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1977 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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The 1977 Formula One season included the 28th FIA Formula One World Championship season, which commenced on January 9, 1977, and ended on October 23 after seventeen races.

Season summaryEdit

Niki Lauda took his second championship, though Mario Andretti won more races. Jody Scheckter's Wolf won first time out, Shadow took their only victory, and Gunnar Nilsson achieved the only win of a career tragically cut short by cancer. Renault entered grand prix racing with a turbocharged car which was initially not very successful. The German ATS team took over the Penske cars and the South African Grand Prix was the last race a BRM ever qualified to start.

The season was also marred by one of the most horrific accidents in Formula One history. During the South African GP on March 5, TV cameras captured how Tom Pryce was unable to avoid 19-year-old race marshal Frederik Jansen Van Vuuren. The latter was killed by the terrifying collision, and his fire extinguisher killed Pryce, whose car proceeded to the end of the straight where it collided with Jacques Laffite's Ligier.

Drivers and constructorsEdit

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyres No Driver Rounds
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M23
M26
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt All
2 Flag of Germany Jochen Mass All
14 22px-Flag of Italy Bruno Giacomelli 14
40 25px-Canadaflag Gilles Villeneuve 10
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell P34 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 3 22px-Flag of Sweden Ronnie Peterson All
4 22px-Flag of France Patrick Depailler All
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus 78 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 5 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti All
6 22px-Flag of Sweden Gunnar Nilsson All
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Martini Racing Brabham BT45
BT45B
Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 F12 G 7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson All
8 25px-Brazilflag Carlos Pace 1-3
Flag of Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck 4-17
21 22px-Flag of Italy Giorgio Francia 14
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Hollywood March Racing
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Team Rothmans International
March 761B
771
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 9 25px-Brazilflag Alex Ribeiro All
10 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Ian Scheckter 1-2, 5-16
Flag of Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck 3
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brian Henton 4
22px-Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312T2 Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 G 11 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda 1-15
25px-Canadaflag Gilles Villeneuve 17
12 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann All
21 25px-Canadaflag Gilles Villeneuve 16
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Rotary Watches Stanley BRM
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Stanley BRM
BRM P207
P201B
BRM P202 3.0 V12
BRM P200 3.0 V12
G 14 25px-AustraliaFLAG Larry Perkins 2-3
29 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Teddy Pilette 13-14
35 22px-Flag of Sweden Conny Andersson 5, 7-9
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Guy Edwards 10
40 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Teddy Pilette 11
USAflagsmall Interscope Racing Penske PC4 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 14 USAflagsmall Danny Ongais 15-16
22px-Flag of France Équipe Renault Elf Renault RS01 Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 V6t M 15 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jabouille 10, 13-16
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5B
DN8
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 16 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Tom Pryce 1-3
22px-Flag of Italy Renzo Zorzi 4-5
22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese 6-7, 9-11, 13-14, 16-17
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jackie Oliver 8
22px-Flag of Italy Arturo Merzario 12
22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jarier 15
17 22px-Flag of Italy Renzo Zorzi 1-3
25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones 4-17
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Durex Team Surtees
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Beta Team Surtees
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Team Surtees
Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 18 22px-Flag of Austria Hans Binder 1-6, 15-17
