1979 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  1979 Monaco Grand Prix
Race details
Race 7 of 15 in the 1979 Formula One season
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Date May 27, 1979
Location Circuit de Monaco
Course Street circuit
3.34 km (2.08 mi)
Distance 76 laps, 253.84 km (158.08 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver South Africa Jody Scheckter Ferrari
Time 1:26.45
Fastest lap
Driver France Patrick Depailler Ligier-Ford
Time 1:28.82 on lap 69
Podium
First South Africa Jody Scheckter Ferrari
Second Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford
Third Argentina Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford

The 1979 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 27 May 1979 at Monaco. It was the 37th Monaco Grand Prix and the seventh round of the 1979 Formula One season.

The race was won by polesitter Jody Scheckter in a Ferrari 312T4 ahead of Clay Regazzoni (Williams FW07) and Carlos Reutemann (Lotus 79). Patrick Depailler set the fastest lap of the race in a Ligier JS11.

It was the last race of 1976 World Champion James Hunt's Formula One career.

A Renault RS10 parked in the pits
The Wolf Racing pit crew


Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ferrari 76 1:55:22.48 1 9
2 28 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford 76 + 0.44 16 6
3 2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford 76 + 8.57 11 4
4 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 76 + 41.31 14 3
5 25 France Patrick Depailler Ligier-Ford 75 Engine 3 2
6 30 Germany Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 69 + 7 Laps 8 1
Ret 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo 68 Transmission 18
NC 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 68 + 8 Laps 20
Ret 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 55 Gearbox 5
Ret 12 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 54 Transmission 2
Ret 27 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford 43 Steering 9
Ret 4 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford 34 Suspension 6
Ret 9 Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford 30 Wheel 12
Ret 5 Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 21 Accident 4
Ret 3 France Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 21 Accident 7
Ret 1 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 21 Suspension 13
Ret 14 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 17 Engine 17
Ret 16 France René Arnoux Renault 8 Accident 19
Ret 20 United Kingdom James Hunt Wolf-Ford 4 Transmission 10
Ret 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 4 Suspension 15
DNQ 18 Italy Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford
DNQ 8 France Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford
DNQ 17 Netherlands Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford
DNQ 22 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Ensign-Ford
DNPQ 24 Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli 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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