The 1977 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Monza on September 11, 1977.


The fact that it was Ferrari's home race did not deter James Hunt who took pole, whereas Carlos Reutemann cheered the home fans by starting second in front of Jody 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 Mario 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 Niki 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 Alan 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.

Classification Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 52 1:27:50.30 4 9
2 11 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari 52 +16.96 5 6
3 17 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones Shadow-Ford 52 +23.63 16 4
4 2 Flag of Germany Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 52 +28.48 9 3
5 22 20px-Flag of Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ensign-Ford 52 +30.11 7 2
6 3 22px-Flag of Sweden Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell-Ford 52 +1:19.22 12 1
7 27 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Patrick Nève March-Ford 50 + 2 Laps 24  
8 26 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 50 + 2 Laps 8  
9 24 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Rupert Keegan Hesketh-Ford 48 + 4 Laps 23  
Ret 10 Flag of South Africasmall Ian Scheckter March-Ford 41 Transmission 17  
Ret 12 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 39 Spun Off 2  
Ret 16 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese Shadow-Ford 39 Spun Off 6  
Ret 14 22px-Flag of Italy Bruno Giacomelli McLaren-Ford 38 Engine 15  
Ret 8 Flag of Germany Hans Joachim Stuck Brabham-Alfa Romeo 31 Engine 11  
Ret 1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford 26 Spun Off 1  
Ret 4 22px-Flag of France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 24 Engine 13  
Ret 20 Flag of South Africasmall Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford 23 Engine 3  
Ret 15 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 23 Engine 20  
Ret 34 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jarier Penske-Ford 19 Engine 18  
Ret 23 22px-Flag of France Patrick Tambay Ensign-Ford 9 Engine 21  
Ret 19 22px-Flag of Italy Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford 5 Accident 10  
Ret 6 22px-Flag of Sweden Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford 4 Suspension 22  
Ret 30 USAflagsmall Brett Lunger McLaren-Ford 4 Engine 19  
Ret 7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo 3 Accident 14  
DNQ 9 25px-Brazilflag Alex Ribeiro March-Ford        
DNQ 28 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford        
DNQ 18 22px-Flag of Italy Lamberto Leoni Surtees-Ford        
DNQ 38 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brian Henton Boro-Ford        
DNQ 36 22px-Flag of Spain Emilio de Villota McLaren-Ford        
DNQ 25 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ian Ashley Hesketh-Ford        
DNQ 29 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Teddy Pilette BRM        
DNQ 33 22px-Flag of Austria Hans Binder Penske-Ford        
DNQ 41 20px-Flag of Switzerland Loris Kessel Apollon-Ford        
DNQ 21 22px-Flag of Italy Giorgio Francia Brabham-Alfa Romeo        

Notes Edit

  • It was the last entry of the BRM team, with the Belgian driver Teddy Pilette at the wheel. He did not qualify for the race.
  • By finishing 2nd, Ferrari won the Constructor's Championship with three races left.

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda 69
2 Flag of South Africasmall Jody Scheckter 42
3 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 41
4 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann 35
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt 22
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 86 (88)
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 56
3 25px-Canadaflag Wolf-Ford 42
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 38
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brabham-Alfa Romeo 27
  • 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.


Previous race:
1977 Dutch Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1977 season
Next race:
1977 United States Grand Prix
Previous race:
1976 Italian Grand Prix
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