1978 United States Grand Prix West

The 1978 USA West Grand Prix was Round 4 of the 1978 Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held on the streets of Long Beach, California, United States on Sunday, 2 April 1978. Carlos Reutemann started on pole position for Ferrari and was the race winner.

1978 USA West Grand Prix Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamTyreLapsTime/RetiredRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapLapSpeedStartedPoints
111Carlos ReutemannArgentinaFerrariMichelin801:52:01.3011:52:01.301--1:22.323140.17219
25Mario AndrettiUnited StatesLotus FordGoodyear80+11.0611:52:12.362+11.061+11.0611:22.835139.94146
34Patrick DepaillerFranceTyrrell FordGoodyear80+28.9511:52:30.252+28.951+17.8901:22.871139.571124
46Ronnie PetersonSwedenLotus FordGoodyear80+45.6031:52:46.904+45.603+16.6521:22.626139.22763
526Jacques LaffiteFranceLigier MatraGoodyear80+1:22.8841:53:24.185+1:22.884+37.2811:22.569138.464142
635Riccardo PatreseItalyArrows FordGoodyear79+1 lap1:52:21.3271 lap1 lap1:22.655138.01991
727Alan JonesAustraliaWilliams FordGoodyear79+1 lap1:53:02.2211 lap+40.8941:22.21527137.1878
814Emerson FittipaldiBrazilFittipaldi FordGoodyear79+1 lap1:53:06.8211 lap+4.6001:22.868137.09415
936Rolf StommelenGermanyArrows FordGoodyear79+1 lap1:53:08.5851 lap+1.7641:23.330137.05818
1017Clay RegazzoniSwitzerlandShadow FordGoodyear79+1 lap1:53:10.6811 lap+2.0961:23.641137.01620
1110Jean-Pierre JarierFranceATS FordGoodyear75+5 laps1:52:50.1935 laps4 laps1:24.703130.51619
128Patrick TambayFranceMcLaren FordGoodyear74Accident6 laps1 lap1:22.91511
DNF20Jody ScheckterSouth AfricaWolf FordGoodyear59Accident1:23.07010
DNF19Vittorio BrambillaItalySurtees FordGoodyear50Transmission1:24.24217
DNF15Jean-Pierre JabouilleFranceRenaultMichelin43Turbo1:23.73213
DNF12Gilles VilleneuveCanadaFerrariMichelin38Accident1:22.5752
DNF1Niki LaudaAustriaBrabham Alfa RomeoGoodyear27Ignition1:22.7273
DNF3Didier PironiFranceTyrrell FordGoodyear25Gearbox1:25.23222
DNF37Arturo MerzarioItalyMerzario FordGoodyear17Gearbox1:26.75621
DNF9Jochen MassGermanyATS FordGoodyear11Brakes1:24.73414
DNF2John WatsonGreat BritainBrabham Alfa RomeoGoodyear9Gearbox1:23.4545
DNF7James HuntGreat BritainMcLaren FordGoodyear5Accident1:24.2037
DNQ30Brett LungerUnited StatesMcLaren FordGoodyear
DNQ23Lamberto LeoniItalyEnsign FordGoodyear
DNPQ32Keke RosbergFinlandTheodore FordGoodyear
DNPQ25Hector RebaqueMexicoLotus FordGoodyear
DNPQ39Danny OngaisUnited StatesShadow FordGoodyear
DNPQ24Derek DalyIrelandHeskethGoodyear