1979 Belgium Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Zolder circuit. Full information

1979 Belgium Grand Prix poster

1979 Belgium Grand Prix poster

1979 Belgium Grand Prix

1979 Belgium Grand Prix is 319th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Zolder circuit. Jacques Laffite won the pole position, Jody Scheckter won this race. Jacques Laffite and Didier Pironi also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 70 laps (298 km).

Previous race: 1979 Spain Grand Prix
Next race: 1979 Monaco Grand Prix
Race Start: 13th May 1979

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1979 Belgium Grand Prix

76th victory for the Ferrari team
8th victory for the Jody Scheckter
30th podium for the Jody Scheckter
11th podium for the Jacques Laffite
1st podium for the Didier Pironi

1979 Belgium Grand Prix

1979 Belgium Grand Prix

Ferrari 312T4 - 1979 Belgium Grand Prix winner

Ferrari 312T4 #11 - 1979 Belgium Grand Prix winner

1979 Belgium Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 312T4, #11 9.00  1h 39m 59.53s  ( 179.018 km/h ) 70 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
2 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS11, #26 6.00  1h 40m 14.89s  ( +15.36s ) 70 Ligier Gitanes
3 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 009, #3 4.00  1h 40m 34.70s  ( +35.17s ) 70 Candy Tyrrell Team
4 Carlos Reutemann Lotus 79, #2 3.00  1h 40m 46.02s  ( +46.49s ) 70 Martini Racing Team Lotus
5 Riccardo Patrese Arrows A1B, #29 2.00  1h 41m 03.84s  ( +1m 04.31s ) 70 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
6 John Watson McLaren M28, #7 1.00  1h 41m 05.38s  ( +1m 05.85s ) 70 Marlboro Team McLaren
7 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T4, #12 0  Out of fuel 69 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
8 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS D2, #9 0   69 ATS Wheels
9 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A, #14 0   68 Fittipaldi Automotive
10 Jan Lammers Shadow DN9, #17 0   68 Samson Shadow Racing Team
11 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 009, #4 0   67 Candy Tyrrell Team
ab Patrick Depailler Ligier JS11, #25 0  Accident 46 Ligier Gitanes
ab James Hunt Wolf WR8, #20 0  Accident 40 Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing
ab Alan Jones Williams FW07, #27 0  Electrics 39 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
ab Mario Andretti Lotus 79, #1 0  Brakes 27 Martini Racing Team Lotus
ab Nelson Piquet Brabham BT48, #6 0  Engine 23 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Niki Lauda Brabham BT48, #5 0  Engine 23 Parmalat Racing Team
ab René Arnoux Renault RS01, #16 0  Turbo 22 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Elio De Angelis Shadow DN9, #18 0  Collision 21 Interscope Shadow Racing Team
ab Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 177, #35 0  Collision 21 Autodelta
ab Jochen Mass Arrows A1B, #30 0  Spin 17 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
ab Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS10, #15 0  Turbo 13 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Hector Rebaque Lotus 79, #31 0  Transmission 13 Team Rebaque
ab Clay Regazzoni Williams FW07, #28 0  Collision 1 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
nq Derek Daly Ensign N177, #22 0     Team Ensign
nq Arturo Merzario Merzario A2, #24 0     Team Merzario
nq Patrick Tambay McLaren M26, #8 0     Marlboro Team McLaren
nq Gianfranco Brancatelli Kauhsen WK, #36 0     Willi Kaushen Racing Team

Qualifying Results for the 1979 Belgium Grand Prix on the Zolder circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS11, #26 1'21''13 Ligier Gitanes
2 Patrick Depailler Ligier JS11, #25 1'21''20 Ligier Gitanes
3 Nelson Piquet Brabham BT48, #6 1'21''35 Parmalat Racing Team
4 Alan Jones Williams FW07, #27 1'21''59 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
5 Mario Andretti Lotus 79, #1 1'21''83 Martini Racing Team Lotus
6 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T4, #12 1'22''08 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
7 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 312T4, #11 1'22''09 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
8 Clay Regazzoni Williams FW07, #28 1'22''40 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
9 James Hunt Wolf WR8, #20 1'22''55 Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing
10 Carlos Reutemann Lotus 79, #2 1'22''56 Martini Racing Team Lotus
11 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 009, #4 1'22''68 Candy Tyrrell Team
12 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 009, #3 1'22''85 Candy Tyrrell Team
13 Niki Lauda Brabham BT48, #5 1'22''87 Parmalat Racing Team
14 Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 177, #35 1'23''15 Autodelta
15 Hector Rebaque Lotus 79, #31 1'23''63 Team Rebaque
16 Riccardo Patrese Arrows A1B, #29 1'23''92 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
17 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS10, #15 1'24''02 Equipe Renault Elf
18 René Arnoux Renault RS01, #16 1'24''33 Equipe Renault Elf
19 John Watson McLaren M28, #7 1'24''37 Marlboro Team McLaren
20 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS D2, #9 1'24''62 ATS Wheels
21 Jan Lammers Shadow DN9, #17 1'24''76 Samson Shadow Racing Team
22 Jochen Mass Arrows A1B, #30 1'25''08 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
23 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A, #14 1'25''18 Fittipaldi Automotive
24 Elio De Angelis Shadow DN9, #18 1'25''48 Interscope Shadow Racing Team
25 Patrick Tambay McLaren M26, #8 1'25''69 Marlboro Team McLaren
26 Arturo Merzario Merzario A2, #24 1'25''92 Team Merzario
27 Derek Daly Ensign N177, #22 1'27''83 Team Ensign
28 Gianfranco Brancatelli Kauhsen WK, #36 1'34''48 Willi Kaushen Racing Team

List of all cars for the 1979 Belgium Grand Prix on the Zolder circuit

Ensign N177

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Kauhsen WK

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Alfa Romeo 177

Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0

Merzario A2

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR8

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Renault RS10

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

Ferrari 312T4

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

McLaren M26

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Arrows A1B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS11

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 009

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

ATS D2

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M28

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT48

Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 3.0

Lotus 79

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW07

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0