Formula 1 1980 Austrian Grand Prix

data

1980-08-17
10
A1-Ring
Jean-Pierre Jabouille
René Arnoux

The 1980 Austrian Grand Prix was won by Jean-Pierre Jabouille of Renault. Alan Jones was a very close second.
Despite being on pole position in Austria, René Arnoux could not convert this into a win.

The race in Austria was round 10 of 14 of the 1980 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 54 1:26:15.73 9
2 54 +0.82 6
3 54 +19.36 4
4 54 +42.02 3
5 54 +1:02.81 2
6 54 +1:02.81 1
7 54 +1:33.41 0
8 53 +1 Lap 0
9 53 +1 Lap 0
10 53 +1 Lap 0
11 53 +1 Lap 0
12 53 +1 Lap 0
13 53 +1 Lap 0
14 53 +1 Lap 0
15 52 +2 Laps 0
16 52 +2 Laps 0
40 Engine 0
34 Engine 0
28 Wheel 0
25 Electrical 0
25 Handling 0
23 Wheel bearing 0
12 Brakes 0
6 Engine 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Did not qualify 0

grid

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

1980 Austrian Grand Prix

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.

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.


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