This race was the tenth and final win for James Hunt
A marshal and photographer were killed by debris following a collision involving Gilles Villeneuve's Ferrari and Ronnie Peterson's Tyrrell P34 on lap five. They had both been standing in a prohibited area of the track when the accident occurred.
This race was the final race of Gunnar Nilsson's career, before his death from cancer in 1978.
Standings after the race
Drivers' Championship standings
Constructors' Championship standings
<small>Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 8 results from the first 9 races and the best 7 results from the remaining 8 races were retained. Numbers without parentheses are retained points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.</small>