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Programme Cover - GP United States West 1979
Event: Lubri Lon Long Beach Grand PrixDate: 8.4.1979
Track: Long Beach (USA), unknown lengthDistance: 80 lapsAttendance: unknown

GP United States West

Start time: unknown; Grid: unknown; Weather: unknown

Entered: 39

Practiced: 26

Started: 24

Classified: 9

Entry List
Entry List - GP United States West 1979
Photos by courtesy of: Lynn Haddock (19), John McCollister (7), Chris Mounts (4), Jonathan Tuttelman (2) and David Ahrenberg (1)
Race added to RSC Photo Gallery: 28/05/2005 Last photo update on this page: 20/03/2015
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11 - Lotus 79 Ford #79/R5 - Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 79 #79/R5 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Martini Racing Team Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Mario Andretti (USA)Result: 4th (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 6th (1:19.454)
Colours: dark green (+blue/red)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 20/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister and Lynn Haddock
22 - Lotus 79 Ford #79/R2 - Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 79 #79/R2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Martini Racing Team Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Carlos Reutemann (RA)Result: did not finish (Drive shaft)
Grid: 2nd (1:18.866)
Colours: dark green (+blue/red)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/05/2005Photo by courtesy of: Lynn Haddock
33 - Tyrrell 009 Ford #009/1 - Team TyrrellTyrrell 009 #009/1 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Team Tyrrell (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Didier Pironi (F)Result: disqualified (Push start) (5 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 17th (1:21.192)
Colours: blue
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 20/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Chris Mounts
44 - Tyrrell 009 Ford #009/3 - Team TyrrellTyrrell 009 #009/3 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Team Tyrrell (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jean-Pierre Jarier (F)Result: 6th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 7th (1:19.580)
Colours: blue
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/05/2005Photo by courtesy of: Lynn Haddock
55 - Brabham BT48 Alfa Romeo #BT48/2 - Parmalat RacingBrabham BT48 #BT48/2 - Alfa Romeo Type 115-12 F12 2995 cc N/A
Parmalat Racing (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Niki Lauda (A)Result: did not finish (Collision)
Grid: 11th (1:20.041)
Colours: red (+black)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 20/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister and Lynn Haddock
66 - Brabham BT48 Alfa Romeo #BT48/3 - Parmalat RacingBrabham BT48 #BT48/3 - Alfa Romeo Type 115-12 F12 2995 cc N/A
Parmalat Racing (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Nelson Piquet (BR)Result: 8th (2 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 12th (1:20.456)
Colours: red (+black)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/05/2005Photo by courtesy of: Lynn Haddock
77 - McLaren M28 Ford #M28/2 - Löwenbräu Team McLarenMcLaren M28 #M28/2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Löwenbräu Team McLaren (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: John Watson (GB)Result: did not finish (Fuel metering unit)
Grid: 18th (1:21.304)
Colours: blue/white (+red)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/05/2005Photo by courtesy of: Lynn Haddock
88 - McLaren M28 Ford #M28/3 - Löwenbräu Team McLarenMcLaren M28 #M28/3 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Löwenbräu Team McLaren (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Patrick Tambay (F)Result: did not finish (Collision)
Grid: 19th (1:21.411)
Colours: blue/white (+red)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 10/07/2008Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister
99 - ATS D2 Ford #D2/03 - ATS/ATS WheelsATS D2 #D2/03 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
ATS/ATS Wheels (D)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Hans-Joachim Stuck (D)Result: disqualified (Push start) (31 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 22nd (1:22.828)
Colours: yellow (+red/black)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 10/07/2008Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister
9T9T - ATS D2 Ford #D2/02 - ATS/ATS WheelsATS D2 #D2/02 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
ATS/ATS Wheels (D)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Hans-Joachim Stuck (D)Result: practiced only
Grid: T-car
Colours: yellow
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 20/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Lynn Haddock
1111 - Ferrari 312 T4 #038 - FerrariFerrari 312 T4 #038 - Ferrari F12 2991 cc N/A
Ferrari (I)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jody Scheckter (ZA)Result: 2nd (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 3rd (1:18.911)
Colours: red (+white/silver)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 20/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister and Lynn Haddock
1212 - Ferrari 312 T4 #037 - FerrariFerrari 312 T4 #037 - Ferrari F12 2991 cc N/A
Ferrari (I)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Gilles Villeneuve (CDN)Result: winner
Grid: 1st (1:18.825)
Colours: red (+white/silver)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 20/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister and Lynn Haddock
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 (Drive shaft)
Grid: 16th (1:21.033)
Colours: yellow (+black/blue/red/green)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/05/2005Photo by courtesy of: Lynn Haddock
1515 - Renault RS01 Turbo #RS01/4 - Renault ElfRenault RS01 #RS01/4 - Renault EF1 V6/90° 4v DOHC 1492 cc 1xGarrett
Renault Elf (F)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jean-Pierre Jabouille (F)Result: did not start (Accident in practice)
Grid: (1:21.635)
Colours: yellow (+white/black)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 28/05/2005Photo by courtesy of: Lynn Haddock
1616 - Renault RS01 Turbo #RS01/3 - Renault ElfRenault RS01 #RS01/3 - Renault EF1 V6/90° 4v DOHC 1492 cc 1xGarrett
Renault Elf (F)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: René Arnoux (F)Result: did not start (Drive shaft)
Grid: 21st (1:22.028)
Colours: yellow (+white/black)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 28/03/2010Photo by courtesy of: David Ahrenberg
1717 - Shadow DN9B Ford #DN9-2B - Samson Shadow RacingShadow DN9B #DN9-2B - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Samson Shadow Racing (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jan Lammers (NL)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 14th (1:20.740)
Colours: dark blue/yellow (+orange)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/05/2005Photo by courtesy of: Lynn Haddock
