1979 Formula One season
The Formula 1 1979 season was the 30th FIA Formula 1 World Championship. She was discharged through 15 races in the period of 21 January 1979 to 7 October 1979. Jody Scheckter won for the first and only time the drivers' world championship. Ferrari was the sixth time Constructors' world champions.
- 4.1 Drivers' Championship
- 4.2 Constructors' Championship
Teams and Drivers
Grand Prix of Argentina
Grand Prix of Brazil
Grand Prix of South Africa
United States Grand Prix West
Grand Prix of Spain
The Grand Prix of Spain at the Circuito del Jarama took place on 29 April 1979, went over a distance of 75 laps of 3.404 km with a total of 255.300 kilometers.
Grand Prix of Belgium
Grand Prix of Monaco
Grand Prix of France
Grand Prix of Great Britain
Grand Prix of Germany
Grand Prix of Austria
Grand Prix of Netherlands
Grand Prix of Italy
Grand Prix of Canada
United States Grand Prix East
World Cup ratings
The six top-ranked riders in each race were awarded points according to the following scheme:
In the drivers' standings the top four results of the first seven and the best four of the remaining eight races counted ( in brackets are the total points). In the constructors' championship all results counted.
News in brief Formula 1
- In Dijon won with Renault for the first time a turbo engine in Formula 1
- James Hunt retired from active racing.
- Patrick Depailler injured seriously when kite flying and therefore occurred only in the first seven races of the season.
- At Silverstone, the Williams team with Clay Regazzoni celebrated his first GP victory.
- Jody Scheckter took a Ferrari for the time being the last drivers' championship title for more than two decades.
- Niki Lauda resigned: "I have no desire to go in a circle. "