1978 Brazil Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Jacarepagua circuit. Full information

1978 Brazil Grand Prix poster

1978 Brazil Grand Prix poster

1978 Brazil Grand Prix

1978 Brazil Grand Prix is 299th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Jacarepagua circuit. Ronnie Peterson won the pole position, Carlos Reutemann won this race. Emerson Fittipaldi and Niki Lauda also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 63 laps (317 km).

Previous race: 1978 Argentina Grand Prix
Next race: 1978 South Africa Grand Prix
Race Start: 29th January 1978

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1978 Brazil Grand Prix

69th victory for the Ferrari team
6th victory for the Carlos Reutemann
19th podium for the Carlos Reutemann
34th podium for the Emerson Fittipaldi
34th podium for the Niki Lauda

1978 Brazil Grand Prix

1978 Brazil Grand Prix

Ferrari 312T2 - 1978 Brazil Grand Prix winner

Ferrari 312T2 #11 - 1978 Brazil Grand Prix winner

1978 Brazil Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 312T2, #11 9.00  1h 49m 59.86s  ( 172.887 km/h ) 63 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
2 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A, #14 6.00  1h 50m 48.99s  ( +49.13s ) 63 Fittipaldi Automotive
3 Niki Lauda Brabham BT45C, #1 4.00  1h 50m 56.88s  ( +57.02s ) 63 Parmalat Racing Team
4 Mario Andretti Lotus 78, #5 3.00  1h 51m 32.98s  ( +1m 33.12s ) 63 John Player Team Lotus
5 Clay Regazzoni Shadow DN8, #17 2.00   62 Shadow Racing Team
6 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 008, #3 1.00   62 Elf Team Tyrrell
7 Jochen Mass ATS HS1, #9 0   62 ATS Racing Team
8 John Watson Brabham BT45C, #2 0   61 Parmalat Racing Team
9 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS7, #26 0   61 Ligier Gitanes
10 Riccardo Patrese Arrows FA1, #36 0   59 Arrows Racing Team
11 Alan Jones Williams FW06, #27 0   58 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
ab Hector Rebaque Lotus 78, #25 0  Exhausted 40 Team Rebaque
ab Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T2, #12 0  Accident 35 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Patrick Tambay McLaren M26, #8 0  Spin 34 Marlboro Team McLaren
ab James Hunt McLaren M26, #7 0  Spin 25 Marlboro Team McLaren
ab Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow DN8, #16 0  Fuel pump 25 Shadow Racing Team
ab Jody Scheckter Wolf WR1, #20 0  Collision 16 Walter Wolf Racing
ab Ronnie Peterson Lotus 78, #6 0  Collision 15 John Player Team Lotus
ab Danny Ongais Ensign N177, #22 0  Brakes 13 Team Tissot Ensign
ab Brett Lunger McLaren M23, #30 0  Overheating 11 Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications
ab Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 008, #4 0  Brakes 8 Elf Team Tyrrell
ab Rupert Keegan Surtees TS19, #18 0  Accident 5 Durex Team Surtees
nq Arturo Merzario Merzario A1, #37 0     Team Merzario
nq Eddie Cheever Theodore TR1, #32 0     Theodore Racing
nq Divina Galica Hesketh 308E, #24 0     Olympus Cameras/Hesketh Racing
np Lamberto Leoni Ensign N177, #23 0  Transmission tf Team Tissot Ensign
nq Vittorio Brambilla Surtees TS19, #19 0     Beta Team Surtees
np Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS HS1, #10 0  Car race by team mate   ATS Racing Team

Qualifying Results for the 1978 Brazil Grand Prix on the Jacarepagua circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Ronnie Peterson Lotus 78, #6 1'40''45 John Player Team Lotus
2 James Hunt McLaren M26, #7 1'40''53 Marlboro Team McLaren
3 Mario Andretti Lotus 78, #5 1'40''62 John Player Team Lotus
4 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 312T2, #11 1'40''73 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
5 Patrick Tambay McLaren M26, #8 1'40''94 Marlboro Team McLaren
6 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T2, #12 1'40''97 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
7 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A, #14 1'41''50 Fittipaldi Automotive
8 Alan Jones Williams FW06, #27 1'41''87 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
9 Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow DN8, #16 1'42''07 Shadow Racing Team
10 Niki Lauda Brabham BT45C, #1 1'42''08 Parmalat Racing Team
11 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 008, #4 1'42''10 Elf Team Tyrrell
12 Jody Scheckter Wolf WR1, #20 1'42''11 Walter Wolf Racing
13 Brett Lunger McLaren M23, #30 1'42''65 Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications
14 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS7, #26 1'42''71 Ligier Gitanes
15 Clay Regazzoni Shadow DN8, #17 1'42''80 Shadow Racing Team
16 Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS HS1, #10 1'42''91 ATS Racing Team
17 Lamberto Leoni Ensign N177, #23 1'43''19 Team Tissot Ensign
18 Riccardo Patrese Arrows FA1, #36 1'43''19 Arrows Racing Team
19 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 008, #3 1'43''55 Elf Team Tyrrell
20 Jochen Mass ATS HS1, #9 1'43''74 ATS Racing Team
21 John Watson Brabham BT45C, #2 1'43''75 Parmalat Racing Team
22 Hector Rebaque Lotus 78, #25 1'43''86 Team Rebaque
23 Danny Ongais Ensign N177, #22 1'43''94 Team Tissot Ensign
24 Rupert Keegan Surtees TS19, #18 1'44''20 Durex Team Surtees
25 Arturo Merzario Merzario A1, #37 1'44''20 Team Merzario
26 Eddie Cheever Theodore TR1, #32 1'44''28 Theodore Racing
27 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees TS19, #19 1'44''66 Beta Team Surtees
28 Divina Galica Hesketh 308E, #24 1'46''79 Olympus Cameras/Hesketh Racing

List of all cars for the 1978 Brazil Grand Prix on the Jacarepagua circuit

Shadow DN8

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Arrows FA1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 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

Surtees TS19

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar F5A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312T2

Ferrari 015 F12 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