1977 USA West Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Long Beach circuit. Full information

1977 USA West Grand Prix poster

1977 USA West Grand Prix poster

1977 USA West Grand Prix

1977 USA West Grand Prix is 284th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Long Beach circuit. Niki Lauda won the pole position, Mario Andretti won this race. Niki Lauda and Jody Scheckter also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 80 laps (260 km).

Previous race: 1977 South Africa Grand Prix
Next race: 1977 Spain Grand Prix
Race Start: 3rd April 1977

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1977 USA West Grand Prix

59th victory for the Lotus team
3rd victory for the Mario Andretti
6th podium for the Mario Andretti
25th podium for the Niki Lauda
17th podium for the Jody Scheckter

Mario Andretti - Winner of the 1977 USA West Grand Prix

Mario Andretti - Winner of the 1977 USA West Grand Prix

1977 USA West Grand Prix

1977 USA West Grand Prix

Lotus 78 - 1977 USA West Grand Prix winner

Lotus 78 #5 - 1977 USA West Grand Prix winner

1977 USA West Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Mario Andretti Lotus 78, #5 9.00  1h 51m 35.470s  ( 139.839 km/h ) 80 John Player Team Lotus
2 Niki Lauda Ferrari 312T2, #11 6.00  1h 51m 36.243s  ( +00.773s ) 80 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
3 Jody Scheckter Wolf WR1, #20 4.00  1h 51m 40.327s  ( +04.857s ) 80 Walter Wolf Racing
4 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell P34, #4 3.00  1h 52m 49.957s  ( +1m 14.487s ) 80 Elf Team Tyrrell
5 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar FD04, #28 2.00  1h 52m 56.378s  ( +1m 20.908s ) 80 Copersucar-Fittipaldi
6 Jean-Pierre Jarier Penske PC4, #34 1.00   79 ATS Racing Team
7 James Hunt McLaren M23, #1 0   79 Marlboro Team McLaren
8 Gunnar Nilsson Lotus 78, #6 0   79 John Player Team Lotus
9 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS7, #26 0  Electrics 78 Ligier Gitanes
10 Brian Henton March 761, #10 0   77 Team Rothmans Internationnal
11 Hans Binder Surtees TS19, #18 0   77 Durex Team Surtees
ab Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell P34, #3 0  Fuel line 62 Elf Team Tyrrell
ab Clay Regazzoni Ensign N177, #22 0  Gearbox 57 Team Tissot Ensign with Castrol
ab Hans-Joachim Stuck Brabham BT45B, #8 0  Brakes 53 Martini Racing
ab Alan Jones Shadow DN8, #17 0  Gearbox 40 Shadow Racing Team
ab Jochen Mass McLaren M23, #2 0  Vibration 39 Marlboro Team McLaren
dsq John Watson Brabham BT45B, #7 0  Push start 33 Martini Racing
ab Renzo Zorzi Shadow DN8, #16 0  Gearbox 27 Shadow Racing Team
ab Alex Ribeiro March 761B, #9 0  Gearbox 15 Hollywood March Racing
ab Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 312T2, #12 0  Collision 5 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Brett Lunger March 761, #30 0  Collision 4 Chesterfield Racing
ab Vittorio Brambilla Surtees TS19, #19 0  Accident 0 Beta Team Surtees
f Larry Perkins BRM P207, #14 0  Car unavailable   Stanley BRM
f Rupert Keegan Hesketh 308E, #24 0  Not present   Penthouse Rizla Racing

Qualifying Results for the 1977 USA West Grand Prix on the Long Beach circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Niki Lauda Ferrari 312T2, #11 1'21''630 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
2 Mario Andretti Lotus 78, #5 1'21''868 John Player Team Lotus
3 Jody Scheckter Wolf WR1, #20 1'21''887 Walter Wolf Racing
4 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 312T2, #12 1'22''260 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
5 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS7, #26 1'22''296 Ligier Gitanes
6 John Watson Brabham BT45B, #7 1'22''372 Martini Racing
7 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar FD04, #28 1'22''382 Copersucar-Fittipaldi
8 James Hunt McLaren M23, #1 1'22''529 Marlboro Team McLaren
9 Jean-Pierre Jarier Penske PC4, #34 1'22''611 ATS Racing Team
10 Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell P34, #3 1'22''655 Elf Team Tyrrell
11 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees TS19, #19 1'22''659 Beta Team Surtees
12 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell P34, #4 1'22''675 Elf Team Tyrrell
13 Clay Regazzoni Ensign N177, #22 1'22''762 Team Tissot Ensign with Castrol
14 Alan Jones Shadow DN8, #17 1'23''056 Shadow Racing Team
15 Jochen Mass McLaren M23, #2 1'23''231 Marlboro Team McLaren
16 Gunnar Nilsson Lotus 78, #6 1'23''384 John Player Team Lotus
17 Hans-Joachim Stuck Brabham BT45B, #8 1'23''811 Martini Racing
18 Brian Henton March 761, #10 1'24''036 Team Rothmans Internationnal
19 Hans Binder Surtees TS19, #18 1'24''163 Durex Team Surtees
20 Renzo Zorzi Shadow DN8, #16 1'24''357 Shadow Racing Team
21 Brett Lunger March 761, #30 1'24''979 Chesterfield Racing
22 Alex Ribeiro March 761B, #9 1'25''080 Hollywood March Racing
0 Larry Perkins BRM P207, #14 0 Stanley BRM
0 Rupert Keegan Hesketh 308E, #24 0 Penthouse Rizla Racing

List of all cars for the 1977 USA West Grand Prix on the Long Beach circuit

Ensign N177

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 78

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

Hesketh 308E

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell P34

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

March 761B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

BRM P207

BRM P202 V12 3.0

Wolf WR1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar FD04

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT45B

Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0

March 761

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Penske PC4

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS7

Matra MS73 V12 3.0