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1976 Formula One season

sports season

The 1976 Formula One season crowned James Hunt as champion.

Teams and driversEdit

The following teams and drivers contested the 1976 World Championship of F1 Drivers and the 1976 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No Driver Rounds
  Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 312T
312T2
Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 G 1   Niki Lauda 1–10, 13–16
2   Clay Regazzoni 1–10, 12–16
35   Carlos Reutemann 13
  Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell-Ford 007
P34
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 3   Jody Scheckter All
4   Patrick Depailler All
  John Player Team Lotus Lotus-Ford 77 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 5   Ronnie Peterson 1
  Bob Evans 2–3
  Mario Andretti 4–5, 7–16
6 1
  Gunnar Nilsson 2–16
  Martini Racing Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT45 Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 F12 G 7   Carlos Reutemann 1–12
  Rolf Stommelen 13
  Larry Perkins 14–16
8   Carlos Pace All
77   Rolf Stommelen 10
  Beta Team March March-Ford 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 9   Vittorio Brambilla All
  Lavazza March 10   Lella Lombardi 1
  March Engineering
  Theodore Racing
  Ronnie Peterson 2–16
34   Hans-Joachim Stuck All
  Ovoro Team March 35   Arturo Merzario 3–9
  Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren-Ford M23
M26
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 11   James Hunt All
12   Jochen Mass All
  Shellsport/Whiting Surtees-Ford TS16 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 13   Divina Galica 9
  Stanley BRM BRM P201B BRM P200 3.0 V12 G 14   Ian Ashley 1
  Lexington Racing Tyrrell-Ford 007 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 15   Ian Scheckter 2
  Shadow Racing Team Shadow-Ford DN5B
DN8
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 16   Tom Pryce All
17   Jean-Pierre Jarier All
  Team Surtees Surtees-Ford TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 18   Brett Lunger 2–5, 7–11, 13–15
  Conny Andersson 12
  Noritake Takahara 16
  Durex Team Surtees 19   Alan Jones 3–16
  Wolf-Williams Racing Wolf-Williams-Ford FW04
FW05
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 20   Jacky Ickx 1–6, 8–9
  Arturo Merzario 10–16
21   Renzo Zorzi 1
  Michel Leclère 2–8
  Chris Amon 14
  Warwick Brown 15
  Hans Binder 16
  Masami Kuwashima 16
  Team Ensign Ensign-Ford N174
N176
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 22   Chris Amon 2–7, 9–10
  Patrick Nève 8
  Hans Binder 11
  Jacky Ickx 12–15
  Hesketh Racing Hesketh-Ford 308D Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 24   Harald Ertl 2–16
  Penthouse Rizla Racing with Hesketh 25   Guy Edwards 5, 8–10, 13–14
  Rolf Stommelen 12
  Alex Ribeiro 15
  Mapfre-Williams Williams-Ford FW04 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 25   Emilio Zapico 4
  Ligier Gitanes Ligier-Matra JS5 Matra MS73 3.0 V12 G 26   Jacques Laffite All
  Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing Parnelli-Ford VPJ4B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 27   Mario Andretti 2–3
  Citibank Team Penske Penske-Ford PC3
PC4
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 28   John Watson All
  Copersucar-Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford FD03
FD04
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 30   Emerson Fittipaldi All
31   Ingo Hoffmann 1, 3–4, 8
  RAM Racing Brabham-Ford BT44B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 32   Loris Kessel 4–5, 7–8, 11
  Bob Evans 9
33   Emilio de Villota 4
  Patrick Nève 5
  Jac Nellemann 7
  Damien Magee 8
  Lella Lombardi 9-11
  HB Bewaking Alarm Systems Boro-Ford 001 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 37   Larry Perkins 4–7, 12–13
40
  Scuderia Gulf Rondini Tyrrell-Ford 007 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 37   Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi 10–13
39
40
  Team Norev / B&S Fabrications Surtees-Ford TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 38   Henri Pescarolo 6, 8–15
  F&S Properties Penske-Ford PC3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 39   Boy Hayje 12
  ÖASC Racing Team Tyrrell-Ford 007 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 39   Otto Stuppacher 13–15
  Team P R Reilly Shadow-Ford DN3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 40   Mike Wilds 9
  Kojima Engineering Kojima-Ford KE007 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 D 51   Masahiro Hasemi 16
  Heros Racing Tyrrell-Ford 007 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 B 52   Kazuyoshi Hoshino 16
  Maki Engineering Maki-Ford F102A Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 54   Tony Trimmer 16


