1979 Monaco Grand Prix

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1979 Monaco Grand Prix
Race 7 of 15 in the 1979 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 27 May 1979
Location Circuit de Monaco
Course Street circuit
Course length 3.312 km (2.057 mi)
Distance 76 laps, 251.712 km (156.406 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:26.45
Fastest lap
Driver France Patrick Depailler Ligier-Ford
Time 1:28.82 on lap 69
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Williams-Ford
Third Lotus-Ford

The 1979 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 27 May 1979 at Monaco. It was the 37th Monaco Grand Prix and the seventh round of the 1979 Formula One season.

The 76-lap race was won from pole position by Jody Scheckter, driving a Ferrari. Clay Regazzoni finished second in a Williams-Ford, with Carlos Reutemann third in a Lotus-Ford.[1] Patrick Depailler set the fastest lap of the race in a Ligier-Ford.

In a race of attrition, John Watson was fourth in his McLaren-Ford, Depailler fifth despite an engine failure on the last lap, and Jochen Mass sixth in his Arrows A1. Mass had run as high as third in the race and seemed to be closing in on the leaders before brake issues dropped him down the field.

This was the last Formula One race for 1976 World Champion James Hunt.[2] Hunt qualified tenth in his Wolf-Ford before retiring after four laps with a transmission problem.

René Arnoux's Renault RS10 parked in the pits.
The Wolf Racing pit crew.

Classification[edit]

Carlos Reutemann finished third in a Lotus 79.
Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ferrari 76 1:55:22.48 1 9
2 28 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford 76 + 0.44 16 6
3 2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford 76 + 8.57 11 4
4 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 76 + 41.31 14 3
5 25 France Patrick Depailler Ligier-Ford 75 Engine 3 2
6 30 West Germany Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 69 + 7 Laps 8 1
Ret 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo 68 Transmission 18
NC 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 68 + 8 Laps 20
Ret 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 55 Gearbox 5
Ret 12 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 54 Transmission 2
Ret 27 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford 43 Steering 9
Ret 4 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford 34 Suspension 6
Ret 9 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford 30 Wheel 12
Ret 5 Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 21 Accident 4
Ret 3 France Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 21 Accident 7
Ret 1 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 21 Suspension 13
Ret 14 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 17 Engine 17
Ret 16 France René Arnoux Renault 8 Accident 19
Ret 20 United Kingdom James Hunt Wolf-Ford 4 Transmission 10
Ret 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 4 Suspension 15
DNQ 18 Italy Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford
DNQ 8 France Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford
DNQ 17 Netherlands Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford
DNQ 22 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Ensign-Ford
DNPQ 24 Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli Merzario-Ford
Source:[3]

Lap leaders[edit]

Jody Scheckter 76 laps (1–76).

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. ^ "1979 Monaco Grand Prix". ESPN. Archived from the original on 17 July 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  2. ^ "James Hunt - Obituary". Motor Sport. July 1993. p. 8.
  3. ^ "1979 Monaco Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.

External links[edit]


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