1976 Austria Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Österreichring circuit. Full information

1976 Austria Grand Prix poster

1976 Austria Grand Prix poster

1976 Austria Grand Prix

1976 Austria Grand Prix is 275th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Österreichring circuit. James Hunt won the pole position, John Watson won this race. This was his 1st victory. Jacques Laffite and Gunnar Nilsson also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 54 laps (319 km).

Previous race: 1976 Germany Grand Prix
Next race: 1976 Netherlands Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1976 Austria Grand Prix

1st victory for the Penske team
1st victory for the John Watson
3rd podium for the John Watson
3rd podium for the Jacques Laffite
2nd podium for the Gunnar Nilsson

John Watson - Winner of the 1976 Austria Grand Prix

John Watson - Winner of the 1976 Austria Grand Prix

1976 Austria Grand Prix

1976 Austria Grand Prix

Penske PC4 - 1976 Austria Grand Prix winner

Penske PC4 #28 - 1976 Austria Grand Prix winner

1976 Austria Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 John Watson Penske PC4, #28 9.00  1h 30m 07.86s  ( 212.451 km/h ) 54 Citibank Team Penske
2 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS5, #26 6.00  1h 30m 18.65s  ( +10.79s ) 54 Ligier Gitanes
3 Gunnar Nilsson Lotus 77, #6 4.00  1h 30m 19.84s  ( +11.98s ) 54 John Player Team Lotus
4 James Hunt McLaren M23, #11 3.00  1h 30m 20.30s  ( +12.44s ) 54 Marlboro Team McLaren
5 Mario Andretti Lotus 77, #5 2.00  1h 30m 29.35s  ( +21.49s ) 54 John Player Team Lotus
6 Ronnie Peterson March 761, #10 1.00  1h 30m 42.20s  ( +34.34s ) 54 March Engineering
7 Jochen Mass McLaren M23, #12 0  1h 31m 07.31s  ( +59.45s ) 54 Marlboro Team McLaren
8 Harald Ertl Hesketh 308D, #24 0   53 Hesketh Racing
9 Henri Pescarolo Surtees TS19, #38 0   52 Team Norev Racing with BS Fabrications
10 Brett Lunger Surtees TS19, #18 0  Accident 51 Team Surtees
11 Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi Tyrrell 007, #39 0   51 Scuderia Gulf Rondini
12 Lella Lombardi Brabham BT44B, #33 0   50 RAM Racing
ab Hans Binder Ensign N176, #22 0  Throttle 47 Team Ensign
nc Loris Kessel Brabham BT44B, #32 0   44 RAM Racing
ab Vittorio Brambilla March 761, #9 0  Collision 43 Beta Team March
ab Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar FD04, #30 0  Collision 43 Copersucar-Fittipaldi
ab Carlos Pace Brabham BT45, #8 0  Accident 40 Martini Racing
ab Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow DN5B, #17 0  Fuel line 40 Shadow Racing with Tabatip
ab Alan Jones Surtees TS19, #19 0  Engine 30 Team Surtees
ab Hans-Joachim Stuck March 761, #34 0  Fuel pump 26 March Engineering
ab Patrick Depailler Tyrrell P34, #4 0  Suspension 24 Elf Team Tyrrell
ab Arturo Merzario Williams FW05, #20 0  Accident 17 Walter Wolf Racing
ab Jody Scheckter Tyrrell P34, #3 0  Accident 14 Elf Team Tyrrell
ab Tom Pryce Shadow DN5B, #16 0  Brakes 14 Shadow Racing with Tabatip
f Niki Lauda Ferrari 312T2, #1 0  Injury   Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
f Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312T2, #2 0  Withdrawal of the team   Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT45, #7 0  Clutch 0 Martini Racing
f Chris Amon Ensign N176, #22 0  Fired   Team Ensign
f Guy Edwards Hesketh 308D, #25 0  Injury   Hesketh Racing
f Karl Oppitzhauser March 761, #40 0  Started unofficially   Sports Cars of Austria
f Otto Stuppacher Tyrrell 007, #41 0  Started unofficially   Elf Team Tyrrell

Qualifying Results for the 1976 Austria Grand Prix on the Österreichring circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 James Hunt McLaren M23, #11 1'35''02 Marlboro Team McLaren
2 John Watson Penske PC4, #28 1'35''84 Citibank Team Penske
3 Ronnie Peterson March 761, #10 1'36''34 March Engineering
4 Gunnar Nilsson Lotus 77, #6 1'36''46 John Player Team Lotus
5 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS5, #26 1'36''52 Ligier Gitanes
6 Tom Pryce Shadow DN5B, #16 1'36''56 Shadow Racing with Tabatip
7 Vittorio Brambilla March 761, #9 1'36''59 Beta Team March
8 Carlos Pace Brabham BT45, #8 1'36''66 Martini Racing
9 Mario Andretti Lotus 77, #5 1'36''68 John Player Team Lotus
10 Jody Scheckter Tyrrell P34, #3 1'36''91 Elf Team Tyrrell
11 Hans-Joachim Stuck March 761, #34 1'36''95 March Engineering
12 Jochen Mass McLaren M23, #12 1'37''22 Marlboro Team McLaren
13 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell P34, #4 1'37''24 Elf Team Tyrrell
14 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT45, #7 1'37''24 Martini Racing
15 Alan Jones Surtees TS19, #19 1'37''60 Team Surtees
16 Brett Lunger Surtees TS19, #18 1'37''62 Team Surtees
17 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar FD04, #30 1'37''76 Copersucar-Fittipaldi
18 Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow DN5B, #17 1'37''88 Shadow Racing with Tabatip
19 Hans Binder Ensign N176, #22 1'38''36 Team Ensign
20 Harald Ertl Hesketh 308D, #24 1'39''09 Hesketh Racing
21 Arturo Merzario Williams FW05, #20 1'39''33 Walter Wolf Racing
22 Henri Pescarolo Surtees TS19, #38 1'39''84 Team Norev Racing with BS Fabrications
23 Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi Tyrrell 007, #39 1'40''67 Scuderia Gulf Rondini
24 Lella Lombardi Brabham BT44B, #33 1'42''25 RAM Racing
25 Loris Kessel Brabham BT44B, #32 1'56''01 RAM Racing
0 Niki Lauda Ferrari 312T2, #1 0 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
0 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312T2, #2 0 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
0 Chris Amon Ensign N176, #22 0 Team Ensign
0 Guy Edwards Hesketh 308D, #25 0 Hesketh Racing
0 Karl Oppitzhauser March 761, #40 0 Sports Cars of Austria
0 Otto Stuppacher Tyrrell 007, #41 0 Elf Team Tyrrell

List of all cars for the 1976 Austria Grand Prix on the Österreichring circuit

Penske PC4

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 007

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT45

Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0

Surtees TS19

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Hesketh 308D

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 77

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT44B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Shadow DN5B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS5

Matra MS73 V12 3.0

Williams FW05

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

March 761

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar FD04

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell P34

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312T2

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Ensign N176

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0