Formula 1 1979 United States Grand Prix

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1979-10-07
15
Watkins Glen
Gilles Villeneuve
Alan Jones

The 1979 United States Grand Prix was won by Gilles Villeneuve of Ferrari.
Despite being on pole position in United States of America, Alan Jones could not convert this into a win.
Jones was forced to retire in lap 36 due to: Wheel.

The race in United States of America was the last of 15 rounds of the 1979 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 59 1:52:17.734 9
2 59 +48.787 6
3 59 +53.199 4
4 59 +1:30.512 3
5 59 +1:41.259 2
6 58 +1 Lap 1
7 54 +5 Laps 0
53 Transmission 0
52 Spun off 0
48 Tyre 0
44 Suspension 0
36 Wheel 0
32 Engine 0
29 Accident 0
25 Spun off 0
24 Engine 0
20 Accident 0
20 Engine 0
18 Accident 0
16 Gearbox 0
6 Spun off 0
3 Spun off 0
2 Spun off 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Spun off 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 Alan Jones Williams
2 Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford
3 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari
4 Jacques Laffite Ligier
5 Clay Regazzoni Williams
6 Carlos Reutemann Team Lotus
7 René Arnoux Renault
8 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault
9 Ricardo Zunino Brabham-Ford
10 Didier Pironi Tyrrell
11 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell
12 Keke Rosberg Wolf
13 John Watson McLaren
14 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS
15 Derek Daly Tyrrell
16 Jody Scheckter Ferrari
17 Mario Andretti Team Lotus
18 Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo
19 Riccardo Patrese Arrows
20 Elio de Angelis Shadow
21 Marc Surer Ensign
22 Patrick Tambay McLaren
23 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi
24 Jacky Ickx Ligier

1979 United States Grand Prix

The 1979 United States Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on October 7, 1979 at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course in Watkins Glen, New York. It was the fifteenth and final race of the 1979 World Championship of F1 Drivers and the 1979 International Cup for F1 Constructors. 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 8, 1979 in Long Beach, California.

The 59-lap race took place in wet conditions, and was won by Gilles Villeneuve, driving a Ferrari. René Arnoux finished second in a Renault, with Didier Pironi third in a Tyrrell-Ford. The win, Villeneuve's third of the season, enabled him to secure second place in the Drivers' Championship behind team-mate Jody Scheckter.

This was the final F1 race for the 1969 and 1970 championship runner-up Jacky Ickx and former Brabham driver Hans-Joachim Stuck, as well as the final race for the Wolf team. Villeneuve's win was also to be the last for a car with a flat-12 engine.


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