Formula 1 World Championship 1978 Round 02 Brazil

The 1978 Brazilian Grand Prix was Round 2 of the 1978 Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sunday, 29 January 1978. Ronnie Peterson started on pole position in the Lotus Ford and Carlos Reutemann was the race winner for Ferrari.

1978 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamTyreLapsTime/RetiredRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapLapSpeedStartedPoints
111Carlos ReutemannArgentinaFerrariMichelin631:49:59.8601:49:59.860--1:43.07035172.89049
214Emerson FittipaldiBrazilFittipaldi FordGoodyear63+49.1301:50:48.990+49.130+49.1301:44.060171.61076
31Niki LaudaAustriaBrabham Alfa RomeoGoodyear63+57.0201:50:56.880+57.020+7.8901:43.570171.410104
45Mario AndrettiUnited StatesLotus FordGoodyear63+1:33.1201:51:32.980+1:33.120+36.1001:43.810170.48033
517Clay RegazzoniSwitzerlandShadow FordGoodyear62+1 lap1 lap1 lap1:44.570152
63Didier PironiFranceTyrrell FordGoodyear62+1 lap1 lap1:45.260191
79Jochen MassGermanyATS FordGoodyear62+1 lap1 lap1:45.79020
82John WatsonGreat BritainBrabham Alfa RomeoGoodyear61+2 laps2 laps1 lap1:45.01021
926Jacques LaffiteFranceLigier MatraGoodyear61+2 laps2 laps1:44.37014
1036Riccardo PatreseItalyArrows FordGoodyear59+4 laps4 laps2 laps1:44.04018
1127Alan JonesAustraliaWilliams FordGoodyear58+5 laps5 laps1 lap1:43.2508
DNF25Hector RebaqueMexicoLotus FordGoodyear40Physical1:45.58022
DNF12Gilles VilleneuveCanadaFerrariMichelin35Spun Off1:43.9406
DNF8Patrick TambayFranceMcLaren FordGoodyear34Spun Off1:44.3405
DNF7James HuntGreat BritainMcLaren FordGoodyear25Spun Off1:44.6102
DNF16Hans-Joachim StuckGermanyShadow FordGoodyear25Fuel System1:44.7809
DNF20Jody ScheckterSouth AfricaWolf FordGoodyear16Accident1:45.57012
DNF6Ronnie PetersonSwedenLotus FordGoodyear15Collision1:44.8001
DNF22Danny OngaisUnited StatesEnsign FordGoodyear13Brakes1:48.29023
DNF30Brett LungerUnited StatesMcLaren FordGoodyear11Overheating1:46.02013
DNF4Patrick DepaillerFranceTyrrell FordGoodyear8Accident1:46.38011
DNF18Rupert KeeganGreat BritainSurtees FordGoodyear5Accident1:48.29024
DNS10Jean-Pierre JarierFranceATS FordGoodyearTransmission16
DNS23Lamberto LeoniItalyEnsign FordGoodyear17
DNS10Jean-Pierre JarierFranceATS FordGoodyear
DNQ37Arturo MerzarioItalyMerzario FordGoodyear
DNQ32Eddie CheeverUnited StatesTheodore FordGoodyear
DNQ19Vittorio BrambillaItalySurtees FordGoodyear
DNQ24Divina GalicaGreat BritainHeskethGoodyear