1818 - Shadow DN9B Ford #DN9-3B - Shadow RacingShadow DN9B #DN9-3B - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Shadow Racing (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Elio de Angelis (I)Result: 7th (2 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 20th (1:21.961)
Colours: black
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 20/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Chris Mounts
2020 - Wolf WR8 Ford #WR8 - Olympus Cameras Wolf RacingWolf WR8 #WR8 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing (CDN)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: James Hunt (GB)Result: did not finish (Collision)
Grid: 8th (1:19.643)
Colours: black (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/05/2005Photo by courtesy of: Lynn Haddock
2222 - Ensign N179 Ford #MN-09 - Team EnsignEnsign N179 #MN-09 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Team Ensign (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Derek Daly (IRL)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 25th (1:23.888)
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 28/05/2005Photo by courtesy of: Lynn Haddock
2424 - Merzario A1B Ford #A1/01 - Team MerzarioMerzario A1 B #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 (Engine)
Grid: 23rd (1:22.938)
Colours: yellow/black
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 05/05/2008Photo by courtesy of: Jonathan Tuttelman
2525 - Ligier JS11 Ford #JS11-03 - Ligier GitanesLigier JS11 #JS11-03 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Ligier Gitanes (F)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Patrick Depailler (F)Result: 5th (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 4th (1:19.025)
Colours: blue/white (+red)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/05/2005Photo by courtesy of: Lynn Haddock
2626 - Ligier JS11 Ford #JS11-02 - Ligier GitanesLigier JS11 #JS11-02 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Ligier Gitanes (F)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jacques Laffite (F)Result: practiced only (Original race chassis)
Grid: T-car
Colours: blue/white (+red)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/05/2005Photo by courtesy of: Lynn Haddock
2727 - Williams FW06 Ford #FW06/004 - Albilad-Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW06 #FW06/004 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Albilad-Saudia Racing Team (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Alan Jones (AUS)Result: 3rd (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 10th (1:19.910)
Colours: white (+green)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/05/2005Photo by courtesy of: Lynn Haddock
2828 - Williams FW06 Ford #FW06/005 - Albilad-Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW06 #FW06/005 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Albilad-Saudia Racing Team (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Clay Regazzoni (CH)Result: did not finish (Engine)
Grid: 15th (1:20.768)
Colours: white (+green)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 20/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Chris Mounts
2929 - Arrows A1 Ford #A1/6A - Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows A1 #A1/6A - 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 (Overheating, brakes)
Grid: 9th (1:19.727)
Colours: gold/black
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/05/2005Photo by courtesy of: Lynn Haddock
3030 - Arrows A1 Ford #A1/5A - Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows A1 #A1/5A - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jochen Mass (D)Result: 9th (2 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 13th (1:20.608)
Colours: gold/black
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 19/05/2008Photo by courtesy of: John McCollister
3131 - Lotus 79 Ford #79/R1 - Rebaque F1 TeamLotus 79 #79/R1 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Rebaque F1 Team (MEX)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Hector Rebaque (MEX)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 24th (1:22.990)
Colours: brown (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 05/05/2008Photo by courtesy of: Jonathan Tuttelman
No photos available:
1TThe car is not available on a photoLotus 79 #79/R3 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Martini Racing Team Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
3TThe car is not available on a photoTyrrell 009 #009/4 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Team Tyrrell (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Didier Pironi (F)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
5TThe car is not available on a photoBrabham BT48 #BT48/1 - Alfa Romeo Type 115-12 F12 2995 cc N/A
Parmalat Racing (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Niki Lauda (A)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
7TThe car is not available on a photoMcLaren M26 #M26/5 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Löwenbräu Team McLaren (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
11TThe car is not available on a photoFerrari 312 T4 #039 - Ferrari F12 2991 cc N/A
Ferrari (I)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jody Scheckter (ZA)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Michelin
14TThe car is not available on a photoFittipaldi F6 #F6-1 - 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: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
15TThe car is not available on a photoRenault RS01 #RS01/2 - Renault EF1 V6/90° 4v DOHC 1492 cc 1xGarrett
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: Michelin
18TThe car is not available on a photoShadow DN9B #DN9-1B - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Interscope Shadow Racing (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Elio de Angelis (I)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
20TThe car is not available on a photoWolf WR7 #WR7 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing (CDN)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
24TThe car is not available on a photoMerzario A2 #A2/3 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Team Merzario (I)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
26TThe car is not available on a photoLigier JS11 #JS11-01 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Ligier Gitanes (F)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jacques Laffite (F)Result: did not finish (Overheating, brakes)
Grid: 5th (1:19.032)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
27TThe car is not available on a photoWilliams FW07 #FW07/01 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Albilad-Saudia Racing Team (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
29TThe car is not available on a photoArrows A1 #A1/3A - 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: gold/black
Tyres: Goodyear
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