1979 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Flag of Brazil svg.png 1979 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race 2 of 17 in the 1979 rFactor Alternate Formula One season season
Interlagos 1979 track map.png
Date 11th March 1979
Official Name 1979 Brazilian Grand Prix
Location Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil
Course Permanent race track
4.73 mi (7.8 km)
Distance 40 laps, 189.2 miles
Weather Overcast
Pole Position
Driver Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Jody Scheckter Williams-Ford
Time 2:25.390
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Spain svg.png Callum McAllister Williams-Ford
Time 2:29.939
Podium
First Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Jody Scheckter Williams-Ford
Second Flag of France svg.png Rene Arnoux Ferrari
Third Flag of Spain svg.png Callum McAllister Williams-Ford


The 1979 Brazilian Grand Prix was the second of the 1979 Formula One season. Callum McAllister took his second consecutive pole of the season, but could only manage 3rd on race day. Instead, Williams team-mate Jody Schekcter took his and Williams' first win and points of the year. Rene Arnoux finished on the podium for the first time this year.



Standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings

Pos Driver Points
1 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Jody Scheckter 10
2 Flag of Ireland svg.png Éadbhard Ó'Caoimhín 10
3 Flag of France svg.png Rene Arnoux 9
4 Flag of Japan svg.png Hiroshi Takagi 8
5 Flag of Spain svg.png Callum McAllister 6

Constructors' Championship standings

Pos Constructor Points
1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Williams-Ford 16
2 Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari 14
3 Flag of France svg.png Ligier-Ford 10
4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Tyrrell-Ford 9
5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Wolf-Ford 6
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.