1977 European Formula Two season

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1977 European Formula Two season
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The 1977 European Formula Two season was contested over 13 rounds. Frenchman René Arnoux was the season champion, driving a Martini-Renault/Gordini for Ecurie Renault Elf.

Calendar[edit]

Race No Track Country Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Lap
1 Silverstone  United Kingdom 6 March 1977 47 4.719=221.793 km 1'05:45.22 202.385 km/h René Arnoux Michel Leclère Patrick Nève
2 Thruxton  United Kingdom 11 April 1977 50 3.792=189.600 km 1'05:59.43 172.388 km/h Brian Henton Alex Ribeiro Brian Henton
3 Hockenheim  West Germany 17 April 1977 20+20 6.789=271.56 km 1'21:20.4
1'21:30.4
200.315 km/h
199.905 km/h
Jochen Mass
René Arnoux
Jochen Mass
2.Bruno Giacomelli
Eddie Cheever
4 Nürburgring  West Germany 1 May 1977 9 22.835=205,515 km 1'06:41.1
1'06:54.3
184.913 km/h
184.305 km/h
Jochen Mass
Eddie Cheever
Riccardo Patrese Jochen Mass
5 Vallelunga  Italy 15 May 1977 65 3.2=208.0 km 1'16:57.36 162.171 km/h Bruno Giacomelli Bruno Giacomelli Bruno Giacomelli
6 Pau  France 30 May 1977 59 2.76=162.84 km 1'14:52.52 130.489 km/h René Arnoux Patrick Tambay Didier Pironi
7 Mugello  Italy 19 June 1977 42 5.245=220.290 km 1'16:36.5 172.532 km/h Bruno Giacomelli Riccardo Patrese Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi
8 Rouen  France 26 June 1977 38 5.543=210.634 km 1'08:36.19 184.219 km/h Eddie Cheever Eddie Cheever Ingo Hoffmann
9 Nogaro  France 12 July 1977 65 3.12=202.80 km 1'20:42.69 150.759 km/h René Arnoux René Arnoux Riccardo Patrese
10 Pergusa-Enna  Italy 24 July 1977 30+30 4.95=297.0 km 1'36:18.0 185.047 km/h Keke Rosberg Keke Rosberg Riccardo Patrese
Keke Rosberg
11 Misano  Italy 7 August 1977 30+30 3.488=209.28 km 1'13:44.8 170.269 km/h Lamberto Leoni Bruno Giacomelli Bruno Giacomelli
René Arnoux
12 Estoril  Portugal 2 October 1977 50 4.35=217.50 km 1'19:29.30 164.175 km/h Didier Pironi Didier Pironi Derek Daly
13 Donington Park  United Kingdom 30 October 1977 65 3.149=204.685 km 1'12:40.35 168.992 km/h Bruno Giacomelli Bruno Giacomelli Bruno Giacomelli

Note:

Race 3, 10 and 11 were held in two heats, with results shown in aggregate.

Race 6 originally scheduled over 73 laps, but stopped early due to heavy rain.

Race 3 and 4 was won by a graded driver, all graded drivers are shown in Italics

Final point standings[edit]

Driver[edit]

For every race points were awarded: 9 points to the winner, 6 for runner up, 4 for third place, 3 for fourth place, 2 for fifth place and 1 for sixth place. No additional points were awarded.

Place Name Country Team Chassis Engine United Kingdom United Kingdom Germany Germany Italy France Italy France France Italy Italy Portugal United Kingdom Total Points
1 René Arnoux  France Écurie Renault Martini Renault 9 - 9 3 - 9 - - 9 6 - 6 1 52
2 Eddie Cheever  United States Project Four Racing Ralt BMW - 6 - 9 4 - - 9 2 - 6 4 - 40
3 Didier Pironi  France Écurie Renault Martini Renault - - - 4 6 6 - 4 - 3 2 9 4 38
4 Riccardo Patrese  Italy Trivellato Racing Chevron BMW 1 2 6 - - 4 6 6 6 - - 1 - 32
Bruno Giacomelli  Italy Team Euroracing March Hart - - - 2 32
Team Euroracing March BMW 9 - 9 - 3 - - - 9
6 Keke Rosberg  Finland Opert Racing Chevron Hart - - 1 6 - - - - - 9 - 3 6 25
7 Alberto Colombo  Italy Team Euroracing March BMW 2 3 2 - 2 3 4 1 1 - - - - 18
Ingo Hoffmann  Brazil Project Four Racing Ralt BMW 3 - - 1 - - - 2 4 4 4 - - 18
9 Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi  Italy Team Euroracing March Hart - - 4 - 13
Team Euroracing March BMW 3 - 3 - - - 3 - -
10 Brian Henton  United Kingdom Netherton & Worth Boxer Cars Boxer Hart - 9 3 - - - - - - - - - - 12
11 Lamberto Leoni  Italy Trivellato Racing Chevron Ferrari - - - - - - - - - - 9 - - 9
12 Ray Mallock  United Kingdom private entry Chevron Hart 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - 6
13 Marc Surer   Switzerland Team Hohmann March BMW - - - - - - 2 - - - - - 5
March Racing March BMW 3
14 Patrick Nève  Belgium March Racing March BMW 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - 4
Alex Ribeiro  Brazil March Racing March BMW - 4 - - - - - - - - - - - 4
16 Gaudenzio Mantova  Italy private entry March BMW - - - - - 2 - - - 2 - - - 4
17 Gianfranco Brancatelli  Italy Team Everest Ralt Ferrari - - - - - - - 3 - - - - - 3
18 Derek Daly  Ireland Chevron Racing Chevron Hart - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - 2
Danny Sullivan  United States Netherton & Worth Boxer Cars Boxer Hart - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 2
20 Hans Royer  Austria Opert Racing Chevron Hart - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Luciano Pavesi  Italy private entry Ralt Hart - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - 1
Ricardo Zunino  Argentina March Racing March Hart - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - 1
Bernard de Dryver  Belgium Team Gubelmann & Gerard March BMW - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - 1
"Gianfranco"  Italy Team Everest Ralt Ferrari - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - 1
Patrick Bardinon  France Maublanc Racing March BMW - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - 1

Note:

Only drivers which were not graded were able to score points.