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 Grand Prix. Passed at the Long Beach circuit. Gilles Villeneuve won the pole position and this race. This was his 3rd victory. Jody Scheckter and Alan Jones also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 80 laps (262 km).

Previous Grand Prix: 1979 South Africa Grand Prix
Next Grand Prix: 1979 Spain Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1979 USA West Grand Prix

76th 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 - 1979 USA West Grand Prix winner

1979 USA West Grand Prix results

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

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

Ferrari 312T4

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Tyrrell 009

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

ATS D2

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Merzario A1B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Arrows A1B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M28

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Shadow DN9

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW06

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR8

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT48

Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 3.0

Renault RS01

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

Ligier JS11

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ensign N179

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 79

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar F5A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0