Statistics as of October 7, 1979

Jody Scheckter in 1978
  • Jody Scheckter
  • Nationality South Africa
  • Age 29 years 251 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1979 championship position 1
  • Career 1979
    Races 99 15
    Wins (Best) 10 3
    Poles (Best) 3 1
Gilles Villeneuve at his debut race
  • Gilles Villeneuve
  • Nationality Canada
  • Age 29 years 262 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1979 championship position 2
  • Career 1979
    Races 34 15
    Wins (Best) 4 3
    Poles (Best) 1 1
Alan Jones 1980 world champion
  • Alan Jones
  • Nationality Australia
  • Age 32 years 339 days
  • Team Williams
  • 1979 championship position 3
  • Career 1979
    Races 67 15
    Wins (Best) 5 4
    Poles (Best) 3 3
Jacques Laffite of Ligier at the 1977 Japanese Grand Prix
  • Jacques Laffite
  • Nationality France
  • Age 35 years 320 days
  • Team Ligier
  • 1979 championship position 4
  • Career 1979
    Races 81 15
    Wins (Best) 3 2
    Poles (Best) 5 4
Clay Regazzoni at the 1977 South African Grand Prix
  • Clay Regazzoni
  • Nationality Switzerland
  • Age 40 years 32 days
  • Team Williams
  • 1979 championship position 5
  • Career 1979
    Races 135 15
    Wins (Best) 5 1
    Poles (Best) 5 0 (3)
Patrick Depailler
  • Patrick Depailler
  • Nationality France
  • Age 35 years 59 days
  • Team Ligier
  • 1979 championship position 6
  • Career 1979
    Races 87 7
    Wins (Best) 2 1
    Poles (Best) 1 0 (2)
Carlos Reutemann in 1978
  • Carlos Reutemann
  • Nationality Argentina
  • Age 37 years 178 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1979 championship position 7
  • Career 1979
    Races 115 15
    Wins (Best) 9 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 4 0 (2)
Ferrari's Rene Arnoux at the 1984 world championship
  • René Arnoux
  • Nationality France
  • Age 31 years 95 days
  • Team Renault
  • 1979 championship position 8
  • Career 1979
    Races 24 15
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 2 2
John Watson at the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix
  • John Watson
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 33 years 156 days
  • Team McLaren
  • 1979 championship position 9
  • Career 1979
    Races 94 15
    Wins (Best) 1 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 2 0 (6)
Tyrrell driver Didier Pironi during the 1978 Formula One World Championship
  • Didier Pironi
  • Nationality France
  • Age 27 years 195 days
  • Team Tyrrell
  • 1979 championship position 10
  • Career 1979
    Races 31 15
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 0 (6) 0 (6)
Jean-Pierre Jarier of Ligier at the 1977 Japanese Grand Prix
  • Jean-Pierre Jarier
  • Nationality France
  • Age 33 years 89 days
  • Team Tyrrell
  • 1979 championship position 11
  • Career 1979
    Races 89 13
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 3 0 (4)
Mario Andretti at the first United States Grand Prix West
  • Mario Andretti
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 39 years 221 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1979 championship position 12
  • Career 1979
    Races 99 15
    Wins (Best) 12 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 17 0 (4)
Jean-Pierre Jabouille of Renault at the 1978 South African Grand Prix
  • Jean-Pierre Jabouille
  • Nationality France
  • Age 37 years 6 days
  • Team Renault
  • 1979 championship position 13
  • Career 1979
    Races 37 15
    Wins (Best) 1 1
    Poles (Best) 4 4
Niki Lauda
  • Niki Lauda
  • Nationality Austria
  • Age 30 years 227 days
  • Team Brabham
  • 1979 championship position 14
  • Career 1979
    Races 116 14
    Wins (Best) 17 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 24 0 (4)
Elio de Angelis crashed in the Shadow
  • Elio de Angelis
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 21 years 195 days
  • Team Shadow
  • 1979 championship position 15
  • Career 1979
    Races 15 15
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (12) 0 (12)
Nelson Piquet Formula One World Championship, 1987
  • Nelson Piquet
  • Nationality Brazil
  • Age 27 years 51 days
  • Team Brabham
  • 1979 championship position 16
  • Career 1979
    Races 20 15
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
Jacky Ickx of Lotus at the 1974 Belgian Grand Prix
  • Jacky Ickx
  • Nationality Belgium
  • Age 34 years 279 days
  • Team Ligier
  • 1979 championship position 17
  • Career 1979
    Races 120 8
    Wins (Best) 8 0 (5)
    Poles (Best) 13 0 (11)
Jochen Mass of McLaren, at the 1977 Formula One South African Grand Prix
  • Jochen Mass
  • Nationality Germany
  • Age 33 years 7 days
  • Team Arrows
  • 1979 championship position 18
  • Career 1979
    Races 91 15
    Wins (Best) 1 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 0 (4) 0 (8)
