1980 Monaco Grand Prix

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The 1980 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monaco on May 18, 1980. It was the sixth round of the 1980 Formula One season. The race was the 38th Monaco Grand Prix. The race was held over 76 laps of the 3.34-kilometre circuit for a total race distance of 254 kilometres.

It was won by Carlos Reutemann driving a Williams FW07B. The win was Reutermann's tenth Formula One victory and his first since the 1978 United States Grand Prix. He also became the fifth winner in six races of the 1980 season. Reutemann won by 1 minute and 13 seconds over French driver Jacques Laffite driving Ligier JS11/15. Third was Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet driving a Brabham BT49. Piquet's third place moved him past René Arnoux and Alan Jones into the lead of the world championship for the first time.

The race however is remembered for a memorable and spectacular crash at the start of the race when Derek Daly collided with Bruno Giacomelli's Alfa Romeo 179, which sent Daly's Tyrrell 010 flying over Giacomelli and landing between teammate Jean-Pierre Jarier and Alain Prost's McLaren M29. All four drivers were out on the spot, but none suffered any serious injury. Jan Lammers also collected damage in his ATS D4 but was able to continue. The accident was particularly disappointing for McLaren after John Watson failed to qualify for Monaco's shortened 20 car grid.

Fourth was West German driver Jochen Mass driving an Arrows A3 one lap down on Reutemann ahead of Canadian Gilles Villeneuve in a Ferrari 312T5. A further lap down in sixth was dual-World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi in a Fittipaldi F7. For Mass and Fittipaldi it would be last world championship points they would collect.

Reutemann's win put Williams in the lead of the constructor's points race by five points over Ligier.


Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 28 Template:Flagicon Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 76 1:55:34.365 2 9
2 26 Template:Flagicon Jacques Laffite Ligier-Ford 76 +1:13.629 5 6
3 5 Template:Flagicon Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford 76 +1:17.726 4 4
4 30 Template:Flagicon Jochen Mass Arrows-Ford 75 +1 Lap 15 3
5 2 Template:Flagicon Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 75 +1 Lap 6 2
6 20 Template:Flagicon Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 74 +2 Laps 18 1
7 11 Template:Flagicon Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 73 +3 Laps 19
8 29 Template:Flagicon Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 73 +3 Laps 11
9 12 Template:Flagicon Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 68 Accident 14
NC 9 Template:Flagicon Jan Lammers ATS-Ford 64 Not Classified 13
Ret 25 Template:Flagicon Didier Pironi Ligier-Ford 54 Accident 1
Ret 16 Template:Flagicon René Arnoux Renault 53 Accident 20
Ret 22 Template:Flagicon Patrick Depailler Alfa Romeo 50 Engine 7
Ret 1 Template:Flagicon Jody Scheckter Ferrari 27 Handling 17
Ret 15 Template:Flagicon Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 25 Gearbox 16
Ret 27 Template:Flagicon Alan Jones Williams-Ford 24 Differential 3
Ret 23 Template:Flagicon Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 0 Collision 8
Ret 3 Template:Flagicon Jean-Pierre Jarier Tyrrell-Ford 0 Collision 9
Ret 8 Template:Flagicon Alain Prost McLaren-Ford 0 Collision 10
Ret 4 Template:Flagicon Derek Daly Tyrrell-Ford 0 Collision 12
DNQ 7 Template:Flagicon John Watson McLaren-Ford
DNQ 31 Template:Flagicon Eddie Cheever Osella-Ford
DNQ 17 Template:Flagicon Geoff Lees Shadow-Ford
DNQ 21 Template:Flagicon Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi-Ford
DNQ 6 Template:Flagicon Ricardo Zunino Brabham-Ford
DNQ 14 Template:Flagicon Tiff Needell Ensign-Ford
DNQ 18 Template:Flagicon Dave Kennedy Shadow-Ford

Standings after the race

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Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Template:Flagicon Nelson Piquet 22
2 Template:Flagicon René Arnoux 21
3 Template:Flagicon Alan Jones 19
4 Template:Flagicon Didier Pironi 17
5 Template:Flagicon Carlos Reutemann 15


Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Template:Flagicon Williams-Ford 34
2 Template:Flagicon Ligier-Ford 29
3 Template:Flagicon Brabham-Ford 22
4 Template:Flagicon Renault 21
5 Template:Flagicon Arrows-Ford 11


  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

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