1977 Formula One season

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The 1977 Formula One season crowned as champion Niki Lauda.

Drivers and constructors[change | change source]

The following drivers and constructors contested the World Championship of Drivers and the International Cup for Formula 1 Constructors:

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyres No Driver Rounds
United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren-Ford M23
M26
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 1 United Kingdom James Hunt All
2 West Germany Jochen Mass All
14 Italy Bruno Giacomelli 14
40 Canada Gilles Villeneuve 10
United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell-Ford P34 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 3 Sweden Ronnie Peterson All
4 France Patrick Depailler All
United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus-Ford 78 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 5 United States Mario Andretti All
6 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson All
United Kingdom Martini Racing Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT45
BT45B
Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 F12 G 7 United Kingdom John Watson All
8 Brazil Carlos Pace 1–3
West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck 4–17
21 Italy Giorgio Francia 14
United Kingdom Hollywood March Racing March-Ford 761B
771
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 9 Brazil Alex Ribeiro All
United Kingdom Team Rothmans International 10 South Africa Ian Scheckter 1–2, 5–16
West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck 3
United Kingdom Brian Henton 4
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312T2 Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 G 11 Austria Niki Lauda 1–15
Canada Gilles Villeneuve 17
12 Argentina Carlos Reutemann All
21 Canada Gilles Villeneuve 16
United Kingdom Rotary Watches Stanley BRM BRM P207
P201B
BRM P202 3.0 V12
BRM P200 3.0 V12
G 14 Australia Larry Perkins 2–3
35 Sweden Conny Andersson 5, 7–9
United Kingdom Guy Edwards 10
United Kingdom Stanley BRM 40 Belgium Teddy Pilette 11
29 13–14
United States Interscope Racing Penske-Ford PC4 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 14 United States Danny Ongais 15–16
France Équipe Renault Elf Renault RS01 Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 V6t M 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille 10, 13–16
United Kingdom Shadow Racing Team Shadow-Ford DN5B
DN8
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce 1–3
Italy Renzo Zorzi 4–5
Italy Riccardo Patrese 6–7, 9–11, 13–14, 16–17
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver 8
Italy Arturo Merzario 12
France Jean-Pierre Jarier 15
17 Italy Renzo Zorzi 1–3
Australia Alan Jones 4–17
United Kingdom Durex Team Surtees Surtees-Ford TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 18 Austria Hans Binder 1–6, 15–17
United Kingdom Team Surtees Australia Larry Perkins 7–9
France Patrick Tambay 9
Australia Vern Schuppan 10–13
Italy Lamberto Leoni 14
United Kingdom Beta Team Surtees 19 Italy Vittorio Brambilla All
Canada Walter Wolf Racing Wolf-Ford WR1
WR2
WR3
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 20 South Africa Jody Scheckter All
United Kingdom Team Tissot Ensign with Castrol Ensign-Ford N177 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 22 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni All
Belgium Jacky Ickx 6
Hong Kong Theodore Racing Hong Kong Ensign-Ford N177 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 23 France Patrick Tambay 10–17
United Kingdom Penthouse Rizla Racing Hesketh-Ford 308E Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 24 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan 5–16
United Kingdom Hesketh Racing 25 Austria Harald Ertl 5–9
Mexico Héctor Rebaque 11–13
United Kingdom Ian Ashley 14–16
39 Mexico Héctor Rebaque 7–9
United Kingdom Ian Ashley 12–13
France Ligier Gitanes Ligier-Matra JS7 Matra MS76 3.0 V12 G 26 France Jacques Laffite All
27 France Jean-Pierre Jarier 17
United Kingdom Williams Grand Prix Engineering March-Ford 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 27 Belgium Patrick Nève 5, 7–16
Brazil Copersucar-Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford FD04
F5
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 28 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 1–16
29 Brazil Ingo Hoffmann 1–2
United States Chesterfield Racing March-Ford 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 30 United States Brett Lunger 3–5
McLaren-Ford M23 7–16
United Kingdom LEC Refrigeration Racing LEC-Ford CRP1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 31 United Kingdom David Purley 5, 7–10
United Kingdom RAM Racing/F&S Properties March-Ford 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 32 Finland Mikko Kozarowitsky 8, 10
Netherlands Michael Bleekemolen 13
33 Netherlands Boy Hayje 3, 5–8, 13
United Kingdom RAM Racing United Kingdom Andy Sutcliffe 10
West Germany ATS Racing Team Penske-Ford PC4 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 33 Austria Hans Binder 12, 14
34 France Jean-Pierre Jarier 4–14
35 Austria Hans Binder 13
West Germany Hans Heyer 11
Spain Iberia Airlines McLaren-Ford M23 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 36 Spain Emilio de Villota 5, 7–8, 10–12, 14
Italy Team Merzario March-Ford 761B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 37 Italy Arturo Merzario 5–7, 9–11, 13
United Kingdom British Formula One Team March-Ford 761
761B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 38 Belgium Bernard de Dryver 7
United Kingdom Brian Henton 5, 10, 12
Netherlands HB Bewaking Alarmsystemen Boro-Ford 001 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 38 United Kingdom Brian Henton 13–14
Switzerland Jolly Club of Switzerland Apollon-Ford Fly Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 41 Switzerland Loris Kessel 14
United Kingdom Melchester Racing Surtees-Ford TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 44 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer 10
Australia Brian McGuire McGuire-Ford BM1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 45 Australia Brian McGuire 10
Japan Meiritsu Racing Team Tyrrell-Ford 007 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 D 50 Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi 17
Japan Kojima Engineering Kojima-Ford KE009 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 B 51 Japan Noritake Takahara 17
Japan Heros Racing Corporation Kojima-Ford KE009 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 B 52 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino 17

