1976 Japanese Grand Prix

The 1976 Japanese Grand Prix was Round 16 of the 1976 Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held at Fuji Speedway Japan on Sunday, 24 October 1976. Mario Andretti started on pole position in the Lotus Ford and was the race winner. The result of this Grand Prix sealed the outcome of the 1976 Drivers’ Championship and James Hunt won the title.

1976 Japanese Grand Prix Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamTyreLapsTime/RetiredRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapStartedPoints
15Mario AndrettiUnited StatesLotus FordGoodyear731:43:58.8601:43:58.860--19
24Patrick DepaillerFranceTyrrell FordGoodyear72+1 lap1 lap1 lap136
311James HuntGreat BritainMcLaren FordGoodyear72+1 lap1 lap24
419Alan JonesAustraliaSurtees FordGoodyear72+1 lap1 lap203
52Clay RegazzoniSwitzerlandFerrariGoodyear72+1 lap1 lap72
66Gunnar NilssonSwedenLotus FordGoodyear72+1 lap1 lap161
726Jacques LaffiteFranceLigier MatraGoodyear72+1 lap1 lap1:19.97011
824Harald ErtlAustriaHesketh FordGoodyear72+1 lap1 lap22
918Noritake TakaharaJapanSurtees FordGoodyear70+3 laps3 laps2 laps24
1017Jean-Pierre JarierFranceShadow FordGoodyear69+4 laps4 laps1 lap15
1151Masahiro HasemiJapanKojima FordDunlop66+7 laps7 laps3 laps10
DNF3Jody ScheckterSouth AfricaTyrrell FordGoodyear58Overheating15 laps8 laps5
DNF21Hans BinderAustriaWolf-Williams FordGoodyear49Wheel24 laps9 laps25
DNF16Tom PryceGreat BritainShadow FordGoodyear46Engine27 laps3 laps14
DNF9Vittorio BrambillaItalyMarch FordGoodyear38Electrical35 laps8 laps8
DNF34Hans-Joachim StuckGermanyMarch FordGoodyear37Electrical36 laps1 lap18
DNF12Jochen MassGermanyMcLaren FordGoodyear35Accident38 laps2 laps12
DNF28John WatsonGreat BritainPenske FordGoodyear33Engine40 laps2 laps4
DNF52Kazuyoshi HoshinoJapanTyrrell FordBridgestone27Tyre46 laps6 laps21
DNF20Arturo MerzarioItalyWolf-Williams FordGoodyear23Gearbox50 laps4 laps19
WD30Emerson FittipaldiBrazilFittipaldi FordGoodyear9Withdrew64 laps14 laps23
WD8Carlos PaceBrazilBrabham Alfa RomeoGoodyear7Withdrew66 laps2 laps6
WD1Niki LaudaAustriaFerrariGoodyear2Withdrew71 laps5 laps3
WD7Larry PerkinsAustraliaBrabham Alfa RomeoGoodyear1Withdrew72 laps1 lap17
DNF10Ronnie PetersonSwedenMarch FordGoodyearEngine73 laps1 lap9
DNQ54Tony TrimmerGreat BritainMaki Ford-73 laps