F1 Through The Years – Part 6 – 1975-1979

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1975
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 12 January 1975 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: Jean-Pierre Jarier – Winner: Emerson Fittipaldi – McLaren-Ford
2 – 26 January 1975 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Jean-Pierre Jarier – Winner: Carlos Pace – Brabham-Ford
3 – 01 March 1975 – South African Grand Prix – Kyalami
— Pole: Carlos Pace – Winner: Jody Scheckter – Tyrrell-Ford
4 – 27 April 1975 – Spanish Grand Prix – Montjuic
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Jochen Mass – McLaren-Ford
5 – 11 May 1975 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
6 – 25 May 1975 – Belgian Grand Prix – Zolder
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
7 – 08 June 1975 – Swedish Grand Prix – Anderstorp
— Pole: Vittorio Brambilla – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
8 – 22 June 1975 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: James Hunt – Hesketh-Ford
9 – 06 July 1975 – French Grand Prix – Paul Ricard
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
10 – 19 July 1975 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Tom Pryce – Winner: Emerson Fittipaldi – McLaren-Ford
11 – 03 August 1975 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Carlos Reutemann – Brabham-Ford
12 – 17 August 1975 – Austrian Grand Prix – Osterreichring
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Vittorio Brambilla – March-Ford
13 – 07 Septemebr 1975 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Clay Regazzoni – Ferrari
14 – 05 October 1975 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Niki Lauda – AUT – Ferrari – 64.5 Points – 5 Wins
2 – Emerson Fittipaldi – BRZ – McLaren Ford – 45 Points – 2 Wins
3 – Carlos Reutemann – ARG – Brabham Ford – 37 Points – 1 Win
4 – James Hunt – GBR – Hesketh Ford – 33 Points – 1 Win
5 – Clay Regazzoni – SWI – Ferrari – 25 Points – 1 Win
6 – Carlos Pace – BRZ – Brabham Ford – 24 Points – 1 Win
7 – Jody Scheckter – RSA – Tyrrell Ford – 20 Points – 1 Win
8 – Jochen Mass – GER – McLaren Ford – 20 Points – 1 Win
9 – Patrick Depailler – FRA – Tyrrell Ford – 12 Points
10 – Tom Pryce – GBR – Shadow Ford – 8 Points

*Only the seven best results from the first eight races and the best five  results from the last six races counted towards the championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Ferrari – ITA – 72.5 Points – 6 Wins
2 – Brabham Ford – GBR – 54 Points (56*) – 2 Wins
3 – McLaren Ford – GBR – 53 Points – 3 Wins

*Points only counted for top-placed car for each constructor. Only the seven best results from the first eight races and the best five results from the last six races counted towards the championship*

1976
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 25 January 1976 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
2 – 06 March 1976 – South African Grand Prix – Kyalami
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
3 – 28 March 1976 – United States Grand Prix West – Long Beach
— Pole: Clay Regazzoni – Winner: Clay Regazzoni – Ferrari
4 – 02 May 1976 – Spanish Grand Prix – Jarama
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: James Hunt – McLaren-Ford
5 – 16 May 1976 – Belgian Grand Prix – Zolder
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
6 – 30 May 1976 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
7 – 13 June 1976 – Swedish Grand Prix – Anderstorp
— Pole: Jody Scheckter – Winner: Jody Scheckter – Tyrrell-Ford
8 – 04 July 1976 – French Grand Prix – Paul Ricard
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: James Hunt – McLaren-Ford
9 – 18 July 1976 – British Grand Prix – Brands Hatch
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
10 – 01 August 1976 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: James Hunt – McLaren-Ford
11 – 15 August 1976 – Austrian Grand Prix – Osterreichring
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: John Watson – Penske-Ford
12 – 29 August 1976 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Ronnie Peterson – Winner: James Hunt – McLaren-Ford
13 – 12 September 1976 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Jacques Laffite – Winner: Ronnie Peterson – March-Ford
14 – 03 October 1976 – Canadian Grand Prix – Mosport
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: James Hunt – McLaren-Ford
15 – 10 October 1976 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: James Hunt – McLaren-Ford
16 – 24 October 1976 – Japanese Grand Prix – Fuji Speedway
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – James Hunt – GBR – McLaren Ford – 69 Points – 6 Wins
2 – Niki Lauda – AUT – Ferrari – 68 Points – 5 Wins
3 – Jody Scheckter – RSA – Tyrrell Ford – 49 Points – 1 Win
4 – Patrick Depailler – FRA – Tyrrell Ford – 39 Points
5 – Clay Regazzoni – ARG – Ferrari – 31 Points – 1 Win
6 – Mario Andretti – USA – Lotus Ford – 22 Points – 1 Win
7 – John Watson – GBR – Penske Ford – 20 Points – 1 Win
8 – Jacques Laffite – FRA – Ligier Matra – 20 Points
9 – Jochen Mass – GER – McLaren Ford – 19 Points
10 – Gunnar Nilsson – SWE – Lotus Ford – 11 Points

