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  • Monaco Grand Prix
  • Scheckter holds off Regazzoni to open up lead
  • May 27, 1979: Jody Scheckter's start-to-finish victory at the Monaco Grand Prix moved him six points clear in the drivers' championship, but it was a tight finish as he was only a car length ahead of Clay Regazzoni's Williams as he crossed the line

  • Belgian Grand Prix
  • Scheckter finally wins for Ferrari
  • May 13, 1979: The battle for the world title took another twist as Jody Scheckter in a Ferrari and Jacques Lafitte in a Ligier moved joint top in the championship when they finished first and second respectively in a close-run Belgian Grand Prix

  • Spanish Grand Prix
  • Depailler wins as Laffite falters
  • April 29, 1979: Patrick Depailler secured a start-to-finish victory for Ligier at the Spanish Grand Prix, but it was another day of frustration for his team-mate Jacques Laffite as his early season wins started to fade as reliability issues came to the fore

  • United States Grand Prix West
  • Villeneuve beats Scheckter again at Long Beach
  • April 8, 1979: Gilles Villeneuve won the United States Grand Prix at Long Beach - his second successive victory and one which took him two points ahead of Jacques Lafitte in the drivers' championship - but it was a day of confusion and controversy

  • South African Grand Prix
  • Villeneuve victorious in new Ferrari
  • March 3, 1979: All eyes were on the Ligiers after their dominance of the opening two races, but it was Gilles Villeneuve who steered his brand new Ferrari to victory - his second win in four outings - at Kyalami

  • Brazilian Grand Prix
  • Laffite again as Ligier dominates
  • February 4, 1979: Jacques Lafitte showed his win a fortnight earlier in Argentina was no fluke by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos

  • Argentine Grand Prix
  • Laffite wins as Ligier makes quick start
  • January 21, 1979: Mario Andretti might have been the bookies favourite to retain his title, but Jacques Lafitte in a Ligier stormed to victory in the season-opening Argentine Grand Prix

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