1979 South African Grand Prix

The 1979 South African Grand Prix was Round 3 of the 1979 Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held at Kyalami in South Africa on Sunday, 3 March 1979. Jean-Pierre Jabouille started on pole position for Renault and Gilles Villeneuve was the race winner for Ferrari.

1979 South African Grand Prix Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamTyreLapsTime/RetiredRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapLapSpeedStartedPoints
112Gilles VilleneuveCanadaFerrariMichelin781:41:49.961:41:49.960--1:14.41223188.61039
211Jody ScheckterSouth AfricaFerrariMichelin78+3.4201:41:53.380+3.420+3.4201:14.730188.50526
34Jean-Pierre JarierFranceTyrrell FordGoodyear78+22.1101:42:12.070+22.110+18.6901:14.900187.93094
41Mario AndrettiUnited StatesLotus FordGoodyear78+27.8801:42:17.840+27.880+5.7701:14.670187.75383
52Carlos ReutemannArgentinaLotus FordGoodyear78+1:06.9701:42:56.930+1:06.970+39.0901:15.450186.565112
65Niki LaudaAustriaBrabham Alfa RomeoGoodyear77+1 lap1:42:14.7301 lap1 lap1:15.950185.44041
76Nelson PiquetBrazilBrabham Alfa RomeoGoodyear77+1 lap1:42:22.4401 lap+7.7101:16.010185.20712
820James HuntGreat BritainWolf FordGoodyear77+1 lap1:42:47.0201 lap+24.5801:16.180184.46913
928Clay RegazzoniSwitzerlandWilliams FordGoodyear76+2 laps1:42:35.6402 laps1 lap1:17.350182.41022
108Patrick TambayFranceMcLaren FordGoodyear75+3 laps1:42:35.7203 laps1 lap1:16.540180.00817
1129Riccardo PatreseItalyArrows FordGoodyear75+3 laps1:42:40.5603 laps+4.8401:17.320179.86616
1230Jochen MassGermanyArrows FordGoodyear74+4 laps1:42:42.8004 laps1 lap1:17.930177.40420
1314Emerson FittipaldiBrazilFittipaldi FordGoodyear74+4 laps1:42:42.9904 laps+0.1901:16.980177.39818
DNF31Hector RebaqueMexicoLotus FordGoodyear71Engine1:18.26023
DNF16Rene ArnouxFranceRenaultMichelin67Tyre1:15.31010
DNF27Alan JonesAustraliaWilliams FordGoodyear63Suspension1:16.84019
DNF7John WatsonGreat BritainMcLaren FordGoodyear61Ignition1:16.92014
DNF9Hans-Joachim StuckGermanyATS FordGoodyear57Accident1:17.50024
DNF15Jean-Pierre JabouilleFranceRenaultMichelin47Engine1:15.1501
DNF26Jacques LaffiteFranceLigier FordGoodyear45Accident1:14.4706
DNF3Didier PironiFranceTyrrell FordGoodyear25Throttle1:16.2307
DNF18Elio de AngelisItalyShadow FordGoodyear16Accident1:17.46015
DNF25Patrick DepaillerFranceLigier FordGoodyear4Accident1:22.5005
DNF17Jan LammersNetherlandsShadow FordGoodyear2Accident1:25.28021
DNQ22Derek DalyIrelandEnsign FordGoodyear
DNQ24Arturo MerzarioItalyMerzario FordGoodyear