1979 France Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Dijon-Prenois circuit. Full information

1979 France Grand Prix poster

1979 France Grand Prix poster

1979 France Grand Prix

1979 France Grand Prix is 321st Formula 1 race. Passed at the Dijon-Prenois circuit. Jean-Pierre Jabouille won the pole position and this race. Gilles Villeneuve and René Arnoux also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 80 laps (304 km).

Previous race: 1979 Monaco Grand Prix
Next race: 1979 Britain Grand Prix
Race Start: 1st July 1979

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1979 France Grand Prix

1st victory for the Renault team
1st victory for the Jean-Pierre Jabouille
1st podium for the Jean-Pierre Jabouille
5th podium for the Gilles Villeneuve
1st podium for the René Arnoux

1979 France Grand Prix

1979 France Grand Prix

Renault RS10 - 1979 France Grand Prix winner

Renault RS10 #15 - 1979 France Grand Prix winner

1979 France Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS10, #15 9.00  1h 35m 20.42s  ( 191.315 km/h ) 80 Equipe Renault Elf
2 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T4, #12 6.00  1h 35m 35.01s  ( +14.59s ) 80 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
3 René Arnoux Renault RS10, #16 4.00  1h 35m 35.25s  ( +14.83s ) 80 Equipe Renault Elf
4 Alan Jones Williams FW07, #27 3.00  1h 35m 57.03s  ( +36.61s ) 80 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
5 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 009, #4 2.00  1h 36m 24.93s  ( +1m 04.51s ) 80 Candy Tyrrell Team
6 Clay Regazzoni Williams FW07, #28 1.00  1h 36m 25.93s  ( +1m 05.51s ) 80 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
7 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 312T4, #11 0   79 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
8 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS11, #26 0   79 Ligier Gitanes
9 Keke Rosberg Wolf WR8, #20 0   79 Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing
10 Patrick Tambay McLaren M28, #8 0   78 Marlboro Team McLaren
11 John Watson McLaren M28, #7 0   78 Marlboro Team McLaren
12 Hector Rebaque Lotus 79, #31 0   78 Team Rebaque
13 Carlos Reutemann Lotus 79, #2 0  Collision 77 Martini Racing Team Lotus
14 Riccardo Patrese Arrows A2, #29 0   77 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
15 Jochen Mass Arrows A2, #30 0   75 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
16 Elio De Angelis Shadow DN9, #18 0   75 Interscope Shadow Racing Team
17 Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 177, #35 0   75 Autodelta
18 Jan Lammers Shadow DN9, #17 0   73 Samson Shadow Racing Team
ab Didier Pironi Tyrrell 009, #3 0  Suspension 71 Candy Tyrrell Team
ab Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A, #14 0  Engine 53 Fittipaldi Automotive
ab Nelson Piquet Brabham BT48, #6 0  Accident 52 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Mario Andretti Lotus 80, #1 0  Suspension 51 Martini Racing Team Lotus
ab Jacky Ickx Ligier JS11, #25 0  Engine 45 Ligier Gitanes
ab Niki Lauda Brabham BT48, #5 0  Spin 23 Parmalat Racing Team
np Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS D2, #9 0  Tyre   ATS Wheels
nq Patrick Gaillard Ensign N179, #22 0     Team Ensign
nq Arturo Merzario Merzario A2, #24 0     Team Merzario

Qualifying Results for the 1979 France Grand Prix on the Dijon-Prenois circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS10, #15 1'07''19 Equipe Renault Elf
2 René Arnoux Renault RS10, #16 1'07''45 Equipe Renault Elf
3 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T4, #12 1'07''65 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
4 Nelson Piquet Brabham BT48, #6 1'08''13 Parmalat Racing Team
5 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 312T4, #11 1'08''15 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
6 Niki Lauda Brabham BT48, #5 1'08''20 Parmalat Racing Team
7 Alan Jones Williams FW07, #27 1'08''23 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
8 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS11, #26 1'08''55 Ligier Gitanes
9 Clay Regazzoni Williams FW07, #28 1'08''65 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
10 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 009, #4 1'08''80 Candy Tyrrell Team
11 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 009, #3 1'08''95 Candy Tyrrell Team
12 Mario Andretti Lotus 80, #1 1'09''35 Martini Racing Team Lotus
13 Carlos Reutemann Lotus 79, #2 1'09''36 Martini Racing Team Lotus
14 Jacky Ickx Ligier JS11, #25 1'09''68 Ligier Gitanes
15 John Watson McLaren M28, #7 1'09''97 Marlboro Team McLaren
16 Keke Rosberg Wolf WR8, #20 1'10''15 Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing
17 Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 177, #35 1'10''59 Autodelta
18 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A, #14 1'10''61 Fittipaldi Automotive
19 Riccardo Patrese Arrows A2, #29 1'10''70 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
20 Patrick Tambay McLaren M28, #8 1'10''92 Marlboro Team McLaren
21 Jan Lammers Shadow DN9, #17 1'11''14 Samson Shadow Racing Team
22 Jochen Mass Arrows A2, #30 1'11''14 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
23 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS D2, #9 1'11''75 ATS Wheels
24 Hector Rebaque Lotus 79, #31 1'11''97 Team Rebaque
25 Elio De Angelis Shadow DN9, #18 1'12''23 Interscope Shadow Racing Team
26 Patrick Gaillard Ensign N179, #22 1'13''00 Team Ensign
27 Arturo Merzario Merzario A2, #24 1'14''95 Team Merzario

List of all cars for the 1979 France Grand Prix on the Dijon-Prenois circuit

Ligier JS11

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

Lotus 80

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Arrows A2

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ensign N179

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Renault RS10

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

Ferrari 312T4

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Tyrrell 009

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Shadow DN9

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

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