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

1978 Rome Grand Prix

1978 Rome Grand Prix is 136th Formula 2 race. Passed at the Vallelunga circuit. Bruno Giacomelli won the pole position, Derek Daly won this race. Bruno Giacomelli and Piero Necchi also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 65 laps (208 km).

Previous race: 1978 Mugello F2
Next race: 1978 Rouen Grand Prix
Race Start: 4th June 1978

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1978 Rome Grand Prix

2nd victory for the Chevron Cars team
2nd victory for the Derek Daly
2nd podium for the Derek Daly
8th podium for the Bruno Giacomelli
1st podium for the Piero Necchi

1978 Rome Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Derek Daly Chevron B42, #19 9 1h 17m 12.2s 0 Chevron Cars
2 Bruno Giacomelli March 782, #8 6 1h 17m 13.2s 0 Polifac BMW Junior Team
3 Piero Necchi March 782, #39 4 1h 17m 15s 0 Astra Racing
4 Manfred Winkelhock March 782, #10 3 1h 17m 47.4s 0 Polifac BMW Junior Team
5 Beppe Gabbiani Chevron B42, #11 2 1h 17m 47.7s 0 Trivellato Racing Team
6 Ricardo Zunino March 782, #26 1 1h 17m 48.5s 0 March Engineering
7 Piercarlo Ghinzani March 782, #21 0 1h 18m 6.1s 0 Euroracing
8 Brian Henton March 782, #24 0 1h 18m 9.3s 0 Brian Henton
9 Marc Surer March 782, #9 0 64 laps 0 Polifac BMW Junior Team
10 Elio De Angelis Chevron B42, #18 0 64 laps 0 Minardi Team
11 J David Briggs Chevron B42, #71 0 64 laps 0 Briggs Racing Enterprises
12 Don Breidenbach Chevron B42, #77 0 63 laps 0 Briggs Racing Enterprises
13 Miguel Angel Guerra Chevron B40, #17 0 62 laps 0 Minardi Team
14 Wolfgang Locher Ralt RT1, #50 0 62 laps 0 Manfred Cassani
0 Alex Ribeiro March 782, #23 0 53 laps Not classified 0 Alex Ribeiro
0 Roberto Marazzi March 782, #28 0 23 laps Accident 0 Sanremo Racing
0 Sandro Cinotti Chevron B42, #41 0 23 laps Accident 0 Roloil Racing Team
0 Eddie Cheever March 782, #6 0 21 laps Accident damage 0 Project 4 Racing
0 Keke Rosberg Chevron B42, #14 0 18 laps Accident 0 Fred Opert Racing
0 Rad Dougall March 782, #37 0 9 laps Accident damage 0 Toleman Group Motorsport
0 Jean-Pierre Jarier March 782, #1 0 2 laps Engine 0 Maublanc Racing Services
0 Ingo Hoffmann March 782, #7 0 0 laps Accident 0 Project 4 Racing
0 Giancarlo Martini Chevron B42, #4 0 0 laps 0 Chevron Cars
0 Giacomo Agostini Chevron B42, #12 0 0 laps 0 Trivellato Racing Team
0 Eje Elgh Chevron B42, #15 0 0 laps 0 Fred Opert Racing
0 Boy Hayje Chevron B42, #16 0 0 laps 0 Fred Opert Racing
0 Bernard De Dryver March 782, #31 0 0 laps 0 Bob Salisbury Racing
0 Pierre Maublanc March 782, #35 0 0 laps Not classified 0 Maublanc Racing Services
0 Carlo Giorgio March 742, #42 0 0 laps Accident damage 0 Carlo Giorgio
0 Ariel Bakst Ralt RT1, #45 0 0 laps Accident 0 Heine Mader Racing
0 Giancarlo Naddeo Martini MK22, #53 0 0 laps Accident 0 Giancarlo Naddeo
0 Gaudenzio Mantova March 772, #54 0 0 laps Engine 0 Gaudenzio Mantova
0 Sergio Mingotti March 772, #55 0 0 laps Accident 0 Sergio Mingotti
0 Walter Raus, Gerard Pillon March 762, #78 0 0 laps Accident damage 0 OASC Racing Team

Qualifying Results for the 1978 Rome Grand Prix on the Vallelunga circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Bruno Giacomelli March 782, #8 1m 8.48s Polifac BMW Junior Team
2 Piero Necchi March 782, #39 1m 8.91s Astra Racing
3 Marc Surer March 782, #9 1m 9.03s Polifac BMW Junior Team
4 Derek Daly Chevron B42, #19 1m 9.11s Chevron Cars
5 Brian Henton March 782, #24 1m 9.24s Brian Henton
6 Eddie Cheever March 782, #6 1m 9.25s Project 4 Racing
7 Ingo Hoffmann March 782, #7 1m 9.6s Project 4 Racing
8 Keke Rosberg Chevron B42, #14 1m 9.96s Fred Opert Racing
9 Elio De Angelis Chevron B42, #18 1m 9.97s Minardi Team
10 Roberto Marazzi March 782, #28 1m 10s Sanremo Racing
11 Rad Dougall March 782, #37 1m 10.14s Toleman Group Motorsport
12 Manfred Winkelhock March 782, #10 1m 10.26s Polifac BMW Junior Team
13 Alex Ribeiro March 782, #23 1m 10.29s Alex Ribeiro
14 Jean-Pierre Jarier March 782, #1 1m 10.33s Maublanc Racing Services
15 Piercarlo Ghinzani March 782, #21 1m 10.35s Euroracing
16 Ricardo Zunino March 782, #26 1m 10.44s March Engineering
17 J David Briggs Chevron B42, #71 1m 10.47s Briggs Racing Enterprises
18 Beppe Gabbiani Chevron B42, #11 1m 10.49s Trivellato Racing Team
19 Don Breidenbach Chevron B42, #77 1m 10.84s Briggs Racing Enterprises
20 Miguel Angel Guerra Chevron B40, #17 1m 10.94s Minardi Team
21 Sandro Cinotti Chevron B42, #41 1m 11.08s Roloil Racing Team
22 Wolfgang Locher Ralt RT1, #50 1m 11.08s Manfred Cassani
23 Eje Elgh Chevron B42, #15 1m 11.1s Fred Opert Racing
24 Giancarlo Martini Chevron B42, #4 1m 11.2s Chevron Cars
25 Giancarlo Naddeo Martini MK22, #53 1m 11.35s Giancarlo Naddeo
26 Boy Hayje Chevron B42, #16 1m 11.43s Fred Opert Racing
27 Bernard De Dryver March 782, #31 1m 11.54s Bob Salisbury Racing
28 Ariel Bakst Ralt RT1, #45 1m 11.78s Heine Mader Racing
29 Carlo Giorgio March 742, #42 1m 11.79s Carlo Giorgio
30 Walter Raus March 762, #78 1m 12s OASC Racing Team
31 Gaudenzio Mantova March 772, #54 1m 12.21s Gaudenzio Mantova
32 Giacomo Agostini Chevron B42, #12 1m 13.03s Trivellato Racing Team
33 Gerard Pillon March 782, #79 1m 14.17s Gerard Pillon
34 Sergio Mingotti, Pierre Maublanc March 772, #55 1m 14.64s Sergio Mingotti

List of all cars for the 1978 Rome Grand Prix on the Vallelunga circuit

Martini MK22

Renault

Chevron B42

Ferrari