Point scoring progress

By the time the United States Grand Prix came around on October 1, 1978, the Renault R.S. 01 bore little relation to the car that debuted at Silverstone. After a tough afternoon’s racing, Jabouille was vying for third position – and it was only brake trouble in the final laps that stopped him from potentially gaining a podium place. Renault had gained its first F1TM points and the turbo era of F1TM racing had arrived.