1976 USA East Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Watkins Glen circuit. Full information

1976 USA East Grand Prix poster

1976 USA East Grand Prix poster

1976 USA East Grand Prix

1976 USA East Grand Prix is 279th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Watkins Glen circuit. James Hunt won the pole position and this race. This was his 7th victory. Jody Scheckter and Niki Lauda also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 59 laps (321 km).

Previous race: 1976 Canada Grand Prix
Next race: 1976 Japan Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1976 USA East Grand Prix

21st victory for the McLaren team
7th victory for the James Hunt
16th podium for the James Hunt
14th podium for the Jody Scheckter
22nd podium for the Niki Lauda

1976 USA East Grand Prix

1976 USA East Grand Prix

McLaren M23 - 1976 USA East Grand Prix winner

McLaren M23 - 1976 USA East Grand Prix winner

1976 USA East Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 James Hunt 9.00  1h 42m 40.741s  ( 187.379 km/h ) 59 Marlboro Team McLaren
2 Jody Scheckter 6.00  1h 42m 48.771s  ( +08.030s ) 59 Elf Team Tyrrell
3 Niki Lauda 4.00  1h 43m 43.065s  ( +1m 02.324s ) 59 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
4 Jochen Mass 3.00  1h 43m 43.199s  ( +1m 02.458s ) 59 Marlboro Team McLaren
5 Hans Joachim Stuck 2.00  1h 43m 48.719s  ( +1m 07.978s ) 59 March Engineering
6 John Watson 1.00  1h 43m 48.931s  ( +1m 08.190s ) 59 Citibank Team Penske
7 Clay Regazzoni 0   58 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
8 Alan Jones 0   58 Team Surtees
9 Emerson Fittipaldi 0   57 Copersucar-Fittipaldi
10 Jean-Pierre Jarier 0   57 Shadow Racing Team
11 Brett Lunger 0   57 Team Surtees
12 Alex Ribeiro 0   57 Penthouse Rizla Racing with Hesketh
13 Harald Ertl 0   54 Hesketh Racing
14 Warwick Brown 0   54 Walter Wolf Racing
nc Henri Pescarolo 0   48 Team Norev Racing with BS Fabrications
ab Tom Pryce 0  Engine 45 Shadow Racing Team
ab Vittorio Brambilla 0  Tyre 34 Beta Team March
ab Jacques Laffite 0  Accident 34 Ligier Gitanes
ab Carlos Pace 0  Collision 31 Martini Racing
ab Larry Perkins 0  Suspension 30 Martini Racing
ab Mario Andretti 0  Suspension 23 John Player Team Lotus
ab Jacky Ickx 0  Accident 14 Team Ensign
ab Gunnar Nilsson 0  Overheating 13 John Player Team Lotus
ab Ronnie Peterson 0  Suspension 12 March Engineering
ab Arturo Merzario 0  Collision 9 Walter Wolf Racing
ab Patrick Depailler 0  Fuel line 7 Elf Team Tyrrell
f Carlos Reutemann 0  Not present   Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
nq Otto Stuppacher 0     OASC Racing Team

List of all cars for the 1976 USA East Grand Prix on the Watkins Glen circuit

Penske PC4

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar FD04

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell P34

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Shadow DN8

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Hesketh 308D

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 77

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

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

Ferrari 312T2

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Ensign N176

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0