1979 Argentine Grand Prix

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Argentina  1979 Argentine Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 15 in the 1979 Formula One season
Autódromo Oscar y Juan Gálvez Circuito N° 15.svg
Date January 21, 1979
Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
Course Permanent road course
5.81 km (3.61 mi)
Distance 53 laps, 307.93 km (191.33 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford
Time 1:44.20
Fastest lap
Driver France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford
Time 1:46.91 on lap 42
Podium
First France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford
Second Argentina Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford
Third United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford

The 1979 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 21 January 1979 at the Autódromo Municipal Ciudad de Buenos Aires.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 53 1:36:03.21 1 9
2 2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford 53 +14.94 secs 3 6
3 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 53 +1:28.81 6 4
4 25 France Patrick Depailler Ligier-Ford 53 +1:41.72 2 3
5 1 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 52 +1 Lap 7 2
6 14 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 52 +1 Lap 11 1
7 18 Italy Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford 52 +1 Lap 16
8 30 Germany Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 51 +2 Laps 14
9 27 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford 51 +2 Laps 15
10 28 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford 51 +2 Laps 17
11 22 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Ensign-Ford 51 +2 Laps 24
Ret 12 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 48 Engine 10
Ret 31 Mexico Hector Rebaque Lotus-Ford 46 Suspension 19
Ret 17 Netherlands Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford 42 Transmission 21
Ret 20 United Kingdom James Hunt Wolf-Ford 41 Electrical 18
Ret 4 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford 15 Engine 4
Ret 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 15 Engine 12
Ret 5 Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 8 Fuel System 23
Ret 16 France René Arnoux Renault 6 Engine 25
Ret 11 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ferrari 0 Collision 5
Ret 3 France Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 0 Collision 8
Ret 8 France Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 0 Collision 9
Ret 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo 0 Collision 20
Ret 24 Italy Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford 0 Collision 22
DNS 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 0 Accident 13
DNQ 9 Germany Hans Joachim Stuck ATS-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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