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Programme Cover - GP Great Britain 1978
Event: John Player British Grand PrixDate: 16.7.1978
Track: Brands Hatch Circuit (GB), 4.206 kmsDistance: 76 laps = 320 kilometresAttendance: unknown

GP Great Britain

Start time: 15:00; Grid: unknown; Weather: unknown

Entered: 50

Practiced: 30

Started: 26

Classified: 10

Entry List
Entry List - GP Great Britain 1978
Photos by courtesy of: Randal Warner (32), Barry Boor (15) and Justin Harrington (4)
Race added to RSC Photo Gallery: 29/09/2005 Last photo update on this page: 08/03/2015
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11 - Brabham BT46 Alfa Romeo #BT46/6 - Parmalat RacingBrabham BT46 #BT46/6 - Alfa Romeo Type 115-12 F12 2995 cc N/A
Parmalat Racing (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Niki Lauda (A)Result: 2nd (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 4th (1:17.480)
Colours: red/black (+blue)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Randal Warner and Barry Boor
22 - Brabham BT46 Alfa Romeo #BT46/5 - Parmalat RacingBrabham BT46 #BT46/5 - Alfa Romeo Type 115-12 F12 2995 cc N/A
Parmalat Racing (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: John Watson (GB)
DNS:
Niki Lauda (A)
Result: 3rd (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 9th (1:18.570)
Colours: red/black (+blue)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Justin Harrington and Randal Warner
33 - Tyrrell 008 Ford #008/2 - Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 #008/2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Elf Team Tyrrell (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Didier Pironi (F)Result: did not finish (Gearbox mounting)
Grid: 19th (1:19.990)
Colours: blue/white
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Justin Harrington and Randal Warner
44 - Tyrrell 008 Ford #008/3 - Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell 008 #008/3 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Elf Team Tyrrell (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Patrick Depailler (F)Result: 4th - did not finish (Engine)
Grid: 10th (1:18.730)
Colours: blue/white
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Randal Warner
55 - Lotus 79 Ford #79/R3 - John Player Team LotusLotus 79 #79/R3 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
John Player Team Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Mario Andretti (USA)Result: did not finish (Engine)
Grid: 2nd (1:17.060)
Colours: black (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Barry Boor and Randal Warner
66 - Lotus 79 Ford #79/R2 - John Player Team LotusLotus 79 #79/R2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
John Player Team Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Ronnie Peterson (S)Result: did not finish (Fuel system)
Grid: 1st (1:16.800)
Colours: black (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Randal Warner and Barry Boor
77 - McLaren M26 Ford #M26/3 - Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 #M26/3 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Marlboro Team McLaren (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: James Hunt (GB)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 14th (1:19.050)
Colours: white/red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 29/09/2005Photo by courtesy of: Barry Boor
7T7T - McLaren M26E Ford #M26/4 - Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 E #M26/4 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Marlboro Team McLaren (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: James Hunt (GB)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: white/red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Randal Warner
88 - McLaren M26 Ford #M26/5 - Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M26 #M26/5 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Marlboro Team McLaren (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Patrick Tambay (F)Result: 6th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 20th (1:20.140)
Colours: white/red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Randal Warner
99 - ATS HS1 Ford #HS1/1 - ATS RacingATS HS1 #HS1/1 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
ATS Racing (D)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jochen Mass (D)Result: not classified (10 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 26th (1:20.710)
Colours: yellow
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Barry Boor and Randal Warner
1010 - ATS HS1 Ford #HS1/2 - ATS RacingATS HS1 #HS1/2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
ATS Racing (D)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Keke Rosberg (SF)Result: did not finish (Front suspension)
Grid: 22nd (1:20.270)
Colours: yellow
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Randal Warner and Justin Harrington
1111 - Ferrari 312 T3 #033 - Ferrari SEFACFerrari 312 T3 #033 - Ferrari F12 3000 cc N/A
Ferrari SEFAC (I)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Carlos Reutemann (RA)Result: winner
Grid: 8th (1:18.450)
Colours: red (+white/silver)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Randal Warner
1212 - Ferrari 312 T3 #034 - Ferrari SEFACFerrari 312 T3 #034 - Ferrari F12 3000 cc N/A
Ferrari SEFAC (I)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Gilles Villeneuve (CDN)Result: did not finish (Drive shaft)
Grid: 13th (1:18.990)
Colours: red (+white/silver)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Randal Warner and Barry Boor
1414 - Fittipaldi F5A Ford #F5A-1 - Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F5A #F5A-1 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Fittipaldi Automotive (BR)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Emerson Fittipaldi (BR)Result: did not finish (Engine)
