Alan Jones Williams-Ford

1980 Formula 1 World Champion



A fantastic 1980 F1 season 2 dvd boxset featuring extended race highlights

commentator is Murray Walker-BBC

Times are as follows

1980
 Argentina 45 mins
Brazil 18 mins
Sth Africa 44 mins
USA 24 mins
Belgium 29 mins
Monaco 55 mins
France 27 mins
Great britain 34 mins
Germany 26 mins
Austria 29 mins
 Netherlands 34 mins
Italy 33 mins
Canada 41 mins
USA 25 mins

The opening five races of the 1980 Formula 1 season saw four different winners from four different teams. The championship battle was between Alan Jones, Nelson Piquet and René Arnoux.

Reutemann Wins Chaotic Monaco Grand Prix

With only 20 cars allowed to start the Monaco Grand Prix qualifying was a fraught affair. John Watson was a high profile victim, failing to make the cut in his McLaren. Didier, winner of the previous race in Belgium, claimed pole and led early on from Alan Jones in the Williams. The first corner saw Derek Daly trigger a spectacular accident when he rammed Bruno Giacomelli’s Alfa-Romeo. Daly’s Tyrrell became airborne, eventually landing on his hapless team-mate Jean-Pierre Jarier, fortunately without causing injury. Both Pironi and Jones eventually retired, gifting the win to Carlos Reutemann’s Williams. Jacque Laffite’s Ligier finished second with Nelson Piquet’s Brabham third. The irrepressible Gilles Villeneuve somehow managed to drag his Ferrari round to finish fifth.

The Spanish Grand Prix was scheduled to take place after Monaco but the fierce political war being fought within Formula 1 at the time saw it declared a non-championship event. The major constructors (Ferrari, Renault and Alfa-Romeo), who sided with the governing body FISA, refused to take part, leaving it to the smaller Ford-powered teams who supported FOCA, with Bernie Ecclestone as their spokesman.

Jones Wins French and British Formula 1 Races

Everyone was present for the French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard. Ligier had steadily been improving as the 1980 season progressed and Laffite was fastest in qualifying. He led the race from Arnoux, before Pironi in the other Ligier relieved the Renault driver of second place. Despite their pace neither Ligier driver could hold off a charging Jones, who won for Williams. Pironi finished second and Laffite third.

Ligier set the pace again during qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch, with Pironi on pole ahead of team-mate Laffite. Once again the French outfit was denied victory, with wheel problems eliminating both cars. This left the way clear for Jones to score another victory in his Williams. Piquet kept up the pressure on the Australian in their championship battle by finishing second, with Reutemann’s Williams third.

Throughout the summer of 1980 the Formula 1 title battle raged between Alan Jones and Nelson Piquet. Ligier also showed excellent form while Renault’s turbo cars proved fast but fragile.

Laffite Wins German Grand Prix

There was a sombre mood in the Formula 1 paddock at Hockenheim, following the death of Patrick Depailler. Jones started from pole but it was Jean-Pierre Jabouille’s Renault which set the pace initially, before retiring with engine failure. Jones eventually finished third, behind the other Williams of Carlos Reutemann and race winner Jacques Laffite. Bruno Giacomelli finished a brave fifth on the circuit where his team-mate had died just days previously.

Jabouille and Renault Win Austrian Formula 1 Race

Jabouille’s luck finally turned at the Austrian Grand Prix, where his Renault held together for the duration. Williams continued to score important points, with Jones second and Reutemann third. Piquet had a disappointing weekend, only coming home fifth in his Brabham.

Piquet Victorious at Zandvoort and Imola

Renault dominated qualifying at Zandvoort, with Arnoux on pole ahead of Jabouille. At the start, however, Jones outfoxed both of them. Starting from fourth the Australian led by the exit of turn one. His lead was short lived, as Jones pitted at the end of the first lap with damaged ground-effect skirts. Piquet quickly assumed the lead and went on to score his maiden Formula 1 victory. Arnoux finished second with Laffite’s Ligier third, while Jones finished out of the points.

The Italian Grand Prix was held at Imola in 1980, instead of its usual home at Monza. Ferrari tried their new turbo engine in practice but it was not a happy weekend for the team. Jody Scheckter suffered a huge accident in practice on the approach to the Tosa corner. Gilles Villeneuve went off at the same place in the race, the impact leaving the French-Canadian temporarily blinded. Piquet scored his second consecutive win, taking the championship points lead from Jones who finished second. Reutemann stormed through from the back of the field to finish third.

