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1979 Canadian Grand Prix

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September 30, 1979

Course length
4.5 km (2.796 mi)

Circuit Île Notre-Dame, Montreal

Semi-permanent racing facility

72 laps, 324 km (200.592 mi)

Partially cloudy, mild and dry. Air: Air temp: 16–17 °C (61–63 °F)

The 1979 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 30 September 1979 at Montreal.

During practice Niki Lauda announced his retirement from Formula One. Ricardo Zunino replaced him for the race. The organizers would not let the Alfa Romeo team compete unless they pre-qualified. They refused to do so but a compromise was reached where one of their drivers would be allowed to take part in practice. The other, Bruno Giacomelli, was not allowed to enter the race. The race turned into a close duel between Alan Jones and Gilles Villeneuve that continued the entire race.

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 4 results from the first 7 races and the best 4 results from the last 8 races counted towards the Drivers' Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
  • References

    1979 Canadian Grand Prix Wikipedia

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