1978 Germany Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Hockenheim circuit. Full information

1978 Germany Grand Prix poster

1978 Germany Grand Prix poster

1978 Germany Grand Prix

1978 Germany Grand Prix is 308th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Hockenheim circuit. Mario Andretti won the pole position and this race. This was his 11th victory. Jody Scheckter and Jacques Laffite also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 45 laps (306 km).

Previous race: 1978 Britain Grand Prix
Next race: 1978 Austria Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1978 Germany Grand Prix

69th victory for the Lotus team
11th victory for the Mario Andretti
16th podium for the Mario Andretti
25th podium for the Jody Scheckter
8th podium for the Jacques Laffite

Mario Andretti - Winner of the 1978 Germany Grand Prix

Mario Andretti - Winner of the 1978 Germany Grand Prix

1978 Germany Grand Prix

1978 Germany Grand Prix

Lotus 79 - 1978 Germany Grand Prix winner

Lotus 79 - 1978 Germany Grand Prix winner

1978 Germany Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Mario Andretti 9.00  1h 28m 00.90s  ( 208.263 km/h ) 45 John Player Team Lotus
2 Jody Scheckter 6.00  1h 28m 16.25s  ( +15.35s ) 45 Walter Wolf Racing
3 Jacques Laffite 4.00  1h 28m 28.91s  ( +28.01s ) 45 Ligier Gitanes
4 Emerson Fittipaldi 3.00  1h 28m 37.78s  ( +36.88s ) 45 Fittipaldi Automotive
5 Didier Pironi 2.00  1h 28m 58.16s  ( +57.26s ) 45 Elf Team Tyrrell
6 Hector Rebaque 1.00  1h 29m 38.76s  ( +1m 37.86s ) 45 Team Rebaque
7 John Watson 0  1h 29m 40.43s  ( +1m 39.53s ) 45 Parmalat Racing Team
8 Gilles Villeneuve 0  1h 29m 57.77s  ( +1m 56.87s ) 45 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
9 Riccardo Patrese 0   44 Arrows Racing Team
10 Keke Rosberg 0   42 Theodore Racing Hong Kong
11 Harald Ertl 0  Engine 41 Sachs Racing
dsq Rolf Stommelen 0  Drove in wrong direction 42 Arrows Racing Team
ab Ronnie Peterson 0  Gearbox 36 John Player Team Lotus
dsq James Hunt 0  Drove in wrong direction 34 Marlboro Team McLaren
ab Nelson Piquet 0  Engine 31 Team Tissot Ensign
ab Alan Jones 0  Vapor lock 31 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
ab Vittorio Brambilla 0  Fuel injection 24 Beta Team Surtees
ab Patrick Tambay 0  Accident 16 Marlboro Team McLaren
ab Carlos Reutemann 0  Vapor lock 14 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Niki Lauda 0  Engine 11 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Jean-Pierre Jabouille 0  Engine 5 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Jochen Mass 0  Collision 1 ATS Racing Team
ab Hans Joachim Stuck 0  Collision 1 Shadow Racing Team
ab Patrick Depailler 0  Collision 0 Elf Team Tyrrell
nq Jean-Pierre Jarier 0     ATS Racing Team
nq Clay Regazzoni 0     Shadow Racing Team
nq Rupert Keegan 0     Durex Team Surtees
npq Brett Lunger 0     Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications
npq René Arnoux 0     Automobiles Martini
nq Arturo Merzario 0     Team Merzario

Qualifying Results for the 1978 Germany Grand Prix on the Hockenheim circuit

Position Name Result Team
1 Mario Andretti 1'51''90 John Player Team Lotus
2 Ronnie Peterson 1'51''99 John Player Team Lotus
3 Niki Lauda 1'52''29 Parmalat Racing Team
4 Jody Scheckter 1'52''68 Walter Wolf Racing
5 John Watson 1'52''84 Parmalat Racing Team
6 Alan Jones 1'53''50 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
7 Jacques Laffite 1'53''54 Ligier Gitanes
8 James Hunt 1'53''54 Marlboro Team McLaren
9 Jean-Pierre Jabouille 1'53''61 Equipe Renault Elf
10 Emerson Fittipaldi 1'54''03 Fittipaldi Automotive
11 Patrick Tambay 1'54''04 Marlboro Team McLaren
12 Carlos Reutemann 1'54''17 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
13 Patrick Depailler 1'54''32 Elf Team Tyrrell
14 Riccardo Patrese 1'54''34 Arrows Racing Team
15 Gilles Villeneuve 1'54''40 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
16 Didier Pironi 1'54''63 Elf Team Tyrrell
17 Rolf Stommelen 1'55''18 Arrows Racing Team
18 Hector Rebaque 1'55''57 Team Rebaque
19 Keke Rosberg 1'55''57 Theodore Racing Hong Kong
20 Vittorio Brambilla 1'55''86 Beta Team Surtees
21 Nelson Piquet 1'56''15 Team Tissot Ensign
22 Jochen Mass 1'56''21 ATS Racing Team
23 Harald Ertl 1'56''25 Sachs Racing
24 Hans Joachim Stuck 1'56''45 Shadow Racing Team
25 Clay Regazzoni 1'56''57 Shadow Racing Team
26 Jean-Pierre Jarier 1'57''40 ATS Racing Team
27 Rupert Keegan 1'57''86 Durex Team Surtees
28 Arturo Merzario 1'58''31 Team Merzario
29 René Arnoux 2'12''25 Automobiles Martini
30 Brett Lunger 2'12''45 Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications

List of all cars for the 1978 Germany Grand Prix on the Hockenheim circuit

Ensign N177

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar F5A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 79

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Martini MK23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Surtees TS20

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

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

Wolf WR3

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR5

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

Arrows FA1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS9

Matra MS78 V12 3.0

Merzario A1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 78

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0