1977 Race of Champions

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1977 Race of Champions
Non-championship race in the 1977 Formula One season
Brands Hatch 1976-1987.svg
Race details
Date 20 March 1977 (1977-03-20)
Official name XII Race of Champions
Location Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit, Fawkham, Kent, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.206 km (2.6136 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 168.24 km (104.544 mi)
Pole position
Driver Brabham-Alfa Romeo
Time 1:19.05
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Cosworth
Time 1:19.48
Podium
First McLaren-Cosworth
Second Wolf-Cosworth
Third Brabham-Alfa Romeo

The XII Race of Champions was a non-championship Formula One race held at Brands Hatch on 20 March 1977. John Watson qualified on pole, while James Hunt set fastest lap and won.

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Car Time Gap
1 7 United Kingdom John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo Brabham BT45 1:19.05
2 5 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Cosworth Lotus 78 1:19.39 +0.34
3 1 United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Cosworth McLaren M23 1:19.60 +0.55
4 20 South Africa Jody Scheckter Wolf-Cosworth Wolf WR3 1:20.18 +1.13
5 3 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell-Cosworth Tyrrell P34 1:20.33 +1.28
6 22 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ensign-Cosworth Ensign N177 1:21.82 +2.77
7 16 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Shadow-Cosworth Shadow DN38 1:21.88 +2.83
8 36 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Surtees-Cosworth Surtees TS19 1:22.51 +3.46
9 24 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan Hesketh-Cosworth Hesketh 308E 1:22.58 +3.53
10 38 United Kingdom Brian Henton March-Cosworth March 761 1:22.90 +3.85
11 37 United Kingdom Bob Evans Penske-Cosworth Penske PC3 1:23.17 +4.12
12 33 Netherlands Boy Hayje March-Cosworth March 761 1:23.71 +4.66
13 31 United Kingdom David Purley LEC-Cosworth LEC CRP/1 1:24.64 +5.59
14 14 Australia Larry Perkins BRM BRM P207 1:25.14 +6.09
15 13 United Kingdom Divina Galica Surtees-Cosworth Surtees TS19 1:26.09 +7.04
16 9 Brazil Alex Ribeiro March-Cosworth March 761B 1:27.47 +8.42
17 18 Italy Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Cosworth Surtees TS19 1:29.15 +10.10

Classification[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Laps Notes
1 1 United Kingdom James Hunt Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren-Cosworth 53:54.35
2 20 South Africa Jody Scheckter Walter Wolf Racing Wolf-Cosworth +23.5
3 7 United Kingdom John Watson Martini Racing Brabham-Alfa Romeo +1:18.60
4 38 United Kingdom Brian Henton British Formula One Racing Team March-Cosworth 39 laps
5 16 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Shadow Racing Team Shadow-Cosworth 39 laps
6 31 United Kingdom David Purley LEC Refrigeration Racing LEC-Cosworth 39 laps
7 33 Netherlands Boy Hayje F&S Properties/RAM Racing March-Cosworth 39 laps
8 24 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan Penthouse Rizla Racing Hesketh-Cosworth 39 laps
9 36 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Melchester Racing Surtees-Cosworth 38 laps
10 3 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell-Cosworth 37 laps Not running - Engine
11 37 United Kingdom Bob Evans Hexagon Racing Penske-Cosworth 37 laps
12 13 United Kingdom Divina Galica Shell Sport Surtees-Cosworth 37 laps
13 22 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Team Tissot Ensign with Castrol Ensign-Cosworth 36 laps
Ret 5 United States Mario Andretti John Player Team Lotus Lotus-Cosworth 34 laps Electrical
Ret 9 Brazil Alex Ribeiro Hollywood March Racing March-Cosworth 18 laps Ignition
Ret 18 Italy Vittorio Brambilla Durex Team Surtees Surtees-Cosworth 12 laps Electrical
DNS 14 Australia Larry Perkins Rotary Watches/Stanley BRM BRM - Concerns over car's safety

References[edit]


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