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1978 United States Grand Prix West


Race 4 of 16


Long Beach
80 laps
Time of race: 1:52:01.301
Average speed of winner: 139.297 kph
Margin of victory: 11.061 sec
Lead changes: 2 between 2 drivers
Fastest lap: Alan Jones 1:22.215
Lap leaders: Reutemann pole, Villeneuve 1-38, Reutemann 39-80

Race notes: Carlos Reutemann took the points lead from Mario Andretti.



FinishStartDriverCar #TeamChassisEngineTyreOwnerQualifying TimeLapsX LedLaps LedStatusPoints
11Carlos Reutemann11Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3Ferrari 015MichelinFerrari1:20.636801421:52:01.3019
24Mario Andretti5John Player Team LotusLotus 78Ford Cosworth DFVGoodyearLotus1:21.1888000+11.0616
312Patrick Depailler4Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008Ford Cosworth DFVGoodyearTyrrell1:22.4148000+28.9514
46Ronnie Peterson6John Player Team LotusLotus 78Ford Cosworth DFVGoodyearLotus1:21.4748000+45.6033
514Jacques Laffite26Ligier GitanesLigier JS7Matra MS76GoodyearLigier1:22.6308000+82.8842
69Riccardo Patrese35Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1Ford Cosworth DFVGoodyearArrows1:22.0067900+1 lap1
78Alan Jones27Williams Grand Prix EngineeringWilliams FW06Ford Cosworth DFVGoodyearWilliams1:21.9357900+1 lap0
815Emerson Fittipaldi14Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5AFord Cosworth DFVGoodyearFittipaldi1:22.7907900+1 lap0
918Rolf Stommelen36Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1Ford Cosworth DFVGoodyearArrows1:23.2917900+1 lap0
1020Clay Regazzoni17Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9Ford Cosworth DFVGoodyearShadow1:23.4547900+1 lap0
1119Jean-Pierre Jarier10ATS Racing TeamATS HS1Ford Cosworth DFVGoodyearATS1:23.4197500+5 laps0
1211Patrick Tambay8Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26Ford Cosworth DFVGoodyearMcLaren1:22.2347400accident (classified)0
1310Jody Scheckter20Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR4Ford Cosworth DFVGoodyearWolf1:22.1635900accident0
1417Vittorio Brambilla19Beta Team SurteesSurtees TS19Ford Cosworth DFVGoodyearSurtees1:23.2125000transmission0
1513Jean-Pierre Jabouille15Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01Renault-Gordini EF1MichelinRenault1:22.4914300turbo0
162Gilles Villeneuve12Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 312T3Ferrari 015MichelinFerrari1:20.83638138accident0
173Niki Lauda1Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46Alfa Romeo 1260GoodyearBrabham1:20.9372700ignition0
1822Didier Pironi3Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008Ford Cosworth DFVGoodyearTyrrell1:23.7922500gearbox0
1921Arturo Merzario37Team MerzarioMerzario A1Ford Cosworth DFVGoodyearMerzario1:23.5891700gearbox0
2016Jochen Mass9ATS Racing TeamATS HS1Ford Cosworth DFVGoodyearATS1:23.1061100brakes0
215John Watson2Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT46Alfa Romeo 1260GoodyearBrabham1:21.244900gearbox0
227James Hunt7Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26Ford Cosworth DFVGoodyearMcLaren1:21.738500accident0
2323Rupert Keegan18Durex Team SurteesSurtees TS19Ford Cosworth DFVGoodyearSurtees1:23.677000did not start0
2424Hans-Joachim Stuck16Shadow Racing TeamShadow DN9Ford Cosworth DFVGoodyearShadow1:23.733000did not start0

Points standings

RankDriverPointsStartsPolesWinsPodiums
1Carlos Reutemann184122
2Mario Andretti184112
3Ronnie Peterson144111
4Patrick Depailler144003
5Niki Lauda104102
6Emerson Fittipaldi64001
7John Watson44001
8Jacques Laffite44000
9James Hunt34000
10Alan Jones34000
11Clay Regazzoni23000
12Didier Pironi24000
13Patrick Tambay14000
14Riccardo Patrese13000
15Jochen Mass04000
16Gilles Villeneuve04000
17Jean-Pierre Jarier03000
18Rolf Stommelen02000
19Jody Scheckter04000
20Héctor Rebaque02000
21Brett Lunger03000
22Vittorio Brambilla03000
23Jean-Pierre Jabouille02000
24Hans-Joachim Stuck02000
25Danny Ongais02000