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Programme Cover - GP United States West 1978
Event: Long Beach Grand PrixDate: 2.4.1978
Track: Long Beach (USA), unknown lengthDistance: 80 lapsAttendance: unknown

GP United States West

Start time: 13:00; Grid: unknown; Weather: unknown

Entered: 42

Practiced: 30

Started: 22

Classified: 12

Entry List
Entry List - GP United States West 1978
Photos by courtesy of: John McCollister (16), David Ahrenberg (14), Steve Tandy (7), Fred Young (3) and Lynn Haddock (1)
Race added to RSC Photo Gallery: 28/05/2005 Last photo update on this page: 16/06/2011
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11 - Brabham BT46 Alfa Romeo #BT46/4 - Parmalat/BrabhamBrabham BT46 #BT46/4 - Alfa Romeo Type 115-12 F12 2995 cc N/A
Parmalat/Brabham (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Niki Lauda (A)Result: did not finish (Spark box)
Grid: 3rd (1:20.937)
Colours: red/black (+blue)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/12/2007Photo by courtesy of: Steve Tandy and Fred Young
22 - Brabham BT46 Alfa Romeo #BT46/3 - Parmalat/BrabhamBrabham BT46 #BT46/3 - Alfa Romeo Type 115-12 F12 2995 cc N/A
Parmalat/Brabham (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: John Watson (GB)Result: did not finish (Gearbox)
Grid: 5th (1:21.244)
Colours: red/black (+blue)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/12/2007Photo by courtesy of: Steve Tandy
33 - Tyrrell 008 Ford #008/4 - 1st National City/Elf TyrrellTyrrell 008 #008/4 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
1st National City/Elf Tyrrell (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Didier Pironi (F)Result: did not finish (Gearbox)
Grid: 23rd (1:23.792)
Colours: blue/white
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 10/07/2008Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister
44 - Tyrrell 008 Ford #008/1 - 1st National City/Elf TyrrellTyrrell 008 #008/1 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
1st National City/Elf Tyrrell (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Patrick Depailler (F)Result: 3rd (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 12th (1:22.414)
Colours: blue/white
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 16/06/2011Photo by courtesy of: David Ahrenberg
55 - Lotus 78 Ford #78/R3 - John Player/LotusLotus 78 #78/R3 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
John Player/Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Mario Andretti (USA)Result: 2nd (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 4th (1:21.188)
Colours: black (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/12/2007Photo by courtesy of: Steve Tandy
66 - Lotus 78 Ford #78/R2 - John Player/LotusLotus 78 #78/R2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
John Player/Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Ronnie Peterson (S)Result: 4th (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 6th (1:21.474)
Colours: black (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/12/2007Photo by courtesy of: Steve Tandy
77 - McLaren M26 Ford #M26/4 - Marlboro-Texaco McLarenMcLaren M26 #M26/4 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Marlboro-Texaco McLaren (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: James Hunt (GB)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 7th (1:21.738)
Colours: white/red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 10/07/2008Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister
7T7T - McLaren M26 Ford #M26/3 - Marlboro-Texaco McLarenMcLaren M26 #M26/3 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Marlboro-Texaco 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: 18/11/2009Photo by courtesy of: David Ahrenberg and John McCollister
88 - McLaren M26 Ford #M26/5 - Marlboro-Texaco McLarenMcLaren M26 #M26/5 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Marlboro-Texaco McLaren (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Patrick Tambay (F)Result: 12th - did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 11th (1:22.234)
Colours: white/red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/12/2007Photo by courtesy of: Steve Tandy
99 - ATS HS1 Ford #HS1/2 - Sony-ATSATS HS1 #HS1/2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Sony-ATS (D)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jochen Mass (D)Result: did not finish (Brakes)
Grid: 16th (1:23.106)
Colours: yellow (+black/red)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 16/06/2011Photo by courtesy of: David Ahrenberg
1010 - ATS HS1 Ford #HS1/1 - Sony-ATSATS HS1 #HS1/1 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Sony-ATS (D)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jean-Pierre Jarier (F)Result: 11th (5 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 19th (1:23.419)
Colours: yellow (+black/red)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 19/05/2008Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister
1111 - Ferrari 312 T3 #032 - FerrariFerrari 312 T3 #032 - Ferrari F12 3000 cc N/A
Ferrari (I)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Carlos Reutemann (RA)Result: winner
Grid: 1st (1:20.636)
