1978 Formula 1 World Championship

The 1978 Formula 1 World Championship was the 29th F1 season. It consisted of 16 Grand Prix rounds, held across 15 different countries. Mario Andretti won the Drivers’ Championship and Lotus won the Constructors’ Championship.

1978 Races
RoundGrand PrixCircuitDateWinnerTeamLapsRace Time
1ArgentinaAutódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez15 January 1978Mario AndrettiLotus Ford521:37:04.470
2BrazilAutódromo Internacional do Rio de Janeiro29 January 1978Carlos ReutemannFerrari631:49:59.860
3South AfricaKyalami Grand Prix Circuit4 March 1978Ronnie PetersonLotus Ford781:42:15.767
4USA WestLong Beach Street Circuit2 April 1978Carlos ReutemannFerrari801:52:01.301
5MonacoCircuit de Monaco7 May 1978Patrick DepaillerTyrrell Ford751:55:14.660
6BelgiumCircuit Zolder21 May 1978Mario AndrettiLotus Ford701:39:52.020
7SpainCircuito Permanente del Jarama4 June 1978Mario AndrettiLotus Ford751:41:47.060
8SwedenScandinavian Raceway17 June 1978Niki LaudaBrabham Alfa Romeo701:41:00.606
9FranceCircuit Paul Ricard2 July 1978Mario AndrettiLotus Ford541:38:51.920
10Great BritainBrands Hatch Circuit16 July 1978Carlos ReutemannFerrari761:42:12.390
11GermanyHockenheimring30 July 1978Mario AndrettiLotus Ford451:28:00.900
12AustriaÖsterreichring13 August 1978Ronnie PetersonLotus Ford541:41:21.570
13NetherlandsCircuit Park Zandvoort27 August 1978Mario AndrettiLotus Ford751:41:04.230
14ItalyAutodromo Nazionale Monza10 September 1978Niki LaudaBrabham Alfa Romeo401:07:04.540
15USA EastWatkins Glen International1 October 1978Carlos ReutemannFerrari591:40:48.800
16CanadaCircuit Île Notre-Dame8 October 1978Gilles VilleneuveFerrari701:57:49.196
1978 Driver Standings
Pos.DriverDriver NationalityTeamPoints
1Mario AndrettiUnited StatesLotus Ford64
2Ronnie PetersonSwedenLotus Ford51
3Carlos ReutemannArgentinaFerrari48
4Niki LaudaAustriaBrabham Alfa Romeo44
5Patrick DepaillerFranceTyrrell Ford34
6John WatsonGreat BritainBrabham Alfa Romeo25
7Jody ScheckterSouth AfricaWolf Ford24
8Jacques LaffiteFranceLigier Matra19
9Gilles VilleneuveCanadaFerrari17
9Emerson FittipaldiBrazilFittipaldi Ford17
11Alan JonesAustraliaWilliams Ford11
11Riccardo PatreseItalyArrows Ford11
13James HuntGreat BritainMcLaren Ford8
13Patrick TambayFranceMcLaren Ford8
15Didier PironiFranceTyrrell Ford7
16Clay RegazzoniSwitzerlandShadow Ford4
17Jean-Pierre JabouilleFranceRenault3
18Hans-Joachim StuckGermanyShadow Ford2
19Hector RebaqueMexicoLotus Ford1
19Vittorio BrambillaItalySurtees Ford1
19Derek DalyIrelandEnsign Ford1
1978 Constructor Standings
Pos.TeamPoints
1Lotus Ford86
2Ferrari58
3Brabham Alfa Romeo53
4Tyrrell Ford38
5Wolf Ford24
6Ligier Matra19
7Fittipaldi Ford17
8McLaren Ford15
9Williams Ford11
10Arrows Ford11
11Shadow Ford6
12Renault3
13Surtees Ford1
14Ensign Ford1
1978 Fastest Laps
RoundGrand PrixDriverTeamTime
1ArgentinaGilles VilleneuveFerrari1:49.760
2BrazilCarlos ReutemannFerrari1:43.070
3South AfricaMario AndrettiLotus Ford1:17.090
4USA WestAlan JonesWilliams Ford1:22.215
5MonacoNiki LaudaBrabham Alfa Romeo1:28.650
6BelgiumRonnie PetersonLotus Ford1:23.130
7SpainMario AndrettiLotus Ford1:20.060
8SwedenNiki LaudaBrabham Alfa Romeo1:24.836
9FranceCarlos ReutemannFerrari1:48.560
10Great BritainNiki LaudaBrabham Alfa Romeo1:18.600
11GermanyRonnie PetersonLotus Ford1:55.620
12AustriaRonnie PetersonLotus Ford1:43.120
13NetherlandsNiki LaudaBrabham Alfa Romeo1:19.570
14ItalyMario AndrettiLotus Ford1:38.230
15USA EastJean-Pierre JarierLotus Ford1:39.557
16CanadaAlan JonesWilliams Ford1:38.072
1978 Non-Championship Races
EventCircuitDateWinnerTeamLapsRace Time
Daily Express International TrophySilverstone Circuit19 March 1978Keke RosbergTheodore Ford401:12:49.02