1978 Season - Overview



Williams joined the Formula One paddock in 1978 but did not find much success through its maiden season |  Mario Andretti won the 1978 season-opening Argentine GP and went on to win the championship |  Andretti became the second American F1 champion in history in the 1978 season |  The Canadian GP moved to Montreal during the 1978 season |  Gilles Villeneuve won the season-ending Canadian GP at home, making it his first F1 success |  Gilles Villeneuve became the first Canadian driver to win a Formula One GP |  Lotus clinched the 1978 Constructors' crown making it a championship-double |  1978 was Lotus' last Drivers' and Constructors' championship victory

FACTFILE

No. of teams: 19
No. of Drivers: 46
No. of Races: 16
No. of Race Winners: 6
Most no. of Fastest Laps: Niki Lauda - 4 times

winning constructor

1
Lotus
   
 
86
2 Ferrari
58
3 Brabham
53
4 Tyrrell
38
5 Wolf
24

1978 FORMULA ONE - Calendar

NO
DATE
GRAND PRIX
Winning Driver
Winning Constructor





6
May 21
 Lotus

7
Jun 04
 Lotus

8
Jun 17

9
Jul 02
 Lotus


11
Jul 30
 Lotus

12
Aug 13
 Lotus


14
Sep 10

15
Oct 01


TOP PERFORMERS IN 1978

According to stats...

  • Williams joined the Formula One paddock in 1978 but did not find much success through its maiden season
  • Mario Andretti won the 1978 season-opening Argentine GP and went on to win the championship
  • Andretti became the second American F1 champion in history in the 1978 season
  • The Canadian GP moved to Montreal during the 1978 season
  • Gilles Villeneuve won the season-ending Canadian GP at home, making it his first F1 success
  • Gilles Villeneuve became the first Canadian driver to win a Formula One GP
  • Lotus clinched the 1978 Constructors' crown making it a championship-double
  • 1978 was Lotus' last Drivers' and Constructors' championship victory



DRIVER TRIVIA

Drivers with most retirements in the 1978 season.



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