1978 Season

standings

Drivers' Championship

Pos   Driver Car (Team) Tyres Points GP ST PP FL 1 2 3 4 5 6 BS/BF
1 Mario Andretti Lotus Ford 78; 79 (Lotus) G 64 16 16 8 3 6 1 1 1 1/1
2 Ronnie Peterson Lotus Ford 78; 79 (Lotus) G 51 14 13 3 3 2 4 1 1 1 1/1
3 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 312T2; 312T3 (Ferrari) M 48 16 16 2 2 4 3 1/1
4 Niki Lauda Brabham Alfa Romeo BT45C; BT46; BT46С (Brabham) G 44 16 16 1 4 2 3 2 1/1
5 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell Ford 008 (Tyrrell) G 34 16 16 1 2 2 1 1 5/1
6 John Watson Brabham Alfa Romeo BT45C; BT46 (Brabham) G 25 16 16 1 1 2 3 1 1/2
7 Jody Scheckter Wolf Ford WR1; WR3; WR4; WR5; WR6 (Wolf) G 24 16 16 2 2 1 1 2/2
8 Jacques Laffite Ligier Matra JS7; JS7/9; JS9 (Ligier) G 19 16 16 2 1 4 5/3
9 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T2; 312T3 (Ferrari) M 17 16 16 1 1 1 1 1 2/1
9 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar Ford F5A (Fittipaldi) G 17 16 16 1 2 2 1 6/2
11 Alan Jones Williams Ford FW06 (Williams) G 11 16 16 2 1 1 1 3/2
11 Riccardo Patrese Arrows Ford FA1; A1 (Arrows) G 11 14 14 1 1 2 5/2
13 James Hunt McLaren Ford M26; M26E (McLaren) G 8 16 16 1 1 1 2/3
13 Patrick Tambay McLaren Ford M26 (McLaren) G 8 15 15 1 1 3 4/4
15 Didier Pironi Tyrrell Ford 008 (Tyrrell) G 7 16 15 2 3 9/5
16 Clay Regazzoni Shadow Ford DN8; DN9 (Shadow) G 4 16 11 2 15/5
17 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS01 (Renault) M 3 14 14 1 3/4
18 Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow Ford DN8; DN9 (Shadow) G 2 16 13 1 8/5
19 Héctor Rebaque Lotus Ford 78 (Rebaque) G 1 16 9 1 18/6
19 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees Ford TS19; TS20 (Surtees) G 1 14 11 1 12/6
19 Derek Daly Hesketh Ford 308E (Hesketh)
Ensign Ford N177 (Ensign)
G
G
1 3
7

6








1
dnq
15/6
Brett Lunger McLaren Ford M23B; M26 (Liggett Group/B&S Fabrications)
Ensign Ford N177 (Ensign)
G
G
0 14
1
8
1








13/7
24/13
Bruno Giacomelli McLaren Ford M26 (McLaren) G 0 5 5 16/7
Jochen Mass ATS Ford HS1 (ATS) G 0 13 10 13/7
Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS Ford HS1 (ATS)
Lotus Ford 79 (Lotus)
G
G
0 6
2
3
2

1

1






11/8
1/15
René Arnoux Martini Ford Mk23 (Martini)
Surtees Ford TS20 (Surtees)
G
G
0 7
2
4
2








18/9
16/9
Rolf Stommelen Arrows Ford FA1; A1 (Arrows) G 0 14 9 17/9
Nelson Piquet Ensign Ford N177 (Ensign)
McLaren Ford M23B (B&S Fabrications)
Brabham Alfa Romeo BT46 (Brabham)
G
G
G
0 1
3
1
1
3
1
















21/ret
20/9
14/11
Keke Rosberg Theodore Ford TR1 (Theodore)
ATS Ford HS1; D1 (ATS)
Wolf Ford WR3; WR4 (Theodore)
G
G
G
0 5
5
4
1
5
3
















24/ret
15/15
19/10
Rupert Keegan Surtees Ford TS19; TS20 (Surtees) G 0 13 6 18/11
Harald Ertl Ensign Ford N177 (Sachs)
ATS Ford HS1 (ATS)
G
G
0 4
1
2








