1979 Britain Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Silverstone circuit. Full information

1979 Britain Grand Prix poster

1979 Britain Grand Prix poster

1979 Britain Grand Prix

1979 Britain Grand Prix is 322nd Formula 1 race. Passed at the Silverstone circuit. Alan Jones won the pole position, Clay Regazzoni won this race. René Arnoux and Jean-Pierre Jarier also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 68 laps (321 km).

Previous race: 1979 France Grand Prix
Next race: 1979 Germany Grand Prix
Race Start: 14th July 1979

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1979 Britain Grand Prix

1st victory for the Williams team
5th victory for the Clay Regazzoni
25th podium for the Clay Regazzoni
2nd podium for the René Arnoux
3rd podium for the Jean-Pierre Jarier

Clay Regazzoni - Winner of the 1979 Britain Grand Prix

Clay Regazzoni - Winner of the 1979 Britain Grand Prix

1979 Britain Grand Prix

1979 Britain Grand Prix

Williams FW07 - 1979 Britain Grand Prix winner

Williams FW07 #28 - 1979 Britain Grand Prix winner

1979 Britain Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Clay Regazzoni Williams FW07, #28 9.00  1h 26m 11.17s  ( 223.395 km/h ) 68 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
2 René Arnoux Renault RS10, #16 6.00  1h 26m 35.45s  ( +24.28s ) 68 Equipe Renault Elf
3 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 009, #4 4.00   67 Candy Tyrrell Team
4 John Watson McLaren M29, #7 3.00   67 Marlboro Team McLaren
5 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 312T4, #11 2.00   67 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
6 Jacky Ickx Ligier JS11, #25 1.00   67 Ligier Gitanes
7 Patrick Tambay McLaren M28, #8 0  Out of fuel 66 Marlboro Team McLaren
8 Carlos Reutemann Lotus 79, #2 0   66 Martini Racing Team Lotus
9 Hector Rebaque Lotus 79, #31 0   66 Team Rebaque
10 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 009, #3 0   66 Candy Tyrrell Team
11 Jan Lammers Shadow DN9, #17 0   65 Samson Shadow Racing Team
12 Elio De Angelis Shadow DN9, #18 0  Jump start (1 mn penalty) 65 Interscope Shadow Racing Team
13 Patrick Gaillard Ensign N179, #22 0   65 Team Ensign
14 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T4, #12 0  Vapor lock 63 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Riccardo Patrese Arrows A2, #29 0  Gearbox 45 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
ab Keke Rosberg Wolf WR7, #20 0  Fuel injection 44 Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing
ab Jacques Laffite Ligier JS11, #26 0  Spark plug 44 Ligier Gitanes
ab Alan Jones Williams FW07, #27 0  Water pump 38 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
ab Jochen Mass Arrows A2, #30 0  Gearbox 37 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
ab Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A, #14 0  Engine 25 Fittipaldi Automotive
ab Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS10, #15 0  Engine 21 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Niki Lauda Brabham BT48, #5 0  Brakes 12 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Mario Andretti Lotus 79, #1 0  Suspension 3 Martini Racing Team Lotus
ab Nelson Piquet Brabham BT48, #6 0  Spin 1 Parmalat Racing Team
nq Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS D2, #9 0     ATS Wheels
nq Arturo Merzario Merzario A4, #24 0     Team Merzario

Qualifying Results for the 1979 Britain Grand Prix on the Silverstone circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Alan Jones Williams FW07, #27 1'11''88 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
2 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS10, #15 1'12''48 Equipe Renault Elf
3 Nelson Piquet Brabham BT48, #6 1'12''65 Parmalat Racing Team
4 Clay Regazzoni Williams FW07, #28 1'13''11 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
5 René Arnoux Renault RS10, #16 1'13''29 Equipe Renault Elf
6 Niki Lauda Brabham BT48, #5 1'13''44 Parmalat Racing Team
7 John Watson McLaren M29, #7 1'13''57 Marlboro Team McLaren
8 Carlos Reutemann Lotus 79, #2 1'13''87 Martini Racing Team Lotus
9 Mario Andretti Lotus 79, #1 1'14''20 Martini Racing Team Lotus
10 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS11, #26 1'14''37 Ligier Gitanes
11 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 312T4, #11 1'14''60 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
12 Elio De Angelis Shadow DN9, #18 1'14''87 Interscope Shadow Racing Team
13 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T4, #12 1'14''90 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
14 Keke Rosberg Wolf WR7, #20 1'14''96 Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing
15 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 009, #3 1'15''28 Candy Tyrrell Team
16 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 009, #4 1'15''63 Candy Tyrrell Team
17 Jacky Ickx Ligier JS11, #25 1'15''63 Ligier Gitanes
18 Patrick Tambay McLaren M28, #8 1'15''67 Marlboro Team McLaren
19 Riccardo Patrese Arrows A2, #29 1'15''77 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
20 Jochen Mass Arrows A2, #30 1'16''19 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
21 Jan Lammers Shadow DN9, #17 1'16''66 Samson Shadow Racing Team
22 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A, #14 1'16''68 Fittipaldi Automotive
23 Patrick Gaillard Ensign N179, #22 1'17''07 Team Ensign
24 Hector Rebaque Lotus 79, #31 1'17''32 Team Rebaque
25 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS D2, #9 1'17''44 ATS Wheels
26 Arturo Merzario Merzario A4, #24 1'19''57 Team Merzario

List of all cars for the 1979 Britain Grand Prix on the Silverstone circuit

Tyrrell 009

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M29

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW07

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 79

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT48

Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 3.0

McLaren M28

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

ATS D2

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar F5A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Shadow DN9

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR7

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS11

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312T4

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Renault RS10

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

Ensign N179

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Merzario A4

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Arrows A2

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0