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  • Japanese Grand Prix
  • Hunt wins but two die as Villeneuve crashes
  • October 23, 1977: Twelve months earlier James Hunt had secured the world championship with third place in a nail- biting end to the season. A year on and he won the final race in Japan, but with the title already Niki Lauda's it was a slightly hollow victory

  • Canadian Grand Prix
  • Scheckter wins in Lauda's absence
  • October 9, 1977: Jody Scheckter won the Canadian Grand Prix, but with the world title secured by Niki Lauda seven days earlier, it was a hollow victory, especially given Lauda's absence at Mosport Park

  • United States Grand Prix East
  • Lauda secures second title as Hunt wins
  • October 2, 1977: James Hunt won the USA Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, his second victory of the season, but Niki Lauda's fourth place was enough to clinch his second world championship

  • Italian Grand Prix
  • Andretti wins as Lauda moves to the brink
  • September 11, 1977: Mario Andretti wrapped up his third win of the season at the Italian Grand Prix but Niki Lauda's second place was enough to all but secure him his second world championship

  • French Grand Prix
  • Andretti prospers from Watson misfortune
  • July 3, 1977: Mario Andretti moved joint second, one point behind Niki Lauda, in the drivers' championship with victory at Dijon, his third win of the season in the impressive Lotus 78

  • Swedish Grand Prix
  • Late Andretti pit stop hands Laffite victory
  • June 19, 1977: The wide-open 1977 season continued in Sweden where Jacques Laffite won for Ligier - the sixth different winner in the eighth race of the season - with Jochen Mass taking his best result for McLaren in second place

  • Argentine Grand Prix
  • Scheckter wins courtesy of Wolf's reliability
  • January 9, 1977: Jody Scheckter, who had left Tyrrell in the close season, won the Argentine Grand Prix on his debut for Wolf as James Hunt and Niki Lauda, the leading drivers in 1976, both failed to make a mark

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