Formula 1 World Championship 1979 Round 04 USA West

The 1979 USA West Grand Prix was Round 4 of the 1979 Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held on the streets of Long Beach, California, United States on Sunday, 8 April 1979. Gilles Villeneuve started on pole position for Ferrari and was the race winner.

1979 USA West Grand Prix Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamTyreLapsTime/RetiredRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapLapSpeedStartedPoints
112Gilles VilleneuveCanadaFerrariMichelin801:50:25.401:50:25.400--1:21.20063142.20019
211Jody ScheckterSouth AfricaFerrariMichelin80+29.3801:50:54.780+29.380+29.3801:21.280141.57336
327Alan JonesAustraliaWilliams FordGoodyear80+59.6901:51:25.090+59.690+30.3101:21.810140.931104
41Mario AndrettiUnited StatesLotus FordGoodyear80+1:04.3301:51:29.730+1:04.330+4.6401:21.710140.83363
525Patrick DepaillerFranceLigier FordGoodyear80+1:23.5201:51:48.920+1:23.520+19.1901:21.410140.43042
64Jean-Pierre JarierFranceTyrrell FordGoodyear79+1 lap1 lap1 lap1:21.96071
718Elio de AngelisItalyShadow FordGoodyear78+2 laps2 laps1 lap1:23.26020
86Nelson PiquetBrazilBrabham Alfa RomeoGoodyear78+2 laps1:51:02.8002 laps+1:51:02.8001:22.990137.88912
930Jochen MassGermanyArrows FordGoodyear78+2 laps2 laps1:23.01013
DSQ3Didier PironiFranceTyrrell FordGoodyear72Disqualified1:22.73017
DNF31Hector RebaqueMexicoLotus FordGoodyear71Accident1:22.73023
DNF22Derek DalyIrelandEnsign FordGoodyear69Accident1:24.93024
DNF7John WatsonGreat BritainMcLaren FordGoodyear62Injection1:23.20018
DSQ9Hans-Joachim StuckGermanyATS FordGoodyear49Disqualified1:24.22021
DNF28Clay RegazzoniSwitzerlandWilliams FordGoodyear48Engine1:23.21015
DNF17Jan LammersNetherlandsShadow FordGoodyear47Suspension1:22.44014
DNF29Riccardo PatreseItalyArrows FordGoodyear40Brakes1:23.0909
DNF2Carlos ReutemannArgentinaLotus FordGoodyear21Transmission1:21.9402
DNF14Emerson FittipaldiBrazilFittipaldi FordGoodyear19Transmission1:23.33016
DNF24Arturo MerzarioItalyMerzario FordGoodyear13Engine1:24.33022
DNF26Jacques LaffiteFranceLigier FordGoodyear8Brakes1:22.8005
DNF20James HuntGreat BritainWolf FordGoodyear1Transmission8
DNF5Niki LaudaAustriaBrabham Alfa RomeoGoodyearAccident11
DNF8Patrick TambayFranceMcLaren FordGoodyearCollision19
WIT15Jean-Pierre JabouilleFranceRenaultMichelin
WIT16René ArnouxFranceRenaultMichelin
Qualifying
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamQ1Q2Gap
112Gilles VilleneuveCanadaFerrari1:20.1861:18.825-
22Carlos ReutemannArgentinaLotus Ford1:20.1261:18.886+0.041
311Jody ScheckterSouth AfricaFerrari1:20.2911:18.911+0.086
425Patrick DepaillerFranceLigier Ford1:20.8671:19.025+0.200
526Jacques LaffiteFranceLigier Ford1:20.2251:19.032+0.207
61Mario AndrettiUnited StatesLotus Ford1:20.5741:19.454+0.629
74Jean-Pierre JarierFranceTyrrell Ford1:20.9161:19.580+0.755
820James HuntGreat BritainWolf Ford1:20.9131:19.643+0.818
929Riccardo PatreseItalyArrows Ford1:21.8311:19.727+0.902
1027Alan JonesAustraliaWilliams Ford1:22.5321:19.910+1.085
115Niki LaudaAustriaBrabham Alfa Romeo1:21.4361:20.041+1.216
126Nelson PiquetBrazilBrabham Alfa Romeo1:21.5651:20.456+1.631
1330Jochen MassGermanyArrows Ford1:22.3501:20.608+1.783
1417Jan LammersNetherlandsShadow Ford1:23.1611:20.740+1.915
1528Clay RegazzoniSwitzerlandWilliams Ford1:21.7671:20.768+1.943
1614Emerson FittipaldiBrazilFittipaldi Ford1:22.4981:21.033+2.208
173Didier PironiFranceTyrrell Ford1:22.0001:21.192+2.367
187John WatsonGreat BritainMcLaren Ford1:23.7251:21.304+2.479
198Patrick TambayFranceMcLaren Ford1:22.5691:21.411+2.586
2018Elio de AngelisItalyShadow Ford1:23.4331:21.961+3.136
219Hans-Joachim StuckGermanyATS Ford1:23.7241:22.828+4.003
2224Arturo MerzarioItalyMerzario Ford-1:22.938+4.113
2331Hector RebaqueMexicoLotus Ford1:24.8081:22.990+4.165
2422Derek DalyIrelandEnsign Ford1:25.0761:23.888+5.063
WIT16René ArnouxFranceRenault1:22.088-+3.263
DNS15Jean-Pierre JabouilleFranceRenault1:21.635-+2.810