*Only the seven best results from the first eight races and the best seven results from the last eight races counted towards the championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Ferrari – ITA – 83 Points – 6 Wins
2 – McLaren Ford – GBR – 74 Points (75*) – 6 Wins
3 – Tyrrell Ford – GBR – 71 Points – 1 Win

*Points only counted for top-placed car for each constructor. Only the seven best results from the first eight races and the best seven results from the last eight races counted towards the championship*

1977
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 09 January 1977 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: Jody Scheckter – Wolf-Ford
2 – 23 January 1977 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: Carlos Reutemann – Ferrari
3 – 05 March 1977 – South African Grand Prix – Kyalami
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
4 – 03 April 1977 – United States Grand Prix West – Long Beach
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
5 – 08 May 1977 – Spanish Grand Prix – Jarama
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
6 – 22 May 1977 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: John Watson – Winner: Jody Scheckter – Wolf-Ford
7 – 05 June 1977 – Belgian Grand Prix – Zolder
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Gunnar Nilsson – Lotus-Ford
8 – 19 June 1977 – Swedish Grand Prix – Anderstorp
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Jacques Laffite – Ligier-Matra
9 – 03 July 1977 – French Grand Prix – Dijon-Prenois
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
10 – 16 July 1977 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: James Hunt – McLaren-Ford
11 – 31 July 1977 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Jody Scheckter – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
12 – 14 August 1977 – Austrian Grand Prix – Osterreichring
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Alan Jones – Shadow-Ford
13 – 28 August 1977 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
14 – 11 September 1977 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
15 – 02 October 1977 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: James Hunt – McLaren-Ford
16 – 09 October 1977 – Canadian Grand Prix – Mosport
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Jody Scheckter – Wolf-Ford
17 – 23 October 1977 – Japanese Grand Prix – Fuji Speedway
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: James Hunt – McLaren-Ford

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Niki Lauda – AUT – Ferrari – 72 Points – 3 Wins
2 – Jody Scheckter – RSA – Wolf Ford – 55 Points – 3 Wins
3 – Mario Andretti – USA – Lotus Ford – 47 Points – 4 Wins
4 – Carlos Reutemann – ARG – Ferrari – 42 Points – 1 Win
5 – James Hunt – GBR – McLaren Ford – 40 Points – 3 Wins
6 – Jochen Mass – GER – McLaren Ford – 25 Points
7 – Alan Jones – AUS – Shadow Ford –  22 Points – 1 Win
8 – Gunnar Nilsson – SWE – Lotus Ford – 20 Points – 1 Win
9 – Patrick Depailler – FRA – Tyrrell Ford – 20 Points
10 – Jacques Laffite – FRA – Ligier Matra – 18 Points – 1 Win

*Only the eight best results from the first nine races and the best seven results from the last eight races counted towards the  championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Ferrari – ITA – 95 Points (97*) – 4 Wins
2 – Lotus Ford – GBR – 62 Points – 5 Wins
3 – McLaren Ford – GBR – 60 Points – 3 Wins

1978
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 15 January 1978 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
2 – 29 January 1978 – Brazlian Grand Prix – Jacarepagua
— Pole: Ronnie Peterson – Winner: Carlos Reutemann – Ferrari
3 – 04 March 1978 – South African Grand Prix – Kyalami
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Ronnie Peterson – Lotus-Ford
4 – 02 April 1978 – United States Grand Prix West – Long Beach
— Pole: Carlos Reutemann – Winner: Carlos Reutemann – Ferrari
5 – 07 May 1978 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Carlos Reutemann – Winner: Patrick Depailler – Tyrrell-Ford
6 – 21 May 1978 – Belgian Grand Prix – Zolder
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
7 – 04 June 1978 – Spanish Grand Prix – Jarama
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
8 – 17 June 1978 – Swedish Grand Prix – Anderstorp
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Niki Lauda – Brabham-Alfa Romeo
9 – 02 July 1978 – French Grand Prix – Paul Ricard
— Pole: John Watson – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
10 – 16 July 1978 – British Grand Prix – Brands Hatch
— Pole: Ronnie Peterson – Winner: Carlos Reutemann – Ferrari
11 – 30 July 1978 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
12 – 13 August 1978 – Austrian Grand Prix – Osterreichring
— Pole: Ronnie Peterson – Winner: Ronnie Peterson – Lotus-Ford
13 – 27 August 1978 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
14 – 10 September 1978 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Niki Lauda – Brabham-Alfa Romeo
15 – 01 October 1978 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Carlos Reutemann – Ferrari
16 – 08 October 1978 – Canadian Grand Prix – Ile Notre-Dame
— Pole: Jean-Pierre Jarier – Winner: Gilles Villeneuve – Ferrari

