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    Britain's James Hunt has been fined 2,000 dollars (GBP1,200) for punching an official at the Canadian Grand Prix.

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    Britain's James Hunt has been fined 2,000 dollars (GBP1,200) for punching an official at the Canadian Grand Prix. This followed a controversial incident in which Hunt's car was forced off the track by his teammate-West German Jochen Mass.

    SYNOPSIS: Shortly before the incident happened Hunt had taken the lead. but South Africa's Jody Scheckter later went on to win the race.

    The South African was driving a Wolf-Ford. France's Patrick Depailler came second in the British Tyrell, and Jochen Mass was third in a McLaren, Australian driver Alan Jones came fourth in a Shadow Ford. The result puts Scheckter into second place in the world drivers' championship.

    This years top place has already been won by Austria's Nikki Lauda.

    American driver Mario Andretti-who is third in the championships led most of the way. When he left the race on the third from last lap, the American was two miles ahead of Scheckter.

    Andretti was forced out on the 78th lap after his Lotus developed engine trouble.

    In the championship tables Lauda has 72 points, Scheckter 55, and Andretti 47. Lauda pulled out of this race after a dispute with his Ferrari team.

    Canadian Gilles Villeneuve was another driver to he forced out in the later stages.

    But for at least one Canadian this year's result couldn't have been better. Montreal oil millionaire Walter Wolf sponsored Scheckter-and he was at Mosport to see his driver win the race.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADNN5PGB4V2MPZE3M65L40MPF0
    Media URN:
    VLVADNN5PGB4V2MPZE3M65L40MPF0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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