1979 German Grand Prix

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West Germany  1979 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 10 of 16 in the 1979 Formula One season
Circuit Hockenheimring-1970.svg
Date July 29, 1979
Location Hockenheimring
Course Permanent racing facility
6.789 km (4.218 mi)
Distance 45 laps, 305.505 km (189.81 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault
Time 1:48.48
Fastest lap
Driver Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari
Time 1:51.89 on lap 40
Podium
First Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford
Second Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford
Third France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford

The 1979 German Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 29 July 1979 at Hockenheimring.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford 45 1:24:48.83 2 9
2 28 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford 45 +2.91 secs 6 6
3 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 45 +18.39 secs 3 4
4 11 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ferrari 45 +31.20 secs 5 3
5 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 45 +1:37.80 12 2
6 30 West Germany Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 44 +1 Lap 18 1
7 4 United Kingdom Geoff Lees Tyrrell-Ford 44 +1 Lap 16
8 12 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 44 +1 Lap 9
9 3 France Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 44 +1 Lap 8
10 17 Netherlands Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford 44 +1 Lap 20
11 18 Italy Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford 43 +2 Laps 21
12 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo 42 Engine 4
Ret 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 34 Tyre 19
Ret 8 France Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 30 Suspension 15
Ret 20 Finland Keke Rosberg Wolf-Ford 29 Engine 17
Ret 5 Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 27 Engine 7
Ret 25 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ligier-Ford 24 Tyre 14
Ret 31 Mexico Hector Rebaque Lotus-Ford 22 Handling 24
Ret 1 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 16 Transmission 11
Ret 16 France René Arnoux Renault 9 Tyre 10
Ret 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 7 Spun Off 1
Ret 14 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 4 Electrical 22
Ret 2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford 1 Accident 13
Ret 9 West Germany Hans Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford 0 Suspension 23
DNQ 22 France Patrick Gaillard Ensign-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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