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1980 South African GP
1979 US West GP

1980 US West GP

1980 International Gold Cup
1980 Belgian GP
1981 US West GP
 VI  Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Event Overview • SessionsEntry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateSunday 30 March 1980
Start time14:00
Event US West GP
Circuit Long Beach
Event FormatRace of 80 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#4 of 14 in 1980
#332 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps80
Circuit Perimeter3251 m
Race Distance3251 × 80 + 1625 = 261.705 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries27
Qualifiers24
Finishers10
DebutantsMcLaren M29C (Car Model)
Milestones NÚlson Piquet – 1st Pole Position (Driver)
 NÚlson Piquet – 1st Win (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most 20th Place Qualifications Lotus (25)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (275),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (407),
3. Most Retirements Lotus (376),
4. Most 5th Place Finishes Ferrari (42),
5. Most Race Entries Lotus (869)

World Championship standings
1  RenÚ Arnoux 18 
2  NÚlson Piquet 18 up
3  Alan Jones 13 up
4  Didier Pironi 8 
5  Riccardo Patrese 7 up
6  Elio de Angelis 6 up
  Jacques Laffite 6 up
8  Emerson Fittipaldi 4 
  Keke Rosberg 4 up
10  Derek Daly 3 up
  John Watson 3 
12  Alain Prost 3 up
13  Bruno Giacomelli 2 up
  Carlos Reutemann 2 up
  Jody Scheckter 2 
16  Jochen Mass 1 up
1  Renault / Renault 18 
2  Brabham / Ford 18 up
3  Williams / Ford 15 up
4  Ligier / Ford 14 up
5  Arrows / Ford 8 up
6  Fittipaldi / Ford 8 
7  Lotus / Ford 6 up
8  McLaren / Ford 6 
9  Tyrrell / Ford 3 up
10  Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo 2 up
  Ferrari / Ferrari 2 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 5Car 5Car 5
EntrantParmalat Racing TeamParmalat Racing TeamParmalat Racing Team
Driver NÚlson Piquet NÚlson Piquet NÚlson Piquet
Car Brabham BT49 Brabham BT49 Brabham BT49
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:50'18.5501'17.6941'19.83
Speed142.348 km/h150.637 km/h146.607 km/h