1980 Formula One season

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1980 FIA Formula One
World Championship season
Drivers' Champion: Alan Jones
Constructors' Champion: Williams-Ford
Previous: 1979 Next: 1981

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 13 January to 5 October over a fourteen race series.[2] The season also included one non-championship race, the 1980 Spanish Grand Prix.[3]

Jones became the first (and so far as of 2014, the last) Australian to win the World Championship since Jack Brabham in 1966.

Drivers and constructors[edit]

Australian driver Alan Jones won the Drivers' Championship, driving for the Williams team
Nelson Piquet, driving for the Brabham team, finished second in the Drivers' Championship
Alan Jones's team mate Carlos Reutemann placed third in the Drivers' Championship

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
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312T5 Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 M 1 South Africa Jody Scheckter All
2 Canada Gilles Villeneuve All
United Kingdom Candy Team Tyrrell Tyrrell-Ford 009
010
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 3 France Jean-Pierre Jarier All
4 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly All
43 New Zealand Mike Thackwell 13–14
United Kingdom Parmalat Racing Team Brabham-Ford BT49 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 5 Brazil Nelson Piquet All
6 Argentina Ricardo Zunino 1–7
Mexico Héctor Rebaque 8–14
United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren-Ford M29B
M29C
M30
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 7 United Kingdom John Watson All
8 France Alain Prost 1–3, 5–14
United Kingdom Stephen South 4
West Germany Team ATS ATS-Ford D3
D4
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 9 Switzerland Marc Surer 1–3, 7–14
Netherlands Jan Lammers 4–6
10 1–3
Austria Harald Ertl 9
United Kingdom Team Essex Lotus Lotus-Ford 81
81B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 11 United States Mario Andretti All
12 Italy Elio de Angelis All
43 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 10–12
United Kingdom Unipart Racing Team Ensign-Ford N180 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 14 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 1–4
United Kingdom Tiff Needell 5–6
Netherlands Jan Lammers 7–14
41 United Kingdom Geoff Lees 11–12
France Equipe Renault Elf Renault RE20 Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 V6t M 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille 1–13
16 France René Arnoux All
United Kingdom Theodore Shadow
United Kingdom Shadow Cars
Shadow-Ford DN11
DN12
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 17 Sweden Stefan Johansson 1–2
United Kingdom Geoff Lees 3–7
18 Republic of Ireland David Kennedy 1–7
Brazil Skol Fittipaldi Team Fittipaldi-Ford F7
F8
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 20 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi All
21 Finland Keke Rosberg All
Italy Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 179 Alfa Romeo 1260 3.0 V12 G 22 France Patrick Depailler 1–8
Italy Vittorio Brambilla 11–12
Italy Andrea de Cesaris 13–14
23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli All
France Equipe Ligier Gitanes Ligier-Ford JS11/15 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 25 France Didier Pironi All
26 France Jacques Laffite All
United Kingdom Albilad Williams Racing Team Williams-Ford FW07
FW07B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 27 Australia Alan Jones All
28 Argentina Carlos Reutemann All
United Kingdom Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team Arrows-Ford A3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese All
30 West Germany Jochen Mass 1–10, 13–14
New Zealand Mike Thackwell 11
West Germany Manfred Winkelhock 12
Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella-Ford FA1
FA1B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 31 United States Eddie Cheever All
United Kingdom Brands Hatch Racing Williams-Ford FW07 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 43 South Africa Desiré Wilson 8
United Kingdom RAM – Penthouse Rizla Racing
United Kingdom RAM – Rainbow Jeans Racing
United Kingdom RAM – Williams Grand Prix Engineering
Williams-Ford FW07 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 50 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan 8–14
51 United States Kevin Cogan 13
United Kingdom Geoff Lees 14

Season summary[edit]

Round 1: Argentina[edit]

