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The 1979 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 21 January 1979 at the Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez in Buenos Aires.


Classification Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 26 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 53 1:36:03.21 1 9
2 2 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford 53 +14.94 secs 3 6
3 7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 53 +1:28.81 6 4
4 25 22px-Flag of France Patrick Depailler Ligier-Ford 53 +1:41.72 2 3
5 1 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 52 +1 Lap 7 2
6 14 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 52 +1 Lap 11 1
7 18 22px-Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford 52 +1 Lap 16
8 30 Flag of Germany Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 51 +2 Laps 14
9 27 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones Williams-Ford 51 +2 Laps 15
10 28 20px-Flag of Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford 51 +2 Laps 17
11 22 22px-Flag of Ireland Derek Daly Ensign-Ford 51 +2 Laps 24
Ret 12 25px-Canadaflag Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 48 Engine 10
Ret 31 25px-Mexicoflag Hector Rebaque Lotus-Ford 46 Suspension 19
Ret 17 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford 42 Transmission 21
Ret 20 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt Wolf-Ford 41 Electrical 18
Ret 4 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford 15 Engine 4
Ret 15 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 15 Engine 12
Ret 5 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 8 Fuel System 23
Ret 16 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux Renault 6 Engine 25
Ret 11 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Jody Scheckter Ferrari 0 Collision 5
Ret 3 22px-Flag of France Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 0 Collision 8
Ret 8 22px-Flag of France Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 0 Collision 9
Ret 6 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo 0 Collision 20
Ret 24 22px-Flag of Italy Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford 0 Collision 22
DNS 29 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 0 Accident 13
DNQ 9 Flag of Germany Hans Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford

Notes Edit

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite 9
2 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann 6
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson 4
4 22px-Flag of France Patrick Depailler 3
5 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 2
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of France Ligier-Ford 12
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 8
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 4
4 25px-Brazilflag Fittipaldi-Ford 1
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.


Previous race:
1978 Canadian Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1979 season
Next race:
1979 Brazilian Grand Prix
Previous race:
1978 Argentine Grand Prix
Argentine Grand Prix Next race:
1980 Argentine Grand Prix


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