Historic Simracing Organisation
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Historic Simracing Organisation


 
HomeHome  Latest imagesLatest images  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

 

 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule

Go down 
+13
Jan Kowalski
Jason Fitch
David Jundt
Dylan Canton
Jonatan Acerclinth
Florkin Marc
David Sabre
Alberto Ibañez
Ben Paulet
Richard Coxon
Jacob Fredriksson
Ole Marius Myrvold
Jason White
17 posters
Go to page : 1, 2, 3  Next
AuthorMessage
Jason White
Racing Legend
Jason White


Number of posts : 14725
Age : 45
Location : Ferndale, MI USA
Registration date : 2011-12-25

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 14 Dec 2015 - 0:33

Schedule
  
Each track will be made available for download in the relevant race topic.
 
Map Date Event Circuit Laps Distance 
11978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 1Jan 10 Gran Premio de ArgentinaAutódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez 52306.648 km (190.542 mi)
21978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 2Jan 24 Grande Prêmio do BrasilJacarepaguá63316.953 km (196.938 mi)
31978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 3Feb 14 Grand Prix of South Africa Kyalami 78320.112 km (198.908 mi)
41978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 4Feb 28 United States Grand Prix West Long Beach 80260.08 km (161.60 mi)
51978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 5Mar 13 Grand Prix de MonacoMonaco 75248.4 km (154.348 mi)
61978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 6Mar 27 Grand Prix de BelgiqueZolder 70280.77 km (174.44 mi)
71978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 7Apr 3 Gran Premio de EspañaJarama 75255.3 km (158.625 mi)
81978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 8Apr 17 Sveriges Grand PrixScandinavian Raceway70 282.170 km (175.332 mi)
91978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 9May 1 Grand Prix de FrancePaul Ricard 54313.686 km (194.94 mi)
101978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 10Jun 5 John Player British Grand Prix Brands Hatch76319.656 km (198.588 mi)
111978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 11
Jun 19 
Großer Preis von DeutschlandHockenheimring 
45
305.505 km (189.81 mi)
121978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 12Sep 4 Großer Preis von Österreich
Österreichring 54
320.814 km (199.368 mi)
131978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 13Sep 18 Grote Prijs van Nederland
Zandvoort 
75
318.9 km (198.15 mi)
141978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 14Oct 2 Gran Premio d'ItaliaAutodromo Nazionale Monza52
301.24 km (187.18 mi)
15 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 227Nov 13 United States Grand Prix
Watkins Glen 
59
320.67 km (199.24 mi)
161978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 16Nov 27 Grand Prix du Canada Circuit Île Notre-Dame  70315.0 km (195.7 mi)

_________________
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Ik0uEqBjC0LKiLMueGfA


Last edited by Jason White on Mon 5 Sep 2016 - 16:42; edited 5 times in total
Back to top Go down
https://www.instagram.com/misterjasonwhite/
Ole Marius Myrvold
Club Driver



Number of posts : 132
Age : 31
Location : Norway
Registration date : 2012-10-23

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 21 Dec 2015 - 7:18

Any reason why the Italian GP is 40 laps here? It was supposed to be the normal 52 but was shortened due to the start-crash. As we won't have that crash simulated here, I would've believed that the original number would be the most correct.

_________________
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 514
Back to top Go down
Jacob Fredriksson
Racing Legend
Jacob Fredriksson


Number of posts : 1047
Age : 33
Location : Sweden
Registration date : 2014-01-15

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 21 Dec 2015 - 9:58

Ole Marius Myrvold wrote:
Any reason why the Italian GP is 40 laps here? It was supposed to be the normal 52 but was shortened due to the start-crash. As we won't have that crash simulated here, I would've believed that the original number would be the most correct.

I agree. I hope we won't simulate the tragic proceedings of that event.

_________________
"I'm going for first!" "...the man's an animal..."
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 669
Happy and proud 1988 CART Champion! ~ 2017
Back to top Go down
Richard Coxon
Racing Legend
Richard Coxon


Number of posts : 16590
Age : 35
Location : Sheffield, England
Registration date : 2012-06-29

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 21 Dec 2015 - 10:39

A minor oversight, we will be running the 52 laps, don't worry about that.

