1979 Grand Prix of United States East
7 October - Watkins Glen: 59 laps x 5.435 km = 320.651 km


 Pole Position: A Jones Willaims 1 min:35.615s
 Fastest Lap speed: 195.546 km/h N Piquet Brabham 1 min:40.054s

Results:

 1   G Villeneuve   Ferrari      1 h 52m 17.734s
 2   R Arnoux       Renault      1 h 53m 06.521s
 3   D Pironi       Tyrrell      1 h 53m 10.933s
 4   E de Angelis   Shadow       1 h 53m 48.246s
 5   H-J Stuck      ATS          1 h 53m 58.993s
 6   J Watson       McLaren      58
 7   E Fittipaldi   Copersucar   54
 8r  N Piquet       Brabham      53 drive shaft

Did Not Finish:

     D Daly        Tyrrell      52 accident
     J Scheckter   Ferrari      48 tyre burst/ suspension
     R Patrese     Arrows       44 rear suspension
     A Jones       Williams     36 wheel lost
     M Surer       Ensign       32 engine
     C Regazzoni   Williams     29 accident
     R Zunino      Brabham      25 accident
     J-P Jabouille Renault      24 camshaft belt
     P Tambay      McLaren      20 engine
     K Rosberg     Wolf         20 accident
     J-P Jarier    Tyrrell      18 accident
     M Andretti    Lotus        16 gearbox
     C Reutemann   Lotus         6 accident
     J Laffite     Ligier        3 accident
     J Ickx        Ligier        2 accident
     B Giacomelli  Alfa Romeo    0 accident

Did Not Qualify:

     V Brarnbilla  Alfa Romeo
     J Mass        Arrows
     J Lammers     Shadow
     H Rebaque     Rebaque
     A-D Ribeiro   Copersucar
     A Merzario    Merzario

Qualifying Times:

1 27   Alan Jones       Williams/Ford    1'35.615
2 6    Nelson Piquet    Brabham/Ford     1'36.914
3 12   G.Villeneuve     Ferrari          1'36.948
4 26   Jacques Laffite  Ligier/Ford      1'37.066
5 28   Clay Regazzoni   Williams/Ford    1'37.128
6 2    Carlos Reutemann Lotus/Ford       1'37.872
7 16   Rene Arnoux      Renault          1'38.195
8 15   J.P.Jabouille    Renault          1'38.218
9 5    Ricardo Zunino   Brabham/Ford     1'38.509
10 3   Didier Pironi    Tyrrell/Ford     1'38.823
11 4   J.P.Jarier       Tyrrell/Ford     1'38.945
12 20  Keke Rosberg     Wolf/Ford        1'39.035
13 7   John Watson      McLaren/Ford     1'39.233
14 9   H.J.Stuck        ATS/Ford         1'39.329
15 33  Derek Daly       Tyrrell/Ford     1'39.468
16 11  Jody Scheckter   Ferrari          1'39.576
17 1   Mario Andretti   Lotus/Ford       1'40.144
18 35  Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo       1'40.277
19 29  Riccardo Patrese Arrows/Ford      1'40.337
20 18  Elio de Angelis  Shadow/Ford      1'40.625
21 22  Marc Surer       Ensign/Ford      1'40.635
22 8   Patrick Tambay   McLaren/Ford     1'40.731
23 14  E.Fittipaldi     Fittipaldi/Ford  1'40.741
24 25  Jacky Ickx       Ligier/Ford      1'40.745
 Not qualified 
25 36  V.Brambilla      Alfa Romeo       1'40.789
26 30  Jochen Mass      Arrows/Ford      1'40.824
27 17  Jan Lammers      Shadow/Ford      1'42.088
28 31  Hector Rebaque   Rebaque/Ford     1'43.060
29 19  Alex Ribeiro     Fittipaldi/Ford  1'45.183
30 24  Arturo Merzario  Merzario/Ford    1'49.318