1978 Monaco Grand Prix

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Coordinates: 43°44′4.74″N 7°25′16.8″E / 43.7346500°N 7.421333°E / 43.7346500; 7.421333

Monaco  1978 Monaco Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 16 in the 1978 Formula One season
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Date May 7, 1978
Location Circuit de Monaco
Course Street circuit
3.34 km (2.08 mi)
Distance 75 laps, 250.5 km (156 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Argentina Carlos Reutemann Ferrari
Time 1:28.34
Fastest lap
Driver Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo
Time 1:28.65 on lap 72
Podium
First France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford
Second Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo
Third South Africa Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford

The 1978 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 7 May 1978 at Monaco. It was won by Patrick Depailler of France, his first Formula One victory.

Report[edit]

Carlos Reutemann started on pole with the Brabham duo of John Watson and Niki Lauda second and third. Watson had a good start and led into the first corner, whereas Reutemann collided with James Hunt and had to pit for repairs, which left Patrick Depailler and Lauda second and third. For the first half of the race, the top three remained the same until Watson had an off allowing Depailler and Lauda through, but the latter then suffered a puncture and had to pit for tyres before charging back up and retaking second from Watson towards the end of the race. At the front, Depailler took his first career victory with Lauda second, and Jody Scheckter third after Watson made another mistake in the final laps. Jean-Pierre Jabouille's 10th place finish was Renault's first race finish.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 75 1:55:14.66 5 9
2 1 Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 75 +22.45 secs 3 6
3 20 South Africa Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford 75 +32.29 secs 9 4
4 2 United Kingdom John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo 75 +33.53 secs 2 3
5 3 France Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 75 +1:08.06 13 2
6 35 Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 75 +1:08.77 14 1
7 8 France Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 74 +1 Lap 11
8 11 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 74 +1 Lap 1
9 14 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 74 +1 Lap 20
10 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 71 +4 Laps 12
11 5 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 69 +6 Laps 4
Ret 12 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 62 Accident 8
Ret 6 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 56 Gearbox 7
Ret 7 United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford 43 Handling 6
Ret 36 Germany Rolf Stommelen Arrows-Ford 38 Driver Unwell 19
Ret 27 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford 29 Oil Leak 10
Ret 22 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ensign-Ford 27 Brakes 16
Ret 16 Germany Hans Joachim Stuck Shadow-Ford 24 Accident 17
Ret 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 13 Gearbox 15
Ret 18 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan Surtees-Ford 8 Transmission 18
DNQ 9 Germany Jochen Mass ATS-Ford
DNQ 17 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Shadow-Ford
DNQ 10 France Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS-Ford
DNQ 19 Italy Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford
DNPQ 32 Finland Keke Rosberg Theodore-Ford
DNPQ 24 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Hesketh-Ford
DNPQ 31 France René Arnoux Martini-Ford
DNPQ 25 Mexico Hector Rebaque Lotus-Ford
DNPQ 30 United States Brett Lunger McLaren-Ford
DNPQ 37 Italy Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford

Notes[edit]

Standings after the race[edit]

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


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