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1979 Australian Grand Prix

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Date  11 March 1979
Course length  2.411 km (1.498 mi)
1979 Australian Grand Prix
Official name  XLIV Australian Grand Prix
Location  Wanneroo Raceway, Wanneroo, Western Australia
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  63 laps, 151.893 km (93.374 mi)

The 1979 Australian Grand Prix was an open wheel racing car race held at Wanneroo Raceway north of Perth in Western Australia, Australia on 11 March 1979.


The race, which was the first round of the 1979 Australian Drivers' Championship, was open to racing cars complying with Australian Formula 1 (incorporating Formula 5000 and Formula Pacific). It was recognised by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport as the 44th Australian Grand Prix and was the only Australian Grand Prix to be held at Wanneroo Raceway.


Results as follows:


  • Pole Position: Alfredo Costanzo - 52.11
  • Fastest lap: John Wright / John Walker - 54.92, 158.20 km/h (98.30 mph)
  • Winner's average speed: 154.20 km/h (95.30 mph)
  • References

    1979 Australian Grand Prix Wikipedia

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