1976 Canadian Grand Prix

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1976 Canadian Grand Prix
Race 14 of 16 in the 1976 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 3 October 1976 (1976-10-03)
Location Mosport International Raceway, Ontario, Canada
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.957 km (2.458 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 316.56 km (196.64 mi)
Weather Mild with temperatures approaching 22 °C (72 °F); wind speeds up to 8.9 kilometres per hour (5.5 mph)[1]
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Ford
Time 1:12.389
Fastest lap
Driver France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford
Time 1:13.817 on lap 60
Podium
First McLaren-Ford
Second Tyrrell-Ford
Third Lotus-Ford

The 1976 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Mosport Park on 3 October 1976.

At this weekend, British championship contender James Hunt found out that he lost 9 points from his victory at the British Grand Prix that year, and Austrian championship leader Niki Lauda gained another 3 points (he finished 2nd at that race). Hunt won the Mosport event, but it made no difference to his championship points standings before the race.

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No. Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 11 United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford 1:12.389
2 10 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 1:12.783 + 0.394
3 9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford 1:12.799 + 0.410
4 4 France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 1:12.837 + 0.448
5 5 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 1.13.028 + 0.639
6 1 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari 1:13.060 + 0.671
7 3 South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 1:13.191 + 0.802
8 34 Germany Hans Joachim Stuck March-Ford 1:13.322 + 0.933
9 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 1:13.425 + 1.036
10 8 Brazil Carlos Pace Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:13.438 + 1.049
11 12 West Germany Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 1:13.439 + 1.050
12 2 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 1:13.500 + 1.111
13 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford 1:13.665 + 1.276
14 28 United Kingdom John Watson Penske-Ford 1:13.973 + 1.584
15 6 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford 1:14.397 + 2.008
16 22 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ensign-Ford 1:14.461 + 2.072
17 30 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 1:14.471 + 2.082
18 17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 1:15.113 + 2.724
19 7 Australia Larry Perkins Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:15.598 + 3.209
20 19 Australia Alan Jones Surtees-Ford 1:15.652 + 3.263
21 38 France Henri Pescarolo Surtees-Ford 1:15.846 + 3.457
22 18 United States Brett Lunger Surtees-Ford 1:16.201 + 3.812
23 24 Austria Harald Ertl Hesketh-Ford 1:16.534 + 4.145
24 25 United Kingdom Guy Edwards Hesketh-Ford 1:17.217 + 4.828
25 20 Italy Arturo Merzario Wolf-Williams-Ford 1:17.288 + 4.899
26 21 New Zealand Chris Amon Wolf-Williams-Ford 1:18.202 + 5.813
27 39 Austria Otto Stuppacher Tyrrell-Ford 1:25.024 + 12.695

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11 United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford 80 1:40:09.626 1 9
2 4 France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 80 + 6.331 4 6
3 5 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 80 + 10.366 5 4
4 3 South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 80 + 19.745 7 3
5 12 Germany Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 80 + 41.811 11 2
6 2 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 80 + 46.256 12 1
7 8 Brazil Carlos Pace Brabham-Alfa Romeo 80 + 46.472 10
8 1 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari 80 + 1:12.957 6
9 10 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 79 + 1 lap 2
10 28 United Kingdom John Watson Penske-Ford 79 + 1 lap 14
11 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford 79 + 1 lap 13
12 6 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford 79 + 1 lap 15
13 22 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ensign-Ford 79 + 1 lap 16
14 9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford 79 + 1 lap 3
15 18 United States Brett Lunger Surtees-Ford 78 + 2 laps 22
16 19 Australia Alan Jones Surtees-Ford 78 + 2 laps 20
17 7 Australia Larry Perkins Brabham-Alfa Romeo 78 + 2 laps 19
18 17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 77 + 3 laps 18
19 38 France Henri Pescarolo Surtees-Ford 77 + 3 laps 21
20 25 United Kingdom Guy Edwards Hesketh-Ford 75 + 5 laps 23
Ret 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 43 Oil pressure 9
Ret 30 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 41 Exhaust 17
Ret 34 Germany Hans Joachim Stuck March-Ford 36 Handling 8
Ret 20 Italy Arturo Merzario Wolf-Williams-Ford 11 Accident 24
DNS 24 Austria Harald Ertl Hesketh-Ford Practice accident
DNS 21 New Zealand Chris Amon Wolf-Williams-Ford Practice accident
DNQ 39 Austria Otto Stuppacher Tyrrell-Ford
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 7 results from the first 8 races and the best 7 results from the last 8 races counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weather information for the "1976 Canadian Grand Prix"". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2015-05-20.
  2. ^ "1976 Canadian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 10 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Canada 1976 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 March 2019.


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