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Alfa Romeo 179

Alfa Romeo 179, 179B, 179C, 179D
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Category Formula One
Constructor Alfa Romeo
Team/s Autodelta (1979) 4 races
Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo (1980-1982)
Designer Carlo Chiti
Robert Choulet
Drivers 1. Bruno Giacomelli 2. Vittorio Brambilla (1979)
1. Andrea de Cesaris 2. Bruno Giacomelli 3. Vittorio Brambilla 4. Patrick Depailler (1980)
1. Mario Andretti 2. Bruno Giacomelli (1981)
Chassis Carbon-fibre monocoque
Suspension (front)
Suspension (rear)
Engine Alfa Romeo 1260 V12
3000cc 60° V12-engine
Gearbox 6 speed Manual
Fuel Agip
Tyres Goodyear (1979-1980)
Michelin (1981-1982)
Debut 1979 Italian Grand Prix
Races competed 63
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Race victories 0
Pole positions 1
Fastest laps 0

The Alfa Romeo 179 is a Formula One car which was used (in different variants) by the Alfa Romeo team from 1979 to 1982. The 179 made its debut at 1979 Italian Grand Prix, replacing the flat-12 engined Alfa Romeo 177. During its lifespan there were many versions and 179D version was used for the last last time at the 1982 South African Grand Prix.

At the beginning of the 1981 season, the 179s were fitted with adjustable dampers and denoted as 179C.

A lower 179D was the next evolution and the final version was the fully carbon-fibre 179F. Alfa Romeo suffered a sad loss when Patrick Depailler was killed while testing the car at Hockenheim in 1980.

The 179's best achievements were Bruno Giacomelli's pole position at the 1980 United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen and 3rd place in the 1981 Las Vegas Grand Prix. The car scored 14 points from 61 races.


Variants:

Model Number of Grand Prix Seasons Debut Last race
Alfa Romeo 179 30 1979 - 1980 1979 Italian GP 1980 United States GP
Alfa Romeo 179B 2 1981 1981 Austrian GP 1981 Dutch GP
Alfa Romeo 179C 24 1981 1981 US West GP 1981 Las Vegas GP
Alfa Romeo 179D 6 1981 - 1982 1981 Austrian GP 1982 South African GP



Complete Formula One Results

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1979 Autodelta Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 G ARG BRA RSA USW ESP BEL MON FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN USA 0 13th
Bruno Giacomelli Ret Ret
Vittorio Brambilla Ret DNQ
1980 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 G ARG BRA RSA USW BEL MON FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN USA 11 8th
Andrea de Cesaris Ret Ret
Bruno Giacomelli 5 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret
Vittorio Brambilla Ret Ret
Patrick Depailler Ret Ret NC Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret
1981 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 M USW BRA ARG SMR BEL MON ESP FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN USA 10 9th
Mario Andretti 4 Ret 8 Ret 10 Ret 8 8 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret
Bruno Giacomelli Ret NC 10 Ret 9 Ret 10 15 Ret 15 Ret Ret 8 4 3
1982 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 M RSA BRA USW SMR BEL MON USE CAN NED GBR FRA GER AUT SUI ITA LVS 7 10th
Andrea de Cesaris 13
Bruno Giacomelli 11


Alfa Romeo Formula One
Alfa Romeo SpA (1950-1951): 158, 159, 159A, 159B | Giuseppe Farina, Juan Manuel Fangio

Autodelta (1979): 177 | 179, 179B, 179C, 179D | Bruno Giacomelli, Vittorio Brambilla

Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo (1980-1983): 179, 179B, 179C, 179D | 182, 182B | 183T, 183TB | Andrea de Cesaris, Mario Andretti, Bruno Giacomelli, Mauro Baldi

Benetton Team Alfa Romeo (1984-1985): 184T, 184TB | 185T, 185TB | Riccardo Patrese, Eddie Cheever

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Alfa Romeo engine: Brabham BT45/BT45B/BT45C | Brabham BT46/BT46B | Brabham BT48 | McLaren M7D | McLaren M14D | Cooper T53
| De Tomaso F1 | LDS Mk1/Mk2 | March 711 | Osella FA1E | Osella FA1F | Osella FA1G | Osella FA1H | Osella FA1I

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Cars that competed in the 1981 Formula One season
Williams FW07B • Williams FW07C • Brabham BT49C • Renault RE20B • Renault RE30 • Ligier JS17 • Ferrari 126CK • McLaren M29C • McLaren M29F • McLaren MP4/1 • Lotus 81 • Lotus 87 • Lotus 88 • Lotus 88B • Tyrrell 010 • Tyrrell 011 • Alfa Romeo 179B • Alfa Romeo 179C • Alfa Romeo 179D • Arrows A3 • Ensign N180B • Theodore TY01 • ATS D4 • ATS HGS • Fittipaldi F8C • Osella FA1B • Osella FA1C • March 811 • Toleman TG181


<center>Cars that competed in the 1982 Formula One season
Ferrari 126C2  • McLaren MP4B  • Renault RE30  • Williams FW07D  • Williams FW08  • Lotus 87B  • Lotus 91  • Tyrrell 011  • Brabham BT49D  • Brabham BT50  • Ligier JS17/JS17B  • Ligier JS19  • Alfa Romeo 179D  • Alfa Romeo 182/182B  • Arrows A3  • Arrows A4  • Arrows A5  • ATS D5  • Osella FA1C  • Osella FA1D  • Fittipaldi F8D  • Fittipaldi F9  • March 821  • Theodore TY01  • Theodore TY02  • Toleman TG181C  • Toleman TG183  • Ensign N180B  • Ensign N181