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