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1976 United States Grand Prix - West


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Formula One race number 3 of 16
Sunday, March 28, 1976 at Long Beach Street Circuit, Long Beach, CA
80 laps on a 3.251 kilometer street course (260.1 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:53:18.47
Average Speed: 137.716 kph
Pole Time: 83.099 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 42.414 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 0

Glossary    1976 Formula One results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 12   Clay Regazzoni Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T / Ferrari 015801:53:18.47180
3 24   Patrick DePailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 007 / Ford Cosworth DFV80+49.9720
ret 311   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M23 / Ford Cosworth DFV3crash0
2 41   Niki Lauda Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T / Ferrari 01580+42.4140
ret 516   Tom Pryce Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN5B / Ford Cosworth DFV32halfshaft0
10 610   Ronnie Peterson March EngineeringMarch 761 / Ford Cosworth DFV77+3 laps0
7 717   Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN5B / Ford Cosworth DFV79+1 lap0
ret 86   Gunnar Nilsson John Player Team LotusLotus 77 / Ford Cosworth DFV0suspension0
nc 928   John Watson Citibank Team PenskePenske PC3 / Ford Cosworth DFV69+11 laps0
ret107   Carlos Reutemann Martini RacingBrabham BT45 / Alfa Romeo 115-120crash0
ret113   Jody Scheckter Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 007 / Ford Cosworth DFV34suspension0
41226   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS5 / Matra MS7380+72.8280
9138   Carlos Pace Martini RacingBrabham BT45 / Alfa Romeo 115-1277+3 laps0
51412   Jochen Mass Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M23 / Ford Cosworth DFV80+82.2920
ret1527   Mario Andretti Vel's Parnelli Jones RacingParnelli VPJ4B / Ford Cosworth DFV15water leak0
61630   Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar-FittipaldiFittipaldi FD04 / Ford Cosworth DFV79+1 lap0
81722   Chris Amon Team EnsignEnsign N174 / Ford Cosworth DFV78+2 laps0
ret1834   Hans-Joachim Stuck March EngineeringMarch 761 / Ford Cosworth DFV2crash0
nc1919   Alan Jones Durex Team SurteesSurtees TS19 / Ford Cosworth DFV70+10 laps0
ret209   Vittorio Brambilla Beta Team MarchMarch 761 / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash0

Fastest Lap: 140.878 kph by Clay Regazzoni

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
21Michel Leclere21
22Ingo Hoffmann31
23Arturo Merzario35
24Bob Evans5
25Jacky Ickx20
26Harald Ertl24
27Brett Lunger18

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Clay Regazzoni18080

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Niki Lauda 24    
2   Patrick DePailler 10   -14  
3   Clay Regazzoni 9   -15  
4   Jochen Mass 7   -17  
5   James Hunt 6   -18  
6   Jody Scheckter 5   -19  
7   Tom Pryce 4   -20  
8   Jacques Laffite 3   -21  
9   Hans-Joachim Stuck 3   -21  
10   John Watson 2   -22  
11   Mario Andretti 1   -23  
12   Emerson Fittipaldi 1   -23