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The 1980 Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 17 August 1980 at the Österreichring circuit in Austria. It was the tenth race of the 1980 Formula One season. The race was the 13th Austrian Grand Prix and the eleventh to be held at the Österreichring. The race was held over 54 laps of the 5.942-kilometre circuit for a total race distance of 321 kilometres.

1980 Austrian Grand Prix
Race 10 of 14 in the 1980 Formula One season
The Österreichring Circuit (1977-1995)
The Österreichring Circuit (1977-1995)
Race details
Date 17 August 1980
Official name XIII Großer Preis von Osterreich
Location Österreichring, Spielberg, Austria
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.942 km (3.692 mi)
Distance 54 laps, 320.868 km (199.378 mi)
Weather Mild, Dry
Pole position
Driver Renault
Time 1:30.27
Fastest lap
Driver France René Arnoux Renault
Time 1:32.53 on lap 50
Podium
First Renault
Second Williams-Ford
Third Williams-Ford

The race was won by French driver, Jean-Pierre Jabouille driving a Renault RE20. The win was Jabouille's second and last Formula One Grand Prix victory. It was also his first points finish in over a year since his previous victory at the 1979 French Grand Prix. It would also be the last points finish of his career. Jabouille won by eight-tenths of a second over Australian driver Alan Jones driving a Williams FW07B. Third was Jones' Williams Grand Prix Engineering team mate, Argentinian driver Carlos Reutemann.

At the high-altitude circuit the turbocharged Renaults dominated qualifying, with René Arnoux securing pole over Jabouille but Jones won the start, leading until Arnoux took over on lap 3. Arnoux pitted for tyres on lap 21 handing Jabouille a lead he only just kept and Jones fell just short as Jabouille limped home on wrecked tyres.

Behind Reutemann, French driver Jacques Laffite was fourth in his Ligier JS11/15 with Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet (Brabham BT49) and Italian driver Elio de Angelis (Lotus 81) completing the points finishers. Team Lotus ran a third car for debutant British driver Nigel Mansell. The future world champion retired with a broken engine after 40 laps and suffering burns after he raced in overalls soaked in fuel after a pre-race incident. West German driver Jochen Mass did not make the start, crashing and rolling his Arrows A3 and injuring himself in practice.

Jones now led Piquet by eleven points, Reutemann by 17 and Laffite by 19. Williams now led Ligier in the constructors' championship by 26 points and Brabham by 41.

Contents

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 16   René Arnoux Renault 1:30.27 -
2 15   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 1:31.48 + 1.21
3 27   Alan Jones Williams-Ford 1:32.95 + 2.68
4 28   Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 1:33.07 + 2.80
5 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 1:33.16 + 2.89
6 25   Didier Pironi Ligier-Ford 1:33.22 + 2.95
7 5   Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford 1:33.39 + 3.12
8 23   Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 1:33.64 + 3.37
9 12   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 1:33.76 + 3.49
10 4   Derek Daly Tyrrell-Ford 1:34.17 + 3.90
11 21   Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi-Ford 1:34.33 + 4.06
12 8   Alain Prost McLaren-Ford 1:34.35 + 4.08
13 3   Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford 1:34.63 + 4.36
14 6   Héctor Rebaque Brabham-Ford 1:34.86 + 4.59
15 2   Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:34.87 + 4.60
16 9   Marc Surer ATS-Ford 1:35.10 + 4.83
17 11   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 1:35.20 + 4.93
18 29   Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 1:35.29 + 5.02
19 31   Eddie Cheever Osella-Ford 1:35.40 + 5.13
20 50   Rupert Keegan Williams-Ford 1:35.53 + 5.26
21 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:35.56 + 5.29
22 1   Jody Scheckter Ferrari 1:35.61 + 5.34
23 20   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 1:35.67 + 5.40
24 43   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 1:35.71 + 5.44
25 14   Jan Lammers Ensign-Ford 1:36.04 + 5.77
Source: [1]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 54 1:26:15.73 2 9
2 27   Alan Jones Williams-Ford 54 +0.82 secs 3 6
3 28   Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 54 +19.36 secs 4 4
4 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 54 +42.02 secs 5 3
5 5   Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford 54 +1:02.81 secs 7 2
6 12   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 54 +1:14.97 secs 9 1
7 8   Alain Prost McLaren-Ford 54 +1:33.41 secs 12  
8 2   Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 53 +1 Lap 15  
9 16   René Arnoux Renault 53 +1 Lap 1  
10 6   Héctor Rebaque Brabham-Ford 53 +1 Lap 14  
11 20   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 53 +1 Lap 23  
12 9   Marc Surer ATS-Ford 53 +1 Lap 16  
13 1   Jody Scheckter Ferrari 53 +1 Lap 22  
14 29   Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 53 +1 Lap 18  
15 50   Rupert Keegan Williams-Ford 52 +2 Laps 20  
16 21   Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi-Ford 52 +2 Laps 11  
Ret 43   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 40 Engine 24  
Ret 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 34 Engine 21  
Ret 23   Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 28 Wheel 8  
Ret 25   Didier Pironi Ligier-Ford 25 Handling 6  
Ret 3   Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford 25 Electrical 13  
Ret 31   Eddie Cheever Osella-Ford 23 Wheel Bearing 19  
Ret 4   Derek Daly Tyrrell-Ford 12 Brakes 10  
Ret 11   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 6 Engine 17  
DNQ 14   Jan Lammers Ensign-Ford        
DNQ 30   Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford   Driver Injured    
Source:[2]

Lap leadersEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1980 Austrian Grand Prix | Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motor Sport Magazine. 2017-06-12. Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  2. ^ "1980 Austrian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Austria 1980 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 7 March 2019.


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