March 3, 1979 Kyalami | Lap distance 4.104 km

Report | Articles (1) | Photos (4) | 1979 season

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 2:41'49.96   3 1:01'12.07 1 1:01'14.412 (23)
2 6 11 Jody Scheckter (RSA) Ferrari 312T4 Ferrari 312B Michelin 78 2:41'53.38 +1:00'03.42 2 1:01'12.04 4 1:01'14.730  
3 4 4 Jean-Pierre Jarier (FRA) Tyrrell 009 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 78 2:42'12.07 +1:00'22.11 9 1:01'12.55 5 1:01'14.900  
4 3 1 Mario Andretti (USA) Team Lotus 79 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 78 2:42'17.84 +1:00'27.88 8 1:01'12.36 3 1:01'14.670  
5 2 2 Carlos Reutemann (ARG) Team Lotus 79 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 78 2:42'56.93 +1:01'06.97 11 1:01'12.75 8 1:01'15.450  
6 1 5 Niki Lauda (AUT) Brabham BT48 Alfa Romeo 1260 Goodyear 77   +1 lap 4 1:01'12.12 9 1:01'15.950  
7   6 Nelson Piquet (BRA) Brabham BT48 Alfa Romeo 1260 Goodyear 77   +1 lap 12 1:01'13.07 10 1:01'16.010  
8   20 James Hunt (GBR) Wolf WR7 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 77   +1 lap 13 1:01'14.21 11 1:01'16.180  
9   28 Clay Regazzoni (SUI) Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 76   +2 laps 22 1:01'15.68 18 1:01'17.350  
10   8 Patrick Tambay (FRA) McLaren M28 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 75   +3 laps 17 1:01'14.58 13 1:01'16.540  
11   29 Riccardo Patrese (ITA) Arrows A1B Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 75   +3 laps 16 1:01'14.54 17 1:01'17.320  
12   30 Jochen Mass (GER) Arrows A1B Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 74   +4 laps 20 1:01'15.00 21 1:01'17.930  
13   14 Emerson Fittipaldi (BRA) Fittipaldi F6 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 74   +4 laps 18 1:01'14.61 16 1:01'16.980  
Retirement
engine 31 Hector Rebaque (MEX) Team Lotus 79 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 71     23 1:01'16.15 22 1:01'18.260  
tyre 16 René Arnoux (FRA) Renault RS01 Renault EF1 Michelin 67     10 1:01'12.69 7 1:01'15.310  
suspension 27 Alan Jones (AUS) Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 63     19 1:01'14.64 14 1:01'16.840  
ignition 7 John Watson (GBR) McLaren M28 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 61     14 1:01'14.44 15 1:01'16.920  
accident 9 Hans-Joachim Stuck (GER) ATS D2 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 57     24 1:01'16.31 20 1:01'17.500  
engine 15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille (FRA) Renault RS01 Renault EF1 Michelin 47     1 1:01'11.80 6 1:01'15.150  
accident 26 Jacques Laffite (FRA) Ligier JS11 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 45     6 1:01'12.26 2 1:01'14.470  
throttle 3 Didier Pironi (FRA) Tyrrell 009 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 25     7 1:01'12.33 12 1:01'16.230  
accident 18 Elio de Angelis (ITA) Shadow DN9 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 16     15 1:01'14.44 19 1:01'17.460  
accident 25 Patrick Depailler (FRA) Ligier JS11 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 4     5 1:01'12.15 23 1:01'22.500  
accident 17 Jan Lammers (NED) Shadow DN9 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 2     21 1:01'15.35 24 1:01'25.280  
Not qualified
--   22 Derek Daly (IRL) Ensign N179 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1:01'16.64      
--   24 Arturo Merzario (ITA) Merzario A1B Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear         1:01'18.14