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Drivers and constructorsEdit

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1979 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No Driver Rounds
Ita Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312T3
312T4
Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 M 1 Aut Niki Lauda All
2 Uk James Hunt All
Uk Team Tyrrell Tyrrell-Ford 009 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 3 Bra Nelson Piquet All
4 Aus Alan Jones All
Uk Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren-Ford M26
M28
M29
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 5 Can Gilles Villeneuve All
6 Fr Didier Pironi All
Uk Parmalat Racing Team Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT46
BT48
BT49
Alfa Romeo 1260 3.0 V12 G 7 Fr Jean-Pierre Jabouille All
8 Bel Jacky Ickx All
Uk Hollywood March Racing March-Ford 772 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 9 US Mario Andretti All
10 Bra Emerson Fittipaldi All
Uk Rotary Watches Stanley BRM BRM P209 BRM P203 3.0 V12 G 11 Swe Ronnie Peterson All
12 Arg Carlos Reutemann All
Uk Martini Racing Team Lotus Lotus-Ford 79
80
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 14 Fr Jacques Laffite All
15 Fr François Cevert All
Uk Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team Arrows-Ford A1B
A2
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 16 Fr Patrick Depailler All
17 Ger Rolf Stommelen All
Ger ATS Wheels ATS-Ford D2
D3
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 18 Uk Tom Pryce All
19 Ita Riccardo Patrese All
Uk Albilad-Saudia Racing Team Williams-Ford FW06
FW07
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 20 Fin Keke Rosberg All
21 Ger Jochen Mass All
Fr Equipe Renault Elf Renault RS01
RS10
Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 V6t M 22 SA Jody Scheckter All
23 Ita Elio de Angelis All
Fr Ligier Gitanes Ligier-Ford JS11 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 25 Fr Rene Arnoux 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 Interlagos Aus Alan Jones Aus Alan Jones Uk Tyrrell-Ford
3 SA South African Grand Prix Kyalami Aut Niki Lauda Fin Keke Rosberg Uk Williams-Ford
4 Spa Spanish Grand Prix Jarama Bra Nelson Piquet Arg Carlos Reutemann Uk BRM
5 Bel Belgian Grand Prix Zolder Arg Carlos Reutemann Aut Niki Lauda Ita Ferrari
6 Mon Monaco Grand Prix Monte-Carlo Bra Nelson Piquet Can Gilles Villeneuve Uk McLaren-Ford
7 Swe Swedish Grand Prix Anderstorp Bra Nelson Piquet Bra Nelson Piquet Uk Tyrrell-Ford
8 Fr French Grand Prix Dijon-Prenois Aus Alan Jones Can Gilles Villeneuve Uk McLaren-Ford
9 Uk British Grand Prix Silverstone Aus Alan Jones Aus Alan Jones Uk Tyrrell-Ford
10 Ger German Grand Prix Hockenheimring Aus Alan Jones Aus Alan Jones Uk Tyrrell-Ford
11 Aut Austrian Grand Prix Österreichring Can Gilles Villeneuve Can Gilles Villeneuve Uk McLaren-Ford
12 Ned Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort Aus Alan Jones Swe Ronnie Peterson Uk BRM
13 Ita Italian Grand Prix Monza Aut Niki Lauda Aut Niki Lauda Ita Ferrari
14 Can Canadian Grand Prix Île Notre-Dame Bra Nelson Piquet Bra Nelson Piquet Uk Tyrrell-Ford
15 US United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen Fin Keke Rosberg Fin Keke Rosberg Uk Williams-Ford
16 Jap Japanese Grand Prix Fuji Speedway Aut Niki Lauda Aut Niki Lauda Ita Ferrari