Grid: 11th (1:18.780)
Colours: yellow (+black/blue/red/green)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Barry Boor and Randal Warner
1515 - Renault RS01 Turbo #RS01/2 - Equipe Renault ElfRenault RS01 #RS01/2 - Renault EF1 V6/90° 4v DOHC 1492 cc 1xGarrett
Equipe Renault Elf (F)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jean-Pierre Jabouille (F)Result: did not finish (Engine)
Grid: 12th (1:18.880)
Colours: yellow (+white/black)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Randal Warner and Barry Boor
1616 - Shadow DN9 Ford #DN9-1A - Villiger ShadowShadow DN9 #DN9-1A - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Villiger Shadow (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Hans-Joachim Stuck (D)Result: 5th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 18th (1:19.980)
Colours: white/red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Randal Warner
1717 - Shadow DN9 Ford #DN9-4A - Villiger ShadowShadow DN9 #DN9-4A - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Villiger Shadow (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Clay Regazzoni (CH)Result: did not finish (Gearbox)
Grid: 17th (1:19.830)
Colours: white/red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 29/09/2005Photo by courtesy of: Barry Boor
1818 - Surtees TS20 Ford #TS20-02 - Durex Team SurteesSurtees TS20 #TS20-02 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Durex Team Surtees (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Rupert Keegan (GB)Result: did not qualify
Grid: 29th (1:21.100)
Colours: orange/white
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Justin Harrington and Randal Warner
1919 - Surtees TS20 Ford #TS20-01 - Beta Team SurteesSurtees TS20 #TS20-01 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Beta Team Surtees (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Vittorio Brambilla (I)Result: 9th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 25th (1:20.700)
Colours: orange
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Barry Boor and Randal Warner
2020 - Wolf WR5 Ford #WR5 - Walter Wolf RacingWolf WR5 #WR5 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Walter Wolf Racing (CDN)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jody Scheckter (ZA)Result: did not finish (Gearbox)
Grid: 3rd (1:17.370)
Colours: black (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Barry Boor and Randal Warner
2222 - Ensign N177 Ford #MN-08 - Team Tissot EnsignEnsign N177 #MN-08 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Team Tissot Ensign (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Derek Daly (IRL)
listed, never drove:
Jacky Ickx (B)
Result: did not finish (Lost wheel)
Grid: 15th (1:19.130)
Colours: dark blue (+yellow)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Randal Warner
2323 - Ensign N175 Ford #MN-04 - Mario Deliotti RacingEnsign N175 #MN-04 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Mario Deliotti RacingOpen wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Geoff Lees (GB)Result: did not qualify
Grid: 28th (1:21.050)
Colours: red (+white)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Randal Warner
2525 - Lotus 78 Ford #78/R4 - Team RebaqueLotus 78 #78/R4 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Team Rebaque (MEX)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Hector Rebaque (MEX)Result: did not finish (Gearbox)
Grid: 21st (1:20.240)
Colours: brown (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Barry Boor and Randal Warner
2626 - Ligier JS9 Matra #JS9-01 - Equipe Ligier GitanesLigier JS9 #JS9-01 - Matra V12 3000 cc N/A
Equipe Ligier Gitanes (F)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jacques Laffite (F)Result: 10th (3 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 7th (1:18.440)
Colours: blue/white
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Barry Boor and Randal Warner
2727 - Williams FW06 Ford #FW06/002 - Williams Grand Prix EngineeringWilliams FW06 #FW06/002 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Williams Grand Prix Engineering (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Alan Jones (AUS)Result: did not finish (Drive shaft)
Grid: 6th (1:18.360)
Colours: white (+green)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Randal Warner
3030 - McLaren M26 Ford #M26/6 - Liggett Group with BS FabricationsMcLaren M26 #M26/6 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Liggett Group with BS Fabrications (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Brett Lunger (USA)Result: 8th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 24th (1:20.390)
Colours: white/red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Barry Boor and Randal Warner
3333 - McLaren M26 Ford #M26/7 - Marlboro Team MclarenMcLaren M26 #M26/7 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Marlboro Team Mclaren (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Bruno Giacomelli (I)Result: 7th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 16th (1:19.790)
Colours: white/red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Randal Warner
3535 - Arrows FA1 Ford #FA1/3 - Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1 #FA1/3 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Riccardo Patrese (I)Result: did not finish (Puncture)
Grid: 5th (1:18.280)
Colours: gold
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Randal Warner
3636 - Arrows FA1 Ford #FA1/2 - Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows FA1 #FA1/2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Rolf Stommelen (D)Result: did not qualify
