The 1977 Formula One season included the 28th FIA Formula One World Championship season, which commenced on January 9, 1977, and ended on October 23 after seventeen races.. Niki Lauda won his second championship, despite Mario Andretti winning more races. Scheckter kept the lead at the first corner with both Watson and Lauda keeping their positions. Champion Argentine Grand Prix Part 1 http://youtu.be/9R4d6V-EbHg Part 2 http://youtu.be/r39qp1yCYrY Part 3 http://youtu.be/Ml_O5y79D4I Part 4 http://youtu.be/2FkCS17xZBs The field, in a somber mood, went to this relatively new street circuit near Los Angeles, and Lauda took pole ahead of home hero Andretti, with Scheckter third. It featured the 28th World Championship of Drivers and the 20th International Cup for Formula 1 Constructors, which commenced on 9 January 1977, and ended on 23 October after seventeen races, making it the longest Formula One season in the sport's history at the time. Finished. That factor allowed 1975 World Champion Niki Lauda to steal the show, with the Austrian going under the radar for much of the season despite taking three victories. Unlike the previous year, the weather conditions at the Fuji circuit near Tokyo were perfect, and Hunt took the lead at the start, and Scheckter and Mass jumped up to second and third, whereas Andretti had a terrible start and was at the tail of the top ten.  Yet, in spite of the losses, 1977 would also see several future F1 heavy weights emerge, with Gilles Villeneuve, Riccardo Patrese and Patrick Tambay all making their debuts. The full entry list for the 1977 FIA Formula One World Championship is outlined below: In spite of the complications between F.O.C.A. Hunt went on and capped off the season with a comfortable win, whereas Laffite ran of fuel on the last lap, handing over second to Reutemann and allowing Depailler to complete the podium. On lap 21, two marshals ran across the track after the Shadow of Renzo Zorzi caught fire. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The season was also marred by one of the most horrific accidents in Formula One history. Hunt dropped back with brake troubles as the race progressed, and Scheckter retired when his engine failed, leaving Reutemann and Lauda in second and third. This is the F1 driver standings season 1977. See: 1977 F1 World Championship Season Statistics. Peterson and Villeneuve came together at the end of the straight, and Villeneuve crashed appallingly and his Ferrari flew into a crowd that was standing in a restricted area, killing 2 photographers and injuring several others. 2020 Season Driver Standings Constructor Standings Archive 1950-2019 F1 Awards . The 1978 Formula One season was the 32nd season of FIA Formula One motor racing. Italy was next on the calendar, but the fact that it was Ferrari's home race at the Monza Autodrome near Milan did not deter Hunt who took pole, whereas Reutemann cheered the home fans by starting second in front of Scheckter. Runners-up Nilsson had to pit to change tyres, giving second to Hunt and this became the lead when Andretti's engine failed. Share this: GP Racing Stats is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula 1 companies. Mario Andretti won the … Looking for F1 Review 1977 Lauda's Comeback? Ended: Oct 23, 2020. Watson led for the first 10 laps until Hunt moved ahead and pulled away, with Mario Andretti's Lotus third, but soon the other McLaren of Jochen Mass took the place. McLaren-Ford Cosworth 60 points. 1977 F1 SEASON 8 DVD BOXSET 6 RACES IN FULL 2 RACES HIGHLIGHTS . On the second lap, Andretti was involved in a collision while trying to gain places, putting him out. Ferrari won its third consecutive Constructors' title with new driver Carlos Reutemann having a solid season. Another star of the 1977 campaign would be Mario Andretti, who claimed five race victories for Lotus. Hunt pitted for new tyres, and rejoined fourth and soon passed Niki Lauda in the Ferrari and Watson to reclaim second. It featured the 1976 World Championship of F1 Drivers and the 1976 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers which were contested concurrently over a sixteen race series which commenced on January 25 and ended on October 24.The season also included two non-championship races for Formula One cars. The 1977 Formula One season was the 31st season of the FIA's Formula One motor racing. The complete 1977 F1 standings: Check out the final championship position of your … 1977 Formula 1 Entry List. Belgium was host to the seventh race of the season, and in qualifying at the Zolder circuit Andretti took a comfortable pole with Watson just beating the second Lotus of Gunnar Nilsson to second. Jody Scheckter's Wolf won first time out, Shadow took their only victory, and Gunnar Nilsson achieved the only win of a career ended by cancer. was essentially over the promotion of Formula One with both venues and broadcasters, Mr. Ecclestone having gained near total control of broadcasting rights to F1 at the end of 1976. Laffite gave chase to Andretti in the early stages but had to pit with a deflating tyre, leaving Andretti to romp to victory with Reutemann second. Mass spun off from second, handing it to Nilsson who then went on to catch and pass Lauda before driving away to his first career victory. had signed up a further eight venues for the season. The season also inclu McLaren M26 (1976 - 1979, 1977 ver.) However, both Mass and Watson had to retire within one lap of each other with engine and gearbox failures, and with Scheckter dropping back, Reutemann was second until he was passed by Laffite. * Heyer was disqualified for joining the start of the race illegally. A single non-championship race for Formula