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10 Sep 1978

1978 Italian Grand Prix

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 1 Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 40 1:07'04.54 4 9
2 2 John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo 40 + 1.48 7 6
3 11 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 40 + 20.47 11 4
4 26 Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 40 + 37.53 8 3
5 8 Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 40 + 40.39 19 2
6 5 Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 40 + 46.33 1 1
7 12 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 40 + 48.48 2
8 14 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 40 + 55.24 13
9 29 Nelson Piquet McLaren-Ford 40 + 1'06.83 24
10 22 Derek Daly Ensign-Ford 40 + 1'09.11 18
11 4 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 40 + 1'16.57 16
12 20 Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 9
13 27 Alan Jones Williams-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 6
14 33 Bruno Giacomelli McLaren-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 20
NC 17 Clay Regazzoni Shadow-Ford 33 + 7 Laps 15
Ret 35 Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 28 Engine 12
Ret 7 James Hunt McLaren-Ford 19 Distributor 10
Ret 37 Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford 14 Engine 22
Ret 15 Jean Pierre Jabouille Renault 6 Engine 3
Ret 6 Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 0 Accident 5
Ret 3 Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 0 Accident 14
Ret 16 Hans Joachim Stuck Shadow-Ford 0 Accident 17
Ret 30 Brett Lunger McLaren-Ford 0 Accident 21
Ret 19 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford 0 Accident 23
DNQ 25 Hector Rebaque Lotus-Ford
DNQ 9 Harald Ertl ATS-Ford
DNQ 9 Michael Bleekemolen ATS-Ford
DNQ 18 Carlo Franchi Surtees-Ford
DNPQ 23 Harald Ertl Ensign-Ford
DNPQ 32 Keke Rosberg Wolf-Ford
DNPQ 36 Rolf Stommelen Arrows-Ford
DNPQ 38 Alberto Colombo Merzario-Ford

Fastest Lap: Mario Andretti 1'38.230

Race scheduled for 52 laps but stopped and shortened after the accident at the orginal start. Andretti and Villeneuve finished first and second but were penalised one minute after the race for jump starts.

1978 Italian Grand Prix