1978

* Companies that started production
+ Companies that ceased production

Sport events

 

  Formula 1 — 29th season
  1st
  2nd
  3rd
Argentine GP
(Buenos Aires) 15.01
Mario Andretti (5)
  Lotus-Ford 78
Lauda (1)
  Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT45C)
P. Depailler (4)
  Tyrrell-Ford 008
Brazilian GP
(Jacarepaguá) 29.01
Carlos Reutemann (11)
  Ferrari 312T2
Emerson Fittipaldi (14)
  Fittipaldi-Ford F5A
Lauda (1)
  Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT45C
South African GP
(Kyalami) 04.03
Ronnie Peterson (6)
  Lotus-Ford 78
P. Depailler (4)
  Tyrrell-Ford 008
Watson (2)
  Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT46
3rd United States Grand Prix West
(Long Beach) 02.04
Carlos Reutemann (11)
  Ferrari 312T3
Mario Andretti (5)
  Lotus-Ford 78
P. Depailler (4)
  Tyrrell-Ford 008
Monaco GP
(Monaco) 07.05
P. Depailler (4)
  Tyrrell-Ford 008
N. Lauda (1)
  Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT46
Jody Scheckter (20)
  Wolf-Ford WR1
Belgian GP
(Zolder) 21.05
Mario Andretti (5)
  Lotus-Ford 79
Ronnie Peterson (6)
  Lotus-Ford 78
Carlos Reutemann (11)
  Ferrari 312T3
Spanish GP
(Jarama) 04.06
Mario Andretti (5)
  Lotus-Ford 79
Ronnie Peterson (6)
  Lotus-Ford 79
Jacques Laffite (26)
  Ligier-Matra JS9
IX Swedish Grand Prix
(Anderstorp) 17.06
Lauda (1)
  Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT46B
R. Patrese (35)
  Arrows-Ford FA1
Ronnie Peterson (6)
  Lotus-Ford 79
French GP
(Paul Ricard) 02.07
Mario Andretti (5)
  Lotus-Ford 79
Ronnie Peterson (6)
  Lotus-Ford 79
James Hunt (7)
  McLaren-Ford M26
XXXI John Player British Grand Prix
(Brands Hatch) 16.07
Carlos Reutemann (11)
  Ferrari 312T3
N. Lauda (1)
  Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT46
Watson (2)
  Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT46
German GP
(Hockenheimring) 30.07
Mario Andretti (5)
  Lotus-Ford 79
Jody Scheckter (20)
  Wolf-Ford WR5
Jacques Laffite (26)
  Ligier-Matra JS9
Austrian GP
(Österreichring) 13.08
Ronnie Peterson (6)
  Lotus-Ford 79
P. Depailler (4)
  Tyrrell-Ford 008
Gilles Villeneuve (12)
  Ferrari 312T3
Dutch GP
(Zandvoort) 27.08
Mario Andretti (5)
  Lotus-Ford 79
Ronnie Peterson (6)
  Lotus-Ford 79
N. Lauda (1)
  Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT46
Italian GP
(Monza) 10.09
N. Lauda (1)
  Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT46
Watson (2)
  Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT46
Carlos Reutemann (11)
  Ferrari 312T3
XXI Toyota United States Grand Prix
(Watkins Glen) 01.10
Carlos Reutemann (11)
  Ferrari 312T3
Alan Jones (27)
  Williams-Ford FW06
Jody Scheckter (20)
  Wolf-Ford WR6
Canadian GP
(Île Notre-Dame) 08.10
Gilles Villeneuve (12)
  Ferrari 312T3
Jody Scheckter (20)
  Wolf-Ford WR6
Carlos Reutemann (11)
  Ferrari 312T3
F1 Drivers World Champion
Mario Andretti
Ronnie Peterson
Carlos Reutemann
F1 Constructors Champion
Lotus-Ford
Ferrari
Brabham-Alfa Romeo
 
 
 
