Jump to navigation Jump to search. Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - Formula Uno (1978). Ronnie Peterson was awarded second place in the Drivers' standings posthumously, having died from medical complications after an accident at Monza during the Italian Grand Prix. [6] Both would subsequently stop for fresh tyres after half distance, with Peterson then making a late charge to leap back into second. Riccardo Patrese came so close to a shock win in his Arrows. The field went to Britain for the next round, and this time it was Peterson who beat Andretti to pole, as Lotus took the front row, with Scheckter next up on the second row. 1977 There was also one non-Championship race in 1978, the XXX BRDC International Trophy at Silverstone, the last time that this … Ferrari 58 points It was Hunt who got a great start, and he led into the first corner from Andretti and Reutemann, with Peterson dropping all the way back to ninth. The 1978 season started at the varied Parque Almirante Brown circuit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where Mario Andretti took pole in his Lotus, with home favourite Carlos Reutemann's Ferrari joining him on the front row and Ronnie Peterson in the other Lotus third on the grid. Lauda ran third in the early stages but he was passed by Alan Jones, and the duo battled until Lauda's engine failed yet again. [4] They would, however, enter an all F12 fight for the lead into turn one at the start, with Lauda and Watson in their Alfa Romeo engined Brabhams pulling alongside off the line. [17], Amid a threat of snow, Jarier blasted clear at the start of the race, leaving Villeneuve to rue a poor start as he slipped behind Scheckter and Jones. S1978E14: Italian Grand Prix September 10, 1978. Förarmästerskapet vanns av sydafrikanen Jody Scheckter och konstruktörsmästerskapet av Ferrari . Peterson's car broke in two on impact with the barriers and caught fire, and Vittorio Brambilla who was in the Surtees was hit on the head by a flying wheel. Formel 1-VM 1978 hade 16 deltävlingar som kördes under perioden 15 januari-8 oktober. Movies & TV Hello, Sign in. The Aurora AFX F1 Championship replaced the Shellsport Group 8 series that had been run in 1976 and 1977 to Formula Libre rules. The following drivers and constructors contested the 1978 World Championship of F1 Drivers and the International Cup for F1 Constructors. Brabham were forced to revert to their previous car again, but it did not deter them, with Watson on pole and Lauda starting third behind Andretti. The 1976 Formula One season was the 30th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. When the race started, Andretti and Villeneuve got away comfortably with Lauda and Jabouille following, but the rest of the field was bunched up. Included was the F1 World Championship and one non-championship race. Andretti kept the lead at the start, with Reutemann and Villeneuve following, ahead of Jones. La stagione 1978 del Campionato mondiale FIA di Formula 1 è stata, nella storia della categoria, la 29ª ad assegnare il Campionato Piloti e la 21ª ad assegnare il Campionato Costruttori. [8] Lauda quickly pulled away from Andretti, aided by the fact that an oil slick had been dumped on the sweeping middle sector, causing everyone bar Lauda to slow through that section. The race restarted after the rain relented, and once again Peterson led followed by Depailler and Lauda. The start saw Peterson lead into the first corner, with Reutemann snatching second from Andretti. The surprise in qualifying was Jean-Pierre Jabouille who qualified his turbocharged Renault third. At the start, Andretti led with Peterson following, whereas Lauda was challenged by Jacques Laffite. The best seven results from the first eight races and the best seven results from the remaining eight races were retained.[7]. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. The Lotus cars quickly built up a good gap, while Laffite challenged Lauda early on but then began to drop down the order with tyre issues. Peterson spun right and rammed the right armco barrier hard head on, the front end of his Lotus 78 was crushed during the impact. Reutemann took a comfortable win from Jones, with Scheckter completing the podium. Andretti crossed the line first, with Villeneuve close behind, but when their one-minute penalties were added, it was Lauda who emerged the victor ahead of Watson and Reutemann. The rest of the race passed without incident, and with all challengers out of contention, Reutemann won comfortably