January 29, 1978 Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet | Lap distance 5.031 km

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Pos Points No Driver Car Engine Tyres Laps Race Time Delay Qualifying Fastest Lap
1 9 11 Carlos Reutemann (ARG) Ferrari 312T2 Ferrari 312B Michelin 63 1:49'59.86   4 1'40.73 1 1'43.07 (35)
2 6 14 Emerson Fittipaldi (BRA) Fittipaldi F5A Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 63 1:50'48.99 +49.13 7 1'41.50 7 1'44.06  
3 4 1 Niki Lauda (AUT) Brabham BT45C Alfa Romeo 115-12 Goodyear 63 1:50'56.88 +57.02 10 1'42.08 3 1'43.57  
4 3 5 Mario Andretti (USA) Team Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 63 1:51'32.98 +1'33.12 3 1'40.62 4 1'43.81  
5 2 17 Clay Regazzoni (SUI) Shadow DN8 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 62   +1 lap 15 1'42.80 10 1'44.57  
6 1 3 Didier Pironi (FRA) Tyrrell 008 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 62   +1 lap 19 1'43.55 15 1'45.26  
7   9 Jochen Mass (GER) ATS HS1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 62   +1 lap 20 1'43.74 18 1'45.79  
8   2 John Watson (GBR) Brabham BT45C Alfa Romeo 115-12 Goodyear 61   +2 laps 21 1'43.75 14 1'45.01  
9   26 Jacques Laffite (FRA) Ligier JS7 Matra MS76 Goodyear 61   +2 laps 14 1'42.71 9 1'44.37  
10   36 Riccardo Patrese (ITA) Arrows FA1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 59   +4 laps 18 1'43.19 6 1'44.04  
11   27 Alan Jones (AUS) Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 58   +5 laps 8 1'41.87 2 1'43.25  
Retirement
physical 25 Hector Rebaque (MEX) Team Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 40     22 1'43.86 17 1'45.58  
spun off 12 Gilles Villeneuve (CAN) Ferrari 312T2 Ferrari 312B Michelin 35     6 1'40.97 5 1'43.94  
spun off 8 Patrick Tambay (FRA) McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 34     5 1'40.94 8 1'44.34  
spun off 7 James Hunt (GBR) McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 25     2 1'40.53 11 1'44.61  
fuel system 16 Hans-Joachim Stuck (GER) Shadow DN8 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 25     9 1'42.07 12 1'44.78  
accident 20 Jody Scheckter (RSA) Wolf WR1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 16     12 1'42.11 16 1'45.57  
collision 6 Ronnie Peterson (SWE) Team Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 15     1 1'40.45 13 1'44.80  
brakes 22 Danny Ongais (USA) Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 13     23 1'43.94 21 1'48.29  
overheating 30 Brett Lunger (USA) McLaren M23 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 11     13 1'42.65 19 1'46.02  
accident 4 Patrick Depailler (FRA) Tyrrell 008 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 8     11 1'42.10 20 1'46.38  
accident 18 Rupert Keegan (GBR) Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 5     24 1'44.20 21 1'48.29  
Not started
--   10 Jean-Pierre Jarier (FRA) ATS HS1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear       16 1'42.91      
transmission 23 Lamberto Leoni (ITA) Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear       17 1'43.19      
Not qualified
--   37 Arturo Merzario (ITA) Merzario A1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1'44.20      
--   32 Eddie Cheever (USA) Theodore TR1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1'44.28      
--   19 Vittorio Brambilla (ITA) Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1'44.66      
--   24 Divina Galica (GBR) Hesketh 308E Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1'46.79