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1978 Evening News Trophy
1978 South African GP
1977 US West GP

1978 US West GP

1978 Anglia TV Trophy
1978 Monaco GP
1979 US West GP
 IV  Grand Prix of Long Beach


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

Details
DateSunday 2 April 1978
Start time14:00
EventUS West GP
CircuitLong Beach
Event FormatRace of 80 laps
Race7 of 29
Championship race301
Circuit
Laps80
Circuit Perimeter3251 m
Race Distance3251 × 80 + 1625 = 261.705 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries30
Qualifiers24
Finishers12
Championship Debutants
Derek Daly (Driver),    Shadow DN9 (Car Model)
MilestonesFord - 100th Fastest Lap (Engine Manufacturer)
Marlboro Team McLaren - 75th Race Entry (Entrant)
Michelin - 1st Pole Position (Tyre Manufacturer)
Theodore Racing Hong Kong - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Williams Grand Prix Engineering - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
 Alan Jones - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
 Jean-Pierre Jabouille - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
 Ensign - 75th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
 Williams - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Manufacturer)
 Hector Rebaque - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify Lotus (3)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (245),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (377),
3. Most Podium Finishes Ferrari (249),
4. Most Race Wins Ferrari (71),
5. Most Races Led Ferrari (177),
6. Most Laps Led Ferrari (4945),
7. Most Race Entries Lotus (784),
8. Most Poles Ferrari (86),
9. Most 2nd Place Qualifications Ferrari (82)

Championships
1  Carlos Reutemann 18 
up
2  Mario Andretti 18 
down
3  Ronnie Peterson 14 
down
4  Patrick Depailler 14 
down
5  Niki Lauda 10 
down
6  Emerson Fittipaldi 6 
7  John Watson 4 
8  Jacques Laffite 4 
up
9  James Hunt 3 
down
  Alan Jones 3 
down
11  Clay Regazzoni 2 
down
12  Didier Pironi 2 
13  Patrick Tambay 1 
  Riccardo Patrese 1 
up
1  Lotus / Ford 27 
2  Ferrari / Ferrari 18 
up
3  Tyrrell / Ford 15 
4  Brabham / Alfa Romeo 14 
down
5  Fittipaldi / Ford 6 
6  Ligier / Matra 4 
up
7  McLaren / Ford 3 
down
  Williams / Ford 3 
down
9  Shadow / Ford 2 
down
10  Arrows / Ford 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 11Car 11Car 27
EntrantScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACWilliams Grand Prix Engineering
Driver Carlos Reutemann Carlos Reutemann Alan Jones
Car Ferrari 312T3 Ferrari 312T3 Williams FW06
EngineFerrari 3.0 F12Ferrari 3.0 F12Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:52'01.3011'20.6361'22.215
Speed140.172 km/h145.141 km/h142.354 km/h


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