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1980 Brazilian GP
1979 South African GP

1980 South African GP

1980 US West GP
1981 South African GP
 XXVI  Nashua South African Grand Prix


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSaturday 1 March 1980
Start time14:00
EventSouth African GP
CircuitKyalami
Event FormatRace of 78 laps
Race3 of 15
Championship race331
Circuit
Laps78
Circuit Perimeter4104 m
Race Distance4104 × 78 = 320.112 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries28
Qualifiers26
Finishers13
Championship Debutants
ATS D4 (Car Model),    Tyrrell 010 (Car Model)
MilestonesKeke Rosberg - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most 17th Place QualificationsBrabham (32)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (374),
2. Most 11th Place FinishesJohn Watson (9),
3. Most Race EntriesLotus (867),
4. Most 9th Place QualificationsFerrari (41),
5. Most 14th Place QualificationsLotus (36)

Championships
1 RenÚ Arnoux 18 
up
2 Alan Jones 13 
down
3 NÚlson Piquet 9 
same
4 Didier Pironi 7 
up
5 Elio de Angelis 6 
down
 Jacques Laffite 6 
up
7 Keke Rosberg 4 
down
8 Derek Daly 3 
down
9 Alain Prost 3 
down
10 Bruno Giacomelli 2 
down
 Carlos Reutemann 2 
up
12 Riccardo Patrese 1 
down
 Jochen Mass 1 
up
1 Renault / Renault 18 
up
2 Williams / Ford 15 
down
3 Ligier / Ford 13 
up
4 Brabham / Ford 9 
down
5 Lotus / Ford 6 
down
6 Fittipaldi / Ford 4 
down
7 Tyrrell / Ford 3 
down
8 McLaren / Ford 3 
same
9 Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo 2 
same
10 Arrows / Ford 2 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 16Car 15Car 16
EntrantEquipe Renault ElfEquipe Renault ElfEquipe Renault Elf
DriverRenÚ ArnouxJean-Pierre JabouilleRenÚ Arnoux
CarRenault RE20Renault RE20Renault RE20
EngineRenault 1.5 V6TRenault 1.5 V6TRenault 1.5 V6T
Time1:36'52.541'10.001'13.15
Speed198.262 km/h211.063 km/h201.974 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led