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1976 Monaco Grand Prix

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Date  30 May 1976
Course length  3.312 km (2.057 mi)
Course  Street circuit
1976 Monaco Grand Prix
Official name  XXXIV Grand Prix de Monaco
Location  Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Distance  78 laps, 258.336 km (160.522 mi)

The 1976 Monaco Grand Prix (formally the XXXIV Grand Prix de Monaco) was a Formula One motor race held at the Monaco street circuit in Monaco on 30 May 1976. It was the fifth round of the 1976 Formula One season and the 34th Monaco Grand Prix. The race was contested over 78 laps of the 3.3 km circuit for a race distance of 257 kilometres.

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The race was won by Ferrari driver Niki Lauda, who had also taken pole position in his Ferrari 312T2. Lauda won by 11 second over Jody Scheckter driving a six-wheeled Tyrrell P34, whilst Scheckter's teammate, Patrick Depailler, completed the podium in third position. As a consequence of the race, Lauda extended his lead in the World Drivers' Championship to 36 points over his team mate Clay Regazzoni who had retired after starting second, going off track on oil laid down when James Hunt retired, climbing back to third before crashing.

A lap down in fourth was the March 761 of Hans-Joachim Stuck with the McLaren M23 of Jochen Mass and the Fittipaldi FD04 of Emerson Fittipaldi completing the point scoring positions.

Classification

1 Mario Andretti withdrew from the race due to the 1976 Indianapolis 500 being held on the same day as the Grand Prix.

Championship standings after the race

Points are accurate at the conclusion of the race and do not reflect final results of the 1976 Spanish Grand Prix as it was under appeal.

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
  • References

    1976 Monaco Grand Prix Wikipedia


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