1979 Formula 1 World Championship

The 1979 Formula 1 World Championship was the 30th F1 season. It consisted of 15 Grand Prix rounds, held across 14 different countries. Jody Scheckter won the Drivers’ Championship and Ferrari won the Constructors’ Championship.

1979 Races
RoundGrand PrixCircuitDateWinnerTeamLapsRace Time
1ArgentinaAutódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez21 January 1979Jacques LaffiteLigier Ford531:36:03.210
2BrazilAutódromo José Carlos Pace4 February 1979Jacques LaffiteLigier Ford401:40:09.640
3South AfricaKyalami Grand Prix Circuit3 March 1979Gilles VilleneuveFerrari781:41:49.960
4USA WestLong Beach Street Circuit8 April 1979Gilles VilleneuveFerrari801:50:25.400
5SpainCircuito Permanente del Jarama29 April 1979Patrick DepaillerLigier Ford751:39:11.840
6BelgiumCircuit Zolder13 May 1979Jody ScheckterFerrari701:39:59.530
7MonacoCircuit de Monaco27 May 1979Jody ScheckterFerrari761:55:22.480
8FranceCircuit Dijon-Prenois1 July 1979Jean-Pierre JabouilleRenault801:35:20.420
9Great BritainSilverstone Circuit14 July 1979Clay RegazzoniWilliams Ford681:26:11.170
10GermanyHockenheimring29 July 1979Alan JonesWilliams Ford451:24:48.830
11AustriaÖsterreichring12 August 1979Alan JonesWilliams Ford541:27:38.010
12NetherlandsCircuit Park Zandvoort26 August 1979Alan JonesWilliams Ford751:41:19.775
13ItalyAutodromo Nazionale Monza9 September 1979Jody ScheckterFerrari501:22:00.220
14CanadaCircuit Île Notre-Dame30 September 1979Alan JonesWilliams Ford721:52:06.892
15USA EastWatkins Glen International7 October 1979Gilles VilleneuveFerrari591:52:17.734
1979 Driver Standings
Pos.DriverDriver NationalityTeamPoints
1Jody ScheckterSouth AfricaFerrari51
2Gilles VilleneuveCanadaFerrari47
3Alan JonesAustraliaWilliams Ford40
4Jacques LaffiteFranceLigier Ford36
5Clay RegazzoniSwitzerlandWilliams Ford29
6Patrick DepaillerFranceLigier Ford20
6Carlos ReutemannArgentinaLotus Ford20
8Rene ArnouxFranceRenault17
9John WatsonGreat BritainMcLaren Ford15
10Didier PironiFranceTyrrell Ford14
10Jean-Pierre JarierFranceTyrrell Ford14
10Mario AndrettiUnited StatesLotus Ford14
13Jean-Pierre JabouilleFranceRenault9
14Niki LaudaAustriaBrabham Ford4
15Nelson PiquetBrazilBrabham Ford3
15Elio de AngelisItalyShadow Ford3
15Jacky IckxBelgiumLigier Ford3
15Jochen MassGermanyArrows Ford3
19Riccardo PatreseItalyArrows Ford2
19Hans-Joachim StuckGermanyATS Ford2
21Emerson FittipaldiBrazilFittipaldi Ford1
1979 Constructor Standings
Pos.TeamPoints
1Ferrari113
2Williams Ford75
3Ligier Ford61
4Lotus Ford39
5Tyrrell Ford28
6Renault26
7McLaren Ford15
8Brabham Ford7
9Arrows Ford5
10Shadow Ford3
11ATS Ford2
12Fittipaldi Ford1
1979 Fastest Laps
RoundGrand PrixDriverTeamTime
1ArgentinaJacques LaffiteLigier Ford1:46.910
2BrazilJacques LaffiteLigier Ford2:28.760
3South AfricaGilles VilleneuveFerrari1:14.412
4USA WestGilles VilleneuveFerrari1:21.200
5SpainGilles VilleneuveFerrari1:16.440
6BelgiumGilles VilleneuveFerrari1:23.090
7MonacoPatrick DepaillerLigier Ford1:28.820
8FranceRene ArnouxRenault1:09.160
9Great BritainClay RegazzoniWilliams Ford1:14.400
10GermanyGilles VilleneuveFerrari1:51.890
11AustriaRene ArnouxRenault1:35.770
12NetherlandsGilles VilleneuveFerrari1:19.438
13ItalyClay RegazzoniWilliams Ford1:35.600
14CanadaAlan JonesWilliams Ford1:31.272
15USA EastNelson PiquetBrabham Ford1:40.054
1979 Non-Championship Races
EventCircuitDateWinnerTeamLapsRace Time
Race of ChampionsBrands Hatch Circuit15 April 1979Gilles VilleneuveFerrari4053:17.12
Dino Ferrari Grand PrixAutodromo Dino Ferrari16 September 1979Niki LaudaBrabham Alfa Romeo401:03:55.89