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 Grand Prix. Passed at the Silverstone circuit. Alan Jones won the pole position, Clay Regazzoni won this race. This was his 5th victory. René Arnoux and Jean-Pierre Jarier also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 68 laps (321 km).

Previous Grand Prix: 1979 France Grand Prix
Next Grand Prix: 1979 Germany Grand Prix

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 - 1979 Britain Grand Prix winner

1979 Britain Grand Prix results

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

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

Ferrari 312T4

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Arrows A2

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 79

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar F5A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS11

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Merzario A4

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW07

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

ATS D2

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR7

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ensign N179

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M29

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M28

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Renault RS10

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

Tyrrell 009

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT48

Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 3.0

Shadow DN9

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0