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1979 Grand Prix of France


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Formula One race number 8 of 15
Sunday, July 1, 1979 at Circuit de Dijon-Prenois, Fontains-les-Dijon, France
80 laps on a 3.800 kilometer road course (304.0 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:35:20.42
Average Speed: 191.327 kph
Pole Time: 67.19 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 14.59 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1979 Formula One results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 115   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS10 / Renault-Gordini EF1801:35:20.4234
2 312   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T4 / Ferrari 01580+14.5946
3 216   Rene Arnoux Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS10 / Renault-Gordini EF180+14.830
4 727   Alan Jones Albilad-Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW07 / Ford Cosworth DFV80+36.610
5104   Jean-Pierre Jarier Candy Tyrrell TeamTyrrell 009 / Ford Cosworth DFV80+64.510
6 928   Clay Regazzoni Albilad-Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW07 / Ford Cosworth DFV80+65.510
7 511   Jody Scheckter Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T4 / Ferrari 01579+1 lap0
8 826   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS11 / Ford Cosworth DFV79+1 lap0
91620   Keke Rosberg Olympus Cameras Wolf RacingWolf WR7 / Ford Cosworth DFV79+1 lap0
10208   Patrick Tambay Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M28C / Ford Cosworth DFV78+2 laps0
11157   John Watson Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M28C / Ford Cosworth DFV78+2 laps0
122331   Hector Rebaque Team RebaqueLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV78+2 laps0
13132   Carlos Reutemann Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 79 / Ford Cosworth DFV77+3 laps0
141929   Riccardo Patrese Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows A2 / Ford Cosworth DFV77+3 laps0
152230   Jochen Mass Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows A2 / Ford Cosworth DFV75+5 laps0
162418   Elio de Angelis Interscope Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV75+5 laps0
171735   Bruno Giacomelli AutodeltaAlfa Romeo 177 / Alfa Romeo 126075+5 laps0
182117   Jan Lammers Samson Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9 / Ford Cosworth DFV73+7 laps0
ret113   Didier Pironi Candy Tyrrell TeamTyrrell 009 / Ford Cosworth DFV71suspension0
ret1814   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A / Ford Cosworth DFV53engine0
ret 46   Nelson Piquet Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT48 / Alfa Romeo 126052crash0
ret121   Mario Andretti Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 80 / Ford Cosworth DFV51brakes0
ret1425   Jacky Ickx Ligier GitanesLigier JS11 / Ford Cosworth DFV45engine0
ret 65   Niki Lauda Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT48 / Alfa Romeo 126023spun off0
dns259   Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS WheelsATS D2 / Ford Cosworth DFV0did not start0

Fastest Lap: 197.802 kph by Rene Arnoux

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
26Patrick Gaillard22
27Arturo Merzario24

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Gilles Villeneuve14646
  Jean-Pierre Jabouille478034

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jody Scheckter 34    
2   Gilles Villeneuve 26   -8  
3   Carlos Reutemann 25   -9  
4   Jacques Laffite 24   -10  
5   Patrick DePailler 22   -12  
6   Mario Andretti 12   -22  
7   Jean-Pierre Jarier 9   -25  
8   Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9   -25  
9   John Watson 8   -26  
10   Didier Pironi 8   -26  
11   Alan Jones 7   -27  
12   Clay Regazzoni 7   -27  
13   Rene Arnoux 4   -30  
14   Riccardo Patrese 2   -32  
15   Jochen Mass 1   -33  
16   Niki Lauda 1   -33  
17   Emerson Fittipaldi 1   -33