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1976 Grand Prix of France


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Formula One race number 8 of 16
Sunday, July 4, 1976 at Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France
54 laps on a 5.810 kilometer road course (313.7 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:40:58.60
Average Speed: 186.44 kph
Pole Time: 107.89 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 12.70 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1976 Formula One results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 111   James Hunt Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M23 / Ford Cosworth DFV541:40:58.6046
ret 21   Niki Lauda Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T2 / Ferrari 0158engine8
2 34   Patrick DePailler Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell P34 / Ford Cosworth DFV54+12.700
3 828   John Watson Citibank Team PenskePenske PC4 / Ford Cosworth DFV54+23.550
4 58   Carlos Pace Martini RacingBrabham BT45 / Alfa Romeo 115-1254+24.820
5 75   Mario Andretti John Player Team LotusLotus 77 / Ford Cosworth DFV54+43.920
6 93   Jody Scheckter Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell P34 / Ford Cosworth DFV54+55.070
71734   Hans-Joachim Stuck March EngineeringMarch 761 / Ford Cosworth DFV54+81.550
81616   Tom Pryce Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN5B / Ford Cosworth DFV54+90.670
92035   Arturo Merzario Ovoro Team MarchMarch 761 / Ford Cosworth DFV54+113.570
101920   Jacky Ickx Frank Williams Racing CarsWolf-Williams FW05 / Ford Cosworth DFV53+1 lap0
11107   Carlos Reutemann Martini RacingBrabham BT45 / Alfa Romeo 115-1253+1 lap0
121517   Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN5B / Ford Cosworth DFV53+1 lap0
132221   Michel Leclere Frank Williams Racing CarsWolf-Williams FW05 / Ford Cosworth DFV53+1 lap0
141326   Jacques Laffite Ligier GitanesLigier JS5 / Matra MS7353+1 lap0
151412   Jochen Mass Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M23 / Ford Cosworth DFV53+1 lap0
162318   Brett Lunger Team SurteesSurtees TS19 / Ford Cosworth DFV53+1 lap0
172525   Guy Edwards Hesketh RacingHesketh 308D / Ford Cosworth DFV53+1 lap0
182622   Patrick Neve Team EnsignEnsign N176 / Ford Cosworth DFV53+1 lap0
ret 610   Ronnie Peterson March EngineeringMarch 761 / Ford Cosworth DFV51fuel system0
ret1819   Alan Jones Durex Team SurteesSurtees TS19 / Ford Cosworth DFV44suspension0
ret119   Vittorio Brambilla Beta Team MarchMarch 761 / Ford Cosworth DFV28oil pressure0
ret2130   Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar-FittipaldiFittipaldi FD04 / Ford Cosworth DFV21oil pressure0
ret2438   Henri Pescarolo Team Norev RacingSurtees TS19 / Ford Cosworth DFV19suspension0
ret 42   Clay Regazzoni Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T2 / Ferrari 01517engine0
ret126   Gunnar Nilsson John Player Team LotusLotus 77 / Ford Cosworth DFV8gearbox0
ret2724   Harald Ertl Hesketh RacingHesketh 308D / Ford Cosworth DFV4differential0

Fastest Lap: 188.432 kph by Niki Lauda

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
28Damien Magee33RAM Racing
29Ingo Hoffmann31Copersucar-Fittipaldi
30Loris Kessel32RAM Racing

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Niki Lauda188
  James Hunt95446

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Niki Lauda 52    
2   James Hunt 26   -26  
3   Patrick DePailler 26   -26  
4   Jody Scheckter 24   -28  
5   Clay Regazzoni 16   -36  
6   Jacques Laffite 10   -42  
7   Jochen Mass 10   -42  
8   Hans-Joachim Stuck 6   -46  
9   John Watson 6   -46  
10   Tom Pryce 4   -48  
11   Gunnar Nilsson 4   -48  
12   Carlos Pace 4   -48  
13   Carlos Reutemann 3   -49  
14   Mario Andretti 3   -49  
15   Chris Amon 2   -50  
16   Emerson Fittipaldi 2   -50  
17   Alan Jones 2   -50