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1980


STATISTICS
Car: FW07B
Engine: Cosworth V8
Drivers: Alan Jones, Carlos Reutemann
GPs contested: 14
Wins: 6
Podiums: 19
Poles: 3
Fastest laps: 5
Constructors’ Championship: 1st, 120 points
Drivers’ Championship: Jones, 1st; Reutemann, 3rd; 

 

Fastest Lap 5
Poles 3
Wins 6
Podiums 19
Car FW07B
Engine Cosworth V8

 

The FW07B is the car to beat. Jones dominates the season en route to winning the world title and he's ably supported by his new team-mate, Carlos Reutemann. The constructors' crown falls to the team as well, leading Frank Williams to comment: “This is the best feeling in the world.” The team takes six victories (5 for Jones, 1 for Reutemann) and 19 podiums during the year, much to the delight of new sponsor Leyland Vehicles.

SEASON HIGHLIGHT

Finishing 1-2 in Montreal, Jones ahead of Reutemann, and clinching the drivers' title as a result.

DID YOU KNOW?

Alan Jones contracts pleurisy prior to the USA GP West, following poor weather at a Silverstone test session and a damp bed in South Africa. He still competes at Long Beach, but crashes out of the race.