1979 Austrian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 11 of 15 in the 1979 Formula One season
Österreichring.svg
Date August 12, 1979
Location Österreichring
Course Permanent racing facility
5.941 km (3.692 mi)
Distance 54 laps, 320.814 km (199.368 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver France René Arnoux Renault
Time 1:34.07
Fastest lap
Driver France René Arnoux Renault
Time 1:35.77 on lap 40
Podium
First Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford
Second Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari
Third France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford

The 1979 Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 12 August 1979 at Österreichring.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford 54 1:27:38.01 2 9
2 12 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 54 +36.05 secs 5 6
3 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 54 +46.77 secs 8 4
4 11 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ferrari 54 +47.21 secs 9 3
5 28 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford 54 +48.92 secs 6 2
6 16 France René Arnoux Renault 53 +1 Lap 1 1
7 3 France Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 53 +1 Lap 10
8 4 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Tyrrell-Ford 53 +1 Lap 11
9 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 53 +1 Lap 16
10 8 France Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 53 +1 Lap 14
Ret 5 Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 45 Engine 4
Ret 22 France Patrick Gaillard Ensign-Ford 42 Suspension 24
Ret 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 34 Suspension 13
Ret 18 Italy Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford 34 Engine 22
Ret 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo 32 Engine 7
Ret 9 Germany Hans Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford 28 Engine 18
Ret 25 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ligier-Ford 26 Engine 21
Ret 2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford 22 Handling 17
Ret 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 16 Gearbox 3
Ret 20 Finland Keke Rosberg Wolf-Ford 15 Electrical 19
Ret 14 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 15 Brakes 12
Ret 17 Netherlands Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford 3 Accident 23
Ret 30 Germany Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 1 Engine 20
Ret 1 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 0 Clutch 15
DNQ 31 Mexico Hector Rebaque Lotus-Ford
DNQ 24 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. Only the best 4 results from the first 7 races and the best 4 results from the last 8 races counted towards the Drivers' Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.


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