23/11
dnq
Jacky Ickx Ensign Ford N177 (Ensign) G 0 4 3 16/12
Bobby Rahal Wolf Ford WR1; WR5 (Wolf) G 0 2 2 20/12
Arturo Merzario Merzario Ford A1 (Merzario) G 0 16 8 20/nc
Lamberto Leoni Ensign Ford N177 (Ensign) G 0 4 1 17/ret
Danny Ongais Ensign Ford N177 (Ensign)
Shadow Ford DN9 (Interscope)
G
G
0 2
2
2








21/ret
dnpq
Eddie Cheever Theodore Ford TR1 (Theodore)
Hesketh Ford 308E (Hesketh)
G
G
0 2
1

1








dnq
25/ret
Michael Bleekemolen ATS Ford HS1 (F&S Properties/ATS) G 0 4 1 25/ret
Brian Henton Surtees Ford TS20 (Surtees) G 0 1 dns
Divina Galica Hesketh Ford 308E (Hesketh) G 0 2 dnq
Alberto Colombo ATS Ford HS1 (ATS)
Merzario Ford A1 (Merzario)
G
G
0 2
1









dnq
dnpq
Emilio de Villota McLaren Ford M23B (Centro Asguredor F1) G 0 1 dnq
Geoff Lees Ensign Ford N175 (Mario Deliotti) G 0 1 dnq
Tony Trimmer McLaren Ford M23B (Melchester) G 0 1 dnq
Hans Binder ATS Ford HS1 (ATS) G 0 1 dnq
Gimax Surtees Ford TS20 (Surtees) G 0 1 dnq
Beppe Gabbiani Surtees Ford TS20 (Surtees) G 0 2 dnq
Bernard de Dryver Ensign Ford N177 (Bernard de Dryver) G 0 1 dnpq
Patrick Nève March Ford 781S (Patrick Nève) G 0 1 dnpq

Championship points awarded to the top six finishers in each race on an 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis.
Only the best 7 results from the first 8 races and the best 7 results from the last 8 races counted towards the Championship.

 

Constructors' Championship

Pos   Constructor Tyres Points GP ST PP FL 1 2 3 4 5 6 BS/BF
1 Lotus Ford G 86 16 16 12 7 8 5 1 2 1 2 1/1
2 Ferrari M 58 16 16 2 3 5 4 1 1 1/1
3 Brabham Alfa Romeo G 53 16 16 2 4 2 4 4 3 1 1/1
4 Tyrrell Ford G 38 16 16 1 2 2 1 3 3 5/1
5 Wolf Ford G 24 16 16 2 2 1 1 2/2
6 Ligier Matra G 19 16 16 2 1 4 5/3
7 Copersucar Ford G 17 16 16 1 2 2 1 6/2
8 McLaren Ford G 15 16 16 1 2 1 4 2/3
9 Williams Ford G 11 16 16 2 1 1 1 3/2
9 Arrows Ford G 11 15 15 1 1 2 5/2
11 Shadow Ford G 6 16 15 3 8/5
12 Renault M 3 14 14 1 3/4
13 Surtees Ford G 1 16 15 1 12/6
13 Ensign Ford G 1 16 12 1 15/6
ATS Ford G 0 16 12 11/7
Martini Ford G 0 7 4 18/9
Merzario Ford G 0 16 8 20/nc
Theodore Ford G 0 7 1 24/ret
Hesketh Ford G 0 6 1 25/ret
March Ford G 0 1 dnpq

Championship points awarded to the top six finishers in each race on an 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis.
Only the best 7 results from the first 8 races and the best 7 results from the last 8 races counted towards the Championship.
One constructor only received points for its highest placed car in each race.

 

Legend
GP – Grand Prix; ST – starts; PP – pole positions; FL – fastest laps; 1–10 – finish places; BS – best start; BF – best finish;
nc – not classified; ret – retired; dsq – disqualified; dns – did not start; dnq – did not qualify; dnpq – did not pre-qualify; ex – excluded

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