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Calendar & Results

Race GP DateCircuitWinner Const. EngineTimePoleFastest Lap
1 ARG Jan-15 Autodromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez Andretti, Mario Lotus Ford Cosworth 1:37:04.47 Andretti, Mario Villeneuve, Gilles
2 BRA Jan-29 Autódromo Internacional do Rio de Janeiro Reutemann, Carlos Ferrari Ferrari 1:49:59.86 Peterson, Ronnie Reutemann, Carlos
3 ZAF Mar-04 Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit Peterson, Ronnie Lotus Ford Cosworth 1:42:15.77 Lauda, Niki Andretti, Mario
4 USW Apr-02 Circuit of Long Beach Reutemann, Carlos Ferrari Ferrari 1:52:01.3 Reutemann, Carlos Jones, Alan
5 MCO May-07 Circuit de Monaco Depailler, Patrick Tyrrell Ford Cosworth 1:55:14.66 Reutemann, Carlos Lauda, Niki
6 BEL May-21 Circuit Terlaemen (Zolder) Andretti, Mario Lotus Ford Cosworth 1:39:52.02 Andretti, Mario Peterson, Ronnie
7 ESP Jun-04 Circuito Permanente del Jarama Andretti, Mario Lotus Ford Cosworth 1:41:47.06 Andretti, Mario Andretti, Mario
8 SWE Jun-17 Scandinavian Raceway Lauda, Niki Brabham Alfa Romeo 1:41:00.61 Andretti, Mario Lauda, Niki
9 FRA Jul-02 Paul Ricard Circuit Andretti, Mario Lotus Ford Cosworth 1:38:51.92 Watson, John Reutemann, Carlos
10 GBR Jul-16 Brands Hatch Circuit Reutemann, Carlos Ferrari Ferrari 1:42:12.39 Peterson, Ronnie Lauda, Niki
11 GER Jul-30 Hockenheimring Andretti, Mario Lotus Ford Cosworth 1:28:00.9 Andretti, Mario Peterson, Ronnie
12 AUT Aug-13 Österreichring Peterson, Ronnie Lotus Ford Cosworth 1:41:21.57 Peterson, Ronnie Peterson, Ronnie
13 NLD Aug-27 Circuit Park Zandvoort Andretti, Mario Lotus Ford Cosworth 1:41:04.23 Andretti, Mario Lauda, Niki
14 ITA Sep-10 Autodromo Nazionale Monza Lauda, Niki Brabham Alfa Romeo 1:07:04.54 Andretti, Mario Andretti, Mario
15 USA Oct-01 Watkins Glen International Reutemann, Carlos Ferrari Ferrari 1:40:48.8 Andretti, Mario Jarier, Jean-Pierre
16 CAN Oct-08 Circuit Île Notre-Dame Villeneuve, Gilles Ferrari Ferrari 1:57:49.2 Jarier, Jean-Pierre Jones, Alan

Drivers' World Championship Standings

 DriverARGBRAZAFUSWMCOBELESPSWEFRAGBRGERAUTNLDITAUSACAN  Pts.
1 Andretti, M. 9306099090909100 64
2 Peterson, R. 20930664600960 - - 51
3 Reutemann, C. 0909040009000494 48
4 Lauda, N. 6400600906004900 44
5 Depailler, P. 4064900003060002 34
6 Watson, J. 0040302034003600 25
7 Scheckter, J. 0000403010600046 24
8 Laffite, J. 0022024000420300 19
9 Villeneuve, G. 0000030000041009 17
10 Fittipaldi, E. 0600000100332020 17
11 Jones, A. 0030000020000060 11
12 Patrese, R. - 0011006000000 - 3 11
13 Hunt, J. 3000001040000000 8
14 Tambay, P. 10000 - 0301000210 8
15 Pironi, D. 0110210000200000 7
16 Regazzoni, C. 02 - 0 - 00200 - 0 - 00 - 4
17 Jabouille, J. - - 00000000000030 3
18 Stuck, H. 00 - - 000002000000 2
19 Brambilla, V. 0 - 00 - 000000100 - - 1
20 Daly, D. - - - - - - - - - 0 - 00001 1
21 Rebaque, H. - 00 - - - 00 - 0100 - 0 - 1
  Rosberg, K. - - 0 - - - - 000000 - 00 0
Stommelen, R. - - 0000000 - 0 - - - 0 - 0
Rahal, B. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 0
Piquet, N. - - - - - - - - - - 0000 - 0 0
Leoni, L. 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0
Lunger, B. 000 - - 0 - - 00 - 0000 - 0
Mass, J. 0000 - 000000 - - - - - 0
Merzario, A. 0 - 00 - - - 0 - 0 - - 000 - 0
Ongais, D. 00 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0
Keegan, R. 000 - 0 - 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Jarier, J. 0 - 00 - - - - - - - - - - 00 0
Ickx, J. - - - - 000 - - - - - - - - - 0
Cheever, E. - - 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0
Arnoux, R. - - - - - 0 - - 0 - - 00 - 00 0
Bleekemolen, M. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - 0
Giacomelli, B. - - - - - 0 - - 00 - - 00 - - 0
Ertl, H. - - - - - - - - - - 00 - - - - 0

Constructors' World Championship Standings

  Const.-Eng. ARGBRAZAFUSWMCOBELESPSWEFRAGBRGERAUTNLDITAUSACAN  Pts.
1 Lotus - Ford Cosworth 9396099490999100 86
2 Ferrari - Ferrari 0909040009041499 58
3 Brabham - Alfa Romeo 6440602936004900 53
4 Tyrrell - Ford Cosworth 4164910003260002 38
5 Wolf - Ford Cosworth 0000403010600046 24
6 Ligier - Matra 0022024000420300 19
7 Copersucar - Ford Cosworth 0600000100332020 17
8 McLaren - Ford Cosworth 3000001341000210 15
9 Williams - Ford Cosworth 0030000020000060 11
Arrows - Ford Cosworth - 001100600000003 11
11 Shadow - Ford Cosworth 0200000202000000 6
12 Renault - Renault - - 00000000000030 3
13 Surtees - Ford Cosworth 0000000000010000 1
Ensign - Ford Cosworth 0000000000000001 1
15 ATS (GER) - Ford Cosworth 0000000000000000 0
16 Martini - Ford Cosworth - - 0 - 000 - 00000 - - - 0
  March - Ford Cosworth - - - - - 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
Hesketh - Ford Cosworth 000000 - - - - - - - - - - 0
Theodore - Ford Cosworth 0000000 - - - - - - - - - 0
Merzario - Ford Cosworth 0000000000000000 0

Points System

Total Races Races Counted Towards WC Points AllocationNotes
16 14 Top 6 (9,6,4,3,2,1)Season divided in two. Best 7 results from each half counted. Only the highest-scoring driver for each constructor at each race were counted towards the Constructors' Championship.