1977 USA East Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Watkins Glen circuit. Full information

1977 USA East Grand Prix poster

1977 USA East Grand Prix poster

1977 USA East Grand Prix

1977 USA East Grand Prix is 295th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Watkins Glen circuit. James Hunt won the pole position and this race. Mario Andretti and Jody Scheckter also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 59 laps (321 km).

Previous race: 1977 Italy Grand Prix
Next race: 1977 Canada Grand Prix
Race Start: 2nd October 1977

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1977 USA East Grand Prix

23rd victory for the McLaren team
9th victory for the James Hunt
21st podium for the James Hunt
10th podium for the Mario Andretti
22nd podium for the Jody Scheckter

1977 USA East Grand Prix

1977 USA East Grand Prix

McLaren M26 - 1977 USA East Grand Prix winner

McLaren M26 #1 - 1977 USA East Grand Prix winner

1977 USA East Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 James Hunt McLaren M26, #1 9.00  1h 58m 23.267s  ( 162.516 km/h ) 59 Marlboro Team McLaren
2 Mario Andretti Lotus 78, #5 6.00  1h 58m 25.293s  ( +02.026s ) 59 John Player Team Lotus
3 Jody Scheckter Wolf WR2, #20 4.00  1h 59m 42.146s  ( +1m 18.879s ) 59 Walter Wolf Racing
4 Niki Lauda Ferrari 312T2, #11 3.00  2h 00m 03.882s  ( +1m 40.615s ) 59 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
5 Clay Regazzoni Ensign N177, #22 2.00  2h 00m 11.405s  ( +1m 48.138s ) 59 Team Tissot Ensign with Castrol
6 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 312T2, #12 1.00   58 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
7 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS7, #26 0   58 Ligier Gitanes
8 Rupert Keegan Hesketh 308E, #24 0   58 Penthouse Rizla Racing
9 Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow DN8, #16 0   58 Shadow Racing Team
10 Brett Lunger McLaren M23, #30 0   57 Chesterfield Racing
11 Hans Binder Surtees TS19, #18 0   57 Durex Team Surtees
12 John Watson Brabham BT45B, #7 0   57 Martini Racing
13 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5, #28 0   57 Copersucar-Fittipaldi
14 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell P34, #4 0   56 Elf Team Tyrrell
15 Alex Ribeiro March 761B, #9 0   56 Hollywood March Racing
16 Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell P34, #3 0   56 Elf Team Tyrrell
17 Ian Ashley Hesketh 308E, #25 0   55 Hesketh Racing
18 Patrick Neve March 761, #27 0   55 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
19 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees TS19, #19 0   54 Beta Team Surtees
ab Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS01, #15 0  Alternator 30 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Gunnar Nilsson Lotus 78, #6 0  Collision 17 John Player Team Lotus
ab Hans-Joachim Stuck Brabham BT45B, #8 0  Accident 14 Martini Racing
ab Ian Scheckter March 771, #10 0  Accident 10 Team Rothmans Internationnal
ab Jochen Mass McLaren M26, #2 0  Fuel pump 8 Marlboro Team McLaren
ab Danny Ongais Penske PC4, #14 0  Spin 6 Interscope Racing
ab Alan Jones Shadow DN8, #17 0  Spin 3 Shadow Racing Team
nq Patrick Tambay Ensign N177, #23 0     Theodore Racing Hong Kong

Qualifying Results for the 1977 USA East Grand Prix on the Watkins Glen circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 James Hunt McLaren M26, #1 1'40''863 Marlboro Team McLaren
2 Hans-Joachim Stuck Brabham BT45B, #8 1'41''138 Martini Racing
3 John Watson Brabham BT45B, #7 1'41''193 Martini Racing
4 Mario Andretti Lotus 78, #5 1'41''481 John Player Team Lotus
5 Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell P34, #3 1'41''908 Elf Team Tyrrell
6 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 312T2, #12 1'41''952 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
7 Niki Lauda Ferrari 312T2, #11 1'42''089 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
8 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell P34, #4 1'42''238 Elf Team Tyrrell
9 Jody Scheckter Wolf WR2, #20 1'42''315 Walter Wolf Racing
10 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS7, #26 1'42''640 Ligier Gitanes
11 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees TS19, #19 1'42''786 Beta Team Surtees
12 Gunnar Nilsson Lotus 78, #6 1'42''815 John Player Team Lotus
13 Alan Jones Shadow DN8, #17 1'43''019 Shadow Racing Team
14 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS01, #15 1'43''069 Equipe Renault Elf
15 Jochen Mass McLaren M26, #2 1'43''242 Marlboro Team McLaren
16 Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow DN8, #16 1'43''516 Shadow Racing Team
17 Brett Lunger McLaren M23, #30 1'43''698 Chesterfield Racing
18 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5, #28 1'43''938 Copersucar-Fittipaldi
19 Clay Regazzoni Ensign N177, #22 1'44''208 Team Tissot Ensign with Castrol
20 Rupert Keegan Hesketh 308E, #24 1'44''550 Penthouse Rizla Racing
21 Ian Scheckter March 771, #10 1'44''702 Team Rothmans Internationnal
22 Ian Ashley Hesketh 308E, #25 1'45''100 Hesketh Racing
23 Alex Ribeiro March 761B, #9 1'45''473 Hollywood March Racing
24 Patrick Neve March 761, #27 1'45''845 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
25 Hans Binder Surtees TS19, #18 1'45''880 Durex Team Surtees
26 Danny Ongais Penske PC4, #14 1'46''070 Interscope Racing
27 Patrick Tambay Ensign N177, #23 1'49''435 Theodore Racing Hong Kong

List of all cars for the 1977 USA East Grand Prix on the Watkins Glen circuit

McLaren M23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

March 771

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR2

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Penske PC4

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar F5

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

March 761

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT45B

Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0

March 761B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell P34

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Renault RS01

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

Ligier JS7

Matra MS76 V12 3.0

Hesketh 308E

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Surtees TS19

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Shadow DN8

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312T2

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

McLaren M26

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 78

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ensign N177

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0