1979 Season

standings

Drivers' Championship

Pos   Driver Car (Team) Tyres Points GP ST PP FL 1 2 3 4 5 6 BS/BF
1 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 312T3; 312T4 (Ferrari) M 51 (60) 15 14 1 3 3 4 1 1 1/1
2 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T3; 312T4 (Ferrari) M 47 (53) 15 15 1 6 3 4 1 1/1
3 Alan Jones Williams Ford FW06; FW07 (Williams) G 40 (43) 15 15 3 1 4 1 1 1/1
4 Jacques Laffite Ligier Ford JS11 (Ligier) G 36 15 15 4 2 2 1 3 1/1
5 Clay Regazzoni Williams Ford FW06; FW07 (Williams) G 29 (32) 15 15 2 1 2 2 1 1 3/1
6 Carlos Reutemann Lotus Ford 79 (Lotus) G 20 (25) 15 15 2 2 1 1 2/2
6 Patrick Depailler Ligier Ford JS11 (Ligier) G 20 (22) 7 7 1 1 1 1 2 2/1
8 René Arnoux Renault RS01; RS10 (Renault) M 17 15 14 2 2 2 1 1 1/2
9 John Watson McLaren Ford M28; M29 (McLaren) G 15 15 15 1 2 1 3 6/3
10 Didier Pironi Tyrrell Ford 009 (Tyrrell) G 14 15 14 2 1 1 1 6/3
10 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell Ford 009 (Tyrrell) G 14 13 12 2 2 2 4/3
10 Mario Andretti Lotus Ford 79; 80 (Lotus) G 14 15 15 1 2 2 4/3
13 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RS01; RS10 (Renault) M 9 15 14 4 1 1/1
14 Niki Lauda Brabham Alfa Romeo BT46; BT48 (Brabham)
Brabham Ford BT49 (Brabham)
G
G
4 13
1
13





1

1
4/4
dns
15 Elio de Angelis Shadow Ford DN9 (Shadow) G 3 15 14 1 12/4
15 Nelson Piquet Brabham Alfa Romeo BT46; BT48 (Brabham)
Brabham Ford BT49 (Brabham)
G
G
3 13
2
12
2


1



1


3/4
2/8
15 Jacky Ickx Ligier Ford JS11 (Ligier) G 3 8 8 1 1 11/5
15 Jochen Mass Arrows Ford A1; A1B; A2 (Arrows) G 3 15 13 3 8/6
19 Riccardo Patrese Arrows Ford A1B; A2 (Arrows) G 2 15 14 1 9/5
19 Hans-Joachim Stuck ATS Ford D2; D3 (ATS) G 2 15 12 1 12/5
21 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar Ford F5A; F6; F6A (Fittipaldi) G 1 15 15 1 9/6
Héctor Rebaque Lotus Ford 79 (Rebaque)
Rebaque Ford HR100 (Rebaque)
G
G
0 11
3
9
1








15/7
22/ret
Patrick Tambay McLaren Ford M26; M28; M29 (McLaren) G 0 15 12 9/7
Ricardo Zunino Brabham Ford BT49 (Brabham) G 0 2 2 9/7
Geoff Lees Tyrrell Ford 009 (Tyrrell) G 0 1 1 16/7
Derek Daly Ensign Ford N177; N179 (Ensign)
Tyrrell Ford 009 (Tyrrell)
G
G
0 7
3
3
3








23/11
11/8
James Hunt Wolf Ford WR7; WR8 (Wolf) G 0 7 7 8/8
Jan Lammers Shadow Ford DN9 (Shadow) G 0 15 12 14/9
Keke Rosberg Wolf Ford WR7; WR8; WR9 (Wolf) G 0 8 7 8/9
Vittorio Brambilla Alfa Romeo N177; N179 (Alfa Romeo) G 0 3 2 18/12
Patrick Gaillard Ensign Ford N179 (Ensign) G 0 5 2 23/13
Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo N177; N179 (Alfa Romeo) G 0 4 4 14/17
Arturo Merzario Merzario Ford A1B; A2; A4 (Merzario) G 0 14 1 22/ret
Marc Surer Ensign Ford N179 (Ensign) G 0 3 1 21/ret
Gianfranco Brancatelli Kauhsen Ford WK (Kauhsen)
Merzario Ford A2 (Merzario)
G
G
0 2
1









dnq
dnpq
Alex Ribeiro Copersucar Ford F6A (Fittipaldi) G 0 2 dnq

Championship points awarded to the top six finishers in each race on an 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis.
Only the best 4 results from the first 7 races and the best 4 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 Ferrari M 113 15 15 2 6 6 7 4 2 1 1/1
2 Williams Ford G 75 15 15 3 3 5 2 3 1 1 1 1/1
3 Ligier Ford G 61 15 15 4 3 3 2 3 1 3 1 1/1
4 Lotus Ford G 39 15 15 2 3 3 3 2/2
5 Tyrrell Ford G 28 15 15 4 1 3 3 4/3
6 Renault M 26 15 14 6 2 1 2 1 1 1/1
7 McLaren Ford G 15 15 15 1 2 1 3 6/3
8 Brabham Alfa Romeo G 7 13 13 2 1 3/4
9 Arrows Ford G 5 15 15 1 3 8/5
10 Shadow Ford G 3 15 14 1 12/4
11 ATS Ford G 2 15 12 1 12/5
12 Copersucar Ford G 1 15 15 1 9/6
Brabham Ford G 0 2 2 1 2/7
Wolf Ford G 0 15 14 8/8
Ensign Ford G 0 15 6 21/11
Alfa Romeo G 0 5 5 14/12
Merzario Ford G 0 15 1 22/ret
Rebaque Ford G 0 3 1 22/ret
Kauhsen Ford G 0 2 dnq

Championship points awarded to the top six finishers in each race on an 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis.
All results counted towards the Championship.

 

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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