January 15, 1978 Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez | Lap distance 5.968 km

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Pos Points No Driver Car Engine Tyres Laps Race Time Delay Qualifying Fastest Lap
1 9 5 Mario Andretti (USA) Team Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 52 1:37'04.47   1 1'47.75 7 1'50.95 (12)
2 6 1 Niki Lauda (AUT) Brabham BT45C Alfa Romeo 115-12 Goodyear 52 1:37'17.68 +13.21 5 1'48.70 6 1'50.94 (50)
3 4 4 Patrick Depailler (FRA) Tyrrell 008 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 52 1:37'18.11 +13.64 10 1'49.69 2 1'50.06 (2)
4 3 7 James Hunt (GBR) McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 52 1:37'20.52 +16.05 6 1'48.72 3 1'50.58 (44)
5 2 6 Ronnie Peterson (SWE) Team Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 52 1:38'19.32 +1'14.85 3 1'48.39 12 1'52.16 (20)
6 1 8 Patrick Tambay (FRA) McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 52 1:38'24.37 +1'19.90 9 1'49.47 8 1'51.09 (47)
7   11 Carlos Reutemann (ARG) Ferrari 312T2 Ferrari 312B Michelin 52 1:38'27.07 +1'22.60 2 1'47.84 5 1'50.93 (46)
8   12 Gilles Villeneuve (CAN) Ferrari 312T2 Ferrari 312B Michelin 52 1:38'43.35 +1'38.88 7 1'48.97 1 1'49.76 (3)
9   14 Emerson Fittipaldi (BRA) Fittipaldi F5A Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 52 1:38'45.07 +1'40.60 17 1'50.82 13 1'52.47 (51)
10   20 Jody Scheckter (RSA) Wolf WR1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 52 1:38'47.97 +1'43.50 15 1'50.35 4 1'50.75 (3)
11   9 Jochen Mass (GER) ATS HS1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 52 1:38'53.54 +1'49.07 13 1'50.06 17 1'52.75 (46)
12   10 Jean-Pierre Jarier (FRA) ATS HS1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 51   +1 lap 11 1'49.77 15 1'52.69 (42)
13   30 Brett Lunger (USA) McLaren M23 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 51   +1 lap 24 1'52.27 14 1'52.55 (47)
14   3 Didier Pironi (FRA) Tyrrell 008 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 51   +1 lap 23 1'51.99 11 1'51.83 (3)
15   17 Clay Regazzoni (SUI) Shadow DN8 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 51   +1 lap 16 1'50.45 19 1'52.77 (20)
16   26 Jacques Laffite (FRA) Ligier JS7 Matra MS76 Goodyear 50   +2 laps 8 1'49.13 10 1'51.72 (43)
17   16 Hans-Joachim Stuck (GER) Shadow DN8 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 50   +2 laps 18 1'51.16 24 1'54.54 (3)
18   19 Vittorio Brambilla (ITA) Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 50   +2 laps 12 1'49.91 20 1'52.92 (3)
Retirement
engine 2 John Watson (GBR) Brabham BT45C Alfa Romeo 115-12 Goodyear 41     4 1'48.42 9 1'51.38 (21)
fuel system 27 Alan Jones (AUS) Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 36     14 1'50.11 18 1'52.76 (23)
distributor 22 Danny Ongais (USA) Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 35     21 1'51.71 22 1'53.47 (26)
engine 23 Lamberto Leoni (ITA) Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 28     22 1'51.94 21 1'53.26 (15)
differential 37 Arturo Merzario (ITA) Merzario A1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 9     20 1'51.68 23 1'53.53 (3)
overheating 18 Rupert Keegan (GBR) Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 4     19 1'51.42 16 1'52.73 (2)
Not qualified
--   25 Hector Rebaque (MEX) Team Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1'52.52      
--   32 Eddie Cheever (USA) Theodore TR1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1'53.25      
--   24 Divina Galica (GBR) Hesketh 308E Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1'56.69