1979 Dino Ferrari Grand Prix

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1979 Dino Ferrari Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1979 Formula One season
Race details
Date 16 September 1979
Official name Dino Ferrari Grand Prix
Location Autodromo Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 202.44 km (125.79 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 5.061 km (3.145 mi)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:32.91
Fastest lap
Driver Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari
Time 1:33.61
Podium
First Brabham-Alfa Romeo
Second Lotus-Cosworth
Third Ferrari

The 1979 Dino Ferrari Grand Prix was a non-championship Formula One motor race held at the Autodromo Dino Ferrari, Imola on 16 September 1979.

The event was held in order for the Imola circuit to qualify for World Championship status from the 1980 season onwards,[1] as part of plans to share the Italian Grand Prix with Monza in alternate years. The 1980 Italian Grand Prix was indeed held at Imola, but the race returned permanently to Monza in 1981, with Imola instead given its own race, the San Marino Grand Prix, which was held until 2006.

Sixteen cars entered the race; the eventual winner was Niki Lauda, driving a Brabham-Alfa Romeo. Carlos Reutemann was second in a Lotus-Ford, while Jody Scheckter, who had won the Drivers' Championship at Monza the previous week, was third in his Ferrari. This was the last F1 race of all in which Brabham used Alfa Romeo engines, and Lauda's last race with the team before he quit the sport during practice for the Canadian Grand Prix two weeks later.

Classification[edit]

Pos Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 40 1:03:55.89 4
2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Lotus-Cosworth 40 + 8.09 3
3 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ferrari 40 + 26.22 2
4 Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Cosworth 40 + 39.76 5
5 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Cosworth 40 + 47.40 8
6 Finland Keke Rosberg Wolf-Cosworth 40 + 1:08.33 7
7 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 40 + 1:14.38 1
8 France Patrick Tambay McLaren-Cosworth 39 + 1 Lap 15
9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla Alfa Romeo 39 + 1 Lap 6
10 Italy Giacomo Agostini Williams-Cosworth 39 + 1 Lap 10
11 Italy Arturo Merzario Merzario-Cosworth 38 + 2 Laps 13
Ret Italy Gimax Williams-Cosworth 32 Clutch 12
Ret Brazil Alex Ribeiro Fittipaldi-Cosworth 26 Gearbox 9
Ret Italy Elio de Angelis Shadow-Cosworth 17 Spun off 14
Ret Italy Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 4 Engine 11
DNS Italy Beppe Gabbiani Shadow-Cosworth 0 Engine 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gran Premio Dino Ferrari di Formula One". Motor Sport. October 1979. Retrieved 5 July 2017.

External links[edit]


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