1976 France Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Le Castellet circuit. Full information

1976 France Grand Prix poster

1976 France Grand Prix poster

1976 France Grand Prix

1976 France Grand Prix is 272nd Formula 1 race. Passed at the Le Castellet circuit. James Hunt won the pole position and this race. Patrick Depailler and John Watson also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 54 laps (314 km).

Previous race: 1976 Sweden Grand Prix
Next race: 1976 Britain Grand Prix
Race Start: 4th July 1976

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1976 France Grand Prix

17th victory for the McLaren team
3rd victory for the James Hunt
12th podium for the James Hunt
7th podium for the Patrick Depailler
1st podium for the John Watson

James Hunt - Winner of the 1976 France Grand Prix

James Hunt - Winner of the 1976 France Grand Prix

1976 France Grand Prix

1976 France Grand Prix

McLaren M23 - 1976 France Grand Prix winner

McLaren M23 #11 - 1976 France Grand Prix winner

1976 France Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 James Hunt McLaren M23, #11 9.00  1h 40m 58.60s  ( 186.423 km/h ) 54 Marlboro Team McLaren
2 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell P34, #4 6.00  1h 41m 11.30s  ( +12.70s ) 54 Elf Team Tyrrell
3 John Watson Penske PC4, #28 4.00  1h 41m 22.15s  ( +23.55s ) 54 Citibank Team Penske
4 Carlos Pace Brabham BT45, #8 3.00  1h 41m 23.42s  ( +24.82s ) 54 Martini Racing
5 Mario Andretti Lotus 77, #5 2.00  1h 41m 42.52s  ( +43.92s ) 54 John Player Team Lotus
6 Jody Scheckter Tyrrell P34, #3 1.00  1h 41m 53.67s  ( +55.07s ) 54 Elf Team Tyrrell
7 Hans-Joachim Stuck March 761, #34 0  1h 42m 20.15s  ( +1m 21.55s ) 54 March Engineering
8 Tom Pryce Shadow DN5B, #16 0  1h 42m 29.27s  ( +1m 30.67s ) 54 Shadow Racing Team
9 Arturo Merzario March 761, #35 0  1h 42m 52.17s  ( +1m 53.57s ) 54 Ovoro Team March
10 Jacky Ickx Williams FW05, #20 0   53 Walter Wolf Racing
11 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT45, #7 0   53 Martini Racing
12 Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow DN5B, #17 0   53 Shadow Racing Team
13 Michel Leclere Williams FW05, #21 0   53 Walter Wolf Racing
14 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS5, #26 0   53 Ligier Gitanes
15 Jochen Mass McLaren M23, #12 0   53 Marlboro Team McLaren
16 Brett Lunger Surtees TS19, #18 0   53 Team Surtees
17 Guy Edwards Hesketh 308D, #25 0   53 Penthouse Rizla Racing with Hesketh
18 Patrick Neve Ensign N176, #22 0   53 Team Ensign
19 Ronnie Peterson March 761, #10 0  Fuel injection 51 March Engineering
ab Alan Jones Surtees TS19, #19 0  Suspension 44 Team Surtees
ab Vittorio Brambilla March 761, #9 0  Oil pressure 28 Beta Team March
ab Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar FD04, #30 0  Oil pressure 21 Copersucar-Fittipaldi
ab Henri Pescarolo Surtees TS19, #38 0  Suspension 19 Team Norev Racing with BS Fabrications
ab Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312T2, #2 0  Accident 17 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Gunnar Nilsson Lotus 77, #6 0  Transmission 8 John Player Team Lotus
ab Niki Lauda Ferrari 312T2, #1 0  Camshaft 8 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Harald Ertl Hesketh 308D, #24 0  Transmission 4 Hesketh Racing
nq Ingo Hoffmann Copersucar FD04, #31 0     Copersucar-Fittipaldi
nq Loris Kessel Brabham BT44B, #32 0     RAM Racing
nq Damien Magee Brabham BT44B, #33 0     RAM Racing

Qualifying Results for the 1976 France Grand Prix on the Le Castellet circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 James Hunt McLaren M23, #11 1'47''89 Marlboro Team McLaren
2 Niki Lauda Ferrari 312T2, #1 1'48''17 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
3 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell P34, #4 1'48''59 Elf Team Tyrrell
4 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312T2, #2 1'48''69 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
5 Carlos Pace Brabham BT45, #8 1'48''75 Martini Racing
6 Ronnie Peterson March 761, #10 1'49''07 March Engineering
7 Mario Andretti Lotus 77, #5 1'49''19 John Player Team Lotus
8 John Watson Penske PC4, #28 1'49''22 Citibank Team Penske
9 Jody Scheckter Tyrrell P34, #3 1'49''63 Elf Team Tyrrell
10 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT45, #7 1'49''79 Martini Racing
11 Vittorio Brambilla March 761, #9 1'49''79 Beta Team March
12 Gunnar Nilsson Lotus 77, #6 1'49''83 John Player Team Lotus
13 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS5, #26 1'50''06 Ligier Gitanes
14 Jochen Mass McLaren M23, #12 1'50''10 Marlboro Team McLaren
15 Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow DN5B, #17 1'50''12 Shadow Racing Team
16 Tom Pryce Shadow DN5B, #16 1'50''27 Shadow Racing Team
17 Hans-Joachim Stuck March 761, #34 1'50''31 March Engineering
18 Alan Jones Surtees TS19, #19 1'51''11 Team Surtees
19 Jacky Ickx Williams FW05, #20 1'51''41 Walter Wolf Racing
20 Arturo Merzario March 761, #35 1'51''79 Ovoro Team March
21 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar FD04, #30 1'52''11 Copersucar-Fittipaldi
22 Michel Leclere Williams FW05, #21 1'52''29 Walter Wolf Racing
23 Brett Lunger Surtees TS19, #18 1'52''41 Team Surtees
24 Henri Pescarolo Surtees TS19, #38 1'52''60 Team Norev Racing with BS Fabrications
25 Guy Edwards Hesketh 308D, #25 1'52''63 Penthouse Rizla Racing with Hesketh
26 Patrick Neve Ensign N176, #22 1'52''82 Team Ensign
27 Damien Magee Brabham BT44B, #33 1'53''49 RAM Racing
28 Ingo Hoffmann Copersucar FD04, #31 1'53''78 Copersucar-Fittipaldi
29 Harald Ertl Hesketh 308D, #24 1'53''79 Hesketh Racing
30 Loris Kessel Brabham BT44B, #32 1'55''30 RAM Racing

List of all cars for the 1976 France Grand Prix on the Le Castellet circuit

Ferrari 312T2

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Surtees TS19

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell P34

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT45

Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0

Shadow DN5B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar FD04

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT44B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

March 761

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Penske PC4

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 77

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW05

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ensign N176

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Hesketh 308D

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS5

Matra MS73 V12 3.0