Formula 1 1978 United States Grand Prix

data

1978-10-01
15
Watkins Glen
Carlos Reutemann
Mario Andretti

The 1978 United States Grand Prix was won by Carlos Reutemann of Ferrari.
Despite being on pole position in United States of America, Mario Andretti could not convert this into a win.
Andretti was forced to retire in lap 27 due to: Engine.

The race in United States of America was round 15 of 16 of the 1978 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 59 1:40:48.800 9
2 59 +19.739 6
3 59 +45.701 4
4 59 +1:25.007 3
5 59 +1:28.089 2
6 59 +1:50.210 1
7 58 +1 Lap 0
8 58 +1 Lap 0
9 58 +1 Lap 0
10 58 +1 Lap 0
11 58 +1 Lap 0
12 58 +1 Lap 0
13 58 +1 Lap 0
14 56 +3 Laps 0
15 55 Out of fuel 0
16 54 +5 Laps 0
46 Gearbox 0
43 Oil leak 0
28 Engine 0
27 Engine 0
25 Engine 0
23 Wheel 0
22 Engine 0
21 Transmission 0
1 Fuel system 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Clutch 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Mario Andretti Team Lotus
2 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari
3 Alan Jones Williams
4 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari
5 Niki Lauda Brabham
6 James Hunt McLaren
7 John Watson Brabham
8 Jean-Pierre Jarier Team Lotus
9 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault
10 Jacques Laffite Ligier
11 Jody Scheckter Wolf
12 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell
13 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi
14 Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow
15 Keke Rosberg ATS
16 Didier Pironi Tyrrell
17 Clay Regazzoni Shadow
18 Patrick Tambay McLaren
19 Derek Daly Ensign
20 Bobby Rahal Wolf
21 René Arnoux Martini
22 Rolf Stommelen Arrows
23 Hector Rebaque Team Lotus
24 Brett Lunger Ensign
25 Michael Bleekemolen ATS
26 Arturo Merzario Merzario

1978 United States Grand Prix

The 1978 United States Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on October 1, 1978, at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course in Watkins Glen, New York. This event was also referred to as the United States Grand Prix East in order to distinguish it from the United States Grand Prix West held on April 2, 1978, in Long Beach, California.

At the preceding Italian Grand Prix, Mario Andretti had secured the driver's championship. At Watkins Glen, Andretti put his Lotus 79 on the pole before a record crowd of over 150,000 fans, but Ferrari's Carlos Reutemann completed a sweep of the two United States races in 1978 by finishing 19 seconds ahead of Australian Alan Jones. Andretti developed brake problems early on and would retire with a blown engine.


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