1978 Austria Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Österreichring circuit. Full information

1978 Austria Grand Prix poster

1978 Austria Grand Prix poster

1978 Austria Grand Prix

1978 Austria Grand Prix is 309th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Österreichring circuit. Ronnie Peterson won the pole position and this race. This was his 10th victory. Patrick Depailler and Gilles Villeneuve also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 54 laps (321 km).

Previous race: 1978 Germany Grand Prix
Next race: 1978 Netherlands Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1978 Austria Grand Prix

70th victory for the Lotus team
10th victory for the Ronnie Peterson
25th podium for the Ronnie Peterson
17th podium for the Patrick Depailler
1st podium for the Gilles Villeneuve

1978 Austria Grand Prix

1978 Austria Grand Prix

Lotus 79 - 1978 Austria Grand Prix winner

Lotus 79 - 1978 Austria Grand Prix winner

1978 Austria Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Ronnie Peterson 9.00  1h 41m 21.57s  ( 189.939 km/h ) 54 John Player Team Lotus
2 Patrick Depailler 6.00  1h 42m 09.01s  ( +47.44s ) 54 Elf Team Tyrrell
3 Gilles Villeneuve 4.00  1h 43m 01.33s  ( +1m 39.76s ) 54 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
4 Emerson Fittipaldi 3.00   53 Fittipaldi Automotive
5 Jacques Laffite 2.00   53 Ligier Gitanes
6 Vittorio Brambilla 1.00   53 Beta Team Surtees
7 John Watson 0   53 Parmalat Racing Team
8 Brett Lunger 0   52 Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications
9 René Arnoux 0   52 Automobiles Martini
nc Clay Regazzoni 0   50 Shadow Racing Team
nc Keke Rosberg 0   49 Theodore Racing Hong Kong
dsq Derek Daly 0  Push start 43 Team Tissot Ensign
ab Patrick Tambay 0  Accident 40 Marlboro Team McLaren
ab Hans Joachim Stuck 0  Accident 33 Shadow Racing Team
ab Jean-Pierre Jabouille 0  Gearbox 31 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Niki Lauda 0  Accident 28 Parmalat Racing Team
dsq Carlos Reutemann 0  Push start 27 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Didier Pironi 0  Accident 20 Elf Team Tyrrell
ab James Hunt 0  Accident 8 Marlboro Team McLaren
ab Alan Jones 0  Accident 7 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
ab Harald Ertl 0  Collision 6 Sachs Racing
ab Riccardo Patrese 0  Collision 6 Arrows Racing Team
ab Jody Scheckter 0  Accident 3 Walter Wolf Racing
ab Nelson Piquet 0  Accident 2 BS Fabrications
ab Hector Rebaque 0  Clutch 1 Team Rebaque
ab Mario Andretti 0  Accident 0 John Player Team Lotus
nq Jochen Mass 0     ATS Racing Team
nq Hans Binder 0     ATS Racing Team
nq Rupert Keegan 0     Durex Team Surtees
npq Rolf Stommelen 0     Arrows Racing Team
nq Arturo Merzario 0     Team Merzario

Qualifying Results for the 1978 Austria Grand Prix on the Österreichring circuit

Position Name Result Team
1 Ronnie Peterson 1'37''71 John Player Team Lotus
2 Mario Andretti 1'37''76 John Player Team Lotus
3 Jean-Pierre Jabouille 1'38''32 Equipe Renault Elf
4 Carlos Reutemann 1'38''50 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
5 Jacques Laffite 1'38''71 Ligier Gitanes
6 Emerson Fittipaldi 1'38''77 Fittipaldi Automotive
7 Jody Scheckter 1'38''85 Walter Wolf Racing
8 James Hunt 1'39''10 Marlboro Team McLaren
9 Didier Pironi 1'39''23 Elf Team Tyrrell
10 John Watson 1'39''35 Parmalat Racing Team
11 Gilles Villeneuve 1'39''40 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
12 Niki Lauda 1'39''49 Parmalat Racing Team
13 Patrick Depailler 1'39''51 Elf Team Tyrrell
14 Patrick Tambay 1'39''59 Marlboro Team McLaren
15 Alan Jones 1'39''81 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
16 Riccardo Patrese 1'40''11 Arrows Racing Team
17 Brett Lunger 1'40''80 Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications
18 Hector Rebaque 1'40''84 Team Rebaque
19 Derek Daly 1'41''02 Team Tissot Ensign
20 Nelson Piquet 1'41''15 BS Fabrications
21 Vittorio Brambilla 1'41''16 Beta Team Surtees
22 Clay Regazzoni 1'41''42 Shadow Racing Team
23 Hans Joachim Stuck 1'41''58 Shadow Racing Team
24 Harald Ertl 1'41''60 Sachs Racing
25 Keke Rosberg 1'41''72 Theodore Racing Hong Kong
26 René Arnoux 1'41''84 Automobiles Martini
27 Arturo Merzario 1'41''85 Team Merzario
28 Jochen Mass 1'42''47 ATS Racing Team
29 Rupert Keegan 1'43''06 Durex Team Surtees
30 Hans Binder 1'44''46 ATS Racing Team
31 Rolf Stommelen 1'44''88 Arrows Racing Team

List of all cars for the 1978 Austria Grand Prix on the Österreichring circuit

McLaren M26

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW06

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Renault RS01

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

Brabham BT46A

Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0

Martini MK23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Surtees TS20

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

ATS HS1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 008

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Shadow DN9

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312T3

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Wolf WR3

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR5

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 78

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ensign N177

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar F5A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Arrows A1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 79

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS9

Matra MS78 V12 3.0

Merzario A1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0