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BackgroundEdit

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1976 French Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entreat Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Austria Niki Lauda Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312T2 Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 G
2 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312T2 Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 G
3 South Africa Jody Scheckter United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell P34 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
4 France Patrick Depailler United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell P34 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
5 United States Mario Andretti United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus 77 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
6 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus 77 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
7 Argentina Carlos Reutemann United Kingdom Martini Racing Brabham BT45 Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 F12 G
8 Brazil Carlos Pace United Kingdom Martini Racing Brabham BT45 Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 F12 G
9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla United Kingdom Beta Team March March 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
10 Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom March Engineering March 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
11 United Kingdom James Hunt United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M23 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
12 West Germany Jochen Mass United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M23 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce United Kingdom Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier United Kingdom Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
18 United States Brett Lunger United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
19 Australia Alan Jones United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
20 Belgium Jacky Ickx United Kingdom Wolf-Williams Racing Wolf-Williams FW05 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
21 France Michel Leclère United Kingdom Wolf-Williams Racing Wolf-Williams FW05 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
22 Belgium Patrick Nève United Kingdom Team Ensign Ensign N176 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
24 Austria Harald Ertl United Kingdom Hesketh Racing Hesketh 308D Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
25 United Kingdom Guy Edwards United Kingdom Penthouse Rizla Racing with Hesketh Hesketh 308D Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
26 France Jacques Laffite France Ligier Gitanes Ligier JS5 Matra MS73 3.0 V12 G
28 United Kingdom John Watson United States Citibank Team Penske Penske PC4 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
30 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Brazil Copersucar-Fittipaldi Fittipaldi FD04 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
31 Brazil Ingo Hoffmann Brazil Copersucar-Fittipaldi Fittipaldi FD04 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
32 Switzerland Loris Kessel United Kingdom RAM Racing Brabham BT44B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
33 United Kingdom Damien Magee United Kingdom RAM Racing Brabham BT44B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
34 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck United Kingdom March Engineering March 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
35 Italy Arturo Merzario United Kingdom Ovoro Team March March 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
38 France Henri Pescarolo United Kingdom Team Norev/BS Fabrications Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1976 French Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 11 United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:49.12 1:47.89 1:49.45
2 1 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari 1:49.87 1:48.17 1:49.43 +0.28s
3 4 France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:49.73 1:48.59 1:49.72 +0.70s
4 2 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 1:50.20 1:48.69 1:49.44 +0.80s
5 8 Brazil Carlos Pace Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:48.75 1:49.54 1:49.89 +0.86s
6 10 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford Cosworth 2:15.17 1:49.29 1:49.07 +1.18s
7 5 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:49.83 1:49.19 1:50.78T +1.30s
8 28 United Kingdom John Watson Penske-Ford Cosworth 1:49.87 1:49.82 1:49.22 +1.33s
9 3 South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:51.28 1:49.70 1:49.63 +1.74s
10 7 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:49.94 1:49.79T 1:50.67 +1.90s
11 9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford Cosworth 1:50.62 1:50.57 1:49.79 +1.90s
12 6 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:51.00 2:00.30 1:49.83 +1.94s
13 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 1:50.06 1:50.33 1:50.67 +2.17s
14 12 West Germany Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:50.91 1:50.42 1:50.10 +2.21s
15 17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford Cosworth 1:50.12 1:51.49 1:51.27 +2.23s
16 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford Cosworth 1:51.35 1:51.36 1:50.27 +2.38s
17 34 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck March-Ford Cosworth 1:50.31 1:55.85 No time +2.42s
18 19 Australia Alan Jones Surtees-Ford Cosworth 1:51.66 1:51.11 1:51.13 +3.22s
19 20 Belgium Jacky Ickx Wolf-Williams-Ford Cosworth 1:54.37 No time 1:51.41 +3.52s
20 35 Italy Arturo Merzario March-Ford Cosworth 1:53.28 1:52.58 1:51.79 +3.90s
21 30 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford Cosworth 1:52.43 1:52.11 1:52.84 +4.22s
22 21 France Michel Leclère Wolf-Williams-Ford Cosworth 1:52.29 1:52.87 1:52.43 +4.40s
23 18 United States Brett Lunger Surtees-Ford Cosworth 1:52.41 1:52.74 1:52.72 +4.52s
24 38 France Henri Pescarolo Surtees-Ford Cosworth 1:52.60 1:53.14 1:54.55 +4.71s
25 25 United Kingdom Guy Edwards Hesketh-Ford Cosworth 1:52.82 1:52.63 1:52.97 +4.74s
26 22 Belgium Patrick Nève Ensign-Ford Cosworth 1:52.82 1:52.91 No time +4.93s
DNQ 33 United Kingdom Damien Magee Brabham-Ford Cosworth 1:53.49 1:53.88 1:53.54 +5.60s
DNQ 31 Brazil Ingo Hoffmann Fittipaldi-Ford Cosworth 2:01.06 1:56.02 1:53.78 +5.89s
DNQ* 24 Austria Harald Ertl Hesketh-Ford Cosworth 1:54.98 1:54.08 1:53.79 +5.90s
DNQ 32 Switzerland Loris Kessel Brabham-Ford Cosworth 1:56.46 1:55.30 1:55.52 +7.41s
  • TIndicates a driver used their test/spare car to set their best time in that session.
  • Bold indicates a driver's best/qualifying time.
  • *Ertl was listed as first reserve.

