Formula 1 1976 Austrian Grand Prix

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1976-08-15
11
A1-Ring
John Watson
James Hunt

The 1976 Austrian Grand Prix was won by John Watson of Penske.
Despite being on pole position in Austria, James Hunt could not convert this into a win.

The race in Austria was round 11 of 16 of the 1976 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 54 1:30:07.86 9
2 54 +10.79 6
3 54 +11.98 4
4 54 +12.44 3
5 54 +21.49 2
6 54 +34.34 1
7 54 +59.45 0
8 53 +1 Lap 0
9 52 +2 Laps 0
10 51 Accident 0
11 51 +3 Laps 0
12 50 +4 Laps 0
47 Throttle 0
44 Not classified 0
43 Accident 0
43 Accident 0
40 Fuel pump 0
40 Accident 0
30 Accident 0
26 Fuel system 0
24 Suspension 0
17 Accident 0
14 Brakes 0
14 Suspension 0
0 Clutch 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 James Hunt McLaren
2 John Watson Penske
3 Ronnie Peterson March
4 Gunnar Nilsson Team Lotus
5 Jacques Laffite Ligier
6 Tom Pryce Shadow
7 Vittorio Brambilla March
8 Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow
9 Mario Andretti Team Lotus
10 Jody Scheckter Tyrrell
11 Hans-Joachim Stuck March
12 Jochen Mass McLaren
13 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell
14 Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Alfa Romeo
15 Alan Jones Surtees
16 Brett Lunger Surtees
17 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi
18 Carlos Pace Brabham-Alfa Romeo
19 Hans Binder Ensign
20 Harald Ertl Hesketh
21 Arturo Merzario Wolf
22 Henri Pescarolo Surtees
23 Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi Tyrrell
24 Lella Lombardi Brabham-Ford
25 Loris Kessel Brabham-Ford

1976 Austrian Grand Prix

The 1976 Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Österreichring on 15 August 1976. It was the eleventh race of the 1976 World Championship of F1 Drivers and the 1976 International Cup for F1 Constructors.

The 54-lap race was won by John Watson, driving a Penske-Ford. As well as being Watson's first F1 victory, it was also the only F1 victory for the Penske team, coming a year after the death of their former driver Mark Donohue at the same circuit. Roger Penske would withdraw from F1 at the end of the season to concentrate on Indycars.

Jacques Laffite finished second in a Ligier-Matra, with Gunnar Nilsson third in a Lotus-Ford. Drivers' Championship challenger James Hunt finished fourth in his McLaren-Ford, having started from pole position.

Local drivers Otto Stuppacher and Karl Oppitzhauser had applied to enter the event, but were refused due to their lack of experience. They had entered under the ÖASC Racing Team banner, with Stuppacher bringing a Tyrrell 007 to the circuit, and Oppitzhauser a March 761. They petitioned the other teams for support, but none was forthcoming and hence they did not participate.

With local hero Niki Lauda still in hospital following his near-fatal accident at the Nürburgring two weeks previously, and Ferrari not entering the race in protest at the reinstatement of Hunt as the winner of the Spanish Grand Prix, there was talk that the race would be cancelled. In the event, the race went ahead, but was attended by fewer spectators than usual. As of 2017, this remains the last World Championship race that Ferrari did not enter.


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