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1977 Spanish Grand Prix

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Date  8 May 1977
Course length  3.404 km (2.115 mi)
Location  Jarama, Spain
Driver  Mario Andretti
1977 Spanish Grand Prix
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  80 laps, 255.3 km (158.63 mi)

The 1977 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Circuito del Jarama on 8 May 1977. The 75-lap race was the fifth round of the 1977 Formula One season. It was won by Lotus-Ford driver Mario Andretti. Carlos Reutemann took his Ferrari home in second place, whilst Jody Scheckter completed the podium in third position for the Wolf-Ford team.

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Mario Andretti continued his recent form with pole position and Jacques Laffite's Ligier springing a surprise, beating Niki Lauda to second, however Lauda was unable to take part in the race due to a broken rib. At the start, Andretti took the lead with Laffite following. Laffite gave chase to Andretti in the early stages but had to pit with a deflating tyre, leaving Andretti to romp to victory with Carlos Reutemann second. Hunt inherited third but retired with a misfire, giving it to John Watson until he lost places due to a spin, leaving Jody Scheckter to take the final spot on the podium.

The British Williams Grand Prix Engineering team made their Grand Prix debut by entering a single March 761 chassis for Belgian driver Patrick Nève.

Championship standings after the race

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

    1977 Spanish Grand Prix Wikipedia


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