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  • Canadian Grand Prix
  • Local hero Villeneuve secures debut victory
  • October 8, 1978: Gilles Villeneuve, the 28-year-old Canadian who had been creating a storm since his F1 debut 15 months earlier, won his home grand prix and did so in style

  • United States Grand Prix
  • Reutemann wins at a subdued Glen
  • October 1, 1978: With both drivers' and constructors' titles decided, and with Lotus still in mourning after the death of Ronnie Peterson, there was little excitement among the teams for the penultimate race of the season

  • Italian Grand Prix
  • First corner carnage claims Peterson's life
  • September 10, 1978: What should have been a triumphant weekend at Monza for Lotus as Mario Andretti was crowned world champion, proved a tragic one as it was completely overshadowed by the death of his team-mate Ronnie Peterson

  • Dutch Grand Prix
  • Andretti all but secures title with sixth win
  • August 27, 1978: Mario Andretti overcame near exhaustion to win the Dutch Grand Prix, his sixth win of the campaign and a result which meant the drivers' title was almost certainly his

  • 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

  • British Grand Prix
  • Reutemann wins to reignite title race
  • July 16, 1978: Ferrari's Carlos Reutemann injected some much-needed competition into the season with victory at the British Grand Prix, beating Niki Lauda after an action-packed race at Brands Hatch

  • French Grand Prix
  • Andretti opens up commanding lead
  • July 2, 1978: Normal service was resumed at the Paul Ricard circuit as Mario Andretti secured his third win in four starts in the French Grand Prix in front of a record 100,000 spectators

  • Swedish Grand Prix
  • Lauda wins amidst fan car storm
  • June 17, 1978: Niki Lauda secured his first win for Brabham, his new team, at the Swedish Grand Prix but it was a victory surrounded by controversy as it came in one of Formula One's most innovative and short-lived creations - the fan car

  • Spanish Grand Prix
  • Andretti leads home another Lotus one-two
  • June 4, 1978: Mario Andretti won the Spanish Grand Prix with team-mate Ronnie Peterson second as Lotus triumphed at Jarama, their second 1-2 in succession

  • Belgian Grand Prix
  • Andretti wins as the 79 is unleashed
  • May 21, 1978: The much-discussed Lotus 79 was finally unleashed at Zolder and it made a winning start as Mario Andretti took his second win of the season at the Belgian Grand Prix to regain his lead in the drivers' championship

  • 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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