1980 Belgian Grand Prix
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1980 Belgian Grand Prix
1980 Belgian Grand Prix
Race 5 of 14 in the 1980 Formula One season
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Race details
Date May 4, 1980
Location Circuit Zolder, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
Course length 4.262 km (2.648 miles)
Distance 72 laps, 306.864 km (190.066 miles)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Williams-Ford
Time 1:19.12
Fastest lap
Driver France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford
Time 1:20.88 on lap 57
Podium
First Ligier-Ford
Second Williams-Ford
Third Williams-Ford
Lap leaders

The 1980 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Zolder on 4 May 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 Argentine teammate, Carlos Reutemann. It 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

Qualifying

Pos No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 27 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford 1:19.12 -
2 25 France Didier Pironi Ligier-Ford 1:19.35 + 0.23
3 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 1:19.69 + 0.57
4 28 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 1:19.79 + 0.67
5 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 1:19.89 + 0.77
6 16 France René Arnoux Renault 1:19.89 + 0.77
7 5 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford 1:20.23 + 1.11
8 12 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 1:20.96 + 1.84
9 3 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford 1:21.36 + 2.24
10 22 France Patrick Depailler Alfa Romeo 1:21.45 + 2.33
11 4 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Tyrrell-Ford 1:21.51 + 2.39
12 2 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:21.54 + 2.42
13 30 West Germany Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 1:21.55 + 2.43
14 1 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ferrari 1:21.58 + 2.46
15 10 Netherlands Jan Lammers ATS-Ford 1:21.72 + 2.60
16 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 1:21.75 + 2.63
17 11 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 1:22.07 + 2.95
18 23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 1:22.20 + 3.08
19 8 France Alain Prost McLaren-Ford 1:22.26 + 3.14
20 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:22.57 + 3.45
21 21 Finland Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi-Ford 1:22.97 + 3.85
22 6 Argentina Ricardo Zunino Brabham-Ford 1:23.18 + 4.06
23 14 United Kingdom Tiff Needell Ensign-Ford 1:23.50 + 4.38
24 20 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 1:24.22 + 5.10
25 17 United Kingdom Geoff Lees Shadow-Ford 1:24.37 + 5.25
26 18 Republic of Ireland David Kennedy Shadow-Ford 1:24.64 + 5.52
27 31 United States Eddie Cheever Osella-Ford 1:40.06 + 20.94
Source:[1]

Race

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

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

  1. ^ "1980 Belgian Grand Prix | Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motor Sport Magazine. 2017-06-12. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "1980 Belgian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "1980 Belgian Grand Prix - Race Results & History - GP Archive". GPArchive.com. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Belgium 1980 - Championship o STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 2019.



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