ahead of Andretti and Depailler. Valmistajien mestaruus oli … [8] Patrese, meanwhile, go the jump on Watson, as did Peterson in the second Lotus until he picked up a puncture and stopped for fresh tyres. Tyre suppliers The main news before the Belgian GP at Zolder was that the new Lotus 79 was ready to race, and immediately Andretti showed its pace by taking pole comfortably from Reutemann and Lauda. [11], However, the ever present fable of the fragile Lotus would bite back in Brands, with first Peterson, and then Andretti, dropping out with mechanical strife early on. [15] Back at the track, meanwhile, the restart of the race was pushed back over an hour due to barrier repairs, only to be delayed further when Scheckter crashed heavily at the Lesmo section. Constructors' World Championship [11] That handed Scheckter the lead, which became fairly comfortable after Alan Jones retired, only for the South African racer himself to retire with a ruined gearbox. Watson had a good start and led into the first corner, whereas Reutemann collided with Hunt and had to pit for repairs, which left Depailler and Lauda second and third. [10] Furthermore, Watson was able to convert pole into a lead at the start, although Andretti did lunge past the Ulsterman on the Mistral before the end of the opening tour. This was the last Swedish Grand Prix to date- with the deaths of Ronnie Peterson and Gunnar Nilsson, Swedish interest faded in Formula One and there was no money for the race to be held. * The 1979 FIA Yearbook did not separate drivers whom ended the season level on points. This put Reutemann up to second, and he then closed down and passed Lauda in the late stages of the race to win. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. [15], The loss of Peterson caused a universal slump of morale heading into the North American phase of the Championship, beginning with the annual trip to Watkins Glen for the United States Grand Prix in early October. At the start, it was Reutemann who beat the trio into the first corner, with Hunt and Andretti following, as Peterson got a bad start. A run down of results for the 1978 FIA Formula One World Championship is shown below: Outlined below are the full final standings from the 1978 FIA Formula One World Championship for Drivers: Outlined below are the full final standings from the 1978 FIA Formula One International Cup for Constructors: The Formula 1 Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. When the race started, Andretti led into the first corner, with Lauda getting second from his teammate. United States GP . Peterson on the new tyres was much quicker and was able to pass them both in the closing stages, and Laffite made an attempt to pass Reutemann on the last lap but they collided and Laffite was out. [13], Peterson duly aced the restart, in wet conditions, to claim an early lead, and would only briefly lose it when he had to stop for fresh tyres. [8], After the race various appeals to the FIA were made to ban the "Fan Car", but all were rejected. The crowds for the Austrian GP were full of Lauda fans; but however for them Lauda qualified only 12th as the Lotus cars again took the front row, with Peterson on pole. Riccardo Patrese's Arrows overtook many of the cars on the right hand side of the circuit next to the pitlane since he got a rolling start when the starter Gianni Restelli started the race prematurely. 1979 This left the two Lotus cars running 1–2 and they finished like that with Andretti taking his third win in four races, and the podium was completed by Hunt who passed Watson mid-race. Villeneuve and Reutemann ran 1–2 with Jones putting both under pressure, before Villeneuve also retired after colliding with a backmarker. 3rd The 1978 British Formula One Championship (formally the 1978 Aurora AFX F1 Championship) was the first season of the British Formula One Championship.It commenced on 24 March 1978 and ended on 24 September after twelve races. [17], All that allowed Villeneuve to surge into the lead with twenty laps to go, the Canadian sweeping past Scheckter after they had dealt with Jones. Once again a Swede came so close to the European Formula 3 title. [15] He was duly flown to hospital for emergency surgery, while Vittorio Brambilla was taken to Milan by ambulance after getting knocked unconscious after smashing into Peterson's spinning Lotus. [5] Regardless, it was Reutemann who grabbed pole, only to make a poor start and allow Watson and Depailler to streak through into the lead. [13], Another race and