Season review[change | change source]

Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix January 9 Oscar Gálvez South Africa Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford Report
2 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix January 23 Interlagos Argentina Carlos Reutemann Ferrari Report
3 South Africa South African Grand Prix March 5 Kyalami Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
4 United States United States Grand Prix West April 3 Long Beach United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford Report
5 Spain Spanish Grand Prix May 8 Jarama United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford Report
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix May 22 Monaco South Africa Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford Report
7 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix June 5 Zolder Sweden Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford Report
8 Sweden Swedish Grand Prix June 19 Scandinavian Raceway France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra Report
9 France French Grand Prix July 3 Dijon-Prenois United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford Report
10 United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 16 Silverstone United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford Report
11 West Germany German Grand Prix July 31 Hockenheimring Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
12 Austria Austrian Grand Prix August 14 Österreichring Australia Alan Jones Shadow-Ford Report
13 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix August 28 Zandvoort Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
14 Italy Italian Grand Prix September 11 Monza United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford Report
15 United States United States Grand Prix October 2 Watkins Glen United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford Report
16 Canada Canadian Grand Prix October 9 Mosport South Africa Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford Report
17 Japan Japanese Grand Prix October 23 Fuji Speedway United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford Report


1977 Drivers Championship final standings[change | change source]

Pos Driver ARG
Argentina
BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
USW
United States
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
SWE
Sweden
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
CAN
Canada
JPN
Japan
Pts
1 Austria Niki Lauda Ret 3 1 2 Ret 2 2 Ret 5 2 1 2 1 2 4 72
2 South Africa Jody Scheckter 1 Ret 2 3 3 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 3 Ret 3 1 10 55
3 United States Mario Andretti 5 Ret Ret 1 1 5 Ret 6 1 14 Ret Ret Ret 1 2 9 Ret 47
4 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 3 1 8 Ret 2 3 Ret 3 6 15 4 4 6 Ret 6 Ret 2 42
5 United Kingdom James Hunt Ret 2 4 7 Ret Ret 7 12 3 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 40
6 West Germany Jochen Mass Ret Ret 5 Ret 4 4 Ret 2 9 4 Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret 3 Ret 25
7 Australia Alan Jones Ret Ret 6 5 17 Ret 7 Ret 1 Ret 3 Ret 4 4 22
8 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson 5 12 8 5 Ret 1 19 4 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 20
