1978 USA West Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Long Beach circuit. Full information

1978 USA West Grand Prix poster

1978 USA West Grand Prix poster

1978 USA West Grand Prix

1978 USA West Grand Prix is 301st Formula 1 race. Passed at the Long Beach circuit. Carlos Reutemann won the pole position and this race. Mario Andretti and Patrick Depailler also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 80 laps (262 km).

Previous race: 1978 South Africa Grand Prix
Next race: 1978 Monaco Grand Prix
Race Start: 2nd April 1978

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1978 USA West Grand Prix

70th victory for the Ferrari team
7th victory for the Carlos Reutemann
20th podium for the Carlos Reutemann
12th podium for the Mario Andretti
15th podium for the Patrick Depailler

Carlos Reutemann - Winner of the 1978 USA West Grand Prix

Carlos Reutemann - Winner of the 1978 USA West Grand Prix

1978 USA West Grand Prix

1978 USA West Grand Prix

Ferrari 312T3 - 1978 USA West Grand Prix winner

Ferrari 312T3 #11 - 1978 USA West Grand Prix winner

1978 USA West Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 312T3, #11 9.00  1h 52m 01.301s  ( 140.172 km/h ) 80 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
2 Mario Andretti Lotus 78, #5 6.00  1h 52m 12.362s  ( +11.061s ) 80 John Player Team Lotus
3 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 008, #4 4.00  1h 52m 30.252s  ( +28.951s ) 80 Elf Team Tyrrell
4 Ronnie Peterson Lotus 78, #6 3.00  1h 52m 46.904s  ( +45.603s ) 80 John Player Team Lotus
5 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS7, #26 2.00  1h 53m 24.185s  ( +1m 22.884s ) 80 Ligier Gitanes
6 Riccardo Patrese Arrows FA1, #35 1.00   79 Arrows Racing Team
7 Alan Jones Williams FW06, #27 0   79 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
8 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A, #14 0   79 Fittipaldi Automotive
9 Rolf Stommelen Arrows FA1, #36 0   79 Arrows Racing Team
10 Clay Regazzoni Shadow DN8, #17 0   79 Shadow Racing Team
11 Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS HS1, #10 0   75 ATS Racing Team
12 Patrick Tambay McLaren M26, #8 0  Collision 74 Marlboro Team McLaren
ab Jody Scheckter Wolf WR3, #20 0  Collision 59 Walter Wolf Racing
ab Vittorio Brambilla Surtees TS19, #19 0  Gearbox 50 Beta Team Surtees
ab Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS01, #15 0  Turbo 43 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T3, #12 0  Collision 38 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Niki Lauda Brabham BT46A, #1 0  Ignition 27 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Didier Pironi Tyrrell 008, #3 0  Gearbox 25 Elf Team Tyrrell
ab Arturo Merzario Merzario A1, #37 0  Gearbox 17 Team Merzario
ab Jochen Mass ATS HS1, #9 0  Brakes 11 ATS Racing Team
ab John Watson Brabham BT46A, #2 0  Gearbox 9 Parmalat Racing Team
ab James Hunt McLaren M26, #7 0  Accident 5 Marlboro Team McLaren
npq Hector Rebaque Lotus 78, #25 0     Team Rebaque
npq Derek Daly Hesketh 308E, #24 0     Olympus Cameras/Hesketh Racing
nq Lamberto Leoni Ensign N177, #22 0     Team Tissot Ensign
nq Brett Lunger McLaren M23, #30 0     Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications
npq Keke Rosberg Theodore TR1, #32 0     Theodore Racing Hong Kong
np Rupert Keegan Surtees TS19, #18 0  Accident   Durex Team Surtees
np Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow DN9, #16 0  Accident   Shadow Racing Team
npq Danny Ongais Shadow DN9, #39 0     Interscope Racing

Qualifying Results for the 1978 USA West Grand Prix on the Long Beach circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 312T3, #11 1'20''636 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
2 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T3, #12 1'20''836 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
3 Niki Lauda Brabham BT46A, #1 1'20''937 Parmalat Racing Team
4 Mario Andretti Lotus 78, #5 1'21''188 John Player Team Lotus
5 John Watson Brabham BT46A, #2 1'21''244 Parmalat Racing Team
6 Ronnie Peterson Lotus 78, #6 1'21''474 John Player Team Lotus
7 James Hunt McLaren M26, #7 1'21''738 Marlboro Team McLaren
8 Alan Jones Williams FW06, #27 1'21''935 Williams Grand Prix Engineering
9 Riccardo Patrese Arrows FA1, #35 1'22''006 Arrows Racing Team
10 Jody Scheckter Wolf WR3, #20 1'22''163 Walter Wolf Racing
11 Patrick Tambay McLaren M26, #8 1'22''234 Marlboro Team McLaren
12 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 008, #4 1'22''414 Elf Team Tyrrell
13 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS01, #15 1'22''491 Equipe Renault Elf
14 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS7, #26 1'22''630 Ligier Gitanes
15 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A, #14 1'22''790 Fittipaldi Automotive
16 Jochen Mass ATS HS1, #9 1'23''106 ATS Racing Team
17 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees TS19, #19 1'23''212 Beta Team Surtees
18 Rolf Stommelen Arrows FA1, #36 1'23''291 Arrows Racing Team
19 Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS HS1, #10 1'23''419 ATS Racing Team
20 Clay Regazzoni Shadow DN8, #17 1'23''454 Shadow Racing Team
21 Arturo Merzario Merzario A1, #37 1'23''589 Team Merzario
22 Rupert Keegan Surtees TS19, #18 1'23''677 Durex Team Surtees
23 Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow DN9, #16 1'23''733 Shadow Racing Team
24 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 008, #3 1'23''792 Elf Team Tyrrell
25 Brett Lunger McLaren M23, #30 1'23''795 Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications
26 Lamberto Leoni Ensign N177, #22 1'24''008 Team Tissot Ensign
27 Keke Rosberg Theodore TR1, #32 1'25''785 Theodore Racing Hong Kong
28 Hector Rebaque Lotus 78, #25 1'26''128 Team Rebaque
29 Danny Ongais Shadow DN9, #39 1'26''150 Interscope Racing
30 Derek Daly Hesketh 308E, #24 1'26''635 Olympus Cameras/Hesketh Racing

List of all cars for the 1978 USA West Grand Prix on the Long Beach circuit

ATS HS1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Arrows FA1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR3

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Merzario A1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Theodore TR1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS7

Matra MS76 V12 3.0

Hesketh 308E

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Surtees TS19

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Shadow DN8

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT46A

Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0

McLaren M26

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 78

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 008

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW06

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ensign N177

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Shadow DN9

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Renault RS01

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

Copersucar F5A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312T3

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0