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1979 Formula One season

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The 1979 Formula One season crowned as champion Jody Scheckter.

Season reviewEdit

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.