April 8, 1979 Long Beach Street Circuit | Lap distance 3.251 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 80 2:50'25.40   1 1:01'18.825 1 1:01'21.20  
2 6 11 Jody Scheckter (RSA) Ferrari 312T4 Ferrari 312B Michelin 80 2:50'54.78 +1:00'29.38 3 1:01'18.911 2 1:01'21.28  
3 4 27 Alan Jones (AUS) Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 80 2:51'25.09 +1:00'59.69 10 1:01'19.910 5 1:01'21.81  
4 3 1 Mario Andretti (USA) Team Lotus 79 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 80 2:51'29.73 +1:01'04.33 6 1:01'19.454 4 1:01'21.71  
5 2 25 Patrick Depailler (FRA) Ligier JS11 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 80 2:51'48.92 +1:01'23.52 4 1:01'19.025 3 1:01'21.41  
6 1 4 Jean-Pierre Jarier (FRA) Tyrrell 009 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 79   +1 lap 7 1:01'19.580 7 1:01'21.96  
7   18 Elio de Angelis (ITA) Shadow DN9 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 78   +2 laps 20 1:01'21.961 16 1:01'23.26  
8   6 Nelson Piquet (BRA) Brabham BT48 Alfa Romeo 1260 Goodyear 78 2:51'02.80 +2 laps 12 1:01'20.456 11 1:01'22.99  
9   30 Jochen Mass (GER) Arrows A1B Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 78   +2 laps 13 1:01'20.608 12 1:01'23.01  
Retirement
accident 31 Hector Rebaque (MEX) Team Lotus 79 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 71     23 1:01'22.990 9 1:01'22.73  
accident 22 Derek Daly (IRL) Ensign N179 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 69     24 1:01'23.888 19 1:01'24.93  
injection 7 John Watson (GBR) McLaren M28 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 62     18 1:01'21.304 14 1:01'23.20  
engine 28 Clay Regazzoni (SUI) Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 48     15 1:01'20.768 15 1:01'23.21  
suspension 17 Jan Lammers (NED) Shadow DN9 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 47     14 1:01'20.740 8 1:01'22.44  
brakes 29 Riccardo Patrese (ITA) Arrows A1B Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 40     9 1:01'19.727 13 1:01'23.09  
transmission 2 Carlos Reutemann (ARG) Team Lotus 79 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 21     2 1:01'18.886 6 1:01'21.94  
transmission 14 Emerson Fittipaldi (BRA) Fittipaldi F5A Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 19     16 1:01'21.033 17 1:01'23.33  
engine 24 Arturo Merzario (ITA) Merzario A1B Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 13     22 1:01'22.938 18 1:01'24.33  
brakes 26 Jacques Laffite (FRA) Ligier JS11 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 8     5 1:01'19.032 10 1:01'22.80  
transmission 20 James Hunt (GBR) Wolf WR7 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 0     8 1:01'19.643      
accident 5 Niki Lauda (AUT) Brabham BT48 Alfa Romeo 1260 Goodyear 0     11 1:01'20.041      
collision 8 Patrick Tambay (FRA) McLaren M28 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 0     19 1:01'21.411      
Disqualified
--   3 Didier Pironi (FRA) Tyrrell 009 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 72     17 1:01'21.192   1:01'22.73  
--   9 Hans-Joachim Stuck (GER) ATS D2 Ford Cosworth DFV Goodyear 49     21 1:01'22.828   1:01'24.22  
Not started
accident 15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille (FRA) Renault RS01 Renault EF1 Michelin         1:01'21.635      
transmission 16 René Arnoux (FRA) Renault RS01 Renault EF1 Michelin         1:01'22.088