1976 Monaco Grand Prix

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Coordinates: 43°44′4.74″N 7°25′16.8″E / 43.7346500°N 7.421333°E / 43.7346500; 7.421333

Monaco  1976 Monaco Grand Prix
Race details
Race 6 of 16 in the 1976 Formula One season
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Date May 30, 1976
Official name XXXIV Grand Prix de Monaco
Location Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Course Street circuit
3.303 km (2.061 mi)
Distance 78 laps, 255.684 km (158.874 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari
Time 1:29.65[1]
Fastest lap
Driver Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari
Time 1:30.28 on lap 60[2]
Podium
First Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari
Second South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford
Third France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford

The 1976 Monaco Grand Prix (formally the XXXIV Grand Prix de Monaco) was a Formula One motor race held at the Monaco street circuit in Monaco on May 30, 1976. It was the fifth round of the 1976 Formula One season and the 34th Monaco Grand Prix. The race was contested over 78 laps of the 3.3 km circuit for a race distance of 257 kilometres.

The race was won by Ferrari driver Niki Lauda, who had also taken pole position in his Ferrari 312T2. Lauda won by 11 second over Jody Scheckter driving a six-wheeled Tyrrell P34, whilst Scheckter's teammate, Patrick Depailler, completed the podium in third position. As a consequence of the race, Lauda extended his lead in the World Drivers' Championship to 36 points over his team mate Clay Regazzoni who had retired after starting second, going off track on oil laid down when James Hunt retired, climbing back to third before crashing.

A lap down in fourth was the March 761 of Hans-Joachim Stuck with the McLaren M23 of Jochen Mass and the Fittipaldi FD04 of Emerson Fittipaldi completing the point scoring positions.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari 78 1:59:51.47 1 9
2 3 South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 78 + 11.13 5 6
3 4 France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 78 + 1:04.84 4 4
4 34 West Germany Hans Joachim Stuck March-Ford 77 + 1 Lap 6 3
5 12 West Germany Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 77 + 1 Lap 11 2
6 30 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 77 + 1 lap 7 1
7 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford 77 + 1 Lap 15  
8 17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 76 + 2 Laps 10  
9 8 Brazil Carlos Pace Brabham-Alfa Romeo 76 + 2 Laps 13[1]  
10 28 United Kingdom John Watson Penske-Ford 76 + 2 Laps 17[1]  
11 21 France Michel Leclère Wolf-Williams-Ford 76 + 2 Laps 18[1]  
12 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 75 Accident 8[1]  
13 22 New Zealand Chris Amon Ensign-Ford 74 + 4 Laps 12[1]  
14 2 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 73 Accident 2[1]  
Ret 6 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford 39 Engine 16[1]  
Ret 10 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 26 Accident 3[1]  
Ret 11 United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford 24 Engine 14[1]  
Ret 9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford 9 Suspension 9[1]  
Ret 19 Australia Alan Jones Surtees-Ford 1 Collision 19[1]  
Ret 7 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Alfa Romeo 0 Accident 20[1]  
DNQ 20 Belgium Jacky Ickx Wolf-Williams-Ford        
DNQ 38 France Henri Pescarolo Surtees-Ford        
DNQ 37 Australia Larry Perkins Boro-Ford        
DNQ 24 Austria Harald Ertl Hesketh-Ford        
DNQ 35 Italy Arturo Merzario March-Ford        
DNS 5 United States Mario Andretti* Lotus-Ford

Standings after the race[edit]

Points are accurate at the conclusion of the race and do not reflect final results of the 1976 Spanish Grand Prix as it was under appeal.

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 123. ISBN 0-85429-380-9. 
  2. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 125. ISBN 0-85429-380-9. 

Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 2007-06-16. 


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