1979 Argentine Grand Prix

From F1 Alternate
Jump to: navigation, search
Flag of Argentina svg.png 1979 Argentine Grand Prix
Race 1 of 17 in the 1979 rFactor Alternate Formula One season
Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez - zoomed out.png
Date 3 March, 1979
Official Name Automovil Club Argentino Argentine Grand Prix
Location Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez ,Buenos Aires, Argentinia
Course Permanent road course
5.81 km (3.61 mi)
Distance 51 laps, 184.11 miles
Weather Sunny
Pole Position
Driver Flag of Spain svg.png Callum McAllister Williams-Ford
Time 1:46.385
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Austria svg.png Niki Lauda Brabham
Time 1:48.235
Podium
First Flag of Ireland svg.png Éadbhard Ó'Caoimhín Ligier-Ford
Second Flag of Japan svg.png Hiroshi Takagi Tyrrell-Ford
Third Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Hunt Wolf-Ford


The 1979 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on the Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez. It was the first race of the 1979 Formula One season, and was won by Éadbhard Ó'Caoimhín driving a Ligier, after Callum McAllister, Jody Scheckter, Jacques Laffite, Nelson Piquet and Gilles Villeneuve all retired while leading the race. It was the first win for Ligier, Éadbhard Ó'Caoimhín, and the first win for an Irish driver in Formula One.


Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 27 Flag of Spain svg.png Callum McAllister Williams-Ford 1:46.385 +-.--
2 25 Flag of France svg.png Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 1:46.496 +0.111
3 11 Flag of France svg.png Rene Arnoux Ferrari 1:46.593 +0.208
4 28 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Jody Scheckter Williams Ford 1:46.617 +0.232
5 12 Flag of Canada.svg.png Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:46.629 +0.244
6 5 Flag of Brazil svg.png Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford 1:46.830 +0.445
7 5 Flag of Ireland svg.png Éadbhard Ó'Caoimhín Ligier-Ford 1:46.877 +0.492
8 15 Flag of France svg.png Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 1:47.075 +0.690
9 16 Flag of Austria svg.png Niki Lauda Brabham-Ford 1:47.097 +0.712
10 16 Flag of Argentina svg.png Carlos Reutemann Renault 1:40.78 +1.64

Standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings

Pos Driver Points
1 Flag of Ireland svg.png Éadbhard Ó'Caoimhín 10
2 Flag of Japan svg.png Hiroshi Takagi 8
3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Hunt 6
4 Flag of the United States svg.png Mario Andretti 5
5 Flag of France svg.png Alain Prost 4

Constructors' Championship standings

Pos Constructor Points
1 Flag of France svg.png Ligier-Ford 10
2 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Tyrrell-Ford 8
3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Wolf-Ford 6
4 Flag of Italy svg.png Alfa Romeo 6
5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Ford 5
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.