Colours: red (+white/silver)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 18/11/2009Photo by courtesy of: David Ahrenberg and Lynn Haddock
11T11T - Ferrari 312 T3 #033 - FerrariFerrari 312 T3 #033 - Ferrari F12 3000 cc N/A
Ferrari (I)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Carlos Reutemann (RA)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: red (+white/silver)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 18/11/2009Photo by courtesy of: David Ahrenberg
1212 - Ferrari 312 T3 #034 - FerrariFerrari 312 T3 #034 - Ferrari F12 3000 cc N/A
Ferrari (I)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Gilles Villeneuve (CDN)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 2nd (1:20.836)
Colours: red (+white/silver)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 28/12/2007Photo by courtesy of: Steve Tandy
1414 - Fittipaldi F5A Ford #F5A-3 - Copersucar/FittipaldiFittipaldi F5A #F5A-3 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Copersucar/Fittipaldi (BR)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Emerson Fittipaldi (BR)Result: 8th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 15th (1:22.790)
Colours: yellow (+orange/blue/green)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 10/07/2008Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister
1515 - Renault RS01 Turbo #RS01/3 - RenaultRenault RS01 #RS01/3 - Renault EF1 V6/90° 4v DOHC 1492 cc 1xGarrett
Renault (F)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jean-Pierre Jabouille (F)Result: did not finish (Turbocharger)
Grid: 13th (1:22.491)
Colours: yellow (+white/black)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 10/07/2008Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister
1616 - Shadow DN9 Ford #DN9-1A - Villiger Tabatip/ShadowShadow DN9 #DN9-1A - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Villiger Tabatip/Shadow (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Hans-Joachim Stuck (D)Result: did not qualify
Grid: 25th (1:23.735)
Colours: white/red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 19/05/2008Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister
1717 - Shadow DN8 Ford #DN8-3A - Villiger Tabatip/ShadowShadow DN8 #DN8-3A - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Villiger Tabatip/Shadow (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Clay Regazzoni (CH)Result: 10th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 20th (1:23.454)
Colours: white (+blue/red)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 16/06/2011Photo by courtesy of: David Ahrenberg
1818 - Surtees TS19 Ford #TS19-07 - Durex SurteesSurtees TS19 #TS19-07 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Durex Surtees (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Rupert Keegan (GB)Result: did not start (Accident in practice)
Grid: 22nd (1:23.677)
Colours: white (+black/brown)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 16/06/2011Photo by courtesy of: David Ahrenberg and John McCollister
1919 - Surtees TS19 Ford #TS19-02 - Beta SurteesSurtees TS19 #TS19-02 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Beta Surtees (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Vittorio Brambilla (I)Result: did not finish (Transmission)
Grid: 17th (1:23.212)
Colours: white (+orange/black)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 16/06/2011Photo by courtesy of: Fred Young and David Ahrenberg
2020 - Wolf WR3 Ford #WR3 - WolfWolf WR3 #WR3 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Wolf (CDN)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jody Scheckter (ZA)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 10th (1:22.163)
Colours: black (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 16/06/2011Photo by courtesy of: Steve Tandy, Fred Young and David Ahrenberg
2222 - Ensign N177 Ford #MN-06 - Tissot EnsignEnsign N177 #MN-06 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Tissot Ensign (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Lamberto Leoni (I)
listed, never drove:
Jacky Ickx (B)
Result: did not qualify
Grid: 26th (1:24.008)
Colours: dark blue
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 16/06/2011Photo by courtesy of: David Ahrenberg
2424 - Hesketh 308E Ford #308E-5 - Olympus/HeskethHesketh 308E #308E-5 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Olympus/HeskethOpen wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Derek Daly (IRL)Result: did not qualify (Did not pre-qualify)
Grid:
Colours: dark blue (+yellow)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 10/07/2008Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister
2626 - Ligier JS7/9 Matra #JS7-03 - Gitanes/LigierLigier JS7/9 #JS7-03 - Matra V12 3000 cc N/A
Gitanes/Ligier (F)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jacques Laffite (F)Result: 5th (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 14th (1:22.630)
Colours: blue/white
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 16/06/2011Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister and David Ahrenberg
2727 - Williams FW06 Ford #FW06/002 - Saudi/WilliamsWilliams FW06 #FW06/002 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Saudi/Williams (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Alan Jones (AUS)Result: 7th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 8th (1:21.935)
