1978 Belgium Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Zolder circuit. Full information

1978 Belgium Grand Prix poster

1978 Belgium Grand Prix poster

1978 Belgium Grand Prix

1978 Belgium Grand Prix is 303rd Formula 1 Grand Prix. Passed at the Zolder circuit. Mario Andretti won the pole position and this race. This was his 8th victory. Ronnie Peterson and Carlos Reutemann also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 70 laps (298 km).

Previous Grand Prix: 1978 Monaco Grand Prix
Next Grand Prix: 1978 Spain Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1978 Belgium Grand Prix

66th victory for the Lotus team
8th victory for the Mario Andretti
13th podium for the Mario Andretti
21st podium for the Ronnie Peterson
21st podium for the Carlos Reutemann

Mario Andretti - Winner of the 1978 Belgium Grand Prix

Mario Andretti - Winner of the 1978 Belgium Grand Prix

1978 Belgium Grand Prix

1978 Belgium Grand Prix

Lotus 79 - 1978 Belgium Grand Prix winner

Lotus 79 - 1978 Belgium Grand Prix winner

1978 Belgium Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Mario Andretti 9.00  1h 39m 52.02s  ( 179.242 km/h ) 70 John Player Team Lotus
2 Ronnie Peterson 6.00  1h 40m 01.92s  ( +09.90s ) 70 John Player Team Lotus
3 Carlos Reutemann 4.00  1h 40m 16.36s  ( +24.34s ) 70 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
4 Gilles Villeneuve 3.00  1h 40m 39.06s  ( +47.04s ) 70 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
5 Jacques Laffite 2.00  Collision 69 Ligier Gitanes
6 Didier Pironi 1.00   69 Elf Team Tyrrell
7 Brett Lunger 0   69 Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications
8 Bruno Giacomelli 0   69 Marlboro Team McLaren
9 René Arnoux 0   68 Automobiles Martini
10 Alan Jones 0   68 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
11 Jochen Mass 0   68 ATS Racing Team
12 Jacky Ickx 0   64 Team Tissot Ensign
13 Vittorio Brambilla 0  Engine 63 Beta Team Surtees
nc Jean-Pierre Jabouille 0   56 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Hans Joachim Stuck 0  Spin 56 Shadow Racing Team
ab Jody Scheckter 0  Accident 53 Walter Wolf Racing
ab Patrick Depailler 0  Gearbox 51 Elf Team Tyrrell
ab Clay Regazzoni 0  Differential 40 Shadow Racing Team
ab Riccardo Patrese 0  Suspension 31 Arrows Racing Team
ab Rolf Stommelen 0  Accident 26 Arrows Racing Team
ab John Watson 0  Crankcase 18 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Niki Lauda 0  Collision 0 Parmalat Racing Team
ab James Hunt 0  Collision 0 Marlboro Team McLaren
f Patrick Tambay 0  Injury   Marlboro Team McLaren
nq Alberto Colombo 0     ATS Racing Team
ab Emerson Fittipaldi 0  Collision 0 Fittipaldi Automotive
nq Rupert Keegan 0     Durex Team Surtees
f Bernard De Dryver 0  Not present   Team Tissot Ensign
nq Derek Daly 0     Olympus Cameras/Hesketh Racing
npq Hector Rebaque 0     Team Rebaque
f Patrick Neve 0  Car unavailable   Privé
nq Keke Rosberg 0     Theodore Racing Hong Kong
npq Arturo Merzario 0     Team Merzario

Qualifying Results for the 1978 Belgium Grand Prix on the Zolder circuit

Position Name Result Team
1 Mario Andretti 1'20''90 John Player Team Lotus
2 Carlos Reutemann 1'21''69 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
3 Niki Lauda 1'21''70 Parmalat Racing Team
4 Gilles Villeneuve 1'21''77 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
5 Jody Scheckter 1'22''12 Walter Wolf Racing
6 James Hunt 1'22''50 Marlboro Team McLaren
7 Ronnie Peterson 1'22''62 John Player Team Lotus
8 Riccardo Patrese 1'23''25 Arrows Racing Team
9 John Watson 1'23''26 Parmalat Racing Team
10 Jean-Pierre Jabouille 1'23''58 Equipe Renault Elf
11 Alan Jones 1'23''71 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
12 Vittorio Brambilla 1'23''78 Beta Team Surtees
13 Patrick Depailler 1'23''82 Elf Team Tyrrell
14 Jacques Laffite 1'23''90 Ligier Gitanes
15 Emerson Fittipaldi 1'24''11 Fittipaldi Automotive
16 Jochen Mass 1'24''14 ATS Racing Team
17 Rolf Stommelen 1'24''14 Arrows Racing Team
18 Clay Regazzoni 1'24''18 Shadow Racing Team
19 René Arnoux 1'24''28 Automobiles Martini
20 Hans Joachim Stuck 1'24''47 Shadow Racing Team
21 Bruno Giacomelli 1'24''81 Marlboro Team McLaren
22 Jacky Ickx 1'24''82 Team Tissot Ensign
23 Didier Pironi 1'24''85 Elf Team Tyrrell
24 Brett Lunger 1'24''99 Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications
25 Rupert Keegan 1'25''40 Durex Team Surtees
26 Derek Daly 1'25''69 Olympus Cameras/Hesketh Racing
27 Keke Rosberg 1'25''87 Theodore Racing Hong Kong
28 Alberto Colombo 1'26''01 ATS Racing Team
29 Hector Rebaque 1'25''10 Team Rebaque
30 Arturo Merzario 1'26''69 Team Merzario
0 Patrick Tambay 0 Marlboro Team McLaren
0 Bernard De Dryver 0 Team Tissot Ensign
0 Patrick Neve 0 Privé

List of all cars for the 1978 Belgium Grand Prix on the Zolder circuit

Lotus 78

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Hesketh 308E

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR5

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

March 781S

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT46A

Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0

Shadow DN9

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Surtees TS19

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Surtees TS20

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS7/9

Matra MS76 V12 3.0

Lotus 79

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Renault RS01

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

Tyrrell 008

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

ATS HS1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Merzario A1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Arrows FA1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar F5A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW06

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M26

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Theodore TR1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Martini MK23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312T3

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Ensign N177

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0