March 4, 1978 Kyalami | Lap distance 4.104 km

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Pos Points No Driver Car Engine Tyres Laps Race Time Delay Qualifying Fastest Lap
1 9 6 Ronnie Peterson (SWE) Team Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 78 2:42'15.767   11 1:01'15.94 4 1:01'17.35  
2 6 4 Patrick Depailler (FRA) Tyrrell 008 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 78 2:42'16.233 +1:00'00.466 12 1:01'15.97 3 1:01'17.29  
3 4 2 John Watson (GBR) Brabham BT46 Alfa Romeo 115-12 Goodyear 78 2:42'20.209 +1:00'04.442 10 1:01'15.62 5 1:01'17.39  
4 3 27 Alan Jones (AUS) Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 78 2:42'54.753 +1:00'38.986 18 1:01'17.16 7 1:01'17.48  
5 2 26 Jacques Laffite (FRA) Ligier JS7/9 Matra MS78 Goodyear 78 2:43'24.985 +1:01'09.218 14 1:01'16.40 13 1:01'17.96  
6 1 3 Didier Pironi (FRA) Tyrrell 008 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 77   +1 lap 13 1:01'16.38 18 1:01'18.45  
7   5 Mario Andretti (USA) Team Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 77   +1 lap 2 1:01'14.90 1 1:01'17.09 (2)
8   10 Jean-Pierre Jarier (FRA) ATS HS1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 77   +1 lap 17 1:01'17.12 12 1:01'17.93  
9   36 Rolf Stommelen (GER) Arrows FA1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 77   +1 lap 21 1:01'17.49 10 1:01'17.86  
10   25 Hector Rebaque (MEX) Team Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 77   +1 lap 22 1:01'17.50 24 1:01'19.53  
11   30 Brett Lunger (USA) McLaren M23 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 76   +2 laps 19 1:01'17.30 14 1:01'18.11  
12   19 Vittorio Brambilla (ITA) Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 76   +2 laps 20 1:01'17.32 23 1:01'19.34  
Retirement
engine 35 Riccardo Patrese (ITA) Arrows FA1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 63     7 1:01'15.48 2 1:01'17.15  
spun off 20 Jody Scheckter (RSA) Wolf WR1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 59     5 1:01'15.32 9 1:01'17.51  
accident 8 Patrick Tambay (FRA) McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 56     4 1:01'15.30 11 1:01'17.89  
oil leak 12 Gilles Villeneuve (CAN) Ferrari 312T3 Ferrari 312B Michelin 55     8 1:01'15.50 17 1:01'18.29  
spun off 11 Carlos Reutemann (ARG) Ferrari 312T3 Ferrari 312B Michelin 55     9 1:01'15.52 15 1:01'18.13  
engine 1 Niki Lauda (AUT) Brabham BT46 Alfa Romeo 115-12 Goodyear 52     1 1:01'14.65 6 1:01'17.43  
engine 18 Rupert Keegan (GBR) Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 52     23 1:01'17.57 22 1:01'19.29  
engine 9 Jochen Mass (GER) ATS HS1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 43     16 1:01'16.60 20 1:01'18.63  
suspension 37 Arturo Merzario (ITA) Merzario A1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 39     26 1:01'18.15 26 1:01'20.27  
engine 15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille (FRA) Renault RS01 Renault EF1 Michelin 38     6 1:01'15.36 15 1:01'18.13  
clutch 32 Keke Rosberg (FIN) Theodore TR1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 15     24 1:01'17.62 25 1:01'19.55  
transmission 14 Emerson Fittipaldi (BRA) Fittipaldi F5A Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 9     15 1:01'16.47 21 1:01'18.72  
oil leak 24 Eddie Cheever (USA) Hesketh 308E Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 8     25 1:01'17.83 19 1:01'18.50  
engine 7 James Hunt (GBR) McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 5     3 1:01'15.14 8 1:01'17.49  
Not qualified
--   31 René Arnoux (FRA) Martini MK23 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1:01'18.21      
--   17 Clay Regazzoni (SUI) Shadow DN8 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1:01'18.30      
--   22 Lamberto Leoni (ITA) Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1:01'18.38      
--   16 Hans-Joachim Stuck (GER) Shadow DN8 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1:01'18.45