1979 Formula One season

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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

Race Calendar

Race Reports

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.

Drivers' championship

Constructors' Championship

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. "