1978 Monaco Grand Prix

From Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Template:Coord Template:Infobox Grand Prix race report

The 1978 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 7 May 1978 at Monaco. It was won by Patrick Depailler of France, his first Formula One victory.

Report

Carlos Reutemann started on pole with the Brabham duo of John Watson and Niki Lauda second and third. Watson had a good start and led into the first corner, whereas Reutemann collided with James Hunt and had to pit for repairs, which left Patrick Depailler and Lauda second and third. For the first half of the race, the top three remained the same until Watson had an off allowing Depailler and Lauda through, but the latter then suffered a puncture and had to pit for tyres before charging back up and retaking second from Watson towards the end of the race. At the front, Depailler took his first career victory with Lauda second, and Jody Scheckter third after Watson made another mistake in the final laps. Jean-Pierre Jabouille's 10th place finish was Renault's first race finish.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 Template:Flagicon Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 75 1:55:14.66 5 9
2 1 Template:Flagicon Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 75 +22.45 secs 3 6
3 20 Template:Flagicon Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford 75 +32.29 secs 9 4
4 2 Template:Flagicon John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo 75 +33.53 secs 2 3
5 3 Template:Flagicon Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 75 +1:08.06 13 2
6 35 Template:Flagicon Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 75 +1:08.77 14 1
7 8 Template:Flagicon Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 74 +1 Lap 11
8 11 Template:Flagicon Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 74 +1 Lap 1
9 14 Template:Flagicon Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 74 +1 Lap 20
10 15 Template:Flagicon Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 71 +4 Laps 12
11 5 Template:Flagicon Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 69 +6 Laps 4
Ret 12 Template:Flagicon Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 62 Accident 8
Ret 6 Template:Flagicon Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 56 Gearbox 7
Ret 7 Template:Flagicon James Hunt McLaren-Ford 43 Handling 6
Ret 36 Template:Flagicon Rolf Stommelen Arrows-Ford 38 Driver Unwell 19
Ret 27 Template:Flagicon Alan Jones Williams-Ford 29 Oil Leak 10
Ret 22 Template:Flagicon Jacky Ickx Ensign-Ford 27 Brakes 16
Ret 16 Template:Flagicon Hans Joachim Stuck Shadow-Ford 24 Accident 17
Ret 26 Template:Flagicon Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 13 Gearbox 15
Ret 18 Template:Flagicon Rupert Keegan Surtees-Ford 8 Transmission 18
DNQ 9 Template:Flagicon Jochen Mass ATS-Ford
DNQ 17 Template:Flagicon Clay Regazzoni Shadow-Ford
DNQ 10 Template:Flagicon Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS-Ford
DNQ 19 Template:Flagicon Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford
DNPQ 32 Template:Flagicon Keke Rosberg Theodore-Ford
DNPQ 24 Template:Flagicon Derek Daly Hesketh-Ford
DNPQ 31 Template:Flagicon René Arnoux Martini-Ford
DNPQ 25 Template:Flagicon Hector Rebaque Lotus-Ford
DNPQ 30 Template:Flagicon Brett Lunger McLaren-Ford
DNPQ 37 Template:Flagicon Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford

Notes

  • Lap Leaders: John Watson 37 laps (1-37); Patrick Depailler 38 laps (38-75).

Standings after the race

Template:Col-start Template:Col-2

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Template:Flagicon Patrick Depailler 23
2 Template:Flagicon Carlos Reutemann 18
3 Template:Flagicon Mario Andretti 18
4 Template:Flagicon Niki Lauda 16
5 Template:Flagicon Ronnie Peterson 14

Template:Col-2

Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Template:Flagicon Lotus-Ford 27
2 Template:Flagicon Tyrrell-Ford 24
3 Template:Flagicon Brabham-Alfa Romeo 20
4 Template:Flagicon Ferrari 18
5 Template:Flagicon Fittipaldi-Ford 6

Template:Col-end

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

Template:F1 race report Template:F1GP 70-79