Formula 1 1979 French Grand Prix results

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1979-07-01
8
Dijon-Prenois
Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Jean-Pierre Jabouille

The 1979 French Grand Prix was won by Jean-Pierre Jabouille of Renault.

The race in France was round 8 of 15 of the 1979 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 80 1:35:20.42 9
2 80 +14.59 6
3 80 +14.83 4
4 80 +36.61 3
5 80 +1:04.51 2
6 80 +1:05.51 1
7 79 +1 Lap 0
8 79 +1 Lap 0
9 79 +1 Lap 0
10 78 +2 Laps 0
11 78 +2 Laps 0
12 78 +2 Laps 0
13 77 +3 Laps 0
14 77 +3 Laps 0
15 75 +5 Laps 0
16 75 +5 Laps 0
17 75 +5 Laps 0
18 73 +7 Laps 0
71 Suspension 0
53 Engine 0
52 Accident 0
51 Brakes 0
45 Engine 0
23 Spun off 0
0 Withdrew 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Did not qualify 0

grid

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

1979 French Grand Prix

The 1979 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 1 July 1979 at Dijon.

It marked the first victory of a turbocharged car in Formula One, with Renault overcoming the reliability problems that had initially plagued their car. For Jean-Pierre Jabouille it was a victory on home soil, driving a French car (Renault), on French tyres (Michelin), powered by a French engine (Renault), burning French fuel (Elf). Jabouille was the first Frenchman to win the French Grand Prix since Jean-Pierre Wimille in 1948.

The race is perhaps best remembered for one of the fiercest battles ever for second place, between Ferrari driver Gilles Villeneuve and Renault driver René Arnoux, who on several occasions during the final laps touched wheels and swapped positions. The fight is often cited as one of the most memorable pieces of racing in Formula One. Villeneuve, who passed the finish line less than a quarter of a second ahead of Arnoux, later described the occasion as "my best memory of Grand Prix racing".


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