1976 Formula One season

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The 1976 Formula One season crowned James Hunt as champion.

Teams and drivers[change | change source]

The following teams and drivers contested the 1976 World Championship of F1 Drivers and the 1976 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No Driver Rounds
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 312T
312T2
Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 G 1 Austria Niki Lauda 1–10, 13–16
2 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 1–10, 12–16
35 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 13
United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell-Ford 007
P34
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 3 South Africa Jody Scheckter All
4 France Patrick Depailler All
United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus-Ford 77 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 5 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 1
United Kingdom Bob Evans 2–3
United States Mario Andretti 4–5, 7–16
6 1
Sweden Gunnar Nilsson 2–16
United Kingdom Martini Racing Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT45 Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 F12 G 7 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 1–12
West Germany Rolf Stommelen 13
Australia Larry Perkins 14–16
8 Brazil Carlos Pace All
77 West Germany Rolf Stommelen 10
United Kingdom Beta Team March March-Ford 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla All
United Kingdom Lavazza March 10 Italy Lella Lombardi 1
United Kingdom March Engineering
Hong Kong Theodore Racing
Sweden Ronnie Peterson 2–16
34 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck All
United Kingdom Ovoro Team March 35 Italy Arturo Merzario 3–9
United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren-Ford M23
M26
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 11 United Kingdom James Hunt All
12 West Germany Jochen Mass All
United Kingdom Shellsport/Whiting Surtees-Ford TS16 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 13 United Kingdom Divina Galica 9
United Kingdom Stanley BRM BRM P201B BRM P200 3.0 V12 G 14 United Kingdom Ian Ashley 1
South Africa Lexington Racing Tyrrell-Ford 007 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 15 South Africa Ian Scheckter 2
United Kingdom Shadow Racing Team Shadow-Ford DN5B
DN8
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce All
17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier All
United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees-Ford TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 18 United States Brett Lunger 2–5, 7–11, 13–15
Sweden Conny Andersson 12
Japan Noritake Takahara 16
United Kingdom Durex Team Surtees 19 Australia Alan Jones 3–16
United Kingdom Wolf-Williams Racing Wolf-Williams-Ford FW04
FW05
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 20 Belgium Jacky Ickx 1–6, 8–9
Italy Arturo Merzario 10–16
21 Italy Renzo Zorzi 1
France Michel Leclère 2–8
New Zealand Chris Amon 14
Australia Warwick Brown 15
Austria Hans Binder 16
Japan Masami Kuwashima 16
United Kingdom Team Ensign Ensign-Ford N174
N176
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 22 New Zealand Chris Amon 2–7, 9–10
Belgium Patrick Nève 8
Austria Hans Binder 11
Belgium Jacky Ickx 12–15
United Kingdom Hesketh Racing Hesketh-Ford 308D Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 24 Austria Harald Ertl 2–16
United Kingdom Penthouse Rizla Racing with Hesketh 25 United Kingdom Guy Edwards 5, 8–10, 13–14
West Germany Rolf Stommelen 12
Brazil Alex Ribeiro 15
United Kingdom Mapfre-Williams Williams-Ford FW04 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 25 Spain Emilio Zapico 4
France Ligier Gitanes Ligier-Matra JS5 Matra MS73 3.0 V12 G 26 France Jacques Laffite All
United States Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing Parnelli-Ford VPJ4B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 27 United States Mario Andretti 2–3
United States Citibank Team Penske Penske-Ford PC3
PC4
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 28 United Kingdom John Watson All
Brazil Copersucar-Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford FD03
FD04
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 30 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi All
31 Brazil Ingo Hoffmann 1, 3–4, 8
United Kingdom RAM Racing Brabham-Ford BT44B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 32 Switzerland Loris Kessel 4–5, 7–8, 11
United Kingdom Bob Evans 9
33 Spain Emilio de Villota 4
Belgium Patrick Nève 5
Denmark Jac Nellemann 7
United Kingdom Damien Magee 8
Italy Lella Lombardi 9-11
Netherlands HB Bewaking Alarm Systems Boro-Ford 001 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 37 Australia Larry Perkins 4–7, 12–13
40
Italy Scuderia Gulf Rondini Tyrrell-Ford 007 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 37 Italy Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi 10–13
39
40
United Kingdom Team Norev / B&S Fabrications Surtees-Ford TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 38 France Henri Pescarolo 6, 8–15
Netherlands F&S Properties Penske-Ford PC3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 39 Netherlands Boy Hayje 12
Austria ÖASC Racing Team Tyrrell-Ford 007 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 39 Austria Otto Stuppacher 13–15
United Kingdom Team P R Reilly Shadow-Ford DN3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 40 United Kingdom Mike Wilds 9
Japan Kojima Engineering Kojima-Ford KE007 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 D 51 Japan Masahiro Hasemi 16
Japan Heros Racing Tyrrell-Ford 007 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 B 52 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino 16
Japan Maki Engineering Maki-Ford F102A Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 54 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer 16


Season review[change | change source]

The Driver's championship was won by James Hunt from Niki Lauda, who had to miss several races as a result of an injury sustained in a crash at the German Grand Prix.

Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix January 25 Interlagos Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
2 South Africa South African Grand Prix March 6 Kyalami Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
3 United States United States Grand Prix West March 28 Long Beach Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari Report
4 Spain Spanish Grand Prix May 2 Jarama United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford Report
5 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix May 16 Zolder Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix May 30 Monaco Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
7 Sweden Swedish Grand Prix June 13 Scandinavian Raceway South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford Report
8 France French Grand Prix July 4 Paul Ricard United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford Report
9 United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 18 Brands Hatch Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
10 West Germany German Grand Prix August 1 Nürburgring United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford Report
11 Austria Austrian Grand Prix August 15 Österreichring United Kingdom John Watson Penske-Ford Report
12 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix August 29 Zandvoort United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford Report
13 Italy Italian Grand Prix September 12 Monza Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford Report
14 Canada Canadian Grand Prix October 3 Mosport United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford Report
15 United States United States Grand Prix October 10 Watkins Glen United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford Report
16 Japan Japanese Grand Prix October 24 Fuji Speedway United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford Report

1976 Drivers Championship final standings[change | change source]

Pos Driver BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
USW
United States
ESP
Spain
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
JPN
Japan
Pts
1 United Kingdom James Hunt Ret 2 Ret 1 Ret Ret 5 1 DSQ 1 4 1 Ret 1 1 3 69
2 Austria Niki Lauda 1 1 2 2 1 1 3 Ret 1 Ret 4 8 3 Ret 68
3 South Africa Jody Scheckter 5 4 Ret Ret 4 2 1 6 2 2 Ret 5 5 4 2 Ret 49
4 France Patrick Depailler 2 9 3 Ret Ret 3 2 2 Ret Ret Ret 7 6 2 Ret 2 39
5 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 7 Ret 1 11 2 14 6 Ret Ret 9 2 2 6 7 5 31
6 United States Mario Andretti Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 12 5 3 Ret 3 Ret 1 22
7 United Kingdom John Watson Ret 5 NC Ret 7 10 Ret 3 3 7 1 Ret 11 10 6 Ret 20
8 France Jacques Laffite Ret Ret 4 12 3 12 4 14 Ret Ret 2 Ret 3 Ret Ret 7 20
9 West Germany Jochen Mass 6 3 5 Ret 6 5 11 15 Ret 3 7 9 Ret 5 4 Ret 19
10 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 3 Ret 13 12 Ret 6 11
11 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 7 19 Ret Ret 6 Ret 1 9 Ret Ret 10
12 United Kingdom Tom Pryce 3 7 Ret 8 10 7 9 8 4 8 Ret 4 8 11 Ret Ret 10
13 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck 4 12 Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 8
14 Brazil Carlos Pace 10 Ret 9 6 Ret 9 8 4 8 4 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 7
15 Australia Alan Jones NC 9 5 Ret 13 Ret 5 10 Ret 8 12 16 8 4 7
16 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 12 Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 3
17 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 13 17 6 Ret DNQ 6 Ret Ret 6 13 Ret Ret 15 Ret 9 Ret 3
18 New Zealand Chris Amon 14 8 5 Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 2
19 Italy Vittorio Brambilla Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 7 14 Ret Ret 1
20 West Germany Rolf Stommelen 6 12 Ret 1
21 Austria Harald Ertl 15 DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ Ret Ret 7 Ret 8 Ret 16 DNS 13 8 0
22 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Ret Ret 7 Ret 9 8 12 12 9 11 Ret 10 19 18 10 10 0
23 Belgium Jacky Ickx 8 16 DNQ 7 DNQ DNQ 10 DNQ Ret 10 13 Ret 0
24 Australia Larry Perkins 13 8 DNQ Ret Ret Ret 17 Ret Ret 0
25 France Henri Pescarolo DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 9 11 17 19 NC 0
26 Italy Arturo Merzario DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 14 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret 0
27 Italy Renzo Zorzi 9 0
28 Japan Noritake Takahara 9 0
29 France Michel Leclère 13 DNQ 10 11 11 Ret 13 0
30 United States Brett Lunger 11 DNQ DNQ Ret 15 16 Ret Ret 10 14 15 11 0
31 United Kingdom Bob Evans 10 DNQ 0
32 Italy Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi 14 11 DNQ 18 0
33 Brazil Ingo Hoffman 11 DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
34 Japan Masahiro Hasemi 11 0
35 Switzerland Loris Kessel DNQ 12 Ret DNQ NC 0
36 Italy Lella Lombardi 14 DNQ DNQ 12 0
37 Brazil Alex Ribeiro 12 0
38 Australia Warwick Brown 14 0
39 United Kingdom Guy Edwards DNQ 17 Ret 15 DNS 20 0
40 Belgium Patrick Nève Ret 18 0
Austria Hans Binder Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Ian Ashley Ret 0
South Africa Ian Scheckter Ret 0
Netherlands Boy Hayje Ret 0
Sweden Conny Andersson Ret 0
Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino Ret 0
Austria Otto Stuppacher DNS DNQ DNQ 0
Spain Emilio de Villota DNQ 0
Spain Emilio Zapico DNQ 0
United Kingdom Damien Magee DNQ 0
United Kingdom Mike Wilds DNQ 0
United Kingdom Divina Galica DNQ 0
United Kingdom Tony Trimmer DNQ 0
Pos Driver BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
USW
United States
ESP
Spain
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
JPN
Japan
Pts
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)