Colours: white (+green)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 19/05/2008Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister
3030 - McLaren M23 Ford #M23/11 - B & S L & MMcLaren M23 #M23/11 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
B & S L & M (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Brett Lunger (USA)Result: did not qualify
Grid: 24th (1:23.795)
Colours: white (+red/blue)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 19/05/2008Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister
3232 - Theodore TR1 Ford #TR1-2 - Theodore Racing/ARCOTheodore TR1 #TR1-2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Theodore Racing/ARCO (HK)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Keke Rosberg (SF)Result: did not qualify (Did not pre-qualify)
Grid:
Colours: white/red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 10/07/2008Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister
3535 - Arrows FA1 Ford #FA1/2 - Ambrosie-Warsteiner/ArrowsArrows FA1 #FA1/2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Ambrosie-Warsteiner/Arrows (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Riccardo Patrese (I)Result: 6th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 9th (1:22.006)
Colours: gold
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 19/05/2008Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister
3636 - Arrows FA1 Ford #FA1/1 - Ambrosie-Warsteiner/ArrowsArrows FA1 #FA1/1 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Ambrosie-Warsteiner/Arrows (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Rolf Stommelen (D)Result: 9th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 18th (1:23.291)
Colours: gold
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 16/06/2011Photo by courtesy of: David Ahrenberg
3737 - Merzario A1 Ford #A1/01 - Marlboro/MerzarioMerzario A1 #A1/01 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Marlboro/Merzario (I)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Arturo Merzario (I)Result: did not finish (Steering)
Grid: 21st (1:23.589)
Colours: red (+white)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 16/06/2011Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister and David Ahrenberg
3939 - Shadow DN9 Ford #DN9-3A - InterscopeShadow DN9 #DN9-3A - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
InterscopeOpen wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Danny Ongais (USA)Result: did not qualify (Did not pre-qualify)
Grid:
Colours: black
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 10/07/2008Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister
No photos available:
1TThe car is not available on a photoBrabham BT46 #BT46/2 - Alfa Romeo Type 115-12 F12 2995 cc N/A
Parmalat/Brabham (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
4TThe car is not available on a photoTyrrell 008 #008/3 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
1st National City/Elf Tyrrell (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
5TThe car is not available on a photoLotus 78 #78/R4 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
John Player/Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Mario Andretti (USA)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
14TThe car is not available on a photoFittipaldi F5A #F5A-2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Copersucar/Fittipaldi (BR)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Emerson Fittipaldi (BR)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
15TThe car is not available on a photoRenault RS01 #RS01/2 - Renault EF1 V6/90° 4v DOHC 1492 cc 1xGarrett
Renault (F)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jean-Pierre Jabouille (F)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
19TThe car is not available on a photoSurtees TS19 #TS19-06 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Beta Surtees (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Vittorio Brambilla (I)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
20TThe car is not available on a photoWolf WR1 #WR1 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Wolf (CDN)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jody Scheckter (ZA)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
24TThe car is not available on a photoHesketh 308E #308E-4 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Olympus/HeskethOpen wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
25The car is not available on a photoLotus 78 #78/R1 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Rebaque (MEX)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Hector Rebaque (MEX)Result: did not qualify (Did not pre-qualify)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
26TThe car is not available on a photoLigier JS7/9 #JS7-01 - Matra V12 3000 cc N/A
Gitanes/Ligier (F)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jacques Laffite (F)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-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
Saudi/Williams (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Alan Jones (AUS)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
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