1978 Spain Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Jarama circuit. Full information

1978 Spain Grand Prix poster

1978 Spain Grand Prix poster

1978 Spain Grand Prix

1978 Spain Grand Prix is 304th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Jarama circuit. Mario Andretti won the pole position and this race. This was his 9th victory. Ronnie Peterson and Jacques Laffite also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 75 laps (255 km).

Previous race: 1978 Belgium Grand Prix
Next race: 1978 Sweden Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1978 Spain Grand Prix

67th victory for the Lotus team
9th victory for the Mario Andretti
14th podium for the Mario Andretti
22nd podium for the Ronnie Peterson
7th podium for the Jacques Laffite

Mario Andretti - Winner of the 1978 Spain Grand Prix

Mario Andretti - Winner of the 1978 Spain Grand Prix

1978 Spain Grand Prix

1978 Spain Grand Prix

Lotus 79 - 1978 Spain Grand Prix winner

Lotus 79 - 1978 Spain Grand Prix winner

1978 Spain Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Mario Andretti 9.00  1h 41m 47.06s  ( 150.495 km/h ) 75 John Player Team Lotus
2 Ronnie Peterson 6.00  1h 42m 06.62s  ( +19.56s ) 75 John Player Team Lotus
3 Jacques Laffite 4.00  1h 42m 24.30s  ( +37.24s ) 75 Ligier Gitanes
4 Jody Scheckter 3.00  1h 42m 47.12s  ( +1m 00.06s ) 75 Walter Wolf Racing
5 John Watson 2.00  1h 42m 52.98s  ( +1m 05.92s ) 75 Parmalat Racing Team
6 James Hunt 1.00   74 Marlboro Team McLaren
7 Vittorio Brambilla 0   74 Beta Team Surtees
8 Alan Jones 0   74 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
9 Jochen Mass 0   74 ATS Racing Team
10 Gilles Villeneuve 0   74 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
11 Rupert Keegan 0   73 Durex Team Surtees
12 Didier Pironi 0   71 Elf Team Tyrrell
13 Jean-Pierre Jabouille 0   71 Equipe Renault Elf
14 Rolf Stommelen 0   71 Arrows Racing Team
15 Clay Regazzoni 0  Fuel injection 67 Shadow Racing Team
ab Jacky Ickx 0  Engine 64 Team Tissot Ensign
ab Emerson Fittipaldi 0  Throttle 62 Fittipaldi Automotive
ab Carlos Reutemann 0  Accident 57 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Niki Lauda 0  Engine 56 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Patrick Depailler 0  Engine 51 Elf Team Tyrrell
ab Hans Joachim Stuck 0  Suspension 45 Shadow Racing Team
ab Hector Rebaque 0  Exhaust 21 Team Rebaque
ab Riccardo Patrese 0  Engine 21 Arrows Racing Team
ab Patrick Tambay 0  Clutch 16 Marlboro Team McLaren
nq Alberto Colombo 0     ATS Racing Team
nq Emilio De Villota 0     Centro Aseguredor F1
nq Brett Lunger 0     Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications
f René Arnoux 0  Engine unavailable   Automobiles Martini
npq Keke Rosberg 0     Theodore Racing Hong Kong
nq Arturo Merzario 0     Team Merzario

Qualifying Results for the 1978 Spain Grand Prix on the Jarama circuit

Position Name Result Team
1 Mario Andretti 1'16''39 John Player Team Lotus
2 Ronnie Peterson 1'16''68 John Player Team Lotus
3 Carlos Reutemann 1'17''40 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
4 James Hunt 1'17''66 Marlboro Team McLaren
5 Gilles Villeneuve 1'17''76 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
6 Niki Lauda 1'17''94 Parmalat Racing Team
7 John Watson 1'17''98 Parmalat Racing Team
8 Riccardo Patrese 1'18''14 Arrows Racing Team
9 Jody Scheckter 1'18''24 Walter Wolf Racing
10 Jacques Laffite 1'18''42 Ligier Gitanes
11 Jean-Pierre Jabouille 1'18''99 Equipe Renault Elf
12 Patrick Depailler 1'19''06 Elf Team Tyrrell
13 Didier Pironi 1'19''11 Elf Team Tyrrell
14 Patrick Tambay 1'19''28 Marlboro Team McLaren
15 Emerson Fittipaldi 1'19''33 Fittipaldi Automotive
16 Vittorio Brambilla 1'19''71 Beta Team Surtees
17 Jochen Mass 1'19''98 ATS Racing Team
18 Alan Jones 1'19''99 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
19 Rolf Stommelen 1'20''03 Arrows Racing Team
20 Hector Rebaque 1'20''21 Team Rebaque
21 Jacky Ickx 1'20''36 Team Tissot Ensign
22 Clay Regazzoni 1'20''67 Shadow Racing Team
23 Rupert Keegan 1'20''77 Durex Team Surtees
24 Hans Joachim Stuck 1'20''87 Shadow Racing Team
25 Arturo Merzario 1'20''91 Team Merzario
26 Brett Lunger 1'21''17 Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications
27 Emilio De Villota 1'21''55 Centro Aseguredor F1
28 Alberto Colombo 1'21''59 ATS Racing Team
29 Keke Rosberg - Theodore Racing Hong Kong
0 René Arnoux 0 Automobiles Martini

List of all cars for the 1978 Spain Grand Prix on the Jarama circuit

Ferrari 312T3

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Martini MK23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Surtees TS20

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M23

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

Arrows FA1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 79

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR5

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Theodore TR1

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

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