1980 German Grand Prix
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1980 German Grand Prix

1980 German Grand Prix
Race 9 of 14 in the 1980 Formula One season
Hockenheim in 1980
Hockenheim in 1980
Race details[1]
Date 10 August 1980
Official name XLII Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, West Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 6.790 km (4.219 miles)
Distance 45 laps, 305.505 km (189.81 miles)
Weather Overcast, Dry
Pole position
Driver Williams-Ford
Time 1:45.85
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford
Time 1:48.49 on lap 43
Podium
First Ligier-Ford
Second Williams-Ford
Third Williams-Ford
Lap leaders

The 1980 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Hockenheimring on 10 August 1980. It was the ninth round of the 1980 Formula One season. The race was the 42nd German Grand Prix and the fifth to be held at Hockenheim. The race was held over 45 laps of the 6.790 kilometres (4.219 mi) circuit for a total race distance of 305.505 kilometres (189.832 mi).[2]

The race was won by Jacques Laffite driving a Ligier. Laffite won by three seconds over Carlos Reutemann driving a Williams. Third was Reutemann's teammate Alan Jones.

Report

The very high speed Hockenheimring favored more powerful turbocharged engines, and was expected to be a circuit suited to Renault.[] In qualifying, Jones managed to beat Renault driver Jean-Pierre Jabouille to the pole by four-hundredths of a second, with an average speed of 231 km/h (144 mph). They were followed by René Arnoux in the other Renault, Jones's Argentine teammate Carlos Reutemann, French driver Jacques Laffite, Brazilian Nelson Piquet (Brabham), Frenchman Didier Pironi (Ligier), and Finn Keke Rosberg in a Fittipaldi.

Jean-Pierre Jabouille led early with Arnoux third behind Jones. Both Renaults suffered engine failures within a lap of each other leaving Jones to lead until he made a pitstop following a tyre puncture after the second chicane, dropping him behind Laffite and Reutemann.

Laffite won the race, his first of 1980, and fourth overall. He was followed by Carlos Reutemann and Alan Jones. Nelson Piquet finished fourth in his Brabham ahead of the only Alfa Romeo entered, that of Bruno Giacomelli. Canadian Gilles Villeneuve collected just his fourth point for the year in the blighted Ferrari. In his 100th race start, West German driver Jochen Mass finished eighth in his Arrows, behind Mario Andretti (Lotus).

Jones expanded his points lead over Piquet to seven. Reutemann was up to third, 15 points behind and Laffite was up to fourth, 16 points dows. The Renault drivers had faded and Ferrari drivers were completely out of the championship picture.[opinion] Williams' lead over Ligier in the Constructors' Championship was now 19 points, with the rest over 30 points behind.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 27 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford 1:45.85 -
2 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 1:45.89 + 0.04
3 16 France René Arnoux Renault 1:46.00 + 0.15
4 28 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 1:46.14 + 0.29
5 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 1:46.78 + 0.93
6 5 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford 1:46.90 + 1.05
7 25 France Didier Pironi Ligier-Ford 1:47.20 + 1.35
8 21 Finland Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi-Ford 1:47.64 + 1.89
9 11 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 1:48.45 + 2.60
10 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 1:48.58 + 2.73
11 12 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 1:48.59 + 2.74
12 20 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 1:48.70 + 2.85
13 9 Switzerland Marc Surer ATS-Ford 1:48.72 + 2.87
14 8 France Alain Prost McLaren-Ford 1:48.75 + 2.90
15 6 Mexico Héctor Rebaque Brabham-Ford 1:48.78 + 2.93
16 2 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:48.86 + 3.01
17 30 West Germany Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 1:48.93 + 3.08
18 31 United States Eddie Cheever Osella-Ford 1:49.06 + 3.21
19 23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 1:49.11 + 3.26
20 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:49.26 + 3.41
21 1 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ferrari 1:49.35 + 3.50
22 4 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Tyrrell-Ford 1:49.51 + 3.66
23 3 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford 1:49.52 + 3.67
24 14 Netherlands Jan Lammers Ensign-Ford 1:50.30 + 4.45
25 50 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan Williams-Ford 1:50.75 + 4.90
26 10 Austria Harald Ertl ATS-Ford 1:53.13 + 7.28
Source:[3]

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Tyre Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford G 45 1:23:59.73 5 9
2 28 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford G 45 +3.19 secs 4 6
3 27 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford G 45 +43.53 secs 1 4
4 5 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford G 45 +44.48 secs 6 3
5 23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo G 45 +1:16.49 secs 19 2
6 2 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari M 45 +1:28.72 secs 16 1
7 11 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford G 45 +1:33.01 secs 9
8 30 West Germany Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford G 45 +1:47.75 sec 17
9 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford G 44 +1 Lap 10
10 4 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Tyrrell-Ford G 44 +1 Lap 22
11 8 France Alain Prost McLaren-Ford G 44 +1 Lap 14
12 9 Switzerland Marc Surer ATS-Ford G 44 +1 Lap 13
13 1 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ferrari M 44 +1 Lap 21
14 14 Netherlands Jan Lammers Ensign-Ford G 44 +1 Lap 24
15 3 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford G 44 +1 Lap 23
16 12 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford G 43 Wheel Bearing 11
Ret 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford G 39 Engine 20
Ret 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault M 27 Engine 2
Ret 16 France René Arnoux Renault M 26 Engine 3
Ret 31 United States Eddie Cheever Osella-Ford G 23 Gearbox 18
Ret 25 France Didier Pironi Ligier-Ford G 18 Transmission 7
Ret 20 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford G 18 Brakes 12
Ret 21 Finland Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi-Ford G 8 Wheel Bearing 8
Ret 6 Mexico Héctor Rebaque Brabham-Ford G 4 Gearbox 15
DNQ 50 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan Williams-Ford G
DNQ 10 Austria Harald Ertl ATS-Ford G
Source:[4][5]

Championship standings after the race

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

References

  1. ^ "1980 German Grand Prix | Motorsport Database".
  2. ^ "1980 German Grand Prix Entry list".
  3. ^ "1980 German Grand Prix | Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motor Sport Magazine. 12 June 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "1980 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "1980 German Grand Prix - Race Results & History - GP Archive". GPArchive.com. 10 August 1980. Retrieved 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Germany 1980 - Championship". statsf1.com. Retrieved 2019.

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