another all conquering performance from Lotus, with the black-gold cars again dominating amid the dunes of the Circuit Park Zandvoort. [3], However, attrition would steadily thin the field, allowing Patrese in the new Arrows to seize the lead after battling past Scheckter and Andretti as they hit tyre trouble. Seven other drivers were collected, including Carlos Reutemann, Hans Joachim Stuck, Patrick Depailler, Didier Pironi, Vittorio Brambilla and Clay Regazzoni. However, attrition would steadily thin the field, allowing Patrese in the new Arrows to seize the lead after battling past Scheckter and Andretti as they hit tyre trouble. Andretti however was suffering from an ill-handling car which also had brake troubles, and was soon passed by both Reutemann and Villeneuve, and later Jones. The World Drivers' Champion was American Mario Andretti, who drove for the Constructors' Champions, Lotus-Ford Cosworth. Carlos Reutemann 48 points Ultimately the pressure put on Andretti by Lauda told just after half distance, with the American racer slightly misjudging his entry into the Karussell, opening the door for Lauda as his Lotus drifted wide. He rejoined the other cars just in front of the blocked entrance to the old Monza banking and James Hunt got so surprised that he veered left and hit Peterson's Lotus 78 with his left front wheel. leader Bernie Ecclestone deciding to withdraw the car on "safety" grounds. The full entry list for the 1978 Formula One Season is outlined below: The full World Championship Schedule for 1978 is outlined below: The full Non-Championship Schedule for 1978 is outlined below: The 1979 season opened with the annual trip to the Autódromo Municipal Ciudad de Buenos Aires in Argentina, with several changes to the field prior to the early 15 January start. Canadian GP . Champion Those four would run nose-to-tail early on, only for Watson and Lauda to drop away with failures, before Villeneuve lost his shot at a maiden triumph when he crashed lapping Clay Regazzoni. A single non-championship Formula One race was held in 1978: the BRDC International Trophy, staged at Silverstone. [7] He quickly disappeared into the distance, and ultimately victory, leaving all of the attention on Peterson, who was battling back from ninth after his awful getaway. Patrese however, seemed to have the race in his pocket until his engine failed, and Depailler took the lead but his Tyrrell began to trail smoke. [1] He remains the last American driver to win the World Championship, and his victory at the Dutch Grand Prix is also the last for an American driver. [12] Andretti was therefore left to claim a lonely victory, with attrition ultimately putting Scheckter and Jacques Laffite onto the podium. A jarring accident at the start of the Italian Grand Prix would claim the life of one of F1's most favoured sons. The next race was in the famous Long Beach circuit near Los Angeles in the American state of California, and the Ferraris dominated qualifying, with Reutemann taking pole ahead of teammate Gilles Villeneuve, with defending champion Lauda and home hero Andretti on the second row. The rest of the drivers were uninjured, and most of them were able to take the restart. This left Villeneuve second and Peterson third but neither could keep pace with Andretti who was able to drive away. 06 - 08 October 1978 More. Brabham-Alfa Romeo 53 points. Previous Argentine Grand Prix The Official F1® YouTube Channel – See more at www.Formula1.com The home page for the official website of the FIA Formula 2 Championship: The Road to F1 [12], Peterson duly relented the lead after the fifth lap, a result of his contract declaring him a "number two" at Lotus. [15] That left the Swede in the middle of a midfield crunch at the start, caused by the starting lights flashing to green before the entire field had lined up on the grid. [11] Peterson duly snatched pole ahead of Andretti, with a second between the Swede and the rest of the field, which was instantly converted to a one-two at the start, Andretti ahead of Peterson. It was expected to be another all-Lotus affair as Andretti jumped Peterson at the start in Britain. [14], Peterson once again demonstrated that he was the "number two" at Lotus, refusing to attack Andretti despite clearly having equal pace as they ran nose-to-tail. Andretti was up to second but he had to pit for fuel, and thus his teammate Peterson took the place before catching and passing Depailler on the last lap to win after some wheel-banging. [16], One week later and the F1 circus