_________________
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 462
Back to top Go down
Ben Paulet
Racing Legend
Ben Paulet


Number of posts : 8291
Age : 48
Location : Cagnes sur mer France
Registration date : 2009-07-29

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 21 Dec 2015 - 10:49

There will be 40 laps, and for the sake of realism , each member should suffer the same injuries than in real races . Twisted Evil

_________________
O.K. Just a little pinprick.
There'll be no more aaaaaaaaah!
Back to top Go down
Alberto Ibañez
Racing Legend
Alberto Ibañez


Number of posts : 16788
Age : 119
Location : International Simracing Organisation
Registration date : 2010-09-17

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 21 Dec 2015 - 10:51

We will restart the race after one minute of silence in memory of him Sad Realism is everything for us, don't worry :D

_________________
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Ik0uEqBjC0LKiLMueGfA


Last edited by Alberto Ibañez on Mon 21 Dec 2015 - 11:32; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
David Sabre
Racing Legend
David Sabre


Number of posts : 5340
Age : 58
Location : england
Registration date : 2012-02-25

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 21 Dec 2015 - 11:18

Just the one minute of silence please. pale
Back to top Go down
Florkin Marc
Pro Driver



Number of posts : 846
Age : 69
Location : Liège-Belguim
Registration date : 2008-11-18

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 21 Dec 2015 - 11:49


Qui est mort ?

Marcus
Shocked

_________________
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 66
Back to top Go down
Richard Coxon
Racing Legend
Richard Coxon


Number of posts : 16590
Age : 35
Location : Sheffield, England
Registration date : 2012-06-29

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 21 Dec 2015 - 11:49

Ronnie Peterson.

_________________
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 462
Back to top Go down
Jonatan Acerclinth
Racing Legend
Jonatan Acerclinth


Number of posts : 1837
Age : 29
Location : Gräv, Sweden
Registration date : 2012-12-10

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 21 Dec 2015 - 12:09

Due to a lack of knowledge from the Mayor that started the race (was handling the lights/flag), only the front 2 rows had gotten to a stand-still while the rest of the field was moving towards their starting positions.
Due to this a concertina effect occured around the end of the pit-exit road and in the middle of the pack, Patrese hit the rear right of Petersons' Lotus sending him headfirst into the gaurdrail, effectively crushing both of his legs on impact (they were broken in 4 or 5 places I believe).
After having been dragged out of his burning car by fellow drivers Hunt and, someone else I can't remember, he together with another driver was airlifted to hospital.
Well there they decided, in understanding and agreement with Ronnie, to operate on the legs but sadly, after the operation, bone marrow from his broken leg(s) seaped into his bloodstream which clotted, leading to his death in the early morning of the day following his accident.

One of the best drivers to have driven in F1 who didn't get to win a WC, mostly due to the cars he drove being very unreliable, he started about 123 races but only finished about 70 of them, almost all of his DNF's being caused by the cars breaking down. This could also be due to his driving style though which was that he drove them on the slide like a Rally Driver instead of the more smooth approach of most of his peers back in the day...
Will certainly have a silent moment for him weather we do it or not.

_________________
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 539

2019 | 1996 British Touring Car Championship :second: | 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule St_btcc96_03
2019 | 1995 Super Tourenwagen Cup  :first: | 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule St_stw95_22

If you are scared entering a corner, you are pushing to hard,
if you are bored entering a corner, you aren't pushing enough,
if you hit it perfectly, it will be better than love
Back to top Go down
Jason White
Racing Legend
Jason White


Number of posts : 14725
Age : 45
Location : Ferndale, MI USA
Registration date : 2011-12-25

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 21 Dec 2015 - 12:33

Didn't Peterson have a 1979 McLaren contract in his back pocket at the time?  One journalist remembered him saying that he didn't want to be another dead hero for Colin Chapman.  Neutral

_________________
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Ik0uEqBjC0LKiLMueGfA
Back to top Go down
https://www.instagram.com/misterjasonwhite/
Richard Coxon
Racing Legend
Richard Coxon


Number of posts : 16590
Age : 35
Location : Sheffield, England
Registration date : 2012-06-29

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 21 Dec 2015 - 12:59

He did, but it was because he wanted to be No.1 driver at a team.

_________________
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 462
Back to top Go down
Jacob Fredriksson
Racing Legend
Jacob Fredriksson


Number of posts : 1047
Age : 33
Location : Sweden
Registration date : 2014-01-15

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 21 Dec 2015 - 13:08

In the aftermath of his death, his sponsor Olympus said that the accident had been "good publicity for the company".

yeah...

A different era, to say the least. My bachelor thesis in history was about how mainstream society and media responded to accidents like this one. It wasn't pretty.

