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1978 Grand Prix of France


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Formula One race number 9 of 16
Sunday, July 2, 1978 at Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France
54 laps on a 5.810 kilometer road course (313.7 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:38:51.92
Average Speed: 190.431 kph
Pole Time: 104.41 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 2.93 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1978 Formula One results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 25   Mario Andretti John Player Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV541:38:51.9254
2 56   Ronnie Peterson John Player Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV54+2.930
3 47   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV54+19.80
4 12   John Watson Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 126054+36.880
51427   Alan Jones Williams Grand Prix EngineeringWilliams FW06 / Ford Cosworth DFV54+41.810
6 720   Jody Scheckter Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR5 / Ford Cosworth DFV54+54.530
71026   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS9 / Matra MS7654+54.740
81235   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1 / Ford Cosworth DFV54+84.880
9 68   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV54+87.060
10163   Didier Pironi Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV54+89.980
112016   Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV53+1 lap0
12 912   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01553+1 lap0
13259   Jochen Mass ATS Racing TeamATS HS1 / Ford Cosworth DFV53+1 lap0
141831   Rene Arnoux Automobiles MartiniMartini MK23 / Ford Cosworth DFV53+1 lap0
152136   Rolf Stommelen Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1 / Ford Cosworth DFV53+1 lap0
162610   Keke Rosberg ATS Racing TeamATS HS1 / Ford Cosworth DFV52+2 laps0
171919   Vittorio Brambilla Beta Team SurteesSurtees TS20 / Ford Cosworth DFV52+2 laps0
18 811   Carlos Reutemann Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3 / Ferrari 01549+5 laps0
ret2430   Brett Lunger Liggett Group / BS FabricationsMcLaren M23 / Ford Cosworth DFV45engine0
ret1514   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV43suspension0
ret2318   Rupert Keegan Durex Team SurteesSurtees TS20 / Ford Cosworth DFV40engine0
ret2233   Bruno Giacomelli Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 / Ford Cosworth DFV28engine0
ret 31   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46 / Alfa Romeo 126010engine0
ret134   Patrick DePailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 / Ford Cosworth DFV10engine0
ret1717   Clay Regazzoni Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN8 / Ford Cosworth DFV4electrical0
ret1115   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 / Renault-Gordini EF11engine0

Fastest Lap: 192.668 kph by Carlos Reutemann

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
27Arturo Merzario37Team Merzario
28Derek Daly22Team Tissot Ensign
29Hector Rebaque25Team Rebaque

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti15454

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mario Andretti 45    
2   Ronnie Peterson 36   -9  
3   Niki Lauda 25   -20  
4   Patrick DePailler 23   -22  
5   Carlos Reutemann 22   -23  
6   John Watson 12   -33  
7   Jacques Laffite 10   -35  
8   Jody Scheckter 8   -37  
9   Riccardo Patrese 8   -37  
10   James Hunt 8   -37  
11   Emerson Fittipaldi 7   -38  
12   Alan Jones 5   -40  
13   Didier Pironi 5   -40  
14   Patrick Tambay 4   -41  
15   Clay Regazzoni 4   -41  
16   Gilles Villeneuve 3   -42