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1979 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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The 1979 Formula One season was the 30th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1979 World Championship of F1 Drivers [1] and the 1979 International Cup for F1 Constructors [2] which were contested concurrently over a fifteen round series which commenced on January 21, 1979, and ended on October 7. The season also included three non-championship Formula One races.

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Drivers and constructors

Canadian Gilles Villeneuve placed second in the 1979 World Championship of F1 Drivers behind Ferrari teammate Jody Scheckter

The following drivers and constuctors contested the 1979 World Championship of F1 Drivers and the 1979 International Cup for F1 Constructors.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyres No Driver
United Kingdom Martini Racing Team Lotus Lotus 79
80
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 1 United States Mario Andretti
2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann
United Kingdom Team Tyrrell
United Kingdom Candy Team Tyrrell
Tyrrell 009 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 3 France Didier Pironi
4 France Jean-Pierre Jarier
United Kingdom Geoff Lees
Republic of Ireland Derek Daly
33 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly
United Kingdom Parmalat Racing Team Brabham BT46
BT48
BT49
Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 F12
Alfa Romeo 1260 3.0 V12
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
G 5 Austria Niki Lauda
Argentina Ricardo Zuniño
6 Brazil Nelson Piquet
United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M26
M28
M28B
M28C
M29
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 7 United Kingdom John Watson
8 France Patrick Tambay
Germany ATS Wheels ATS D2
D3
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 9 Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312T3
312T4
312T4B
Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 M 11 South Africa Jody Scheckter
12 Canada Gilles Villeneuve
Brazil Fittipaldi Automotive Fittipaldi F5A
F6
F6A
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 14 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
19 Brazil Alex Ribeiro
France Equipe Renault Elf Renault RS01
RS10
Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 V6T M 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille
16 France René Arnoux
United Kingdom Samson Shadow Racing Team
United Kingdom Interscope Shadow Racing Team
Shadow DN9 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 17 Netherlands Jan Lammers
18 Italy Elio de Angelis
Canada Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing Wolf WR7-9 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 20 United Kingdom James Hunt
Finland Keke Rosberg
United Kingdom Team Ensign Ensign N177
N179
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 22 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly
France Patrick Gaillard
Switzerland Marc Surer
Italy Team Merzario Merzario A1B
A2
A4
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 24 Italy Arturo Merzario
Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli
France Ligier Gitanes Ligier Ligier JS11 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 25 France Patrick Depailler
Belgium Jacky Ickx
26 France Jacques Laffite
United Kingdom Albilad-Saudia Racing Team Williams FW06
FW07
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 27 Australia Alan Jones
28 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
United Kingdom Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team Arrows A1B
A2
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese
30 Germany Jochen Mass
Mexico Team Rebaque Lotus
Rebaque
79
HR100
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 31 Mexico Hector Rebaque
Italy Autodelta Alfa Romeo 177
179
Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 F12
Alfa Romeo 1260 3.0 V12
G 35 Italy Bruno Giacomelli
36 Italy Vittorio Brambilla
Germany Willi Kauhsen Racing Team Kauhsen WK Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli

Season review

The following races counted towards the the 1979 World Championship of F1 Drivers and the 1979 International Cup for F1 Constructors.

Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix January 21 Oscar Gálvez France Jacques Laffite France Ligier-Ford Report
2 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix February 4 Interlagos France Jacques Laffite France Ligier-Ford Report
3 South Africa South African Grand Prix March 3 Kyalami Canada Gilles Villeneuve Italy Ferrari Report
4 United States United States Grand Prix West April 8 Long Beach Canada Gilles Villeneuve Italy Ferrari Report
5 Spain Spanish Grand Prix April 29 Jarama France Patrick Depailler France Ligier-Ford Report
6 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix May 13 Zolder South Africa Jody Scheckter Italy Ferrari Report
7 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix May 27 Monaco South Africa Jody Scheckter Italy Ferrari Report
8 France French Grand Prix July 1 Dijon-Prenois France Jean-Pierre Jabouille France Renault Report
9 United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 14 Silverstone Switzerland Clay Regazzoni United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report
10 West Germany German Grand Prix July 29 Hockenheimring Australia Alan Jones United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report
11 Austria Austrian Grand Prix August 12 Österreichring Australia Alan Jones United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report
12 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix August 26 Zandvoort Australia Alan Jones United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report
13 Italy Italian Grand Prix September 9 Monza South Africa Jody Scheckter Italy Ferrari Report
14 Canada Canadian Grand Prix September 30 Circuit Île Notre-Dame Australia Alan Jones United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report
15 United States United States Grand Prix October 7 Watkins Glen Canada Gilles Villeneuve Italy Ferrari Report

