Formula 1 1979 South African Grand Prix

data

1979-03-03
3
Kyalami
Gilles Villeneuve
Jean-Pierre Jabouille

The 1979 South African Grand Prix was won by Gilles Villeneuve of Ferrari.
Despite being on pole position in South Africa, Jean-Pierre Jabouille could not convert this into a win.
Jabouille was forced to retire in lap 47 due to: Engine.

The race in South Africa was round 3 of 15 of the 1979 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 78 1:41:49.96 9
2 78 +3.42 6
3 78 +22.11 4
4 78 +27.88 3
5 78 +1:06.97 2
6 77 +1 Lap 1
7 77 +1 Lap 0
8 77 +1 Lap 0
9 76 +2 Laps 0
10 75 +3 Laps 0
11 75 +3 Laps 0
12 74 +4 Laps 0
13 74 +4 Laps 0
71 Engine 0
67 Tyre 0
63 Suspension 0
61 Ignition 0
57 Accident 0
47 Engine 0
45 Accident 0
25 Throttle 0
16 Accident 0
4 Accident 0
2 Accident 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Did not qualify 0

grid

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

1979 South African Grand Prix

The 1979 South African Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 3 March 1979 at Kyalami. The race, contested over 78 laps, was the third race of the 1979 Formula One season and was won by Gilles Villeneuve, driving a Ferrari. Team-mate and local driver Jody Scheckter finished second, while Jean-Pierre Jarier finished third in a Tyrrell-Ford.


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