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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

  • Canadian Grand Prix
  • Jones revels in title glory
  • September 28, 1980: Alan Jones won the Canadian Grand Prix and in so doing secured his first and only world championship. The race itself was hardly a classic, more memorable for accidents, breakdowns and a re-start than any outstanding driving skills

  • 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

  • German Grand Prix
  • Laffite ends Jones run
  • August 10, 1980: The domination of Alan Jones was ended by Jacques Laffite's victory in the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim

  • British Grand Prix
  • Jones wins 'home grand prix'
  • July 13, 1980: Alan Jones won the British Grand Prix, his third win in succession even though the one in Spain had been invalidated, to extend his lead over Nelson Piquet in the drivers' championship to six points

  • French Grand Prix
  • Jones follows void Spanish GP victory with win
  • June 29, 1980: Three weeks after his win-that-never-was at the Spanish Grand Prix subsequently declared illegal by the FIA, there was no disputing Alan Jones' victory at the French Grand Prix

  • Spanish Grand Prix
  • Jones wins but FIA declares race illegal
  • June 1, 1980: At Jarama politics and racing collided head on - a confusing weekend ended with a "Formula DFV" race going ahead without Ferrari, Alfa and Renault. Alan Jones' win was not to count for world championship points

  • Monaco Grand Prix
  • Reutemann wins after early pile-up
  • May 18, 1980: Carlos Reutemann won an action-packed and wet Monaco Grand Prix for Williams, a race marked by a spectacular four-car first-corner pile-up

  • Belgian Grand Prix
  • Dominant Pironi takes maiden win at Zolder
  • May 4, 1980: Didier Pironi won the Belgian Grand Prix, the first race of the European season, having led from start to finish at the tight circuit of Zolder

  • Brazilian Grand Prix
  • Arnoux eases to Interlagos victory
  • January 27, 1980: Rene Arnoux, driving a turbocharged Renault, won the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, with Elio de Angelis second for Lotus and new championship favourite Alan Jones back in third

  • Argentine Grand Prix
  • Jones continues where he left off
  • January 13, 1980: Alan Jones, who ended the 1979 championship in blistering form, showed his Williams was the car to beat with victory in the season-opening Argentine Grand Prix

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