1979 Brazil Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Interlagos circuit. Full information

1979 Brazil Grand Prix poster

1979 Brazil Grand Prix poster

1979 Brazil Grand Prix

1979 Brazil Grand Prix is 315th Formula 1 Grand Prix. Passed at the Interlagos circuit. Jacques Laffite won the pole position and this race. This was his 3rd victory. Patrick Depailler and Carlos Reutemann also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 40 laps (315 km).

Previous Grand Prix: 1979 Argentina Grand Prix
Next Grand Prix: 1979 South Africa Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1979 Brazil Grand Prix

3rd victory for the Ligier team
3rd victory for the Jacques Laffite
10th podium for the Jacques Laffite
18th podium for the Patrick Depailler
27th podium for the Carlos Reutemann

Jacques Laffite - Winner of the 1979 Brazil Grand Prix

Jacques Laffite - Winner of the 1979 Brazil Grand Prix

1979 Brazil Grand Prix

1979 Brazil Grand Prix

Ligier JS11 - 1979 Brazil Grand Prix winner

Ligier JS11 - 1979 Brazil Grand Prix winner

1979 Brazil Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Jacques Laffite 9.00  1h 40m 09.64s  ( 188.673 km/h ) 40 Ligier Gitanes
2 Patrick Depailler 6.00  1h 40m 14.92s  ( +05.28s ) 40 Ligier Gitanes
3 Carlos Reutemann 4.00  1h 40m 53.78s  ( +44.14s ) 40 Martini Racing Team Lotus
4 Didier Pironi 3.00  1h 41m 35.52s  ( +1m 25.88s ) 40 Team Tyrrell
5 Gilles Villeneuve 2.00   39 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
6 Jody Scheckter 1.00   39 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
7 Jochen Mass 0   39 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
8 John Watson 0   39 Marlboro Team McLaren
9 Riccardo Patrese 0   39 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
10 Jean-Pierre Jabouille 0   39 Equipe Renault Elf
11 Emerson Fittipaldi 0   39 Fittipaldi Automotive
12 Elio De Angelis 0   39 Interscope Shadow Racing Team
13 Derek Daly 0   39 Team Ensign
14 Jan Lammers 0   39 Samson Shadow Racing Team
15 Clay Regazzoni 0   38 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
ab Alan Jones 0  Fuel pressure 33 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
ab Hans Joachim Stuck 0  Steering 31 ATS Wheels
ab René Arnoux 0  Spin 28 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Patrick Tambay 0  Collision 7 Marlboro Team McLaren
ab James Hunt 0  Steering 7 Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing
ab Niki Lauda 0  Gearbox 5 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Nelson Piquet 0  Collision 5 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Mario Andretti 0  Fire 2 Martini Racing Team Lotus
np Jean-Pierre Jarier 0  Ignition tf Team Tyrrell
nq Arturo Merzario 0     Team Merzario
nq Hector Rebaque 0     Team Rebaque

List of all cars for the 1979 Brazil Grand Prix on the Interlagos circuit

Merzario A1B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M26

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M28

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Renault RS01

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

Ensign N177

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Arrows A1B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT48

Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 3.0

Copersucar F5A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR7

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW06

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 79

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312T3

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Shadow DN9

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS11

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 009

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

ATS D2

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0