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 1:40'09.64   1 2'23.07 1 2'28.76 (23)
2 6 25 Patrick Depailler (FRA) Ligier JS11 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 40 1:40'14.92 +5.28 2 2'23.99 2 2'29.40  
3 4 2 Carlos Reutemann (ARG) Team Lotus 79 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 40 1:40'53.78 +44.14 3 2'24.15 7 2'30.57  
4 3 3 Didier Pironi (FRA) Tyrrell 009 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 40 1:41'35.52 +1'25.88 8 2'25.16 8 2'30.88  
5 2 12 Gilles Villeneuve (CAN) Ferrari 312T3 Ferrari 312B Michelin 39   +1 lap 5 2'24.34 6 2'30.54  
6 1 11 Jody Scheckter (RSA) Ferrari 312T3 Ferrari 312B Michelin 39   +1 lap 6 2'24.48 5 2'30.44  
7   30 Jochen Mass (GER) Arrows A1B Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 39   +1 lap 19 2'29.42 12 2'33.03  
8   7 John Watson (GBR) McLaren M28 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 39   +1 lap 14 2'27.82 11 2'32.95  
9   29 Riccardo Patrese (ITA) Arrows A1B Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 39   +1 lap 16 2'28.08 14 2'33.64  
10   15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille (FRA) Renault RS01 Renault EF1 Michelin 39   +1 lap 7 2'24.85 3 2'29.97  
11   14 Emerson Fittipaldi (BRA) Fittipaldi F5A Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 39   +1 lap 9 2'26.35 4 2'30.39  
12   18 Elio de Angelis (ITA) Shadow DN9 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 39   +1 lap 20 2'30.29 17 2'34.34  
13   22 Derek Daly (IRL) Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 39   +1 lap 23 2'31.78 18 2'34.68  
14   17 Jan Lammers (NED) Shadow DN9 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 39   +1 lap 21 2'31.60 19 2'34.78  
15   28 Clay Regazzoni (SUI) Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 38   +2 laps 17 2'28.88 15 2'33.74  
Retirement
fuel system 27 Alan Jones (AUS) Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 33     13 2'27.67 13 2'33.19  
steering 9 Hans-Joachim Stuck (GER) ATS D2 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 31     24 2'32.27 21 2'35.53  
spun off 16 René Arnoux (FRA) Renault RS01 Renault EF1 Michelin 28     11 2'26.43 20 2'35.32  
steering 20 James Hunt (GBR) Wolf WR7 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 7     10 2'26.37 10 2'32.37  
collision 8 Patrick Tambay (FRA) McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 7     18 2'29.39 16 2'34.05  
gearbox 5 Niki Lauda (AUT) Brabham BT48 Alfa Romeo 1260 Goodyear 5     12 2'27.57 22 2'36.08  
accident 6 Nelson Piquet (BRA) Brabham BT48 Alfa Romeo 1260 Goodyear 5     22 2'31.64 9 2'32.19  
fuel leak 1 Mario Andretti (USA) Team Lotus 79 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 2     4 2'24.28 23 2'36.82  
Not started
electrical 4 Jean-Pierre Jarier (FRA) Tyrrell 009 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear       15 2'27.89      
Not qualified
--   31 Hector Rebaque (MEX) Team Lotus 79 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         2'32.66      
--   24 Arturo Merzario (ITA) Merzario A1B Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         2'34.08