22px-Flag of Belgium (civil)  1980 Belgian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 14 in the 1980 Formula One season
Zolder 1975
Date May 4, 1980
Location Zolder, Belgium
4.262 km (2.648 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 72 laps, 306.864 km (190.066 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones Williams-Ford
Time 1:19.12
Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford
Time 1:20.88 on lap 57
First 22px-Flag of France Didier Pironi Ligier-Ford
Second 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones Williams-Ford
Third 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford

The Williams FW07B of Alan Jones

The 1980 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Zolder on May 4, 1980. It was the fifth round of the 1980 Formula One season. The race was the 38th Belgian Grand Prix and the seventh to be held at Zolder. The race was held over 72 laps of the 4.262-kilometre circuit for a total race distance of 307 kilometres.

The race was won by French driver Didier Pironi driving a Ligier JS11/15. It was Pironi's debut World Championship victory and he was the fourth driver to win in the first five races of the season. Pironi won by 47 seconds over Australian driver and eventual 1980 champion, Alan Jones driving a Williams FW07B. Third was Jones' Williams team mate Argentinian driver, Carlos Reutemann. This was the first of three wins in Pironi's accident-shortened Formula One career. Jones' second place allowed him to close to within two points of series leader René Arnoux who had collected three points for finishing fourth in his Renault RE20. Piquet was one point behind Jones with Pironi just one point further behind.

Classification Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 25 22px-Flag of France Didier Pironi Ligier-Ford 72 1:38:47.4 2 9
2 27 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones Williams-Ford 72 +47.37 secs 1 6
3 28 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 72 +84.12 secs 4 4
4 16 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux Renault 71 +1 Lap 6 3
5 3 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford 71 +1 Lap 9 2
6 2 25px-Canadaflag Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 71 +1 Lap 12 1
7 21 22px-Flag of Finland Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi-Ford 71 +1 lap 21
8 1 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Jody Scheckter Ferrari 70 +2 Laps 14
9 4 22px-Flag of Ireland Derek Daly Tyrrell-Ford 70 +2 Laps 11
10 12 22px-Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 69 Spun Off 8
11 26 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 68 +4 Laps 3
12 9 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Jan Lammers ATS-Ford 64 Engine 15
NC 7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 61 Not Classified 20
Ret 29 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 58 Spun Off 16
Ret 11 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 41 Gearbox 17
Ret 22 22px-Flag of France Patrick Depailler Alfa Romeo 38 Exhaust 10
Ret 5 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford 32 Spun Off 7
Ret 8 22px-Flag of France Alain Prost McLaren-Ford 29 Transmission 19
Ret 20 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 16 Electrical 24
Ret 14 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Tiff Needell Ensign-Ford 12 Engine 23
Ret 23 22px-Flag of Italy Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 11 Suspension 18
Ret 6 25px-ARGENntina Ricardo Zunino Brabham-Ford 5 Gearbox 22
Ret 30 Flag of Germany Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 1 Spun Off 13
Ret 15 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 1 Clutch 5
DNQ 17 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Geoff Lees Shadow-Ford
DNQ 18 22px-Flag of Ireland Dave Kennedy Shadow-Ford
DNQ 31 USAflagsmall Eddie Cheever Osella-Ford

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux 21
2 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones 19
3 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet 18
4 22px-Flag of France Didier Pironi 17
5 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese 7
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-Ford 25
2 22px-Flag of France Ligier-Ford 23
3 22px-Flag of France Renault 21
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brabham-Ford 18
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Arrows-Ford 8
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

Previous race:
1980 United States Grand Prix West
FIA Formula One World Championship
1980 season
Next race:
1980 Monaco Grand Prix
Previous race:
1979 Belgian Grand Prix
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