age of the spyders …

the ELF Renault Alpine A442B of Didier Pironi & Jean-Pierre Jaussaud leading the ELF Renault Alpine A442A of Derek Bell & Jean-Pierre Jarier, followed by the Martini Porsche 935/78 of Manfred Schurti & Rolf Stommelen, the Martini Porsche 936/78 of Jacky Ickx, Bob Wollek & Jurgen Barth & the ELF Calberspon Renault Alpine A442A of Jean Ragnotti, Guy Fréquelin, José Dolhem & Jean-Pierre Jabouille

Pironi & Jaussaud would win the race, finally after 4 years of trying, for Renault, Ickx, Wollek & Barth would finish 2nd, 5 laps behind the winning french combination