1978 Italy Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Monza circuit. Full information

1978 Italy Grand Prix poster

1978 Italy Grand Prix poster

1978 Italy Grand Prix

1978 Italy Grand Prix is 311th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Monza circuit. Mario Andretti won the pole position, Niki Lauda won this race. This was his 17th victory. John Watson and Carlos Reutemann also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 40 laps (232 km).

Previous race: 1978 Netherlands Grand Prix
Next race: 1978 USA East Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1978 Italy Grand Prix

20th victory for the Brabham team
17th victory for the Niki Lauda
39th podium for the Niki Lauda
7th podium for the John Watson
23rd podium for the Carlos Reutemann

1978 Italy Grand Prix

1978 Italy Grand Prix

Brabham BT46A - 1978 Italy Grand Prix winner

Brabham BT46A - 1978 Italy Grand Prix winner

1978 Italy Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Niki Lauda 9.00  1h 07m 04.54s  ( 207.527 km/h ) 40 Parmalat Racing Team
2 John Watson 6.00  1h 07m 06.02s  ( +01.48s ) 40 Parmalat Racing Team
3 Carlos Reutemann 4.00  1h 07m 25.01s  ( +20.47s ) 40 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
4 Jacques Laffite 3.00  1h 07m 42.07s  ( +37.53s ) 40 Ligier Gitanes
5 Patrick Tambay 2.00  1h 07m 44.93s  ( +40.39s ) 40 Marlboro Team McLaren
6 Mario Andretti 1.00  Jump start (1 mn penalty) 1h 07m 50.87s  ( +46.33s ) 40 John Player Team Lotus
7 Gilles Villeneuve 0  Jump start (1 mn penalty) 1h 07m 53.02s  ( +48.48s ) 40 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
8 Emerson Fittipaldi 0  1h 07m 59.78s  ( +55.24s ) 40 Fittipaldi Automotive
9 Nelson Piquet 0  1h 08m 11.37s  ( +1m 06.83s ) 40 BS Fabrications
10 Derek Daly 0  1h 08m 13.65s  ( +1m 09.11s ) 40 Team Tissot Ensign
11 Patrick Depailler 0  1h 08m 21.11s  ( +1m 16.57s ) 40 Elf Team Tyrrell
12 Jody Scheckter 0   39 Walter Wolf Racing
13 Alan Jones 0   39 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
14 Bruno Giacomelli 0   39 Marlboro Team McLaren
nc Clay Regazzoni 0   33 Shadow Racing Team
ab Riccardo Patrese 0  Engine 29 Arrows Racing Team
ab James Hunt 0  Distributor 19 Marlboro Team McLaren
ab Arturo Merzario 0  Engine 14 Team Merzario
ab Jean-Pierre Jabouille 0  Valve 6 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Didier Pironi 0  Pile-up 0 Elf Team Tyrrell
ab Ronnie Peterson 0  Fatal accident 0 John Player Team Lotus
nq Michael Bleekemolen 0     F&S Properties/ATS Racing Team
nq Harald Ertl 0     ATS Racing Team
ab Hans Joachim Stuck 0  Pile-up 0 Shadow Racing Team
nq Gimax 0     Team Surtees
ab Vittorio Brambilla 0  Pile-up 0 Beta Team Surtees
npq Harald Ertl 0     Sachs Racing
nq Hector Rebaque 0     Team Rebaque
ab Brett Lunger 0  Pile-up 0 Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications
npq Keke Rosberg 0     Theodore Racing Hong Kong
npq Alberto Colombo 0     Team Merzario
npq Rolf Stommelen 0     Arrows Racing Team

Qualifying Results for the 1978 Italy Grand Prix on the Monza circuit

Position Name Result Team
1 Mario Andretti 1'37''520 John Player Team Lotus
2 Gilles Villeneuve 1'37''866 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
3 Jean-Pierre Jabouille 1'37''930 Equipe Renault Elf
4 Niki Lauda 1'38''215 Parmalat Racing Team
5 Ronnie Peterson 1'38''256 John Player Team Lotus
6 Alan Jones 1'38''271 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
7 John Watson 1'38''610 Parmalat Racing Team
8 Jacques Laffite 1'38''917 Ligier Gitanes
9 Jody Scheckter 1'38''937 Walter Wolf Racing
10 James Hunt 1'38''938 Marlboro Team McLaren
11 Carlos Reutemann 1'38''959 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
12 Riccardo Patrese 1'39''179 Arrows Racing Team
13 Emerson Fittipaldi 1'39''421 Fittipaldi Automotive
14 Didier Pironi 1'39''531 Elf Team Tyrrell
15 Clay Regazzoni 1'39''621 Shadow Racing Team
16 Patrick Depailler 1'39''630 Elf Team Tyrrell
17 Hans Joachim Stuck 1'39''701 Shadow Racing Team
18 Derek Daly 1'40''075 Team Tissot Ensign
19 Patrick Tambay 1'40''163 Marlboro Team McLaren
20 Bruno Giacomelli 1'40''199 Marlboro Team McLaren
21 Brett Lunger 1'40''302 Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications
22 Arturo Merzario 1'40''702 Team Merzario
23 Vittorio Brambilla 1'40''805 Beta Team Surtees
24 Nelson Piquet 1'40''846 BS Fabrications
25 Hector Rebaque 1'41''063 Team Rebaque
27 Michael Bleekemolen 1'41''677 F&S Properties/ATS Racing Team
28 Gimax 1'44''408 Team Surtees
29 Harald Ertl 1'40''270 ATS Racing Team
30 Keke Rosberg 1'40''750 Theodore Racing Hong Kong
31 Rolf Stommelen 1'40''930 Arrows Racing Team
32 Alberto Colombo 1'42''550 Team Merzario
0 Harald Ertl 0 Sachs Racing

List of all cars for the 1978 Italy Grand Prix on the Monza circuit

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

Ligier JS9

Matra MS78 V12 3.0

Merzario A1

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 A1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Surtees TS20

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR4

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 78

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ensign N177

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar F5A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 79

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR5

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0