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1978 Monaco Grand Prix

1978 Monaco Grand Prix
Race 5 of 16 in the 1978 Formula One season
Race details
Date 7 May 1978
Location Circuit de Monaco
Course Street circuit
Course length 3.312 km (2.057 mi)
Distance 75 laps, 248.4 km (154.348 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver
  • Carlos Reutemann
Ferrari
Time 1:28.34
Fastest lap
Driver Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo
Time 1:28.65 on lap 72
Podium
First
  • Patrick Depailler
Tyrrell-Ford
Second
  • Niki Lauda
Brabham-Alfa Romeo
Third
  • Jody Scheckter
Wolf-Ford
Lap leaders
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Classification

Pre-qualifying classification

Pos. Driver Constructor Time
1 Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 1:31,31
2 Rolf Stommelen Arrows-Ford 1:31,88
DNPQ Keke Rosberg Theodore-Ford 1:33,07
DNPQ Derek Daly Hesketh-Ford 1:33,55
DNPQ René Arnoux Martini-Ford 1:33,72
DNPQ Héctor Rebaque Lotus-Ford 1:34,59
DNPQ Brett Lunger McLaren-Ford 1:34,86
DNPQ Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford 1:49,43

Qualifying classification

Pos. Driver Constructor Time No
1 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 1:28,34 1
2 John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:28,83 2
3 Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:28,84 3
4 Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 1:29,10 4
5 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 1:29,14 5
6 James Hunt McLaren-Ford 1:29,22 6
7 Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 1:29,23 7
8 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:29,40 8
9 Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford 1:29,50 9
10 Alan Jones Williams-Ford 1:29,51 10
11 Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 1:30,08 11
12 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 1:30,18 12
13 Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 1:30,55 13
14 Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 1:30,59 14
15 Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 1:30,60 15
16 Jacky Ickx Ensign-Ford 1:30,72 16
17 Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow-Ford 1:31,30 17
18 Rupert Keegan Surtees-Ford 1:31,31 18
19 Rolf Stommelen Arrows-Ford 1:31,31 19
20 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 1:31,36 20
DNQ Jochen Mass ATS-Ford 1:31,40
DNQ Clay Regazzoni Shadow-Ford 1:31,61
DNQ Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS-Ford 1:32,11
DNQ Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford 1:32,46

Race classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 75 1:55:14.66 5 9
2 1 Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 75 + 22.45 3 6
3 20 Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford 75 + 32.29 9 4
4 2 John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo 75 + 33.53 2 3
5 3 Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 75 + 1:08.06 13 2
6 35 Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 75 + 1:08.77 14 1
7 8 Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 74 + 1 Lap 11
8 11 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 74 + 1 Lap 1
9 14 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 74 + 1 Lap 20
10 15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 71 + 4 Laps 12
11 5 Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 69 + 6 Laps 4
Ret 12 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 62 Accident 8
Ret 6 Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 56 Gearbox 7
Ret 7 James Hunt McLaren-Ford 43 Handling 6
Ret 36 Rolf Stommelen Arrows-Ford 38 Driver Unwell 19
Ret 27 Alan Jones Williams-Ford 29 Oil Leak 10
Ret 22 Jacky Ickx Ensign-Ford 27 Brakes 16
Ret 16 Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow-Ford 24 Accident 17
Ret 26 Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 13 Gearbox 15
Ret 18 Rupert Keegan Surtees-Ford 8 Transmission 18
DNQ 9 Jochen Mass ATS-Ford
DNQ 17 Clay Regazzoni Shadow-Ford
DNQ 10 Jean-Pierre Jarier ATS-Ford
DNQ 19 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford
DNPQ 32 Keke Rosberg Theodore-Ford
DNPQ 24 Derek Daly Hesketh-Ford
DNPQ 31 René Arnoux Martini-Ford
DNPQ 25 Héctor Rebaque Lotus-Ford
DNPQ 30 Brett Lunger McLaren-Ford
DNPQ 37 Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford
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Drivers’ Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Patrick Depailler 23
2 Carlos Reutemann 18
3 Mario Andretti 18
4 Niki Lauda 16
5 Ronnie Peterson 14
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Constructors’ Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Lotus-Ford 27
2 Tyrrell-Ford 24
3 Brabham-Alfa Romeo 20
4 Ferrari 18
5 Fittipaldi-Ford 6
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Pos Driver Points
1 Patrick Depailler 23
2 Carlos Reutemann 18
3 Mario Andretti 18
4 Niki Lauda 16
5 Ronnie Peterson 14
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Pos Constructor Points
1 Lotus-Ford 27
2 Tyrrell-Ford 24
3 Brabham-Alfa Romeo 20
4 Ferrari 18
5 Fittipaldi-Ford 6
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