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 motor race held on 29 July 1979 at Hockenheimring. Alan Jones and Clay Regazzoni secured a double-win for Williams, after pole starter Jean-Pierre Jabouille spun off on the seventh lap in an ill-advised attempt at passing Jones on the outside.[1] Jones had a leaky rear tire for the last twenty laps of the race, but Regazzoni received orders to stay behind. Many championship contenders did not finish, and Williams moved into third place in the constructors' championship.[1]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Car Lap Gap
1 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault Renault RS10 1:48.48
2 27 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford Williams FW07 1:48.75 +0.27
3 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford Ligier JS11 1:49.43 +0.68
4 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo Brabham BT48 1:49.50 +0.07
5 11 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ferrari Ferrari 312 T4 1:50.00 +0.10
6 28 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford Williams FW07 1:50.12 +0.12
7 5 Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo Brabham BT48 1:50.37 +0.25
8 3 France Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford Tyrrell 009 1:50.40 +0.28
9 12 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Ferrari 312 T4 1:50.41 +0.01
10 16 France René Arnoux Renault Renault RS10 1:50.48 +0.07
11 1 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford Lotus 79 1:50.68 +0.20
12 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford McLaren M29 1:50.86 +0.18
13 2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford Lotus 79 1:50.94 +0.08
14 25 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ligier-Ford Ligier JS11 1:51.07 +0.13
15 8 France Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford McLaren M29 1:51.47 +0.40
16 4 United Kingdom Geoff Lees Tyrrell-Ford Tyrrell 009 1:51.50 +0.03
17 20 Finland Keke Rosberg Wolf-Ford Wolf WR7 1:52.01 +0.11
18 30 West Germany Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford Arrows A2 1:52.74 +0.73
19 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford Arrows A2-1 1:52.93 +0.19
20 17 Netherlands Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford Shadow DN9B 1:53.59 +0.66
21 18 Italy Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford Shadow DN9B 1:53.73 +0.14
22 14 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford Fittipaldi F6A 1:54.01 +0.28
23 9 West Germany Hans Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford ATS D2 1:54.47 +0.46
24 31 Mexico Héctor Rebaque Lotus-Ford Lotus 79 1:55.86 +1.39
DNQ 22 France Patrick Gaillard Ensign-Ford Ensign N179 1:55.95 +0.09
DNQ 24 Italy Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford Merzario A2 2:01.84 +5.89
Source:[1]

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 Héctor 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
Source:[2]

Notes[edit]

Championship 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Johansson, George, ed. (1979-08-17). "Rally & Racing: Depåsnack" [Pit talk]. Teknikens Värld (in Swedish). Stockholm, Sweden: Specialtidningsförlaget AB. 31 (17): 4–6. 
  2. ^ "1979 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 19 September 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 


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