1977 Spanish Grand Prix
|Race 5 of 17 in the 1977 Formula One season|
|Date||May 8, 1977|
|Course||Permanent racing facility
3.404 km (2.115 mi)
|Distance||80 laps, 255.3 km (158.63 mi)|
|Time||1:20.81 on lap 5|
The 1977 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Circuito del Jarama on May 8, 1977. The race, contested over 75 laps, was the fifth round of the 1977 Formula One season. It was won by Lotus-Ford driver Mario Andretti. Carlos Reutemann took his Ferrari home in second place, whilst Jody Scheckter completed the podium in third position for the Wolf-Ford team.
Mario Andretti continued his recent form with pole position and Jacques Laffite's Ligier springing a surprise, beating Niki Lauda to second, however Lauda was unable to take part in the race due to a broken rib. At the start, Andretti took the lead with Laffite following. Laffite gave chase to Andretti in the early stages but had to pit with a deflating tyre, leaving Andretti to romp to victory with Carlos Reutemann second. Hunt inherited third but retired with a misfire, giving it to John Watson until he lost places due to a spin, leaving Jody Scheckter to take the final spot on the podium.
Standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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1978 Spanish Grand Prix