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. This was his 6th victory. 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

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1978 Brazil Grand Prix

70th 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 - 1978 Brazil Grand Prix winner

1978 Brazil Grand Prix results

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

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

Surtees TS19

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

ATS HS1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 008

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ensign N177

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Arrows FA1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Theodore TR1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Hesketh 308E

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312T2

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Lotus 78

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW06

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Merzario A1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS7

Matra MS76 V12 3.0

Shadow DN8

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M26

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT45C

Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0

Copersucar F5A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0