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  • US Grand Prix
  • Jones ends season in winning style
  • October 5, 1980: Alan Jones, who had secured the title a week earlier in Canada, polished off the season in fitting style with victory at Watkins Glen, his fifth of the season - sixth if the discounted Spanish Grand Prix was included

  • Italian Grand Prix
  • Piquet assumes championship lead with victory
  • September 14, 1980: Nelson Piquet won the Italian Grand Prix, which took place at Imola rather than the usual Monza circuit, and in so doing overtook Alan Jones in the drivers' championship

  • Dutch Grand Prix
  • Piquet narrows the gap
  • August 31, 1980: The battle between Alan Jones (Williams) and Nelson Piquet (Brabham) for the world championshop closed to two points when Piquet won the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort

  • Austrian Grand Prix
  • Jabouille holds off Jones
  • August 17, 1980: Jean-Pierre Jabouille, who had not finished in any of the previous nine rounds, won the Austrian Grand Prix, holding off the determined championship leader Alan Jones and his Williams team-mate Carlos Reutemann

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