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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

Constructor Chassis Tyre No. Driver Rounds
Team Engine
Lotus-Ford Cosworth 79
80
G 1 United States Mario Andretti All
United Kingdom Martini Racing Team Lotus Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann All
Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 009 G 3 France Didier Pironi All
United Kingdom Team Tyrrell Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 4 France Jean-Pierre Jarier 1-9, 12-15
4 United Kingdom Geoff Lees 10
4
33
Ireland Derek Daly 11, 14-15
Brabham-Alfa Romeo
Brabham-Ford Cosworth
BT46
BT48
BT49
G 5 Austria Niki Lauda 1-13
United Kingdom Parmalat Racing Team Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0
Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 3.0
Cosworth DFV V8 3.0
5 Argentina Ricardo Zunino 14-15
6 Brazil Nelson Piquet All
McLaren-Ford Cosworth M26
M28
M28B
M28C
M29
G 7 United Kingdom John Watson All
United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 8 France Patrick Tambay All
ATS-Ford Cosworth D2
D3
G 9 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck All
West Germany ATS Wheels Cosworth DFV V8 3.0
Ferrari 312T3
312T4
312T4B
M 11 South Africa Jody Scheckter All
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 015 F12 3.0 12 Canada Gilles Villeneuve All
Fittipaldi-Ford Cosworth F5A
F6
F6A
G 14 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi All
Brazil Fittipaldi Automotive Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 19 Brazil Alex Ribeiro 14-15
Renault RS01
RS10
M 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille All
France Equipe Renault Elf Renault EF1 V6t 1.5 16 France René Arnoux 14-15

Driver changesEdit

Team changesEdit

CalendarEdit

Calendar changesEdit

Results, Standings and StatisticsEdit

ResultsEdit

Standings and StatisticsEdit

Non-Championship Race ResultsEdit

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