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Formula 1

Formula 1 (Non-championship)

1978 BRDC International Trophy

This would be Keke's first victory in a F1 car in only his second ever Formula One race. The race was run in torrential rain with many of the original 17 cars retiring with accidents. This was the last BRDC International Trophy to be held using non-championship Formula One rules. 

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Formula 1

1978 F1 World Championship

The points system used for the championship was as follows: 9-6-4-3-2-1 for the top 6 drivers in each race.

 

For his debut F1 season Keke would begin with the Theodore team but after they scrapped their unreliable car he moved to ATS for 3 races. He would return to Theodore after they acquired Wolf chassis' but he would again return to ATS after these were also uncompetitive.

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Formula 1

1979 F1 World Championship

The points system used for the championship was as follows: 9-6-4-3-2-1 for the top 6 drivers in each race. Wolf Racing ran only a single car for the 1979 season with James Hunt completing rounds 1 to 7. Keke scored no points in the 1979 season, largely due to poor reliability.

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Formula 1 (Non-championship)

1979 Dino Ferrari Grand Prix

This event was held in order for the Imola circuit to qualify for the F1 World Championship for the 1980 season, as an alternating host of the Italian Grand Prix with Monza. After hosting the 1980 Italian Grand Prix, Imola was given its own race in 1981. A total of 15 cars took part in the 1979 race.

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Formula 1

1980 F1 World Championship

The points system used for the championship was as follows: 9-6-4-3-2-1 for the top 6 drivers in each race. The teammate at Fittipaldi was Emerson Fittipaldi for 1980. This was a strong year despite an inconsistent and generally slow car with Keke's scoring his first championship podium.

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* started 23rd

Final Standings

Formula 1 (Non-championship)

1980 Spanish Grand Prix 

This non-championship race was scheduled to be part of the 1980 F1 World Championship, but following the running of the race it was announced that points would not be awarded, This was due to the manufacturer teams of Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Renault taking part in the race due to issues regarding the FISA–FOCA war.

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Formula Libre (Non-championship)

1981 South African Grand Prix

The race was originally scheduled to be the opening round of the 1981 F1 World Championship, but was instead run as a Formula Libre race due to the ongoing war between FISA and FOCA. All 19 cars of the FOCA teams attended but the FISA teams including Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Ligier and Renault failed to appear. As the event was under Formula Libre regulations the teams present ran illegal sliding side skirts and aerodynamic devices.

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Formula 1

1981 F1 World Championship

The points system used for the championship was as follows: 9-6-4-3-2-1 for the top 6 drivers in each race. The teammate at Fittipaldi was Chico Serra for 1981. This was third season where Keke scored no points, largely due to poor reliability and a slow car.

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* Withdrawn - not enough engines

Final Standings

Formula 1

1982 F1 World Championship

The points system used for the championship was as follows: 9-6-4-3-2-1 for the top 6 drivers in each race. The teammates at Williams were Carlos Reutemann, Mario Andretti and Derek Daly for 1982. Read more about this season on the 1982 Season and 1982 Rivals pages.

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* Held as Swiss Grand Prix

Final Standings

Formula 1

1983 F1 World Championship

The points system used for the championship was as follows: 9-6-4-3-2-1 for the top 6 drivers in each race. The main teammate at Williams was Jacques Laffite for 1983. Without a turbo engine for the first 14 rounds the car was slow, but Keke was still able to take the last DFV win and pole in F1.

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Formula 1 (Non-championship)

1983 Race of Champions

This was the last non-championship Formula One race ever held. Only 13 drivers took part but the grid did consist of René Arnoux for Ferrari, Alan Jones for Arrows, John Watson for McLaren, Danny Sullivan for Tyrrell and Nigel Mansell for Lotus.

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Formula 1

1984 F1 World Championship

The points system used for the championship was as follows: 9-6-4-3-2-1 for the top 6 drivers in each race. The teammate at Williams was Jacques Laffite for 1984. This was a frustrating year with reliability issues in 10 of the 16 races, despite this Keke still won a race.

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Formula 1

1985 F1 World Championship

The points system used for the championship was as follows: 9-6-4-3-2-1 for the top 6 drivers in each race. The teammate at Williams was Nigel Mansell for 1985. This was a strong year scoring two victories, two poles and finishing third in the championship despite failing to finish seven races.

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* Held as European Grand Prix

Final Standings

Formula 1

1986 F1 World Championship

The points system used for the championship was as follows: 9-6-4-3-2-1 for the top 6 drivers in each race. The teammate at McLaren was Alain Prost for 1986. Only the best eleven results counted towards each driver's championship total.

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