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1980 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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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

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyres No Driver
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312T5 Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 M 1 South Africa Jody Scheckter
2 Canada Gilles Villeneuve
United Kingdom Candy Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 009
010
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 3 France Jean-Pierre Jarier
4 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly
43 New Zealand Mike Thackwell
United Kingdom Parmalat Racing Team Brabham BT49 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 5 Brazil Nelson Piquet
6 Mexico Hector Rebaque
Argentina Ricardo Zunino
United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M29B
M29C
M30
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 7 United Kingdom John Watson
8 France Alain Prost
United Kingdom Stephen South
Germany Team ATS ATS D3
D4
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 9 Switzerland Marc Surer
Netherlands Jan Lammers
10
Austria Harald Ertl
United Kingdom Team Essex Lotus Lotus 81
81B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 11 United States Mario Andretti
12 Italy Elio de Angelis
43 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
United Kingdom Unipart Racing Team Ensign N180 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 14 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
United Kingdom Tiff Needell
Netherlands Jan Lammers
41 United Kingdom Geoff Lees
France Equipe Renault Elf Renault RE20 Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 V6T M 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille
16 France René Arnoux
United Kingdom Theodore Shadow
United Kingdom Shadow Cars
Shadow DN11
DN12
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 17 Sweden Stefan Johansson
United Kingdom Geoff Lees
18 Republic of Ireland Dave Kennedy
Brazil Skol Fittipaldi Team Fittipaldi F7
F8
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 20 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
21 Finland Keke Rosberg
Italy Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 179 Alfa Romeo 1260 3.0 V12 G 22 France Patrick Depailler
Italy Vittorio Brambilla
Italy Andrea de Cesaris
23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli
France Equipe Ligier Gitanes Ligier JS11/15 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 25 France Didier Pironi
26 France Jacques Laffite
United Kingdom Albilad Williams Racing Team Williams FW07
FW07B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 27 Australia Alan Jones
28 Argentina Carlos Reutemann
United Kingdom Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team Arrows A3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese
30 Germany Jochen Mass
Germany Manfred Winkelhock
New Zealand Mike Thackwell
Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1
FA1B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 31 United States Eddie Cheever
United Kingdom Brands Hatch Racing BHR FW07 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 43 South Africa Desiré Wilson
United Kingdom RAMPenthouse Rizla Racing
United Kingdom RAM - Rainbow Jeans Racing
United Kingdom RAM Theodore - Rainbow Jeans Racing
RAM FW07 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 50 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan
51 United States Kevin Cogan
United Kingdom Geoff Lees

Season review

Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix January 13 Oscar Gálvez Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford Report
2 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix January 27 Interlagos France René Arnoux Renault Report
3 South Africa South African Grand Prix March 1 Kyalami France René Arnoux Renault Report
4 United States United States Grand Prix West March 30 Long Beach Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford Report
5 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix May 4 Zolder France Didier Pironi Ligier-Ford Report
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix May 18 Monaco Argentina Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford Report
7 France French Grand Prix June 29 Paul Ricard Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford Report
8 United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 13 Brands Hatch Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford Report
9 West Germany German Grand Prix August 10 Hockenheimring France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford Report
10 Austria Austrian Grand Prix August 17 Österreichring France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault Report
11 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix August 31 Zandvoort Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford Report
12 Italy Italian Grand Prix September 14 Imola Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford Report
13 Canada Canadian Grand Prix September 28 Circuit Île Notre-Dame Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford Report
14 United States United States Grand Prix October 5 Watkins Glen Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford Report

1980 Constructors Championship final standings

Place Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Points Wins Podiums Poles
1 United Kingdom Williams-Ford FW07
FW07B
Ford Cosworth DFV G 120 6 18 3
2 France Ligier-Ford JS11/15 Ford Cosworth DFV G 66 2 10 3
3 United Kingdom Brabham-Ford BT49 Ford Cosworth DFV G 55 3 6 2
4 France Renault RE20 Renault-Gordini EF1 M 38 3 4 5
5 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 81
81B
Ford Cosworth DFV G 14 1
6 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 009
010
Ford Cosworth DFV G 12
7 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford M29B
M29C
M30
Ford Cosworth DFV G 11
8 United Kingdom Arrows-Ford A3 Ford Cosworth DFV G 11 1
9 Brazil Fittipaldi-Ford F7
F8
Ford Cosworth DFV G 11 2
10 Italy Ferrari 312T5
126C
Ferrari 015 M 8
11 Italy Alfa Romeo 179 Alfa Romeo 1260 G 4 1
12 United Kingdom Shadow-Ford DN11
DN12
Ford Cosworth DFV G
13 Germany ATS-Ford D3
D4
Ford Cosworth DFV G
14 Italy Osella-Ford FA1
FA1B
Ford Cosworth DFV G
15 United Kingdom Ensign-Ford N180 Ford Cosworth DFV G

