1980 New Zealand Grand Prix

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1980 New Zealand Grand Prix
26th New Zealand Grand Prix
Pukekohe Park Raceway (1967-1989).png
Race details
Date 13 January 1980
Location Pukekohe Park Raceway, Pukekohe, New Zealand
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 2.82 km (1.76 mi)
Distance 30 laps, 84.6 km (52.8 mi)
Pole position
Driver Ralt-Ford
Time 0.57.8
Podium
First Ralt-Ford
Second Ralt-Ford
Third March-Ford

The 1980 New Zealand Grand Prix was a race held at the Pukekohe Park Raceway on 13 January 1980. The race had 15 competitors.

It was the 26th New Zealand Grand Prix. The race was won by New Zealander Steve Millen for the first time in the Ralt RT1. The rest of the podium was completed by fellow Kiwi Dave McMillan and Italian Andrea de Cesaris.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 7 New Zealand Steve Millen Chardon Schollum Racing RT1-98 / Ford BDA Masport 0:57.8
2 1 New Zealand Dave McMillan Citizen Watches/Aurora AFX Ralt RT1-36 / Ford BDA Hart 0:58.2 + 0.4 s
3 6 Australia John Smith J Smith Ralt RT1 / Ford BDA Swindon 0:58.2 + 0.4 s
4 2 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Marlboro March 792 / Ford BDA 0:58.4 + 0.6 s
5 18 New Zealand David Oxton Pye Electronics Chevron B34 / Ford BDA Hart 0:58.6 + 0.8 s
6 4 Australia Larry Perkins Paul England Pty Ltd Chevron B39 / Ford BDA 0:58.8 + 1.0 s
7 11 New Zealand Ken Smith K Smith March 782 / Ford BDA 0:59.1 + 1.3 s
8 8 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter Alan Docking Racing Chevron B48 / Ford BDA 0:59.2 + 1.4 s
9 5 United Kingdom Ian Flux J Ehrlich Ehrlich RP5 / Ford BDA Nicholson 0:59.2 + 1.4 s
10 9 South Africa Desiré Wilson Nashua/P Coutts & Co Ltd March 77B / Ford BDA Nicholson 0:59.2 + 1.4 s
11 3 New Zealand Mike Thackwell Marlboro March 792 / Ford BDA 0:59.6 + 1.8 s
12 New Zealand Rex Hart Hawke Motors Ltd Surtees TS15 / Ford BDA 1:00.5 + 2.7 s
13 New Zealand Grant Campbell Percy Motors Chevron B39 / Ford BDA 1:00.6 + 2.8 s
14 10 New Zealand Brett Riley March 77B / Ford BDA Nicholson 1:00.6 + 2.8 s
15 New Zealand Bob Donaldson STP Chevron B42 / Ford BDA Hart 1:03.6 + 5.8 s

Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Car Laps Time
1 7 New Zealand Steve Millen Schollum Bros Ralt RT1 / Ford BDA Masport 30 30min 08.9sec
2 1 New Zealand Dave McMillan Team McMillan Ralt RT1 / Ford BDA Hart 30 + 12.5 s
3 2 Italy Andrea de Cesaris March Cars - Marlboro March 792 / Ford BDA 30 + 19.3 s
4 8 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter Alan Docking Racing Chevron B48 / Ford BDA 29 + 1 Lap
5 New Zealand Bob Donaldson Chevron B42 / Ford BDA Hart 28 + 2 Laps
6 New Zealand Grant Campbell Percy Motors Chevron B39 / Ford BDA 27 + 3 Laps
7 New Zealand Rex Hart Hawke Motors Ltd Surtees TS15 / Ford BDA 27 + 3 Laps
8 6 Australia John Smith J Smith Ralt RT1 / Ford BDA Swindon 25 + 5 Laps
9 10 New Zealand Brett Riley March 77B / Ford BDA Nicholson 24 + 6 Laps
10 18 New Zealand David Oxton Chevron B34 / Ford BDA Hart 21 + 9 Laps
11 9 South Africa Desiré Wilson March 77B / Ford BDA Nicholson 19 + 11 Laps
Ret 11 New Zealand Ken Smith March 782 / Ford BDA 20 Electrics
Ret 4 Australia Larry Perkins Chevron B39 / Ford BDA 13 Fuel Leak
Ret 5 United Kingdom Ian Flux Ehrlich RP5 / Ford BDA Nicholson 2 Electrics
DNS 3 New Zealand Mike Thackwell March Cars - Marlboro March 792 / Ford BDA Did Not Start
Source(s): [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Zealand Grand Prix - Pukekohe, 13 Jan 1980". oldracingcars.com. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
Preceded by
1979 New Zealand Grand Prix
New Zealand Grand Prix
1980
Succeeded by
1981 New Zealand Grand Prix