headed to the new Circuit Île Notre-Dame, the home of the Canadian Grand Prix and the 1978 season finale. [6], The Spanish Grand Prix played host to the seventh round of the 1978 World Championship tour, with Jarama taking the stage. Brambilla was able to recover from his injuries. Reutemann was never headed at the front and went to win comfortably, with double world champion Emerson Fittipaldi in his brother's team finishing second, and Lauda third, with both overhauling an ailing Andretti towards the end, who eventually finished 4th ahead of Regazzoni and Pironi who rounded out the top 6. Mario andretti was the season champion and the last american to date to win a formula one racethere was also one non championship race in 1978 the xxx brdc international trophy at silverstone the last time that this formerly famous. Brands Hatch had its turn to host the British Grand Prix in 1978, a track that was expected to suit the two black-gold Loti once again. [17] Those three duly truelled for second as Andretti took himself and Watson out of contention, while Jarier blasted away out front. Carlos Reutemann finished third in the championship in the lead Ferrari, whilst Lauda finished fourth with Brabham. [4] That meant that a charging Andretti finished second ahead of Peterson, as Reutemann reinforced his lead in the Championship. Compatible with the Rename the folder to "Formula 1 - 1978 to 2018". The first 40 laps went without incident until Villeneuve suffered a puncture and had to pit which dropped him back down to fifth, and a few laps later Peterson also pitted for new tyres leaving the charging Reutemann second ahead of Jacques Laffite's Ligier. [13] Patrick Depailler claimed a strong second for Tyrrell, having briefly challenged Peterson, while the two Ferraris were strong, staying out on wets long after everyone else. The 1978 Formula One season was the 32nd season of FIA Formula One motor racing. At the start, Watson led into the first corner, with Andretti following, and Patrick Tambay putting his McLaren in third, but that order did not remain for long as Andretti took the lead from Watson on the first lap. After a long break, the season resumed at the Kyalami circuit in South Africa for the 300th World Championship Grand Prix, where defending champion Lauda took his first pole for Brabham with Andretti alongside and Hunt next. His closest competitor was Finnish star Keke Rosberg, in a Fred Opert Chevron B45 and the Ralts of Bobby Rahal, Price Cobb and Kevin Cogan. Andretti motored on to a crushing victory, with Lauda second and Patrick Depailler's Tyrrell taking the final spot on the podium. Andretti took the lead at the start from Peterson, and the two Lotus cars quickly pulled out a gap until Peterson retired with an engine failure. Runners-up [7], A revised Scandinavian Raceway greeted the field for the Swedish Grand Prix of 1978, which saw the controversial debut of the Brabham "Fan Car". [15], Hunt and Clay Regazzoni quickly sprinted over to pull Peterson clear of the burning wreck, the Swede having sustained severe leg injuries in the collision. Reutemann ran third until he had to pit for tyres, and so Watson inherited third until he was passed by Laffite, but soon the recovering Peterson passed both of them. Jarier continued to dominate until he retired with an oil leak, leaving Villeneuve to take his first career win in his home race ahead of Scheckter, with Reutemann taking third. That was how it stayed to the end, Andretti winning from Peterson in another Lotus 1–2, and Laffite getting the final spot on the podium. Peterson and Brambilla were taken to hospital, the former with 27 fractures in his legs and feet,[5] and there was concern for the latter who was unconscious after being hit by the wheel. FORMULA UNO - 125 F1 (1950) - 166 F2-50 (1950) - 275 F1 (1950) - 340 F1 (1950) - 375 F1 (1950,1951) - 212 F1 (1951,1952) - 500 F2 (1951,1952,1953) - 375 INDY (1952) (vincitrice del mondiale piloti) - 166 C (1953) (vincitrice del mondiale piloti) - 553 F1 (1953,1954) - 625 F1 (1954,1955) Watson completed the podium. [15] The two duly duelled for victory until the closing stages, before Andretti claimed the win five laps before the "early" chequered flag. Depailler and Lauda also moved forward and onto the podium, only for the latter to hit engine trouble, as did Patrese with fifteen laps to go.That left D… [15], However, one minute time penalties for Andretti and Villeneuve dumped both down the order, meaning Ferrari traitor Lauda claimed victory ahead of teammate