January 21, 1979 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 26 Jacques Laffite (FRA) Ligier JS11 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 53 2:36'03.21   1 1:01'44.20 1 1:01'46.91 (42)
2 6 2 Carlos Reutemann (ARG) Team Lotus 79 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 53 2:36'18.15 +1:00'14.94 3 1:01'45.34 2 1:01'47.44 (30)
3 4 7 John Watson (GBR) McLaren M28 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 53 2:37'32.02 +1:01'28.81 6 1:01'45.76 5 1:01'48.99 (3)
4 3 25 Patrick Depailler (FRA) Ligier JS11 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 53 2:37'44.93 +1:01'41.72 2 1:01'45.24 3 1:01'47.90 (38)
5 2 1 Mario Andretti (USA) Team Lotus 79 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 52   +1 lap 7 1:01'45.96 7 1:01'49.74 (38)
6 1 14 Emerson Fittipaldi (BRA) Fittipaldi F5A Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 52   +1 lap 11 1:01'47.15 9 1:01'50.29 (22)
7   18 Elio de Angelis (ITA) Shadow DN9 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 52   +1 lap 16 1:01'48.51 10 1:01'50.35 (31)
8   30 Jochen Mass (GER) Arrows A1B Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 51   +2 laps 14 1:01'48.34 12 1:01'50.62 (38)
9   27 Alan Jones (AUS) Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 51   +2 laps 15 1:01'48.44 11 1:01'50.61 (31)
10   28 Clay Regazzoni (SUI) Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 51   +2 laps 17 1:01'48.64 14 1:01'51.13 (35)
11   22 Derek Daly (IRL) Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 51   +2 laps 24 1:01'51.05 19 1:01'53.23 (35)
Retirement
engine 12 Gilles Villeneuve (CAN) Ferrari 312T3 Ferrari 312B Michelin 48     10 1:01'46.88 4 1:01'48.54 (35)
suspension 31 Hector Rebaque (MEX) Team Lotus 79 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 46     19 1:01'49.36 8 1:01'49.86 (37)
transmission 17 Jan Lammers (NED) Shadow DN9 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 42     21 1:01'49.51 16 1:01'52.13 (42)
electrical 20 James Hunt (GBR) Wolf WR7 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 41     18 1:01'48.77 15 1:01'51.21 (38)
engine 4 Jean-Pierre Jarier (FRA) Tyrrell 009 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 15     4 1:01'45.36 6 1:01'49.73 (11)
engine 15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille (FRA) Renault RS01 Renault EF1 Michelin 15     12 1:01'47.46 13 1:01'50.79 (14)
fuel system 5 Niki Lauda (AUT) Brabham BT48 Alfa Romeo 1260 Goodyear 8     23 1:01'50.29 18 1:01'52.65 (3)
engine 16 René Arnoux (FRA) Renault RS01 Renault EF1 Michelin 6     25 1:01'51.52 17 1:01'52.30 (4)
collision 11 Jody Scheckter (RSA) Ferrari 312T3 Ferrari 312B Michelin 0     5 1:01'45.58      
collision 3 Didier Pironi (FRA) Tyrrell 009 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 0     8 1:01'46.43      
collision 8 Patrick Tambay (FRA) McLaren M28 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 0     9 1:01'46.56      
collision 6 Nelson Piquet (BRA) Brabham BT46 Alfa Romeo 115-12 Goodyear 0     20 1:01'49.49      
collision 24 Arturo Merzario (ITA) Merzario A1B Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 0     22 1:01'50.26      
Not started
--   29 Riccardo Patrese (ITA) Arrows A1B Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear       13 1:01'48.33      
Not qualified
--   9 Hans-Joachim Stuck (GER) ATS D2 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1:01'51.28