25px-AustraliaFLAG Larry Perkins 7-9
22px-Flag of France Patrick Tambay 9
25px-AustraliaFLAG Vern Schuppan 10-13
22px-Flag of Italy Lamberto Leoni 14
19 22px-Flag of Italy Vittorio Brambilla All
25px-Canadaflag Walter Wolf Racing Wolf WR1
WR2
WR3
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 20 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Jody Scheckter All
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Team Tissot Ensign with Castrol Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 22 20px-Flag of Switzerland Clay Regazzoni All
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Jacky Ickx 6
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Theodore Racing Hong Kong Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 23 22px-Flag of France Patrick Tambay 10-17
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Penthouse Rizla Racing
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Hesketh Racing
Hesketh 308E Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 24 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Rupert Keegan 5-16
25 22px-Flag of Austria Harald Ertl 5-9
25px-Mexicoflag Héctor Rebaque 11-13
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ian Ashley 14-16
39 25px-Mexicoflag Héctor Rebaque 7-9
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ian Ashley 12-13
22px-Flag of France Ligier Gitanes Ligier JS7 Matra MS76 3.0 V12 G 26 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite All
27 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jarier 17
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams Grand Prix Engineering March 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 27 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Patrick Nève 5, 7-16
25px-Brazilflag Copersucar-Fittipaldi Fittipaldi FD04
FD5
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 28 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi 1-16
29 25px-Brazilflag Ingo Hoffmann 1-2
USAflagsmall Chesterfield Racing March
McLaren
761
M23
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 30 USAflagsmall Brett Lunger 3-5, 7-16
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom LEC Refrigeration Racing LEC CRP1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 31 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Purley 5, 7-10
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom RAM Racing/F&S Properties
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom RAM Racing
March 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 32 22px-Flag of Finland Mikko Kozarowitsky 8, 10
22px-Flag of the Netherlands Michael Bleekemolen 13
33 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Boy Hayje 3, 5-8, 13
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Andy Sutcliffe 10
Flag of Germany ATS Racing Team Penske PC4 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 33 22px-Flag of Austria Hans Binder 12, 14
35 Flag of Germany Hans Heyer 11
22px-Flag of Austria Hans Binder 13
34 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jarier 4-14
Flag of Spain (1945 - 1977).svg Iberia Airlines McLaren M23 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 36 Flag of Spain (1945 - 1977).svg Emilio de Villota 5, 7-8, 10-12, 14
22px-Flag of Italy Team Merzario March 761B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 37 22px-Flag of Italy Arturo Merzario 5-7, 9-11, 13
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom British Formula One Team March 761
761B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 38 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Bernard de Dryver 7
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brian Henton 5, 10, 12
22px-Flag of the Netherlands HB Bewaking Alarmsystemen Boro 001 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 38 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brian Henton 13-14
20px-Flag of Switzerland Jolly Club of Switzerland Apollon Fly Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 41 20px-Flag of Switzerland Loris Kessel 14
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Melchester Racing Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 44 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Tony Trimmer 10
25px-AustraliaFLAG Brian McGuire McGuire BM1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 45 25px-AustraliaFLAG Brian McGuire 10
Flag-of-japansmall Meiritsu Racing Team Tyrrell 007 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 D 50 Flag-of-japansmall Kunimitsu Takahashi 17
Flag-of-japansmall Kojima Engineering Kojima KE009 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 B 51 Flag-of-japansmall Noritake Takahara 17
Flag-of-japansmall Heroes Racing Corporation Kojima KE007 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 B 52 Flag-of-japansmall Kazuyoshi Hoshino 17

