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1977 Japanese GP
1977 Argentine GP

1978 Argentine GP

1978 Brazilian GP
1979 Argentine GP
 XIV  Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina

Event Overview • Entry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateSunday 15 January 1978
Start time14:00
Event Argentine GP
Circuit Buenos Aires
Event FormatRace of 52 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#1 of 16 in 1978
#298 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps52
Circuit Perimeter5968 m
Race Distance5968 × 52 = 310.336 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Hot, Dry
Participants
Entries27
Qualifiers24
Finishers18
Debutants
Didier Pironi (Driver),
ATS (Car Manufacturer),
Merzario (Car Manufacturer),
Theodore (Car Manufacturer),
Havoline (Lubricant Manufacturer),
ATS HS1 (Car Model),
Brabham BT45C (Car Model),
Fittipaldi F5A (Car Model),
Merzario A1 (Car Model),
   Theodore TR1 (Car Model),
Tyrrell 008 (Car Model),
Williams FW06 (Car Model),
Fittipaldi Automotive (Entrant),
Liggett Group/BS Fabrications (Entrant),
Olympus Cameras/Hesketh Racing (Entrant),
Parmalat Racing Team (Entrant),
Team Rebaque (Entrant),
Team Tissot Ensign (Entrant)
MilestonesMichelin – 1st Fastest Lap (Tyre Manufacturer)
 Gilles Villeneuve – 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most 18th Place Qualifications Hans-Joachim Stuck (7)
Records Extended 1. Most Fastest Laps Ferrari (83),
2. Most Race Entries Lotus (775),
3. Most 2nd Place Qualifications Ferrari (81),
4. Most 7th Place Qualifications Ferrari (47)

World Championship standings
1  Mario Andretti 9 
2  Niki Lauda 6 
3  Patrick Depailler 4 
4  James Hunt 3 
5  Ronnie Peterson 2 
6  Patrick Tambay 1 
1  Lotus / Ford 9 
2  Brabham / Alfa Romeo 6 
3  Tyrrell / Ford 4 
4  McLaren / Ford 3 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 5Car 5Car 12
EntrantJohn Player Team LotusJohn Player Team LotusScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
Driver Mario Andretti Mario Andretti Gilles Villeneuve
Car Lotus 78 Lotus 78 Ferrari 312T2
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ferrari 3.0 F12
Time1:37'04.471'47.751'49.76
Speed191.813 km/h199.395 km/h195.743 km/h