March 3, 1979 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 12 Gilles Villeneuve (CAN) Ferrari 312T4 Ferrari 312B Michelin 78 1:41'49.96   3 1'12.07 1 1'14.412 (23)
2 6 11 Jody Scheckter (RSA) Ferrari 312T4 Ferrari 312B Michelin 78 1:41'53.38 +3.42 2 1'12.04 4 1'14.730  
3 4 4 Jean-Pierre Jarier (FRA) Tyrrell 009 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 78 1:42'12.07 +22.11 9 1'12.55 5 1'14.900  
4 3 1 Mario Andretti (USA) Team Lotus 79 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 78 1:42'17.84 +27.88 8 1'12.36 3 1'14.670  
5 2 2 Carlos Reutemann (ARG) Team Lotus 79 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 78 1:42'56.93 +1'06.97 11 1'12.75 8 1'15.450  
6 1 5 Niki Lauda (AUT) Brabham BT48 Alfa Romeo 1260 Goodyear 77   +1 lap 4 1'12.12 9 1'15.950  
7   6 Nelson Piquet (BRA) Brabham BT48 Alfa Romeo 1260 Goodyear 77   +1 lap 12 1'13.07 10 1'16.010  
8   20 James Hunt (GBR) Wolf WR7 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 77   +1 lap 13 1'14.21 11 1'16.180  
9   28 Clay Regazzoni (SUI) Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 76   +2 laps 22 1'15.68 18 1'17.350  
10   8 Patrick Tambay (FRA) McLaren M28 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 75   +3 laps 17 1'14.58 13 1'16.540  
11   29 Riccardo Patrese (ITA) Arrows A1B Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 75   +3 laps 16 1'14.54 17 1'17.320  
12   30 Jochen Mass (GER) Arrows A1B Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 74   +4 laps 20 1'15.00 21 1'17.930  
13   14 Emerson Fittipaldi (BRA) Fittipaldi F6 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 74   +4 laps 18 1'14.61 16 1'16.980  
Retirement
engine 31 Hector Rebaque (MEX) Team Lotus 79 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 71     23 1'16.15 22 1'18.260  
tyre 16 René Arnoux (FRA) Renault RS01 Renault EF1 Michelin 67     10 1'12.69 7 1'15.310  
suspension 27 Alan Jones (AUS) Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 63     19 1'14.64 14 1'16.840  
ignition 7 John Watson (GBR) McLaren M28 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 61     14 1'14.44 15 1'16.920  
accident 9 Hans-Joachim Stuck (GER) ATS D2 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 57     24 1'16.31 20 1'17.500  
engine 15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille (FRA) Renault RS01 Renault EF1 Michelin 47     1 1'11.80 6 1'15.150  
accident 26 Jacques Laffite (FRA) Ligier JS11 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 45     6 1'12.26 2 1'14.470  
throttle 3 Didier Pironi (FRA) Tyrrell 009 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 25     7 1'12.33 12 1'16.230  
accident 18 Elio de Angelis (ITA) Shadow DN9 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 16     15 1'14.44 19 1'17.460  
accident 25 Patrick Depailler (FRA) Ligier JS11 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 4     5 1'12.15 23 1'22.500  
accident 17 Jan Lammers (NED) Shadow DN9 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 2     21 1'15.35 24 1'25.280  
Not qualified
--   22 Derek Daly (IRL) Ensign N179 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1'16.64      
--   24 Arturo Merzario (ITA) Merzario A1B Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1'18.14