One cars was held in 1977: World Championship of Drivers – final standings, International Cup for Formula 1 Constructors – final standings, Championship conditions were published by the FIA in the "World Championship of Drivers" and the "International Cup for Formula 1 Constructors" sections of the 1977 FIA Yearbook of Automoble Sport, Mike Kettlewell, The Champion Book of World Championship Facts & Figures, 1982, Page 33. Tags: Auto Racing Quiz, 1977, F1 Drivers, F1 Races, F1 Season, F1 Teams, Formula 1, Formula One, Grand Prix, Grands Prix, Racing, season Top Quizzes Today Build England with Premier League Teams 2,128 At the start, again it was Watson who led into the first corner followed by Scheckter, but soon Andretti passed both of them and opened up a lead. 1976 and 1978 Formula One results tables published in the 1977 and 1979 editions of the FIA Yearbook of Automoble Sport indicate that the FIA ranked competitors on equal points in the same championship position, regardless of race placings. Drivers' World Championship  That, combined with the fact that the Belgian Grand Prix had signed contracts with both groups, ensured that there was a record seventeen race calendar, with all potential races in question. List of Formula One World Championship points scoring systems, Championship race results and images from www.f1-facts.com, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1977_Formula_One_season&oldid=986177118, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 30 October 2020, at 07:50. XIII Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina, Autódromo Municipal Ciudad de Buenos Aires, http://www.grandprix.com/races/argentine-gp-1977.html, https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/february-1977/25/argentine-grand-prix, https://f1.fandom.com/wiki/1977_Formula_One_Season?oldid=95014, * Villeneuve would race with #21 as his race number for Ferrari at the. This sensationally left Patrick Tambay in the Ensign third, but he ran out of fuel on the last lap, thus handing the place to Scheckter. Scheckter ran third until his engine failed, thus giving the place to Andretti until he too suffered a similar fate, leaving Nilsson to take the final spot on the podium. The race in South Africa was over a month later, but Hunt still continued his streak of poles, with Pace alongside and Lauda next. 10:21. Mass had to retire soon after with an engine failure which caused him to spin, and a suspension failure took teammate and race leader Hunt out three laps later. This left Laffite leading from the Ferraris of Lauda and Reutemann. The 1977 Formula One season included the 28th FIA Formula One World Championship season, which commenced on 9 January 1977, and ended on 23 October after seventeen races.. Niki Lauda won his second championship, despite Mario Andretti winning more races.  Ultimately an agreement regarding the attendance fee was reached before the opening round, although the fighting would continue between Ecclestone and Mosley against WCR president Patrick Duffeler well into the season.. At the start, it was Scheckter who got the best start, and he passed both Andretti and Lauda, with Reutemann going up an escape road and spinning as he tried to follow Scheckter through.  For Ecclestone, whose F.O.C.A. At the start, Hunt jumped both the front row starters to lead but before the end of the first lap, Andretti tried to drive alongside him but some aggressive defending from Hunt forced him to lift, and Laffite took advantage to get second. Last race  Yet, it would be a miserable campaign for the Brit, with Hunt having to wait until the tenth race at Silverstone to claim his first victory of the season. Niki Lauda won his second championship, despite Mario Andretti winning more races. The 1977 Formula One season crowned as champion Niki Lauda . The order stayed put until the seventh lap when Lauda took the lead and was never headed again, with Scheckter taking second from Hunt 11 laps later. 1978 band consisted overwhelmingly of the British "garagistas", the temptation to boycott the race came after a meeting between the CSI and WCR with the series major sponsors prior to the race, which would have tipped the balance of the dispute in their favour. The season also included a single non-championship race for Formula One cars, the 1977 Race of Champions. Jody Scheckter's Wolf won first time out, Shadow took their only victory, and Gunnar Nilsson achieved the only win of a career ended by … The result of the season’s first race was a surprise as Jody Scheckter gave the new Wolf marque a victory on its debut. Round 4: 1977 United States Grand Prix West, 1977 FIA Formula One World Championship for Drivers, 1977 FIA Formula One International Cup for Constructors. However, a tyre began to deflate for Scheckter, and both Andretti and Lauda passed him with two laps left, with Andretti thus taking a popular home victory ahead of Lauda and a disappointed Scheckter. 09 Jan. Argentinian GP Autodromo Juan y Oscar Galvez. The 1977 Formula One season included the 28th FIA Formula One World Championship season, which commenced on January 9, 1977, and ended on October 23 after seventeen races. 2:59. and WCR regarding the calendar, a total of seventeen races were scheduled for the 1977 World Championship campaign. The Australian Alan Jones in the Shadow was now charging up the order, passing both Scheckter and Stuck and as the race progressed, the recovering Nilsson and Lauda also passed the duo, however none of them could make an impression on Hunt. Yet, while the American was ferociously fast, the new Lotus 78 proved to be akin to its predecessors, proving to be horrendously unreliable throughout the season.