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1980 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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The 1980 Formula One season was the 31st season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1980 World Championship of Drivers and the 1980 International Cup for F1 Constructors[1] which were contested concurrently from January 13 to October 5 over a fourteen race series.[2] The season also included one non-championship race, the 1980 Spanish Grand Prix.[3]

After the season got off to a bad start (the first 3 races were nearly boycotted; the first 2 due to safety concerns with both the Buenos Aires and Interlagos circuits and the third because of a dispute between FISA and FOCA) The Drivers’ Championship was won by Australian Alan Jones in a Williams and Williams took the Constructors award, the first of many Formula One titles for the English team. The season was marred however by a number of accidents; veteran Clay Regazzoni was paralyzed from the waist down after a huge accident at Long Beach and never raced in Formula One again, Frenchman Patrick Depailler lost his life on August 1 while testing for Alfa Romeo at Hockenheim, and Jean-Pierre Jabouille broke both legs after a head-on crash at Montreal and was out for the remainder of the season, to name a few.

Drivers and constructorsEdit

The following drivers and constructors contested the 1980 World Championship of Drivers and the 1980 International Cup for F1 Constructors.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyres No Driver Rounds
22px-Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312T5 Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 M 1 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Jody Scheckter All
2 25px-Canadaflag Gilles Villeneuve All
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Candy Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 009
010
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 3 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jarier All
4 22px-Flag of Ireland Derek Daly All
43 25px-Newzealand flag Mike Thackwell 13-14
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Parmalat Racing Team Brabham BT49 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 5 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet All
6 25px-ARGENntina Ricardo Zunino 1-7
25px-Mexicoflag Héctor Rebaque 8-14
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M29B
M29C
M30
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson All
8 22px-Flag of France Alain Prost 1-3, 5-14
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Stephen South 4
Flag of Germany Team ATS ATS D3
D4
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 9 20px-Flag of Switzerland Marc Surer 1-3, 7-14
22px-Flag of the Netherlands Jan Lammers 4-6
10 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Jan Lammers 1-3
22px-Flag of Austria Harald Ertl 9
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Team Essex Lotus Lotus 81
81B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 11 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti All
12 22px-Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis All
43 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 10-12
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Unipart Racing Team Ensign N180 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 14 20px-Flag of Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 1-4
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Tiff Needell 5-6
22px-Flag of the Netherlands Jan Lammers 7-14
41 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Geoff Lees 11-12
22px-Flag of France Equipe Renault Elf Renault RE20 Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 V6t M 15 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jabouille 1-13
16 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux All
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Theodore Shadow
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Shadow Cars
Shadow DN11
DN12
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 17 22px-Flag of Sweden Stefan Johansson 1-2
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Geoff Lees 3-7
18 22px-Flag of Ireland Dave Kennedy 1-7
25px-Brazilflag Skol Fittipaldi Team Fittipaldi F7
F8
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 20 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi All
21 22px-Flag of Finland Keke Rosberg All
22px-Flag of Italy Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 179 Alfa Romeo 1260 3.0 V12 G 22 22px-Flag of France Patrick Depailler 1-8
22px-Flag of Italy Vittorio Brambilla 11-12
22px-Flag of Italy Andrea de Cesaris 13-14
23 22px-Flag of Italy Bruno Giacomelli All
22px-Flag of France Equipe Ligier Gitanes Ligier JS11/15 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 25 22px-Flag of France Didier Pironi All
26 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite All
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Albilad Williams Racing Team Williams FW07
FW07B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 27 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones All
28 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann All
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team Arrows A3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 29 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese All
30 Flag of Germany Jochen Mass 1-10, 13-14
25px-Newzealand flag Mike Thackwell 11
Flag of Germany Manfred Winkelhock 12
22px-Flag of Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1
FA1B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 31 USAflagsmall Eddie Cheever All
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brands Hatch Racing Williams FW07 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 43 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Desiré Wilson 8
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom RAM – Penthouse Rizla Racing
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom RAM - Rainbow Jeans Racing
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom RAM Theodore - Rainbow Jeans Racing
Williams FW07 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 50 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Rupert Keegan 8-14
51 USAflagsmall Kevin Cogan 13
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Geoff Lees 14

