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1978 Radio 210 European Trophy
1978 Belgian GP
1977 Spanish GP

1978 Spanish GP

1978 Swedish GP
1979 Spanish GP
 XXIV  Gran Premio de Espaņa


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

Details
DateSunday 4 June 1978
Start time14:00
EventSpanish GP
CircuitJarama
Event FormatRace of 75 laps
Race15 of 29
Championship race304
Circuit
Laps75
Circuit Perimeter3404 m
Race Distance3404 × 75 = 255.300 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries29
Qualifiers24
Finishers15
Championship Debutants
Wolf WR5 (Car Model),    Centro Asegurador F1 (Entrant)
MilestonesArrows Racing Team - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Equipe Renault Elf - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Renault - 10th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Shadow Racing Team - 75th Race Entry (Entrant)
 Gilles Villeneuve - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
 Renault - 10th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
 Arrows - 10th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
 Jody Scheckter - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
 Mario Andretti - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most Failures to Qualify Arturo Merzario (9)
Records Extended 1. Most Retirements Lotus (338),
2. Most Race Entries Lotus (793),
3. Most 3rd Place Qualifications Ferrari (74),
4. Most 5th Place Qualifications Ferrari (73)

Championships
1  Mario Andretti 36 
2  Ronnie Peterson 26 
up
3  Patrick Depailler 23 
down
4  Carlos Reutemann 22 
down
5  Niki Lauda 16 
6  Jacques Laffite 10 
up
7  John Watson 9 
down
8  Jody Scheckter 7 
up
9  Emerson Fittipaldi 6 
down
10  Didier Pironi 5 
down
11  James Hunt 4 
12  Alan Jones 3 
down
  Gilles Villeneuve 3 
down
14  Clay Regazzoni 2 
15  Riccardo Patrese 2 
16  Patrick Tambay 1 
1  Lotus / Ford 45 
2  Tyrrell / Ford 25 
3  Ferrari / Ferrari 22 
4  Brabham / Alfa Romeo 22 
5  Ligier / Matra 10 
up
6  Wolf / Ford 7 
up
7  Fittipaldi / Ford 6 
down
8  McLaren / Ford 4 
9  Williams / Ford 3 
down
10  Shadow / Ford 2 
11  Arrows / Ford 2 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 5Car 5Car 5
EntrantJohn Player Team LotusJohn Player Team LotusJohn Player Team Lotus
Driver Mario Andretti Mario Andretti Mario Andretti
Car Lotus 79 Lotus 79 Lotus 79
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:41'47.061'16.391'20.06
Speed150.495 km/h160.419 km/h153.065 km/h


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