1980 USA West Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Long Beach circuit. Full information

1980 USA West Grand Prix poster

1980 USA West Grand Prix poster

1980 USA West Grand Prix

1980 USA West Grand Prix is 332nd Formula 1 race. Passed at the Long Beach circuit. Nelson Piquet won the pole position and this race. Riccardo Patrese and Emerson Fittipaldi also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 80 laps (262 km).

Previous race: 1980 South Africa Grand Prix
Next race: 1980 Belgium Grand Prix
Race Start: 30th March 1980

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1980 USA West Grand Prix

21st victory for the Brabham team
1st victory for the Nelson Piquet
2nd podium for the Nelson Piquet
2nd podium for the Riccardo Patrese
35th podium for the Emerson Fittipaldi

Nelson Piquet - Winner of the 1980 USA West Grand Prix

Nelson Piquet - Winner of the 1980 USA West Grand Prix

1980 USA West Grand Prix

1980 USA West Grand Prix

Brabham BT49 - 1980 USA West Grand Prix winner

Brabham BT49 #5 - 1980 USA West Grand Prix winner

1980 USA West Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Nelson Piquet Brabham BT49, #5 9.00  1h 50m 18.550s  ( 142.348 km/h ) 80 Parmalat Racing Team
2 Riccardo Patrese Arrows A3, #29 6.00  1h 51m 07.762s  ( +49.212s ) 80 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
3 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi F7, #20 4.00  1h 51m 37.113s  ( +1m 18.563s ) 80 Skol Fittipaldi Team
4 John Watson McLaren M29, #7 3.00   79 Marlboro Team McLaren
5 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 312T5, #1 2.00   79 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
6 Didier Pironi Ligier JS11/15, #25 1.00   79 Equipe Ligier Gitanes
7 Jochen Mass Arrows A3, #30 0   79 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
8 Derek Daly Tyrrell 010, #4 0   79 Candy Tyrrell Team
9 René Arnoux Renault RE20, #16 0   78 Equipe Renault Elf
10 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RE20, #15 0   71 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi F7, #21 0  Overheating 58 Skol Fittipaldi Team
ab Clay Regazzoni Ensign N180, #14 0  Accident 50 Unipart Racing Team
ab Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 179, #23 0  Collision 49 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
ab Alan Jones Williams FW07B, #27 0  Collision 47 Albilad-Williams Racing Team
ab Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T5, #2 0  Transmission 46 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Patrick Depailler Alfa Romeo 179, #22 0  Suspension 40 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
ab Jacques Laffite Ligier JS11/15, #26 0  Puncture 36 Equipe Ligier Gitanes
ab Eddie Cheever Osella FA1, #31 0  Transmission 11 Osella Squadra Corse
ab Elio De Angelis Lotus 81, #12 0  Collision 3 Team Essex Lotus
ab Carlos Reutemann Williams FW07B, #28 0  Transmission 3 Albilad-Williams Racing Team
ab Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 010, #3 0  Collision 3 Candy Tyrrell Team
nq Geoff Lees Shadow DN11, #17 0  Driver ill   Shadow Cars
nq David Kennedy Shadow DN11, #18 0     Shadow Cars
ab Mario Andretti Lotus 81, #11 0  Collision 0 Team Essex Lotus
f Marc Surer ATS D4, #10 0  Injury   Team ATS
ab Jan Lammers ATS D4, #9 0  Transmission 0 Team ATS
nq Stephen South McLaren M29, #8 0     Marlboro Team McLaren
ab Ricardo Zunino Brabham BT49, #6 0  Collision 0 Parmalat Racing Team

Qualifying Results for the 1980 USA West Grand Prix on the Long Beach circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Nelson Piquet Brabham BT49, #5 1'17''694 Parmalat Racing Team
2 René Arnoux Renault RE20, #16 1'18''689 Equipe Renault Elf
3 Patrick Depailler Alfa Romeo 179, #22 1'18''719 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
4 Jan Lammers ATS D4, #9 1'18''783 Team ATS
5 Alan Jones Williams FW07B, #27 1'18''819 Albilad-Williams Racing Team
6 Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 179, #23 1'18''924 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
7 Carlos Reutemann Williams FW07B, #28 1'18''964 Albilad-Williams Racing Team
8 Riccardo Patrese Arrows A3, #29 1'19''071 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
9 Didier Pironi Ligier JS11/15, #25 1'19''276 Equipe Ligier Gitanes
10 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T5, #2 1'19''285 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
11 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault RE20, #15 1'19''316 Equipe Renault Elf
12 Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell 010, #3 1'19''318 Candy Tyrrell Team
13 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS11/15, #26 1'19''455 Equipe Ligier Gitanes
14 Derek Daly Tyrrell 010, #4 1'19''744 Candy Tyrrell Team
15 Mario Andretti Lotus 81, #11 1'19''763 Team Essex Lotus
16 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 312T5, #1 1'20''151 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
17 Jochen Mass Arrows A3, #30 1'20''410 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team
18 Ricardo Zunino Brabham BT49, #6 1'20''419 Parmalat Racing Team
19 Eddie Cheever Osella FA1, #31 1'20''808 Osella Squadra Corse
20 Elio De Angelis Lotus 81, #12 1'20''830 Team Essex Lotus
21 John Watson McLaren M29, #7 1'20''868 Marlboro Team McLaren
22 Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi F7, #21 1'20''911 Skol Fittipaldi Team
23 Clay Regazzoni Ensign N180, #14 1'20''984 Unipart Racing Team
24 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi F7, #20 1'21''350 Skol Fittipaldi Team
25 David Kennedy Shadow DN11, #18 1'21''523 Shadow Cars
26 Geoff Lees Shadow DN11, #17 1'23''486 Shadow Cars
27 Stephen South McLaren M29, #8 1'24''121 Marlboro Team McLaren
0 Marc Surer ATS D4, #10 0 Team ATS

List of all cars for the 1980 USA West Grand Prix on the Long Beach 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

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