1979 Grand Prix of South Africa
3 March - Kyalami: 78 laps x 4.104 km = 320.112 km


 Pole Position: J-P Jabouille Renault 1 min:11.800s
 Fastest Lap: 198.549 km/h G Villeneuve Ferrari 1 min:14.412s

Results:

 1   G Villeneuve   Ferrari     1 h 41m 49.960s
 2   J Scheckier    Ferrari     1 h 41m 53.380s
 3   J-P Jarier     Tyrrell     1 h 42m 12.070s
 4   M Andretti     Lotus       1 h 42m 17.840s
 5   C Reuternann   Lotus       1 h 42m 56.930s
 6   N Lauda        Brabham     77
 7   N Piquet       Brabham     77
 8   J Hunt         Wolf        77
 9   C Regazzoni    Williams    76
 10  P Tambay       McLaren     75
 11  R Patrese      Arrows      75
 12  J Mass         Arrows      74
 13  E Fittipaldi   Copersucar  74
 14r H Rebaque      Lotus       71 engine

Did Not Finish:

     R Arnoux      Renault     67 puncture
     A Jones       Williams    63 rear suspension
     J Watson      McLaren     61 ignition
     H-J Stuck     ATS         57 accident
     J-P Jabouille Renault     47 valve spring
     J Laffite     Ligier      45 accident
     D Pironi      Tyrrell     25 throttle linkage
     E de Angelis  Shadow      16 accident
     P Depailler   Ligier       4 accident
     J Lammers     Shadow       2 accident

Did Not qualify:

     D Daly        Ensign
     A Merzario    Merzario

Qualifying Times:

1 15   J.P.Jabouille    Renault             1'11.80
2 11   Jody Scheckter   Ferrari             1'12.04
3 12   G.Villeneuve     Ferrari             1'12.07
4 5    Niki Lauda       Brabham/Alfa Romeo  1'12.12
5 25   P.Depailler      Ligier/Ford         1'12.15
6 26   Jacques Laffite  Ligier/Ford         1'12.26
7 3    Didier Pironi    Tyrrell/Ford        1'12.33
8 1    Mario Andretti   Lotus/Ford          1'12.36
9 4    J.P.Jarier       Tyrrell/Ford        1'12.55
10 16  Rene Arnoux      Renault             1'12.69
11 2   Carlos Reutemann Lotus/Ford          1'12.75
12 6   Nelson Piquet    Brabham/Alfa Romeo  1'13.07
13 20  James Hunt       Wolf/Ford           1'14.21
14 7   John Watson      McLaren/Ford        1'14.44
15 18  Elio de Angelis  Shadow/Ford         1'14.44
16 29  Riccardo Patrese Arrows/Ford         1'14.54
17 8   Patrick Tambay   McLaren/Ford        1'14.58
18 14  E.Fittipaldi     Fittipaldi/Ford     1'14.61
19 27  Alan Jones       Williams/Ford       1'14.64
20 30  Jochen Mass      Arrows/Ford         1'15.00
21 17  Jan Lammers      Shadow/Ford         1'15.35
22 28  Clay Regazzoni   Williams/Ford       1'15.68
23 31  Hector Rebaque   Lotus/Ford          1'16.15
24 9   H.J.Stuck        ATS/Ford            1'16.31
 Not qualified 
25 22  Derek Daly       Ensign/Ford         1'16.64
26 24  Arturo Merzario  Merzario/Ford       1'18.14 


Note:
The race was interrupted after 2 laps because of heavy rain.
Reasulting remaining 76 laps with results being on aggregate.