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1979 Belgian Cup
1979 South African GP
1978 US West GP

1979 US West GP

1979 International Gold Cup
1979 Spanish GP
1980 US West GP
 V  Lubri Con Grand Prix of Long Beach

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

Details
DateSunday 8 April 1979
Start time14:00
Event US West GP
Circuit Long Beach
Event FormatRace of 80 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#4 of 15 in 1979
#317 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps80
Circuit Perimeter3251 m
Race Distance3251 × 80 + 1625 = 261.705 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries26
Qualifiers26
Finishers9
Debutants
Wolf WR8 (Car Model),    Lowenbrau Team McLaren (Entrant)
Milestones Gilles Villeneuve – 1st Pole Position (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most Poles Ferrari (88)
Records Extended 1. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (392),
2. Most Retirements Lotus (354),
3. Most Podium Finishes Ferrari (260),
4. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (260),
5. Most Race Wins Ferrari (76),
6. Most 2nd Place Finishes Ferrari (101),
7. Most Fastest Laps Ferrari (87),
8. Most Races Led Ferrari (186),
9. Most Laps Led Ferrari (5241),
10. Most Race Entries Lotus (832),
11. Most Perfect Weekends Ferrari (37),
12. Most 3rd Place Qualifications Ferrari (77)

World Championship standings
1  Gilles Villeneuve 20 up
2  Jacques Laffite 18 up
3  Jody Scheckter 13 up
4  Carlos Reutemann 12 up
5  Patrick Depailler 11 up
6  Mario Andretti 8 
7  Jean-Pierre Jarier 5 
8  Alan Jones 4 
  John Watson 4 up
10  Didier Pironi 3 up
11  Niki Lauda 1 up
  Emerson Fittipaldi 1 up
1  Ferrari / Ferrari 33 up
2  Ligier / Ford 29 up
3  Lotus / Ford 20 
4  Tyrrell / Ford 8 
5  Williams / Ford 4 
  McLaren / Ford 4 
7  Brabham / Alfa Romeo 1 up
  Fittipaldi / Ford 1 up

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 12Car 12Car 12
EntrantScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
Driver Gilles Villeneuve Gilles Villeneuve Gilles Villeneuve
Car Ferrari 312T4 Ferrari 312T4 Ferrari 312T4
EngineFerrari 3.0 F12Ferrari 3.0 F12Ferrari 3.0 F12
Time1:50'25.401'18.8251'21.20
Speed142.201 km/h148.476 km/h144.133 km/h