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. This was his 3rd victory. 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

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 - 1976 France Grand Prix winner

1976 France Grand Prix results

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

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

Ligier JS5

Matra MS73 V12 3.0

Williams FW05

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

March 761

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Shadow DN5B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ensign N176

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Penske PC4

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

Hesketh 308D

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 77

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT44B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT45

Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0

Surtees TS19

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0