NameDateCountryCircuit
26o Gran Premio de la Republica ArgentinaJanuary 13th 1980Argentina ArgentinaAutodromo Oscar Alferedo Galvez
9o Grande Premio do BrasilJanuary 27th 1980Brazil BrazilAutodromo Jose Carlos Pace
XXVIth Nashua Grand Prix of South AfricaMarch 1st 1980South Africa South AfricaKyalami Grand Prix Circuit
Vth Toyota Grand Prix of the United StatesMarch 30th 1980USA USALong Beach / USA West
XXXVIII Grote Prijs van BelgieMay 4th 1980Belgium BelgiumCircuit Zolder, Omloop Terlamen Zolder
XXXVIIIe Grand Prix de MonacoMay 18th 1980Monaco MonacoCircuit de Monaco
66e Grand Prix de FranceJune 29th 1980France FranceASA Circuit Paul Ricard, Circuit du Castellet
XXXIIIrd Marlboro British Grand PrixJuly 13th 1980Great-Britain Great-BritainBrands Hatch
XLII Grosser Preis von DeutschlandAugust 10th 1980Germany GermanyHockenheimring
XVIII Grosser Preis von OsterreichAugust 17th 1980Austria AustriaOsterreichring
XXVIII Grote Prijs van NederlandAugust 31st 1980The Netherlands The NetherlandsCircuit Park Zandvoort
51o Gran Premio d'ItaliaSeptember 14th 1980San Marino San MarinoAutodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari
XIXth Grand Prix Labatt du CanadaSeptember 28th 1980Canada CanadaCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
XXIIIrd Toyota Grand Prix of the United StatesOctober 5th 1980USA USAWatkins Glen International

1980 Formula One season






The 1980 Formula One season included the 31st FIA Formula One World Championship season, which commenced on January 13, 1980, and ended on October 5 after fourteen races. Although not counting towards the World Championship, the Spanish Grand Prix was also run, on June 1, and was won by Alan Jones in a Williams, marking the team's first of many constructors and drivers championships. Frenchman Patrick Depailler lost his life on August 1 while testing at Hockenheim.

Contents

Drivers and constructors

EntrantConstructorChassisEngineTyresNoDriver
Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari312T5Ferrari 015 3.0 V12M1Flag of South Africa Jody Scheckter
2Flag of Canada Gilles Villeneuve
Flag of the United Kingdom Candy Team TyrrellTyrrell009
010
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8G3Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jarier
4Flag of Ireland Derek Daly
43Flag of New Zealand Mike Thackwell
Flag of the United Kingdom Parmalat Racing TeamBrabhamBT49Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8G5Flag of Brazil Nelson Piquet
6Flag of Mexico Hector Rebaque
Flag of Argentina Ricardo Zunino
Flag of the United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLarenMcLarenM29B
M29C
M30
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8G7Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson
8Flag of France Alain Prost
Flag of the United Kingdom Stephen South
Flag of Germany Team ATSATSD3
D4
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8G9Flag of Switzerland Marc Surer
Flag of the Netherlands Jan Lammers
10Flag of the Netherlands Jan Lammers
Flag of Austria Harald Ertl
Flag of the United Kingdom Team Essex LotusLotus81
81B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8G11Flag of the United States Mario Andretti
12Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis
43Flag of the United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
Flag of the United Kingdom Unipart Racing TeamEnsignN180Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8G14Flag of Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
Flag of the United Kingdom Tiff Needell
Flag of the Netherlands Jan Lammers
41Flag of the United Kingdom Geoff Lees
Flag of France Equipe Renault ElfRenaultRE20Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 V6TM15Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jabouille
16Flag of France René Arnoux
Flag of the United Kingdom Theodore Shadow
Flag of the United Kingdom Shadow Cars
ShadowDN11
DN12
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8G17Flag of Sweden Stefan Johansson
Flag of the United Kingdom Geoff Lees
18Flag of Ireland Dave Kennedy
Flag of Brazil Skol Fittipaldi TeamFittipaldiF7
F8
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8G20Flag of Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
21Flag of Finland Keke Rosberg
Flag of Italy Marlboro Team Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo179Alfa Romeo 1260 3.0 V12G22Flag of France Patrick Depailler
Flag of Italy Vittorio Brambilla
Flag of Italy Andrea de Cesaris
23Flag of Italy Bruno Giacomelli
Flag of France Equipe Ligier GitanesLigierJS11/15Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8G25Flag of France Didier Pironi
26Flag of France Jacques Laffite
Flag of the United Kingdom Albilad Williams Racing TeamWilliamsFW07
FW07B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8G27Flag of Australia Alan Jones
28Flag of Argentina Carlos Reutemann
Flag of the United Kingdom Warsteiner Arrows Racing TeamArrowsA3Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8G29Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese
30Flag of Germany Jochen Mass
Flag of Germany Manfred Winkelhock
Flag of New Zealand Mike Thackwell
Flag of Italy Osella Squadra CorseOsellaFA1
FA1B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8G31Flag of the United States Eddie Cheever
Flag of the United Kingdom Brands Hatch RacingWilliamsFW07Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8G43Flag of South Africa Desiré Wilson
Flag of the United Kingdom RAMPenthouse Rizla Racing
Flag of the United Kingdom RAM - Rainbow Jeans Racing
Flag of the United Kingdom RAM Theodore - Rainbow Jeans Racing
WilliamsFW07Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8G50Flag of the United Kingdom Rupert Keegan
51Flag of the United States Kevin Cogan
Flag of the United Kingdom Geoff Lees