Championship reviewEdit

Rnd Race Date Location Pole Position Fastest Lap Race Winner Constructor Report
1 25px-ARGENntina Argentine Grand Prix January 13 Oscar Gálvez 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report
2 25px-Brazilflag Brazilian Grand Prix January 27 Interlagos 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jabouille 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux 22px-Flag of France Renault Report
3 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg South African Grand Prix March 1 Kyalami 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jabouille 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux 22px-Flag of France Renault Report
4 USAflagsmall United States Grand Prix West March 30 Long Beach 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Report
5 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Belgian Grand Prix May 4 Zolder 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite 22px-Flag of France Didier Pironi 22px-Flag of France Ligier-Ford Report
6 25px-Monacoflag Monaco Grand Prix May 18 Monaco 22px-Flag of France Didier Pironi 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report
7 22px-Flag of France French Grand Prix June 29 Paul Ricard 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report
8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 13 Brands Hatch 22px-Flag of France Didier Pironi 22px-Flag of France Didier Pironi 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report
9 Flag of Germany German Grand Prix August 10 Hockenheimring 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite 22px-Flag of France Ligier-Ford Report
10 22px-Flag of Austria Austrian Grand Prix August 17 Österreichring 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jabouille 22px-Flag of France Renault Report
11 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix August 31 Zandvoort 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Report
12 22px-Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix September 14 Imola 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Report
13 25px-Canadaflag Canadian Grand Prix September 28 Circuit Île Notre-Dame 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet 22px-Flag of France Didier Pironi 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report
14 USAflagsmall United States Grand Prix October 5 Watkins Glen 22px-Flag of Italy Bruno Giacomelli 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report

-Because of the FISA-FOCA dispute, it was announced on Friday's practice for the Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama held on June 1 was not going to be held under FISA regulations, therefore, it would not be counted as a Formula One championship race. The race was won by Alan Jones.

1980 World Championship of Drivers - final standingsEdit

Points towards the 1980 World Championship of Drivers were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first six positions in each race. Only the best five results from the first seven races and the best five results from the remaining seven races could be retained by each driver.

Pos Driver ARG
25px-ARGENntina
BRA
25px-Brazilflag
RSA
22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg
USW
USAflagsmall
BEL
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil)
MON
25px-Monacoflag
FRA
22px-Flag of France
GBR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
AUT
22px-Flag of Austria
NED
22px-Flag of the Netherlands
ITA
22px-Flag of Italy
CAN
25px-Canadaflag
USA
USAflagsmall
Pts[4]
1 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones 1 3 Ret Ret 2 Ret 1 1 3 2 11 2 1 1 67 (71)
2 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet 2 Ret 4 1 Ret 3 4 2 4 5 1 1 Ret Ret 54
3 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann Ret Ret 5 Ret 3 1 6 3 2 3 4 3 2 2 42 (49)
4 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite Ret Ret 2 Ret 11 2 3 Ret 1 4 3 9 8 5 34
5 22px-Flag of France Didier Pironi Ret 4 3 6 1 Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 3 3 32
6 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux Ret 1 1 9 4 Ret 5 NC Ret 9 2 10 Ret 7 29
7 22px-Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis Ret 2 Ret Ret 10 9 Ret Ret 16 6 Ret 4 10 4 13
8 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 Ret Ret Ret 9
9 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese Ret 6 Ret 2 Ret 8 9 9 9 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7
10 22px-Flag of Finland Keke Rosberg 3 9 Ret Ret 7 DNQ Ret DNQ Ret 16 DNQ 5 9 10 6
11 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson Ret 11 11 4 NC DNQ 7 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 NC 6
12 22px-Flag of Ireland Derek Daly 4 14 Ret 8 9 Ret 11 4 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6
13 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jarier Ret 12 7 Ret 5 Ret Ret 5 15 Ret 5 13 7 NC 6
14 25px-Canadaflag Gilles Villeneuve Ret 16 Ret Ret 6 5 8 Ret 6 8 7 Ret 5 Ret 6
15 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi NC 15 8 3 Ret 6 Ret 12 Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5
16 22px-Flag of France Alain Prost 6 5 DNS Ret Ret Ret 6 11 7 6 7 Ret DNS 5
17 Flag of Germany Jochen Mass Ret 10 6 7 Ret 4 10 13 8 DNQ 11 Ret 4
18 22px-Flag of Italy Bruno Giacomelli 5 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 4
19 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Jody Scheckter Ret Ret Ret 5 8 Ret 12 10 13 13 9 8 DNQ 11 2
20 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 7 Ret 8 Ret Ret 6 1
21 25px-Mexicoflag Héctor Rebaque 7 Ret 10 Ret Ret 6 Ret 1
20px-Flag of Switzerland Marc Surer Ret 7 DNS Ret Ret 12 12 10 Ret DNQ 8 0
25px-ARGENntina Ricardo Zunino 7 8 10 Ret Ret DNQ Ret 0
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Rupert Keegan 11 DNQ 15 DNQ 11 DNQ 9 0
20px-Flag of Switzerland Clay Regazzoni NC Ret 9 Ret 0
22px-Flag of the Netherlands Jan Lammers DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret 12 NC DNQ DNQ 14 DNQ DNQ DNQ 12 Ret 0
USAflagsmall Eddie Cheever DNQ DNQ Ret Ret DNQ DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 0
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Geoff Lees 13 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 0
22px-Flag of France Patrick Depailler Ret Ret NC Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ret Ret DNQ 0
22px-Flag of Italy Vittorio Brambilla Ret Ret 0
22px-Flag of Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ret Ret 0
25px-Newzealandflag Mike Thackwell DNQ Ret DNQ 0
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Tiff Needell Ret DNQ 0
22px-Flag of Ireland Dave Kennedy DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
22px-Flag of Sweden Stefan Johansson DNQ DNQ 0
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Stephen South DNQ 0
22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Desiré Wilson DNQ 0
22px-Flag of Austria Harald Ertl DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Kevin Cogan DNQ 0
Pos Driver ARG
25px-ARGENntina
BRA
25px-Brazilflag
RSA
22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg
USW
USAflagsmall
BEL
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil)
MON
25px-Monacoflag
FRA
22px-Flag of France
GBR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
AUT
22px-Flag of Austria
NED
22px-Flag of the Netherlands
ITA
22px-Flag of Italy
CAN
25px-Canadaflag
USA
USAflagsmall
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish, inc. non-classified finish
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD) - 2003-2007 only
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Injured or ill (Inj)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)