1980 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos Driver ARG
Argentina
BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
USW
United States
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
Pts[1]
1 Australia Alan Jones 1 3 Ret Ret 2 Ret 1 1 3 2 11 2 1 1 67 (71)
2 Brazil Nelson Piquet 2 Ret 4 1 Ret 3 4 2 4 5 1 1 Ret Ret 54
3 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Ret Ret 5 Ret 3 1 6 3 2 3 4 3 2 2 42 (49)
4 France Jacques Laffite Ret Ret 2 Ret 11 2 3 Ret 1 4 3 9 8 5 34
5 France Didier Pironi Ret 4 3 6 1 Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 3 3 32
6 France René Arnoux Ret 1 1 9 4 Ret 5 NC Ret 9 2 10 Ret 7 29
7 Italy Elio de Angelis Ret 2 Ret Ret 10 9 Ret Ret 16 6 Ret 4 10 4 13
8 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 Ret Ret Ret 9
9 Italy Riccardo Patrese Ret 6 Ret 2 Ret 8 9 9 9 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7
10 Finland Keke Rosberg 3 9 Ret Ret 7 DNQ Ret DNQ Ret 16 DNQ 5 9 10 6
11 United Kingdom John Watson Ret 11 11 4 NC DNQ 7 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 NC 6
12 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly 4 14 Ret 8 9 Ret 11 4 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6
13 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Ret 12 7 Ret 5 Ret Ret 5 15 Ret 5 13 7 NC 6
14 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ret 16 Ret Ret 6 5 8 Ret 6 8 7 Ret 5 Ret 6
15 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi NC 15 8 3 Ret 6 Ret 12 Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5
16 France Alain Prost 6 5 DNS Ret Ret Ret 6 11 7 6 7 Ret DNS 5
17 West Germany Jochen Mass Ret 10 6 7 Ret 4 10 13 8 DNQ 11 Ret 4
18 Italy Bruno Giacomelli 5 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 4
19 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ret Ret Ret 5 8 Ret 12 10 13 13 9 8 DNQ 11 2
20 United States Mario Andretti Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 7 Ret 8 Ret Ret 6 1
21 Mexico Héctor Rebaque 7 Ret 10 Ret Ret 6 Ret 1
NC Switzerland Marc Surer Ret 7 Ret Ret 12 12 10 Ret DNQ 8 0
NC Argentina Ricardo Zunino 7 8 10 Ret Ret DNQ Ret 0
NC United Kingdom Rupert Keegan 11 DNQ 15 DNQ 11 DNQ 9 0
NC Switzerland Clay Regazzoni NC Ret 9 Ret 0
NC Netherlands Jan Lammers DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret 12 NC DNQ DNQ 14 DNQ DNQ DNQ 12 Ret 0
NC United States Eddie Cheever DNQ DNQ Ret Ret DNQ DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 0
NC United Kingdom Geoff Lees 13 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 0
NC France Patrick Depailler Ret Ret NC Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
NC United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ret Ret DNQ 0
NC Italy Vittorio Brambilla Ret Ret 0
NC Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ret Ret 0
NC New Zealand Mike Thackwell DNQ Ret DNQ 0
NC United Kingdom Tiff Needell Ret DNQ 0
NC Republic of Ireland Dave Kennedy DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
NC Sweden Stefan Johansson DNQ DNQ 0
NC United Kingdom Stephen South DNQ 0
NC South Africa Desiré Wilson DNQ 0
NC Austria Harald Ertl DNQ 0
NC United States Kevin Cogan DNQ 0
Pos Driver ARG
Argentina
BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
USW
United States
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
Pts
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did 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 Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
Spain Spanish Grand Prix Jarama June 1 Australia Alan Jones United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth Report

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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Simple English

The 1980 Formula One season was the 31st of the championship. The champion was Alan Jones in a close battle.

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