Race-by-RaceEdit

Race One: ArgentinaEdit

The 1977 season started in Argentina, and it was reigning world champion James Hunt who started off his title defence with pole position in his McLaren. Countryman John Watson shared the front row with him in the Brabham, and Patrick Depailler in the six-wheeled Tyrrell was third on the grid.

Watson took the lead at the start with Hunt second. Watson led for the first 10 laps until Hunt moved ahead and pulled away, with Mario Andretti's Lotus third, but soon the other McLaren of Jochen Mass took the place. Mass had to retire soon after with an engine failure which caused him to spin, and a suspension failure took teammate and race leader Hunt out three laps later. Watson took the lead again, but he also had suspension failures and let teammate Carlos Pace through. Watson eventually retired, and Pace struggled towards the end due to heat in his cockpit and was passed by Jody Scheckter's Wolf and Andretti, but the latter retired then with a wheel bearing failure. Scheckter took the first win of 1977, with Pace second, and home hero Carlos Reutemann completing the podium for Ferrari.

Race Two: BrazilEdit

The second round took place in Brazil, and Hunt took pole again with Reutemann second and Andretti third on the grid. Home hero Pace took the lead at the start, with Hunt dropping behind Reutemann as well but soon Hunt was back behind Pace and attacking. There was contact, and Hunt took the lead whereas Pace had to pit for repairs. Hunt led Reutemann until he began to suffer from tyre troubles and was passed by Reutemann. Hunt pitted for new tyres, and rejoined fourth and soon passed Niki Lauda in the Ferrari and Watson to reclaim second. Reutemann marched on to victory, Hunt was second and Lauda third after Watson crashed out.

Race Three: South AfricaEdit

The race in South Africa was over a month later, but Hunt still continued his streak of poles, with Pace alongside and Lauda next. Hunt led off at the start, with Lauda and Scheckter following him after Pace struggled. The order stayed put until the seventh lap when Lauda took the lead and was never headed again, with Scheckter taking second from Hunt 11 laps later.

