|Date February 4, 1979|
Course Permanent race track
|Location São Paulo, Brazil|
Course length 7.873 km (4.73 mi)
|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.
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.