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 race. 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 race: 1979 Argentina Grand Prix
Next race: 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 #26 - 1979 Brazil Grand Prix winner

1979 Brazil Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS11, #26 9.00  1h 40m 09.64s  ( 188.673 km/h ) 40 Ligier Gitanes
2 Patrick Depailler Ligier JS11, #25 6.00  1h 40m 14.92s  ( +05.28s ) 40 Ligier Gitanes
3 Carlos Reutemann Lotus 79, #2 4.00  1h 40m 53.78s  ( +44.14s ) 40 Martini Racing Team Lotus
4 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 009, #3 3.00  1h 41m 35.52s  ( +1m 25.88s ) 40 Team Tyrrell
5 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T3, #12 2.00   39 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
6 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 312T3, #11 1.00   39 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
7 Jochen Mass Arrows A1B, #30 0   39 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
8 John Watson McLaren M28, #7 0   39 Marlboro Team McLaren
9 Riccardo Patrese Arrows A1B, #29 0   39 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
10 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS01, #15 0   39 Equipe Renault Elf
11 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A, #14 0   39 Fittipaldi Automotive
12 Elio De Angelis Shadow DN9, #18 0   39 Interscope Shadow Racing Team
13 Derek Daly Ensign N177, #22 0   39 Team Ensign
14 Jan Lammers Shadow DN9, #17 0   39 Samson Shadow Racing Team
15 Clay Regazzoni Williams FW06, #28 0   38 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
ab Alan Jones Williams FW06, #27 0  Fuel pressure 33 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
ab Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS D2, #9 0  Steering 31 ATS Wheels
ab René Arnoux Renault RS01, #16 0  Spin 28 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Patrick Tambay McLaren M26, #8 0  Collision 7 Marlboro Team McLaren
ab James Hunt Wolf WR7, #20 0  Steering 7 Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing
ab Niki Lauda Brabham BT48, #5 0  Gearbox 5 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Nelson Piquet Brabham BT48, #6 0  Collision 5 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Mario Andretti Lotus 79, #1 0  Fire 2 Martini Racing Team Lotus
np Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 009, #4 0  Ignition tf Team Tyrrell
nq Arturo Merzario Merzario A1B, #24 0     Team Merzario
nq Hector Rebaque Lotus 79, #31 0     Team Rebaque

Qualifying Results for the 1979 Brazil Grand Prix on the Interlagos circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS11, #26 2'23''07 Ligier Gitanes
2 Patrick Depailler Ligier JS11, #25 2'23''99 Ligier Gitanes
3 Carlos Reutemann Lotus 79, #2 2'24''15 Martini Racing Team Lotus
4 Mario Andretti Lotus 79, #1 2'24''28 Martini Racing Team Lotus
5 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T3, #12 2'24''34 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
6 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 312T3, #11 2'24''48 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
7 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS01, #15 2'24''85 Equipe Renault Elf
8 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 009, #3 2'25''16 Team Tyrrell
9 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A, #14 2'26''35 Fittipaldi Automotive
10 James Hunt Wolf WR7, #20 2'26''37 Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing
11 René Arnoux Renault RS01, #16 2'26''43 Equipe Renault Elf
12 Niki Lauda Brabham BT48, #5 2'27''57 Parmalat Racing Team
13 Alan Jones Williams FW06, #27 2'27''67 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
14 John Watson McLaren M28, #7 2'27''82 Marlboro Team McLaren
15 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 009, #4 2'27''89 Team Tyrrell
16 Riccardo Patrese Arrows A1B, #29 2'28''08 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
17 Clay Regazzoni Williams FW06, #28 2'28''88 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
18 Patrick Tambay McLaren M26, #8 2'29''39 Marlboro Team McLaren
19 Jochen Mass Arrows A1B, #30 2'29''42 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
20 Elio De Angelis Shadow DN9, #18 2'30''29 Interscope Shadow Racing Team
21 Jan Lammers Shadow DN9, #17 2'31''60 Samson Shadow Racing Team
22 Nelson Piquet Brabham BT48, #6 2'31''64 Parmalat Racing Team
23 Derek Daly Ensign N177, #22 2'31''78 Team Ensign
24 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS D2, #9 2'32''27 ATS Wheels
25 Hector Rebaque Lotus 79, #31 2'32''66 Team Rebaque
26 Arturo Merzario Merzario A1B, #24 2'34''08 Team Merzario

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

Copersucar F5A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M28

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 009

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

Lotus 79

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 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 BT48

Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 3.0

McLaren M26

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS11

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR7

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0