1976 USA West Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Long Beach circuit. Full information

1976 USA West Grand Prix poster

1976 USA West Grand Prix poster

1976 USA West Grand Prix

1976 USA West Grand Prix is 267th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Long Beach circuit. Clay Regazzoni won the pole position and this race. This was his 4th victory. Niki Lauda and Patrick Depailler also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 80 laps (260 km).

Previous race: 1976 South Africa Grand Prix
Next race: 1976 Spain Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1976 USA West Grand Prix

62nd victory for the Ferrari team
4th victory for the Clay Regazzoni
20th podium for the Clay Regazzoni
16th podium for the Niki Lauda
4th podium for the Patrick Depailler

Clay Regazzoni - Winner of the 1976 USA West Grand Prix

Clay Regazzoni - Winner of the 1976 USA West Grand Prix

1976 USA West Grand Prix

1976 USA West Grand Prix

Ferrari 312T - 1976 USA West Grand Prix winner

Ferrari 312T #2 - 1976 USA West Grand Prix winner

1976 USA West Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312T, #2 9.00  1h 53m 18.471s  ( 137.720 km/h ) 80 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
2 Niki Lauda Ferrari 312T, #1 6.00  1h 54m 00.885s  ( +42.414s ) 80 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
3 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 007, #4 4.00  1h 54m 08.443s  ( +49.972s ) 80 Elf Team Tyrrell
4 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS5, #26 3.00  1h 54m 31.299s  ( +1m 12.828s ) 80 Ligier Gitanes
5 Jochen Mass McLaren M23, #12 2.00  1h 54m 40.763s  ( +1m 22.292s ) 80 Marlboro Team McLaren
6 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar FD04, #30 1.00   79 Copersucar-Fittipaldi
7 Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow DN5B, #17 0   79 Shadow Racing Team
8 Chris Amon Ensign N174, #22 0   78 Team Ensign
9 Carlos Pace Brabham BT45, #8 0   77 Martini Racing
10 Ronnie Peterson March 761, #10 0   77 March Engineering
nc Alan Jones Surtees TS19, #19 0   70 Team Surtees
nc John Watson Penske PC3, #28 0   69 Citibank Team Penske
ab Jody Scheckter Tyrrell 007, #3 0  Accident 34 Elf Team Tyrrell
ab Tom Pryce Shadow DN5B, #16 0  Transmission 32 Shadow Racing Team
ab Mario Andretti Parnelli VPJ4B, #27 0  Water leak 15 Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing
ab James Hunt McLaren M23, #11 0  Collision 3 Marlboro Team McLaren
ab Hans-Joachim Stuck March 761, #34 0  Collision 2 March Engineering
nq Bob Evans Lotus 77, #5 0     John Player Team Lotus
ab Gunnar Nilsson Lotus 77, #6 0  Accident 0 John Player Team Lotus
ab Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT45, #7 0  Collision 0 Martini Racing
ab Vittorio Brambilla March 761, #9 0  Collision 0 Beta Team March
nq Brett Lunger Surtees TS19, #18 0     Team Surtees
nq Jacky Ickx Williams FW05, #20 0     Frank Williams Racing Cars
nq Michel Leclere Williams FW05, #21 0     Frank Williams Racing Cars
nq Harald Ertl Hesketh 308D, #24 0     Hesketh Racing
nq Ingo Hoffmann Copersucar FD04, #31 0     Copersucar-Fittipaldi
nq Arturo Merzario March 761, #35 0     Ovoro Team March

Qualifying Results for the 1976 USA West Grand Prix on the Long Beach circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312T, #2 1'23''099 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
2 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 007, #4 1'23''292 Elf Team Tyrrell
3 James Hunt McLaren M23, #11 1'23''420 Marlboro Team McLaren
4 Niki Lauda Ferrari 312T, #1 1'23''647 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
5 Tom Pryce Shadow DN5B, #16 1'23''677 Shadow Racing Team
6 Ronnie Peterson March 761, #10 1'24''157 March Engineering
7 Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow DN5B, #17 1'24''163 Shadow Racing Team
8 Vittorio Brambilla March 761, #9 1'24''168 Beta Team March
9 John Watson Penske PC3, #28 1'24''170 Citibank Team Penske
10 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT45, #7 1'24''265 Martini Racing
11 Jody Scheckter Tyrrell 007, #3 1'24''344 Elf Team Tyrrell
12 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS5, #26 1'24''442 Ligier Gitanes
13 Carlos Pace Brabham BT45, #8 1'24''472 Martini Racing
14 Jochen Mass McLaren M23, #12 1'24''541 Marlboro Team McLaren
15 Mario Andretti Parnelli VPJ4B, #27 1'24''566 Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing
16 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar FD04, #30 1'24''779 Copersucar-Fittipaldi
17 Chris Amon Ensign N174, #22 1'24''803 Team Ensign
18 Hans-Joachim Stuck March 761, #34 1'25''122 March Engineering
19 Alan Jones Surtees TS19, #19 1'25''214 Team Surtees
20 Gunnar Nilsson Lotus 77, #6 1'25''277 John Player Team Lotus
21 Michel Leclere Williams FW05, #21 1'25''436 Frank Williams Racing Cars
22 Ingo Hoffmann Copersucar FD04, #31 1'25''557 Copersucar-Fittipaldi
23 Arturo Merzario March 761, #35 1'25''737 Ovoro Team March
24 Bob Evans Lotus 77, #5 1'25''890 John Player Team Lotus
25 Jacky Ickx Williams FW05, #20 1'26''528 Frank Williams Racing Cars
26 Harald Ertl Hesketh 308D, #24 1'26''824 Hesketh Racing
27 Brett Lunger Surtees TS19, #18 1'26''828 Team Surtees

List of all cars for the 1976 USA West Grand Prix on the Long Beach circuit

Parnelli VPJ4B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS5

Matra MS73 V12 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

Ferrari 312T

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Williams FW05

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ensign N174

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Shadow DN5B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Surtees TS19

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Penske PC3

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Hesketh 308D

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

March 761

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar FD04

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0