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South African Grand Prix

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South African Grand Prix

DateWinnerWinner's Car
4 March 1978Ronnie PetersonJohn Player Team Lotus Lotus-Ford1978 Race Information & Results


Race Results

March 4, 1978
78 laps on a 4.104 kilometer road course (320.1 kilometers)
Average Speed:  187.817 kph
Margin of Victory:  0.466 seconds
Time of Race:  1:42:15.77
Lead Changes:  5
Fastest Lap: 191.651 kph by Mario Andretti

FinishGridDriverConstructorCar #TeamLapsStatusPoints
111Ronnie PetersonLotus-Ford6John Player Team Lotus781:42:15.7679
212Patrick DePaillerTyrell-Ford4Elf Team Tyrrell78+0.4666
310John WatsonBrabham-Alfa Romeo2Parmalat Racing Team78+4.4424
418Alan JonesWilliams-Ford27Williams Grand Prix Engineering78+30.9863
514Jacques LaffiteLigier-Matra26Ligier Gitanes78+69.2182
613Didier PironiTyrell-Ford3Elf Team Tyrrell771 lap1
72Mario AndrettiLotus-Ford5John Player Team Lotus77+1 lap
817Jean-Pierre JarierATS-Ford10ATS Racing Team77+1 lap
921Rolf StommelenArrows-Ford36Arrows Racing Team77+1 lap
1022Hector RebaqueLotus-Ford22Team Rebaque77+1 lap
1119Brett LungerMcLaren-Ford30Liggett Group / BS Fabrications76+2 laps
1220Vittorio BrambillaSurtees-Ford19Beta Team Surtees76+2 laps
RET7Riccardo PatreseArrows-Ford35Arrows Racing Team63Out (Engine)
RET5Jody ScheckterWolf-Ford20Walter Wolf Racing59Out (Spun Off)
RET4Patrick TambayMcLaren-Ford8Marlboro Team McLaren56Out (Crash)
RET8Gilles VilleneuveFerrari12Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC55Out (Oil Leak)
RET9Carlos ReutemannFerrari11Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC55Out (Spun Off)
RET1Niki LaudaBrabham-Alfa Romeo1Parmalat Racing Team52Out (Engine)
RET23Rupert KeeganSurtees-Ford18Durex Team Surtees52Out (Engine)
RET16Jochen MassATS-Ford9ATS Racing Team43Out (Engine)
RET26Arturo MerzarioMerzario-Ford37Team Merzario39Out (Suspension)
RET6Jean-Pierre JabouilleRenault15Equipe Renault Elf38Out (Engine)
RET24Keke RosbergTheodore-Ford32Theodore Racing Hong Kong15Out (Clutch)
RET15Emerson FittipaldiFittipaldi-Ford14Fittipaldi Automotive9Out (Transmission)
RET25Eddie Cheever, Jr.Hesketh-Ford24Olympus Cameras Hesketh Racing8Out (Oil Leak)
RET3James HuntMcLaren-Ford7Marlboro Team McLaren5Out (Engine)

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