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Programme Cover - GP United States 1979
Event: Toyota Grand Prix of the United StatesDate: 7.10.1979
Track: Watkins Glen Grand Prix Circuit (USA), unknown lengthDistance: unknownAttendance: unknown

GP United States

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

Entered: 38

Practiced: 30

Started: 24

Classified: 8

Entry List
Entry List - GP United States 1979
Photos by courtesy of: Art (21), Wayne Ellwood (21), Russ Thompson (16) and Tim Deebs (3)
Race added to RSC Photo Gallery: 11/03/2005 Last photo update on this page: 15/12/2015
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11 - Lotus 79 Ford #79/R3 - Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 79 #79/R3 - 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)
DNS:
Carlos Reutemann (RA)
Result: did not finish (Gearbox)
Grid: 17th (1:40.144)
Colours: dark green (+gold/blue/red)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 11/03/2005Photo by courtesy of: Wayne Ellwood
22 - Lotus 79 Ford #79/R4 - Martini Racing Team LotusLotus 79 #79/R4 - 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 (Accident)
Grid: 6th (1:37.872)
Colours: dark green (+gold/blue/red)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 11/03/2005Photo by courtesy of: Wayne Ellwood
33 - Tyrrell 009 Ford #009/6 - Candy Team TyrrellTyrrell 009 #009/6 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Candy Team Tyrrell (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Didier Pironi (F)Result: 3rd (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 10th (1:38.823)
Colours: blue (+red/white)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Art and Russ Thompson
44 - Tyrrell 009 Ford #009/3 - Candy Team TyrrellTyrrell 009 #009/3 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Candy Team Tyrrell (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jean-Pierre Jarier (F)
DNS:
Didier Pironi (F)
Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 11th (1:38.945)
Colours: blue (+red/white)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Art and Russ Thompson
55 - Brabham BT49 Ford #BT49/3 - Parmalat RacingBrabham BT49 #BT49/3 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Parmalat Racing (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Riccardo Zunino (RA)
listed, never drove:
Niki Lauda (A)
Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 9th (1:38.509)
Colours: red/black
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 11/01/2009Photo by courtesy of: Russ Thompson and Tim Deebs
66 - Brabham BT49 Ford #BT49/2 - Parmalat RacingBrabham BT49 #BT49/2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Parmalat Racing (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Nelson Piquet (BR)Result: 8th - did not finish (Drive shaft)
Grid: 2nd (1:36.914)
Colours: red/black
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Art
77 - McLaren M29 Ford #M29/3 - Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M29 #M29/3 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Marlboro Team McLaren (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: John Watson (GB)Result: 6th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 13th (1:39.233)
Colours: white/red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Wayne Ellwood and Russ Thompson
88 - McLaren M29 Ford #M29/2 - Marlboro Team McLarenMcLaren M29 #M29/2 - 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: did not finish (Engine)
Grid: 22nd (1:40.731)
Colours: white/red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/05/2005Photo by courtesy of: Russ Thompson
99 - ATS D3 Ford #D3/01 - ATS/ATS WheelsATS D3 #D3/01 - 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: 5th (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 14th (1:39.329)
Colours: yellow
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Art
1111 - Ferrari 312 T4 #040 - SPA Ferrari SEFACFerrari 312 T4 #040 - Ferrari F12 2991 cc N/A
SPA Ferrari SEFAC (I)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jody Scheckter (ZA)Result: did not finish (Puncture)
Grid: 16th (1:39.576)
Colours: red (+white/silver)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Wayne Ellwood and Russ Thompson
1212 - Ferrari 312 T4 #041 - SPA Ferrari SEFACFerrari 312 T4 #041 - Ferrari F12 2991 cc N/A
SPA Ferrari SEFAC (I)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Gilles Villeneuve (CDN)Result: winner
Grid: 3rd (1:36.948)
Colours: red (+white/silver)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Russ Thompson and Wayne Ellwood
1414 - Fittipaldi F6A Ford #F6-1 - Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F6A #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: 7th (5 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 23rd (1:40.741)
Colours: yellow (+blue/red/green)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Art and Russ Thompson
1515 - Renault RS10 Turbo #RS14 - Renault-ElfRenault RS10 #RS14 - Renault V6 1491 cc 2xKKK
Renault-Elf (F)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jean-Pierre Jabouille (F)Result: did not finish (Camshaft belt)
Grid: 8th (1:38.218)
Colours: yellow/white (+black)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Wayne Ellwood and Art
1616 - Renault RS10 Turbo #RS10/03 - Renault-ElfRenault RS10 #RS10/03 - Renault V6 1491 cc 2xKKK
Renault-Elf (F)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: René Arnoux (F)Result: 2nd (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 7th (1:38.195)
Colours: yellow/white (+black)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Russ Thompson and Art
1717 - Shadow DN9B Ford #DN9-4B - Samson Shadow RacingShadow DN9B #DN9-4B - 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 qualify
Grid: 27th (1:42.088)
Colours: black/orange (+yellow)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 11/01/2009Photo by courtesy of: Tim Deebs
1818 - Shadow DN9B Ford #DN9-1B - Shadow RacingShadow DN9B #DN9-1B - 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: 4th (0 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 20th (1:40.625)
Colours: black
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 11/03/2005Photo by courtesy of: Wayne Ellwood
