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  • Japanese Grand Prix
  • Hunt wins but two die as Villeneuve crashes
  • October 23, 1977: Twelve months earlier James Hunt had secured the world championship with third place in a nail- biting end to the season. A year on and he won the final race in Japan, but with the title already Niki Lauda's it was a slightly hollow victory

  • Canadian Grand Prix
  • Scheckter wins in Lauda's absence
  • October 9, 1977: Jody Scheckter won the Canadian Grand Prix, but with the world title secured by Niki Lauda seven days earlier, it was a hollow victory, especially given Lauda's absence at Mosport Park

  • United States Grand Prix East
  • Lauda secures second title as Hunt wins
  • October 2, 1977: James Hunt won the USA Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, his second victory of the season, but Niki Lauda's fourth place was enough to clinch his second world championship

  • Italian Grand Prix
  • Andretti wins as Lauda moves to the brink
  • September 11, 1977: Mario Andretti wrapped up his third win of the season at the Italian Grand Prix but Niki Lauda's second place was enough to all but secure him his second world championship

  • Austrian Grand Prix
  • Jones secures first win for Shadow
  • August 14, 1977: Alan Jones recorded his first win at the Austrian Grand Prix, a result which also provided a welcome boost to the lesser-funded teams as it was Shadow's first victory

  • German Grand Prix
  • Lauda secures emotional victory on German return
  • July 31, 1977: Niki Lauda extended his lead in the world championship to ten points with an emotional win at the German Grand Prix exactly a year after he had almost died in a horrific accident in the same race. "I have finally killed off the ghost of that crash forever with this win," he said

  • French Grand Prix
  • Andretti prospers from Watson misfortune
  • July 3, 1977: Mario Andretti moved joint second, one point behind Niki Lauda, in the drivers' championship with victory at Dijon, his third win of the season in the impressive Lotus 78

  • Swedish Grand Prix
  • Late Andretti pit stop hands Laffite victory
  • June 19, 1977: The wide-open 1977 season continued in Sweden where Jacques Laffite won for Ligier - the sixth different winner in the eighth race of the season - with Jochen Mass taking his best result for McLaren in second place

  • Belgian Grand Prix
  • Nilsson secures maiden victory at Zolder
  • June 5, 1977: Twenty-eight year old Dane Gunnar Nilsson secured the only win of his tragically short Formula One career in the Belgian Grand Prix at a soggy Zolder

  • Monaco Grand Prix
  • Scheckter survives late scare to hold off Lauda
  • May 22, 1977: Jody Scheckter opened up a seven-point lead over Niki Lauda in the drivers' championship with victory in the Monaco Grand Prix, underlining the improvement the once-wild South African had made since his GP debut

  • Spanish Grand Prix
  • Back-to-back Andretti wins cut Scheckter's lead
  • May 8, 1977: Mario Andretti led throughout to record his second successive victory in the Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama, the new home of the race after the disastrous 1975 race at Montjuїc Park

  • United States Grand Prix West
  • Andretti capitalises on Scheckter's misfortune
  • April 3, 1977: Mario Andretti achieved a hugely popular victory at Long Beach, passing Jody Scheckter in the closing stages to complete his ambition of winning on home turf

  • South African Grand Prix
  • Pryce tragedy overshadows Lauda victory
  • March 5, 1977: Niki Lauda recorded his first victory since his horrific crash at the Nürburgring the previous summer, but the South African Grand Prix was overshadowed by the tragic death of the highly-rated young Welshman Tom Pryce

  • Argentine Grand Prix
  • Scheckter wins courtesy of Wolf's reliability
  • January 9, 1977: Jody Scheckter, who had left Tyrrell in the close season, won the Argentine Grand Prix on his debut for Wolf as James Hunt and Niki Lauda, the leading drivers in 1976, both failed to make a mark

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