1977 Italian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 14 of 17 in the 1977 Formula One season
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Date September 11, 1977
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza
Course Permanent racing facility
5.793 km (3.6 mi)
Distance 52 laps, 301.24 km (187.2 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford
Time 1:38.08
Fastest lap
Driver United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford
Time 1:39.10 on lap 31
Podium
First United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford
Second Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari
Third Australia Alan Jones Shadow-Ford

The 1977 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Monza on September 11, 1977.

Report[edit]

The fact that it was Ferrari's home race did not deter James Hunt who took pole, whereas Carlos Reutemann cheered the home fans by starting second in front of Jody Scheckter. Scheckter took the lead after a brilliant start, and in second place was Clay Regazzoni's Ensign who got an even better one. Regazzoni however did not have the pace and soon dropped down the order, whereas Mario Andretti was on the move, passing Hunt on the second lap, and Scheckter a few laps later to take the lead. Hunt dropped back with brake troubles as the race progressed, and Scheckter retired when his engine failed, leaving Reutemann and Niki Lauda in second and third. Lauda was soon past Reutemann, and the latter had to retire when he spun off on oil on the track left by the car of debutant Bruno Giacomelli, handing third to Alan Jones. The race finished in that order; with Andretti taking a dominant victory from Lauda, who closed in on the championship, and Jones who took his second podium in three races.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 52 1:27:50.30 4 9
2 11 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari 52 +16.96 5 6
3 17 Australia Alan Jones Shadow-Ford 52 +23.63 16 4
4 2 Germany Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 52 +28.48 9 3
5 22 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ensign-Ford 52 +30.11 7 2
6 3 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell-Ford 52 +1:19.22 12 1
7 27 Belgium Patrick Nève March-Ford 50 + 2 Laps 24  
8 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 50 + 2 Laps 8  
9 24 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan Hesketh-Ford 48 + 4 Laps 23  
Ret 10 South Africa Ian Scheckter March-Ford 41 Transmission 17  
Ret 12 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 39 Spun Off 2  
Ret 16 Italy Riccardo Patrese Shadow-Ford 39 Spun Off 6  
Ret 14 Italy Bruno Giacomelli McLaren-Ford 38 Engine 15  
Ret 8 Germany Hans Joachim Stuck Brabham-Alfa Romeo 31 Engine 11  
Ret 1 United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford 26 Spun Off 1  
Ret 4 France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 24 Engine 13  
Ret 20 South Africa Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford 23 Engine 3  
Ret 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 23 Engine 20  
Ret 34 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Penske-Ford 19 Engine 18  
Ret 23 France Patrick Tambay Ensign-Ford 9 Engine 21  
Ret 19 Italy Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford 5 Accident 10  
Ret 6 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford 4 Suspension 22  
Ret 30 United States Brett Lunger McLaren-Ford 4 Engine 19  
Ret 7 United Kingdom John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo 3 Accident 14  
DNQ 9 Brazil Alex Ribeiro March-Ford        
DNQ 28 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford        
DNQ 18 Italy Lamberto Leoni Surtees-Ford        
DNQ 38 United Kingdom Brian Henton Boro-Ford        
DNQ 36 Spain Emilio de Villota McLaren-Ford        
DNQ 25 United Kingdom Ian Ashley Hesketh-Ford        
DNQ 29 Belgium Teddy Pilette BRM        
DNQ 33 Austria Hans Binder Penske-Ford        
DNQ 41 Switzerland Loris Kessel Apollon-Ford        
DNQ 21 Italy Giorgio Francia Brabham-Alfa Romeo        

Notes[edit]

  • It was the last entry of the BRM team, with the Belgian driver Teddy Pilette at the wheel. He did not qualify for the race.
  • By finishing 2nd, Ferrari won the Constructor's Championship with three races left.

Standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 8 results from the first 9 races and the best 7 results from the remaining 8 races were retained. Numbers without parentheses are retained points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

References[edit]


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