1977 Spanish Grand Prix
|Race 5 of 17 in the 1977 Formula One season|
|Date||8 May 1977|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||3.404 km (2.115 mi)|
|Distance||80 laps, 255.3 km (158.63 mi)|
|Time||1:20.81 on lap 5|
The 1977 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Circuito del Jarama on 8 May 1977. The 75-lap race was the fifth round of the 1977 Formula One season. It was won by Lotus-Ford driver Mario Andretti. Carlos Reutemann took his Ferrari home in second place, whilst Jody Scheckter completed the podium in third position for the Wolf-Ford team.
Mario Andretti continued his recent form with pole position and Jacques Laffite's Ligier springing a surprise, beating Niki Lauda to second, however Lauda was unable to take part in the race due to a broken rib. At the start, Andretti took the lead with Laffite following. Laffite gave chase to Andretti in the early stages but had to pit with a deflating tyre, leaving Andretti to romp to victory with Carlos Reutemann second. Hunt inherited third but retired with a misfire, giving it to John Watson until he lost places due to a spin, leaving Jody Scheckter to take the final spot on the podium.
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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1978 Spanish Grand Prix