Statistics as of October 8, 1978

Mario Andretti at the first United States Grand Prix West
  • Mario Andretti
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 38 years 222 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1978 championship position 1
  • Career 1978
    Races 84 16
    Wins (Best) 12 6
    Poles (Best) 17 8
Ronnie Peterson
  • Ronnie Peterson
  • Nationality Sweden
  • Age 34 years 236 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1978 championship position 2
  • Career 1978
    Races 123 14
    Wins (Best) 10 2
    Poles (Best) 14 3
Carlos Reutemann in 1978
  • Carlos Reutemann
  • Nationality Argentina
  • Age 36 years 179 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1978 championship position 3
  • Career 1978
    Races 100 16
    Wins (Best) 9 4
    Poles (Best) 4 2
Niki Lauda
  • Niki Lauda
  • Nationality Austria
  • Age 29 years 228 days
  • Team Brabham
  • 1978 championship position 4
  • Career 1978
    Races 102 16
    Wins (Best) 17 2
    Poles (Best) 24 1
Patrick Depailler
  • Patrick Depailler
  • Nationality France
  • Age 34 years 60 days
  • Team Tyrrell
  • 1978 championship position 5
  • Career 1978
    Races 80 16
    Wins (Best) 1 1
    Poles (Best) 1 0 (5)
John Watson at the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix
  • John Watson
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 32 years 157 days
  • Team Brabham
  • 1978 championship position 6
  • Career 1978
    Races 79 16
    Wins (Best) 1 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 2 1
Jody Scheckter in 1978
  • Jody Scheckter
  • Nationality South Africa
  • Age 28 years 252 days
  • Team Wolf
  • 1978 championship position 7
  • Career 1978
    Races 84 16
    Wins (Best) 7 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 2 0 (2)
Jacques Laffite of Ligier at the 1977 Japanese Grand Prix
  • Jacques Laffite
  • Nationality France
  • Age 34 years 321 days
  • Team Ligier
  • 1978 championship position 8
  • Career 1978
    Races 66 16
    Wins (Best) 1 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 1 0 (5)
Gilles Villeneuve at his debut race
  • Gilles Villeneuve
  • Nationality Canada
  • Age 28 years 263 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1978 championship position 9
  • Career 1978
    Races 19 16
    Wins (Best) 1 1
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
Emerson Fittipaldi at the 1971 British Grand Prix
  • Emerson Fittipaldi
  • Nationality Brazil
  • Age 31 years 300 days
  • Team Fittipaldi
  • 1978 championship position 10
  • Career 1978
    Races 120 16
    Wins (Best) 14 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 6 0 (6)
Alan Jones 1980 world champion
  • Alan Jones
  • Nationality Australia
  • Age 31 years 340 days
  • Team Williams
  • 1978 championship position 11
  • Career 1978
    Races 52 16
    Wins (Best) 1 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
Riccardo Patrese of Williams Judd at the 1988 Brazilian Grand Prix
  • Riccardo Patrese
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 24 years 174 days
  • Team Arrows
  • 1978 championship position 12
  • Career 1978
    Races 23 14
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 0 (5) 0 (5)
James Hunt
  • James Hunt
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 31 years 40 days
  • Team McLaren
  • 1978 championship position 13
  • Career 1978
    Races 86 16
    Wins (Best) 10 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 14 0 (2)
Patrick Tambay of Ferrari at the 1983 European Grand Prix
  • Patrick Tambay
  • Nationality France
  • Age 29 years 105 days
  • Team McLaren
  • 1978 championship position 14
  • Career 1978
    Races 24 15
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
Tyrrell driver Didier Pironi during the 1978 Formula One World Championship
  • Didier Pironi
  • Nationality France
  • Age 26 years 196 days
  • Team Tyrrell
  • 1978 championship position 15
  • Career 1978
    Races 16 16
    Wins (Best) 0 (5) 0 (5)
    Poles (Best) 0 (9) 0 (9)
Clay Regazzoni at the 1977 South African Grand Prix
  • Clay Regazzoni
  • Nationality Switzerland
  • Age 39 years 33 days
  • Team Shadow
  • 1978 championship position 16
  • Career 1978
    Races 120 16
    Wins (Best) 4 0 (5)
    Poles (Best) 5 0 (15)
Jean-Pierre Jabouille of Renault at the 1978 South African Grand Prix
  • Jean-Pierre Jabouille
  • Nationality France
  • Age 36 years 7 days
  • Team Renault
  • 1978 championship position 17
  • Career 1978
    Races 22 14
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
Hans Stuck
  • Hans-Joachim Stuck
  • Nationality Germany
  • Age 27 years 280 days
  • Team Shadow
  • 1978 championship position 18
  • Career 1978
    Races 66 16
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (5)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (8)
Monza resident Vittorio Brambilla arrives at the circuit
  • Vittorio Brambilla
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 40 years 331 days
  • Team Surtees
  • 1978 championship position 19
  • Career 1978
    Races 74 14
    Wins (Best) 1 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 1 0 (12)
Derek Daly
  • Derek Daly
  • Nationality Ireland
  • Age 25 years 211 days
  • Team Ensign/Hesketh
  • 1978 championship position 20
  • Career 1978
    Races 10 10
    Wins (Best) 0 (6) 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 0 (15) 0 (15)
Hector Rebaque
  • Hector Rebaque
  • Nationality Mexico
  • Age 22 years 245 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1978 championship position 21
  • Career 1978
    Races 22 16
    Wins (Best) 0 (6) 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 0 (18) 0 (18)
  • Brett Lunger
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 32 years 328 days
  • Team Ensign/McLaren
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 43 15
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (7)
