1979 South Africa Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Kyalami circuit. Full information

1979 South Africa Grand Prix poster

1979 South Africa Grand Prix poster

1979 South Africa Grand Prix

1979 South Africa Grand Prix is 316th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Kyalami circuit. Jean-Pierre Jabouille won the pole position, Gilles Villeneuve won this race. This was his 2nd victory. Jody Scheckter and Jean-Pierre Jarier also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 78 laps (320 km).

Previous race: 1979 Brazil Grand Prix
Next race: 1979 USA West Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1979 South Africa Grand Prix

75th victory for the Ferrari team
2nd victory for the Gilles Villeneuve
3rd podium for the Gilles Villeneuve
28th podium for the Jody Scheckter
2nd podium for the Jean-Pierre Jarier

Gilles Villeneuve - Winner of the 1979 South Africa Grand Prix

Gilles Villeneuve - Winner of the 1979 South Africa Grand Prix

1979 South Africa Grand Prix

1979 South Africa Grand Prix

Ferrari 312T4 - 1979 South Africa Grand Prix winner

Ferrari 312T4 - 1979 South Africa Grand Prix winner

1979 South Africa Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Gilles Villeneuve 9.00  1h 41m 49.96s  ( 188.611 km/h ) 78 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
2 Jody Scheckter 6.00  1h 41m 53.38s  ( +03.42s ) 78 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
3 Jean-Pierre Jarier 4.00  1h 42m 12.07s  ( +22.11s ) 78 Team Tyrrell
4 Mario Andretti 3.00  1h 42m 17.84s  ( +27.88s ) 78 Martini Racing Team Lotus
5 Carlos Reutemann 2.00  1h 42m 56.93s  ( +1m 06.97s ) 78 Martini Racing Team Lotus
6 Niki Lauda 1.00   77 Parmalat Racing Team
7 Nelson Piquet 0   77 Parmalat Racing Team
8 James Hunt 0   77 Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing
9 Clay Regazzoni 0   76 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
10 Patrick Tambay 0   75 Marlboro Team McLaren
11 Riccardo Patrese 0   75 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
12 Jochen Mass 0   74 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
13 Emerson Fittipaldi 0   74 Fittipaldi Automotive
14 Hector Rebaque 0  Engine 71 Team Rebaque
ab René Arnoux 0  Puncture 67 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Alan Jones 0  Spin 63 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
ab John Watson 0  Ignition 61 Marlboro Team McLaren
ab Hans Joachim Stuck 0  Accident 57 ATS Wheels
ab Jean-Pierre Jabouille 0  Valve 47 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Jacques Laffite 0  Accident 45 Ligier Gitanes
ab Didier Pironi 0  Throttle 25 Team Tyrrell
ab Elio De Angelis 0  Collision 16 Interscope Shadow Racing Team
ab Patrick Depailler 0  Accident 4 Ligier Gitanes
ab Jan Lammers 0  Collision 2 Samson Shadow Racing Team
nq Derek Daly 0     Team Ensign
nq Arturo Merzario 0     Team Merzario

List of all cars for the 1979 South Africa Grand Prix on the Kyalami circuit

Williams FW06

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR7

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

ATS D2

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 79

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar F6

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Arrows A1B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Merzario A1B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Renault RS01

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

Brabham BT48

Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 3.0

Ferrari 312T4

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Ligier JS11

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Shadow DN9

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M28

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 009

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ensign N179

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0