On lap 21, two marshals ran on the track, the second one with a fire extinguisher after the Shadow of Renzo Zorzi failed. The second marshal, Fredrik Jansen van Vuuren was hit by the car of Tom Pryce and was killed instantly by the collision, whereas the fire extinguisher flew off his hands and landed on Pryce's face, killing and nearly decapitating him.

The race continued however, and Lauda won, his first since his own horror crash last year, with home hero Scheckter second, and Depailler's six-wheeler took third from Hunt in the closing laps.

Race Four: United States GP WestEdit

The death of Pryce had shaken the field up, and then before the next round, there was more bad news, as Carlos Pace, who had finished second in the opening round in Argentina, was killed in a plane crash.

The field, in a somber mood, went to Long Beach in the USA, and Lauda took pole ahead of home hero Andretti, with Scheckter third. At the start, it was Scheckter who got the best start, and he passed both Andretti and Lauda, with Reutemann going up an escape road and spinning as he tried to follow Scheckter through. The top three of Scheckter, Andretti and Lauda pulled away from the rest of the pack, and ran closely together but the order did not change. However, a tyre began to deflate for Scheckter, and both Andretti and Lauda passed him with two laps left, with Andretti thus taking a popular home victory ahead of Lauda and a disappointed Scheckter.

Race Five: SpainEdit

The next round was in Spain, where Andretti continued his recent form with pole and Jacques Laffite's Ligier springing a surprise, beating Lauda to second, however Lauda was unable to take part in the race due to a broken rib. At the start, Andretti took the lead with Laffite following. Laffite gave chase to Andretti in the early stages but had to pit with a deflating tyre, leaving Andretti to romp to victory with Reutemann second. Hunt inherited third but retired with a misfire, giving it to Watson until he lost places due to a spin, leaving Scheckter to take the final spot on the podium.

Race Six: MonacoEdit

In the elite Monaco race, Watson took his first career pole for Brabham with Scheckter also on the front row and Reutemann third. It was Scheckter who got the best start to beat Watson to the first corner, with Reutemann running third in the early stages until he was passed by his teammate Lauda. Watson ran second to Scheckter until mid-race when he had to retire with gearbox trouble, allowing Lauda to close in on Scheckter but the latter was flawless and held on to take his second win of the season. Lauda had to be satisfied with second, with Reutemann completing the podium.

Race Seven: BelgiumEdit

Belgium was host to the seventh race of the season, and in qualifying Andretti took a comfortable pole with Watson just beating the second Lotus of Gunnar Nilsson to second. The race was wet due to rain earlier in the day, and Watson took the lead at the first corner, but later in the first lap, Andretti ran into the back to him while attempting to retake the lead, resulting in both of them spinning out and Scheckter taking the lead.

Scheckter led the early stages ahead of Nilsson, whereas Reutemann made an early charge but spun off. The track began to dry and everyone had to pit for tyres, and those who stopped early were the ones who benefited, as now Lauda was leading from Jochen Mass and Scheckter was down to fifth. Mass spun off from second, handing it to Nilsson who then went on to catch and pass Lauda before driving away to his first career victory. Behind second-placed Lauda, Ronnie Peterson completed the podium for Team Tyrrell after Scheckter retired with an engine failure.

Race Eight: SwedenEdit

The Swedish race was full of anticipation after Nilsson's win last time out, but once again in qualifying, it was his teammate Andretti leading the way from Watson, with Hunt heading the second row. At the start, again it was Watson who led into the first corner followed by Scheckter, but soon Andretti passed both of them and opened up a lead. Watson and Scheckter battled for second until they collided, with Scheckter having to retire and Watson pitting for repairs. Hunt took second but he began to drop back and was passed by a charging Laffite, and then by his team-mate Mass. Andretti however, was dominant until he had to pit due to a fuel metering problem with two laps left, handing the lead to Laffite who went on to take his first ever win ahead of Mass and Reutemann.

