Formula 1 1979 Belgian Grand Prix

data

1979-05-13
6
Zolder
Jody Scheckter
Jacques Laffite

The 1979 Belgian Grand Prix was won by Jody Scheckter of Ferrari.
Despite being on pole position in Belgium, Jacques Laffite could not convert this into a win.

The race in Belgium was round 6 of 15 of the 1979 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 70 1:39:59.53 9
2 70 +15.36 6
3 70 +35.17 4
4 70 +46.49 3
5 70 +1:04.31 2
6 70 +1:05.85 1
7 69 +1 Lap 0
8 69 +1 Lap 0
9 68 +2 Laps 0
10 68 +2 Laps 0
11 67 +3 Laps 0
46 Accident 0
40 Accident 0
39 Electrical 0
27 Brakes 0
23 Engine 0
23 Engine 0
22 Turbo 0
21 Accident 0
21 Accident 0
17 Spun off 0
13 Transmission 0
13 Turbo 0
1 Accident 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Did not qualify 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Jacques Laffite Ligier
2 Patrick Depailler Ligier
3 Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo
4 Alan Jones Williams
5 Mario Andretti Team Lotus
6 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari
7 Jody Scheckter Ferrari
8 Clay Regazzoni Williams
9 James Hunt Wolf
10 Carlos Reutemann Team Lotus
11 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell
12 Didier Pironi Tyrrell
13 Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo
14 Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo
15 Hector Rebaque Team Lotus
16 Riccardo Patrese Arrows
17 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault
18 René Arnoux Renault
19 John Watson McLaren
20 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS
21 Jan Lammers Shadow
22 Jochen Mass Arrows
23 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi
24 Elio de Angelis Shadow

1979 Belgian Grand Prix

The 1979 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 13 May 1979 at Zolder. It was the sixth race of the 1979 World Championship of F1 Drivers and the 1979 International Cup for F1 Constructors.

The 70-lap race was won by Jody Scheckter, driving a Ferrari. Scheckter collided with Clay Regazzoni's Williams-Ford on the second lap, but recovered to take his first victory of the season. Jacques Laffite finished second in a Ligier-Ford, having started from pole position, while Didier Pironi achieved his first podium finish with third in a Tyrrell-Ford.

The race also saw the first appearance of Alfa Romeo as a works team since 1951. Driving the Alfa Romeo 177, Bruno Giacomelli qualified 14th, ahead of both Renaults and both McLarens, before retiring following a collision with Elio de Angelis in the Shadow-Ford.


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