Clay Regazzoni was usually in control regardless of the situation. He had seen both ups and downs with Ferrari in the early 70’s and rose with Niki Lauda in 1974 to challenge for the World Driver’s Championship, finishing  runner-up in standings.  Clay had moved on to here and later, at age 39, would use all his natural speed to capture the first Formula One victory for Williams at the 1979 British Grand Prix.