Season reviewEdit

1976 Drivers Championship final standingsEdit

Pos Driver BRA
 
RSA
 
USW
 
ESP
 
BEL
 
MON
 
SWE
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
AUT
 
NED
 
ITA
 
CAN
 
USA
 
JPN
 
Pts
1   James Hunt Ret 2 Ret 1 Ret Ret 5 1 DSQ 1 4 1 Ret 1 1 3 69
2   Niki Lauda 1 1 2 2 1 1 3 Ret 1 Ret 4 8 3 Ret 68
3   Jody Scheckter 5 4 Ret Ret 4 2 1 6 2 2 Ret 5 5 4 2 Ret 49
4   Patrick Depailler 2 9 3 Ret Ret 3 2 2 Ret Ret Ret 7 6 2 Ret 2 39
5   Clay Regazzoni 7 Ret 1 11 2 14 6 Ret Ret 9 2 2 6 7 5 31
6   Mario Andretti Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 12 5 3 Ret 3 Ret 1 22
7   John Watson Ret 5 NC Ret 7 10 Ret 3 3 7 1 Ret 11 10 6 Ret 20
8   Jacques Laffite Ret Ret 4 12 3 12 4 14 Ret Ret 2 Ret 3 Ret Ret 7 20
9   Jochen Mass 6 3 5 Ret 6 5 11 15 Ret 3 7 9 Ret 5 4 Ret 19
10   Gunnar Nilsson Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 3 Ret 13 12 Ret 6 11
11   Ronnie Peterson Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 7 19 Ret Ret 6 Ret 1 9 Ret Ret 10
12   Tom Pryce 3 7 Ret 8 10 7 9 8 4 8 Ret 4 8 11 Ret Ret 10
13   Hans-Joachim Stuck 4 12 Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 8
14   Carlos Pace 10 Ret 9 6 Ret 9 8 4 8 4 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 7
15   Alan Jones NC 9 5 Ret 13 Ret 5 10 Ret 8 12 16 8 4 7
16   Carlos Reutemann 12 Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 3
17   Emerson Fittipaldi 13 17 6 Ret DNQ 6 Ret Ret 6 13 Ret Ret 15 Ret 9 Ret 3
18   Chris Amon 14 8 5 Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 2
19   Vittorio Brambilla Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 7 14 Ret Ret 1
20   Rolf Stommelen 6 12 Ret 1
21   Harald Ertl 15 DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ Ret Ret 7 Ret 8 Ret 16 DNS 13 8 0
22   Jean-Pierre Jarier Ret Ret 7 Ret 9 8 12 12 9 11 Ret 10 19 18 10 10 0
23   Jacky Ickx 8 16 DNQ 7 DNQ DNQ 10 DNQ Ret 10 13 Ret 0
24   Larry Perkins 13 8 DNQ Ret Ret Ret 17 Ret Ret 0
25   Henri Pescarolo DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 9 11 17 19 NC 0
26   Arturo Merzario DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 14 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret 0
27   Renzo Zorzi 9 0
28   Noritake Takahara 9 0
29   Michel Leclère 13 DNQ 10 11 11 Ret 13 0
30   Brett Lunger 11 DNQ DNQ Ret 15 16 Ret Ret 10 14 15 11 0
31   Bob Evans 10 DNQ 0
32   Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi 14 11 DNQ 18 0
33   Ingo Hoffman 11 DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
34   Masahiro Hasemi 11 0
35   Loris Kessel DNQ 12 Ret DNQ NC 0
36   Lella Lombardi 14 DNQ DNQ 12 0
37   Alex Ribeiro 12 0
38   Warwick Brown 14 0
39   Guy Edwards DNQ 17 Ret 15 DNS 20 0
40   Patrick Nève Ret 18 0
  Hans Binder Ret Ret 0
  Ian Ashley Ret 0
  Ian Scheckter Ret 0
  Boy Hayje Ret 0
  Conny Andersson Ret 0
  Kazuyoshi Hoshino Ret 0
  Otto Stuppacher DNS DNQ DNQ 0
  Emilio de Villota DNQ 0
  Emilio Zapico DNQ 0
  Damien Magee DNQ 0
  Mike Wilds DNQ 0
  Divina Galica DNQ 0
  Tony Trimmer DNQ 0
Pos Driver BRA
 
RSA
 
USW
 
ESP
 
BEL
 
MON
 
SWE
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
AUT
 
NED
 
ITA
 
CAN
 
USA
 
JPN
 
Pts
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)