Season review

Rnd  ↓Race  ↓Date  ↓Location  ↓Winning driver  ↓Constructor  ↓Report  ↓
1Flag of Argentina Argentine Grand PrixJanuary 13Oscar GálvezFlag of Australia Alan JonesWilliams-FordReport
2Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand PrixJanuary 27InterlagosFlag of France René ArnouxRenaultReport
3Flag of South Africa South African Grand PrixMarch 1KyalamiFlag of France René ArnouxRenaultReport
4Flag of the United States United States Grand Prix WestMarch 30Long BeachFlag of Brazil Nelson PiquetBrabham-FordReport
5Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand PrixMay 4ZolderFlag of France Didier PironiLigier-FordReport
6Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand PrixMay 18MonacoFlag of Argentina Carlos ReutemannWilliams-FordReport
7Flag of France French Grand PrixJune 29Paul RicardFlag of Australia Alan JonesWilliams-FordReport
8Flag of the United Kingdom British Grand PrixJuly 13Brands HatchFlag of Australia Alan JonesWilliams-FordReport
9Flag of West Germany German Grand PrixAugust 10HockenheimringFlag of France Jacques LaffiteLigier-FordReport
10Flag of Austria Austrian Grand PrixAugust 17ÖsterreichringFlag of France Jean-Pierre JabouilleRenaultReport
11Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Grand PrixAugust 31ZandvoortFlag of Brazil Nelson PiquetBrabham-FordReport
12Flag of Italy Italian Grand PrixSeptember 14ImolaFlag of Brazil Nelson PiquetBrabham-FordReport
13Flag of Canada Canadian Grand PrixSeptember 28Circuit Île Notre-DameFlag of Australia Alan JonesWilliams-FordReport
14Flag of the United States United States Grand PrixOctober 5Watkins GlenFlag of Australia Alan JonesWilliams-FordReport

1980 Constructors Championship final standings

PlaceConstructorChassisEngineTyrePointsWinsPodiumsPoles
1Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-FordFW07
FW07B
Ford Cosworth DFVG1206183
2Flag of France Ligier-FordJS11/15Ford Cosworth DFVG662104
3Flag of the United Kingdom Brabham-FordBT49Ford Cosworth DFVG55362
4Flag of France RenaultRE20Renault-Gordini EF1M38345
5Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Ford81
81B
Ford Cosworth DFVG14
1
6Flag of the United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford009
010
Ford Cosworth DFVG12


7Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-FordM29B
M29C
M30
Ford Cosworth DFVG11


8Flag of the United Kingdom Arrows-FordA3Ford Cosworth DFVG11
1
9Flag of Brazil Fittipaldi-FordF7
F8
Ford Cosworth DFVG11
2
10Flag of Italy Ferrari312T5
126C
Ferrari 015M8