Race Nine: FranceEdit

The next race was staged in France, and once again it was Andretti on pole with Hunt second and Nilsson third on the grid. Hunt got the best start and led into the first corner from Watson and Laffite, with Andretti dropping down to fourth. However, Watson passed Hunt on the fifth lap and started to build a gap until Andretti got up to second and began to reel him in. During the final few laps, leader Watson and Andretti were running nose-to-tail but Watson held him off till the last lap when his engine missed a beat and immediately Andretti was past. Andretti thus took the win ahead of a crestfallen Watson and Hunt.

Race Ten: Great BritainEdit

British drivers had not much luck this season, so it was a relief to the British fans to see defending champion Hunt on pole for his home race with Watson alongside, and Lauda next. Hunt did not get a good start, and so Watson lead into the first corner ahead of Lauda and Scheckter, but as the race progressed, a recovering Hunt soon passed both to get up to second behind Watson. The race was set for a grandstand British finish with Hunt slowly closing down leader Watson, but the fans were robbed of it when Watson's fuel system failed with 15 laps left. Hunt took the lead and went on to win his first race of the season, with Lauda second. Scheckter ran third until his engine failed, thus giving the place to Andretti until he too suffered a similar fate, leaving Nilsson to take the final spot on the podium.

Race Eleven: GermanyEdit

The German race took place in Hockenheim because the Nürburgring track was deemed to be too dangerous to race on. In qualifying, Scheckter took his first pole of the season, ahead of Watson and then Lauda who headed the second row. Scheckter kept the lead at the first corner with both Watson and Lauda keeping their positions. Watson put pressure on Scheckter until his engine failed on the eighth lap, giving second to Lauda who passed Scheckter soon after and began to pull away. Scheckter battled for second with Hunt until the defending champion retired with an engine failure, giving third to Watson's teammate and home driver Hans-Joachim Stuck. That was how it stayed to the end; Lauda winning from Scheckter and Stuck.

Race Twelve: AustriaEdit

With two-thirds of the season complete, Lauda led the championship as the drivers went to Austria. He pleased his home fans further by beating Hunt to pole, with Andretti settling for third on the grid. The race started in damp conditions, and poleman Lauda led into the first corner followed by Hunt, but Andretti passed both at one corner soon after. His teammate Nilsson was on a charge and was rapidly up to second, whereas Lauda went backwards.

Nilsson had to pit to change tyres, giving second to Hunt and this became the lead when Andretti's engine failed. Alan Jones in the Shadow was now charging up the order, passing both Scheckter and Stuck and as the race progressed, the recovering Nilsson and Lauda also passed the duo, however none of them could make an impression on Hunt. Hunt seemed to be headed for victory until his engine failed with ten laps left, giving Jones his first ever Formula One victory. Lauda took second and Stuck was third, both benefiting after Nilsson also retired with an engine failure.

Race Thirteen: HollandEdit

The field went to Holland for the next round, and in qualifying Andretti took his fifth pole of the season with Laffite alongside on the front row, and Hunt third. At the start, Hunt jumped both the front row starters to lead but before the end of the first lap, Andretti tried to drive alongside him but some aggressive defending from Hunt forced him to lift, and Laffite took advantage to get second. Five laps later, Andretti had got back past Laffite and was attack attacking Hunt, who again defended aggressively but this time Andretti did not lift and they collided. Hunt was out on the spot, whereas Andretti spun and rejoined fourth.

This left Laffite leading from the Ferraris of Lauda and Reutemann. The latter had a long battle with Andretti for third, repeatedly exchanging places, until the Lotus driver's engine blew up. Soon after, Lauda passed Laffite to take the lead, and he went on build a gap and win comfortably. Laffite finished second. After Andretti's demise, Reutemann ran third until the second Lotus of Nilsson attacked him, and the two collided with Nilsson out and Reutemann rejoining at the back. This sensationally left Patrick Tambay in the Ensign third, but he ran out of fuel on the last lap, thus handing the place to Scheckter.

This meant that Lauda had a 21 point lead over Scheckter with four races left.

Race Fourteen: ItalyEdit

Italy was next on the calender, but the fact that it was Ferrari's home race did not deter Hunt who took pole, whereas Reutemann cheered the home fans by starting second in front of Scheckter. Scheckter took the lead after a brilliant start, and in second place was Clay Regazzoni's Ensign who got an even better one. Regazzoni however did not have the pace and soon dropped down the order, whereas Andretti was on the move, passing Hunt on the second lap, and Scheckter a few laps later to take the lead. Hunt dropped back with brake troubles as the race progressed, and Scheckter retired when his engine failured, leaving Reutemann and Lauda in second and third. Lauda was soon past Reutemann, and the latter had to retire when he spun off on oil on the track, handing third to Jones. The race finished in that order; with Andretti taking a dominant victory from Lauda, who closed in on the championship, and Jones who took his second podium in three races.

