1979 Argentina Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Buenos Aires circuit. Full information

1979 Argentina Grand Prix poster

1979 Argentina Grand Prix poster

1979 Argentina Grand Prix

1979 Argentina Grand Prix is 314th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Buenos Aires circuit. Jacques Laffite won the pole position and this race. This was his 2nd victory. Carlos Reutemann and John Watson also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 53 laps (316 km).

Previous race: 1978 Canada Grand Prix
Next race: 1979 Brazil Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1979 Argentina Grand Prix

2nd victory for the Ligier team
2nd victory for the Jacques Laffite
9th podium for the Jacques Laffite
26th podium for the Carlos Reutemann
8th podium for the John Watson

Jacques Laffite - Winner of the 1979 Argentina Grand Prix

Jacques Laffite - Winner of the 1979 Argentina Grand Prix

1979 Argentina Grand Prix

1979 Argentina Grand Prix

Ligier JS11 - 1979 Argentina Grand Prix winner

Ligier JS11 - 1979 Argentina Grand Prix winner

1979 Argentina Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Jacques Laffite 9.00  1h 36m 03.21s  ( 197.580 km/h ) 53 Ligier Gitanes
2 Carlos Reutemann 6.00  1h 36m 18.15s  ( +14.94s ) 53 Martini Racing Team Lotus
3 John Watson 4.00  1h 37m 32.02s  ( +1m 28.81s ) 53 Marlboro Team McLaren
4 Patrick Depailler 3.00  1h 37m 44.93s  ( +1m 41.72s ) 53 Ligier Gitanes
5 Mario Andretti 2.00   52 Martini Racing Team Lotus
6 Emerson Fittipaldi 1.00   52 Fittipaldi Automotive
7 Elio De Angelis 0   52 Interscope Shadow Racing Team
8 Jochen Mass 0   51 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
9 Alan Jones 0   51 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
10 Clay Regazzoni 0   51 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
11 Derek Daly 0   51 Team Ensign
12 Gilles Villeneuve 0  Transmission 48 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Hector Rebaque 0  Suspension 46 Team Rebaque
ab Jan Lammers 0  Transmission 42 Samson Shadow Racing Team
ab James Hunt 0  Electrics 41 Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing
ab Jean-Pierre Jarier 0  Oil leak 15 Team Tyrrell
ab Jean-Pierre Jabouille 0  Engine 15 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Niki Lauda 0  Fuel pressure 8 Parmalat Racing Team
ab René Arnoux 0  Engine 6 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Didier Pironi 0  Collision 0 Team Tyrrell
ab Nelson Piquet 0  Collision 0 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Patrick Tambay 0  Collision 0 Marlboro Team McLaren
np Hans Joachim Stuck 0  Handling   ATS Wheels
ab Jody Scheckter 0  Collision 0 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Arturo Merzario 0  Collision 0 Team Merzario
np Riccardo Patrese 0  Accident   Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team

List of all cars for the 1979 Argentina Grand Prix on the Buenos Aires circuit

Wolf WR7

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar F5A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M28

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 79

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW06

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ensign N177

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Renault RS01

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

ATS D2

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT48

Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 3.0

Arrows A1B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Merzario A1B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Shadow DN9

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312T3

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Brabham BT46A

Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0

Tyrrell 009

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS11

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0