1978 Argentina Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Buenos Aires circuit. Full information

1978 Argentina Grand Prix poster

1978 Argentina Grand Prix poster

1978 Argentina Grand Prix

1978 Argentina Grand Prix is 298th Formula 1 Grand Prix. Passed at the Buenos Aires circuit. Mario Andretti won the pole position and this race. This was his 7th victory. Niki Lauda and Patrick Depailler also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 52 laps (310 km).

Previous Grand Prix: 1977 Japan Grand Prix
Next Grand Prix: 1978 Brazil Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1978 Argentina Grand Prix

64th victory for the Lotus team
7th victory for the Mario Andretti
11th podium for the Mario Andretti
33rd podium for the Niki Lauda
13th podium for the Patrick Depailler

1978 Argentina Grand Prix

1978 Argentina Grand Prix

Lotus 78 - 1978 Argentina Grand Prix winner

Lotus 78 - 1978 Argentina Grand Prix winner

1978 Argentina Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Mario Andretti 9.00  1h 37m 04.47s  ( 191.813 km/h ) 52 John Player Team Lotus
2 Niki Lauda 6.00  1h 37m 17.68s  ( +13.21s ) 52 Parmalat Racing Team
3 Patrick Depailler 4.00  1h 37m 18.11s  ( +13.64s ) 52 Elf Team Tyrrell
4 James Hunt 3.00  1h 37m 20.52s  ( +16.05s ) 52 Marlboro Team McLaren
5 Ronnie Peterson 2.00  1h 38m 19.32s  ( +1m 14.85s ) 52 John Player Team Lotus
6 Patrick Tambay 1.00  1h 38m 24.37s  ( +1m 19.90s ) 52 Marlboro Team McLaren
7 Carlos Reutemann 0  1h 38m 27.07s  ( +1m 22.60s ) 52 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
8 Gilles Villeneuve 0  1h 38m 43.35s  ( +1m 38.88s ) 52 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
9 Emerson Fittipaldi 0  1h 38m 45.07s  ( +1m 40.60s ) 52 Fittipaldi Automotive
10 Jody Scheckter 0  1h 38m 47.97s  ( +1m 43.50s ) 52 Walter Wolf Racing
11 Jochen Mass 0  1h 38m 53.54s  ( +1m 49.07s ) 52 ATS Racing Team
12 Jean-Pierre Jarier 0   51 ATS Racing Team
13 Brett Lunger 0   51 Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications
14 Didier Pironi 0   51 Elf Team Tyrrell
15 Clay Regazzoni 0   51 Shadow Racing Team
16 Jacques Laffite 0  Engine 50 Ligier Gitanes
17 Hans Joachim Stuck 0   50 Shadow Racing Team
18 Vittorio Brambilla 0   50 Beta Team Surtees
ab John Watson 0  Engine 41 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Alan Jones 0  Fuel injection 36 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
ab Danny Ongais 0  Transmission 35 Team Tissot Ensign
ab Lamberto Leoni 0  Engine 28 Team Tissot Ensign
ab Arturo Merzario 0  Differential 9 Team Merzario
ab Rupert Keegan 0  Overheating 4 Durex Team Surtees
nq Divina Galica 0     Olympus Cameras/Hesketh Racing
nq Hector Rebaque 0     Team Rebaque
nq Eddie Cheever 0     Theodore Racing

List of all cars for the 1978 Argentina Grand Prix on the Buenos Aires circuit

Surtees TS19

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW06

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M26

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS7

Matra MS76 V12 3.0

Ensign N177

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 78

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Shadow DN8

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Hesketh 308E

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Merzario A1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar F5A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 008

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312T2

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Wolf WR4

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Theodore TR1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT45C

Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0

ATS HS1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0