Formula 1 World Championship 1979 Round 02 Brazil

The 1979 Brazilian Grand Prix was Round 2 of the 1979 Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held in Interlagos, Brazil on Sunday, 4 February 1979. Jacques Laffite started on pole position in the Ligier Ford and was the race winner.

1979 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamTyreLapsTime/RetiredRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapLapSpeedStartedPoints
126Jacques LaffiteFranceLigier FordGoodyear401:40:09.641:40:09.640--2:28.76023188.67019
225Patrick DepaillerFranceLigier FordGoodyear40+5.2801:40:14.920+5.280+5.2802:29.400188.50026
32Carlos ReutemannArgentinaLotus FordGoodyear40+44.1401:40:53.780+44.140+38.8602:30.570187.29034
43Didier PironiFranceTyrrell FordGoodyear40+1:25.8801:41:35.520+1:25.880+41.7402:30.880186.01083
512Gilles VilleneuveCanadaFerrariMichelin39+1 lap1 lap1 lap2:30.54052
611Jody ScheckterSouth AfricaFerrariMichelin39+1 lap1 lap2:30.44061
730Jochen MassGermanyArrows FordGoodyear39+1 lap1 lap2:33.03019
87John WatsonGreat BritainMcLaren FordGoodyear39+1 lap1 lap2:32.95014
929Riccardo PatreseItalyArrows FordGoodyear39+1 lap1 lap2:33.64016
1015Jean-Pierre JabouilleFranceRenaultMichelin39+1 lap1 lap2:29.9707
1114Emerson FittipaldiBrazilFittipaldi FordGoodyear39+1 lap1 lap2:30.3909
1218Elio de AngelisItalyShadow FordGoodyear39+1 lap1 lap2:34.34020
1322Derek DalyIrelandEnsign FordGoodyear39+1 lap1 lap2:34.68023
1417Jan LammersNetherlandsShadow FordGoodyear39+1 lap1 lap2:34.78021
1528Clay RegazzoniSwitzerlandWilliams FordGoodyear38+2 laps2 laps1 lap2:33.74017
DNF27Alan JonesAustraliaWilliams FordGoodyear33Fuel System2:33.19013
DNF9Hans-Joachim StuckGermanyATS FordGoodyear31Steering2:35.53024
DNF16Rene ArnouxFranceRenaultMichelin28Spun Off2:35.32011
DNF20James HuntGreat BritainWolf FordGoodyear7Steering2:32.37010
DNF8Patrick TambayFranceMcLaren FordGoodyear7Collision2:34.05018
DNF5Niki LaudaAustriaBrabham Alfa RomeoGoodyear5Gearbox2:36.08012
DNF6Nelson PiquetBrazilBrabham Alfa RomeoGoodyear5Accident2:32.19022
DNF1Mario AndrettiUnited StatesLotus FordGoodyear2Fuel Leak2:36.8204
DNS4Jean-Pierre JarierFranceTyrrell FordGoodyearElectrical15
DNQ31Hector RebaqueMexicoLotus FordGoodyear
DNQ24Arturo MerzarioItalyMerzario FordGoodyear