1979 British Formula One season

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1979 British Formula One season
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The 1979 British Formula One season was the 2nd British Formula One Series season. It commenced on April 1, 1979 and ended on October 7 after fifteen races.

Results and standings[edit]

Races[edit]

Round Name Circuit Date Winning driver Winning car
1 Belgium Belgian Cup Zolder April 1 Republic of Ireland Dave Kennedy Wolf WR4
2 United Kingdom International Gold Cup Oulton Park April 13 Republic of Ireland Dave Kennedy Wolf WR4
3 United Kingdom Race of Champions Brands Hatch April 15 United Kingdom Guy Edwards Fittipaldi F5A
4 United Kingdom Sun Trophy Mallory Park May 7 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan Arrows A1
5 United Kingdom Anglia TV Trophy Snetterton May 20 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan Arrows A1
6 United Kingdom Rivet Supply Trophy Thruxton May 28 Spain Emilio de Villota Lotus 78
7 Netherlands International Whitsuntide Race Zandvoort June 4 Spain Emilio de Villota Lotus 78
8 United Kingdom Donington Formula 1 Trophy Donington Park June 24 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan Arrows A1
9 United Kingdom Daily Express Formula 1 Trophy Oulton Park June 30 Spain Emilio de Villota Lotus 78
10 France Nogaro Grand Prix Nogaro July 8 Spain Emilio de Villota Lotus 78
11 United Kingdom ATV Trophy Mallory Park July 29 Republic of Ireland Dave Kennedy Wolf WR6
12 United Kingdom Fuji Tapes Trophy Brands Hatch August 27 Argentina Ricardo Zunino Arrows A1
13 United Kingdom Radio Victory Trophy Thruxton September 9 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan Arrows A1
14 United Kingdom Budweiser Trophy Snetterton September 23 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan Arrows A1
15 United Kingdom Bradford & Bingley Trophy Silverstone October 7 United States Gordon Smiley Surtees TS20

Drivers[edit]

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pole Position Fastest Lap
Points 9 6 4 3 2 1 2 1
Pos Driver ZOL Belgium OUL United Kingdom BRA United Kingdom MAL United Kingdom SNE United Kingdom THR United Kingdom ZAN Netherlands DON United Kingdom OUL United Kingdom NOG France MAL United Kingdom BRA United Kingdom THR United Kingdom SNE United Kingdom SIL United Kingdom Pts
1 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan 11 Ret 1 1 Ret NC 1 Ret Ret DNS 1 1 2 65
2 Republic of Ireland Dave Kennedy 1 1 DNS 3 NC 2 2 10 Ret 3 1 3 3 3 Ret 63
3 Spain Emilio de Villota Ret 7 Ret 4 3 1 1 2 1 1 6 Ret Ret 8 Ret 55
4 Belgium Bernard de Dryver 5 Ret 2 Ret 4 DNS 6 3 2 2 Ret 4 4 5 4 41
5 United Kingdom Guy Edwards DSQ 2 1 5 Ret Ret 7 6 Ret Ret 3 2 Ret Ret 8 40
6 Argentina Ricardo Zunino 5 Ret 4 Ret 7 2 1 2 2 39
7 South Africa Desiré Wilson 3 3 3 11 Ret 3 4 Ret 5 4 Ret 7 7 6 5 28
8 Italy Giacomo Agostini 9 6 5 Ret 2 6 3 9 3 Ret Ret Ret 6 7 7 19
9 United States Gordon Smiley DNS 9 4 Ret 7 4 5 10 DNS 6 Ret Ret 1 18
10 United Kingdom Tiff Needell 2 10 Ret 7 8 Ret Ret 6 7
11 United Kingdom Norman Dickson 6 4 6 6 10 7 Ret NC Ret 14 10 6
= United Kingdom Derek Warwick 2 13 Ret 6
13 United Kingdom Philip Bullman 4 5 Ret 5
14 United Kingdom Kim Mather 7 8 10 8 NC 8 6 4 DNS Ret Ret 4
= United Kingdom Neil Bettridge Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret 5 5 Ret 12 4
= United Kingdom Geoff Lees 3 4
17 United Kingdom David Leslie 14 4 DNS Ret 3
= United Kingdom David Purley Ret 10 4 9 3
19 United Kingdom John Cooper DNS Ret 10 5 7 9 DSQ 11 2
= United Kingdom Divina Galica Ret 5 2
= Italy Carlo Franchi Ret 9 Ret 5 2
= Italy Giorgio Pianta 5 2
23 United Kingdom Tony Dean 12 NC 9 11 Ret 6 1
= United Kingdom Val Musetti Ret Ret 6 NC Ret 13 DNS NC 1
Germany Klaus Walz 8 NC 0
Austria Gerd Biechteler 10 DNS DNQ 0
United Kingdom Robin Smith 11 7 DNS 11 8 8 Ret 0
United Kingdom Brian Robinson 13 12 12 9 13 Ret 7 NC 9 9 11 0
Belgium Pascal Witmeur Ret 0
Belgium Claude Bourgoignie Ret 0
Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Warren Booth 13 13 10 15 9 0
Belgium Germaine Garon Ret 14 8 0
United Kingdom Richard Jones Ret Ret 7 13 0
United Kingdom Kenneth Brill DNQ DNQ NC Ret DNS 0
United Kingdom Iain McLaren DNS DNQ DNS 0
Belgium Hervé Regout 8 DNS Ret 12 Ret 11 NC Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Italy Lella Lombardi 14 0
United Kingdom Adrian Russell DNQ 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Belgium Patrick Nève Ret NC 0
United Kingdom Ray Mallock Ret 0
France Alain Couderc Ret 0
France Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Ret 0
Italy Marco Micangeli Ret Ret 0
Italy Guido Pardini 8 0
United Kingdom Dennis Leech 9 0
United Kingdom Mike Wilds 12 0
Pos Driver ZOL Belgium OUL United Kingdom BRA United Kingdom MAL United Kingdom SNE United Kingdom THR United Kingdom ZAN Netherlands DON United Kingdom OUL United Kingdom NOG France MAL United Kingdom BRA United Kingdom THR United Kingdom SNE United Kingdom SIL United Kingdom Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

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