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The 1976 Japanese Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Fuji on October 24, 1976. It was the 16th and final round of the 1976 Formula One Season, and was the first Formula One Japanese Grand Prix.

McLaren's James Hunt won his first Driver's Championship at this race, finishing third to clinch it by one point from Niki Lauda. Lauda had missed subsequent races after his near-fatal accident at Nürburgring. After Lauda withdrew from the race on lap 3, Ferrari still won the Constructors' Championship as Clay Regazzoni finished fifth. This Grand Prix was won by Mario Andretti in his and Lotus's only win of the season.

Masahiro Hasemi was erroneously recognised as having set the fastest lap.

The climax of the 2013 film Rush focuses on this race.

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

GridEdit

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RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 United States Mario Andretti United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 73 1:43:58.86 1 9
2 4 France Patrick Depailler United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 72 + 1 Lap 13 6
3 11 United Kingdom James Hunt United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 72 + 1 Lap 2 4
4 19 Australia Alan Jones United Kingdom Surtees-Ford 72 + 1 Lap 20 3
5 2 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Italy Ferrari 72 + 1 Lap 7 2
6 6 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 72 + 1 Lap 16 1
7 26 France Jacques Laffite France Ligier-Matra 72 + 1 Lap 11  
8 24 Austria Harald Ertl United Kingdom Hesketh-Ford 72 + 1 Lap 22  
9 18 Japan Noritake Takahara United Kingdom Surtees-Ford 70 + 3 Laps 24  
10 17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier United States Shadow-Ford 69 + 4 Laps 15  
11 51 Japan Masahiro Hasemi Japan Kojima-Ford 66 + 7 Laps 10  
Ret 3 South Africa Jody Scheckter United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 58 Overheating 5  
Ret 21 Austria Hans Binder United Kingdom Wolf-Williams-Ford 49 Wheel 25  
Ret 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce United States Shadow-Ford 46 Energy 14  
Ret 9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla United Kingdom March-Ford 38 Electrical 8  
Ret 34 Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck United Kingdom March-Ford 37 Electrical 18  
Ret 12 Germany Jochen Mass United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 35 Accident 12  
Ret 28 United Kingdom John Watson United States Penske-Ford 33 Engine 4  
Ret 52 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 27 Tyre 21  
Ret 20 Italy Arturo Merzario United Kingdom Wolf-Williams-Ford 23 Gearbox 19  
Ret 30 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Brazil Fittipaldi-Ford 9 Withdrew 23  
Ret 8 Brazil Carlos Pace United Kingdom Brabham-Alfa Romeo 7 Withdrew 6  
Ret 1 Austria Niki Lauda Italy Ferrari 2 Withdrew 3  
Ret 7 Australia Larry Perkins United Kingdom Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1 Withdrew 17  
Ret 10 Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom March-Ford 0 Engine 9  

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

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
Japan Japanese Grand Prix
Circuits Fuji (1976–1977, 2007–2008), Suzuka (1987–2006, 2009–present)
SuzukaCircuit2005
Races 197619771978–1986 • 19871988198919901991199219931994 • 19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017


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