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. This was his 2nd victory. 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

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 - 1980 South Africa Grand Prix winner

1980 South Africa Grand Prix results

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

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

Shadow DN11

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 81

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT49

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

ATS D4

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW07B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Fittipaldi F7

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ensign N180

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M29

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Arrows A3

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Osella FA1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Alfa Romeo 179

Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 3.0

Renault RE20

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

ATS D3

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312T5

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Tyrrell 010

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS11/15

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0