1979 Drivers Championship StandingsEdit

Num Driver ARG
Arg
BRA
Bra
RSA
SA
ESP
Spa
BEL
Bel
MON
Mon
SWE
Swe
FRA
Fr
GBR
Uk
GER
Ger
AUT
Aut
NET
Ned
ITA
Ita
CAN
Can
USA
US
JPN
Jap
Points
1 Aus Alan Jones Ret 1 Ret 5 2 Ret 2 2 1 1 2 Ret 4 8 2 4 65
2 Aut Niki Lauda 1 2 Ret 8 1 Ret 5 10 2 6 4 2 1 5 Ret 1 62
3 Can Gilles Villeneuve 2 4 3 6 4 1 Ret 1 Ret Ret 1 3 7 2 Ret Ret 54
4 Bra Nelson Piquet 3 8 Ret 2 Ret Ret 1 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 Ret Ret 32
5 Swe Ronnie Peterson Ret Ret 6 Ret 5 Ret 7 Ret 8 2 7 1 3 3 6 7 27
6 Arg Carlos Reutemann 4 Ret Ret 1 3 2 6 5 Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 27
7 Fin Keke Rosberg Ret Ret 1 Ret 7 Ret Ret 7 Ret 7 Ret 4 Ret Ret 1 Ret 21
8 Fr Patrick Tambay 13 5 Ret 4 8 4 Ret Ret 11 13 Ret 7 2 10 4 6 18
9 Fr Didier Pironi Ret 3 5 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret 3 3 16
10 Ita Elio de Angelis 6 6 12 Ret 16 3 3 9 13 8 Ret Ret 8 4 Ret 10 13
11 Uk James Hunt 8 Ret 7 3 14 Ret 4 Ret 6 Ret 5 6 Ret Ret 7 5 13
12 Bel Jacky Ickx 5 13 8 11 6 7 10 6 Ret 15 Ret 9 10 11 5 2 12
13 Ger Jochen Mass Ret Ret 11 7 Ret 5 Ret 8 4 4 3 8 Ret 7 10 Ret 12
14 Fr Jacques Laffite Ret Ret 2 Ret 10 Ret 11 Ret 5 Ret 6 Ret 12 Ret 14 Ret 9
15 SA Jody Scheckter 7 9 9 12 Ret Ret Ret 12 3 3 Ret 10 6 Ret Ret Ret 9
16 Fr Rene Arnoux Ret 12 10 Ret 15 6 13 4 7 11 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 6
17 US Mario Andretti Ret Ret 4 Ret 9 9 Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret 13 9 Ret 12 Ret 3
18 Fr François Cevert 11 11 14 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret 14 9 10 12 Ret 6 9 Ret 1
- Fr Patrick Depailler 14 14 15 17 Ret 10 Ret 16 16 16 Ret 15 14 Ret 15 Ret 0
- Ger Rolf Stommelen Ret 15 16 16 17 Ret 15 15 17 17 11 Ret 15 12 Ret 13 0
- Uk Tom Pryce Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 8 Ret 12 Ret 9 11 13 9 11 Ret 0
- Ita Riccardo Patrese 12 10 Ret 10 12 11 12 13 Ret 14 Ret Ret 11 Ret 8 12 0
- Bra Emerson Fittipaldi 10 7 Ret 13 11 Ret 9 11 15 12 8 14 Ret Ret 13 9 0
- Fr Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9 Ret 13 15 13 Ret 14 Ret 9 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 0

1979 Constructors Championship StandingsEdit

Pos Constructor ARG
Arg
BRA
Bra
RSA
SA
ESP
Spa
BEL
Bel
MON
Mon
SWE
Swe
FRA
Fr
GBR
Uk
GER
Ger
AUT
Aut
NET
Ned
ITA
Ita
CAN
Can
USA
US
JPN
Jap
Points
1 Uk Tyrrell-Ford 3 8 Ret 2 Ret Ret 1 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 Ret Ret 97
Ret 1 Ret 5 2 Ret 2 2 1 1 2 Ret 4 8 2 4
2 Ita Ferrari 1 2 Ret 8 1 Ret 5 10 2 6 4 2 1 5 Ret 1 75
8 Ret 7 3 14 Ret 4 Ret 6 Ret 5 6 Ret Ret 7 5
3 Uk McLaren-Ford 2 4 3 6 4 1 Ret 1 Ret Ret 1 3 7 2 Ret Ret 70
Ret 3 5 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret 3 3
4 Uk BRM Ret Ret 6 Ret 5 Ret 7 Ret 8 2 7 1 3 3 6 7 54
4 Ret Ret 1 3 2 6 5 Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8
5 Uk Williams-Ford Ret Ret 1 Ret 7 Ret Ret 7 Ret 7 Ret 4 Ret Ret 1 Ret 33
Ret Ret 11 7 Ret 5 Ret 8 4 4 3 8 Ret 7 10 Ret
6 Fr Ligier-Ford Ret 12 10 Ret 15 6 13 4 7 11 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 24
13 5 Ret 4 8 4 Ret Ret 11 13 Ret 7 2 10 4 6
7 Fr Renault 7 9 9 12 Ret Ret Ret 12 3 3 Ret 10 6 Ret Ret Ret 22
6 6 12 Ret 16 3 3 9 13 8 Ret Ret 8 4 Ret 10
8 Uk Brabham-Alfa Romeo 9 Ret 13 15 13 Ret 14 Ret 9 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 12
5 13 8 11 6 7 10 6 Ret 15 Ret 9 10 11 5 2
9 Uk Lotus-Ford Ret Ret 2 Ret 10 Ret 11 Ret 5 Ret 6 Ret 12 Ret 14 Ret 10
11 11 14 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret 14 9 10 12 Ret 6 9 Ret
10 Uk March-Ford Ret Ret 4 Ret 9 9 Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret 13 9 Ret 12 Ret 3
10 7 Ret 13 11 Ret 9 11 15 12 8 14 Ret Ret 13 9
- Uk Arrows-Ford 14 14 15 17 Ret 10 Ret 16 16 16 Ret 15 14 Ret 15 Ret 0
Ret 15 16 16 17 Ret 15 15 17 17 11 Ret 15 12 Ret 13
- Ger ATS-Ford Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 8 Ret 12 Ret 9 11 13 9 11 Ret 0
12 10 Ret 10 12 11 12 13 Ret 14 Ret Ret 11 Ret 8 12
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