Long Beach GP, USA, won by John Watson in a McLaren.
John Watson came through for a victory at the Long Beach GP in Southern California. "Wattie" and his McLaren finished ahead of his teammate, Niki Lauda (who set fastest lap) as they charged through the field from their 22nd and 23rd sports on the grid. Rene Arnoux, outside pole man finished third. Only those three finished on the same lap.