1980 International Cup for F1 Constructors - final standingsEdit

Points for the 1980 International Cup for F1 Constructors were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first six positions in each race. All points received by a constructor were retained towards the final total.[5]

Pos Constructor Car
no.
ARG
25px-ARGENntina
BRA
25px-Brazilflag
RSA
22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg
USW
USAflagsmall
BEL
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil)
MON
25px-Monacoflag
FRA
22px-Flag of France
GBR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
AUT
22px-Flag of Austria
NED
22px-Flag of the Netherlands
ITA
22px-Flag of Italy
CAN
25px-Canadaflag
USA
USAflagsmall
Pts
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-Ford 27 1 3 Ret Ret 2 Ret 1 1 3 2 11 2 1 1 120
28 Ret Ret 5 Ret 3 1 6 3 2 3 4 3 2 2
43 DNQ
50 11 DNQ 15 DNQ 11 DNQ 9
51 DNQ DNQ
2 22px-Flag of France Ligier-Ford 25 Ret 4 3 6 1 Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 3 3 66
26 Ret Ret 2 Ret 11 2 3 Ret 1 4 3 9 8 5
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brabham-Ford 5 2 Ret 4 1 Ret 3 4 2 4 5 1 1 Ret Ret 55
6 7 8 10 Ret Ret DNQ Ret 7 Ret 10 Ret Ret 6 Ret
4 22px-Flag of France Renault 15 Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 Ret Ret Ret 38
16 Ret 1 1 9 4 Ret 5 NC Ret 9 2 10 Ret 7
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 11 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 7 Ret 8 Ret Ret 6 14
12 Ret 2 Ret Ret 10 9 Ret Ret 16 6 Ret 4 10 4
43 Ret Ret DNQ
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 3 Ret 12 7 Ret 5 Ret Ret 5 15 Ret 5 13 7 NC 12
4 4 14 Ret 8 9 Ret 11 4 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret
43 Ret DNQ
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Arrows-Ford 29 Ret 6 Ret 2 Ret 8 9 9 9 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 11
30 Ret 10 6 7 Ret 4 10 13 8 DNQ DNQ DNQ 11 Ret
8 25px-Brazilflag Fittipaldi-Ford 20 NC 15 8 3 Ret 6 Ret 12 Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 11
21 3 9 Ret Ret 7 DNQ Ret DNQ Ret 16 DNQ 5 9 10
9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 7 Ret 11 11 4 NC DNQ 7 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 NC 11
8 6 5 DNS DNQ Ret Ret Ret 6 11 7 6 7 Ret DNS
10 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 1 Ret Ret Ret 5 8 Ret 12 10 13 13 9 8 DNQ 11 8
2 Ret 16 Ret Ret 6 5 8 Ret 6 8 7 Ret 5 Ret
11 22px-Flag of Italy Alfa Romeo 22 Ret Ret NC Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 4
23 5 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret
Flag of Germany ATS-Ford 9 Ret 7 DNS Ret 12 NC Ret Ret 12 12 10 Ret DNQ 8 0
10 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ensign-Ford 14 NC Ret 9 Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ 14 DNQ DNQ DNQ 12 Ret 0
41 Ret DNQ
22px-Flag of Italy Osella-Ford 31 DNQ DNQ Ret Ret DNQ DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 0
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Shadow-Ford 17 DNQ DNQ 13 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
18 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Pos Constructor Car
no.
ARG
25px-ARGENntina
BRA
25px-Brazilflag
RSA
22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg
USW
USAflagsmall
BEL
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil)
MON
25px-Monacoflag
FRA
22px-Flag of France
GBR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
AUT
22px-Flag of Austria
NED
22px-Flag of the Netherlands
ITA
22px-Flag of Italy
CAN
25px-Canadaflag
USA
USAflagsmall
Pts

Non-Championship race resultsEdit

The 1980 Formula One season also included one non-championship race.[3]

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
22px-Flag of Spain Spanish Grand Prix Jarama June 1 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report

Notes & referencesEdit

  1. 1980 FIA Yearbook, page 11
  2. Motor Sport, January 1981, page 44
  3. 3.0 3.1 Motor Sport, January 1981, page 45
  4. 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.
  5. Motor, February 1981, page 69

External linksEdit

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