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The 1977 British Grand Prix (officially known as the XXX John Player British Grand Prix) was the tenth round of the 1977 Formula One season, held on July 16, 1977. The race was won by McLaren's James Hunt, ahead of his rival Niki Lauda of Ferrari, with Gunnar Nilsson from Lotus finishing third.

BackgroundEdit


Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1977 British Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entreat Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 United Kingdom James Hunt United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
2 West Germany Jochen Mass United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
3 Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell P34B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
4 France Patrick Depailler United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell P34B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
5 United States Mario Andretti United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
6 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
7 United Kingdom John Watson United Kingdom Martini Racing Brabham BT45B Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 F12 G
8 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck United Kingdom Martini Racing Brabham BT45B Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 F12 G
9 Brazil Alex Ribeiro United Kingdom Hollywood March Racing March 761B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
10 South Africa Ian Scheckter United Kingdom Team Rothmans International March 761B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
11 Austria Niki Lauda Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312T2B Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 G
12 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312T2B Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 G
15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille France Equipe Renault Elf Renault RS01 Renault EF1 1.5 V6t M
16 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN8 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
17 Australia Alan Jones United Kingdom Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN8 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
18 Australia Vern Schuppan United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
19 Italy Vittorio Brambilla United Kingdom Beta Team Surtees Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
20 South Africa Jody Scheckter Canada Walter Wolf Racing Wolf WR1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
22 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni United Kingdom Team Tissot Ensign with Castrol Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
23 France Patrick Tambay Hong Kong Theodore Racing Hong Kong Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
24 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan United Kingdom Penthouse Rizla Racing Hesketh 308E Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
26 France Jacques Laffite France Ligier Gitanes Ligier JS7 Matra MS76 3.0 V12 G
27 Belgium Patrick Nève United Kingdom Williams Grand Prix Engineering March 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
28 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Brazil Copersucar-Fittipaldi Fittipaldi F5 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
30 United States Brett Lunger United States Chesterfield Racing McLaren M23 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
31 United Kingdom David Purley United Kingdom LEC Refrigeration Racing LEC CRP1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
32 Finland Mikko Kozarowitzky United Kingdom RAM Racing/F&S Properties March 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
33 United Kingdom Andy Sutcliffe United Kingdom RAM Racing March 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
34 France Jean-Pierre Jarier West Germany ATS Racing Team Penske PC4 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
35 United Kingdom Guy Edwards United Kingdom Rotary Watches Stanley BRM BRM P207 BRM P202 3.0 V12 G
36 Spain Emilio de Villota Spain Iberia Airlines McLaren M23 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
37 Italy Arturo Merzario Italy Team Merzario March 761B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
38 United Kingdom Brian Henton United Kingdom British Formula One Racing Team March 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
40 Canada Gilles Villeneuve United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M23 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
44 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer United Kingdom Melchester Racing Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
45 Australia Brian McGuire Australia Brian McGuire McGuire BM1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pre-QualifyingEdit

Thursday Qualifying 1 (July 14)Edit

Thursday Qualifying 2 (July 14)Edit

Friday Qualifying (July 15)Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1977 British Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 1 United Kingdom James Hunt United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:18.990 1:18.490 1:18.870
2 7 United Kingdom John Watson United Kingdom Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:20.380 1:19.760 1:18.770 +0.280
3 11 Austria Niki Lauda Italy Ferrari 1:19.710 1:18.930 1:18.840 +0.350
4 20 South Africa Jody Scheckter Canada Wolf-Ford Cosworth 1:19.280 1:19.050 1:18.850 +0.360
5 6 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:19.860 1:19.340 1:18.950 +0.460
6 5 United States Mario Andretti United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:19.480 1:19.110 1:19.120 +0.620
7 8 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck United Kingdom Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:19.160 1:19.280 1:19.530 +0.670
8 19 Italy Vittorio Brambilla United Kingdom Surtees-Ford Cosworth 1:20.760 1:20.100 1:19.200 +0.710
9 40 Canada Gilles Villeneuve United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:20.070 1:19.810 1:19.320 +0.830
10 3 Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:20.800 1:19.890 1:19.420 +0.930
11 2 West Germany Jochen Mass United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:20.660 1:20.530 1:19.550 +1.060
12 17 Australia Alan Jones United Kingdom Shadow-Ford Cosworth 1:20.330 1:19.600 1:19.680 +1.110
13 24 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan United Kingdom Hesketh-Ford Cosworth 1:19.640 1:19.670 1:19.830 +1.150
14 12 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Italy Ferrari 1:20.780 1:20.410 1:19.640 +1.150
15 26 France Jacques Laffite France Ligier-Matra 1:20.110 1:19.750 1:20.450 +1.260
16 23 France Patrick Tambay United Kingdom Ensign-Ford Cosworth 1:20.020 1:19.810 1:20.720 +1.320
17 37 Italy Arturo Merzario United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 1:20.720 1:19.880 1:20.340 +1.390
18 4 France Patrick Depailler United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:20.230 1:20.140 1:19.900 +1.410
19 30 United States Brett Lunger United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:20.420 1:20.060 1:20.390 +1.570
20 34 France Jean-Pierre Jarier United States Penske-Ford Cosworth 1:20.100 1:20.430 1:20.630 +1.610
21 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille France Renault 1:23.370 1:21.070 1:20.110 +1.620
22 28 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Brazil Fittipaldi-Ford Cosworth 1:20.900 1:21.280 1:20.200 +1.710
23 18 Australia Vern Schuppan United Kingdom Surtees-Ford Cosworth 1:23.600 1:21.590 1:20.240 +1.750
24 10 South Africa Ian Scheckter United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 1:20.310 1:20.320 1:20.550 +1.820
25 16 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Shadow-Ford Cosworth 1:20.930 1:20.460 1:20.350 +1.860
26 27 Belgium Patrick Nève United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 1:21.210 1:20.360 1:20.650 +1.870
DNQ 9 Brazil Alex Ribeiro United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 1:21.230 1:20.460 1:20.710 +1.970
DNQ 22 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni United Kingdom Ensign-Ford Cosworth 1:20.790 1:20.940 1:20.970 +2.300
DNQ 38 United Kingdom Brian Henton United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 1:20.790 1:21.200 1:21.160 +2.300
DNQ 36 Spain Emilio de Villota United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth No time 1:22.200 1:21.530 +3.040
DNPQ 31 United Kingdom David Purley United Kingdom LEC-Ford Cosworth 1:20.630
DNPQ 33 United Kingdom Andy Sutcliffe United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 1:21.930
DNPQ 35 United Kingdom Guy Edwards United Kingdom BRM 1:22.620
DNPQ 44 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer United Kingdom Surtees-Ford Cosworth 1:22.800
DNPQ 45 Australia Brian McGuire Australia McGuire-Ford Cosworth 1:23.760
DNPQ 32 Finland Mikko Kozarowitzky United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 1:31.079

