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. 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
Race Start: 10th October 1976

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 #11 - 1976 USA East Grand Prix winner

1976 USA East Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 James Hunt McLaren M23, #11 9.00  1h 42m 40.741s  ( 187.379 km/h ) 59 Marlboro Team McLaren
2 Jody Scheckter Tyrrell P34, #3 6.00  1h 42m 48.771s  ( +08.030s ) 59 Elf Team Tyrrell
3 Niki Lauda Ferrari 312T2, #1 4.00  1h 43m 43.065s  ( +1m 02.324s ) 59 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
4 Jochen Mass McLaren M23, #12 3.00  1h 43m 43.199s  ( +1m 02.458s ) 59 Marlboro Team McLaren
5 Hans-Joachim Stuck March 761, #34 2.00  1h 43m 48.719s  ( +1m 07.978s ) 59 March Engineering
6 John Watson Penske PC4, #28 1.00  1h 43m 48.931s  ( +1m 08.190s ) 59 Citibank Team Penske
7 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312T2, #2 0   58 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
8 Alan Jones Surtees TS19, #19 0   58 Team Surtees
9 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar FD04, #30 0   57 Copersucar-Fittipaldi
10 Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow DN5B, #17 0   57 Shadow Racing Team
11 Brett Lunger Surtees TS19, #18 0   57 Team Surtees
12 Alex Ribeiro Hesketh 308D, #25 0   57 Penthouse Rizla Racing with Hesketh
13 Harald Ertl Hesketh 308D, #24 0   54 Hesketh Racing
14 Warwick Brown Williams FW05, #21 0   54 Walter Wolf Racing
nc Henri Pescarolo Surtees TS19, #38 0   48 Team Norev Racing with BS Fabrications
ab Tom Pryce Shadow DN8, #16 0  Engine 45 Shadow Racing Team
ab Vittorio Brambilla March 761, #9 0  Tyre 34 Beta Team March
ab Jacques Laffite Ligier JS5, #26 0  Accident 34 Ligier Gitanes
ab Carlos Pace Brabham BT45, #8 0  Collision 31 Martini Racing
ab Larry Perkins Brabham BT45, #7 0  Suspension 30 Martini Racing
ab Mario Andretti Lotus 77, #5 0  Suspension 23 John Player Team Lotus
ab Jacky Ickx Ensign N176, #22 0  Accident 14 Team Ensign
ab Gunnar Nilsson Lotus 77, #6 0  Overheating 13 John Player Team Lotus
ab Ronnie Peterson March 761, #10 0  Suspension 12 March Engineering
ab Arturo Merzario Williams FW05, #20 0  Collision 9 Walter Wolf Racing
ab Patrick Depailler Tyrrell P34, #4 0  Fuel line 7 Elf Team Tyrrell
f Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 312T2, #35 0  Not present   Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
nq Otto Stuppacher Tyrrell 007, #39 0     OASC Racing Team

Qualifying Results for the 1976 USA East Grand Prix on the Watkins Glen circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 James Hunt McLaren M23, #11 1'43''622 Marlboro Team McLaren
2 Jody Scheckter Tyrrell P34, #3 1'43''870 Elf Team Tyrrell
3 Ronnie Peterson March 761, #10 1'43''941 March Engineering
4 Vittorio Brambilla March 761, #9 1'44''250 Beta Team March
5 Niki Lauda Ferrari 312T2, #1 1'44''257 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
6 Hans-Joachim Stuck March 761, #34 1'44''265 March Engineering
7 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell P34, #4 1'44''516 Elf Team Tyrrell
8 John Watson Penske PC4, #28 1'44''719 Citibank Team Penske
9 Tom Pryce Shadow DN8, #16 1'45''102 Shadow Racing Team
10 Carlos Pace Brabham BT45, #8 1'45''274 Martini Racing
11 Mario Andretti Lotus 77, #5 1'45''311 John Player Team Lotus
12 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS5, #26 1'45''324 Ligier Gitanes
13 Larry Perkins Brabham BT45, #7 1'45''363 Martini Racing
14 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312T2, #2 1'45''534 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
15 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar FD04, #30 1'45''646 Copersucar-Fittipaldi
16 Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow DN5B, #17 1'45''979 Shadow Racing Team
17 Jochen Mass McLaren M23, #12 1'46''067 Marlboro Team McLaren
18 Alan Jones Surtees TS19, #19 1'46''402 Team Surtees
19 Jacky Ickx Ensign N176, #22 1'46''605 Team Ensign
20 Gunnar Nilsson Lotus 77, #6 1'46''776 John Player Team Lotus
21 Harald Ertl Hesketh 308D, #24 1'49''418 Hesketh Racing
22 Alex Ribeiro Hesketh 308D, #25 1'49''669 Penthouse Rizla Racing with Hesketh
23 Warwick Brown Williams FW05, #21 1'51''124 Walter Wolf Racing
24 Brett Lunger Surtees TS19, #18 1'51''373 Team Surtees
25 Arturo Merzario Williams FW05, #20 2'00''932 Walter Wolf Racing
26 Henri Pescarolo Surtees TS19, #38 2'05''211 Team Norev Racing with BS Fabrications
27 Otto Stuppacher Tyrrell 007, #39 2'11''070 OASC Racing Team
0 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 312T2, #35 0 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC

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

Ferrari 312T2

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Shadow DN8

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 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

Tyrrell 007

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