January 29, 1978 Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet | Lap distance 5.031 km

Report | Articles (1) | Photos (2) | 1978 season

Pos Points No Driver Car Engine Tyres Laps Race Time Delay Qualifying Fastest Lap
1 9 11 Carlos Reutemann (ARG) Ferrari 312T2 Ferrari 312B Michelin 63 2:49'59.86   4 1:01'40.73 1 1:01'43.07 (35)
2 6 14 Emerson Fittipaldi (BRA) Fittipaldi F5A Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 63 2:50'48.99 +1:00'49.13 7 1:01'41.50 7 1:01'44.06  
3 4 1 Niki Lauda (AUT) Brabham BT45C Alfa Romeo 115-12 Goodyear 63 2:50'56.88 +1:00'57.02 10 1:01'42.08 3 1:01'43.57  
4 3 5 Mario Andretti (USA) Team Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 63 2:51'32.98 +1:01'33.12 3 1:01'40.62 4 1:01'43.81  
5 2 17 Clay Regazzoni (SUI) Shadow DN8 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 62   +1 lap 15 1:01'42.80 10 1:01'44.57  
6 1 3 Didier Pironi (FRA) Tyrrell 008 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 62   +1 lap 19 1:01'43.55 15 1:01'45.26  
7   9 Jochen Mass (GER) ATS HS1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 62   +1 lap 20 1:01'43.74 18 1:01'45.79  
8   2 John Watson (GBR) Brabham BT45C Alfa Romeo 115-12 Goodyear 61   +2 laps 21 1:01'43.75 14 1:01'45.01  
9   26 Jacques Laffite (FRA) Ligier JS7 Matra MS76 Goodyear 61   +2 laps 14 1:01'42.71 9 1:01'44.37  
10   36 Riccardo Patrese (ITA) Arrows FA1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 59   +4 laps 18 1:01'43.19 6 1:01'44.04  
11   27 Alan Jones (AUS) Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 58   +5 laps 8 1:01'41.87 2 1:01'43.25  
Retirement
physical 25 Hector Rebaque (MEX) Team Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 40     22 1:01'43.86 17 1:01'45.58  
spun off 12 Gilles Villeneuve (CAN) Ferrari 312T2 Ferrari 312B Michelin 35     6 1:01'40.97 5 1:01'43.94  
spun off 8 Patrick Tambay (FRA) McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 34     5 1:01'40.94 8 1:01'44.34  
spun off 7 James Hunt (GBR) McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 25     2 1:01'40.53 11 1:01'44.61  
fuel system 16 Hans-Joachim Stuck (GER) Shadow DN8 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 25     9 1:01'42.07 12 1:01'44.78  
accident 20 Jody Scheckter (RSA) Wolf WR1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 16     12 1:01'42.11 16 1:01'45.57  
collision 6 Ronnie Peterson (SWE) Team Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 15     1 1:01'40.45 13 1:01'44.80  
brakes 22 Danny Ongais (USA) Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 13     23 1:01'43.94 21 1:01'48.29  
overheating 30 Brett Lunger (USA) McLaren M23 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 11     13 1:01'42.65 19 1:01'46.02  
accident 4 Patrick Depailler (FRA) Tyrrell 008 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 8     11 1:01'42.10 20 1:01'46.38  
accident 18 Rupert Keegan (GBR) Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 5     24 1:01'44.20 21 1:01'48.29  
Not started
--   10 Jean-Pierre Jarier (FRA) ATS HS1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear       16 1:01'42.91      
transmission 23 Lamberto Leoni (ITA) Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear       17 1:01'43.19      
Not qualified
--   37 Arturo Merzario (ITA) Merzario A1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1:01'44.20      
--   32 Eddie Cheever (USA) Theodore TR1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1:01'44.28      
--   19 Vittorio Brambilla (ITA) Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1:01'44.66      
--   24 Divina Galica (GBR) Hesketh 308E Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1:01'46.79