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1978 Season
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1978 United States GP
1977 Canadian GP

1978 Canadian GP

1979 Argentine GP
1979 Canadian GP
 XVII  Grand Prix du Canada

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

Details
DateSunday 8 October 1978
Start time14:00
Event Canadian GP
Circuit Montréal
Event FormatRace of 70 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#16 of 16 in 1978
#313 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps70
Circuit Perimeter4500 m
Race Distance4500 × 70 = 315.000 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherCold, Dry
Participants
Entries28
Qualifiers22
Finishers12
DebutantsMontréal (Circuit)
MilestonesCar 1 – 200th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 55 – 1st Pole Position (Car Number)
Ligier Gitanes – 50th Race Entry (Entrant)
Michelin – 50th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
 Carlos Reutemann – 100th Race Entry (Driver)
 Gilles Villeneuve – 1st Win (Driver)
 Ligier – 50th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 13th Place Qualifications in a Season Tyrrell (8),
2. Most 13th Place Qualifications in a Season Patrick Depailler (5)
Records Extended 1. Most Podium Finishes Ferrari (256),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (386),
3. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (254),
4. Most Retirements Lotus (349),
5. Most Race Wins Ferrari (74),
6. Most 3rd Place Finishes Ferrari (83),
7. Most 10th Place Finishes Lotus (28),
8. Most Races Led Ferrari (183),
9. Most Laps Led Ferrari (5084),
10. Most Race Entries Lotus (820),
11. Most Failures to Qualify Lotus (43),
12. Most Failures to Qualify Arturo Merzario (13),
13. Most 3rd Place Qualifications Ferrari (75),
14. Most 13th Place Qualifications Patrick Depailler (11),
15. Most Poles in a Season Lotus (12)

World Championship standings
1  Mario Andretti 64 
2  Ronnie Peterson 51 
3  Carlos Reutemann 48 
4  Niki Lauda 44 
5  Patrick Depailler 34 
6  John Watson 25 
7  Jody Scheckter 24 up
8  Jacques Laffite 19 up
9  Gilles Villeneuve 17 up
10  Emerson Fittipaldi 17 up
11  Alan Jones 11 up
12  Riccardo Patrese 11 up
13  James Hunt 8 up
14  Patrick Tambay 8 
15  Didier Pironi 7 
16  Clay Regazzoni 4 
17  Jean-Pierre Jabouille 3 
18  Hans-Joachim Stuck 2 
19  Derek Daly 1 
  Hector Rebaque 1 
  Vittorio Brambilla 1 
1  Lotus / Ford 86 
2  Ferrari / Ferrari 58 up
3  Brabham / Alfa Romeo 53 up
4  Tyrrell / Ford 38 
5  Wolf / Ford 24 up
6  Ligier / Matra 19 up
7  Fittipaldi / Ford 17 
8  McLaren / Ford 15 
9  Williams / Ford 11 
10  Arrows / Ford 11 
11  Shadow / Ford 6 
12  Renault / Renault 3 
13  Ensign / Ford 1 
  Surtees / Ford 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 12Car 55Car 27
EntrantScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACJohn Player Team LotusWilliams Grand Prix Engineering
Driver Gilles Villeneuve Jean-Pierre Jarier Alan Jones
Car Ferrari 312T3 Lotus 79 Williams FW06
EngineFerrari 3.0 F12Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:57'49.1961'38.0151'38.072
Speed160.414 km/h165.281 km/h165.185 km/h