The 1980 Formula One season started in Argentina in January- where the teams escaped the cold misery of a European winter and into the intense heat of a South American summer. This event, held at the Buenos Aires Municipal Autodrome located in the sprawling Argentine capital, started off badly. After Friday's practice, due to the heat and the suction these ground-effect cars were creating, the track began to break up, and the drivers found conditions difficult and even dangerous. Led by Emerson Fittipaldi, the drivers staged a semi-unsuccessful protest- the organizers did actually fix the track, but not successfully- come race day, the track was still in a dreadful condition. The race went ahead anyway, and the Buenos Aires circuit, being one of the most varied and challenging circuits on the calendar, provided an ultra-exciting race, where many drivers were caught-out by the disintegration of the twisty arena infield section of the No.15 variant of the racing facility. After going off twice and dropping back to 4th after making a pit-stop to clean grass out of his car's radiators, Australian and title favorite Alan Jones took victory in his Williams-Ford/Cosworth. Brazilian Nelson Piquet, who also went off a few times finished 2nd, and Finn Keke Rosberg scored an excellent 3rd in his Fittipaldi. French rookie Alain Prost, in his first ever F1 race, finished 6th and scored his first ever World Championship point. Gilles Villeneuve, competitive throughout in his Ferrari, crashed heavily at the Toboggan left-right sequence of corners after his front suspension failed after possible damage caused to it after a number of off-track excursions the Canadian had during the race.

Round 2: Brazil[edit]

The other half of the South American January tour took place in Brazil. This meeting was also met with pre-race difficulties. The safety conditions of the very difficult, demanding and confined 5-mile Interlagos circuit located in the steel-making metropolis of São Paulo had been heavily protested by the drivers for some time, led by South African Ferrari driver Jody Scheckter. They protested that the track's surface (already notorious for being very rough) was so bad that it was actually dangerous to race on. Also, the barriers and catch-fence arrangements were not adequate enough to protect the cars from the embankments and very rough and uneven-surface of the limited run-off areas there, even though the track was very wide in most places. But the race went ahead anyway, and the Renault of Frenchman Jean-Pierre Jabouille took pole and led for 25 of 40 laps. The Renaults proved to be dominant at Interlagos, which was 2,840 ft (850 m) above sea level, giving the turbocharged Renault engines a considerable horsepower advantage. But he retired with turbo failure and his teammate Rene Arnoux took the lead and won, followed by Italian new-boy Elio de Angelis in a Lotus and Jones in his Williams.

Round 3: South Africa[edit]

The GP circus arrived in South Africa in March, at the fast Kyalami circuit between Johannesburg and Pretoria in the midst of an African summer. Alain Prost crashed his McLaren at the Esses and broke his wrist; he would miss this and the next race in Long Beach; while Marc Surer had it worse- he crashed heavily at Crowthorne and broke his leg; he missed the next 3 races. Like Interlagos before, the even higher altitude of Kyalami helped the Renaults even more so than in Brazil, and this proved to be an invaluable advantage, and the yellow French cars dominated the race. And as in São Paulo, Jabouille led for a while and retired, and Arnoux took the lead from 2nd place and won the race. However, this race effectively brought the FISA-FOCA war into the spotlight. FISA, the governing body of international motorsports (and the organization that the 3 big constructors (Renault, Ferrari and Alfa Romeo were aligned to) led by Jean-Marie Balestre, argued that the ground effect cars of the time were too fast through corners, and FOCA (Formula One Constructor's Association, representing the mostly British independent constructors) led by Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley, argued that the superior road-holding of the independent teams' cars equalized their cars to the power advantages that particularly the Renaults had.

Round 4: United States West[edit]

A stop-over in Long Beach, California right next to the Hollywood-dominated landscape of Los Angeles happened 4 weeks after the South African race. The typically pleasant and sunny weather there gave for a relaxed atmosphere at this tight, twisty and rough street circuit (1 of 2 on the calendar- the other being Monaco) which was in contrast to the previous 3 quick Southern Hemisphere circuits used thus far in the season. With its tight, slow layout being lined with totally unforgiving concrete walls, Long Beach was often known then to be the toughest and most punishing race of the season on the car and driver, and often produced tough, grueling and long but exciting races; however, this race was not to be as exciting as one would have hoped. Nelson Piquet effectively dominated this long, gruelling race in his Brabham-Ford/Cosworth- he took pole, set fastest lap and led from start to finish and took his first of 23 race victories. But the race itself was littered with accidents- there was a pile-up at the Le Gasomet hairpin and the 40-year old Swiss Clay Regazzoni crashed appallingly at the end of the long, flat-out Shoreline Drive when the brakes on his Ensign failed and he crashed head on at 180 mph into Ricardo Zunino's parked Brabham, then through some tires and into a concrete wall. The Swiss was critically injured, but survived; he would be paralyzed from the waist down for the rest of his life.

