1977 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Brazil  1977 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 17 in the 1977 Formula One season
Interlagos 1973.jpg
Date January 23, 1977
Location São Paulo, Brazil
Course Permanent race track
7.98 km (4.79 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 319.2 km (191.6 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford
Time 2:30.11
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford
Time 2:34.55 on lap 21
Podium
First Argentina Carlos Reutemann Ferrari
Second United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford
Third Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari

The 1977 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Interlagos on January 23, 1977.

Report[edit]

James Hunt took pole again with Carlos Reutemann second and Mario Andretti third on the grid. Home hero Carlos Pace took the lead at the start, with Hunt dropping behind Reutemann as well but soon Hunt was back behind Pace and attacking. There was contact, and Hunt took the lead whereas Pace had to pit for repairs. Hunt led Reutemann until he began to suffer from tyre troubles and was passed by Reutemann. Hunt pitted for new tyres, and rejoined fourth and soon passed Niki Lauda in the Ferrari and John Watson to reclaim second. Reutemann marched on to victory, Hunt was second and Lauda third after Watson crashed out.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 40 1:45:07.72 2 9
2 1 United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford 40 + 10.71 1 6
3 11 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari 40 + 1:47.51 13 4
4 28 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 16 3
5 6 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 10 2
6 17 Italy Renzo Zorzi Shadow-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 18 1
7 29 Brazil Ingo Hoffmann Fittipaldi-Ford 38 + 2 Laps 19  
Ret 8 Brazil Carlos Pace Brabham-Alfa Romeo 33 Accident 12  
Ret 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford 33 Engine 5  
Ret 18 Austria Hans Binder Surtees-Ford 32 suspension 20  
Ret 7 United Kingdom John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo 30 Accident 7  
Ret 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 26 Accident 14  
Ret 4 France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 23 Accident 6  
Ret 5 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 19 Ignition 3  
Ret 9 Brazil Alex Ribeiro March-Ford 16 Engine 21  
Ret 2 Germany Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 12 Accident 4  
Ret 3 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell-Ford 12 Accident 8  
Ret 22 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ensign-Ford 12 Accident 9  
Ret 19 Italy Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford 11 Accident 11  
Ret 20 South Africa Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford 11 Engine 15  
Ret 10 South Africa Ian Scheckter March-Ford 1 Transmission 17  
Ret 14 Australia Larry Perkins BRM 1 Overheating 22  

Standings after the race[edit]

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


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