SEASON SUMMARY

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Calendar & Results

Race GP DateCircuitWinner Const. EngineTimePoleFastest Lap
1 ARG Jan-21 Autodromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez Laffite, Jacques Ligier Ford Cosworth 1:36:03.21 Laffite, Jacques Laffite, Jacques
2 BRA Feb-04 Autódromo José Carlos Pace Laffite, Jacques Ligier Ford Cosworth 1:40:09.64 Laffite, Jacques Laffite, Jacques
3 ZAF Mar-03 Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit Villeneuve, Gilles Ferrari Ferrari 1:41:49.96 Jabouille, Jean-Pierre Villeneuve, Gilles
4 USW Apr-08 Circuit of Long Beach Villeneuve, Gilles Ferrari Ferrari 1:50:25.4 Villeneuve, Gilles Villeneuve, Gilles
5 ESP Apr-29 Circuito Permanente del Jarama Depailler, Patrick Ligier Ford Cosworth 1:39:11.84 Laffite, Jacques Villeneuve, Gilles
6 BEL May-13 Circuit Terlaemen (Zolder) Scheckter, Jody Ferrari Ferrari 1:39:59.53 Laffite, Jacques Villeneuve, Gilles
7 MCO May-27 Circuit de Monaco Scheckter, Jody Ferrari Ferrari 1:55:22.48 Scheckter, Jody Depailler, Patrick
8 FRA Jul-01 Circuit de Dijon-Prenois Jabouille, Jean-Pierre Renault Renault 1:35:20.42 Jabouille, Jean-Pierre Arnoux, René
9 GBR Jul-14 Silverstone Circuit Regazzoni, Clay Williams Ford Cosworth 1:26:11.17 Jones, Alan Regazzoni, Clay
10 GER Jul-29 Hockenheimring Jones, Alan Williams Ford Cosworth 1:24:48.83 Jabouille, Jean-Pierre Villeneuve, Gilles
11 AUT Aug-12 Österreichring Jones, Alan Williams Ford Cosworth 1:27:38.01 Arnoux, René Arnoux, René
12 NLD Aug-26 Circuit Park Zandvoort Jones, Alan Williams Ford Cosworth 1:41:19.78 Arnoux, René Villeneuve, Gilles
13 ITA Sep-09 Autodromo Nazionale Monza Scheckter, Jody Ferrari Ferrari 1:22:00.22 Jabouille, Jean-Pierre Regazzoni, Clay
14 CAN Sep-30 Circuit Île Notre-Dame Jones, Alan Williams Ford Cosworth 1:52:06.89 Jones, Alan Jones, Alan
15 USA Oct-07 Watkins Glen International Villeneuve, Gilles Ferrari Ferrari 1:52:17.73 Jones, Alan Piquet, Nelson

Drivers' World Championship Standings

 DriverARGBRAZAFUSWESPBELMCOFRAGBRGERAUTNLDITACANUSA  Pts.
1 Scheckter, J. - 16639902336930 51 (60)
2 Villeneuve, G. 029900060060669 47 (53)
3 Jones, A. 000400030999090 40 (43)
4 Laffite, J. 990006000444000 36
5 Regazzoni, C. 000000619620440 29 (32)
6 Depailler, P. 3602902 - - - - - - - - 20 (22)
7 Reutemann, C. 642063400000000 20 (25)
8 Arnoux, R. 000 - 00046010006 17
9 Watson, J. 400001303200011 15
10 Pironi, D. - 30014000000024 14
11 Jarier, J. 0 - 4120024 - - 0100 14
12 Andretti, M. 203340000000200 14
13 Jabouille, J. 000 - 00090000000 9
14 Lauda, N. 0010000000003 - - 4
15 de Angelis, E. 000000 - 00000003 3
16 Piquet, N. - 00000000003000 3
17 Ickx, J. - - - - - - - 01002000 3
18 Mass, J. 0000001001010 - - 3
19 Stuck, H. - 000000 - - 000002 2
20 Patrese, R. - 00002000000000 2
21 Fittipaldi, E. 100000000000000 1
  Gaillard, P. - - - - - - - - 0 - 0 - - - - 0
Giacomelli, B. - - - - - 0 - 0 - - - - 0 - 0 0
Hunt, J. 0000000 - - - - - - - - 0
Brambilla, V. - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 0
Daly, D. 00 - 0 - - - - - - 0 - - 00 0
Merzario, A. - - - 0 - - - - - - - - - - - 0
Lees, G. - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - 0
Lammers, J. 000000 - 00000 - 0 - 0
Rebaque, H. 0 - 0000 - 000 - 0 - 0 - 0
Surer, M. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
Tambay, P. - 0000 - - 00000000 0
Zunino, R. - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 0
Rosberg, K. - - - - - - - 000000 - 0 0

Constructors' World Championship Standings

  Const.-Eng. ARGBRAZAFUSWESPBELMCOFRAGBRGERAUTNLDITACANUSA  Pts.
1 Ferrari - Ferrari 031515399623961599 113
2 Williams - Ford Cosworth 000400649151194130 75
3 Ligier - Ford Cosworth 12150296201446000 61
4 Lotus - Ford Cosworth 8453103400000200 39
5 Tyrrell - Ford Cosworth 034134024000124 28
6 Renault - Renault 0000000136010006 26
7 McLaren - Ford Cosworth 400001303200011 15
8 Brabham - Alfa Romeo 0010000000033 - - 7
9 Arrows - Ford Cosworth 000002100101000 5
10 Shadow - Ford Cosworth 000000000000003 3
11 ATS (GER) - Ford Cosworth 000000000000002 2
12 Copersucar - Ford Cosworth 100000000000000 1
13 Brabham - Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 0
14 Wolf - Ford Cosworth 000000000000000 0
15 Ensign - Ford Cosworth 000000000000000 0
16 Alfa Romeo - Alfa Romeo - - - - - 0 - 0 - - - - 000 0
  Kauhsen - Ford Cosworth - - - - 00 - - - - - - - - - 0
Merzario - Ford Cosworth 000000000000000 0
Rebaque - Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - 000 0

Points System

Total Races Races Counted Towards WC Points AllocationNotes
15 8 Top 6 (9,6,4,3,2,1)Season divided in two. Race results from 4 of first 7 and 4 of last 8 GP counted. Half points awarded for races stopped before three-quarter-distance is completed.