_________________
"I'm going for first!" "...the man's an animal..."
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 669
Happy and proud 1988 CART Champion! ~ 2017
Back to top Go down
Alberto Ibañez
Racing Legend
Alberto Ibañez


Number of posts : 16788
Age : 119
Location : International Simracing Organisation
Registration date : 2010-09-17

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 21 Dec 2015 - 13:22

Quote :
He did, but it was because he wanted to be No.1 driver at a team.


It has been said dozens of times that Ronnie was actually faster than Mario and was limited by being nº 2, but I beg to disagree. Ronnie was aggressive and pushed Mario in many races when Mario was at the front, making him look bad (As if Mario was slower but team orders held Ronnie) but truth is Mario was holding back to secure the championship in a car that was very superior but also very fragile. I'm not saying that Ronnie was not marginally quicker sometimes or even many times at one lap or two or three. But the 1978 comparison is unfair because Colin issued orders to Mario of securing title/points and to Ronnie of not challenging Mario. Colin knew well that if both raced full on, the 79 would break a lot and he did not want to see a potential championship for Lotus lost because his two drivers were trying to prove who was really faster. Looking at it as team owner, it was an evident decission. Of course he had a sympathy for Mario and therefore rooted for him as the one who could race for the crown, but anyone thinking that Peterson was clearly superior is looking at only a small part of the picture. Peterson needed that fame to get a good contract with another team, and therefore made it look like that, pushing Mario and visibly not overtaking him -while Mario wasn't really defending nor going as fast as he could.

_________________
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Ik0uEqBjC0LKiLMueGfA
Back to top Go down
Dylan Canton
Experienced Driver
Dylan Canton


Number of posts : 247
Age : 23
Location : Limbricht, Netherlands
Registration date : 2015-01-18

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 21 Dec 2015 - 13:31

first time i looked at the schedule properly and i must say, it's a very nice line-up of tracks that season

_________________
''If you can leave two black stripes from the exit of one corner to the braking zone of the next, you have enough horsepower.''
- Mark Donohue
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 714
Back to top Go down
Jason White
Racing Legend
Jason White


Number of posts : 14725
Age : 45
Location : Ferndale, MI USA
Registration date : 2011-12-25

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 21 Dec 2015 - 14:07

Info concerning the accident here at 5:07


_________________
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Ik0uEqBjC0LKiLMueGfA
Back to top Go down
https://www.instagram.com/misterjasonwhite/
Jacob Fredriksson
Racing Legend
Jacob Fredriksson


Number of posts : 1047
Age : 33
Location : Sweden
Registration date : 2014-01-15

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 21 Dec 2015 - 14:46

Ronnie was the least political driver you could think of, and Mario considered him one of his best friends. Ronnie was a frequent guest at the Andretti family estate when he raced in America, once he even crashed one of Michael's motocross bikes there! Ronnie's frustration was with Chapman, never with Mario. Mario definitely held back at times, but I think the sticking point of Mario's superior pace early in the season was that he had developed the Ground Effect since the beginning, while Ronnie had to adapt to it. It took at least half a season for Ronnie to catch up; then there were the mythical qualifying session at Brands Hatch where he supposedly qualified on pole with race tyres and a full tank of fuel, only to retire very early on in the race. After that, Ronnie form was mega: the race in Austria proved that; at Zandvoort both of them had no brakes at the end, and finished 0.32 apart.

aaanyway, I hope we won't try to recreate the farcical events of Monza 1978 in any way, but run it to full distance as it was supposed to be. :flag:

_________________
"I'm going for first!" "...the man's an animal..."
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 669
Happy and proud 1988 CART Champion! ~ 2017
Back to top Go down
Jason White
Racing Legend
Jason White


Number of posts : 14725
Age : 45
Location : Ferndale, MI USA
Registration date : 2011-12-25

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 21 Dec 2015 - 14:48

Jacob Fredriksson wrote:
aaanyway, I hope we won't try to recreate the farcical events of Monza 1978 in any way, but run it to full distance as it was supposed to be. :flag:

Distance updated to 52 laps.

_________________
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Ik0uEqBjC0LKiLMueGfA
Back to top Go down
https://www.instagram.com/misterjasonwhite/
Alberto Ibañez
Racing Legend
Alberto Ibañez


Number of posts : 16788
Age : 119
Location : International Simracing Organisation
Registration date : 2010-09-17

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 21 Dec 2015 - 15:26

Quote :
I hope we won't try to recreate the farcical events of Monza 1978 in any way, but run it to full distance as it was supposed to be.

