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. 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
Race Start: 3rd March 1979

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1979 South Africa Grand Prix

74th 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 #12 - 1979 South Africa Grand Prix winner

1979 South Africa Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T4, #12 9.00  1h 41m 49.96s  ( 188.611 km/h ) 78 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
2 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 312T4, #11 6.00  1h 41m 53.38s  ( +03.42s ) 78 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
3 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 009, #4 4.00  1h 42m 12.07s  ( +22.11s ) 78 Team Tyrrell
4 Mario Andretti Lotus 79, #1 3.00  1h 42m 17.84s  ( +27.88s ) 78 Martini Racing Team Lotus
5 Carlos Reutemann Lotus 79, #2 2.00  1h 42m 56.93s  ( +1m 06.97s ) 78 Martini Racing Team Lotus
6 Niki Lauda Brabham BT48, #5 1.00   77 Parmalat Racing Team
7 Nelson Piquet Brabham BT48, #6 0   77 Parmalat Racing Team
8 James Hunt Wolf WR7, #20 0   77 Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing
9 Clay Regazzoni Williams FW06, #28 0   76 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
10 Patrick Tambay McLaren M28, #8 0   75 Marlboro Team McLaren
11 Riccardo Patrese Arrows A1B, #29 0   75 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
12 Jochen Mass Arrows A1B, #30 0   74 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
13 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F6, #14 0   74 Fittipaldi Automotive
14 Hector Rebaque Lotus 79, #31 0  Engine 71 Team Rebaque
ab René Arnoux Renault RS01, #16 0  Puncture 67 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Alan Jones Williams FW06, #27 0  Spin 63 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
ab John Watson McLaren M28, #7 0  Ignition 61 Marlboro Team McLaren
ab Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS D2, #9 0  Accident 57 ATS Wheels
ab Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS01, #15 0  Valve 47 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Jacques Laffite Ligier JS11, #26 0  Accident 45 Ligier Gitanes
ab Didier Pironi Tyrrell 009, #3 0  Throttle 25 Team Tyrrell
ab Elio De Angelis Shadow DN9, #18 0  Collision 16 Interscope Shadow Racing Team
ab Patrick Depailler Ligier JS11, #25 0  Accident 4 Ligier Gitanes
ab Jan Lammers Shadow DN9, #17 0  Collision 2 Samson Shadow Racing Team
nq Derek Daly Ensign N179, #22 0     Team Ensign
nq Arturo Merzario Merzario A1B, #24 0     Team Merzario

Qualifying Results for the 1979 South Africa Grand Prix on the Kyalami circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS01, #15 1'11''80 Equipe Renault Elf
2 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 312T4, #11 1'12''04 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
3 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T4, #12 1'12''07 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
4 Niki Lauda Brabham BT48, #5 1'12''12 Parmalat Racing Team
5 Patrick Depailler Ligier JS11, #25 1'12''15 Ligier Gitanes
6 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS11, #26 1'12''26 Ligier Gitanes
7 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 009, #3 1'12''33 Team Tyrrell
8 Mario Andretti Lotus 79, #1 1'12''36 Martini Racing Team Lotus
9 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 009, #4 1'12''55 Team Tyrrell
10 René Arnoux Renault RS01, #16 1'12''69 Equipe Renault Elf
11 Carlos Reutemann Lotus 79, #2 1'12''75 Martini Racing Team Lotus
12 Nelson Piquet Brabham BT48, #6 1'13''07 Parmalat Racing Team
13 James Hunt Wolf WR7, #20 1'14''21 Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing
14 John Watson McLaren M28, #7 1'14''44 Marlboro Team McLaren
15 Elio De Angelis Shadow DN9, #18 1'14''44 Interscope Shadow Racing Team
16 Riccardo Patrese Arrows A1B, #29 1'14''54 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
17 Patrick Tambay McLaren M28, #8 1'14''58 Marlboro Team McLaren
18 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F6, #14 1'14''61 Fittipaldi Automotive
19 Alan Jones Williams FW06, #27 1'14''64 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
20 Jochen Mass Arrows A1B, #30 1'15''00 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
21 Jan Lammers Shadow DN9, #17 1'15''35 Samson Shadow Racing Team
22 Clay Regazzoni Williams FW06, #28 1'15''68 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
23 Hector Rebaque Lotus 79, #31 1'16''15 Team Rebaque
24 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS D2, #9 1'16''31 ATS Wheels
25 Derek Daly Ensign N179, #22 1'16''64 Team Ensign
26 Arturo Merzario Merzario A1B, #24 1'18''14 Team Merzario

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

Tyrrell 009

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

Renault RS01

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

Shadow DN9

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR7

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Merzario A1B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS11

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW06

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Arrows A1B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312T4

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Ensign N179

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar F6

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0