1978 USA East Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Watkins Glen circuit. Full information

1978 USA East Grand Prix poster

1978 USA East Grand Prix poster

1978 USA East Grand Prix

1978 USA East Grand Prix is 312th Formula 1 Grand Prix. Passed at the Watkins Glen circuit. Mario Andretti won the pole position, Carlos Reutemann won this race. This was his 9th victory. Alan Jones and Jody Scheckter also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 59 laps (321 km).

Previous Grand Prix: 1978 Italy Grand Prix
Next Grand Prix: 1978 Canada Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1978 USA East Grand Prix

73rd victory for the Ferrari team
9th victory for the Carlos Reutemann
24th podium for the Carlos Reutemann
3rd podium for the Alan Jones
26th podium for the Jody Scheckter

Carlos Reutemann - Winner of the 1978 USA East Grand Prix

Carlos Reutemann - Winner of the 1978 USA East Grand Prix

1978 USA East Grand Prix

1978 USA East Grand Prix

Ferrari 312T3 - 1978 USA East Grand Prix winner

Ferrari 312T3 - 1978 USA East Grand Prix winner

1978 USA East Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Carlos Reutemann 9.00  1h 40m 48.800s  ( 190.847 km/h ) 59 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
2 Alan Jones 6.00  1h 41m 08.539s  ( +19.739s ) 59 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
3 Jody Scheckter 4.00  1h 41m 34.501s  ( +45.701s ) 59 Walter Wolf Racing
4 Jean-Pierre Jabouille 3.00  1h 42m 13.807s  ( +1m 25.007s ) 59 Equipe Renault Elf
5 Emerson Fittipaldi 2.00  1h 42m 16.889s  ( +1m 28.089s ) 59 Fittipaldi Automotive
6 Patrick Tambay 1.00  1h 42m 39.010s  ( +1m 50.210s ) 59 Löwenbräu Team McLaren
7 James Hunt 0   58 Löwenbräu Team McLaren
8 Derek Daly 0   58 Team Tissot Ensign
9 René Arnoux 0   58 Team Surtees
10 Didier Pironi 0   58 Elf Team Tyrrell
11 Jacques Laffite 0   58 Ligier Gitanes
12 Bobby Rahal 0   58 Walter Wolf Racing
13 Brett Lunger 0   58 Team Tissot Ensign
14 Clay Regazzoni 0   56 Shadow Racing Team
15 Jean-Pierre Jarier 0  Out of fuel 55 John Player Team Lotus
16 Rolf Stommelen 0   54 Arrows Racing Team
ab Arturo Merzario 0  Oil leak 46 Team Merzario
ab Michael Bleekemolen 0  Oil leak 43 F&S Properties/ATS Racing Team
ab Niki Lauda 0  Engine 28 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Mario Andretti 0  Engine 27 John Player Team Lotus
ab John Watson 0  Engine 25 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Patrick Depailler 0  Drive shaft 23 Elf Team Tyrrell
ab Gilles Villeneuve 0  Engine 22 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Keke Rosberg 0  Gearbox 21 ATS Racing Team
ab Hans Joachim Stuck 0  Fuel pump 1 Shadow Racing Team
nq Beppe Gabbiani 0     Team Surtees
ab Hector Rebaque 0  Clutch 0 Team Rebaque
f Riccardo Patrese 0  Started unofficially   Arrows Racing Team
f Nelson Piquet 0  Car unavailable   Parmalat Racing Team

List of all cars for the 1978 USA East Grand Prix on the Watkins Glen circuit

Surtees TS20

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

ATS D1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT46A

Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0

Shadow DN9

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 78

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Merzario A1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Arrows A1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 79

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Renault RS01

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

Tyrrell 008

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

ATS HS1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS9

Matra MS78 V12 3.0

Copersucar F5A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW06

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M26

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR5

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR6

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312T3

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Ensign N177

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0