1979 Formula One season

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The 1979 Formula One season crowned as champion Jody Scheckter.

Season review[change | change source]

Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix January 21 Oscar Gálvez France Jacques Laffite France Ligier-Ford Report
2 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix February 4 Interlagos France Jacques Laffite France Ligier-Ford Report
3 South Africa South African Grand Prix March 3 Kyalami Canada Gilles Villeneuve Italy Ferrari Report
4 United States United States Grand Prix West April 8 Long Beach Canada Gilles Villeneuve Italy Ferrari Report
5 Spain Spanish Grand Prix April 29 Jarama France Patrick Depailler France Ligier-Ford Report
6 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix May 13 Zolder South Africa Jody Scheckter Italy Ferrari Report
7 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix May 27 Monaco South Africa Jody Scheckter Italy Ferrari Report
8 France French Grand Prix July 1 Dijon-Prenois France Jean-Pierre Jabouille France Renault Report
9 United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 14 Silverstone Switzerland Clay Regazzoni United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report
10 West Germany German Grand Prix July 29 Hockenheimring Australia Alan Jones United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report
11 Austria Austrian Grand Prix August 12 Österreichring Australia Alan Jones United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report
12 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix August 26 Zandvoort Australia Alan Jones United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report
13 Italy Italian Grand Prix September 9 Monza South Africa Jody Scheckter Italy Ferrari Report
14 Canada Canadian Grand Prix September 30 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Australia Alan Jones United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report
15 United States United States Grand Prix October 7 Watkins Glen Canada Gilles Villeneuve Italy Ferrari Report

1979 Drivers Championship final standings[change | change source]

Pos Driver ARG
Argentina
BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
USW
United States
ESP
Spain
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USE
United States
Pts[1]
1 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ret 6 2 2 4 1 1 7 5 4 4 2 1 4 Ret 51 (60)
2 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ret 5 1 1 7 7 Ret 2 14 8 2 Ret 2 2 1 47 (53)
3 Australia Alan Jones 9 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret 1 1 1 9 1 Ret 40 (43)
4 France Jacques Laffite 1 1 Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 8 Ret 3 3 3 Ret Ret Ret 36
5 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 10 15 9 Ret Ret Ret 2 6 1 2 5 Ret 3 3 Ret 29 (32)
6 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 2 3 5 Ret 2 4 3 13 8 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 20 (25)
7 France Patrick Depailler 4 2 Ret 5 1 Ret 5 20 (22)
8 France René Arnoux Ret Ret Ret DNS 9 Ret Ret 3 2 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 2 17
9 United Kingdom John Watson 3 8 Ret Ret Ret 6 4 11 4 5 9 Ret Ret 6 6 15
10 France Didier Pironi Ret 4 Ret DSQ 6 3 Ret Ret 10 9 7 Ret 10 5 3 14
11 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Ret Ret 3 6 5 11 Ret 5 3 Ret 6 Ret Ret 14
12 United States Mario Andretti 5 Ret 4 4 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 10 Ret 14
13 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ret 10 Ret DNS Ret Ret NC 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 9
14 Austria Niki Lauda Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret WD 4 WD 4
15 Italy Elio de Angelis 7 12 Ret 7 Ret Ret DNQ 16 12 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 3
16 Brazil Nelson Piquet Ret Ret 7 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 3
17 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ret 6 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 3
18 West Germany Jochen Mass 8 7 12 9 8 Ret 6 15 Ret 6 Ret 6 Ret DNQ DNQ 3
19 Italy Riccardo Patrese DNS 9 11 Ret 10 5 Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 2
20 West Germany Hans Joachim Stuck DNS Ret Ret DSQ 14 8 Ret DNS DNQ Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 5 2
21 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 6 11 13 Ret 11 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 8 7 1
22 Mexico Hector Rebaque Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 9 Ret DNQ 7 DNQ Ret DNQ 0
23 France Patrick Tambay Ret Ret 10 Ret 13 DNQ DNQ 10 7 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
24 Argentina Ricardo Zunino 7 Ret 0
25 United Kingdom Geoff Lees 7 0
26 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly 11 13 DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ 8 Ret Ret 0
27 United Kingdom James Hunt Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
28 Netherlands Jan Lammers Ret 14 Ret Ret 12 10 DNQ 18 11 10 Ret Ret DNQ 9 DNQ 0
29 Finland Keke Rosberg 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret 0
30 Italy Vittorio Brambilla 12 Ret DNQ 0
31 France Patrick Gaillard DNQ 13 DNQ Ret DNQ 0
32 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Ret 17 Ret Ret 0
Italy Arturo Merzario Ret DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Switzerland Marc Surer DNQ DNQ Ret 0
Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli DNQ DNQ DNPQ 0
Brazil Alex Ribeiro DNQ DNQ 0
Pos Driver ARG
Argentina
BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
USW
United States
ESP
Spain
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USE
United States
Pts

References[change | change source]

  1. Only the best 4 results from the first 7 races and the best 4 results from the last 8 races counted towards the Drivers' Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.