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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


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 8 October 1978
Start time14:00
EventCanadian GP
CircuitMontréal
Event FormatRace of 70 laps
Race29 of 29
Championship race313
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
Championship Debutants
Montréal (Circuit),    Montréal (4500 m) (Circuit Layout)
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)
 Derek Daly - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
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 Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (386),
2. Most Retirements Lotus (349),
3. Most Podium Finishes Ferrari (256),
4. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (254),
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)

Championships
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 
down
9  Emerson Fittipaldi 17 
10  Gilles Villeneuve 17 
up
11  Riccardo Patrese 11 
12  Alan Jones 11 
down
13  James Hunt 8 
down
14  Patrick Tambay 8 
down
15  Didier Pironi 7 
16  Clay Regazzoni 4 
17  Jean-Pierre Jabouille 3 
18  Hans-Joachim Stuck 2 
19  Hector Rebaque 1 
  Vittorio Brambilla 1 
  Derek Daly 1 
up
1  Lotus / Ford 86 
2  Ferrari / Ferrari 58 
up
3  Brabham / Alfa Romeo 53 
down
4  Tyrrell / Ford 38 
5  Wolf / Ford 24 
up
6  Ligier / Matra 19 
down
7  Fittipaldi / Ford 17 
8  McLaren / Ford 15 
9  Arrows / Ford 11 
up
10  Williams / Ford 11 
down
11  Shadow / Ford 6 
12  Renault / Renault 3 
13  Ensign / Ford 1 
up
  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


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led