1979 United States Grand Prix

The 1979 USA East Grand Prix was Round 15 of the 1979 Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held at Watkins Glen, United States on Sunday, 7 October 1979. Alan Jones started on pole position in the Williams Ford and Gilles Villeneuve was the race winner for Ferrari.

1979 USA East Grand Prix Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamTyreLapsTime/RetiredRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapLapSpeedStartedPoints
112Gilles VilleneuveCanadaFerrariMichelin591:52:17.7341:52:17.734--1:42.02938171.33239
216Rene ArnouxFranceRenaultMichelin59+48.7871:53:06.521+48.787+48.7871:41.32248170.10076
33Didier PironiFranceTyrrell FordGoodyear59+53.1991:53:10.933+53.199+4.4121:42.10856169.990104
418Elio de AngelisItalyShadow FordGoodyear59+1:30.5121:53:48.246+1:30.512+37.3131:42.14741169.061203
59Hans-Joachim StuckGermanyATS FordGoodyear59+1:41.2591:53:58.993+1:41.259+10.7471:43.40044168.795142
67John WatsonGreat BritainMcLaren FordGoodyear58+1 lap1 lap1 lap1:40.26452131
714Emerson FittipaldiBrazilFittipaldi FordGoodyear54+5 laps5 laps4 laps1:53.0484823
DNF6Nelson PiquetBrazilBrabham FordGoodyear53Transmission1:40.054512
DNF33Derek DalyIrelandTyrrell FordGoodyear52Spun Off1:42.8874915
DNF11Jody ScheckterSouth AfricaFerrariMichelin48Tyre1:43.5744516
DNF29Riccardo PatreseItalyArrows FordGoodyear44Suspension1:46.278419
DNF27Alan JonesAustraliaWilliams FordGoodyear36Wheel1:47.62231
DNF22Marc SurerSwitzerlandEnsign FordGoodyear32Engine1:57.3773021
DNF28Clay RegazzoniSwitzerlandWilliams FordGoodyear29Accident1:48.378295
DNF5Ricardo ZuninoArgentinaBrabham FordGoodyear25Spun Off2:02.393259
DNF15Jean-Pierre JabouilleFranceRenaultMichelin24Engine1:59.042178
DNF20Keke RosbergFinlandWolf FordGoodyear20Accident2:01.5461712
DNF8Patrick TambayFranceMcLaren FordGoodyear20Engine2:03.6371522
DNF4Jean-Pierre JarierFranceTyrrell FordGoodyear18Accident2:00.6851711
DNF1Mario AndrettiUnited StatesLotus FordGoodyear16Gearbox2:04.8131417
DNF2Carlos ReutemannArgentinaLotus FordGoodyear6Spun off2:01.98156
DNF26Jacques LaffiteFranceLigier FordGoodyear3Spun Off2:08.01834
DNF25Jacky IckxBelgiumLigier FordGoodyear2Spun Off2:10.062124
DNF35Bruno GiacomelliItalyAlfa RomeoGoodyearSpun Off18
DNQ36Vittorio BrambillaItalyAlfa RomeoGoodyear
DNQ30Jochen MassGermanyArrows FordGoodyear
DNQ17Jan LammersNetherlandsShadow FordGoodyear
DNQ31Hector RebaqueMexicoRebaque FordGoodyear
DNQ19Alex RibeiroBrazilFittipaldi FordGoodyear
DNQ24Arturo MerzarioItalyMerzario FordGoodyear