Of course not, but we will dedicate a thought to Ronnie Smile

_________________
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Ik0uEqBjC0LKiLMueGfA
Back to top Go down
Jacob Fredriksson
Racing Legend
Jacob Fredriksson


Number of posts : 1047
Age : 33
Location : Sweden
Registration date : 2014-01-15

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeMon 21 Dec 2015 - 15:52

Alberto Ibañez wrote:
Quote :
I hope we won't try to recreate the farcical events of Monza 1978 in any way, but run it to full distance as it was supposed to be.

Of course not, but we will dedicate a thought to Ronnie Smile

:conduit:

_________________
"I'm going for first!" "...the man's an animal..."
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 669
Happy and proud 1988 CART Champion! ~ 2017
Back to top Go down
David Jundt
Racing Legend
David Jundt


Number of posts : 2647
Age : 33
Location : Binningen, Switzerland
Registration date : 2012-07-14

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeTue 22 Dec 2015 - 1:37

Jonatan Acerclinth wrote:

Due to this a concertina effect occured around the end of the pit-exit road and in the middle of the pack, Patrese hit the rear right of Petersons' Lotus sending him headfirst into the gaurdrail

The Wikipedia article says that Patrese went off into the grass and came back, which caused Hunt to veer to the left and hit Ronnie. What's correct and what's wrong I wonder? Shocked


Anyway, I love this tribute song to Ronnie quite a lot:



Video material mostly from '78 and '79, there are actually at least two bits that show Mario&Ronnie in formation at Hockenheim&Zandvoort.

Ronnie forever!

_________________
Murray: "JUNDT'S OFF-TRACK AGAIN!"

Martin: "That's a replay Murray, he's not even in the race anymore."

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 467
Back to top Go down
https://www.facebook.com/David-Jundt-450976341729894/
Richard Coxon
Racing Legend
Richard Coxon


Number of posts : 16590
Age : 35
Location : Sheffield, England
Registration date : 2012-06-29

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeTue 22 Dec 2015 - 2:54

After reviewing some aerial photographs, Tony Southgate said it was actually hunt who had come across on Patrese, which then spun Hunt into Peterson. If I remember correctly there was a car squeezing Hunt on the left, which made him squeeze Patrese.

_________________
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule 462
Back to top Go down
Jason White
Racing Legend
Jason White


Number of posts : 14725
Age : 45
Location : Ferndale, MI USA
Registration date : 2011-12-25

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeTue 22 Dec 2015 - 3:00

Colin Chapman may have been an engineering genius, but he was also a man of questionable character.  Blaming Peterson's death on the team for not having a 79 chassis ready in time is so cowardly and self-serving, IMO.

_________________
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Ik0uEqBjC0LKiLMueGfA
Back to top Go down
https://www.instagram.com/misterjasonwhite/
Jason Fitch
Pro Driver
Jason Fitch


Number of posts : 664
Age : 43
Location : Frankfort, IN
Registration date : 2015-04-18

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeTue 22 Dec 2015 - 3:12


Most rational people blamed the accident on the start, Colin blamed it on the Team, and Hunt, well Hunt threw full responsibility for the accident directly at Patrese and he NEVER forgave Patrese for it.

So much so that when he was commentating with Murray, if Murray or anyone else said anything nice about Ricardo, Hunt had to immediately interject something about how terrible of a person he was, anything to perpetuate his contempt for him over the accident.

Back to top Go down
Jason White
Racing Legend
Jason White


Number of posts : 14725
Age : 45
Location : Ferndale, MI USA
Registration date : 2011-12-25

1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitimeTue 22 Dec 2015 - 3:18

I read a Hunt biography a while back, and he did take his Patrese vendetta to a cartoonish level. When he discovered there was a facility at Grand Prix races that compiled all the statistics on the drivers (Murray had known about it for years, but Hunt had finally discovered it) his first instinct was to use it to prove to everyone what a wanker Patrese was. Rolling Eyes

_________________
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Ik0uEqBjC0LKiLMueGfA
Back to top Go down
https://www.instagram.com/misterjasonwhite/
Sponsored content





1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule   1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
1978 World Drivers' Championship - Schedule
Back to top 
Page 1 of 3Go to page : 1, 2, 3  Next
 Similar topics
-
» 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Rules
» 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Entry List
» 1978 World Drivers' Championship - Car Setup Advice
» 1971 FIA Formula One World Championship - Schedule
» 1982 World Endurance Championship - Schedule

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Historic Simracing Organisation :: Archives :: Archives :: 2016 :: 1978 Formula 1-
Jump to: