1979 Race of Champions

The 1979 Marlboro/Daily Mail Race of Champions was a non-championship round of the 1979 Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held at Brands Hatch, United Kingdom on Sunday, 15 April 1979. Mario Andretti started on pole position in the Lotus Ford and Gilles Villeneuve was the race winner for Ferrari. 

1979 Race of Champions Race Result
Pos.No.ClassDriverNationalityConstructorLapsTime/RetiredRace TimeGapBest LapSpeedStarted
112FOCAGilles VilleneuveCanadaFerrari4053:17.1253:17.12-117.72 mph3
26FOCANelson PiquetBrazilBrabham Alfa Romeo40+14.0753:31.19+14.071:17.464
31FOCAMario AndrettiUnited StatesLotus Ford40+23.1753:40.29+23.171
430FOCAJochen MassGermanyArrows Ford40+40.7653:57.88+40.765
55FOCANiki LaudaAustriaBrabham Alfa Romeo39+1 lap53:21.20+1 lap2
618FOCAElio de AngelisItalyShadow Ford39+1 lap53:59.90+1 lap6
744Aurora AFXGuy EdwardsGreat BritainFittipaldi Ford39+1 lap54:15.31+1 lap10
845Aurora AFXBernard de DryverBelgiumFittipaldi Ford39+1 lap54:23.23+1 lap17
941Aurora AFXDesiré WilsonSouth AfricaTyrrell Ford38+2 laps53:29.66+2 laps9
1042Aurora AFXGordon SmileyUnited StatesTyrrell Ford38+2 laps53:37.74+2 laps16
1149Aurora AFXGiacomo AgostiniItalyWilliams Ford38+2 laps53:43.29+2 laps15
1247Aurora AFXValentino MusettiBritishMarch Ford36+4 laps53:45.46+4 laps18
1363Aurora AFXRobin SmithGreat BritainEnsign Ford36+4 laps53:45.70+4 laps19
DNF56Aurora AFXRupert KeeganGreat BritainArrows Ford35Engine1:21.158
DNF43Aurora AFXEmilio de VillotaSpainLotus Ford34Engine11
DNF52Aurora AFXPhilip BullmanBritishSurtees Ford24Spun off13
DNF7FOCAJohn WatsonGreat BritainMcLaren Ford18Gearbox7
DNF46Aurora AFXTiff NeedellGreat BritainChevron Ford16Accident14
DNS51Aurora AFXDave KennedyIrelandWolf FordGearbox12
DNQ62Aurora AFXGerd BiechtelerAustriaMarch Ford
Qualifying
Pos.No.ClassDriverNationalityConstructorTimeGap
11FOCAMario AndrettiUnited StatesLotus Ford1:17.52-
25FOCANiki LaudaAustriaBrabham Alfa Romeo1:17.76+0.24
312FOCAGilles VilleneuveCanadaFerrari1:17.85+0.33
46FOCANelson PiquetBrazilBrabham Alfa Romeo1:17.98+0.46
530FOCAJochen MassGermanyArrows Ford1:18.93+1.41
618FOCAElio de AngelisItalyShadow Ford1:19.57+2.05
77FOCAJohn WatsonGreat BritainMcLaren Ford1:20.30+2.78
856Aurora AFXRupert KeeganGreat BritainArrows Ford1:20.65+3.13
941Aurora AFXDesiré WilsonSouth AfricaTyrrell Ford1:20.80+3.28
1044Aurora AFXGuy EdwardsGreat BritainFittipaldi Ford1:20.90+3.38
1143Aurora AFXEmilio de VillotaSpainLotus Ford1:21.67+4.15
1251Aurora AFXDave KennedyIrelandWolf Ford1:22.35+4.83
1352Aurora AFXPhilip BullmanBritishSurtees Ford1:22.41+4.89
1446Aurora AFXTiff NeedellGreat BritainChevron Ford1:22.50+4.98
1549Aurora AFXGiacomo AgostiniItalyWilliams Ford1:22.60+5.08
1642Aurora AFXGordon SmileyUnited StatesTyrrell Ford1:23.20+5.68
1745Aurora AFXBernard de DryverBelgiumFittipaldi Ford1:23.44+5.92
1847Aurora AFXValentino MusettiBritishMarch Ford1:25.61+8.09
1963Aurora AFXRobin SmithGreat BritainEnsign Ford1:26.37+8.85
DNQ62Aurora AFXGerd BiechtelerAustriaMarch Ford

Winner

After 40 Laps

12

Gilles Villeneuve

Ferrari

53:17.12

189.445 Km/h

168.244 Km

fastest lap

6

Nelson Piquet

Brabham Alfa Romeo

1:17.46

195.481 Km/h

Pole Position

1

Mario Andretti

Lotus Ford

1:17.52

195.329 Km/h