1979 German Grand Prix

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West Germany  1979 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 10 of 16 in the 1979 Formula One season
Circuit Hockenheimring-1970.svg
Date July 29, 1979
Location Hockenheimring
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 6.789 km (4.218 mi)
Distance 45 laps, 305.505 km (189.81 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Renault
Time 1:48.48
Fastest lap
Driver Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari
Time 1:51.89 on lap 40
Podium
First Williams-Ford
Second Williams-Ford
Third Ligier-Ford

The 1979 German Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 29 July 1979 at Hockenheimring.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford 45 1:24:48.83 2 9
2 28 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford 45 +2.91 secs 6 6
3 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 45 +18.39 secs 3 4
4 11 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ferrari 45 +31.20 secs 5 3
5 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 45 +1:37.80 12 2
6 30 West Germany Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 44 +1 Lap 18 1
7 4 United Kingdom Geoff Lees Tyrrell-Ford 44 +1 Lap 16
8 12 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 44 +1 Lap 9
9 3 France Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 44 +1 Lap 8
10 17 Netherlands Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford 44 +1 Lap 20
11 18 Italy Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford 43 +2 Laps 21
12 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo 42 Engine 4
Ret 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 34 Tyre 19
Ret 8 France Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 30 Suspension 15
Ret 20 Finland Keke Rosberg Wolf-Ford 29 Engine 17
Ret 5 Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 27 Engine 7
Ret 25 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ligier-Ford 24 Tyre 14
Ret 31 Mexico Hector Rebaque Lotus-Ford 22 Handling 24
Ret 1 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 16 Transmission 11
Ret 16 France René Arnoux Renault 9 Tyre 10
Ret 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 7 Spun Off 1
Ret 14 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 4 Electrical 22
Ret 2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford 1 Accident 13
Ret 9 West Germany Hans Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford 0 Suspension 23
DNQ 22 France Patrick Gaillard Ensign-Ford
DNQ 24 Italy Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford

Notes[edit]

Standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 4 results from the first 7 races and the best 4 results from the last 8 races counted towards the Drivers' Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.


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