February 4, 1979 Autódromo José Carlos Pace | Lap distance 7.874 km

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Pos Points No Driver Car Engine Tyres Laps Race Time Delay Qualifying Fastest Lap
1 9 26 Jacques Laffite (FRA) Ligier JS11 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 40 2:40'09.64   1 1:02'23.07 1 1:02'28.76 (23)
2 6 25 Patrick Depailler (FRA) Ligier JS11 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 40 2:40'14.92 +1:00'05.28 2 1:02'23.99 2 1:02'29.40  
3 4 2 Carlos Reutemann (ARG) Team Lotus 79 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 40 2:40'53.78 +1:00'44.14 3 1:02'24.15 7 1:02'30.57  
4 3 3 Didier Pironi (FRA) Tyrrell 009 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 40 2:41'35.52 +1:01'25.88 8 1:02'25.16 8 1:02'30.88  
5 2 12 Gilles Villeneuve (CAN) Ferrari 312T3 Ferrari 312B Michelin 39   +1 lap 5 1:02'24.34 6 1:02'30.54  
6 1 11 Jody Scheckter (RSA) Ferrari 312T3 Ferrari 312B Michelin 39   +1 lap 6 1:02'24.48 5 1:02'30.44  
7   30 Jochen Mass (GER) Arrows A1B Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 39   +1 lap 19 1:02'29.42 12 1:02'33.03  
8   7 John Watson (GBR) McLaren M28 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 39   +1 lap 14 1:02'27.82 11 1:02'32.95  
9   29 Riccardo Patrese (ITA) Arrows A1B Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 39   +1 lap 16 1:02'28.08 14 1:02'33.64  
10   15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille (FRA) Renault RS01 Renault EF1 Michelin 39   +1 lap 7 1:02'24.85 3 1:02'29.97  
11   14 Emerson Fittipaldi (BRA) Fittipaldi F5A Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 39   +1 lap 9 1:02'26.35 4 1:02'30.39  
12   18 Elio de Angelis (ITA) Shadow DN9 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 39   +1 lap 20 1:02'30.29 17 1:02'34.34  
13   22 Derek Daly (IRL) Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 39   +1 lap 23 1:02'31.78 18 1:02'34.68  
14   17 Jan Lammers (NED) Shadow DN9 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 39   +1 lap 21 1:02'31.60 19 1:02'34.78  
15   28 Clay Regazzoni (SUI) Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 38   +2 laps 17 1:02'28.88 15 1:02'33.74  
Retirement
fuel system 27 Alan Jones (AUS) Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 33     13 1:02'27.67 13 1:02'33.19  
steering 9 Hans-Joachim Stuck (GER) ATS D2 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 31     24 1:02'32.27 21 1:02'35.53  
spun off 16 René Arnoux (FRA) Renault RS01 Renault EF1 Michelin 28     11 1:02'26.43 20 1:02'35.32  
steering 20 James Hunt (GBR) Wolf WR7 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 7     10 1:02'26.37 10 1:02'32.37  
collision 8 Patrick Tambay (FRA) McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 7     18 1:02'29.39 16 1:02'34.05  
gearbox 5 Niki Lauda (AUT) Brabham BT48 Alfa Romeo 1260 Goodyear 5     12 1:02'27.57 22 1:02'36.08  
accident 6 Nelson Piquet (BRA) Brabham BT48 Alfa Romeo 1260 Goodyear 5     22 1:02'31.64 9 1:02'32.19  
fuel leak 1 Mario Andretti (USA) Team Lotus 79 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 2     4 1:02'24.28 23 1:02'36.82  
Not started
electrical 4 Jean-Pierre Jarier (FRA) Tyrrell 009 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear       15 1:02'27.89      
Not qualified
--   31 Hector Rebaque (MEX) Team Lotus 79 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1:02'32.66      
--   24 Arturo Merzario (ITA) Merzario A1B Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1:02'34.08