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The 1979 Formula One season was the 30th season of the FIA Formula One motor racing. The Drivers' Championship was won by Ferrari's Jody Scheckter. Ferrari also won the Constructors' Championship.


Teams and DriversEdit

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyres No. Driver Rounds
United Kingdom Martini Racing Team Lotus Lotus 79
80
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 1 United States Mario Andretti All
2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann All
United Kingdom Team Tyrrell
United Kingdom Candy Team Tyrrell
Tyrrell 009 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 3 France Didier Pironi All
4 France Jean-Pierre Jarier 1-9, 12-15
United Kingdom Geoff Lees 10
Ireland Derek Daly 11
33 Ireland Derek Daly 14-15
United Kingdom Parmalat Racing Team Brabham BT46
BT48
BT49
Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 F12
Alfa Romeo 1260 3.0 V8
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
G 5 Austria Niki Lauda 1-13
Argentina Ricardo Zunino 14-15
6 Brazil Nelson Piquet All
United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M26
M28
M28B
M28C
M29
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 7 United Kingdom John Watson All
8 France Patrick Tambay All
West Germany ATS Wheels ATS D2
D3
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 9 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck All
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312T3
312T4
312T4B
Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 M 11 South Africa Jody Scheckter All
12 Canada Gilles Villeneuve All
Brazil Fittipaldi Automotive Fittipaldi F5A
F6
F6A
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 14 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi All
19 Brazil Alex Ribeiro 14-15
France Equipe Renault Elf Renault RS01
RS10
Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 V6t M 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille All
16 France René Arnoux All
United Kingdom Samson Shadow Racing Team
United Kingdom Interscope Shadow Racing Team
Shadow DN9 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 17 Netherlands Jan Lammers All
18 Italy Elio de Angelis All
Canada Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing Wolf WR7
WR8
WR9
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 20 United Kingdom James Hunt 1-7
Finland Keke Rosberg 8-15
United Kingdom Team Ensign Ensign N177
N179
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 22 Ireland Derek Daly 1-7
France Patrick Gaillard 8-12
Switzerland Marc Surer 13-15
Italy Team Merzario Merzario A1B
A2
A4
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 24 Italy Arturo Merzario 1-6, 8-15
Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli 7
France Ligier Gitanes Ligier JS11 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 25 France Patrick Depailler 1-7
Belgium Jacky Ickx 8-15
26 France Jacques Laffite All
United Kingdom Albilad-Saudia Racing Team Williams FW06
FW07
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 27 Australia Alan Jones All
28 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni All
United Kingdom Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team Arrows A1B
A2
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese All
30 West Germany Jochen Mass All
Mexico Team Rebaque Lotus 79 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 31 Mexico Héctor Rebaque 1-6, 8-12
Rebaque HR100 13-15
Italy Autodelta Alfa Romeo 177
179
Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 F12
Alfa Romeo 1260 3.0 V12
G 35 Italy Bruno Giacomelli 6, 8, 13, 15
36 Italy Vittorio Brambilla 13-15
West Germany Willi Kauhsen Racing Team Kauhsen WK Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 36 Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli 5-6

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ResultsEdit

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Non-Championship Race ResultsEdit

V T E Formula One Seasons
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