9 France Patrick Depailler Ret Ret 3 4 Ret Ret 8 4 Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 14 2 3 20
10 France Jacques Laffite NC Ret Ret 9 7 7 Ret 1 8 6 Ret Ret 2 8 7 Ret 5 18
11 West Germany Hans Joachim Stuck Ret Ret 6 Ret 6 10 Ret 5 3 3 7 Ret Ret Ret 7 12
12 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 4 4 10 5 14 Ret Ret 18 11 Ret DNQ 11 4 DNQ 13 Ret 11
13 United Kingdom John Watson Ret Ret 6 DSQ Ret Ret Ret 5 2 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 9
14 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 3 Ret 12 Ret 9 5 Ret 6 16 Ret Ret 7
15 Brazil Carlos Pace 2 Ret 13 6
16 Italy Vittorio Brambilla 7 Ret 7 Ret Ret 8 4 Ret 13 8 5 15 12 Ret 19 6 8 6
17 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 6 Ret 9 Ret Ret DNQ Ret 7 7 DNQ Ret Ret 5 5 Ret Ret 5
18 France Patrick Tambay DNQ Ret 6 Ret 5 Ret DNQ 5 Ret 5
19 France Jean-Pierre Jarier 6 DNQ 11 11 8 Ret 9 Ret 14 Ret Ret 9 Ret 1
20 Italy Riccardo Patrese 9 Ret Ret Ret 10 13 Ret 10 6 1
21 Italy Renzo Zorzi Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 1
22 United States Rupert Keegan Ret 12 Ret 13 10 Ret Ret 7 Ret 9 8 Ret 0
23 Belgium Patrick Nève 12 10 15 DNQ 10 DNQ 9 DNQ 7 18 Ret 0
24 Australia Vern Schuppan 12 7 16 DNQ 0
25 Brazil Ingo Hoffmann Ret 7 0
26 United States Danny Ongais Ret 7 0
27 Brazil Alex Ribeiro Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 8 DNQ 11 DNQ 15 8 12 0
28 Austria Hans Binder Ret Ret 11 11 9 Ret 12 8 DNQ 11 Ret Ret 0
29 United States Brett Lunger 14 Ret 10 11 DNQ 13 Ret 10 9 Ret 10 11 0
30 Austria Harald Ertl Ret DNQ 9 16 DNQ 0
31 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver 9 0
32 Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi 9 0
33 South Africa Ian Scheckter Ret Ret 11 DNQ Ret Ret NC Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 0
34 United Kingdom Brian Henton 10 DNQ DNQ DNQ DSQ DNQ 0
35 Belgium Jacky Ickx 10 0
36 Canada Gilles Villeneuve 11 12 Ret 0
37 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino 11 0
38 Australia Larry Perkins Ret 15 12 DNQ DNQ 0
39 United Kingdom David Purley DNQ 13 14 Ret DNPQ 0
40 Spain Emilio de Villota 13 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 17 DNQ 0
41 Italy Arturo Merzario Ret DNQ 14 Ret Ret DNQ Ret DNQ 0
42 United Kingdom Ian Ashley DNQ DNQ DNQ 17 DNS 0
France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ 0
United Kingdom Tom Pryce NC Ret Ret 0
Netherlands Boy Hayje Ret DNQ DNQ NC DNQ DNQ 0
Mexico Hector Rebaque DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 0
West Germany Hans Heyer Ret 0
Italy Bruno Giacomelli Ret 0
Japan Noritake Takahara Ret 0
Sweden Conny Andersson DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Belgium Teddy Pilette DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Finland Mikko Kozarowitzky DNQ DNPQ 0
Belgium Bernard de Dryver DNQ 0
Netherlands Michael Bleekemolen DNQ 0
Italy Lamberto Leoni DNQ 0
Switzerland Loris Kessel DNQ 0
Italy Giorgio Francia DNQ 0
United Kingdom Tony Trimmer DNPQ 0
United Kingdom Andy Sutcliffe DNPQ 0
United Kingdom Guy Edwards DNPQ 0
Australia Brian McGuire DNPQ 0
Pos Driver ARG
Argentina
BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
USW
United States
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
SWE
Sweden
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
CAN
Canada
JPN
Japan
Pts