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. 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
Race Start: 13th August 1978

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 #6 - 1978 Austria Grand Prix winner

1978 Austria Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Ronnie Peterson Lotus 79, #6 9.00  1h 41m 21.57s  ( 189.939 km/h ) 54 John Player Team Lotus
2 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 008, #4 6.00  1h 42m 09.01s  ( +47.44s ) 54 Elf Team Tyrrell
3 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T3, #12 4.00  1h 43m 01.33s  ( +1m 39.76s ) 54 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
4 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A, #14 3.00   53 Fittipaldi Automotive
5 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS9, #26 2.00   53 Ligier Gitanes
6 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees TS20, #19 1.00   53 Beta Team Surtees
7 John Watson Brabham BT46A, #2 0   53 Parmalat Racing Team
8 Brett Lunger McLaren M26, #30 0   52 Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications
9 René Arnoux Martini MK23, #31 0   52 Automobiles Martini
nc Clay Regazzoni Shadow DN9, #17 0   50 Shadow Racing Team
nc Keke Rosberg Wolf WR3, #32 0   49 Theodore Racing Hong Kong
dsq Derek Daly Ensign N177, #22 0  Push start 43 Team Tissot Ensign
ab Patrick Tambay McLaren M26, #8 0  Accident 40 Marlboro Team McLaren
ab Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow DN9, #16 0  Accident 33 Shadow Racing Team
ab Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS01, #15 0  Gearbox 31 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Niki Lauda Brabham BT46A, #1 0  Accident 28 Parmalat Racing Team
dsq Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 312T3, #11 0  Push start 27 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Didier Pironi Tyrrell 008, #3 0  Accident 20 Elf Team Tyrrell
ab James Hunt McLaren M26, #7 0  Accident 8 Marlboro Team McLaren
ab Alan Jones Williams FW06, #27 0  Accident 7 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
ab Riccardo Patrese Arrows A1, #35 0  Collision 6 Arrows Racing Team
ab Harald Ertl Ensign N177, #23 0  Collision 6 Sachs Racing
ab Jody Scheckter Wolf WR5, #20 0  Accident 3 Walter Wolf Racing
ab Nelson Piquet McLaren M23, #29 0  Accident 2 BS Fabrications
ab Hector Rebaque Lotus 78, #25 0  Clutch 1 Team Rebaque
npq Rolf Stommelen Arrows A1, #36 0     Arrows Racing Team
nq Arturo Merzario Merzario A1, #37 0     Team Merzario
ab Mario Andretti Lotus 79, #5 0  Accident 0 John Player Team Lotus
nq Rupert Keegan Surtees TS20, #18 0     Durex Team Surtees
nq Jochen Mass ATS HS1, #9 0     ATS Racing Team
nq Hans Binder ATS HS1, #10 0     ATS Racing Team

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

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Ronnie Peterson Lotus 79, #6 1'37''71 John Player Team Lotus
2 Mario Andretti Lotus 79, #5 1'37''76 John Player Team Lotus
3 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS01, #15 1'38''32 Equipe Renault Elf
4 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 312T3, #11 1'38''50 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
5 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS9, #26 1'38''71 Ligier Gitanes
6 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A, #14 1'38''77 Fittipaldi Automotive
7 Jody Scheckter Wolf WR5, #20 1'38''85 Walter Wolf Racing
8 James Hunt McLaren M26, #7 1'39''10 Marlboro Team McLaren
9 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 008, #3 1'39''23 Elf Team Tyrrell
10 John Watson Brabham BT46A, #2 1'39''35 Parmalat Racing Team
11 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T3, #12 1'39''40 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
12 Niki Lauda Brabham BT46A, #1 1'39''49 Parmalat Racing Team
13 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 008, #4 1'39''51 Elf Team Tyrrell
14 Patrick Tambay McLaren M26, #8 1'39''59 Marlboro Team McLaren
15 Alan Jones Williams FW06, #27 1'39''81 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
16 Riccardo Patrese Arrows A1, #35 1'40''11 Arrows Racing Team
17 Brett Lunger McLaren M26, #30 1'40''80 Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications
18 Hector Rebaque Lotus 78, #25 1'40''84 Team Rebaque
19 Derek Daly Ensign N177, #22 1'41''02 Team Tissot Ensign
20 Nelson Piquet McLaren M23, #29 1'41''15 BS Fabrications
21 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees TS20, #19 1'41''16 Beta Team Surtees
22 Clay Regazzoni Shadow DN9, #17 1'41''42 Shadow Racing Team
23 Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow DN9, #16 1'41''58 Shadow Racing Team
24 Harald Ertl Ensign N177, #23 1'41''60 Sachs Racing
25 Keke Rosberg Wolf WR3, #32 1'41''72 Theodore Racing Hong Kong
26 René Arnoux Martini MK23, #31 1'41''84 Automobiles Martini
27 Arturo Merzario Merzario A1, #37 1'41''85 Team Merzario
28 Jochen Mass ATS HS1, #9 1'42''47 ATS Racing Team
29 Rupert Keegan Surtees TS20, #18 1'43''06 Durex Team Surtees
30 Hans Binder ATS HS1, #10 1'44''46 ATS Racing Team
31 Rolf Stommelen Arrows A1, #36 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

Arrows A1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR3

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Martini MK23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS9

Matra MS78 V12 3.0

Wolf WR5

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Surtees TS20

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Merzario A1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

ATS HS1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 79

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 78

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 008

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW06

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ensign N177

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Shadow DN9

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Renault RS01

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

Copersucar F5A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312T3

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Brabham BT46A

Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0