1980 South Africa Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Kyalami circuit. Full information

1980 South Africa Grand Prix poster

1980 South Africa Grand Prix poster

1980 South Africa Grand Prix

1980 South Africa Grand Prix is 331st Formula 1 race. Passed at the Kyalami circuit. Jean-Pierre Jabouille won the pole position, René Arnoux won this race. Jacques Laffite and Didier Pironi also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 78 laps (320 km).

Previous race: 1980 Brazil Grand Prix
Next race: 1980 USA West Grand Prix
Race Start: 1st March 1980

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1980 South Africa Grand Prix

3rd victory for the Renault team
2nd victory for the René Arnoux
5th podium for the René Arnoux
15th podium for the Jacques Laffite
3rd podium for the Didier Pironi

René Arnoux - Winner of the 1980 South Africa Grand Prix

René Arnoux - Winner of the 1980 South Africa Grand Prix

1980 South Africa Grand Prix

1980 South Africa Grand Prix

Renault RE20 - 1980 South Africa Grand Prix winner

Renault RE20 #16 - 1980 South Africa Grand Prix winner

1980 South Africa Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 René Arnoux Renault RE20, #16 9.00  1h 36m 52.54s  ( 198.262 km/h ) 78 Equipe Renault Elf
2 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS11/15, #26 6.00  1h 37m 26.61s  ( +34.07s ) 78 Equipe Ligier Gitanes
3 Didier Pironi Ligier JS11/15, #25 4.00  1h 37m 45.03s  ( +52.49s ) 78 Equipe Ligier Gitanes
4 Nelson Piquet Brabham BT49, #5 3.00  1h 37m 53.56s  ( +1m 01.02s ) 78 Parmalat Racing Team
5 Carlos Reutemann Williams FW07B, #28 2.00   77 Albilad-Williams Racing Team
6 Jochen Mass Arrows A3, #30 1.00   77 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
7 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 010, #3 0   77 Candy Tyrrell Team
8 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi F7, #20 0   77 Skol Fittipaldi Team
9 Clay Regazzoni Ensign N180, #14 0   77 Unipart Racing Team
10 Ricardo Zunino Brabham BT49, #6 0   77 Parmalat Racing Team
11 John Watson McLaren M29, #7 0   76 Marlboro Team McLaren
12 Mario Andretti Lotus 81, #11 0   76 Team Essex Lotus
13 Geoff Lees Shadow DN11, #17 0  Accident 70 Shadow Cars
ab Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 179, #23 0  Engine 69 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
ab Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RE20, #15 0  Puncture 61 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Derek Daly Tyrrell 010, #4 0  Puncture 61 Candy Tyrrell Team
ab Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi F7, #21 0  Accident 58 Skol Fittipaldi Team
nc Patrick Depailler Alfa Romeo 179, #22 0   53 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
ab Alan Jones Williams FW07B, #27 0  Gearbox 34 Albilad-Williams Racing Team
ab Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T5, #2 0  Transmission 31 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Jody Scheckter Ferrari 312T5, #1 0  Engine 14 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Riccardo Patrese Arrows A3, #29 0  Accident 10 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
ab Eddie Cheever Osella FA1, #31 0  Accident 8 Osella Squadra Corse
ab Elio De Angelis Lotus 81, #12 0  Accident 1 Team Essex Lotus
nq David Kennedy Shadow DN11, #18 0     Shadow Cars
nq Jan Lammers ATS D3, #10 0     Team ATS
nq Marc Surer ATS D4, #9 0  Accident   Team ATS
np Alain Prost McLaren M29, #8 0  Accident   Marlboro Team McLaren

Qualifying Results for the 1980 South Africa Grand Prix on the Kyalami circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RE20, #15 1'10''00 Equipe Renault Elf
2 René Arnoux Renault RE20, #16 1'10''21 Equipe Renault Elf
3 Nelson Piquet Brabham BT49, #5 1'11''87 Parmalat Racing Team
4 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS11/15, #26 1'11''88 Equipe Ligier Gitanes
5 Didier Pironi Ligier JS11/15, #25 1'12''11 Equipe Ligier Gitanes
6 Carlos Reutemann Williams FW07B, #28 1'12''15 Albilad-Williams Racing Team
7 Patrick Depailler Alfa Romeo 179, #22 1'12''16 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
8 Alan Jones Williams FW07B, #27 1'12''23 Albilad-Williams Racing Team
9 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 312T5, #1 1'12''32 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
10 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T5, #2 1'12''38 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
11 Riccardo Patrese Arrows A3, #29 1'12''50 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
12 Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 179, #23 1'12''51 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
13 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 010, #3 1'12''70 Candy Tyrrell Team
14 Elio De Angelis Lotus 81, #12 1'12''74 Team Essex Lotus
15 Mario Andretti Lotus 81, #11 1'12''93 Team Essex Lotus
16 Derek Daly Tyrrell 010, #4 1'13''04 Candy Tyrrell Team
17 Ricardo Zunino Brabham BT49, #6 1'13''05 Parmalat Racing Team
18 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi F7, #20 1'13''23 Skol Fittipaldi Team
19 Jochen Mass Arrows A3, #30 1'13''25 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
20 Clay Regazzoni Ensign N180, #14 1'13''25 Unipart Racing Team
21 John Watson McLaren M29, #7 1'13''61 Marlboro Team McLaren
22 Alain Prost McLaren M29, #8 1'13''76 Marlboro Team McLaren
23 Eddie Cheever Osella FA1, #31 1'13''83 Osella Squadra Corse
24 Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi F7, #21 1'13''84 Skol Fittipaldi Team
25 Geoff Lees Shadow DN11, #17 1'14''46 Shadow Cars
26 Marc Surer ATS D4, #9 1'14''54 Team ATS
27 David Kennedy Shadow DN11, #18 1'15''23 Shadow Cars
28 Jan Lammers ATS D3, #10 1'15''29 Team ATS

List of all cars for the 1980 South Africa Grand Prix on the Kyalami circuit

Tyrrell 010

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

ATS D4

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Arrows A3

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312T5

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Brabham BT49

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M29

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

ATS D3

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 81

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ensign N180

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Renault RE20

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

Shadow DN11

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Fittipaldi F7

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Alfa Romeo 179

Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 3.0

Ligier JS11/15

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW07B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Osella FA1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0