1978 Formula 1 Season  Arrow Image   Constructors

PosTeamsConstructorEngineChassisPoints
Mexico Team Rebaque
United Kingdom 
John Player Team Lotus 
Lotus Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 79 John Player Special Mark IV
78
 
86 
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 312 T2
312 T3
 
58 
United Kingdom Parmalat Racing Team Brabham Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 F12 BT45C
BT46
BT46B ^fan car^
BT46C
 
53 
United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 008
 
38 
Canada Walter Wolf Racing Wolf Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 WR6
WR1
WR3
WR5
 
24 
France Ligier Gitanes Ligier Matra MS76 3.0 V12, Matra MS78 3.0 V12 JS7
JS7/9
JS9
 
19 
Brazil Fittipaldi Automotive Fittipaldi Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F5A
 
17 
Spain Centro Asegurador F1
United Kingdom 
BS Fabrications
United Kingdom 
Liggett Group/BS Fabrications
United Kingdom 
Melchester Racing
United Kingdom 
Marlboro McLaren 
McLaren Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 M23
M26
 
15 
United Kingdom Williams Grand Prix Engineering Williams Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 FW06
 
11 
10 United Kingdom Arrows Racing Team Arrows Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 FA1
A1
 
11 
11 United States Interscope Racing
United Kingdom 
Shadow Racing Team 
Shadow Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 DN8
DN9
 
12 France Equipe Renault Elf Renault Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 V6t RS01
 
13 United Kingdom Durex Team Surtees
United Kingdom 
Beta Team Surtees
United Kingdom 
Team Surtees 
Surtees Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 TS19
TS20
 
14 United Kingdom Team Tissot Ensign Ensign Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 N177
 
 Germany ATS Racing Team ATS Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 D1
HS1
 
 
 United Kingdom Olympus Cameras/Hesketh Racing Hesketh Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 308E
 
 
 Mexico Team Rebaque
United Kingdom 
John Player Team Lotus 
Lotus Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 79 John Player Special Mark IV
78
 
 
 Spain Centro Asegurador F1
United Kingdom 
BS Fabrications
United Kingdom 
Liggett Group/BS Fabrications
United Kingdom 
Melchester Racing
United Kingdom 
Marlboro McLaren 
McLaren Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 M23
M26
 
 
 United States Interscope Racing
United Kingdom 
Shadow Racing Team 
Shadow Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 DN8
DN9
 
 
 United Kingdom Durex Team Surtees
United Kingdom 
Beta Team Surtees
United Kingdom 
Team Surtees 
Surtees Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 TS19
TS20
 
 
 United Kingdom Theodore Racing Team
Hong Kong 
Theodore Racing Hong Kong 
Theodore Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 TR1
WR3
WR4
 
 
 France Automobiles Martini Martini Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 MK23
 
 
 Italy Team Merzario Merzario Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 A1
 
 

Season Review
RaceCircuitDateWinning DriverConstructor
Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Oscar GálvezJan 1978 Mario Gabriele AndrettiLotus 
Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix JacarepaguáJan 1978 Carlos Alberto ReutemannFerrari 
South Africa South African Grand Prix KyalamiMar 1978 Bengt Ronnie PetersonLotus 
United States United States Grand Prix West Long BeachApr 1978 Carlos Alberto ReutemannFerrari 
Monaco Monaco Grand Prix MonacoMay 1978 Patrick André Eugène Joseph DepaillerTyrrell 
Belgium Belgian Grand Prix ZolderMay 1978 Mario Gabriele AndrettiLotus 
Spain Spanish Grand Prix JaramaJun 1978 Mario Gabriele AndrettiLotus 
Sweden Swedish Grand Prix ScandinavianJun 1978 Andreas Nikolaus 'Niki' LaudaBrabham 
France French Grand Prix Paul RicardJul 1978 Mario Gabriele AndrettiLotus 
United Kingdom British Grand Prix Brands HatchJul 1978 Carlos Alberto ReutemannFerrari 
Germany German Grand Prix HockenheimringJul 1978 Mario Gabriele AndrettiLotus 
Austria Austrian Grand Prix OsterreichringAug 1978 Bengt Ronnie PetersonLotus 
Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix ZandvoortAug 1978 Mario Gabriele AndrettiLotus 
Italy Italian Grand Prix MonzaSep 1978 Andreas Nikolaus 'Niki' LaudaBrabham 
United States United States Grand Prix Watkins GlenOct 1978 Carlos Alberto ReutemannFerrari 
Canada Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Île Notre-DameOct 1978 Jacques VilleneuveFerrari 

1978 Drivers

United States Mario Gabriele Andretti
France René Alexandre Arnoux
Austria Hans Binder
Netherlands Michael Bleekemolen
Italy Vittorio Brambilla
United States Edward McKay 'Eddie' Cheever, Jr.
Italy Alberto Colombo
Ireland Derek Daly
Spain Emilio de Villota Ruíz
France Patrick André Eugène Joseph Depailler
Austria Harald Ertl
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
Italy Carlo 'Gimax' Franchi
Italy Giuseppe 'Beppe' Gabbiani
United Kingdom Divina Mary Galica
Italy Bruno Giacomelli
United Kingdom James Simon Wallis Hunt
Belgium Jacques Bernard 'Jacky' Ickx
France Jean-Pierre Alain Jabouille
France Jean-Pierre Jacques Jarier
Australia Alan Stanley Jones
United Kingdom Rupert Keegan
France Jacques-Henri Laffite
Austria Andreas Nikolaus 'Niki' Lauda
United Kingdom Geoffrey Lees
Italy Lamberto Leoni
United States Robert Brett Lunger
Germany Jochen Richard Mass
Italy Arturo Francesco 'Little Art' Merzario
United States Danny Ongais
Italy Riccardo Gabriele Patrese
Sweden Bengt Ronnie Peterson
Brazil Nelson Souto Maior Piquet
France Didier Joseph-Lovis Pironi
United States Robert Woodward 'Bobby' Rahal
Mexico Héctor Alonso Rebaque
Switzerland Gianclaudio Giuseppe 'Clay' Regazzoni
Argentina Carlos Alberto Reutemann
Finland Keijo Erik 'Keke' Rosberg
South Africa Jody David Scheckter
Germany Rolf Johann Stommelen
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
France Patrick Daniel Tambay
United Kingdom Tony Trimmer
Canada Joseph Gilles Henri Villeneuve
United Kingdom John Marshall 'Wattie' Watson


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