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1976 Japanese Grand Prix


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Formula One race number 16 of 16
Sunday, October 24, 1976 at Fuji International Speedway, Shizuoka, Japan
73 laps on a 4.359 kilometer road course (318.2 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:43:58.86
Average Speed: 183.637 kph
Pole Time: 72.77 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1976 Formula One results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 15   Mario Andretti John Player Team LotusLotus 77 / Ford Cosworth DFV731:43:58.8610
3 211   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M23 / Ford Cosworth DFV72+1 lap61
ret 31   Niki Lauda Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T2 / Ferrari 0152retired0
ret 428   John Watson Citibank Team PenskePenske PC4 / Ford Cosworth DFV33engine0
ret 53   Jody Scheckter Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell P34 / Ford Cosworth DFV58overheating0
ret 68   Carlos Pace Martini RacingBrabham BT45 / Alfa Romeo 115-127retired0
5 72   Clay Regazzoni Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T2 / Ferrari 01572+1 lap0
ret 89   Vittorio Brambilla Beta Team MarchMarch 761 / Ford Cosworth DFV38electrical0
ret 910   Ronnie Peterson March EngineeringMarch 761 / Ford Cosworth DFV0engine0
111051   Masahiro Hasemi Kojima EngineeringKojima KE007 / Ford Cosworth DFV66+7 laps0
71126   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS5 / Matra MS7372+1 lap0
ret1212   Jochen Mass Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M23 / Ford Cosworth DFV35crash0
2134   Patrick DePailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell P34 / Ford Cosworth DFV72+1 lap2
ret1416   Tom Pryce Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN8 / Ford Cosworth DFV46engine0
101517   Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN8 / Ford Cosworth DFV69+4 laps0
6166   Gunnar Nilsson John Player Team LotusLotus 77 / Ford Cosworth DFV72+1 lap0
ret177   Larry Perkins Martini RacingBrabham BT45 / Alfa Romeo 115-121retired0
ret1834   Hans-Joachim Stuck March EngineeringMarch 761 / Ford Cosworth DFV37electrical0
ret1920   Arturo Merzario Frank Williams Racing CarsWolf-Williams FW05 / Ford Cosworth DFV23gearbox0
42019   Alan Jones Durex Team SurteesSurtees TS19 / Ford Cosworth DFV72+1 lap0
ret2152   Kazuyoshi Hoshino Heros RacingTyrrell 007 / Ford Cosworth DFV27tire0
82224   Harald Ertl Hesketh RacingHesketh 308D / Ford Cosworth DFV72+1 lap0
ret2330   Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar-FittipaldiFittipaldi FD04 / Ford Cosworth DFV9retired0
92418   Noritake Takahara Team SurteesSurtees TS19 / Ford Cosworth DFV70+3 laps0
ret2521   Hans Binder Walter Wolf RacingWolf-Williams FW05 / Ford Cosworth DFV49wheel0

Fastest Lap: 200.593 kph by Masahiro Hasemi

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
27Tony Trimmer54Maki Engineering

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  James Hunt16161
  Patrick DePailler62632
  Mario Andretti647310

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   James Hunt 69    
2   Niki Lauda 68   -1  
3   Jody Scheckter 49   -20  
4   Patrick DePailler 39   -30  
5   Clay Regazzoni 31   -38  
6   Mario Andretti 22   -47  
7   Jacques Laffite 20   -49  
8   John Watson 20   -49  
9   Jochen Mass 19   -50  
10   Gunnar Nilsson 11   -58  
11   Tom Pryce 10   -59  
12   Ronnie Peterson 10   -59  
13   Hans-Joachim Stuck 8   -61  
14   Carlos Pace 7   -62  
15   Alan Jones 7   -62  
16   Carlos Reutemann 3   -66  
17   Emerson Fittipaldi 3   -66  
18   Chris Amon 2   -67  
19   Vittorio Brambilla 1   -68  
20   Rolf Stommelen 1   -68