1979 Brazilian Grand Prix
|Race 2 of 15 in the 1979 Formula One season|
|Date||February 4, 1979|
|Location||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Course||Permanent race track|
|Course length||7.873 km (4.73 mi)|
|Distance||40 laps, 314.92 km (189.2 mi)|
|Time||2:28.76 on lap 23|
The Ligier team dominated the race weekend with their superior ground-effect JS11. Frenchman Jacques Laffite dominated the race weekend and made the most of his superbly set-up Ligier by taking pole position, smashing Jean-Pierre Jarier's 1975 pole time by 7 seconds, setting fastest lap and leading every lap of the race up to the finish. Laffite's teammate Patrick Depailler started and finished 2nd. Laffite and the Ligier team completed their domination of the South American fortnight, Laffite also dominantly won in Argentina.
- Lap Leaders: Jacques Laffite 40 laps (1-40).
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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