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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 6.823-kilometre circuit for a total race distance of 307 kilometres.

1980 German Grand Prix
Race 9 of 14 in the 1980 Formula One season
Hockenheim in 1980
Hockenheim in 1980
Race details
Date August 10, 1980
Official name XLII Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, West Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 6.789 km (4.218 mi)
Distance 45 laps, 305.505 km (189.81 mi)
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

The race was won by Jacques Laffite driving a Ligier JS11/15. The win was Laffite's fourth Formula One Grand Prix victory and his first in over a year having previously won the 1979 Brazilian Grand Prix. Laffite won by three seconds over Carlos Reutemann driving a Williams FW07B. Third was Reutemann's Williams Grand Prix Engineering teammate Alan Jones.

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The lead up to the race was saddened by the death of Alfa Romeo driver Patrick Depailler. The two-time Grand Prix winner was killed when his Alfa Romeo 179 crashed at the Hockenheim in pre-event testing.

In qualifying, Jones managed to beat Renault RE20 driver Jean-Pierre Jabouille to the pole by four-hundredths of a second. Both drivers averaged 231 km/h (143.5 mph) around the circuit. They were followed by René Arnoux in the other Renault, Jones's Argentine teammate Carlos Reutemann, French driver Jacques Laffite, Brazilian Nelson Piquet (Brabham BT49), Frenchman Didier Pironi (Ligier JS11/15), and Finn Keke Rosberg in a Fittipaldi F8.

The very high speed Hockenheimring favored more powerful turbocharged engines, and was expected to be a Renault circuit. Jean-Pierre Jabouille led early with Arnoux third behind Jones. Both engines in the Renault RE20s failed within a lap of each other leaving Jones to lead until he stopped after he punctured a tyre after the second chicane, dropping behind Laffite and Reutemann.

Nelson Piquet finished fourth in his Brabham BT49 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 312T5. In his 100th race start, West German driver Jochen Mass finished eighth in his Arrows A3, behind Mario Andretti (Lotus 81).

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 down on Jones. The Renault drivers had faded and Ferrari drivers were completely out of the picture. Williams' lead over Ligier in the Constructors' Championship was now 19 points, with the rest over 30 points behind.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

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

RaceEdit

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

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1980 German Grand Prix | Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motor Sport Magazine. 2017-06-12. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  2. ^ "1980 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Germany 1980 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
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