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The 1978 Formula One season was the 29th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. Included was the F1 World Championship and one non-championship race. The season commenced on January 15, 1978 in Argentina, and ended on October 8 in Canada after sixteen races.

The World Drivers' Champion was American Mario Andretti, who drove for the Constructors' Champions, Lotus-Ford Cosworth. It would be Andretti's only title, and Lotus' last title.

The season was marred by the death of Andretti's teammate, Ronnie Peterson, at the Italian Grand Prix. Peterson finished second the Championship.


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