1978 European Formula Two season

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1978 European Formula Two season
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The 1978 European Formula Two season was contested over 12 rounds. Italian driver Bruno Giacomelli, driving the works March car, won the season in dominant fashion.

Calendar[edit]

Race No Track Country Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Lap
1 Thruxton  United Kingdom 27 March 1978 55 3.792=208.560 km 1'06:13.77 188.943 km/h Bruno Giacomelli Bruno Giacomelli Bruno Giacomelli
2 Hockenheim  West Germany 9 April 1978 20+20 6.789=271.56 km 1'20:22.0 202.741 km/h Bruno Giacomelli Bruno Giacomelli Bruno Giacomelli
Marc Surer
3 Nürburgring  West Germany 7 May 1978 9 22.835=205,515 km 1'06:34.2 185.232 km/h Alex Ribeiro Bruno Giacomelli Keke Rosberg
4 Pau  France 15 May 1978 73 2.76=201.48 km 1'33:11.73 129.714 km/h Bruno Giacomelli Brian Henton Bruno Giacomelli
5 Mugello  Italy 28 May 1978 42 5.245=220.290 km 1'15:39.7 174.691 km/h Derek Daly Bruno Giacomelli Eddie Cheever
6 Vallelunga  Italy 4 June 1978 65 3.2=208.0 km 1'17:12.2 161.651 km/h Derek Daly Bruno Giacomelli Bruno Giacomelli
7 Rouen  France 18 June 1978 38 5.543=210.634 km 1'08:43.2 183.906 km/h Bruno Giacomelli Bruno Giacomelli Ingo Hoffmann
8 Donington Park  United Kingdom 25 June 1978 40+40 3.149=251.92 km 1'29:51.43 168.214 km/h Keke Rosberg Bruno Giacomelli Brian Henton
9 Nogaro  France 9 July 1978 65 3.12=202.80 km 1'19:12.23 153.629 km/h Bruno Giacomelli Bruno Giacomelli Bruno Giacomelli
10 Pergusa-Enna  Italy 23 July 1979 41 4.95=202.95 km 1'04:05.6 189.989 km/h Bruno Giacomelli Derek Daly Derek Daly
11 Misano  Italy 6 August 1978 60 3.488=209.28 km 1'13:45.09 170.258 km/h Bruno Giacomelli Brian Henton Bruno Giacomelli
12 Hockenheim  West Germany 24 September 1978 20+20 6.789=271.56 km 1'20:20.02 202.824 km/h Bruno Giacomelli Marc Surer Derek Daly

Note:

Race 2, 8 and 12 were held in two heats, with results shown in aggregate.

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.

Three scores were dropped.[1] Dropped scores are shown in parentheses.

Place Name Country Team Chassis Engine United Kingdom West Germany West Germany France Italy Italy France United Kingdom France Italy Italy West Germany Total Points
1 Bruno Giacomelli  Italy March Racing March BMW 9 9 - 9 (4) 6 9 - 9 9 9 9 78 (82)
2 Marc Surer   Switzerland March Racing March BMW 6 6 (3) 4 6 - 4 4 6 - 6 6 48 (51)
3 Derek Daly  Ireland Chevron Racing Chevron Hart 1 - - - 9 9 - - 4 4 - - 27
4 Eddie Cheever  United States Project Four Racing March BMW 3 - 4 2 1 - 6 - - 6 2 - 24
5 Keke Rosberg  Finland Opert Racing Chevron Hart - 1 6 - - - - 9 - - - - 16
6 Piero Necchi  Italy Astra Racing March BMW - - - 3 - 4 - 6 - - - - 13
Ingo Hoffmann  Brazil Project Four Racing March BMW - 4 1 - 3 - - 3 2 - - - 13
8 Alex Ribeiro  Brazil private entry March BMW - 2 9 - - - - - - - - - 11
Alberto Colombo  Italy San Remo Racing March BMW - 3 - - 2 - 3 - 3 - - - 11
Manfred Winkelhock  West Germany March Racing March BMW 2 - - - - 3 - 2 - - - 4 11
11 Ricardo Zunino  Argentina March Racing March BMW - - - - - 1 2 - - 2 1 2 8
Eje Elgh  Sweden Opert Racing Chevron Hart - - - 6 - - 1 - - - - 1 8
13 Rad Dougall  South Africa Toleman Motorsport March BMW 4 - - - - - - 1 - - - - 5
14 Elio de Angelis  Italy Chevron Racing Chevron Hart - - - - - - - - - - 4 - 4
Geoff Lees  United Kingdom Team Kallay Chevron Hart - - - - - - - 1 - - 3 - 4
16 Piercarlo Ghinzani  Italy Team Euroracing March BMW - - - - - - - - - 3 - - 3
Brian Henton  United Kingdom private entry March Hart - - 2 - - - - - - 1 - - 3
Stephen South  United Kingdom Raven Racing March Hart - - - - - - - - - - - 3 3
19 Beppe Gabbiani  Italy Trivellato Racing Chevron Ferrari - - - - - 2 - - - - - - 2
20 Roberto Marazzi  Italy Team Benelli March BMW - - - 1 - - - - - - - - 1

Note:

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIA Year Book of Automobile Sport 1979. Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. gold p. 11. ISBN 0-85059-320-4.