    Poles (Best) 0 (13) 0 (13)
  • Bruno Giacomelli
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 26 years 28 days
  • Team McLaren
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 6 5
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (7)
    Poles (Best) 0 (15) 0 (16)
Jochen Mass of McLaren, at the 1977 Formula One South African Grand Prix
  • Jochen Mass
  • Nationality Germany
  • Age 32 years 8 days
  • Team ATS
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 76 13
    Wins (Best) 1 0 (7)
    Poles (Best) 0 (4) 0 (13)
Jean-Pierre Jarier of Ligier at the 1977 Japanese Grand Prix
  • Jean-Pierre Jarier
  • Nationality France
  • Age 32 years 90 days
  • Team ATS/Team Lotus
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 76 8
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (8)
    Poles (Best) 3 1
Ferrari's Rene Arnoux at the 1984 world championship
  • René Arnoux
  • Nationality France
  • Age 30 years 96 days
  • Team Martini/Surtees
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 9 9
    Wins (Best) 0 (9) 0 (9)
    Poles (Best) 0 (16) 0 (16)
  • Rolf Stommelen
  • Nationality Germany
  • Age 35 years 89 days
  • Team Arrows
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 62 14
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (9)
    Poles (Best) 0 (7) 0 (17)
Nelson Piquet Formula One World Championship, 1987
  • Nelson Piquet
  • Nationality Brazil
  • Age 26 years 52 days
  • Team Brabham/Ensign/McLaren
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 5 5
    Wins (Best) 0 (9) 0 (9)
    Poles (Best) 0 (14) 0 (14)
Keke Rosberg Formula One World Champion - 1986
  • Keke Rosberg
  • Nationality Finland
  • Age 29 years 306 days
  • Team ATS/Theodore/Wolf
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 14 14
    Wins (Best) 0 (10) 0 (10)
    Poles (Best) 0 (15) 0 (15)
  • Harald Ertl
  • Nationality Austria
  • Age 30 years 38 days
  • Team ATS/Ensign
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 27 4
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (11)
    Poles (Best) 0 (17) 0 (23)
  • Rupert Keegan
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 23 years 222 days
  • Team Surtees
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 25 13
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (11)
    Poles (Best) 0 (13) 0 (18)
Jacky Ickx of Lotus at the 1974 Belgian Grand Prix
  • Jacky Ickx
  • Nationality Belgium
  • Age 33 years 280 days
  • Team Ensign
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 112 4
    Wins (Best) 8 0 (12)
    Poles (Best) 13 0 (16)
Bobby Rahal
  • Bobby Rahal
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 25 years 271 days
  • Team Wolf
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 2 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (12) 0 (12)
    Poles (Best) 0 (20) 0 (20)
  • Hans Binder
  • Nationality Austria
  • Age 30 years 118 days
  • Team ATS
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 15 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (8) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (18) 0 (0)
  • Michael Bleekemolen
  • Nationality Netherlands
  • Age 29 years 6 days
  • Team ATS
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 5 4
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (25) 0 (25)
Eddie Cheever makes his F1 debut at the 1978 Argentinean Grand Prix
  • Eddie Cheever
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 20 years 271 days
  • Team Hesketh/Theodore
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 3 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (25) 0 (25)
  • Alberto Colombo
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 32 years 227 days
  • Team ATS/Merzario
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 3 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  • Carlo Franchi
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 40 years 280 days
  • Team Surtees
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Beppe Gabbiani drove for Osella
  • Beppe Gabbiani
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 21 years 279 days
  • Team Surtees
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 2 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Divina Galica of Hesketh at the 1978 Argentinean Grand Prix
  • Divina Galica
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 32 years 56 days
  • Team Hesketh
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 3 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Geoff Lees
  • Geoff Lees
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 27 years 160 days
  • Team Ensign
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  • Lamberto Leoni
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 25 years 137 days
  • Team Ensign
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 5 4
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (17) 0 (17)
Arturo Merzario
  • Arturo Merzario
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 35 years 211 days
  • Team Merzario
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 70 16
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (20)
  • Danny Ongais
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 36 years 140 days
  • Team Ensign/Shadow
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 6 4
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (21) 0 (21)
  • Tony Trimmer
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 35 years 257 days
  • Team McLaren
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 6 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  • Emilio de Villota
  • Nationality Spain
  • Age 32 years 74 days
  • Team McLaren
  • 1978 championship position -
  • Career 1978
    Races 9 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (13) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (23) 0 (0)