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 race. Passed at the Buenos Aires circuit. Mario Andretti won the pole position and this race. Niki Lauda and Patrick Depailler also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 52 laps (310 km).

Previous race: 1977 Japan Grand Prix
Next race: 1978 Brazil Grand Prix
Race Start: 15th January 1978

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 #5 - 1978 Argentina Grand Prix winner

1978 Argentina Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Mario Andretti Lotus 78, #5 9.00  1h 37m 04.47s  ( 191.813 km/h ) 52 John Player Team Lotus
2 Niki Lauda Brabham BT45C, #1 6.00  1h 37m 17.68s  ( +13.21s ) 52 Parmalat Racing Team
3 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 008, #4 4.00  1h 37m 18.11s  ( +13.64s ) 52 Elf Team Tyrrell
4 James Hunt McLaren M26, #7 3.00  1h 37m 20.52s  ( +16.05s ) 52 Marlboro Team McLaren
5 Ronnie Peterson Lotus 78, #6 2.00  1h 38m 19.32s  ( +1m 14.85s ) 52 John Player Team Lotus
6 Patrick Tambay McLaren M26, #8 1.00  1h 38m 24.37s  ( +1m 19.90s ) 52 Marlboro Team McLaren
7 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 312T2, #11 0  1h 38m 27.07s  ( +1m 22.60s ) 52 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
8 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T2, #12 0  1h 38m 43.35s  ( +1m 38.88s ) 52 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
9 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A, #14 0  1h 38m 45.07s  ( +1m 40.60s ) 52 Fittipaldi Automotive
10 Jody Scheckter Wolf WR4, #20 0  1h 38m 47.97s  ( +1m 43.50s ) 52 Walter Wolf Racing
11 Jochen Mass ATS HS1, #9 0  1h 38m 53.54s  ( +1m 49.07s ) 52 ATS Racing Team
12 Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS HS1, #10 0   51 ATS Racing Team
13 Brett Lunger McLaren M23, #30 0   51 Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications
14 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 008, #3 0   51 Elf Team Tyrrell
15 Clay Regazzoni Shadow DN8, #17 0   51 Shadow Racing Team
16 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS7, #26 0  Engine 50 Ligier Gitanes
17 Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow DN8, #16 0   50 Shadow Racing Team
18 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees TS19, #19 0   50 Beta Team Surtees
ab John Watson Brabham BT45C, #2 0  Engine 41 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Alan Jones Williams FW06, #27 0  Fuel injection 36 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
ab Danny Ongais Ensign N177, #22 0  Transmission 35 Team Tissot Ensign
ab Lamberto Leoni Ensign N177, #23 0  Engine 28 Team Tissot Ensign
ab Arturo Merzario Merzario A1, #37 0  Differential 9 Team Merzario
ab Rupert Keegan Surtees TS19, #18 0  Overheating 4 Durex Team Surtees
nq Divina Galica Hesketh 308E, #24 0     Olympus Cameras/Hesketh Racing
nq Hector Rebaque Lotus 78, #25 0     Team Rebaque
nq Eddie Cheever Theodore TR1, #32 0     Theodore Racing

Qualifying Results for the 1978 Argentina Grand Prix on the Buenos Aires circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Mario Andretti Lotus 78, #5 1'47''75 John Player Team Lotus
2 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 312T2, #11 1'47''84 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
3 Ronnie Peterson Lotus 78, #6 1'48''39 John Player Team Lotus
4 John Watson Brabham BT45C, #2 1'48''42 Parmalat Racing Team
5 Niki Lauda Brabham BT45C, #1 1'48''70 Parmalat Racing Team
6 James Hunt McLaren M26, #7 1'48''72 Marlboro Team McLaren
7 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T2, #12 1'48''97 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
8 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS7, #26 1'49''13 Ligier Gitanes
9 Patrick Tambay McLaren M26, #8 1'49''47 Marlboro Team McLaren
10 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 008, #4 1'49''69 Elf Team Tyrrell
11 Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS HS1, #10 1'49''77 ATS Racing Team
12 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees TS19, #19 1'49''91 Beta Team Surtees
13 Jochen Mass ATS HS1, #9 1'50''06 ATS Racing Team
14 Alan Jones Williams FW06, #27 1'50''11 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
15 Jody Scheckter Wolf WR4, #20 1'50''35 Walter Wolf Racing
16 Clay Regazzoni Shadow DN8, #17 1'50''45 Shadow Racing Team
17 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A, #14 1'50''82 Fittipaldi Automotive
18 Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow DN8, #16 1'51''16 Shadow Racing Team
19 Rupert Keegan Surtees TS19, #18 1'51''42 Durex Team Surtees
20 Arturo Merzario Merzario A1, #37 1'51''68 Team Merzario
21 Danny Ongais Ensign N177, #22 1'51''71 Team Tissot Ensign
22 Lamberto Leoni Ensign N177, #23 1'51''94 Team Tissot Ensign
23 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 008, #3 1'51''99 Elf Team Tyrrell
24 Brett Lunger McLaren M23, #30 1'52''27 Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications
25 Hector Rebaque Lotus 78, #25 1'52''52 Team Rebaque
26 Eddie Cheever Theodore TR1, #32 1'53''25 Theodore Racing
27 Divina Galica Hesketh 308E, #24 1'56''69 Olympus Cameras/Hesketh Racing

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

Ferrari 312T2

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Merzario A1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Theodore TR1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS7

Matra MS76 V12 3.0

Hesketh 308E

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR4

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Surtees TS19

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Shadow DN8

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar F5A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

ATS HS1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M26

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 78

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 008

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT45C

Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0

Williams FW06

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ensign N177

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0