Round 5: Belgium[edit]

The F1 circus started its 4-month long European tour at Zolder in Belgium, where Frenchman Didier Pironi took his first ever victory in his Ligier-Ford/Cosworth ahead of Alan Jones and his Argentinean teammate Carlos Reutemann.

Round 6: Monaco[edit]

The classic street race in Monaco provided some excitement: there was a big pile-up at the start, where Derek Daly went flying twice over a number of cars at the first corner. He took out Prost in a McLaren, his teammate Jean-Pierre Jarier and Bruno Giacomelli in an Alfa. Didier Pironi led and crashed, and Carlos Reutemann took the lead and won from Frenchman Jacques Laffite in a Ligier-Ford/Cosworth and Piquet in a Brabham.

Round 7 (Eventually stripped of championship status): Spain[edit]

The Spanish Grand Prix at the tight and twisty Jarama circuit near Madrid ended up losing its championship status after Jean-Marie Balestre announced on morning of Friday's practice (in an attempt to put FOCA in their place) that the 1980 Spanish GP would not count as a championship round. Balestre also stripped the drivers of their racing licenses. The FISA-supported manufacturer teams- Renault, Ferrari, and Alfa all pulled out, and the FOCA-supported independent constructors stayed to race. The race was won by Alan Jones, who had also taken pole. The race's loss of championship status hurt the event quite badly; as it was only to be hosted once more at Jarama during the following year.

Round 7: France[edit]

The French Grand Prix took place while the lingering controversy of Spain still raged on. With their racing licenses given back to them, the drivers got on with their jobs, and at the Paul Ricard circuit on the southern French riviera near Marseille, Williams driver Jones beat the Ligiers of Jacques Laffite and Didier Pironi on home soil.

Round 8: Great Britain[edit]

The British Grand Prix in 1980 was at Brands Hatch, just outside of London. This race on the challenging and bumpy southern English circuit saw the Ligiers of Pironi and Laffite lead and fall out; Pironi retired after a puncture and Laffite crashed at Hawthorn's. Alan Jones took advantage of the Ligier's problems and held off a quick Nelson Piquet to win yet again in his Williams.

Round 9: West Germany[edit]

The German Grand Prix at the ultra-fast Hockenheimring was marred by the fatal pre-race testing accident of Patrick Depailler at the ultra-high speed, top gear, flat out Ost-Kurve 9 days before the race. Suspension failure on his Alfa caused him to crash massively after his car overturned and vaulted the barriers, causing fatal head injuries. Alan Jones took pole from Renault driver Jabouille by mere hundredths of a second, and he led the race until he had to come in with a puncture on the straight before the stadium. Laffite and Reutemann passed Jones, who finished 3rd. Laffite went on to win for Ligier, followed by the Williams duo of Reutemann and Jones.

Round 10: Austria[edit]

The European high-speed circuit tour kept coming, and the fastest circuit of the season- the spectacular Osterreichring in the Styrian mountains enabled Jabouille to win by mere seconds from Alan Jones. Renault driver Jabouille, who had retired from every race he had participated in so far in the season, finally finished. His development work with Renault over the past 4 seasons gave him his 2nd and last F1 victory of his career.

Round 11: Holland[edit]

The beach-side Zandvoort circuit near Amsterdam, modified from the previous year saw Brazilian Nelson Piquet win from Frenchmen Arnoux and Laffite. The Renaults dominated qualifying, although Jabouille retired and Jones went out after accident damage.

Round 12: Italy[edit]

The European tour concluded with the Italian Grand Prix being held at the Autodromo Dino Ferrari near the town of Imola, rather than Monza. The Dino Ferrari circuit, located near the Ferrari factory and just outside Bologna had signed a deal to alternate the Italian GP with Monza, on the condition Monza improve its track safety and facilities. The deal had been signed before Monza made changes; so for the first time since 1948 the Italian GP was not held at Monza. The Renaults dominated qualifying at this fast Italian circuit, although they fell out with mechanical problems; and Piquet won yet again and overtook Jones in the championship, who finished 2nd in front of his teammate Carlos Reutemann.

Round 13: Canada[edit]

The final leg of the 1980 Formula One season was a 2-part tour in North America, starting in Canada, at the Ile-Notre Dame circuit in Montreal. This race had to be restarted after a multiple pile-up involving Piquet at the start. Piquet jumped into the spare car, which had a short-lasting qualifying Ford/Cosworth engine in it- and although Piquet was clearly faster than anyone else, the engine in his Brabham blew up early on, and Jones won the race, which effectively gave the gritty Australian his only ever Formula One Driver's championship, and Williams's first ever Constructor's Championship. Unfortunately, Jabouille's weekend was much worse: he crashed head on into a tire-wall and broke both his legs.