1
11Flag of Italy Alfa Romeo179Alfa Romeo 1260G4

1
12Flag of the United Kingdom Shadow-FordDN11
DN12
Ford Cosworth DFVG



13Flag of Germany ATS-FordD3
D4
Ford Cosworth DFVG



14Flag of Italy Osella-FordFA1
FA1B
Ford Cosworth DFVG



15Flag of the United Kingdom Ensign-FordN180Ford Cosworth DFVG



1980 Drivers Championship final standings

PosDriverARG
Flag of Argentina
BRA
Flag of Brazil
RSA
Flag of South Africa
USW
Flag of the United States
BEL
Flag of Belgium
MON
Flag of Monaco
FRA
Flag of France
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of West Germany
AUT
Flag of Austria
NED
Flag of the Netherlands
ITA
Flag of Italy
CAN
Flag of Canada
USA
Flag of the United States
Pts[1]
1Flag of Australia Alan Jones13RetRet2Ret11321121167 (71)
2Flag of Brazil Nelson Piquet2Ret41Ret3424511RetRet54
3Flag of Argentina Carlos ReutemannRetRet5Ret316323432242 (49)
4Flag of France Jacques LaffiteRetRet2Ret1123Ret14398534
5Flag of France Didier PironiRet4361Ret2RetRetRetRet63332
6Flag of France René ArnouxRet1194Ret5NCRet9210Ret729
7Flag of Italy Elio de AngelisRet2RetRet109RetRet166Ret410413
8Flag of France Jean-Pierre JabouilleRetRetRet10RetRetRetRetRet1RetRetRet
9
9Flag of Italy Riccardo PatreseRet6Ret2Ret899914RetRetRetRet7
10Flag of Finland Keke Rosberg39RetRet7DNQRetDNQRet16DNQ59106
11Flag of the United Kingdom John WatsonRet11114NCDNQ78RetRetRetRet4NC6
12Flag of Ireland Derek Daly414Ret89Ret11410RetRetRetRetRet6
13Flag of France Jean-Pierre JarierRet127Ret5RetRet515Ret5137NC6
14Flag of Canada Gilles VilleneuveRet16RetRet658Ret687Ret5Ret6
15Flag of Brazil Emerson FittipaldiNC1583Ret6Ret12Ret11RetRetRetRet5
16Flag of France Alain Prost65DNS
RetRetRet611767RetDNS5
17Flag of West Germany Jochen MassRet1067Ret410138DNQ

11Ret4
18Flag of Italy Bruno Giacomelli513RetRetRetRetRetRet5RetRetRetRetRet4
19Flag of South Africa Jody ScheckterRetRetRet58Ret1210131398DNQ112
20Flag of the United States Mario AndrettiRetRet12RetRet7RetRet7Ret8RetRet61
21Flag of Mexico Héctor Rebaque






7Ret10RetRet6Ret1
NCFlag of Switzerland Marc SurerRet7



RetRet121210RetDNQ80
NCFlag of Argentina Ricardo Zunino7810RetRetDNQRet






0
NCFlag of the United Kingdom Rupert Keegan






11DNQ15DNQ11DNQ90
NCFlag of Switzerland Clay RegazzoniNCRet9Ret









0
NCFlag of the Netherlands Jan LammersDNQDNQDNQRet12NCDNQDNQ14DNQDNQDNQ12Ret0
NCFlag of the United States Eddie CheeverDNQDNQRetRetDNQDNQRetRetRetRetRet12RetRet0
NCFlag of the United Kingdom Geoff Lees

13DNQDNQDNQDNQ


RetDNQ
DNQ0
NCFlag of France Patrick DepaillerRetRetNCRetRetRetRetRet





0
NCFlag of the United Kingdom Nigel Mansell








RetRetDNQ

0
NCFlag of Italy Vittorio Brambilla









RetRet

0
NCFlag of Italy Andrea de Cesaris











RetRet0
NCFlag of New Zealand Mike Thackwell









DNQ
RetDNQ0
NCFlag of the United Kingdom Tiff Needell



RetDNQ







0
NCFlag of Ireland Dave KennedyDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQ






0
NCFlag of Sweden Stefan JohanssonDNQDNQ











0
NCFlag of the United Kingdom Stephen South


DNQ









0
NCFlag of South Africa Desiré Wilson






DNQ





0
NCFlag of Austria Harald Ertl







DNQ




0
NCFlag of the United States Kevin Cogan











DNQ
0
PosDriverARG
Flag of Argentina
BRA
Flag of Brazil
RSA
Flag of South Africa
USW
Flag of the United States
BEL
Flag of Belgium
MON
Flag of Monaco
FRA
Flag of France
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of West Germany
AUT
Flag of Austria
NED
Flag of the Netherlands
ITA
Flag of Italy
CAN
Flag of Canada
USA
Flag of the United States
Pts
ColourResult
GoldWinner
Silver2nd place
Bronze3rd place
GreenPoints finish
BlueNon-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
PurpleDid not finish (Ret)
RedDid not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
BlackDisqualified (DSQ)
WhiteDid not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light bluePracticed only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
BlankDid not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Non-Championship race results

Another Formula One race was also held in 1980, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race NameCircuitDateWinning driverConstructorReport
Flag of Spain Spanish Grand PrixJaramaJune 1Flag of Australia Alan JonesFlag of the United Kingdom Williams-CosworthReport

Notes

  1. ^ Only the best 5 results from the first 7 races and the best 5 results from the last 7 races counted towards the Drivers' Championship. If different to Championship points, total points scored are shown in parentheses.
  • This is the most recent season in which neither McLaren or Ferrari won a race.




 


   
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