Formula 1 1976 French Grand Prix

data

1976-07-04
8
Circuit Paul Ricard
James Hunt
James Hunt

The 1976 French Grand Prix was won by James Hunt of McLaren.

The race in France was round 8 of 16 of the 1976 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 54 1:40:58.60 9
2 54 +12.70 6
3 54 +23.55 4
4 54 +24.82 3
5 54 +43.92 2
6 54 +55.07 1
7 54 +1:21.55 0
8 54 +1:30.67 0
9 54 +1:53.57 0
10 53 +1 Lap 0
11 53 +1 Lap 0
12 53 +1 Lap 0
13 53 +1 Lap 0
14 53 +1 Lap 0
15 53 +1 Lap 0
16 53 +1 Lap 0
17 53 +1 Lap 0
18 53 +1 Lap 0
19 51 Fuel system 0
44 Suspension 0
28 Oil pressure 0
21 Oil pressure 0
19 Suspension 0
17 Engine 0
8 Engine 0
8 Gearbox 0
4 Differential 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Did not qualify 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 James Hunt McLaren
2 Niki Lauda Ferrari
3 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell
4 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari
5 Carlos Pace Brabham-Alfa Romeo
6 Ronnie Peterson March
7 Mario Andretti Team Lotus
8 John Watson Penske
9 Jody Scheckter Tyrrell
10 Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Alfa Romeo
11 Vittorio Brambilla March
12 Gunnar Nilsson Team Lotus
13 Jacques Laffite Ligier
14 Jochen Mass McLaren
15 Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow
16 Tom Pryce Shadow
17 Hans-Joachim Stuck March
18 Alan Jones Surtees
19 Jacky Ickx Wolf
20 Arturo Merzario March
21 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi
22 Michel Leclère Wolf
23 Brett Lunger Surtees
24 Henri Pescarolo Surtees
25 Guy Edwards Hesketh
26 Patrick Nève Ensign
29 Harald Ertl Hesketh

1976 French Grand Prix

The 1976 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, near Marseille in France, on 4 July 1976. It was the eighth race of the 1976 World Championship of F1 Drivers and the 1976 International Cup for F1 Constructors. It was the 54th French Grand Prix and the fourth to be held at Paul Ricard. The race was held over 54 laps of the 5.8-kilometre (3.6 mi) circuit for a race distance of 313 kilometres (194 mi).

The race was won by eventual 1976 world champion James Hunt driving a McLaren M23. Hunt won by twelve seconds over the Tyrrell P34 of Patrick Depailler. It was Hunt's second win for the year and his third career Grand Prix victory, although at this stage his appeal against disqualification from the Spanish Grand Prix win had yet to be upheld. Eleven seconds further back in third was John Watson driving a Penske PC4. It was the first podium finish for both Watson and Penske, although the result only came after Ronnie Peterson's March 761 stopped with three laps to go and after Watson was disqualified for a rear wing irregularity and subsequently reinstated upon appeal.

Fourth place was taken by young Brazilian driver Carlos Pace driving a Brabham BT45 ahead of Mario Andretti (Lotus 77) and the Tyrrell P34 of Jody Scheckter.

Reigning champion Niki Lauda retired his Ferrari 312T2 with an engine failure while leading. While Hunt would eventually prove to be the challenger to Lauda for the 1976 championship Lauda's points lead at this time was over the Tyrrell pair of Patrick Depailler (26 points) and Scheckter (24 points).


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