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1977 German Grand Prix

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Date  July 31, 1977
Course length  6.789 km (4.218 mi)
Location  Hockenheimring
Weather  Dry
1977 German Grand Prix
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  47 laps, 319.083 km (198.246 mi)

The 1977 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Hockenheimring on July 31, 1977. After Niki Lauda's near-fatal accident at the dangerous Nürburgring in 1976, the German Grand Prix was moved to Hockenheim and was held there every year except for one until 2007, and this was the second year the race was held there (the first being 1970).



In qualifying, Jody Scheckter took his first pole of the season, ahead of John Watson and then Niki Lauda who headed the second row. Scheckter kept the lead at the first corner with both Watson and Lauda keeping their positions. Watson put pressure on Scheckter until his engine failed on the eighth lap, giving second to Lauda who passed Scheckter soon after and began to pull away. Scheckter battled for second with James Hunt until the defending champion retired with an engine failure, giving third to Watson's teammate and home driver Hans-Joachim Stuck. That was how it stayed to the end; Lauda winning from Scheckter and Stuck.

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 8 results from the first 9 races and the best 7 results from the remaining 8 races were retained. Numbers without parentheses are retained points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
  • References

    1977 German Grand Prix Wikipedia