1978 Brazilian Grand Prix
|1978 Brazilian Grand Prix|
|Race 2 of 16 in the 1978 Formula One season|
|Date||January 29, 1978|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||5.031 km (3.126 mi)|
|Distance||63 laps, 316.953 km (196.945 mi)|
|Time||1:43.07 on lap 35|
The 1978 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 29 January 1978 at Jacarepagua. The race was won by Argentine driver Carlos Reutemann driving a Ferrari 312T2 in a flag-to-flag performance. The win also represented the first win for tyre manufacturer Michelin. Local driver Emerson Fittipaldi was second, scoring the first podium finish for the Fittipaldi team with Austrian Brabham driver Niki Lauda finishing third. French driver Didier Pironi took his first points in Formula One, finishing sixth.
- Lap leaders: Carlos Reutemann 63 laps (1–63).
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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1979 Brazilian Grand Prix