1979 Grand Prix of United States West
8 April - Long Beach: 80.5 laps x 3.251 km = 261.706 km


 Pole Position: G Villeneuve Ferrari 1 min:18.825s
 Fastest Lap: 144.133 km/h G Villeneuve Ferrari 1 min:21.200s

Results:

 1   G Villeneuve   Ferrari       1 h 50m 25.400s
 2   J Scheckter    Ferrari       1 h 50m 54.780s
 3   A Jones        Williams      1 h 51m 25.090s
 4   M Andretti     Lotus         1 h 51m 29.730s
 5   P Depailler    Ligier        1 h 51m 48.920s
 6   J-P Jarier     Tyrrell       79
 7   E de Angelis   Shadow        78
 8   N Piquet       Brabham       78
 9   J Mass         Arrows        78

Disqualifyied:

     D Pironi       Tyrrell       72 push start after spin
     H-J Stuck      ATS           49 push start after spin

Did Not Finish:

     H Rebaque      Lotus        71 accident
     D Daly         Ensign       69 accident
     J Watson       McLaren      62 fuel injection
     C Regazzoni    Williams     48 engine
     J Lammers      Shadow       47 suspension
     R Patrese      Arrows       40 brake master cylinder
     C Reutemann    Lotus        21 drive shaft
     E Fittipaldi   Copersucar   19 drive shaff
     A Merzario     Merzario     13 engine
     J Laffite      Ligier        8 brakes
     J Hunt         Wolf          0 drive shaff joint
     N Lauda        Brabham       0 accident
     P Tambay       McLaren       0 accident

Did Not Start:

     J-P Jabouille  Renault         accident/ injury
     R Arnoux       Renault         universal joint

Qualifying Timnes:

1 12   G.Villeneuve     Ferrari             1'18.825
2 2    Carlos Reutemann Lotus/Ford          1'18.886
3 11   Jody Scheckter   Ferrari             1'18.911
4 25   P.Depailler      Ligier/Ford         1'19.025
5 26   Jacques Laffite  Ligier/Ford         1'19.032
6 1    Mario Andretti   Lotus/Ford          1'19.454
7 4    J.P.Jarier       Tyrrell/Ford        1'19.580
8 20   James Hunt       Wolf/Ford           1'19.643
9 29   Riccardo Patrese Arrows/Ford         1'19.727
10 27  Alan Jones       Williams/Ford       1'19.910
11 5   Niki Lauda       Brabham/Alfa Romeo  1'20.041
12 6   Nelson Piquet    Brabham/Alfa Romeo  1'20.456
13 30  Jochen Mass      Arrows/Ford         1'20.608
14 17  Jan Lammers      Shadow/Ford         1'20.740
15 28  Clay Regazzoni   Williams/Ford       1'20.768
16 14  E.Fittipaldi     Fittipaldi/Ford     1'21.033
17 3   Didier Pironi    Tyrrell/Ford        1'21.192
18 7   John Watson      McLaren/Ford        1'21.304
19 8   Patrick Tambay   McLaren/Ford        1'21.411
20 18  Elio de Angelis  Shadow/Ford         1'21.961
21 9   H.J.Stuck        ATS/Ford            1'22.828
22 24  Arturo Merzario  Merzario/Ford       1'22.938
23 31  Hector Rebaque   Lotus/Ford          1'22.990
24 22  Derek Daly       Ensign/Ford         1'23.888
 Not present 
25 15  J.P.Jabouille    Renault             1'21.635
26 16  Rene Arnoux      Renault             1'22.088

Note:
 The start and finish lines were in two different positions 
 The fraction of a lap is credited to the 1st lap.