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The 1978 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 15 January 1978 at Buenos Aires.


BackgroundEdit


Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1978 Argentine Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom Parmalat Racing Team Brabham BT45C Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 F12 G
2 United Kingdom John Watson United Kingdom Parmalat Racing Team Brabham BT45C Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 F12 G
3 France Didier Pironi United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 008 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
4 France Patrick Depailler United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 008 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 Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
7 United Kingdom James Hunt United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
8 France Patrick Tambay United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
9 Germany Jochen Mass West Germany ATS Racing Team ATS HS1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
10 France Jean-Pierre Jarier West Germany ATS Racing Team ATS HS1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
11 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312T2 Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 M
12 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312T2 Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 M
14 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Brazil Fittipaldi Automotive Fittipaldi F5A Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
16 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck United Kingdom Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN8 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
17 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni United Kingdom Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN8 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
18 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan 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 United States Danny Ongais United Kingdom Team Tissot Ensign Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
23 Italy Lamberto Leoni United Kingdom Team Tissot Ensign Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
24 United Kingdom Divina Galica United Kingdom Olympus Cameras Hesketh Racing Hesketh 308E Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
25 Mexico Héctor Rebaque Mexico Team Rebaque Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
26 France Jacques Laffite France Ligier Gitanes Ligier JS7 Matra MS76 3.0 V12 G
27 Australia Alan Jones United Kingdom Williams Grand Prix Engineering Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
30 United States Brett Lunger United Kingdom Liggett Group/BS Fabrications McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
32 United States Eddie Cheever Hong Kong Theodore Racing Hong Kong Theodore TR1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
37 Italy Arturo Merzario Italy Team Merzario Merzario A1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

GridEdit

RaceEdit

Pre-Race Edit

Report Edit

Post-Race Edit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 United States Mario Andretti United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 52 1:37:04.47 1 9
2 1 Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom Brabham-Alfa Romeo 52 +13.21 5 6
3 4 France Patrick Depailler United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 52 +13.64 10 4
4 7 United Kingdom James Hunt United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 52 +16.05 6 3
5 6 Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 52 +1:14.85 3 2
6 8 France Patrick Tambay United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 52 +1:19.90 9 1
7 11 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Italy Ferrari 52 +1:22.60 2
8 12 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Italy Ferrari 52 +1:38.88 7
9 14 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Brazil Fittipaldi-Ford Cosworth 52 +1:40.60 17
10 20 South Africa Jody Scheckter Canada Wolf-Ford Cosworth 52 +1:43.50 15
11 9 Germany Jochen Mass Germany ATS-Ford Cosworth 52 +1:49.07 13
12 10 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Germany ATS-Ford Cosworth 51 +1 Lap 11
13 30 United States Brett Lunger United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 51 +1 Lap 24
14 3 France Didier Pironi United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 51 +1 Lap 23
15 17 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni United Kingdom Shadow-Ford Cosworth 51 +1 Lap 16
16 26 France Jacques Laffite France Ligier-Matra 50 Engine 8
17 16 Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck United Kingdom Shadow-Ford Cosworth 50 +2 Laps 18
18 19 Italy Vittorio Brambilla United Kingdom Surtees-Ford Cosworth 50 +2 Laps 12
Ret 2 United Kingdom John Watson United Kingdom Brabham-Alfa Romeo 41 Engine 4
Ret 27 Australia Alan Jones United Kingdom Williams-Ford Cosworth 36 Fuel System 14
Ret 22 United States Danny Ongais United Kingdom Ensign-Ford Cosworth 35 Distributor 21
Ret 23 Italy Lamberto Leoni United Kingdom Ensign-Ford Cosworth 28 Engine 22
Ret 37 Italy Arturo Merzario Italy Merzario-Ford Cosworth 9 Differential 20
Ret 18 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan United Kingdom Surtees-Ford Cosworth 4 Overheating 19
DNQ 25 Mexico Héctor Rebaque United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth
DNQ 32 United States Eddie Cheever Hong Kong Theodore-Ford Cosworth
DNQ 24 United Kingdom Divina Galica United Kingdom Hesketh-Ford Cosworth
Source: [1]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

V T E 1978 Formula One Season
Teams Arrows • ATS • Brabham • Ensign • Ferrari • Fittipaldi • Hesketh • Ligier • Lotus • Martini • McLaren • Merzario • Renault • Shadow • Theodore • Tyrrell • Williams • Wolf
Engines Alfa Romeo • Ferrari • Ford Cosworth • Matra • Renault
Drivers Andretti • Arnoux • Binder • Bleekemolen • Brambilla • Cheever • Colombo • Daly • Depailler • Ertl • Fittipaldi • Gabbiani • Galica • Giacomelli • Gimax • Hunt • Ickx • Jabouille • Jarier • Jones • Keegan • Laffite • Lauda • Lees • Leoni • Lunger • Mass • Merzario • Ongais • Patrese • Peterson • Piquet • Pironi • Rahal • Rebaque • Regazzoni • Reutemann • Rosberg • Scheckter • Stommelen • Stuck • Tambay • Trimmer • Villeneuve • Watson
Cars Arrows A1 • Arrows FA1 • ATS D1 • ATS HS1 • Brabham BT45 • Brabham BT46 • Ensign N177 • Ferrari 312T • Fittipaldi F5A • Hesketh 308 • Ligier JS7 • Ligier JS9 • Lotus 78 • Lotus 79 • Martini MK23 • McLaren M23 • McLaren M26 • Merzario A1 • Renault RS01 • Shadow DN8 • Shadow DN9 • Theodore TR1 • Tyrrell 008 • Williams FW06 • Wolf WR1 • Wolf WR3 • Wolf WR4 • Wolf WR5 • Wolf WR6
Tyres Goodyear • Michelin
Races Argentina • Brazil • South Africa • United States West • Monaco • Belgium • Spain • Sweden • France • Britain • Germany • Austria • Netherlands • Italy • United States • Canada
See also 1977 Formula One Season • 1979 Formula One Season • Category
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