1977 German Grand Prix
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|1977 German Grand Prix|
|Race 11 of 17 in the 1977 Formula One season|
|Date||31 July 1977|
|Official name||XXXIX Großer Preis von Deutschland|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||6.789 km (4.218 mi)|
|Distance||47 laps, 319.083 km (198.246 mi)|
|Time||1:55.99 on lap 28|
The 1977 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Hockenheimring on 31 July 1977. It was the eleventh race of the 1977 World Championship of F1 Drivers and the 1977 International Cup for F1 Constructors.
The German Grand Prix was moved to Hockenheim following Niki Lauda's near-fatal accident at the dangerous Nürburgring in 1976. This was the second time the race was held at Hockenheim, the first being in 1970.
In qualifying, Jody Scheckter took his first pole of the season, ahead of John Watson and then Niki Lauda who headed the second row. Scheckter kept the lead at the first corner with both Watson and Lauda keeping their positions. Watson put pressure on Scheckter until his engine failed on the eighth lap, giving second to Lauda who passed Scheckter soon after and began to pull away. Scheckter battled for second with James Hunt until the defending champion retired with an engine failure, giving third to Watson's teammate and home driver Hans-Joachim Stuck. That was how it stayed to the end; Lauda winning from Scheckter and Stuck.
- German Hans Heyer did not qualify, but started anyway from the pit lane, only to retire with a mechanical failure. He was later disqualified.
- This was the 100th World Championship race victory for tyre manufacturer Goodyear.
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 8 results from the first 9 races and the best 7 results from the remaining 8 races were retained. Numbers without parentheses are retained points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
- "1977 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
- "Strange but true: F1's weirdest and most amazing records". formula1.com. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
- "1977: Consistency secures Niki Lauda a second title". ESPN. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
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1978 German Grand Prix