1979 Argentine Grand Prix

The 1979 Argentine Grand Prix was Round 1 of the 1979 Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday, 21 January 1979. Jacques Laffite started on pole position in the Ligier Ford and was the race winner.

1979 Argentine Grand Prix Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamTyreLapsTime/RetiredRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapLapSpeedStartedPoints
126Jacques LaffiteFranceLigier FordGoodyear531:36:03.211:36:03.210--1:46.91042197.58619
22Carlos ReutemannArgentinaLotus FordGoodyear53+14.9401:36:18.150+14.940+14.9401:47.44030197.07536
37John WatsonGreat BritainMcLaren FordGoodyear53+1:28.8101:37:32.020+1:28.810+1:13.8701:48.9903194.58764
425Patrick DepaillerFranceLigier FordGoodyear53+1:41.7201:37:44.930+1:41.720+12.9101:47.90038194.15923
51Mario AndrettiUnited StatesLotus FordGoodyear52+1 lap1 lap1 lap1:49.7403872
614Emerson FittipaldiBrazilFittipaldi FordGoodyear52+1 lap1 lap1:50.29022111
718Elio de AngelisItalyShadow FordGoodyear52+1 lap1 lap1:50.3503116
830Jochen MassGermanyArrows FordGoodyear51+2 laps2 laps1 lap1:50.6203814
927Alan JonesAustraliaWilliams FordGoodyear51+2 laps2 laps1:50.6103115
1028Clay RegazzoniSwitzerlandWilliams FordGoodyear51+2 laps2 laps1:51.1303517
1122Derek DalyIrelandEnsign FordGoodyear51+2 laps2 laps1:53.2303524
DNF12Gilles VilleneuveCanadaFerrariMichelin48Engine1:48.5403510
DNF31Hector RebaqueMexicoLotus FordGoodyear46Suspension1:49.8603719
DNF20James HuntGreat BritainWolf FordGoodyear42Transmission1:51.2103821
DNF17Jan LammersNetherlandsShadow FordGoodyear42Electrical1:52.1304218
DNF4Jean-Pierre JarierFranceTyrrell FordGoodyear15Engine1:49.730114
DNF15Jean-Pierre JabouilleFranceRenaultMichelin15Engine1:50.7901412
DNF5Niki LaudaAustriaBrabham Alfa RomeoGoodyear8Fuel System1:52.650323
DNF16Rene ArnouxFranceRenaultMichelin6Engine1:52.300425
DNF8Patrick TambayFranceMcLaren FordGoodyearCollision5
DNF11Jody ScheckterSouth AfricaFerrariMichelinCollision8
DNF3Didier PironiFranceTyrrell FordGoodyearCollision9
DNF6Nelson PiquetBrazilBrabham Alfa RomeoGoodyearCollision20
DNF24Arturo MerzarioItalyMerzario FordGoodyearCollision22
DNS29Riccardo PatreseItalyArrows FordGoodyear13
DNQ9Hans Joachim StuckGermanyATS FordGoodyear