Round 14: United States East[edit]

The other half of the North American visit and the last round of the 1980 Formula One season was the second round in the United States at the fast, dauntingly challenging Watkins Glen circuit in New York State, four hours from New York City and only 5 hours from Montreal. This race had been in doubt for almost the whole season, but on this quick, demanding and elevated circuit located in the rolling vineyard hills above Seneca Lake, it did go ahead after a loan was given by FOCA to the organizers. French rising star Alain Prost crashed heavily on Saturday morning practice due to suspension failure at the very fast left-handed Turn 10, the second-to-last corner on the track. Prost received a concussion; he had to miss the race but was at the circuit on race day; he felt he could not trust the car's mechanical strength after a season's worth of component failures on his car, which often led to accidents. [4] Bruno Giacomelli took pole in his Alfa, the first time an Alfa Romeo had been on pole since 1951. Giacomelli made a perfect start and led for most of this exciting race up until Lap 32, when the electrics in his Alfa failed in the Boot section of the course. Jones, however, produced a storming drive, when he went off at the first corner at the start and dropped to 16th; he stormed through and took 2nd from his Argentine teammate Carlos Reutemann, and then inherited the lead from Giacomelli after the Italian retired. The Australian Jones won his 5th race of the year (6 if Spain is counted) ahead of Reutemann and Didier Pironi in a Ligier. 1978 champion Mario Andretti scored his only point of the 1980 season at Watkins Glen, close to his hometown in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, this was to be the last championship Formula One race at the rather isolated Watkins Glen circuit. The corporation running the circuit was heavily in debt and went bankrupt; and the circuit was struck from the 1981 season calendar in May of that year and although there were other Grand Prixs that would be run in the United States during the 1980s aside from Long Beach, the United States Grand Prix would not be run again until 1989 on a street circuit in Phoenix, Arizona.

Championship review[edit]

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

Because of the FISA-FOCA dispute concerning ground-effect aerodynamics, 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 standings[edit]

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
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[5]
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
Switzerland Marc Surer Ret 7 DNS Ret Ret 12 12 10 Ret DNQ 8 0
Argentina Ricardo Zunino 7 8 10 Ret Ret DNQ Ret 0
United Kingdom Rupert Keegan 11 DNQ 15 DNQ 11 DNQ 9 0
Switzerland Clay Regazzoni NC Ret 9 Ret 0
Netherlands Jan Lammers DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret 12 NC DNQ DNQ 14 DNQ DNQ DNQ 12 Ret 0
United States Eddie Cheever DNQ DNQ Ret Ret DNQ DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Geoff Lees 13 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 0
France Patrick Depailler Ret Ret NC Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ret Ret DNQ 0
Italy Vittorio Brambilla Ret Ret 0
Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ret Ret 0
New Zealand Mike Thackwell DNQ Ret DNQ 0
United Kingdom Tiff Needell Ret DNQ 0
Republic of Ireland David Kennedy DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Sweden Stefan Johansson DNQ DNQ 0
United Kingdom Stephen South DNQ 0
South Africa Desiré Wilson DNQ 0
Austria Harald Ertl DNQ 0
Germany Manfred Winkelhock DNQ 0
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)

1980 International Cup for F1 Constructors – final standings[edit]

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.[6]

Pos Constructor Car
no.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Brazil 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 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 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 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
West Germany ATS-Ford 9 Ret 7 DNS Ret 12 NC Ret Ret 12 12 10 Ret DNQ 8 0
10 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
United Kingdom Ensign-Ford 14 NC Ret 9 Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ 14 DNQ DNQ DNQ 12 Ret 0
41 Ret DNQ
Italy Osella-Ford 31 DNQ DNQ Ret Ret DNQ DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 0
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
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

Non-Championship race results[edit]

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

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
Spain Spanish Grand Prix Jarama 1 June Australia Alan Jones United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ 1980 FIA Yearbook, page 11
  2. ^ Motor Sport, January 1981, page 44
  3. ^ a b Motor Sport, January 1981, page 45
  4. ^ http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/november-1980/52/us-grand-prix
  5. ^ 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 from Championship points, total points scored are shown in parentheses.
  6. ^ Motor, February 1981, page 69

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