Race Fifteen: United StatesEdit

The scenario gong into the race was that if Lauda had a single point or if Scheckter did not win the race, Lauda would be world champion. Scheckter's hopes looked bleak as he qualified ninth to Lauda's seventh, as Hunt took pole from the Brabhams of Stuck and Watson. Stuck got the best start and took the lead into the first corner followed by Hunt and Andretti. Scheckter was on a charge and passed many drivers, including Lauda, in the early stages to get up to fourth, which became third when leader Stuck crashed out. However, Hunt and Andretti continued to pull away from him and, with Lauda running fourth, Scheckter needed something extraordinary to happen to keep the title battle alive. That did not happen, as the rest of the race passed on without incident, with Hunt winning ahead of Andretti and Scheckter, with Lauda's fourth place enough to make him the world champion.

After the race, Lauda decided not to race in the final two races because of the declining relationship between him and Ferrari.

Race Sixteen: CanadaEdit

Canada was host to the penultimate round of the season, and the field went in minus Lauda. In qualifying, Andretti took yet another pole ahead of Hunt, with Ronnie Peterson's six-wheeled Tyrrell in third. Both Andretti and Hunt kept their positions at the start, with Hunt's teammate Jochen Mass charging up to third. Andretti and Hunt then proceeded to demolish the entire field, but they themselves were separated by nothing as they ran nose-to-tail. With less than 20 laps left, they came to lap third-placed Mass during with there was a misunderstanding between the McLarens who collided and spun off, Hunt retiring and Mass pitting for repairs and rejoining fifth. Andretti was left well over a lap ahead until his engine failed with three laps left, giving the win to Scheckter. Patrick Depailler finished second for Tyrell, and Mass completed the podium.

Race Seventeen: JapanEdit

The final round of the season was in Japan, and Andretti and Hunt continued their late-season battle, with the American pipping Hunt to the pole, with Watson heading the second row. Hunt took the lead at the start, and Scheckter and Mass jumped up to second and third, whereas Andretti had a terrible start and was at the tail of the top ten. On the second lap, Andretti was involved in a collision while trying to gain places, putting him out. With Andretti out, Hunt had no challengers left and he built a large gap, with teammate Mass second and Watson passing Scheckter for third. However, both Mass and Watson had to retire within one lap of each other with engine and gearbox failures, and with Scheckter dropping back, Reutemann was second until he was passed by Laffite. Hunt went on and capped off the season with a comfortable win, whereas Laffite ran of fuel on the last lap, handing over second to Reutemann and allowing Depailler to complete the podium.

Season reviewEdit

Rnd Race Date Location Pole Position Fastest Lap Race Winner Constructor Report
1 25px-ARGENntina Argentine Grand Prix January 9 Oscar Gálvez 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Jody Scheckter 25px-Canadaflag Wolf-Ford Report
2 25px-Brazilflag Brazilian Grand Prix January 23 Interlagos 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari Report
3 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg South African Grand Prix March 5 Kyalami 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari Report
4 USAflagsmall United States Grand Prix West April 3 Long Beach 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report
5 22px-Flag of Spain Spanish Grand Prix May 8 Jarama USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report
6 25px-Monacoflag Monaco Grand Prix May 22 Monaco 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Jody Scheckter 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Jody Scheckter 25px-Canadaflag Wolf-Ford Report
7 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Belgian Grand Prix June 5 Zolder USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 22px-Flag of Sweden Gunnar Nilsson 22px-Flag of Sweden Gunnar Nilsson 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report
8 22px-Flag of Sweden Swedish Grand Prix June 19 Scandinavian Raceway USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite 22px-Flag of France Ligier-Matra Report
9 22px-Flag of France French Grand Prix July 3 Dijon-Prenois USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 16 Silverstone 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Report
11 Flag of Germany German Grand Prix July 31 Hockenheimring 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Jody Scheckter 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari Report
12 22px-Flag of Austria Austrian Grand Prix August 14 Österreichring 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Shadow-Ford Report
13 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix August 28 Zandvoort USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari Report
14 22px-Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix September 11 Monza 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report
15 USAflagsmall United States Grand Prix October 2 Watkins Glen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt 22px-Flag of Sweden Ronnie Peterson 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Report
16 25px-Canadaflag Canadian Grand Prix October 9 Mosport USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Jody Scheckter 25px-Canadaflag Wolf-Ford Report
17 Flag-of-japansmall Japanese Grand Prix October 23 Fuji Speedway USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Jody Scheckter 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Report

