• Short Summary

    Motor racing...and Australian Alan Jones took the lead in the drivers' Formula One championship on Sunday (29 June) by winning the French Grand Prix.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXTERIOR: Crowds in main stand at French Grand Prix circuit Le Castellet. (2 shots)
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    2.
    SV PAN: Car 25 French man Didier Pironi in Ligier leaving pits
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    3.
    SV: Frenchman Jacques Laffite driving Ligier in pits
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    4.
    GV: Crowd in stand
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    5.
    GV PAN: Start of race Cars down straight
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    6.
    GV PAN: Car 26 driven by Laffite in lead, followed by car 25 (Pironi) and car 7 Alan Jones Australia (2 shots)
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    7.
    GV: Cars racing around circuit.
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    8.
    GV PAN: Car 28 travelling down a straight
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    9.
    GV PAN: Pironi driving through 'S' bends, followed by Laffite.
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    10.
    GV PAN: Jones followed by Pironi and Laffite
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    11.
    GV PAN: Jones crossing finishing line in first place
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    12.
    SV ZOOM TO SCU: Jones on winner's stand receiving wreath
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    SPORT: MOTOR RACING
    FORMULA ONE CONSTRUCTORS ASSOCIATION
    ANY COMMERCIAL REQUEST TO BE REFERRED TO ALEC WHITT AKER, PRESS AND T.V. OFFICER OF F.O.C.A.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Motor racing...and Australian Alan Jones took the lead in the drivers' Formula One championship on Sunday (29 June) by winning the French Grand Prix. The thirty-three- year old Williams driver was denied nine first place points in Spain earlier this month because the sport's governing body declared the race did not officially count.

    SYNOPSIS: A large crowd turned out for the fifty-four lap race at the Paul Ricand circuit. Frenchman Didier Pironi was a top contender, along with his compatriot Jacques Laffite, who clocked the fastest lap in practice.

    He roared away from the front of the grid and opened up a long lead over Pironi and Jones, and by the mid-way stage, Laffite had been forced to use his team's spare car when his race version suffered gearbox trouble.

    Laffite later developed tyre trouble which slowed his Ligier. Alan Jones had already slipped past Pironi to go into the lead on the thirty-fourth lap.

    Pironi also overhauled Laffite, but made little impression on Jones as the race moved into the closing laps.

    For Jones, who has been racing for near only five years, it was his official third win of the season. If the Spanish race had not been declared void because of a power struggle between the constructors and the International Motor Sport Federation (FISA) he would have a healthy twelve-point lead on his rivals.

    Jones now goes to the next World Championship race at Brands Hatch in England.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA22F3YAUZ7MQXG0LAZTYOB2N5I
    Media URN:
    VLVA22F3YAUZ7MQXG0LAZTYOB2N5I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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