Formula 1 World Championship 1979 Round 08 France

The 1979 French Grand Prix was Round 8 of the 1979 Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held at Dijon-Prenois in France on Sunday, 1 July 1979. Jean-Pierre Jabouille started on pole position for Renault and was the race winner.

1979 French Grand Prix Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamTyreLapsTime/RetiredRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapLapSpeedStartedPoints
115Jean-Pierre JabouilleFranceRenaultMichelin801:35:20.4201:35:20.420--1:10.23065191.31019
212Gilles VilleneuveCanadaFerrariMichelin80+14.5901:35:35.010+14.590+14.5901:10.84071190.83036
316Rene ArnouxFranceRenaultMichelin80+14.8301:35:35.250+14.830+0.2401:09.16071190.82024
427Alan JonesAustraliaWilliams FordGoodyear80+36.6101:35:57.030+36.610+21.7801:10.44075190.10073
54Jean-Pierre JarierFranceTyrrell FordGoodyear80+1:04.5101:36:24.930+1:04.510+27.9001:10.88060189.180102
628Clay RegazzoniSwitzerlandWilliams FordGoodyear80+1:05.5101:36:25.930+1:05.510+1.0001:10.83076189.15091
711Jody ScheckterSouth AfricaFerrariMichelin79+1 lap1:35:41.6301 lap1 lap1:10.46059188.2305
826Jacques LaffiteFranceLigier FordGoodyear79+1 lap1:36:04.5301 lap+22.9001:11.71072187.4808
920Keke RosbergFinlandWolf FordGoodyear79+1 lap1:36:16.5301 lap+12.0001:12.12071187.09016
108Patrick TambayFranceMcLaren FordGoodyear78+2 laps1:36:02.9602 laps1 lap1:12.33072185.15020
117John WatsonGreat BritainMcLaren FordGoodyear78+2 laps1:36:13.8402 laps+10.8801:11.52073184.81015
1231Hector RebaqueMexicoLotus FordGoodyear78+2 laps1:36:24.4202 laps+10.5801:12.65074184.47023
132Carlos ReutemannArgentinaLotus FordGoodyear77+3 laps1:33:48.2403 laps1 lap1:11.38072187.16013
1429Riccardo PatreseItalyArrows FordGoodyear77+3 laps1:35:29.5403 laps+1:41.3001:13.22052183.85019
1530Jochen MassGermanyArrows FordGoodyear75+5 laps1:35:37.1505 laps2 laps1:14.55074178.83022
1618Elio de AngelisItalyShadow FordGoodyear75+5 laps1:35:44.8105 laps+7.6601:13.30071178.60024
1735Bruno GiacomelliItalyAlfa RomeoGoodyear75+5 laps1:35:53.8905 laps+9.0801:12.94074178.31017
1817Jan LammersNetherlandsShadow FordGoodyear73+7 laps1:36:28.9607 laps2 laps1:13.01066172.51021
DNF3Didier PironiFranceTyrrell FordGoodyear71Suspension1:32:09.8001:12.77030175.64011
DNF14Emerson FittipaldiBrazilFittipaldi FordGoodyear53Engine1:05:03.3001:12.39045185.75018
DNF6Nelson PiquetBrazilBrabham Alfa RomeoGoodyear52Accident1:02:39.3401:11.13049189.2204
DNF1Mario AndrettiUnited StatesLotus FordGoodyear51Brakes1:11:19.0001:12.68043163.05012
DNF25Jacky IckxBelgiumLigier FordGoodyear45Engine59:16.5901:13.33043173.09014
DNF5Niki LaudaAustriaBrabham Alfa RomeoGoodyear23Spun off28:14.9001:12.5802185.6406
DNQ22Patrick GaillardFranceEnsign FordGoodyear
DNQ24Arturo MerzarioItalyMerzario FordGoodyear
WD9Hans-Joachim StuckGermanyATS FordGoodyear