1977 Japan Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Fuji circuit. Full information

1977 Japan Grand Prix poster

1977 Japan Grand Prix poster

1977 Japan Grand Prix

1977 Japan Grand Prix is 297th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Fuji circuit. Mario Andretti won the pole position, James Hunt won this race. Carlos Reutemann and Patrick Depailler also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 73 laps (318 km).

Previous race: 1977 Canada Grand Prix
Next race: 1978 Argentina Grand Prix
Race Start: 23rd October 1977

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1977 Japan Grand Prix

24th victory for the McLaren team
10th victory for the James Hunt
22nd podium for the James Hunt
18th podium for the Carlos Reutemann
12th podium for the Patrick Depailler

1977 Japan Grand Prix

1977 Japan Grand Prix

McLaren M26 - 1977 Japan Grand Prix winner

McLaren M26 #1 - 1977 Japan Grand Prix winner

1977 Japan Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 James Hunt McLaren M26, #1 9.00  1h 31m 51.68s  ( 207.840 km/h ) 73 Marlboro Team McLaren
2 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 312T2, #12 6.00  1h 32m 54.13s  ( +1m 02.45s ) 73 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
3 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell P34, #4 4.00  1h 32m 58.07s  ( +1m 06.39s ) 73 Elf Team Tyrrell
4 Alan Jones Shadow DN8, #17 3.00  1h 32m 58.29s  ( +1m 06.61s ) 73 Shadow Racing Team
5 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS7, #26 2.00  Out of fuel 72 Ligier Gitanes
6 Riccardo Patrese Shadow DN8, #16 1.00   72 Shadow Racing Team
7 Hans-Joachim Stuck Brabham BT45B, #8 0   72 Martini Racing
8 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees TS19, #19 0   71 Beta Team Surtees
9 Kunimitsu Takahashi Tyrrell 007, #50 0   71 Meritsu Racing Team
10 Jody Scheckter Wolf WR3, #20 0   71 Walter Wolf Racing
11 Kazuyoshi Hoshino Kojima KE009, #52 0   71 Heros Racing Corporation
12 Alex Ribeiro March 761B, #9 0   69 Hollywood March Racing
ab Gunnar Nilsson Lotus 78, #6 0  Gearbox 63 John Player Team Lotus
ab Clay Regazzoni Ensign N177, #22 0  Engine 43 Team Tissot Ensign with Castrol
ab John Watson Brabham BT45B, #7 0  Gearbox 29 Martini Racing
ab Jochen Mass McLaren M26, #2 0  Engine 28 Marlboro Team McLaren
ab Patrick Tambay Ensign N177, #23 0  Engine 14 Theodore Racing Hong Kong
ab Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T2, #11 0  Collision 5 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell P34, #3 0  Collision 5 Elf Team Tyrrell
ab Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier JS7, #27 0  Valve 3 Ligier Gitanes
ab Hans Binder Surtees TS19, #18 0  Collision 1 Durex Team Surtees
ab Mario Andretti Lotus 78, #5 0  Accident 1 John Player Team Lotus
ab Noritake Takahara Kojima KE009, #51 0  Collision 1 Kojima Engineering
f Ian Scheckter March 771, #10 0  Not present   Team Rothmans Internationnal

Qualifying Results for the 1977 Japan Grand Prix on the Fuji circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Mario Andretti Lotus 78, #5 1'12''23 John Player Team Lotus
2 James Hunt McLaren M26, #1 1'12''39 Marlboro Team McLaren
3 John Watson Brabham BT45B, #7 1'12''49 Martini Racing
4 Hans-Joachim Stuck Brabham BT45B, #8 1'13''01 Martini Racing
5 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS7, #26 1'13''08 Ligier Gitanes
6 Jody Scheckter Wolf WR3, #20 1'13''15 Walter Wolf Racing
7 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 312T2, #12 1'13''32 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
8 Jochen Mass McLaren M26, #2 1'13''37 Marlboro Team McLaren
9 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees TS19, #19 1'13''37 Beta Team Surtees
10 Clay Regazzoni Ensign N177, #22 1'13''52 Team Tissot Ensign with Castrol
11 Kazuyoshi Hoshino Kojima KE009, #52 1'13''55 Heros Racing Corporation
12 Alan Jones Shadow DN8, #17 1'13''56 Shadow Racing Team
13 Riccardo Patrese Shadow DN8, #16 1'13''58 Shadow Racing Team
14 Gunnar Nilsson Lotus 78, #6 1'13''66 John Player Team Lotus
15 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell P34, #4 1'14''16 Elf Team Tyrrell
16 Patrick Tambay Ensign N177, #23 1'14''22 Theodore Racing Hong Kong
17 Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier JS7, #27 1'14''25 Ligier Gitanes
18 Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell P34, #3 1'14''26 Elf Team Tyrrell
19 Noritake Takahara Kojima KE009, #51 1'14''36 Kojima Engineering
20 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T2, #11 1'14''51 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
21 Hans Binder Surtees TS19, #18 1'14''73 Durex Team Surtees
22 Kunimitsu Takahashi Tyrrell 007, #50 1'14''88 Meritsu Racing Team
23 Alex Ribeiro March 761B, #9 1'15''01 Hollywood March Racing
0 Ian Scheckter March 771, #10 0 Team Rothmans Internationnal

List of all cars for the 1977 Japan Grand Prix on the Fuji circuit

Ensign N177

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 78

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M26

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312T2

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Shadow DN8

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Surtees TS19

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS7

Matra MS76 V12 3.0

Tyrrell P34

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

March 761B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 007

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR3

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT45B

Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0

March 771

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Kojima KE009

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0