1978 Pau Grand Prix in Formula 2 at the Pau circuit. Full information

1978 Pau Grand Prix

1978 Pau Grand Prix is 134th Formula 2 race. Passed at the Pau circuit. Brian Henton won the pole position, Bruno Giacomelli won this race. This was his 6th victory. Eje Elgh and Marc Surer also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 73 laps (201 km).

Previous race: 1978 Eifelrennen
Next race: 1978 Mugello F2

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1978 Pau Grand Prix

3rd victory for the Polifac BMW Junior Team team
6th victory for the Bruno Giacomelli
6th podium for the Bruno Giacomelli
1st podium for the Eje Elgh
3rd podium for the Marc Surer

March 782 - 1978 Pau Grand Prix winner

March 782 #8 - 1978 Pau Grand Prix winner

1978 Pau Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Bruno Giacomelli March 782, #8 9 1h 33m 11.73s 0 Polifac BMW Junior Team
2 Eje Elgh Chevron B42, #15 6 1h 33m 33.47s 0 Fred Opert Racing
3 Marc Surer March 782, #9 4 1h 33m 45.98s 0 Polifac BMW Junior Team
4 Piero Necchi March 782, #39 3 1h 34m 4.56s 0 Astra Racing
5 Eddie Cheever March 782, #6 2 1h 34m 25.16s 0 Project 4 Racing
6 Patrick Tambay Chevron B42, #2 0 72 laps Engine 0 Chevron Cars
7 Roberto Marazzi March 782, #28 1 70 laps 0 Sanremo Racing
8 Manfred Winkelhock March 782, #10 0 70 laps 0 Polifac BMW Junior Team
9 Derek Daly Chevron B42, #19 0 66 laps Accident 0 Chevron Cars
10 Don Breidenbach Chevron B42, #77 0 66 laps Fuel pressure 0 Briggs Racing Enterprises
11 Jacques Laffite March 782, #1 0 65 laps Vibration 0 Maublanc Racing Services
0 Alex Ribeiro March 782, #23 0 64 laps Not classified 0 Alex Ribeiro
0 Alberto Colombo March 782, #25 0 53 laps Not classified 0 Sanremo Racing
0 José Dolhem AGS JH15, #49 0 51 laps Accident 0 Sol-Amor GPA Motul
0 Ricardo Zunino March 782, #26 0 32 laps Oil radiator 0 March Engineering
0 Piercarlo Ghinzani March 782, #21 0 25 laps Throttle cable 0 Euroracing
0 Brian Henton March 782, #24 0 13 laps Battery 0 Brian Henton
0 Alain Prost Chevron B40, #4 0 6 laps Engine 0 Fred Opert Racing
0 Ingo Hoffmann March 782, #7 0 0 laps Accident 0 Project 4 Racing
0 Keke Rosberg Chevron B42, #14 0 0 Fred Opert Racing
0 Bernard De Dryver March 782, #31 0 0 laps Oil radiator 0 Bob Salisbury Racing
0 Sandro Cinotti Chevron B42, #41 0 0 laps Accident 0 Roloil Racing Team
0 Wolfgang Locher Ralt RT1, #50 0 0 laps Engine 0 Manfred Cassani
0 J David Briggs Chevron B42, #71 0 0 laps Accident 0 Briggs Racing Enterprises

Qualifying Results for the 1978 Pau Grand Prix on the Pau circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Brian Henton March 782, #24 1m 13.64s Brian Henton
2 Patrick Tambay Chevron B42, #2 1m 14.03s Chevron Cars
3 Bruno Giacomelli March 782, #8 1m 14.05s Polifac BMW Junior Team
4 Eddie Cheever March 782, #6 1m 14.09s Project 4 Racing
5 Alain Prost Chevron B40, #4 1m 14.14s Fred Opert Racing
6 Jacques Laffite March 782, #1 1m 14.21s Maublanc Racing Services
7 Derek Daly Chevron B42, #19 1m 14.23s Chevron Cars
8 Eje Elgh Chevron B42, #15 1m 14.44s Fred Opert Racing
9 Keke Rosberg Chevron B42, #14 1m 14.47s Fred Opert Racing
10 Piercarlo Ghinzani March 782, #21 1m 14.66s Euroracing
11 Alex Ribeiro March 782, #23 1m 14.74s Alex Ribeiro
12 Alberto Colombo March 782, #25 1m 14.83s Sanremo Racing
13 Roberto Marazzi March 782, #28 1m 14.93s Sanremo Racing
14 Ingo Hoffmann March 782, #7 1m 15.02s Project 4 Racing
15 Marc Surer March 782, #9 1m 15.05s Polifac BMW Junior Team
16 Piero Necchi March 782, #39 1m 15.08s Astra Racing
17 José Dolhem AGS JH15, #49 1m 15.27s Sol-Amor GPA Motul
18 Ricardo Zunino March 782, #26 1m 15.28s March Engineering
19 Manfred Winkelhock March 782, #10 1m 15.44s Polifac BMW Junior Team
20 Don Breidenbach Chevron B42, #77 1m 16.24s Briggs Racing Enterprises
21 Bernard De Dryver March 782, #31 1m 16.31s Bob Salisbury Racing
22 J David Briggs Chevron B42, #71 1m 16.58s Briggs Racing Enterprises
23 Wolfgang Locher Ralt RT1, #50 1m 16.61s Manfred Cassani
24 Sandro Cinotti Chevron B42, #41 1m 17.9s Roloil Racing Team

List of all cars for the 1978 Pau Grand Prix on the Pau circuit