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1979 Season
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1979 Daily Express Formula 1 Trophy
1979 Monaco GP
1978 French GP

1979 French GP

1979 Nogaro GP
1979 British GP
1980 French GP
 LXV  Grand Prix de France


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

Details
DateSunday 1 July 1979
Start time14:00
EventFrench GP
CircuitDijon
Event FormatRace of 80 laps
Race18 of 32
Championship race321
Circuit
Laps80
Circuit Perimeter3800 m
Race Distance3800 × 80 = 304.000 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Dry
Participants
Entries27
Qualifiers25
Finishers18
Championship Debutants
Patrick Gaillard (Driver),    Arrows A2 (Car Model)
MilestonesAlfa Romeo - 200th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Elf - 25th Pole Position (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Equipe Renault Elf - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Equipe Renault Elf - 1st Win (Entrant)
Michelin - 10th Win (Tyre Manufacturer)
Renault - 1st Fastest Lap (Engine Manufacturer)
Renault - 1st Win (Engine Manufacturer)
 Jean-Pierre Jabouille - 1st Win (Driver)
 René Arnoux - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
 Renault - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Manufacturer)
 Renault - 1st Win (Car Manufacturer)
 Alfa Romeo - 50th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
 Merzario - 25th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 11th Place Finishes John Watson (7),
2. Most 23rd Place Qualifications in a Season Hector Rebaque (4)
Records Extended 1. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (396),
2. Most Retirements Lotus (359),
3. Most Podium Finishes Ferrari (263),
4. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (264),
5. Most 2nd Place Finishes Ferrari (102),
6. Most 13th Place Finishes Lotus (15),
7. Most Races Led Ferrari (189),
8. Most Laps Led Ferrari (5380),
9. Most Race Entries Lotus (843),
10. Most Failures to Qualify Arturo Merzario (18),
11. Most 3rd Place Qualifications Ferrari (79),
12. Most 5th Place Qualifications Ferrari (78),
13. Most 12th Place Qualifications Lotus (40),
14. Most 13th Place Qualifications Lotus (40)

Championships
1  Jody Scheckter 30 
2  Gilles Villeneuve 26 
up
3  Jacques Laffite 24 
down
4  Patrick Depailler 20 
5  Carlos Reutemann 20 
6  Mario Andretti 12 
7  Jean-Pierre Jarier 9 
up
8  Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9 
up
9  John Watson 8 
down
  Didier Pironi 8 
down
11  Clay Regazzoni 7 
down
12  Alan Jones 7 
down
13  René Arnoux 4 
up
14  Riccardo Patrese 2 
down
15  Niki Lauda 1 
down
  Jochen Mass 1 
down
  Emerson Fittipaldi 1 
down
1  Ferrari / Ferrari 60 
2  Ligier / Ford 46 
3  Lotus / Ford 37 
4  Tyrrell / Ford 17 
5  Williams / Ford 14 
6  Renault / Renault 13 
up
7  McLaren / Ford 8 
down
8  Arrows / Ford 3 
down
9  Brabham / Alfa Romeo 1 
down
  Fittipaldi / Ford 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 15Car 15Car 16
EntrantEquipe Renault ElfEquipe Renault ElfEquipe Renault Elf
Driver Jean-Pierre Jabouille Jean-Pierre Jabouille René Arnoux
Car Renault RS10 Renault RS10 Renault RS10
EngineRenault 1.5 V6TRenault 1.5 V6TRenault 1.5 V6T
Time1:35'20.421'07.191'09.16
Speed191.315 km/h203.602 km/h197.802 km/h


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