Watson. At the front, Depailler took his first career victory with Lauda second, and Scheckter third after Watson made another mistake in the final laps. The season commenced on January 15, 1978 in Argentina, and ended on October 8 in Canada after sixteen races. Niki Lauda (footages from "Formula Uno, Febbre della velocità", 1978) [10], With that the race for victory was all but over, for Andretti simply drove clear of Watson over the following laps, aided by a lack of pace from the #2 racer. [13] That allowed Gilles Villeneuve to claim a maiden podium finish, while Reutemann hit trouble late on. The season also included the non-championship BRDC International Trophy. Kyalami returned to host the third race of the season, and 300th World Championship race, albeit after a five week break since the race in Brazil. The 1978 Formula One season was the 29th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. View event. Alan Jones's Williams was up to fourth and closed in on the now lead trio, which became a duo when Lauda went out with an electrical failure. [4] Ultimately it was Villeneuve who snatched the lead from Watson, with Lauda sneaking ahead of Reutemann on the exit.[4]. World Drivers' Championship – final standings, International Cup for F1 Constructors – final standings, De Villota originally entered a McLaren M25 in the, Mike Kettlewell, The Champion Book of World Championship Facts & Figures, 1982, Page 34, Villeneuve and Fittipaldi placed equal ninth, as per, Jones and Patrese placed equal eleventh, as per, Rebaque, Brambilla and Daly placed equal nineteenth, as per, Mike Kettlewell, The Champion Book of World Championship Facts & Figures, 1982, Page 40, Williams and Arrows placed equal ninth, as per, Surtees and Ensign placed equal 13th, as per, List of Formula One World Championship points scoring systems, "The Death of Ronnie Peterson: What Really Happened at Monza in 1978", 1978 World Championship race classifications and images at f1-facts.com, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1978_Formula_One_season&oldid=990932634, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, There was originally supposed to be a Japanese Grand Prix at the, This page was last edited on 27 November 2020, at 09:53. [8], After an overnight protest against the Brabhams was waved away it was Andretti whom snatched the lead at the start, fending off Lauda early on. [11] Lauda therefore inherited the lead, but was powerless to prevent Carlos Reutemann sweeping through in the closing stages to claim victory for Ferrari, using the backmarker Bruno Giacomelli to pounce with five laps to go. The season was marred by the death of Andretti's teammate, Ronnie Peterson, at the Italian Grand Prix. The typically extreme weather during January in Rio meant that this race was run in oppressively hot and humid conditions. This was the last time that this event was run under Formula One regulations. [2] Peterson got away in second ahead of Hunt and Andretti, while a clash further down put Riccardo Patrese and Watson down the order. Find Formula Uno 1978 - L'Eroe Dei Due Mondi - IMPORT by !!! The race was won by future World Champion Keke Rosberg, driving in only his second Formula One event. Andretti cruised to an untroubled victory, with Peterson making it a Lotus 1–2, and Reutemann completing the podium. [14] As they cruised on to another one-two, the fight for third was fought between Laffite, Reutemann, Lauda, Watson and Emerson Fittipaldi, with attrition the main factor as the race wore on. [13] Regardless, Peterson would immediately sprint clear at the start, while the Argentine swept ahead of Andretti and Jabouille to claim second. Drivers' World Championship He converted it to a first-corner lead, whereas Reutemann had a bad start and got swamped by the field, causing a chain reaction in which Lauda was hit by Scheckter and had to retire. The … [5], The Belgian Grand Prix of 1978 would, however, mark the start of a new era in F1, for it was the first race to be truly dominated by "ground effect". [2], Reutemann would go unchallenged after the opening lap, his Michelin tyres lasting the distance far better than the Goodyears used by the everyone else bar Gilles Villeneuve. Formula Ford and Super Vee graduate Howdy Holmes won the 1978 series in a Doug Shierson Racing March 78B. Home Explore Motorsport Images International Series Formula 1 1978 1978 Formula 1 Images . The race restarted almost four hours after the original start.

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