64.330
5 425   Patrick DePailler Ligier GitanesLigier JS11 / Ford Cosworth DFV80+83.520
6 74   Jean-Pierre Jarier Candy Tyrrell TeamTyrrell 009 / Ford Cosworth DFV79+1 lap0
72018   Elio de Angelis Interscope Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV78+2 laps0
8126   Nelson Piquet Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT48 / Alfa Romeo 126078+2 laps0
91330   Jochen Mass Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows A1B / Ford Cosworth DFV78+2 laps0
dsq173   Didier Pironi Candy Tyrrell TeamTyrrell 009 / Ford Cosworth DFV72disqualified0
ret2331   Hector Rebaque Team RebaqueLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV71crash0
ret2422   Derek Daly Team EnsignEnsign N179 / Ford Cosworth DFV69crash0
ret187   John Watson Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M28 / Ford Cosworth DFV62injection0
dsq219   Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS WheelsATS D2 / Ford Cosworth DFV49disqualified0
ret1528   Clay Regazzoni Albilad-Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV48engine0
ret1417   Jan Lammers Samson Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV47suspension0
ret 929   Riccardo Patrese Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows A1B / Ford Cosworth DFV40brakes0
ret 22   Carlos Reutemann Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV21transmission0
ret1614   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV19transmission0
ret2224   Arturo Merzario Team MerzarioMerzario A1B / Ford Cosworth DFV13engine0
ret 526   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS11 / Ford Cosworth DFV8brakes0
ret 820   James Hunt Olympus Cameras Wolf RacingWolf WR7 / Ford Cosworth DFV0transmission0
ret115   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT48 / Alfa Romeo 12600crash0
ret198   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M28 / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash0
dns2516   Rene Arnoux Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF10did not start0
dns2615   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF10did not start0

Fastest Lap: 144.133 kph by Gilles Villeneuve

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Gilles Villeneuve18080

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Gilles Villeneuve 20    
2   Jacques Laffite 18   -2  
3   Jody Scheckter 13   -7  
4   Carlos Reutemann 12   -8  
5   Patrick DePailler 11   -9  
6   Mario Andretti 8   -12  
7   Jean-Pierre Jarier 5   -15  
8   Alan Jones 4   -16  
9   John Watson 4   -16  
10   Didier Pironi 3   -17  
11   Niki Lauda 1   -19  
12   Emerson Fittipaldi 1   -19