Event: South Africa Grand Prix
Track: Kyalami

Classification 1978 South African F1 GP

Pos No Driver Team Time Laps Grid Pts
1 6 Sweden Ronnie Peterson
United Kingdom Team Lotus 01:42:15.767 78
12
9
2 4 France Patrick Depailler
United Kingdom Tyrrell 01:42:16.233 78
11
6
3 2 United Kingdom John Watson
United Kingdom Brabham 01:42:20.209 78
10
4
4 27 Australia Alan Jones
United Kingdom Williams 01:42:46.753 78
18
3
5 26 France Jacques Laffite
France Ligier 01:43:24.985 78
13
2
6 3 France Didier Pironi
United Kingdom Tyrrell +1 lap 77
14
1
7 5 United States Mario Andretti
United Kingdom Team Lotus +1 lap 77
2
0
8 10 France Jean-Pierre Jarier
Germany ATS +1 lap 77
17
0
9 36 Germany Rolf Stommelen
United Kingdom Arrows +1 lap 77
22
0
10 25 Mexico Hector Rebaque
United Kingdom Team Lotus +1 lap 77
21
0
11 30 United States Brett Lunger
United Kingdom McLaren +2 laps 76
20
0
12 19 Italy Vittorio Brambilla
United Kingdom Surtees +2 laps 76
19
0
DNF 35 Italy Riccardo Patrese
United Kingdom Arrows Engine 63
7
0
DNF 20 South Africa Jody Scheckter
Canada Wolf Spun Off 59
5
0
DNF 8 France Patrick Tambay
United Kingdom McLaren Accident 56
4
0
DNF 12 Canada Gilles Villeneuve
Italy Ferrari Oil Leak 55
8
0
DNF 11 Argentina Carlos Reutemann
Italy Ferrari Spun Off 55
9
0
DNF 1 Austria Niki Lauda
United Kingdom Brabham Engine 52
1
0
DNF 18 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan
United Kingdom Surtees Engine 52
23
0
DNF 9 Germany Jochen Mass
Germany ATS Engine 43
15
0
DNF 37 Italy Arturo Merzario
Italy Merzario Suspension 39
26
0
DNF 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille
France Renault Engine 38
6
0
DNF 32 Finland Keke Rosberg
Hong Kong Theodore Clutch 15
24
0
DNF 14 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
Brazil Fittipaldi Transmission 9
16
0
DNF 24 United States Eddie Cheever
United Kingdom Hesketh Oil Leak 8
25
0
DNF 7 United Kingdom James Hunt
United Kingdom McLaren Engine 5
3
0
DNQ 31 France René Arnoux
France Martini No Time 0

0
DNQ 17 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
United Kingdom Shadow No Time 0

0
DNQ 23 Italy Lamberto Leoni
United Kingdom Ensign No Time 0

0
DNQ 16 Germany Hans Joachim Stuck
United Kingdom Shadow No Time 0

0
Fastest lap: 1:17.090 min by Mario Andretti (Team Lotus 78) in lap 2

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