1919 - Fittipaldi F6A Ford #F6-2 - Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F6A #F6-2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Fittipaldi Automotive (BR)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Alex Ribeiro (BR)Result: did not qualify
Grid: 29th (1:45.183)
Colours: yellow (+blue/red/green)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/05/2005Photo by courtesy of: Russ Thompson
2020 - Wolf WR8 Ford #WR8 - Michelob Wolf RacingWolf WR8 #WR8 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Michelob Wolf Racing (CDN)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Keke Rosberg (SF)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 13th (1:39.035)
Colours: black (+gold/red)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Wayne Ellwood and Art
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: Marc Surer (CH)
listed, never drove:
Patrick Gaillard (F)
Result: did not finish (Engine)
Grid: 21st (1:40.635)
Colours: black (+red/yellow/green/blue)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Art and Wayne Ellwood
2424 - Merzario A4 Ford #WK1/004=>A4/01 (Kauhsen) - Team MerzarioMerzario A4 #WK1/004=>A4/01 (Kauhsen) - 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 qualify
Grid: 30th (1:49.318)
Colours: yellow/black
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 11/03/2005Photo by courtesy of: Wayne Ellwood
2525 - Ligier JS11 Ford #JS11-01 - Ligier GitanesLigier JS11 #JS11-01 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Ligier Gitanes (F)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jacky Ickx (B)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 24th (1:40.745)
Colours: blue/white (+red)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Wayne Ellwood, Art and Russ Thompson
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: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 4th (1:37.066)
Colours: blue/white (+red)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Russ Thompson and Art
2727 - Williams FW07 Ford #FW07/04 - Albilad Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW07 #FW07/04 - 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: did not finish (Lost wheel)
Grid: 1st (1:35.615)
Colours: white (+green)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Russ Thompson and Art
2828 - Williams FW07 Ford #FW07/01 - Albilad Saudia Racing TeamWilliams FW07 #FW07/01 - 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 (Accident)
Grid: 5th (1:37.128)
Colours: white (+green)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Russ Thompson and Wayne Ellwood
2929 - Arrows A2 Ford #A2/1 - Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows A2 #A2/1 - 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 (Rear suspension)
Grid: 19th (1:40.337)
Colours: gold (+black)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 11/03/2005Photo by courtesy of: Wayne Ellwood
3030 - Arrows A2 Ford #A2/2 - Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrows A2 #A2/2 - 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: did not qualify
Grid: 26th (1:40.824)
Colours: gold (+black)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Art
3131 - Rebaque HR100 Ford #HR100-001 (Penske) - Rebaque F1 TeamRebaque HR100 #HR100-001 (Penske) - 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 qualify
Grid: 28th (1:43.060)
Colours: brown (+gold/red)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Wayne Ellwood and Art
3333 - Tyrrell 009 Ford #009/2 - Candy Team TyrrellTyrrell 009 #009/2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Candy Team Tyrrell (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Derek Daly (IRL)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 15th (1:39.468)
Colours: blue (+red/white)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Wayne Ellwood and Art
3535 - Alfa Romeo T179 #179-001 - Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo T179 #179-001 - Alfa Romeo Type 1260 V12 3000 cc N/A
Alfa Romeo (I)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Bruno Giacomelli (I)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 18th (1:40.277)
Colours: red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 15/12/2015Photo by courtesy of: Wayne Ellwood and Art
3636 - Alfa Romeo T179 #179-002 - Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo T179 #179-002 - Alfa Romeo Type 1260 V12 3000 cc N/A
Alfa Romeo (I)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Vittorio Brambilla (I)Result: did not qualify
Grid: 25th (1:40.789)
Colours: red
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 11/03/2005Photo by courtesy of: Wayne Ellwood
No photos available:
1TThe car is not available on a photoLotus 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: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
6TThe car is not available on a photoBrabham BT49 #BT49/1 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Parmalat Racing (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Nelson Piquet (BR)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
7TThe car is not available on a photoMcLaren M29 #M29/1 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Marlboro Team McLaren (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: John Watson (GB)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
11TThe car is not available on a photoFerrari 312 T4 #038 - Ferrari F12 2991 cc N/A
SPA Ferrari SEFAC (I)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jody Scheckter (ZA)Result: practiced only (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Michelin
15TThe car is not available on a photoRenault RS10 #RS10/01 - Renault V6 1491 cc 2xKKK
Renault-Elf (F)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Michelin
26TThe car is not available on a photoLigier JS11 #JS11-04 - 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 (Spare car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
27TThe car is not available on a photoWilliams FW07 #FW07/03 - 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 #A1/5A - 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: Goodyear
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Photos by: Wayne Ellwood (3) and Russ Thompson (1)
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