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1979 Season
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1979 Canadian GP
1978 United States GP

1979 United States GP

1979 Bradford & Bingley Trophy
1980 Argentine GP
1980 United States GP
 XXII  Toyota United States Grand Prix

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

Details
DateSunday 7 October 1979
Start time14:00
Event United States GP
Circuit Watkins Glen
Event FormatRace of 59 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#15 of 15 in 1979
#328 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps59
Circuit Perimeter5435 m
Race Distance5435 × 59 = 320.665 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Cold, Wet
Participants
Entries30
Qualifiers24
Finishers7
DebutantsNone
Milestones NÚlson Piquet – 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season Riccardo Patrese (5)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (274),
2. Most Retirements Lotus (370),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (406),
4. Most Podium Finishes Ferrari (269),
5. Most Race Wins Ferrari (80),
6. Most Races Led Ferrari (194),
7. Most Laps Led Ferrari (5562),
8. Most Race Entries Lotus (861),
9. Most Failures to Qualify Arturo Merzario (25),
10. Most 3rd Place Qualifications Ferrari (81),
11. Most Failures to Qualify in a Season Arturo Merzario (12),
12. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season Arrows (6)

World Championship standings
1  Jody Scheckter 51 
2  Gilles Villeneuve 47 
3  Alan Jones 40 
4  Jacques Laffite 36 
5  Clay Regazzoni 29 
6  Patrick Depailler 20 
7  Carlos Reutemann 20 
8  RenÚ Arnoux 17 up
9  John Watson 15 up
10  Didier Pironi 14 up
11  Jean-Pierre Jarier 14 up
12  Mario Andretti 14 up
13  Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9 
14  Niki Lauda 4 
15  Elio de Angelis 3 
  NÚlson Piquet 3 
17  Jacky Ickx 3 up
18  Jochen Mass 3 up
19  Riccardo Patrese 2 up
  Hans-Joachim Stuck 2 
21  Emerson Fittipaldi 1 up
1  Ferrari / Ferrari 113 
2  Williams / Ford 75 
3  Ligier / Ford 61 
4  Lotus / Ford 39 
5  Tyrrell / Ford 28 
6  Renault / Renault 26 
7  McLaren / Ford 15 
8  Brabham / Alfa Romeo 7 
9  Arrows / Ford 5 
10  Shadow / Ford 3 
11  ATS / Ford 2 
12  Fittipaldi / Ford 1 up

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 12Car 27Car 6
EntrantScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACAlbilad-Saudia Racing TeamParmalat Racing Team
Driver Gilles Villeneuve Alan Jones NÚlson Piquet
Car Ferrari 312T4 Williams FW07 Brabham BT49
EngineFerrari 3.0 F12Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:52'17.7341'35.6151'40.054
Speed171.333 km/h204.633 km/h195.554 km/h