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1977 Spanish Grand Prix

  1977 Spanish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 17 in the 1977 Formula One season
Date May 8 1977
Location Jarama, Spain
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.404 km (2.115 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 255.3 km (158.63 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 1:18.70
Fastest lap
Driver Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra
Time 1:20.81 on lap 5
Podium
First Lotus-Ford
Second Ferrari
Third Wolf-Ford

The 1977 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Circuito del Jarama on May 8, 1977. The race, contested over 75 laps, was the fifth round of the 1977 Formula One season. It was won by Lotus-Ford driver Mario Andretti. Carlos Reutemann took his Ferrari home in second place, whilst Jody Scheckter completed the podium in third position for the Wolf-Ford team.

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Mario Andretti continued his recent form with pole position and Jacques Laffite's Ligier springing a surprise, beating Niki Lauda to second, however Lauda was unable to take part in the race due to a broken rib. At the start, Andretti took the lead with Laffite following. Laffite gave chase to Andretti in the early stages but had to pit with a deflating tyre, leaving Andretti to romp to victory with Carlos Reutemann second. Hunt inherited third but retired with a misfire, giving it to John Watson until he lost places due to a spin, leaving [[Jody

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