Grid: 27th (1:20.730)
Colours: gold
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Randal Warner
3737 - Merzario A1 Ford #A1/01 - Team MerzarioMerzario A1 #A1/01 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Team Merzario (I)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Arturo Merzario (I)Result: did not finish (Fuel pump)
Grid: 23rd (1:20.350)
Colours: black
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Randal Warner
4040 - McLaren M23 Ford #M23/14 - Melchester RacingMcLaren M23 #M23/14 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Melchester RacingOpen wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Tony Trimmer (GB)Result: did not qualify
Grid: 30th (1:21.410)
Colours: white/blue/red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 08/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Randal Warner
No photos available:
2TThe car is not available on a photoBrabham BT46 #BT46/3 - Alfa Romeo Type 115-12 F12 2995 cc N/A
Parmalat Racing (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: John Watson (GB)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
3TThe car is not available on a photoTyrrell 008 #008/1 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Elf Team Tyrrell (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Didier Pironi (F)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
4TThe car is not available on a photoTyrrell 008 #008/5 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Elf Team Tyrrell (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Patrick Depailler (F)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
5TThe car is not available on a photoLotus 79 #79/R1 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
John Player Team Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
6TThe car is not available on a photoLotus 78 #78/R2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
John Player Team Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Ronnie Peterson (S)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
8TThe car is not available on a photoMcLaren M26 #M26/1-2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Marlboro Team McLaren (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
9TThe car is not available on a photoATS HS1 #HS1/3 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
ATS Racing (D)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jochen Mass (D)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
12TThe car is not available on a photoFerrari 312 T3 #036 - Ferrari F12 3000 cc N/A
Ferrari SEFAC (I)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
14TThe car is not available on a photoFittipaldi F5A #F5A-3 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Fittipaldi Automotive (BR)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
15TThe car is not available on a photoRenault RS01 #RS01/3 - Renault EF1 V6/90° 4v DOHC 1492 cc 1xGarrett
Equipe Renault Elf (F)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jean-Pierre Jabouille (F)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
16TThe car is not available on a photoShadow DN9 #DN9-5A - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Villiger Shadow (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
18TThe car is not available on a photoSurtees TS19 #TS19-02 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Durex Team Surtees (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Rupert Keegan (GB)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
20TThe car is not available on a photoWolf WR6 #WR6 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Walter Wolf Racing (CDN)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jody Scheckter (ZA)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
22TThe car is not available on a photoEnsign N177 #MN-06 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Team Tissot Ensign (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
25TThe car is not available on a photoLotus 78 #78/R1 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Team Rebaque (MEX)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
26TThe car is not available on a photoLigier JS7/9 #JS7-01 - Matra V12 3000 cc N/A
Equipe Ligier Gitanes (F)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
27TThe car is not available on a photoWilliams FW06 #FW06/001 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Williams Grand Prix Engineering (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
30TThe car is not available on a photoMcLaren M23 #M23/11 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Liggett Group with BS Fabrications (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
35TThe car is not available on a photoArrows FA1 #FA1/1 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
If you have a picture of any car that is missing in the gallery or you might have a better photo, please, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Entered cars that did not arrive:
31The car did not arriveMartini Mk.23 #1 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Automobiles Martini (F)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Drivers listed: René Arnoux (F)Result: did not arrive (Reserve)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
32The car did not arriveWolf WR1 #WR1 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Theodore Racing Honk Kong (CDN)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Drivers listed: Keke Rosberg (SF)Result: did not arrive (Reserve)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
More photos from this race:
Photos by: Barry Boor (1)
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