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Mario Andretti – USA – Lotus Ford – 64 Points – 6 Wins
2 – Ronnie Peterson – SWE – Lotus Ford – 51 Points – 2 Wins
3 – Carlos Reutemann – ARG – Ferrari – 48 Points – 4 Wins
4 – Niki Lauda – AUT – Brabham Alfa Romeo – 44 Points – 2 Wins
5 – Patrick Depailler – FRA – Tyrrell Ford – 34 Points – 1 Win
6 – John Watson – GBR – Brabham Alfa Romeo – 25 Points
7 – Jody Scheckter – RSA – Wolf Ford – 24 Points
8 – Jacques Laffite – FRA – Ligier Matra – 19 Points
9 – Gilles Villeneuve – CAN – Ferrari – 17 Points – 1 Win
10 – Emerson Fittipaldi – BRZ – Fittipaldi Ford – 17 Points

*Only the seven best results from the first eight races and the best seven results from the last eight races counted towards the  championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Lotus Ford – GBR – 86 Points – 8 Wins
2 – Ferrari – ITA – 58 Points – 5 Wins
3 – Brabham Alfa Romeo – 53 Points – 2 Wins

*Points only counted for top-placed car for each constructor. Only the seven best results from the first eight races and the best seven results from the last eight races counted towards the championship*

1979
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 21 January 1979 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: Jacques Laffite – Winner: Jacques Laffite – Ligier-Ford
2 – 04 February 1979 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Jacques Laffite – Winner: Jacques Laffite – Ligier-Ford
3 – 03 March 1979 – South African Grand Prix – Kyalami
— Pole: Jean-Pierre Jabouille – Winner: Gilles Villeneuve – Ferrari
4 – 08 April 1979 – United States Grand Prix West – Long Beach
— Pole: Gilles Villeneuve – Winner: Gilles Villeneuve – Ferrari
5 – 29 April 1979 – Spanish Grand Prix – Jarama
— Pole: Jacques Laffite – Winner: Patrick Depailler – Ligier-Ford
6 – 13 May 1979 – Belgian Grand Prix – Zolder
— Pole: Jacques Laffite – Winner: Jody Scheckter – Ferrari
7 – 27 May 1979 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Jody Scheckter – Winner: Jody Scheckter – Ferrari
8 – 01 July 1979 – French Grand Prix – Dijon-Prenois
— Pole: Jean-Pierre Jabouille – Winner: Jean-Pierre Jabouille – Renault
9 – 14 July 1979 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Alan Jones – Winner: Clay Regazzoni – Williams-Ford
10 – 29 July 1979 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Jean-Pierre Jabouille – Winner: Alan Jones – Williams-Ford
11 – 12 August 1979 – Austrian Grand Prix – Osterreichring
— Pole: Rene Arnoux – Winner: Alan Jones – Williams-Ford
12 – 26 August 1979 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Rene Arnoux – Winner: Alan Jones – Williams-Ford
13 – 09 September 1979 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Jean-Pierre Jabouille – Winner: Jody Scheckter – Ferrari
14 – 30 September 1979 – Canadian Grand Prix – Ile Notre-Dame
— Pole: Alan Jones – Winner: Alan Jones – Williams-Ford
15 – 07 October 1979 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Alan Jones – Winner: Gilles Villeneuve – Ferrari

*Swedish Grand Prix cancelled due to lack of enthusiasm in Sweden following deaths of Ronnie Peterson and Gunnar Nilsson in 1978*

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Jody Scheckter – RSA – Ferrari – 51 Points (60*) – 3 Wins
2 – Gilles Villeneuve – CAN – Ferrari – 47 Points (53*) – 3 Wins
3 – Alan Jones – AUS – Williams Ford – 40 Points (43*) – 4 Wins
4 – Jacques Laffite – FRA – Ligier Ford – 36 Points – 2 Wins
5 – Clay Regazzoni – SWI – Williams Ford – 29 Points (32*) – 1 Win
6 – Carlos Reutemann – ARG – Lotus Ford – 20 Points (25*)
7 – Patrick Depailler – FRA – Ligier Ford – 20 Points (22*) – 1 Win
8 – Rene Arnoux – FRA – Renault – 17 Points
9 – John Watson – GBR – McLaren Ford – 15 Points
10 – Didier Pironi – FRA – Tyrrell Ford – 14 Points

*Only the best four scores from the first seven races and the best four scores from the remaining eight races counted towards the championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Ferrari – ITA – 113 Points – 6 Wins
2 – Williams Ford – GBR – 75 Points – 5 Wins
3 – Ligier Ford – FRA – 61 Points – 3 Wins

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