1979 Monaco Grand Prix
|1979 Monaco Grand Prix|
|Race 7 of 15 in the 1979 Formula One season|
|Date||27 May 1979|
|Location||Circuit de Monaco|
|Course length||3.312 km (2.057 mi)|
|Distance||76 laps, 251.712 km (156.406 mi)|
|Time||1:28.82 on lap 69|
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. 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.
Jody Scheckter 76 laps (1–76).
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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