Hans Stuck
  • Hans-Joachim Stuck
  • Nationality Germany
  • Age 28 years 279 days
  • Team ATS
  • 1979 championship position 19
  • Career 1979
    Races 81 15
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (5)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (12)
Riccardo Patrese of Williams Judd at the 1988 Brazilian Grand Prix
  • Riccardo Patrese
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 25 years 173 days
  • Team Arrows
  • 1979 championship position 20
  • Career 1979
    Races 38 15
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (5)
    Poles (Best) 0 (5) 0 (9)
Emerson Fittipaldi at the 1971 British Grand Prix
  • Emerson Fittipaldi
  • Nationality Brazil
  • Age 32 years 299 days
  • Team Fittipaldi
  • 1979 championship position 21
  • Career 1979
    Races 135 15
    Wins (Best) 14 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 6 0 (9)
Hector Rebaque
  • Hector Rebaque
  • Nationality Mexico
  • Age 23 years 244 days
  • Team Rebaque/Team Lotus
  • 1979 championship position -
  • Career 1979
    Races 36 14
    Wins (Best) 0 (6) 0 (7)
    Poles (Best) 0 (15) 0 (15)
Patrick Tambay of Ferrari at the 1983 European Grand Prix
  • Patrick Tambay
  • Nationality France
  • Age 30 years 104 days
  • Team McLaren
  • 1979 championship position -
  • Career 1979
    Races 39 15
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (7)
    Poles (Best) 0 (4) 0 (9)
Geoff Lees
  • Geoff Lees
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 28 years 159 days
  • Team Tyrrell
  • 1979 championship position -
  • Career 1979
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (7)
    Poles (Best) 0 (16) 0 (16)
Ricardo Zunino
  • Ricardo Zunino
  • Nationality Argentina
  • Age 30 years 177 days
  • Team Brabham
  • 1979 championship position -
  • Career 1979
    Races 2 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (7)
    Poles (Best) 0 (9) 0 (9)
Derek Daly
  • Derek Daly
  • Nationality Ireland
  • Age 26 years 210 days
  • Team Ensign/Tyrrell
  • 1979 championship position -
  • Career 1979
    Races 20 10
    Wins (Best) 0 (6) 0 (8)
    Poles (Best) 0 (11) 0 (11)
James Hunt
  • James Hunt
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 32 years 39 days
  • Team Wolf
  • 1979 championship position -
  • Career 1979
    Races 93 7
    Wins (Best) 10 0 (8)
    Poles (Best) 14 0 (8)
Jan Lammers of Theodore at the 1982 Dutch Grand Prix.
  • Jan Lammers
  • Nationality Netherlands
  • Age 23 years 127 days
  • Team Shadow
  • 1979 championship position -
  • Career 1979
    Races 15 15
    Wins (Best) 0 (9) 0 (9)
    Poles (Best) 0 (14) 0 (14)
Keke Rosberg Formula One World Champion - 1986
  • Keke Rosberg
  • Nationality Finland
  • Age 30 years 305 days
  • Team Wolf
  • 1979 championship position -
  • Career 1979
    Races 22 8
    Wins (Best) 0 (9) 0 (9)
    Poles (Best) 0 (8) 0 (8)
Monza resident Vittorio Brambilla arrives at the circuit
  • Vittorio Brambilla
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 41 years 330 days
  • Team Alfa Romeo
  • 1979 championship position -
  • Career 1979
    Races 77 3
    Wins (Best) 1 0 (12)
    Poles (Best) 1 0 (18)
  • Patrick Gaillard
  • Nationality France
  • Age 27 years 237 days
  • Team Ensign
  • 1979 championship position -
  • Career 1979
    Races 5 5
    Wins (Best) 0 (13) 0 (13)
    Poles (Best) 0 (23) 0 (23)
  • Bruno Giacomelli
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 27 years 27 days
  • Team Alfa Romeo
  • 1979 championship position -
  • Career 1979
    Races 10 4
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (17)
    Poles (Best) 0 (14) 0 (14)
The podium for the International Formula 3 race in Austria won by Gianfranco Brancatelli
  • Gianfranco Brancatelli
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 29 years 262 days
  • Team Kauhsen/Merzario
  • 1979 championship position -
  • Career 1979
    Races 3 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Arturo Merzario
  • Arturo Merzario
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 36 years 210 days
  • Team Merzario
  • 1979 championship position -
  • Career 1979
    Races 84 14
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (22)
  • Alex Ribeiro
  • Nationality Brazil
  • Age 30 years 334 days
  • Team Fittipaldi
  • 1979 championship position -
  • Career 1979
    Races 20 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (8) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (17) 0 (0)
Marc Surer of Theodore,  1981 Formula One World Championship.
  • Marc Surer
  • Nationality Switzerland
  • Age 28 years 19 days
  • Team Ensign
  • 1979 championship position -
  • Career 1979
    Races 3 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (21) 0 (21)