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The 1977 French Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Dijon on 3 July 1977.

ReportEdit

Once again it was Mario Andretti on pole with James Hunt second and Gunnar Nilsson third on the grid. Hunt got the best start and led into the first corner from John Watson and Jacques 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.

Classification Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 80 1:39:40.13 1 9
2 7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo 80 +1.55 4 6
3 1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford 80 +33.87 2 4
4 6 22px-Flag of Sweden Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford 80 +1:11.08 3 3
5 11 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari 80 +1:14.15 9 2
6 12 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 79 +1 Lap 6 1
7 22 20px-Flag of Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ensign-Ford 79 +1 Lap 16  
8 26 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 78 + 2 Laps 5  
9 2 Flag of Germany Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 7  
10 24 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Rupert Keegan Hesketh-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 14  
11 28 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 77 + 3 Laps 22  
12 3 22px-Flag of Sweden Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell-Ford 77 + 3 Laps 17  
13 19 22px-Flag of Italy Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford 77 + 3 Laps 11  
NC 10 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Ian Scheckter March-Ford 69 Not Classified 20  
Ret 20 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford 66 Accident 8  
Ret 8 Flag of Germany Hans Joachim Stuck Brabham-Alfa Romeo 64 Accident 13  
Ret 17 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones Shadow-Ford 60 Transmission 10  
Ret 37 22px-Flag of Italy Arturo Merzario March-Ford 27 Gearbox 18  
Ret 4 22px-Flag of France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 21 Accident 12  
Ret 16 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese Shadow-Ford 6 Engine 15  
Ret 31 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Purley LEC-Ford 5 Accident 21  
Ret 34 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jarier Penske-Ford 4 Accident 19  
DNQ 9 25px-Brazilflag Alex Ribeiro March-Ford    
DNQ 27 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Patrick Nève March-Ford    
DNQ 30 USAflagsmall Brett Lunger McLaren-Ford    
DNQ 25 22px-Flag of Austria Harald Ertl Hesketh-Ford    
DNQ 18 25px-AustraliaFLAG Larry Perkins Surtees-Ford    
DNQ 39 25px-Mexicoflag Hector Rebaque Hesketh-Ford    
DNQ 18 22px-Flag of France Patrick Tambay Surtees-Ford    
DNQ 35 22px-Flag of Sweden Conny Andersson BRM        

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda 33
2= USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 32
2= 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Jody Scheckter 32
4 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann 28
5 22px-Flag of Sweden Gunnar Nilsson 16
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 50 (52)
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 43
3 25px-Canadaflag Wolf-Ford 32
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 25
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brabham-Alfa Romeo 17
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 8 results from the first 9 races and the best 7 results from the remaining 8 races were retained. Numbers without parentheses are retained points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

ReferencesEdit



Previous race:
1977 Swedish Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1977 season
Next race:
1977 British Grand Prix
Previous race:
1976 French Grand Prix
French Grand Prix Next race:
1978 French Grand Prix
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