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 1:42'15.767   11 1'15.94 4 1'17.35  
2 6 4 Patrick Depailler (FRA) Tyrrell 008 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 78 1:42'16.233 +0.466 12 1'15.97 3 1'17.29  
3 4 2 John Watson (GBR) Brabham BT46 Alfa Romeo 115-12 Goodyear 78 1:42'20.209 +4.442 10 1'15.62 5 1'17.39  
4 3 27 Alan Jones (AUS) Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 78 1:42'54.753 +38.986 18 1'17.16 7 1'17.48  
5 2 26 Jacques Laffite (FRA) Ligier JS7/9 Matra MS78 Goodyear 78 1:43'24.985 +1'09.218 14 1'16.40 13 1'17.96  
6 1 3 Didier Pironi (FRA) Tyrrell 008 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 77   +1 lap 13 1'16.38 18 1'18.45  
7   5 Mario Andretti (USA) Team Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 77   +1 lap 2 1'14.90 1 1'17.09 (2)
8   10 Jean-Pierre Jarier (FRA) ATS HS1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 77   +1 lap 17 1'17.12 12 1'17.93  
9   36 Rolf Stommelen (GER) Arrows FA1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 77   +1 lap 21 1'17.49 10 1'17.86  
10   25 Hector Rebaque (MEX) Team Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 77   +1 lap 22 1'17.50 24 1'19.53  
11   30 Brett Lunger (USA) McLaren M23 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 76   +2 laps 19 1'17.30 14 1'18.11  
12   19 Vittorio Brambilla (ITA) Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 76   +2 laps 20 1'17.32 23 1'19.34  
Retirement
engine 35 Riccardo Patrese (ITA) Arrows FA1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 63     7 1'15.48 2 1'17.15  
spun off 20 Jody Scheckter (RSA) Wolf WR1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 59     5 1'15.32 9 1'17.51  
accident 8 Patrick Tambay (FRA) McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 56     4 1'15.30 11 1'17.89  
oil leak 12 Gilles Villeneuve (CAN) Ferrari 312T3 Ferrari 312B Michelin 55     8 1'15.50 17 1'18.29  
spun off 11 Carlos Reutemann (ARG) Ferrari 312T3 Ferrari 312B Michelin 55     9 1'15.52 15 1'18.13  
engine 1 Niki Lauda (AUT) Brabham BT46 Alfa Romeo 115-12 Goodyear 52     1 1'14.65 6 1'17.43  
engine 18 Rupert Keegan (GBR) Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 52     23 1'17.57 22 1'19.29  
engine 9 Jochen Mass (GER) ATS HS1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 43     16 1'16.60 20 1'18.63  
suspension 37 Arturo Merzario (ITA) Merzario A1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 39     26 1'18.15 26 1'20.27  
engine 15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille (FRA) Renault RS01 Renault EF1 Michelin 38     6 1'15.36 15 1'18.13  
clutch 32 Keke Rosberg (FIN) Theodore TR1 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 15     24 1'17.62 25 1'19.55  
transmission 14 Emerson Fittipaldi (BRA) Fittipaldi F5A Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 9     15 1'16.47 21 1'18.72  
oil leak 24 Eddie Cheever (USA) Hesketh 308E Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 8     25 1'17.83 19 1'18.50  
engine 7 James Hunt (GBR) McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 5     3 1'15.14 8 1'17.49  
Not qualified
--   31 René Arnoux (FRA) Martini MK23 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1'18.21      
--   17 Clay Regazzoni (SUI) Shadow DN8 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1'18.30      
--   22 Lamberto Leoni (ITA) Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1'18.38      
--   16 Hans-Joachim Stuck (GER) Shadow DN8 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1'18.45