1977 Drivers Championship final standingsEdit

Pos Driver ARG
25px-ARGENntina
BRA
25px-Brazilflag
RSA
22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg
USW
USAflagsmall
ESP
Flag of Spain (1977 - 1981).svg
MON
25px-Monacoflag
BEL
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil)
SWE
22px-Flag of Sweden
FRA
22px-Flag of France
GBR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
AUT
22px-Flag of Austria
NED
22px-Flag of the Netherlands
ITA
22px-Flag of Italy
USA
USAflagsmall
CAN
25px-Canadaflag
JPN
Flag-of-japansmall
Pts [1]
1 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda Ret 3 1 2 DNS 2 2 Ret 5 2 1 2 1 2 4 72
2 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Jody Scheckter 1 Ret 2 3 3 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 3 Ret 3 1 10 55
3 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 5 Ret Ret 1 1 5 Ret 6 1 14 Ret Ret Ret 1 2 9 Ret 47
4 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann 3 1 8 Ret 2 3 Ret 3 6 15 4 4 6 Ret 6 Ret 2 42
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt Ret 2 4 7 Ret Ret 7 12 3 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 40
6 Flag of Germany Jochen Mass Ret Ret 5 Ret 4 4 Ret 2 9 4 Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret 3 Ret 25
7 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones Ret Ret 6 5 17 Ret 7 Ret 1 Ret 3 Ret 4 4 22
8 22px-Flag of Sweden Gunnar Nilsson DNS 5 12 8 5 Ret 1 19 4 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 20
9 22px-Flag of France Patrick Depailler Ret Ret 3 4 Ret Ret 8 4 Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 14 2 3 20
10 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite Ret Ret Ret 9 7 7 Ret 1 8 6 Ret Ret 2 8 7 Ret 5 18
11 Flag of Germany Hans Joachim Stuck Ret Ret 6 Ret 6 10 Ret 5 3 3 7 Ret Ret Ret 7 12
12 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi 4 4 10 5 14 Ret Ret 18 11 Ret DNQ 11 4 DNQ 13 Ret 11
13 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson Ret Ret 6 DSQ Ret Ret Ret 5 2 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 9
14 22px-Flag of Sweden Ronnie Peterson Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 3 Ret 12 Ret 9 5 Ret 6 16 Ret Ret 7
15 25px-Brazilflag Carlos Pace 2 Ret 13 6
16 22px-Flag of Italy Vittorio Brambilla 7 Ret 7 Ret Ret 8 4 Ret 13 8 5 15 12 Ret 19 6 8 6
17 20px-Flag of Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 6 Ret 9 Ret Ret DNQ Ret 7 7 DNQ Ret Ret Ret 5 5 Ret Ret 5
18 22px-Flag of France Patrick Tambay DNQ Ret 6 Ret 5 Ret DNQ 5 Ret 5
19 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jarier 6 DNQ 11 11 8 Ret 9 Ret 14 Ret Ret 9 Ret 1
20 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese 9 Ret Ret Ret 10 13 Ret 10 6 1
21 22px-Flag of Italy Renzo Zorzi Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 1
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Rupert Keegan Ret 12 Ret 13 10 Ret Ret 7 Ret 9 8 Ret 0
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Patrick Nève 12 10 15 DNQ 10 DNQ 9 DNQ 7 18 Ret 0
25px-AustraliaFLAG Vern Schuppan 12 7 16 DNQ 0
25px-Brazilflag Ingo Hoffmann Ret 7 0
USAflagsmall Danny Ongais Ret 7 0
25px-Brazilflag Alex Ribeiro Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 8 DNQ 11 DNQ 15 8 12 0
22px-Flag of Austria Hans Binder Ret Ret 11 11 9 Ret 12 8 DNQ 11 Ret Ret 0
USAflagsmall Brett Lunger 14 Ret 10 DNS 11 DNQ 13 Ret 10 9 Ret 10 11 0
22px-Flag of Austria Harald Ertl Ret DNQ 9 16 DNQ 0
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jackie Oliver 9 0
Flag-of-japansmall Kunimitsu Takahashi 9 0
22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Ian Scheckter Ret Ret 11 DNQ Ret Ret NC Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 0
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brian Henton 10 DNQ DNQ DNQ DSQ DNQ 0
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Jacky Ickx 10 0
25px-Canadaflag Gilles Villeneuve 11 12 Ret 0
Flag-of-japansmall Kazuyoshi Hoshino 11 0
25px-AustraliaFLAG Larry Perkins Ret 15 12 DNQ DNQ 0
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Purley DNQ 13 14 Ret DNPQ 0
Flag of Spain (1977 - 1981).svg Emilio de Villota 13 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 17 DNQ 0
22px-Flag of Italy Arturo Merzario Ret DNQ 14 Ret Ret DNQ Ret DNQ 0
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ian Ashley DNQ DNQ DNQ 17 DNS 0
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Tom Pryce NC Ret Ret 0
22px-Flag of the Netherlands Boy Hayje Ret DNQ DNQ NC DNQ DNQ 0
22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ 0
25px-Mexicoflag Hector Rebaque DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 0
Flag of Germany Hans Heyer DSQ* 0
22px-Flag of Italy Bruno Giacomelli Ret 0
Flag-of-japansmall Noritake Takahara Ret 0
22px-Flag of Sweden Conny Andersson DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Teddy Pilette DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
22px-Flag of Finland Mikko Kozarowitzky DNQ DNPQ 0
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Bernard de Dryver DNQ 0
22px-Flag of the Netherlands Michael Bleekemolen DNQ 0
22px-Flag of Italy Lamberto Leoni DNQ 0
20px-Flag of Switzerland Loris Kessel DNQ 0
22px-Flag of Italy Giorgio Francia DNQ 0
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Tony Trimmer DNPQ 0
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Andy Sutcliffe DNPQ 0
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Guy Edwards DNPQ 0
25px-AustraliaFLAG Brian McGuire DNPQ 0
Pos Driver ARG
25px-ARGENntina
BRA
25px-Brazilflag
RSA
22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg
USW
USAflagsmall
ESP
Flag of Spain (1977 - 1981).svg
MON
25px-Monacoflag
BEL
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil)
SWE
22px-Flag of Sweden
FRA
22px-Flag of France
GBR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
AUT
22px-Flag of Austria
NED
22px-Flag of the Netherlands
ITA
22px-Flag of Italy
USA
USAflagsmall
CAN
25px-Canadaflag
JPN
Flag-of-japansmall
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish, inc. non-classified finish
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD) - 2003-2007 only
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Injured or ill (Inj)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)


