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Drivers and constructorsEdit

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1978 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No Driver Rounds
Ita Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312T2
312T3
Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 M 1 Aut Niki Lauda All
2 Uk James Hunt All
Uk Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell-Ford 008 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 3 Bra Nelson Piquet All
4 Aus Alan Jones All
Uk Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren-Ford M26 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 5 Can Gilles Villeneuve All
6 Uk John Watson All
Uk Parmalat Racing Team Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT46 Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 F12 G 7 Fr Jean-Pierre Jabouille All
8 Mex Pedro Rodriguez All
Uk Hollywood March Racing March-Ford 771 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 9 US Mario Andretti All
10 Bra Emerson Fittipaldi All
Uk Rotary Watches Stanley BRM BRM P208 BRM P203 3.0 V12 G 11 Swe Ronnie Peterson All
12 Arg Carlos Reutemann All
Uk John Player Team Lotus Lotus-Ford 78
79
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 14 Fr Jacques Laffite All
15 Fr François Cevert All
Uk Arrows Racing Team Arrows-Ford FA1
A1
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 16 Fr Patrick Depailler All
17 Ger Rolf Stommelen All
Ger ATS Racing Team ATS-Ford D1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 18 Swe Gunnar Nilsson All
19 Ire Derek Daly All
Uk Williams Grand Prix Engineering Williams-Ford FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 20 Fin Keke Rosberg All
21 Uk Tom Pryce All
Fr Equipe Renault Elf Renault RS01 Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 V6t M 22 SA Jody Scheckter All
23 Ger Jochen Mass All
Fr |Ligier Gitanes Ligier-Matra JS7
JS9
Matra MS78 3.0 V12 G 25 Bel Jacky Ickx All
26 Fr Patrick Tambay All

Season ReviewEdit

Round Grand Prix Location Pole Position Winning Driver Winning Constructor
1 Arg Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires Aut Niki Lauda Aut Niki Lauda Ita Ferrari
2 Bra Brazilian Grand Prix Jacarepaguá Aut Niki Lauda Uk James Hunt Ita Ferrari
3 SA South African Grand Prix Kyalami Aut Niki Lauda Aut Niki Lauda Ita Ferrari
4 Mon Monaco Grand Prix Monte-Carlo Uk James Hunt Uk James Hunt Ita Ferrari
5 Bel Belgian Grand Prix Zolder Aut Niki Lauda Can Gilles Villeneuve Uk McLaren-Ford
6 Spa Spanish Grand Prix Jarama Can Gilles Villeneuve Aut Niki Lauda Ita Ferrari
7 Swe Swedish Grand Prix Anderstorp Aus Alan Jones Uk James Hunt Ita Ferrari
8 Fr French Grand Prix Paul Ricard Uk James Hunt US Mario Andretti Uk March-Ford
9 Uk British Grand Prix Brands Hatch Aut Niki Lauda Aut Niki Lauda Ita Ferrari
10 Ger German Grand Prix Hockenheimring Aut Niki Lauda Bra Nelson Piquet Uk Tyrrell-Ford
11 Aut Austrian Grand Prix Österreichring Aut Niki Lauda Aut Niki Lauda Ita Ferrari
12 Ned Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort Aut Niki Lauda Aut Niki Lauda Ita Ferrari
13 Ita Italian Grand Prix Monza Uk James Hunt Bra Nelson Piquet Uk Tyrrell-Ford
14 US United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen Aut Niki Lauda Bel Jacky Ickx Fr Ligier-Matra
15 Can Canadian Grand Prix Île Notre-Dame Uk James Hunt Uk James Hunt Ita Ferrari
16 Jap Japanese Grand Prix Fuji Speedway Aut Niki Lauda Can Gilles Villeneuve Uk McLaren-Ford

