1979 Grand Prix of Brazil
4 February - Interlagos: 40 laps x 7.874 km. = 314.960 km


 Pole Position: J Laffite Ligier 2 min:23.070s
 Fastest Lap: 190.551 km/h J Laffite Ligier 2 min:28.760s

Results:

 1   J Laffite      Ligier      1 h 40m 09.640s
 2   P Depailler    Ligier      1 h 40m 14.920s
 3   C Reutemann    Lotus       1 h 40m 53.780s
 4   D Pironi       Tyrrell     1 h 41m 35.520s
 5   G Villeneuve   Ferrari     39
 6   J Scheckter    Ferrari     39
 7   J Mass         Arrows      39
 8   J Watson       McLaren     39
 9   R Patrese      Arrows      39
 10  J-P Jabouille  Renault     39
 11  E Fittipaldi   Copersucar  39
 12  E de Angelis   Shadow      39
 13  D Daly         Ensign      39
 14  J Lammers      Shadow      39
 15  C Regazzoni    Williams    38

Did Not Finish:

     A Jones        Williams    33 Fuel pressure
     H-J Stuck      ATS         31 steering wheel
     R Arnoux       Renault     28 spin
     P Tambay       McLaren      7 accident
     J Hunt         Wolf         7 steering rack
     N Piquet       Brabham      5 accident
     N Lauda        Brabham      5 gear linkage
     M Andretti     Lotus        2 misfire/ fuel leak/ fire

Did Not Start:

     J-P Jarier     Tyrrell        electrics

Did Not qualify:

     H Rebaque      Lotus
     A Merzario     Merzario

Qualifying Times:

1 26   Jacques Laffite  Ligier/Ford        2'23.07
2 25   P.Depailler      Ligier/Ford        2'23.99
3 2    Carlos Reutemann Lotus/Ford         2'24.15
4 1    Mario Andretti   Lotus/Ford         2'24.28
5 12   G.Villeneuve     Ferrari            2'24.34
6 11   Jody Scheckter   Ferrari            2'24.48
7 15   J.P.Jabouille    Renault            2'24.85
8 3    Didier Pironi    Tyrrell/Ford       2'25.16
9 14   E.Fittipaldi     Fittipaldi/Ford    2'26.35
10 20  James Hunt       Wolf/Ford          2'26.37
11 16  Rene Arnoux      Renault            2'26.43
12 5   Niki Lauda       Brabham/Alfa Romeo 2'27.57
13 27  Alan Jones       Williams/Ford      2'27.67
14 7   John Watson      McLaren/Ford       2'27.82
15 4   J.P.Jarier       Tyrrell/Ford       2'27.89
16 29  Riccardo Patrese Arrows/Ford        2'28.08
17 28  Clay Regazzoni   Williams/Ford      2'28.88
18 8   Patrick Tambay   McLaren/Ford       2'29.39
19 30  Jochen Mass      Arrows/Ford        2'29.42
20 18  Elio de Angelis  Shadow/Ford        2'30.29
21 17  Jan Lammers      Shadow/Ford        2'31.60
22 6   Nelson Piquet    Brabham/Alfa Romeo 2'31.64
23 22  Derek Daly       Ensign/Ford        2'31.78
24 9   H.J.Stuck        ATS/Ford           2'32.27
 Not qualified 
25 31  Hector Rebaque   Lotus/Ford         2'32.66
26 24  Arturo Merzario  Merzario/Ford      2'34.08