1979 USA West Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Long Beach circuit. Full information

1979 USA West Grand Prix poster

1979 USA West Grand Prix poster

1979 USA West Grand Prix

1979 USA West Grand Prix is 317th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Long Beach circuit. Gilles Villeneuve won the pole position and this race. Jody Scheckter and Alan Jones also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 80 laps (262 km).

Previous race: 1979 South Africa Grand Prix
Next race: 1979 Spain Grand Prix
Race Start: 8th April 1979

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1979 USA West Grand Prix

75th victory for the Ferrari team
3rd victory for the Gilles Villeneuve
4th podium for the Gilles Villeneuve
29th podium for the Jody Scheckter
4th podium for the Alan Jones

1979 USA West Grand Prix

1979 USA West Grand Prix

Ferrari 312T4 - 1979 USA West Grand Prix winner

Ferrari 312T4 #12 - 1979 USA West Grand Prix winner

1979 USA West Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T4, #12 9.00  1h 50m 25.40s  ( 142.201 km/h ) 80 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
2 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 312T4, #11 6.00  1h 50m 54.78s  ( +29.38s ) 80 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
3 Alan Jones Williams FW06, #27 4.00  1h 51m 25.09s  ( +59.69s ) 80 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
4 Mario Andretti Lotus 79, #1 3.00  1h 51m 29.73s  ( +1m 04.33s ) 80 Martini Racing Team Lotus
5 Patrick Depailler Ligier JS11, #25 2.00  1h 51m 48.92s  ( +1m 23.52s ) 80 Ligier Gitanes
6 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 009, #4 1.00   79 Team Tyrrell
7 Elio De Angelis Shadow DN9, #18 0   78 Interscope Shadow Racing Team
8 Nelson Piquet Brabham BT48, #6 0   78 Parmalat Racing Team
9 Jochen Mass Arrows A1B, #30 0   78 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
dsq Didier Pironi Tyrrell 009, #3 0  Push start 72 Team Tyrrell
ab Hector Rebaque Lotus 79, #31 0  Collision 71 Team Rebaque
ab Derek Daly Ensign N179, #22 0  Collision 69 Team Ensign
ab John Watson McLaren M28, #7 0  Fuel injection 62 Löwenbräu Team McLaren
dsq Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS D2, #9 0  Push start 49 ATS Wheels
ab Clay Regazzoni Williams FW06, #28 0  Engine 48 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
ab Jan Lammers Shadow DN9, #17 0  Collision 47 Samson Shadow Racing Team
ab Riccardo Patrese Arrows A1B, #29 0  Brakes 40 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
ab Carlos Reutemann Lotus 79, #2 0  Transmission 21 Martini Racing Team Lotus
ab Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A, #14 0  Transmission 19 Fittipaldi Automotive
ab Arturo Merzario Merzario A1B, #24 0  Engine 13 Team Merzario
ab Jacques Laffite Ligier JS11, #26 0  Brakes 8 Ligier Gitanes
ab James Hunt Wolf WR8, #20 0  Transmission 0 Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing
np René Arnoux Renault RS01, #16 0  Withdrew   Equipe Renault Elf
np Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS01, #15 0  Injury   Equipe Renault Elf
ab Patrick Tambay McLaren M28, #8 0  Collision 0 Löwenbräu Team McLaren
ab Niki Lauda Brabham BT48, #5 0  Collision 0 Parmalat Racing Team

Qualifying Results for the 1979 USA West Grand Prix on the Long Beach circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T4, #12 1'18''825 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
2 Carlos Reutemann Lotus 79, #2 1'18''886 Martini Racing Team Lotus
3 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 312T4, #11 1'18''911 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
4 Patrick Depailler Ligier JS11, #25 1'19''025 Ligier Gitanes
5 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS11, #26 1'19''032 Ligier Gitanes
6 Mario Andretti Lotus 79, #1 1'19''454 Martini Racing Team Lotus
7 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 009, #4 1'19''580 Team Tyrrell
8 James Hunt Wolf WR8, #20 1'19''643 Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing
9 Riccardo Patrese Arrows A1B, #29 1'19''727 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
10 Alan Jones Williams FW06, #27 1'19''910 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
11 Niki Lauda Brabham BT48, #5 1'20''041 Parmalat Racing Team
12 Nelson Piquet Brabham BT48, #6 1'20''456 Parmalat Racing Team
13 Jochen Mass Arrows A1B, #30 1'20''608 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
14 Jan Lammers Shadow DN9, #17 1'20''740 Samson Shadow Racing Team
15 Clay Regazzoni Williams FW06, #28 1'20''768 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team
16 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A, #14 1'21''033 Fittipaldi Automotive
17 Didier Pironi Tyrrell 009, #3 1'21''192 Team Tyrrell
18 John Watson McLaren M28, #7 1'21''304 Löwenbräu Team McLaren
19 Patrick Tambay McLaren M28, #8 1'21''411 Löwenbräu Team McLaren
20 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS01, #15 1'21''635 Equipe Renault Elf
21 Elio De Angelis Shadow DN9, #18 1'21''961 Interscope Shadow Racing Team
22 René Arnoux Renault RS01, #16 1'22''088 Equipe Renault Elf
23 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS D2, #9 1'22''828 ATS Wheels
24 Arturo Merzario Merzario A1B, #24 1'22''938 Team Merzario
25 Hector Rebaque Lotus 79, #31 1'22''990 Team Rebaque
26 Derek Daly Ensign N179, #22 1'23''888 Team Ensign

List of all cars for the 1979 USA West Grand Prix on the Long Beach 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

Copersucar F5A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Renault RS01

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

Shadow DN9

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

Wolf WR8

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0