1979 World Championship of F1 Drivers - final standings

Pos Driver ARG
Argentina
BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
USW
United States
ESP
Spain
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USE
United States
Pts[3]
1 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ret 6 2 2 4 1 1 7 5 4 4 2 1 4 Ret 51 (60)
2 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ret 5 1 1 7 7 Ret 2 14 8 2 Ret 2 2 1 47 (53)
3 Australia Alan Jones 9 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret 1 1 1 9 1 Ret 40 (43)
4 France Jacques Laffite 1 1 Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 8 Ret 3 3 3 Ret Ret Ret 36
5 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 10 15 9 Ret Ret Ret 2 6 1 2 5 Ret 3 3 Ret 29 (32)
6 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 2 3 5 Ret 2 4 3 13 8 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 20 (25)
7 France Patrick Depailler 4 2 Ret 5 1 Ret 5 20 (22)
8 France René Arnoux Ret Ret Ret DNS 9 Ret Ret 3 2 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 2 17
9 United Kingdom John Watson 3 8 Ret Ret Ret 6 4 11 4 5 9 Ret Ret 6 6 15
10 France Didier Pironi Ret 4 Ret DSQ 6 3 Ret Ret 10 9 7 Ret 10 5 3 14
11 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Ret Ret 3 6 5 11 Ret 5 3 Ret 6 Ret Ret 14
12 United States Mario Andretti 5 Ret 4 4 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 10 Ret 14
13 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ret 10 Ret DNS Ret Ret NC 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 9
14 Austria Niki Lauda Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret WD 4 WD 4
15 Italy Elio de Angelis 7 12 Ret 7 Ret Ret DNQ 16 12 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 3
16 Brazil Nelson Piquet Ret Ret 7 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 3
17 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ret 6 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 3
18 West Germany Jochen Mass 8 7 12 9 8 Ret 6 15 Ret 6 Ret 6 Ret DNQ DNQ 3
19 Italy Riccardo Patrese DNS 9 11 Ret 10 5 Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 2
20 West Germany Hans Joachim Stuck DNS Ret Ret DSQ 14 8 Ret DNS DNQ Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 5 2
21 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 6 11 13 Ret 11 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 8 7 1
NC Mexico Hector Rebaque Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 9 Ret DNQ 7 DNQ Ret DNQ 0
NC France Patrick Tambay Ret Ret 10 Ret 13 DNQ DNQ 10 7 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
NC Argentina Ricardo Zunino 7 Ret 0
NC United Kingdom Geoff Lees 7 0
NC Republic of Ireland Derek Daly 11 13 DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ 8 Ret Ret 0
NC United Kingdom James Hunt Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
NC Netherlands Jan Lammers Ret 14 Ret Ret 12 10 DNQ 18 11 10 Ret Ret DNQ 9 DNQ 0
NC Finland Keke Rosberg 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret 0
NC Italy Vittorio Brambilla 12 Ret DNQ 0
NC France Patrick Gaillard DNQ 13 DNQ Ret DNQ 0
NC Italy Bruno Giacomelli Ret 17 Ret Ret 0
NC Italy Arturo Merzario Ret DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
NC Switzerland Marc Surer DNQ DNQ Ret 0
NC Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli DNQ DNQ DNPQ 0
NC Brazil Alex Ribeiro DNQ DNQ 0
Pos Driver ARG
Argentina
BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
USW
United States
ESP
Spain
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USE
United States
Pts

Here bold indicates a pole position while italic indicates a fastest lap.

Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

1979 International Cup for F1 Constructors - final standings

Place Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Points Wins Podiums Poles
1 Italy Ferrari 312T3
312T4
312T4B
Ferrari 015 M 113 6 13 2
2 United Kingdom Williams-Ford FW06
FW07
Ford Cosworth DFV G 75 5 10 3
3 France Ligier-Ford JS11 Ford Cosworth DFV G 61 3 8 4
4 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 79
80
Ford Cosworth DFV G 39 5
5 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 009 Ford Cosworth DFV G 28 4
6 France Renault RS01
RS10
Renault-Gordini EF1 M 26 1 4 6
7 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford M26
M28
M28B
M28C
M29
Ford Cosworth DFV G 15 1
8 United Kingdom Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT46
BT48
Alfa Romeo 1260 G 7
9 United Kingdom Arrows-Ford A1B
A2
Ford Cosworth DFV G 5
10 United Kingdom Shadow-Ford DN9 Ford Cosworth DFV G 3
11 Germany ATS-Ford D2
D3
Ford Cosworth DFV G 2
12 Brazil Fittipaldi-Ford F5A
F6
F6A
Ford Cosworth DFV G 1
NC Italy Alfa Romeo 177
179
Alfa Romeo 115-12
Alfa Romeo 1260
G
NC Germany Kauhsen-Ford WK Ford Cosworth DFV G
NC Canada Wolf-Ford WR7-9 Ford Cosworth DFV G
NC United Kingdom Brabham-Ford BT49 Ford Cosworth DFV G
NC United Kingdom Ensign-Ford N177
N179
Ford Cosworth DFV G
NC Mexico Rebaque-Ford HR100 Ford Cosworth DFV G
NC Italy Merzario-Ford A1B
A2
Ford Cosworth DFV G

Non-Championship race results

Other Formula One races were also held in 1979, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
United Kingdom Marlboro / Daily Mail Race of Champions Brands Hatch April 15 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Italy Ferrari Report
United Kingdom Gunnar Nilsson Memorial Trophy Donington Park June 3 Australia Alan Jones United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth Report
Italy Dino Ferrari Grand Prix Imola September 16 Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom Brabham-Alfa Romeo Report

Notes & references

  1. ^ FIA Yearbook 1980, Grey Section, page 84
  2. ^ FIA Yearbook 1980, Grey Section, page 85
  3. ^ Only the best 4 results from the first 7 races and the best 4 results from the last 8 races counted towards the Drivers' Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

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Simple English

The 1979 Formula One season crowned as champion Jody Scheckter.