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 James Hunt
John Watson ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Niki Lauda
Jody Scheckter ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Gunnar Nilsson
Mario Andretti ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Hans-Joachim Stuck
Vittorio Brambilla ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Gilles Villeneuve
Ronnie Peterson ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Jochen Mass
Alan Jones ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Rupert Keegan
Carlos Reutemann ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Jacques Laffite
Patrick Tambay ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Arturo Merzario
Patrick Depailler ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Brett Lunger
Jean-Pierre Jarier ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Emerson Fittipaldi ______________
Row 12 ______________ 23
24 Vern Schuppan
Ian Scheckter ______________
Row 13 ______________ 25
26 Riccardo Patrese
Patrick Nève ______________

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford Cosworth 68 1:31:46.06 1 9
2 11 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari 68 +18.31s 3 6
3 6 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford Cosworth 68 +19.57s 5 4
4 2 Germany Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford Cosworth 68 +47.76s 11 3
5 8 Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck Brabham-Alfa Romeo 68 +1:11.73s 7 2
6 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 67 +1 lap 15 1
7 17 Australia Alan Jones Shadow-Ford Cosworth 67 +1 lap 12
8 19 Italy Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford Cosworth 67 +1 lap 8
9 34 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Penske-Ford Cosworth 67 +1 lap 20
10 27 Belgium Patrick Nève March-Ford Cosworth 66 +2 laps 26
11 40 Canada Gilles Villeneuve McLaren-Ford Cosworth 66 +2 laps 9
12 18 Australia Vern Schuppan Surtees-Ford Cosworth 66 +2 laps 23
13 30 United States Brett Lunger McLaren-Ford Cosworth 64 +4 laps 19
14 5 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford Cosworth 62 Engine 5
15 12 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 62 +6 laps 14
Ret 7 United Kingdom John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo 60 Fuel system 2
Ret 20 South Africa Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford Cosworth 59 Engine 4
Ret 28 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford Cosworth 42 Throttle 22
Ret 37 Italy Arturo Merzario March-Ford Cosworth 28 Transmission 17
Ret 16 Italy Riccardo Patrese Shadow-Ford Cosworth 20 Fuel pressure 25
Ret 4 France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 16 Brakes 18
Ret 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 16 Turbo 21
Ret 10 South Africa Ian Scheckter March-Ford Cosworth 6 Accident 24
Ret 3 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 3 Engine 16
Ret 23 France Patrick Tambay Ensign-Ford Cosworth 3 Electrical 10
Ret 24 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan Hesketh-Ford Cosworth 0 Accident 13
DNQ 9 Brazil Alex Riberio March-Ford Cosworth
DNQ 22 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ensign-Ford Cosworth
DNQ 38 United Kingdom Brian Henton March-Ford Cosworth
DNQ 36 Spain Emilio de Villota McLaren-Ford Cosworth
DNPQ 31 United Kingdom David Purley LEC-Ford Cosworth
DNPQ 33 United Kingdom Andy Sutcliffe March-Ford Cosworth
DNPQ 35 United Kingdom Guy Edwards BRM
DNPQ 44 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Surtees-Ford Cosworth
DNPQ 45 Australia Brian McGuire McGuire-Ford Cosworth
DNPQ 32 Finland Mikko Kozarowitzky March-Ford Cosworth
WD 25 Austria Harald Ertl Hesketh-Ford Cosworth

MilestonesEdit

  • First driver's appearance:
  • Final driver's appearance:
  • Only driver's appearance:
  • First constructor's appearance:
  • Final constructor's appearance:
    • LEC (causing to fail the pre-qualify session)
  • Only constructor's appearance:
    • McGuire (causing to fail the pre-qualify session)

StandingsEdit

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