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 James Hunt
Niki Lauda ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Patrick Depailler
Clay Regazzoni ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Carlos Pace
Ronnie Peterson ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Mario Andretti
John Watson ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Jody Scheckter
Carlos Reutemann ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Vittorio Brambilla
Gunnar Nilsson ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Jacques Laffite
Jochen Mass ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Jean-Pierre Jarier
Tom Pryce ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Hans-Joachim Stuck
Alan Jones ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Jacky Ickx
Arturo Merzario ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Emerson Fittipaldi
Michel Leclère ______________
Row 12 ______________ 23
24 Brett Lunger
Henri Pescarolo ______________
Row 13 ______________ 25
26 Guy Edwards
Patrick Nève ______________
Row 14 ______________ 27
28 Harald Ertl*
______________
  • *Ertl was listed as first reserve and was allowed to join the back of the grid.

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1976 French Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11 United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford Cosworth 54 1:40:58.60 1 9
2 4 France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 54 +12.70s 3 6
3 28 United Kingdom John Watson Penske-Ford Cosworth 54 +23.55s 8 4
4 8 Brazil Carlos Pace Brabham-Alfa Romeo 54 +24.82s 5 3
5 5 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford Cosworth 54 +43.92s 7 2
6 3 South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 54 +55.07s 9 1
7 34 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck March-Ford Cosworth 54 +1:21.55 17
8 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford Cosworth 54 +1:30.67 16
9 35 Italy Arturo Merzario March-Ford Cosworth 54 +1:53.57 20
10 20 Belgium Jacky Ickx Wolf-Williams-Ford Cosworth 53 +1 lap 19
11 7 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Alfa Romeo 53 +1 lap 10
12 17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford Cosworth 53 +1 lap 15
13 21 France Michel Leclère Wolf-Williams-Ford Cosworth 53 +1 lap 22
14 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 53 +1 lap 13
15 12 West Germany Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford Cosworth 53 +1 lap 14
16 18 United States Brett Lunger Surtees-Ford Cosworth 53 +1 lap 23
17 25 United Kingdom Guy Edwards Hesketh-Ford Cosworth 53 +1 lap 25
18 22 Belgium Patrick Nève Ensign-Ford Cosworth 53 +1 lap 26
19* 10 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford Cosworth 51 Fuel injection 6
Ret 19 Australia Alan Jones Surtees-Ford Cosworth 44 Suspension 18
Ret 9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford Cosworth 28 Oil pressure 11
Ret 30 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford Cosworth 21 Oil pressure 21
Ret 38 France Henri Pescarolo Surtees-Ford Cosworth 19 Suspension 24
Ret 2 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 17 Accident 4
Ret 1 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari 8 Camshaft 2
Ret 6 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford Cosworth 8 Transmission 12
Ret 24 Austria Harald Ertl Hesketh-Ford Cosworth 4 Transmission 27
DNQ 33 United Kingdom Damien Magee Brabham-Ford Cosworth
DNQ 31 Brazil Ingo Hoffmann Fittipaldi-Ford Cosworth
DNQ 32 Switzerland Loris Kessel Brabham-Ford Cosworth
  • *Peterson was classified despite retiring as he had complete 90% of the race distance.

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V T E 1976 Formula One Season
Constructors Ferrari • Tyrrell • Lotus • Brabham • March • McLaren • Surtees • BRM • Shadow • Wolf-Williams • Ensign • Hesketh • Ligier • Parnelli • Penske • Fittipaldi • Boro • Kojima • Maki
Engines Alfa Romeo • BRM • Ferrari • Ford
Drivers Lauda • 2 Regazzoni • 35 Reutemann • 3 J. Scheckter • 4 Depailler • 5 Peterson • 5 Evans • 5/6 Andretti • 6 Nilsson • 7 Reutemann • 7/77 Stommelen • 7 Perkins • 8 Pace • 9 Brambilla • 10 Lombardi • 10 Peterson • 34 Stuck • 35 Merzario • 11 Hunt • 12 Mass • 13 Galica • 14 Ashley • 15 I. Scheckter • 16 Pryce • 17 Jarier • 18 Lunger • 18 Andersson • 18 Takahara • 19 Jones • 20 Ickx • 20 Merzario • 21 Zorzi • 21 Leclère • 21 Amon • 21 Brown • 21 Binder • 21 Kuwashima • 22 Amon • 22 Nève • 22 Binder • 22 Ickx • 24 Ertl • 25 Edwards • 25 Stommelen • 25 Ribeiro • 25 Zapico • 26 Laffite • 27 Andretti • 28 Watson • 30 Fittipaldi • 31 Hoffmann • 32 Kessel • 32 Evans • 33 De Villota • 33 Nève • 33 Nellemann • 33 Magee • 33 Lombardi • 37/40 Perkins • 37/39/40 Pesenti-Rossi • 38 Pescarolo • 39 Hayje • 39 Stuppacher • 40 Wilds • 51 Hasemi • 52 Hoshino • 54 Trimmer
Cars Ferrari 312T • Ferrari 312T2 • McLaren M23 • McLaren M26 • Tyrrell 007 • Tyrrell P34 • Lotus 77 • Penske PC3 • Penske PC4 • Ligier JS5 • March 761 • Shadow DN3 • Shadow DN5B • Shadow DN8 • Brabham BT45 • Brabham BT44B • Surtees TS16 • Surtees TS19 • Fittipaldi FD03 • Fittipaldi FD04 • Ensign N174 • Ensign N176 • Parnelli VPJ4B • Hesketh 308D • Williams FW04 • Williams FW05 • Boro N175 • Kojima KE007 • BRM P201B • Maki F102A
Tyres Goodyear • Dunlop • Bridgestone
Races Brazil • South Africa • U.S. West • Spain • Belgium • Monaco • Sweden • France • Britain • Germany • Austria • Netherlands • Italy • Canada • United States • Japan
See also 1975 Formula One Season • 1977 Formula One Season • Category
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