1979 German Grand Prix
|Race 10 of 15 in the 1979 Formula One season|
|Date||29 July 1979|
|Official name||XLI Großer Preis von Deutschland|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||6.789 km (4.218 mi)|
|Distance||45 laps, 305.505 km (189.81 mi)|
|Time||1:51.89 on lap 40|
The 1979 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 29 July 1979 at Hockenheimring. The race, contested over 45 laps, was the tenth race of the 1979 Formula One season and was won by Alan Jones, driving a Williams-Ford, with team-mate Clay Regazzoni second and Jacques Laffite third in a Ligier-Ford. This was the second consecutive win for the Williams team, following Regazzoni's triumph at Silverstone two weeks previously.
Jean-Pierre Jabouille had taken pole position in his Renault, but spun off on the seventh lap in an ill-advised attempt at passing Jones on the outside. Jones had a leaky rear tire for the last twenty laps of the race, but Regazzoni received orders to stay behind. The one-two finish moved Williams into third place in the Constructors' Championship.
- Lap Leaders: Alan Jones 45 laps (1-45).
Championship standings after the race
- 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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