Formula 1 1980 Argentine Grand Prix

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1980-01-13
1
Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez
Alan Jones
Alan Jones

The 1980 Argentine Grand Prix was won by Alan Jones of Williams.

The race in Argentina was round 1 of 14 of the 1980 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 53 1:43:24.38 9
2 53 +24.59 6
3 53 +1:18.64 4
4 53 +1:23.48 3
5 52 +1 Lap 2
6 52 +1 Lap 1
7 51 +2 Laps 0
46 Engine 0
45 Engine 0
44 Not classified 0
37 Not classified 0
36 Accident 0
30 Engine 0
27 Heat shield fire 0
27 Engine 0
20 Gearbox 0
20 Fuel system 0
12 Engine 0
7 Suspension 0
5 Gearbox 0
3 Gearbox 0
2 Suspension 0
1 Engine 0
1 Collision 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Did not qualify 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Alan Jones Williams
2 Jacques Laffite Ligier
3 Didier Pironi Ligier
4 Nelson Piquet Brabham
5 Elio de Angelis Team Lotus
6 Mario Andretti Team Lotus
7 Riccardo Patrese Arrows
8 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari
9 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault
10 Carlos Reutemann Williams
11 Jody Scheckter Ferrari
12 Alain Prost McLaren
13 Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi
14 Jochen Mass Arrows
15 Clay Regazzoni Ensign
16 Ricardo Zunino Brabham
17 John Watson McLaren
18 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell
19 René Arnoux Renault
20 Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo
21 Marc Surer ATS
22 Derek Daly Tyrrell
23 Patrick Depailler Alfa Romeo
24 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi

1980 Argentine Grand Prix

The 1980 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 13 January 1980 at the Autodromo Municipal Ciudad de Buenos Aires in Argentina. It was the opening round of the 1980 Formula One season. The race was the 16th Argentine Grand Prix and the sixth to be held on the #15 variation of the Buenos Aires circuit. The race was held over 53 laps of the 5.81-kilometre (3.61 mi) circuit for a total race distance of 308 kilometres (191 mi).

The race was won by Australian driver Alan Jones driving a Williams FW07. It was Jones' sixth World Championship victory. Jones won by 24 seconds over Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet driving a Brabham BT49. It was a prelude of the season to come, as Jones and Piquet would fight out the 1980 season. Another future world champion, Finnish driver Keke Rosberg, finished third driving a Fittipaldi F7.

This race was additionally notable for the drivers threatening to boycott the event because of the appalling state of the track, which was breaking up in many spots in the infield thanks to the intense heat of an South American summer, the immense grip of the aerodynamic suction created by the ground effect technology and the cars' tyres; and a battle between Gilles Villeneuve (Ferrari 312T5), Alan Jones, Jacques Laffite (Ligier JS11/15) and Nelson Piquet, made even more exciting due to the break-up of the track surface. Piquet finished second, Laffite retired with a blown engine and Villeneuve crashed going through the fast Toboggan complex due to a front suspension failure, although this was most likely exacerbated by a number of times he went off the very slippery track onto the sometimes bumpy and grassy run off area of the Buenos Aires Autodrome. Keke Rosberg scored his first ever podium, and future world champion Alain Prost (McLaren M29) scored a point on his Formula One début.


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