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1978 Season
o  Season Overview
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o  Drivers' Championship
o  Constructors' Championship
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1978 Budweiser Trophy
1978 Italian GP
1977 United States GP

1978 United States GP

1978 Canadian GP
1979 United States GP
 XXI  Toyota United States Grand Prix

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

Details
DateSunday 1 October 1978
Start time14:00
Event United States GP
Circuit Watkins Glen
Event FormatRace of 59 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#15 of 16 in 1978
#312 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps59
Circuit Perimeter5435 m
Race Distance5435 × 59 = 320.665 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Dry
Participants
Entries27
Qualifiers26
Finishers16
Debutants
Beppe Gabbiani (Driver),
Bobby Rahal (Driver),
   ATS D1 (Car Model)
MilestonesCar 55 – 1st Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Records Broken 1. Highest 3rd Place Finish Ratio Wolf (16.22%),
2. Most Poles in a Season Lotus (11),
3. Most 24th Place Qualifications in a Season Brett Lunger (5)
Records Extended 1. Most Retirements Lotus (348),
2. Most Podium Finishes Ferrari (254),
3. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (252),
4. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (384),
5. Most Race Wins Ferrari (73),
6. Most Races Led Ferrari (182),
7. Most Laps Led Ferrari (5063),
8. Most Race Entries Lotus (817),
9. Most 2nd Place Qualifications Ferrari (85),
10. Most 4th Place Qualifications Ferrari (78),
11. Most 24th Place Qualifications Brett Lunger (9),
12. Most 12th Place Qualifications in a Season Patrick Depailler (6)

World Championship standings
1  Mario Andretti 64 
2  Ronnie Peterson 51 
3  Carlos Reutemann 44 up
4  Niki Lauda 44 up
5  Patrick Depailler 32 
6  John Watson 25 
7  Jacques Laffite 19 
8  Jody Scheckter 18 up
9  Emerson Fittipaldi 17 up
10  Alan Jones 11 up
11  Riccardo Patrese 8 up
12  Gilles Villeneuve 8 up
  James Hunt 8 up
14  Patrick Tambay 8 up
15  Didier Pironi 7 up
16  Clay Regazzoni 4 
17  Jean-Pierre Jabouille 3 
18  Hans-Joachim Stuck 2 up
19  Hector Rebaque 1 up
  Vittorio Brambilla 1 up
1  Lotus / Ford 86 
2  Brabham / Alfa Romeo 53 
3  Ferrari / Ferrari 49 
4  Tyrrell / Ford 36 
5  Ligier / Matra 19 
6  Wolf / Ford 18 up
7  Fittipaldi / Ford 17 up
8  McLaren / Ford 15 
9  Williams / Ford 11 up
10  Arrows / Ford 8 up
11  Shadow / Ford 6 up
12  Renault / Renault 3 
13  Surtees / Ford 1 up

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 11Car 5Car 55
EntrantScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACJohn Player Team LotusJohn Player Team Lotus
Driver Carlos Reutemann Mario Andretti Jean-Pierre Jarier
Car Ferrari 312T3 Lotus 79 Lotus 79
EngineFerrari 3.0 F12Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:40'48.8001'38.1141'39.557
Speed190.847 km/h199.421 km/h196.531 km/h