1978 Drivers Championship StandingsEdit

Num Driver ARG
Arg
BRA
Bra
RSA
SA
ESP
Spa
MON
Mon
BEL
Bel
SWE
Swe
FRA
Fr
GBR
Uk
GER
Ger
AUT
Aut
NET
Ned
ITA
Ita
CAN
Can
USA
US
JPN
Jap
Points
1 Aut Niki Lauda 1 Ret 1 2 Ret 1 3 Ret 1 Ret 1 1 2 Ret 5 Ret 72
2 Uk James Hunt 3 1 2 1 3 Ret 1 Ret 4 2 Ret 2 Ret Ret 1 4 68
3 Arg Carlos Reutemann 2 10 Ret Ret Ret 7 4 6 2 Ret 3 Ret 8 2 2 2 38
4 Bra Nelson Piquet Ret 2 8 Ret 7 2 9 5 6 1 Ret Ret 1 11 3 7 37
5 Can Gilles Villeneuve Ret Ret 5 6 1 Ret 11 Ret Ret 4 Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 1 28
6 Bel Jacky Ickx 7 6 Ret 7 2 3 7 3 12 Ret 8 Ret Ret 1 4 8 27
7 Aus Alan Jones 11 Ret 9 Ret 10 8 2 2 3 5 10 Ret 3 Ret Ret 3 26
8 Swe Ronnie Peterson 5 4 3 4 6 6 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 4 4 3 6 Ret 25
9 US Mario Andretti Ret 3 7 10 Ret Ret 16 1 Ret 9 Ret 7 7 4 8 Ret 16
10 SA Jody Scheckter Ret 11 Ret 3 Ret 5 8 Ret Ret Ret 4 12 Ret 6 11 5 12
11 Uk John Watson 10 9 Ret Ret 15 13 5 Ret 13 Ret 2 5 6 10 14 Ret 11
12 Bra Emerson Fittipaldi 4 14 4 Ret 13 11 Ret 10 5 11 5 8 12 7 13 9 10
13 Fr Jacques Laffite 6 Ret Ret 9 4 Ret 14 4 Ret Ret 12 14 11 5 Ret Ret 9
14 Swe Gunnar Nilsson 14 8 Ret Ret 5 4 Ret 7 Ret 13 14 6 13 12 Ret Ret 6
15 Fr Patrick Tambay 12 12 12 13 11 15 12 12 15 3 6 11 Ret 8 7 Ret 5
16 Fin Keke Rosberg 8 7 6 Ret 12 9 13 Ret Ret 8 13 Ret 5 13 9 12 3
17 Fr François Cevert 9 5 10 8 Ret Ret Ret 13 14 7 9 Ret 14 Ret 12 10 2
18 Ger Jochen Mass 13 Ret Ret 5 16 Ret 17 Ret Ret 15 Ret 10 10 14 Ret Ret 2
19 Fr Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ret 15 Ret Ret 14 14 15 9 7 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 2
20 Mex Pedro Rodriguez Ret Ret 14 Ret 9 10 6 11 8 12 11 9 9 Ret 15 Ret 1
- Fr Patrick Depailler 16 13 Ret Ret 17 Ret 18 14 11 10 17 15 Ret 16 16 14 0
- Ger Rolf Stommelen 15 16 13 12 18 16 Ret Ret 17 16 15 16 15 17 17 15 0
- Ire Derek Daly Ret 17 Ret 11 8 12 Ret Ret 16 14 16 13 16 15 10 11 0
- Uk Tom Pryce Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 10 8 9 Ret 7 Ret Ret 9 Ret 13 0

1978 Constructors Championship StandingsEdit

Pos Constructor ARG
Arg
BRA
Bra
RSA
SA
ESP
Spa
MON
Mon
BEL
Bel
SWE
Swe
FRA
Fr
GBR
Uk
GER
Ger
AUT
Aut
NET
Ned
ITA
Ita
CAN
Can
USA
US
JPN
Jap
Points
1 Ita Ferrari 1 Ret 1 2 Ret 1 3 Ret 1 Ret 1 1 2 Ret 5 Ret 140
3 1 2 1 3 Ret 1 Ret 4 2 Ret 2 Ret Ret 1 4
2 Uk Tyrrell-Ford Ret 2 8 Ret 7 2 9 5 6 1 Ret Ret 1 11 3 7 63
11 Ret 9 Ret 10 8 2 2 3 5 10 Ret 3 Ret Ret 3
3 Uk BRM 5 4 3 4 6 6 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 4 4 3 6 Ret 63
2 10 Ret Ret Ret 7 4 6 2 Ret 3 Ret 8 2 2 2
4 Uk McLaren-Ford Ret Ret 5 6 1 Ret 11 Ret Ret 4 Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 1 39
10 9 Ret Ret 15 13 5 Ret 13 Ret 2 5 6 10 14 Ret
5 Fr Ligier-Matra 7 6 Ret 7 2 3 7 3 12 Ret 8 Ret Ret 1 4 8 32
12 12 12 13 11 15 12 12 15 3 6 11 Ret 8 7 Ret
6 Uk March-Ford Ret 3 7 10 Ret Ret 16 1 Ret 9 Ret 7 7 4 8 Ret 26
4 14 4 Ret 13 11 Ret 10 5 11 5 8 12 7 13 9
7 Fr Renault Ret 11 Ret 3 Ret 5 8 Ret Ret Ret 4 12 Ret 6 11 5 14
13 Ret Ret 5 16 Ret 17 Ret Ret 15 Ret 10 10 14 Ret Ret
8 Uk Lotus-Ford 6 Ret Ret 9 4 Ret 14 4 Ret Ret 12 14 11 5 Ret Ret 11
9 5 10 8 Ret Ret Ret 13 14 7 9 Ret 14 Ret 12 10
9 Ger ATS-Ford 14 8 Ret Ret 5 4 Ret 7 Ret 13 14 6 13 12 Ret Ret 6
Ret 17 Ret 11 8 12 Ret Ret 16 14 16 13 16 15 10 11
10 Uk Williams-Ford 8 7 6 Ret 12 9 13 Ret Ret 8 13 Ret 5 13 9 12 3
Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 10 8 9 Ret 7 Ret Ret 9 Ret 13
11 Uk Brabham-Alfa Romeo Ret 15 Ret Ret 14 14 15 9 7 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 3
Ret Ret 14 Ret 9 10 6 11 8 12 11 9 9 Ret 15 Ret
- Uk Arrows-Ford 16 13 Ret Ret 17 Ret 18 14 11 10 17 15 Ret 16 16 14 0
15 16 13 12 18 16 Ret Ret 17 16 15 16 15 17 17 15
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