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1980 South African Grand Prix


1980 South African Grand Prix


1-DVD (107 Minutes)


This is the complete race, without ANY commentary, only the sound of
Renault Turbos, Ford Cosworths, and Ferrari V12’s screaming away.
This was the raw video feed used for the TV broadcast. Please note that
this DVD is for hard-core F1 collectors and fans only!


The 1980 South African Grand Prix was held at the Kyalami Circuit on March 1, 1980. Alain Prost and
Marc Surer both crashed in separate incidents during qualifying: Prost broke his wrist and Surer
suffered serious injuries to his legs. Neither started the race, with Prost also missing the following
race, and Surer the next three races. Surer’s place was taken by Jan Lammers. Thanks to the
high-altitude of the Kyalami circuit, the turbo-charged Renaults of Jabouille and Arnoux dominated
qualifying, and were almost 2 seconds ahead of the 3rd-placed Nelson Piquet.

The entire podium was occupied by Frenchmen; Rene Arnoux taking 1st in his Renault Turbo,
Jacques Laffite was 2nd and Didier Pironi 3rd, both driving Ligier-Fords (Cosworths).