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1979 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Date  February 4, 1979
Course  Permanent race track
Weather  Dry
Location  São Paulo, Brazil
Course length  7.873 km (4.73 mi)
1979 Brazilian Grand Prix
Distance  40 laps, 314.92 km (189.2 mi)

The 1979 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 4 February 1979 at Interlagos.


Race report

The Ligier team dominated the race weekend with their superior ground-effect JS11. Frenchman Jacques Laffite dominated the race weekend and made the most of his superbly set-up Ligier by taking pole position, smashing Jean-Pierre Jarier's 1975 pole time by 7 seconds, setting fastest lap and leading every lap of the race up to the finish. Laffite's teammate Patrick Depailler started and finished 2nd. Laffite and the Ligier team completed their domination of the South American fortnight, Laffite also dominantly won in Argentina.

Championship standings after the race

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

    1979 Brazilian Grand Prix Wikipedia