1979 Formula One season

sports season

The 1979 Formula One season crowned as champion Jody Scheckter.

Season reviewEdit

Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1   Argentine Grand Prix January 21 Oscar Gálvez   Jacques Laffite   Ligier-Ford Report
2   Brazilian Grand Prix February 4 Interlagos   Jacques Laffite   Ligier-Ford Report
3   South African Grand Prix March 3 Kyalami   Gilles Villeneuve   Ferrari Report
4   United States Grand Prix West April 8 Long Beach   Gilles Villeneuve   Ferrari Report
5   Spanish Grand Prix April 29 Jarama   Patrick Depailler   Ligier-Ford Report
6   Belgian Grand Prix May 13 Zolder   Jody Scheckter   Ferrari Report
7   Monaco Grand Prix May 27 Monaco   Jody Scheckter   Ferrari Report
8   French Grand Prix July 1 Dijon-Prenois   Jean-Pierre Jabouille   Renault Report
9   British Grand Prix July 14 Silverstone   Clay Regazzoni   Williams-Ford Report
10   German Grand Prix July 29 Hockenheimring   Alan Jones   Williams-Ford Report
11   Austrian Grand Prix August 12 Österreichring   Alan Jones   Williams-Ford Report
12   Dutch Grand Prix August 26 Zandvoort   Alan Jones   Williams-Ford Report
13   Italian Grand Prix September 9 Monza   Jody Scheckter   Ferrari Report
14   Canadian Grand Prix September 30 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve   Alan Jones   Williams-Ford Report
15   United States Grand Prix October 7 Watkins Glen   Gilles Villeneuve   Ferrari Report

1979 Drivers Championship final standingsEdit

Pos Driver ARG
 
BRA
 
RSA
 
USW
 
ESP
 
BEL
 
MON
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
AUT
 
NED
 
ITA
 
CAN
 
USE
 
Pts[1]
1   Jody Scheckter Ret 6 2 2 4 1 1 7 5 4 4 2 1 4 Ret 51 (60)
2   Gilles Villeneuve Ret 5 1 1 7 7 Ret 2 14 8 2 Ret 2 2 1 47 (53)
3   Alan Jones 9 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret 1 1 1 9 1 Ret 40 (43)
4   Jacques Laffite 1 1 Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 8 Ret 3 3 3 Ret Ret Ret 36
5   Clay Regazzoni 10 15 9 Ret Ret Ret 2 6 1 2 5 Ret 3 3 Ret 29 (32)
6   Carlos Reutemann 2 3 5 Ret 2 4 3 13 8 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 20 (25)
7   Patrick Depailler 4 2 Ret 5 1 Ret 5 20 (22)
8   René Arnoux Ret Ret Ret DNS 9 Ret Ret 3 2 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 2 17
9   John Watson 3 8 Ret Ret Ret 6 4 11 4 5 9 Ret Ret 6 6 15
10   Didier Pironi Ret 4 Ret DSQ 6 3 Ret Ret 10 9 7 Ret 10 5 3 14
11   Jean-Pierre Jarier Ret Ret 3 6 5 11 Ret 5 3 Ret 6 Ret Ret 14
12   Mario Andretti 5 Ret 4 4 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 10 Ret 14
13   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ret 10 Ret DNS Ret Ret NC 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 9
14   Niki Lauda Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret WD 4 WD 4
15   Elio de Angelis 7 12 Ret 7 Ret Ret DNQ 16 12 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 3
16   Nelson Piquet Ret Ret 7 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 3
17   Jacky Ickx Ret 6 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 3
18   Jochen Mass 8 7 12 9 8 Ret 6 15 Ret 6 Ret 6 Ret DNQ DNQ 3
19   Riccardo Patrese DNS 9 11 Ret 10 5 Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 2
20   Hans Joachim Stuck DNS Ret Ret DSQ 14 8 Ret DNS DNQ Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 5 2
21   Emerson Fittipaldi 6 11 13 Ret 11 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 8 7 1
22   Hector Rebaque Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 9 Ret DNQ 7 DNQ Ret DNQ 0
23   Patrick Tambay Ret Ret 10 Ret 13 DNQ DNQ 10 7 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
24   Ricardo Zunino 7 Ret 0
25   Geoff Lees 7 0
26   Derek Daly 11 13 DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ 8 Ret Ret 0
27   James Hunt Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
28   Jan Lammers Ret 14 Ret Ret 12 10 DNQ 18 11 10 Ret Ret DNQ 9 DNQ 0
29   Keke Rosberg 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret 0
30   Vittorio Brambilla 12 Ret DNQ 0
31   Patrick Gaillard DNQ 13 DNQ Ret DNQ 0
32   Bruno Giacomelli Ret 17 Ret Ret 0
  Arturo Merzario Ret DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
  Marc Surer DNQ DNQ Ret 0
  Gianfranco Brancatelli DNQ DNQ DNPQ 0
  Alex Ribeiro DNQ DNQ 0
Pos Driver ARG
 
BRA
 
RSA
 
USW
 
ESP
 
BEL
 
MON
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
AUT
 
NED
 
ITA
 
CAN
 
USE
 
Pts

ReferencesEdit

  1. Only the best 4 results from the first 7 races and the best 4 results from the last 8 races counted towards the Drivers' Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.