 
World Sportscar Championship — 26th season
   1st
   2nd
   3rd
24 Hours of Daytona; Daytona International Speedway; 4-5 February
Stommelen / Hezemans / Gregg (99)
  Porsche 935/77A
Barbour / Schurti / Rutherford (6)
  Porsche 935/77A
Febles / Poole (58)
  Porsche Carrera RSR
6 Hours of Mugello
Mugello Circuit; 19 March
Hezemans / Heyer / Fitzpatrick (12)
  Porsche 935/77A
Konrad / Jöst / Merl (15)
  Porsche 935/77A
Quester / Bell (31)
  BMW 320i
6 Hours of Dijon
Dijon-Prenois; 16 April
Wollek / Pescarolo (2)
  Porsche 935/77A
Fitzpatrick / Heyer / Hezemans (5)
  Porsche 935/77A
Francia / Cheever (21)
  BMW 320i
6 Hours of Silverstone
Silverstone Circuit; 14 May
Jochen Mass / Jacky Ickx (1)
  Porsche 935/78
Bob Wollek / Henri Pescarolo (8)
  Porsche 935/77A
Harald Grohs / Eddy Joosen (53)
  BMW 320i
1000km Nürburgring
Nürburgring; 28 May
Heyer / Ludwig / Hezemans (3)
  Porsche 935/77A
Manfred Schurti / Jacky Ickx (8)
  Porsche 935/77A
Bob Wollek / Henri Pescarolo (4)
  Porsche 935/77A
Misano 6 Hours
Misano Circuit; 25 June
Bob Wollek / Henri Pescarolo (7)
  Porsche 935/77A
"Victor" / Piero Monticone (23)
  Porsche 935
Franz Konrad / Volkert Merl (12)
  Porsche 935/77A
Watkins Glen 6 Hours
Watkins Glen International; 8 July
Hezemans / Fitzpatrick / Gregg (30)
  Porsche 935/77A
Stommelen / Schurti / Barbour (90)
  Porsche 935/77A
Stuck / Quester (10)
  BMW 320i
6 Hours of Vallelunga
Vallelunga; 3 September
Bob Wollek / Henri Pescarolo (3)
  Porsche 935/77A
Hezemans / Heyer / Fitzpatrick (8)
  Porsche 935/77A
Ludwig / Fitzpatrick / Hezemans (9)
  Porsche 935/77A
Championship results
(Up to 2000cc)
BMW
Porsche
Fiat
Championship results
(Over 2000cc)
Porsche
DeTomaso
Chevrolet
Championship results
GT Cup
Porsche
Lancia
Chevrolet
WRC — 6th season
   1st
   2nd
   3rd
46ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo (Monaco) 21–28 January
Jean-Pierre Nicolas
  Porsche 911
Jean Ragnotti
  Renault 5 Alpine
Guy Fréquelin
  Renault 5 Alpine
13th Arctic Rally
(Finland) 3–5 February
Ari Vatanen
  Ford Escort RS1800
Henri Toivonen
  Chrysler Avenger
Markku Alén
  Fiat 131 Abarth
28th International Swedish Rally
(Sweden) 10–12 February
Björn Waldegård
  Ford Escort RS1800
Hannu Mikkola
  Ford Escort RS1800
Markku Alén
  Fiat 131 Abarth
26th Safari Rally
(Kenya) 23–27 March
Jean-Pierre Nicolas
  Peugeot 504 V6 Coupé
Vic Preston
  Porsche 911
Rauno Aaltonen
  Datsun 160J
11º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto (Portugal) 19–23 April
Markku Alén
  Fiat 131 Abarth
Hannu Mikkola
  Ford Escort RS1800
Jean-Pierre Nicolas
  Ford Escort RS1800
25th Acropolis Rally
(Greece) 29 May–2 June
Walter Röhrl
  Fiat 131 Abarth
Markku Alén
  Fiat 131 Abarth
Shekhar Mehta
  Datsun 160J
19th Esso-Lombard Scottish Rally (Scotland) 3–7 June
Hannu Mikkola
  Ford Escort RS1800
Pentti Airikkala
  Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HS
Roger Clark
  Ford Escort RS1800
38 Rajd Polski
(Poland) 6–9 July
Antonio Zanini
  Fiat 131 Abarth
Franz Wittmann
  Opel Kadett GT/E
Salvador Cañellas
  Fiat 131 Abarth
28th 1000 Lakes Rally
(Finland) 25–27 August
Markku Alén
  Fiat 131 Abarth
Timo Salonen
  Fiat 131 Abarth
Pentti Airikkala
  Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HS
9th Motogard Rally of New Zealand (New Zealand) 2–5 September
Russell Brookes
  Ford Escort RS1800
Jim Donald
  Ford Escort RS1800
Paul Adams
  Ford Escort RS1800
6ème Critérium Molson du Québec (Canada) 13–17 September
Walter Röhrl
  Fiat 131 Abarth
Markku Alén
  Fiat 131 Abarth
Anders Kulläng
  Opel Kadett GT/E
37ème Tour de France Automobile (France) 16–21 September
Michèle Mouton
  Fiat 131 Abarth
Jean-Louis Clarr
  Opel Kadett GT/E
Chris Sclater
  Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HS
20º Rallye Sanremo
(Italy) 3–7 October
Markku Alén
  Lancia Stratos HF
Maurizio Verini
  Fiat 131 Abarth
Francis Vincent
  Porsche 911
13th Southern Cross Rally
(Australia) 14–18 October
George Fury
  Datsun Stanza
Colin Bond
  Ford Escort RS1800
Wayne Bell
  Holden Gemini
26º RACE Rallye de España
(Spain) 20–22 October
Tony Carello
  Lancia Stratos HF
Beny Fernández
  Fiat 131 Abarth
Jorge de Bagration
  Lancia Stratos HF
10ème Rallye Bandama Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 21–24 October
Jean-Pierre Nicolas
  Peugeot 504 V6 Coupé
Timo Mäkinen
  Peugeot 504 V6 Coupé
Jean Ragnotti
  Renault 5 Alpine
22ème Tour de Corse
(France) 4–5 November
Bernard Darniche
  Fiat 131 Abarth
Jean-Claude Andruet
  Fiat 131 Abarth
Sandro Munari
  Fiat 131 Abarth
27th Lombard RAC Rally
(United Kingdom) 19–23 November
Hannu Mikkola
  Ford Escort RS1800
Björn Waldegård
  Ford Escort RS1800
Russell Brookes
  Ford Escort RS1800
Manufacturers WRC
  Fiat-Abarth
Ford
Opel
FIA Cup for Rally Drivers
Markku Alén (Finland)
Jean-Pierre Nicolas (France)
Hannu Mikkola (Finland)
Other races:
Tourist Trophy
Silverstone
van Hove / Joosen
  BMW 3.0 CSL
Kelleners / Brandenberger
  BMW
Clark / Rolt
  Ford
24H LeMans
10-11 June
Pironi / Jaussaud (2)
  Renault Alpine A442B
Wollek / Barth / Ickx (6)
  Porsche 936/78
Haywood / Gregg / Joest (7)
  Porsche 936/77
Other Rallyes:
Rajd Polski
Antonio Zanini / Juan Jose Petisco
  Fiat 131 Abarth
Franz Wittmann sen. / Helmut Deimel
  Opel Kadett GT/E
Cañellas / Sabater
  Fiat 131 Abarth
Vuelta America del Sud
(Tour of South America)
Andrew Cowan / Colin Malkin
  Mercedes Benz 450SLC
Zasada / Zembruski
  Mercedes Benz 450SLC
Fowkes / Kaiser
  Mercedes Benz 280E
7° Rallye internazionale di Sicilia
(23-25 March)
"Toni" Carello / Maurizio Perissinot
  Lancia Stratos HF
udafieri / De Antoni
  Lancia Stratos HF
Aldo Pasetti / Barban
  Fiat 131 Abarth