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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


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

Details
DateSunday 8 April 1979
Start time14:00
EventUS West GP
CircuitLong Beach
Event FormatRace of 80 laps
Race5 of 32
Championship race317
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
Championship Debutants
Wolf WR8 (Car Model),    Lowenbrau Team McLaren (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 12 - 20th Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Ferrari - 75th Win (Engine Manufacturer)
Fittipaldi Automotive - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Team Rebaque - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
 Gilles Villeneuve - 1st Pole Position (Driver)
 Didier Pironi - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
 Ferrari - 75th Win (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most Poles Ferrari (88)
Records Extended 1. Most Podium Finishes Ferrari (260),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (392),
3. Most Retirements Lotus (354),
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)

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

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


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