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1980 Dutch Grand Prix

The 1980 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 31 August 1980 at the Circuit Zandvoort in the Netherlands. It was the eleventh race of the 1980 Formula One season. The race was the 29th Dutch Grand Prix. The race was held over 72 laps of the 4.252-kilometre circuit for a total race distance of 306 kilometres.

1980 Dutch Grand Prix
Race 11 of 14 in the 1980 Formula One season
The Zandvoort Circuit (1980–1989)
The Zandvoort Circuit (1980–1989)
Race details
Date August 31, 1980
Official name XXVII Grote Prijs van Nederland
Location Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.252 km (2.642 mi)
Distance 72 laps, 306.144 km (190.229 mi)
Weather Sunny, Mild, Dry
Pole position
Driver Renault
Time 1:17.44
Fastest lap
Driver France René Arnoux Renault
Time 1:19.35 on lap 67
Podium
First Brabham-Ford
Second Renault
Third Ligier-Ford
Drivers battling at the start behind the head of the race

The race was won by Brazilian driver, Nelson Piquet driving a Brabham BT49. The win was Piquet's second Formula One Grand Prix victory having taken his first win earlier the same year at the 1980 United States Grand Prix West. The win confirmed Piquet as being the major threat to Alan Jones' charge to the world championship crown. Piquet won by twelve seconds over French driver René Arnoux driving a Renault RE20. Less than half a second behind in third was another French driver Jacques Laffite (Ligier JS11/15).

The circuit had been altered for the second time in as many years with the back straight chicane tightened significantly. There were several new combinations. Alfa Romeo entered a second car, a replacement after Patrick Depailler's death a month earlier, for Italian veteran Vittorio Brambilla. Geoff Lees was entered in a second Ensign N180 and Jochen Mass returned from injury in an Arrows A3. Mass' return proved to be premature and he pulled out of the meeting. Tyrrell Racing test driver Mike Thackwell stepped into the car but failed in his attempt to be the youngest ever Formula One race starter.

Jones won the start from the second row of the grid to lead early until he pitted with damaged skirts. Laffite soon took the lead from Arnoux before both were picked-off by Piquet. Late in the race Arnoux regained second place. Behind Laffite, the second Williams FW07B of Carlos Reutemann finished fourth ahead of Jean-Pierre Jarier (driving his 100th Grand Prix) in the surviving Tyrrell 010 after Derek Daly had crashed earlier after brake failure. Young rookie Alain Prost claimed the final point debuting the new McLaren M30, while in seventh Gilles Villeneuve had given one of Ferrari's few 1980 highlights, running as high as third before his tyres went off.

Jones was three laps down in eleventh, his championship now in real danger as Piquet had closed to within two points. Reutemann now led the battle for third by a point over Laffite and three over Arnoux. Williams now had one hand firmly on the constructors' trophy, leading Ligier by 25 points and Brabham by 35 with Piquet's teammates providing virtually no support to the constructor's tally.

ClassificationEdit

 
Dutch driver Jan Lammers failed to qualify to the race
 
Guardrail filled with old car tires at the Tarzan curve

QualifyingEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Time Gap
1 16   René Arnoux Renault 1:17.44 -
2 15   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 1:17.74 + 0.30
3 28   Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 1:17.81 + 0.37
4 27   Alan Jones Williams-Ford 1:17.82 + 0.38
5 5   Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford 1:17.85 + 0.41
6 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 1:18.15 + 0.71
7 2   Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:18.40 + 0.96
8 23   Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 1:18.52 + 1.08
9 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:18.53 + 1.09
10 11   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 1:18.60 + 1.16
11 12   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 1:18.74 + 1.30
12 1   Jody Scheckter Ferrari 1:18.87 + 1.43
13 6   Héctor Rebaque Brabham-Ford 1:18.89 + 1.45
14 29   Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 1:18.90 + 1.46
15 25   Didier Pironi Ligier-Ford 1:18.94 + 1.50
16 43   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 1:18.97 + 1.53
17 3   Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford 1:18.98 + 1.54
18 8   Alain Prost McLaren-Ford 1:19.07 + 1.63
19 31   Eddie Cheever Osella-Ford 1:19.38 + 1.94
20 9   Marc Surer ATS-Ford 1:19.44 + 2.00
21 20   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 1:19.57 + 2.13
22 22   Vittorio Brambilla Alfa Romeo 1:19.60 + 2.16
23 4   Derek Daly Tyrrell-Ford 1:19.68 + 2.24
24 41   Geoff Lees Ensign-Ford 1:19.72 + 2.28
25 50   Rupert Keegan RAM-Ford 1:19.96 + 2.52
26 14   Jan Lammers Ensign-Ford 1:20.11 + 2.67
27 30   Mike Thackwell Arrows-Ford 1:20.22 + 2.78
28 21   Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi-Ford 1:20.33 + 2.89
Source:[1]

RaceEdit

 
Arnoux leads the battle for fourth position, at about half distance
Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford 72 1:38:13.83 5 9
2 16   René Arnoux Renault 72 +12.93 secs 1 6
3 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 72 +13.43 secs 6 4
4 28   Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 72 +15.29 secs 3 3
5 3   Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford 72 +1:00.02 secs 17 2
6 8   Alain Prost McLaren-Ford 72 +1:22.62 secs 18 1
7 2   Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 71 +1 Lap 7
8 11   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 70 Out of Fuel 10
9 1   Jody Scheckter Ferrari 70 +2 Laps 12
10 9   Marc Surer ATS-Ford 69 +3 Laps 20
11 27   Alan Jones Williams-Ford 69 +3 Laps 4
Ret 4   Derek Daly Tyrrell-Ford 60 Brakes 23
Ret 23   Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 58 Accident 8
Ret 31   Eddie Cheever Osella-Ford 38 Engine 19
Ret 29   Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 29 Engine 14
Ret 15   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 23 Handling 2
Ret 22   Vittorio Brambilla Alfa Romeo 21 Accident 22
Ret 41   Geoff Lees Ensign-Ford 21 Accident 24
Ret 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 18 Engine 9
Ret 20   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 16 Brakes 21
Ret 43   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 15 Brakes 16
Ret 12   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 2 Accident 11
Ret 25   Didier Pironi Ligier-Ford 2 Accident 15
Ret 6   Héctor Rebaque Brabham-Ford 1 Gearbox 13
DNQ 50   Rupert Keegan Williams-Ford
DNQ 14   Jan Lammers Ensign-Ford
DNQ 30   Mike Thackwell Arrows-Ford
DNQ 21   Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi-Ford
Wth 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 Dutch Grand Prix | Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motor Sport Magazine. 2017-06-12. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  2. ^ "1980 Dutch Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Netherlands 1980 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 15 March 2019.


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