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1979 Nogaro GP
1979 French GP
1978 British GP

1979 British GP

1979 German GP
1980 British GP
 XXXII  Marlboro British Grand Prix


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

Details
DateSaturday 14 July 1979
Start time14:00
EventBritish GP
CircuitSilverstone
Event FormatRace of 68 laps
Race20 of 32
Championship race322
Circuit
Laps68
Circuit Perimeter4719 m
Race Distance4719 × 68 = 320.892 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries26
Qualifiers24
Finishers14
Championship Debutants
McLaren M29 (Car Model),    Merzario A4 (Car Model)
MilestonesCar 27 - 1st Pole Position (Car Number)
Car 28 - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Albilad-Saudia Racing Team - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Albilad-Saudia Racing Team - 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
Albilad-Saudia Racing Team - 1st Win (Entrant)
Castrol - 75th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Fittipaldi Automotive - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
Mobil - 1st Fastest Lap (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Mobil - 1st Pole Position (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Mobil - 1st Win (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Parmalat Racing Team - 50th Race Entry (Entrant)
 Alan Jones - 1st Pole Position (Driver)
 Didier Pironi - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
 Jacques Laffite - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
 Hans-Joachim Stuck - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
 Williams - 1st Pole Position (Car Manufacturer)
 Williams - 1st Win (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 8th Place Finishes Lotus (36),
2. Most 8th Place Qualifications Carlos Reutemann (13),
3. Most 21st Place Qualifications in a Season Jan Lammers (6)
Records Extended 1. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (397),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (265),
3. Most Retirements Lotus (360),
4. Most 5th Place Finishes Ferrari (41),
5. Most 9th Place Finishes Lotus (25),
6. Most Race Entries Lotus (846),
7. Most Failures to Qualify Arturo Merzario (19)

Championships
1  Jody Scheckter 32 
2  Gilles Villeneuve 26 
3  Jacques Laffite 24 
4  Patrick Depailler 20 
5  Carlos Reutemann 20 
6  Clay Regazzoni 16 
up
7  Jean-Pierre Jarier 13 
8  Mario Andretti 12 
down
9  John Watson 11 
10  René Arnoux 10 
up
11  Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9 
down
12  Didier Pironi 8 
down
13  Alan Jones 7 
down
14  Riccardo Patrese 2 
15  Jochen Mass 1 
  Emerson Fittipaldi 1 
  Niki Lauda 1 
18  Jacky Ickx 1 
1  Ferrari / Ferrari 62 
2  Ligier / Ford 47 
3  Lotus / Ford 37 
4  Williams / Ford 23 
up
5  Tyrrell / Ford 21 
down
6  Renault / Renault 19 
7  McLaren / Ford 11 
8  Arrows / Ford 3 
9  Brabham / Alfa Romeo 1 
  Fittipaldi / Ford 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 28Car 27Car 28
EntrantAlbilad-Saudia Racing TeamAlbilad-Saudia Racing TeamAlbilad-Saudia Racing Team
Driver Clay Regazzoni Alan Jones Clay Regazzoni
Car Williams FW07 Williams FW07 Williams FW07
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:26'11.171'11.881'14.40
Speed223.395 km/h236.344 km/h228.339 km/h


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