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Brazilian Gp, 1977

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BRAZILIAN GP, 1977

Brazilian GP

Interlagos

January 23, 1977

40 Laps, 7.96 km

With just a fortnight between the Argentine and Brazilian Grands Prix, the F1 circus stayed out in South America although one or two cars were sent back to Europe for repairs. The only new car at Interlagos was the Stanley BRM but this was a long way off the pace.

In qualifying James Hunt was fastest (as he had been in Argentina) but he had Carlos Reutemann's Ferrari alongside. Then came Mario Andretti's Lotus 78 and Hunt's McLaren team mate Jochen Mass while the third row featured Carlos Pace (Brabham-Alfa Romeo) and Patrick Depailler in the Tyrrell six-wheeler. The top 10 was completed by John Watson (Brabham-Alfa Romeo), Ronnie Peterson (Tyrrell), Clay Regazzoni (Ensign) and Gunnar Nilsson (Lotus). Niki Lauda had a troubled practice and was 13th while Argentine winner Jody Scheckter was 15th in the new Wolf.

In the race Pace jumped the start (although being in Brazil he was not penalized) and he took the lead in the course of the first lap with Reutemann second, Hunt third and Mass fourth. As the race developed the track began to break up and on the eighth lap Pace went wide and Hunt, who had overtaken Reutemann challenged for the lead. The two cars touched and while Hunt escaped without a problem, Pace had to pit for repairs.

The order was settled for the next few laps and then on lap 13 third-placed Mass spun off at Turn Three. The accident threw catchfencing onto the track and snagged fifth-placed Regazzoni. Moments later Peterson joined them in the catchfencing. This left Hunt leading Reutemann and Andretti but the American lasted only a few more laps before he fell victim to electrical trouble and so Tom Pryce (Shadow) took third place ahead of Watson, Laffite and Depailler. Hunt struggled more and more with poor handling and on lap 23 Reutemann took the lead, Hunt going straight into the pits for new tires. Hunt rejoined and quickly passed Lauda and Watson. In the closing laps Vittorio Brambilla (March) went off at Turn Three and was followed by Depailler, Laffite, Watson and Pace who crashed into the cars parked beside the track. Pryce disappeared with an engine failure and so Hunt finished second with Lauda third and Fittipaldi fourth. Nilsson picked up two points for fifth and Zorzi scored one for Shadow. Ingo Hoffmann (Fittipaldi) was the only other finisher.

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Edited by DOF_Renault_BMW

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A memorable win by Reutemann! :)

Thank you for helping proving that people nowadays has a way too idealized vision of the past drivers skills or past car's reliability.

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Where is Alan Jones?

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A person went to Africa and was captured by

the native tribesmen. The savages encircled him,(wow power leveling,)

threw him on the ground, and yelled loudly.

Frightened to death, he prayed to God,

"Oh, God! What shall I do now? Good grief, (wow gold,)

perhaps my time has come. Please save me quickly!"

God replied, "No, your time has not come yet."

The poor fellow asked, "What shall I do then?" (wow gold,

wow gold,)

God told him, "It's all right, just listen to me.

Stand up bravely, snatch the knife from the (wow gold,)

chief's hand, and strike right at his heart."

The man acted accordingly; he seized (wow gold,)

the chief's knife, thrust it through the

chief's heart, and killed him. Then the

poor man asked again, "God, I have thrust(wow gold,)

the knife through his heart, so what now?"

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and exactly what the hell does this have to do with the 1977 Brazilian gp???????????????

Edited by BradSpeedMan

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