Formula 1 1979 French Grand Prix

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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 Did not qualify 0
0 Withdrew 0
0 Did not qualify 0

grid

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

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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