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  • Austrian Grand Prix
  • Peterson cuts lead as Andretti crashes out
  • August 13, 1978: Ronnie Peterson won the Austrian Grand Prix after a chaotic start caused by a sudden downpour just as the race was about to get underway

  • Monaco Grand Prix
  • Depailler finally wins to take championship lead
  • May 7, 1978: Patrick Depailler scored his first grand prix win in style by winning the blue-ribbon race at Monaco after finishing second almost a dozen times in his previous 68 attempts

  • United States Grand Prix West
  • Reutemann capitalises on Villeneuve error
  • April 2, 1978: Carlos Reutemann moved joint top of the drivers' championship with his second win of the season at the USA Grand Prix West at Long Beach, leading home his closest rival Mario Andretti by a little over 11 seconds

  • South African Grand Prix
  • Peterson snatches win from Depailler
  • March 4, 1978: Ronnie Peterson gave Lotus its second win in three races with victory at the South African Grand Prix, a race in which the lead changed a number of times

  • Argentine Grand Prix
  • Andretti beats Lauda at Buenos Aires
  • January 15, 1978: Mario Andretti got his season off to a flying start with victory in the Argentina Grand Prix despite using the previous year's Lotus 78

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