Season review

Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 Argentine Grand Prix January 21 Oscar Gálvez Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford Report
2 Brazilian Grand Prix February 4 Interlagos Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford Report
3 South African Grand Prix March 3 Kyalami Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Report
4 United States Grand Prix West April 8 Long Beach Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Report
5 Spanish Grand Prix April 29 Jarama Patrick Depailler Ligier-Ford Report
6 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgian Grand Prix May 13 Zolder Jody Scheckter Ferrari Report
7 Monaco Grand Prix May 27 Monaco Jody Scheckter Ferrari Report
8 French Grand Prix July 1 Dijon-Prenois Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault Report
9 British Grand Prix July 14 Silverstone Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford Report
10 German Grand Prix July 29 Hockenheimring Alan Jones Williams-Ford Report
11 Austrian Grand Prix August 12 Österreichring Alan Jones Williams-Ford Report
12 Dutch Grand Prix August 26 Zandvoort Alan Jones Williams-Ford Report
13 Italian Grand Prix September 9 Monza Jody Scheckter Ferrari Report
14 Canadian Grand Prix September 30 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Alan Jones Williams-Ford Report
15 United States Grand Prix October 7 Watkins Glen Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Report

1979 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos Driver ARG
BRA
RSA
USW
ESP
BEL
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MON
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
NED
ITA
CAN
USE
Pts[1]
1 Jody Scheckter Ret 6 2 2 4 1 1 7 5 4 4 2 1 4 Ret 51 (60)
2 Gilles Villeneuve Ret 5 1 1 7 7 Ret 2 14 8 2 Ret 2 2 1 47 (53)
3 Alan Jones 9 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret 1 1 1 9 1 Ret 40 (43)
4 Jacques Laffite 1 1 Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 8 Ret 3 3 3 Ret Ret Ret 36
5 Clay Regazzoni 10 15 9 Ret Ret Ret 2 6 1 2 5 Ret 3 3 Ret 29 (32)
6 Carlos Reutemann 2 3 5 Ret 2 4 3 13 8 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 20 (25)
7 Patrick Depailler 4 2 Ret 5 1 Ret 5 20 (22)
8 René Arnoux Ret Ret Ret DNS 9 Ret Ret 3 2 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 2 17
9 John Watson 3 8 Ret Ret Ret 6 4 11 4 5 9 Ret Ret 6 6 15
10 Didier Pironi Ret 4 Ret DSQ 6 3 Ret Ret 10 9 7 Ret 10 5 3 14
11 Jean-Pierre Jarier Ret Ret 3 6 5 11 Ret 5 3 Ret 6 Ret Ret 14
12 Mario Andretti 5 Ret 4 4 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 10 Ret 14
13 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ret 10 Ret DNS Ret Ret NC 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 9
14 Niki Lauda Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret WD 4 WD 4
15 Elio de Angelis 7 12 Ret 7 Ret Ret DNQ 16 12 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 3
16 Nelson Piquet Ret Ret 7 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 3
17 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jacky Ickx Ret 6 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 3
18 Jochen Mass 8 7 12 9 8 Ret 6 15 Ret 6 Ret 6 Ret DNQ DNQ 3
19 Riccardo Patrese DNS 9 11 Ret 10 5 Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 2
20 Hans Joachim Stuck DNS Ret Ret DSQ 14 8 Ret DNS DNQ Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 5 2
21 Emerson Fittipaldi 6 11 13 Ret 11 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 8 7 1
22 Hector Rebaque Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 9 Ret DNQ 7 DNQ Ret DNQ 0
23 Patrick Tambay Ret Ret 10 Ret 13 DNQ DNQ 10 7 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
24 Ricardo Zunino 7 Ret 0
25 Geoff Lees 7 0
26 Derek Daly 11 13 DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ 8 Ret Ret 0
27 James Hunt Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
28 Jan Lammers Ret 14 Ret Ret 12 10 DNQ 18 11 10 Ret Ret DNQ 9 DNQ 0
29 Keke Rosberg 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret 0
30 Vittorio Brambilla 12 Ret DNQ 0
31 Patrick Gaillard DNQ 13 DNQ Ret DNQ 0
32 Bruno Giacomelli Ret 17 Ret Ret 0
Arturo Merzario Ret DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Marc Surer DNQ DNQ Ret 0
Gianfranco Brancatelli DNQ DNQ DNPQ 0
Alex Ribeiro DNQ DNQ 0
Pos Driver ARG
BRA
RSA
USW
ESP
BEL
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MON
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
NED
ITA
CAN
USE
Pts

References

  1. Only the best 4 results from the first 7 races and the best 4 results from the last 8 races counted towards the Drivers' Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

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