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1979 Race of Champions
1979 US West GP
1978 Spanish GP

1979 Spanish GP

1979 Sun Trophy
1979 Belgian GP
1980 Spanish GP
 XXV  Gran Premio de España


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

Details
DateSunday 29 April 1979
Start time14:00
EventSpanish GP
CircuitJarama
Event FormatRace of 75 laps
Race9 of 32
Championship race318
Circuit
Laps75
Circuit Perimeter3404 m
Race Distance3404 × 75 = 255.300 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherCold, Dry
Participants
Entries27
Qualifiers24
Finishers14
Championship Debutants
Gianfranco Brancatelli (Driver),
Kauhsen (Car Manufacturer),
Kauhsen WK (Car Model),
Lotus 80 (Car Model),
McLaren M28B (Car Model),
   Merzario A2 (Car Model),
Renault RS10 (Car Model),
Williams FW07 (Car Model),
Willi Kauhsen Racing Team (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 25 - 1st Win (Car Number)
Albilad-Saudia Racing Team - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Essex - 10th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Martini Racing Team Lotus - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Mobil - 10th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Team Tyrrell - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
 Nélson Piquet - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
 Arturo Merzario - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
Records Broken None
Records Extended 1. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (393),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (261),
3. Most Retirements Lotus (355),
4. Most 4th Place Finishes Ferrari (63),
5. Most Fastest Laps Ferrari (88),
6. Most Race Entries Lotus (835),
7. Most Failures to Qualify Arturo Merzario (16),
8. Most 3rd Place Qualifications Ferrari (78),
9. Most 5th Place Qualifications Ferrari (77)

Championships
1  Gilles Villeneuve 20 
2  Patrick Depailler 20 
up
3  Jacques Laffite 18 
down
4  Carlos Reutemann 18 
5  Jody Scheckter 16 
down
6  Mario Andretti 12 
7  Jean-Pierre Jarier 7 
8  John Watson 4 
  Alan Jones 4 
10  Didier Pironi 4 
11  Niki Lauda 1 
  Emerson Fittipaldi 1 
1  Ligier / Ford 38 
up
2  Ferrari / Ferrari 36 
down
3  Lotus / Ford 30 
4  Tyrrell / Ford 11 
5  McLaren / Ford 4 
  Williams / Ford 4 
7  Fittipaldi / Ford 1 
  Brabham / Alfa Romeo 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 25Car 26Car 12
EntrantLigier GitanesLigier GitanesScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
Driver Patrick Depailler Jacques Laffite Gilles Villeneuve
Car Ligier JS11 Ligier JS11 Ferrari 312T4
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ferrari 3.0 F12
Time1:39'11.841'14.501'16.44
Speed154.419 km/h164.489 km/h160.314 km/h


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