Season

03 Mar 1979

1979 South African Grand Prix

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

Fastest Lap: Gilles Villeneuve 1'14.412

Race stopped after two laps because of rain and restarted on aggregate for the remaining 76 Laps.

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