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The 1979 South African Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 3 March 1979 at Kyalami.

Classification Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12 25px-Canadaflag Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 78 1:41:49.96 3 9
2 11 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Jody Scheckter Ferrari 78 +3.42 secs 2 6
3 4 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford 78 +22.11 secs 9 4
4 1 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 78 +27.88 secs 8 3
5 2 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Ford 78 +1:06.97 11 2
6 5 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 77 +1 Lap 4 1
7 6 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet Brabham-Alfa Romeo 77 +1 Lap 12
8 20 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt Wolf-Ford 77 +1 Lap 13
9 28 20px-Flag of Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Williams-Ford 76 +2 Laps 22
10 8 22px-Flag of France Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 75 +3 Laps 17
11 29 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 75 +3 Laps 16
12 30 Flag of Germany Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 74 +4 Laps 20
13 14 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 74 +4 Laps 18
Ret 31 25px-Mexicoflag Hector Rebaque Lotus-Ford 71 Engine 23
Ret 16 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux Renault 67 Tyre 10
Ret 27 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones Williams-Ford 63 Suspension 19
Ret 7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 61 Ignition 14
Ret 9 Flag of Germany Hans Joachim Stuck ATS-Ford 57 Accident 24
Ret 15 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 47 Engine 1
Ret 26 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 45 Accident 6
Ret 3 22px-Flag of France Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 25 Throttle 7
Ret 18 22px-Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis Shadow-Ford 16 Accident 15
Ret 25 22px-Flag of France Patrick Depailler Ligier-Ford 4 Accident 5
Ret 17 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Jan Lammers Shadow-Ford 2 Accident 21
DNQ 22 22px-Flag of Ireland Derek Daly Ensign-Ford
DNQ 24 22px-Flag of Italy Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford

Notes Edit

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite 18
2 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann 12
3 25px-Canadaflag Gilles Villeneuve 11
4 22px-Flag of France Patrick Depailler 9
5 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Jody Scheckter 7
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of France Ligier-Ford 27
2 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 18
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 17
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 7
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 4
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.


Previous race:
1979 Brazilian Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1979 season
Next race:
1979 United States Grand Prix West
Previous race:
1978 South African Grand Prix
South African Grand Prix Next race:
1980 South African Grand Prix


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