* Hans Heyer Started illegally after failing to qualify.

1977 Constructors Championship final standingsEdit

Pos Constructor Car
no.
ARG
25px-ARGENntina
BRA
25px-Brazilflag
RSA
22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg
USW
USAflagsmall
ESP
Flag of Spain (1977 - 1981).svg
MON
25px-Monacoflag
BEL
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil)
SWE
22px-Flag of Sweden
FRA
22px-Flag of France
GBR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
AUT
22px-Flag of Austria
NED
22px-Flag of the Netherlands
ITA
22px-Flag of Italy
USA
USAflagsmall
CAN
25px-Canadaflag
JPN
Flag-of-japansmall
Pts
1 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 11 Ret 3 1 2 DNS 2 2 Ret 5 2 1 2 1 2 4 Ret 95 (97)
12 3 1 8 Ret 2 3 Ret 3 6 15 4 4 6 Ret 6 Ret 2
21 12
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 5 5 Ret Ret 1 1 5 Ret 6 1 14 Ret Ret Ret 1 2 9 Ret 62
6 DNS 5 12 8 5 Ret 1 19 4 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 1 Ret 2 4 7 Ret Ret 7 12 3 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 60
2 Ret Ret 5 Ret 4 4 Ret 2 9 4 Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret 3 Ret
14 Ret
30 DNS 11 DNQ 13 Ret 10 9 Ret 10 11
36 13 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 17 DNQ
40 11
4 25px-Canadaflag Wolf-Ford 20 1 Ret 2 3 3 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 3 Ret 3 1 10 55
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brabham-Alfa Romeo 7 Ret Ret 6 DSQ Ret Ret Ret 5 2 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 27
8 2 Ret 13 Ret 6 Ret 6 10 Ret 5 3 3 7 Ret Ret Ret 7
21 DNQ
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 3 Ret 12 Ret 9 5 Ret 6 16 Ret Ret 27
4 Ret Ret 3 4 Ret Ret 8 4 Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 14 2 3
50 9
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Shadow-Ford 16 NC Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 9 Ret Ret 10 Ret 13 Ret 9 10 6 23
17 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 6 5 17 Ret 7 Ret 1 Ret 3 Ret 4 4
8 22px-Flag of France Ligier-Matra 26 Ret Ret Ret 9 7 7 Ret 1 8 6 Ret Ret 2 8 7 Ret 5 18
27 Ret
9 25px-Brazilflag Fittipaldi-Ford 28 4 4 10 5 14 Ret Ret 18 11 Ret DNQ 11 4 DNQ 13 Ret 11
29 Ret 7
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ensign-Ford 22 6 Ret 9 Ret Ret DNQ Ret 7 7 DNQ Ret Ret Ret 5 5 Ret Ret 10
10
23 Ret 6 Ret 5 Ret DNQ 5 Ret
11 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Surtees-Ford 18 Ret Ret 11 11 9 Ret 12 DNQ DNQ 12 7 16 DNQ DNQ 11 Ret Ret 6
DNQ
19 7 Ret 7 Ret Ret 8 4 Ret 13 8 5 15 12 Ret 19 6 8
12 USAflagsmall Penske-Ford 14 Ret 7 1
33 12 DNQ
34 6 DNQ 11 11 8 Ret 9 Ret 14 Ret Ret
35 DSQ 8
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom March-Ford 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 8 DNQ 11 DNQ 15 8 12 0
10 Ret Ret Ret 10 11 DNQ Ret Ret NC Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret
27 12 10 15 DNQ 10 DNQ 9 DNQ 7 18 Ret
30 14 Ret 10
32 DNQ DNPQ DNQ
33 Ret DNQ DNQ NC DNQ DNPQ DNQ
37 Ret DNQ 14 Ret Ret DNQ Ret DNQ
38 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Hesketh-Ford 24 Ret 12 Ret 13 10 Ret Ret 7 Ret 9 8 Ret 0
25 Ret DNQ 9 16 DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ 17 DNS
39 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Flag-of-japansmall Kojima-Ford 51 Ret 0
52 11
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom LEC-Ford 31 DNQ WD 13 14 Ret DNPQ 0
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom BRM 14 Ret 15 0
29 DNQ DNQ
35 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNPQ
40 DNQ
22px-Flag of France Renault 15 WD Ret WD WD Ret Ret Ret DNQ 0
22px-Flag of the Netherlands Boro-Ford 38 DSQ DNQ 0
20px-Flag of Switzerland Apollon-Ford 41 WD WD WD WD DNQ 0
25px-AustraliaFLAG McGuire-Ford 45 DNPQ 0
Pos Constructor Car
no.
ARG
25px-ARGENntina
BRA
25px-Brazilflag
RSA
22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg
USW
USAflagsmall
ESP
Flag of Spain (1977 - 1981).svg
MON
25px-Monacoflag
BEL
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil)
SWE
22px-Flag of Sweden
FRA
22px-Flag of France
GBR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
AUT
22px-Flag of Austria
NED
22px-Flag of the Netherlands
ITA
22px-Flag of Italy
USA
USAflagsmall
CAN
25px-Canadaflag
JPN
Flag-of-japansmall
Pts

Constructors points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six placegetters in each round with only the best placed car from each constructor eligible to score points. The best seven results from the first eight races and the best seven results from the remaining eight races were retained.[2]

Non-Championship race resultsEdit

Another Formula One race was also held in 1977, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom XII Race of Champions Brands Hatch March 20 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Cosworth Report

NotesEdit

  1. Drivers Championship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first six places in each race. The best 8 results from the first 9 races and the best 7 results from the remaining 8 races were retained.
  2. Mike Kettlewell, The Champion Book of World Championship Facts & Figures, 1982, Page 40

External links Edit

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