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1981 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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Index: Races by country | Races by season
The Drivers' Championship was won by Nelson Piquet, who drove for the Brabham team.

The 1981 Formula One season included the 32nd FIA Formula One World Championship season, which commenced on March 15, 1981, and ended on October 17 after fifteen races. Nelson Piquet won the Drivers' Championship, claiming the first of his three Formula One titles. Although not a part of the Championship, the 1981 South African Grand Prix attracted high-calibre drivers and cars and was won by Carlos Reutemann in a Williams.

Contents

Drivers and constructors

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyres No Driver
United Kingdom Albilad Williams Racing Team
United Kingdom TAG Williams Racing Team
Williams FW07C
FW07D
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 M


G

1 Australia Alan Jones
2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann
United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Team Tyrrell 010
011
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 M


A
G

3 United States Eddie Cheever
4 United States Kevin Cogan
Argentina Ricardo Zunino
Italy Michele Alboreto
United Kingdom Parmalat Racing Team Brabham BT49C
BT50
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 M


G

5 Brazil Nelson Piquet
6 Mexico Hector Rebaque
United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren M29F
MP4/1
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 M 7 United Kingdom John Watson
8 Italy Andrea de Cesaris
Germany Team ATS ATS D4
D5
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 A


M

9 Netherlands Jan Lammers
Sweden Slim Borgudd
10
United Kingdom Team Essex Lotus
United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus
Lotus 81B
87
88
88B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 M


G

11 Italy Elio de Angelis
12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
United Kingdom Ensign Racing Ensign N180B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 A


M

14 Switzerland Marc Surer
Colombia Ricardo Londoño
Chile Eliseo Salazar
France Equipe Renault Elf Renault RS20B
RS30
Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 V6T M 15 France Alain Prost
16 France René Arnoux
United Kingdom March Grand Prix Team March 811 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 A


M

17 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly
Chile Eliseo Salazar
18 Chile Eliseo Salazar
Republic of Ireland Derek Daly
Brazil Fittipaldi Automotive Fittipaldi F8C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 M


A
P

20 Finland Keke Rosberg
21 Brazil Chico Serra
Italy Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 179B
179C
179D
Alfa Romeo 1260 3.0 V12 M 22 United States Mario Andretti
23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli
France Equipe Talbot Gitanes Talbot-Ligier JS17 Matra MS81 3.0 V12 M 25 France Jean-Pierre Jarier
France Jean-Pierre Jabouille
France Patrick Tambay
26 France Jacques Laffite
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 126CK Ferrari 021 1.5 V6T M 27 Canada Gilles Villeneuve
28 France Didier Pironi
United Kingdom Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team Arrows A3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 M


P

29 Italy Riccardo Patrese
30 Italy Siegfried Stohr
Canada Jacques Villeneuve
Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1B
FA1C
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 M 31 Argentina Miguel Angel Guerra
Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani
Italy Beppe Gabbiani
32 Italy Beppe Gabbiani
Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani
Italy Giorgio Francia
France Jean-Pierre Jarier
United Kingdom Theodore Racing Team Theodore TY01 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 A


G

33 France Patrick Tambay
Switzerland Marc Surer
United Kingdom Candy Toleman Motorsport Toleman TG181 Hart 415T 1.5 L4T P 35 United Kingdom Brian Henton
36 United Kingdom Derek Warwick

Season review

Round Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 United States United States Grand Prix West March 15 Long Beach Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford Report
2 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix March 29 Jacarepaguá Argentina Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford Report
3 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix April 12 Oscar Gálvez Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford Report
4 San Marino San Marino Grand Prix May 3 Imola Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford Report
5 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix May 17 Zolder Argentina Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford Report
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix May 31 Monaco Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Report
7 Spain Spanish Grand Prix June 21 Jarama Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Report
8 France French Grand Prix July 5 Dijon-Prenois France Alain Prost Renault Report
9 United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 18 Silverstone United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford Report
10 Germany German Grand Prix August 2 Hockenheimring Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford Report
11 Austria Austrian Grand Prix August 16 Österreichring France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra Report
12 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix August 30 Zandvoort France Alain Prost Renault Report
13 Italy Italian Grand Prix September 13 Monza France Alain Prost Renault Report
14 Canada Canadian Grand Prix September 27 Circuit Île Notre-Dame France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra Report
15 United States Caesars Palace Grand Prix October 17 Las Vegas Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford Report

1981 Constructors Championship final standings

Place Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Points Wins Podiums Poles
1 United Kingdom Williams-Ford FW07B
FW07C
Ford Cosworth DFV M

G

95 4 13 2
2 United Kingdom Brabham-Ford BT49C Ford Cosworth DFV M

G

61 3 7 4
3 France Renault RE20B
RE30
Renault-Gordini EF1 M 54 3 7 6
4 France Ligier-Matra JS17 Matra MS81 M 44 2 7 1
5 Italy Ferrari 126CK Ferrari 021 M 34 2 3 1
6 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford M29C
M29F
MP4/1
Ford Cosworth DFV M 28 1 4
7 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 81
87
88
88B
Ford Cosworth DFV M

G

22 1
8 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 010
011
Ford Cosworth DFV M

A
G

10
9 Italy Alfa Romeo 179B
179C
179D
Alfa Romeo 1260 M 10 1
10 United Kingdom Arrows-Ford A3 Ford Cosworth DFV M

P

10 2 1
11 United Kingdom Ensign-Ford N180B Ford Cosworth DFV A

M

5
12 Hong Kong Theodore-Ford TY01 Ford Cosworth DFV A

G

1
13 Germany ATS-Ford D4
HGS
Ford Cosworth DFV A

M

1
14 Brazil Fittipaldi-Ford F8C Ford Cosworth DFV M

A
P

15 Italy Osella-Ford FA1B
FA1C
Ford Cosworth DFV M
16 United Kingdom March-Ford 811 Ford Cosworth DFV A

M

17 United Kingdom Toleman-Hart TG181 Hart 415T P

1981 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos Driver USW
United States
BRA
Brazil
ARG
Argentina
SMR
San Marino
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
CPL
United States
Points
1 Brazil Nelson Piquet 3 12 1 1 Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 1 3 2 6 5 5 50
2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 2 1 2 3 1 Ret 4 10 2 Ret 5 Ret 3 10 8 49
3 Australia Alan Jones 1 2 4 12 Ret 2 7 17 Ret 11 4 3 2 Ret 1 46
4 France Jacques Laffite Ret 6 Ret Ret 2 3 2 Ret 3 3 1 Ret Ret 1 6 44
5 France Alain Prost Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 Ret 2 Ret 1 1 Ret 2 43
6 United Kingdom John Watson Ret 8 Ret 10 7 Ret 3 2 1 6 6 Ret Ret 2 7 27
7 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ret Ret Ret 7 4 1 1 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 3 DSQ 25
8 Italy Elio de Angelis Ret 5 6 WD 5 Ret 5 6 DSQ 7 7 5 4 6 Ret 14
9 France René Arnoux 8 Ret 5 8 DNQ Ret 9 4 9 13 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 11
10 Mexico Hector Rebaque Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret DNQ Ret 9 5 4 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 11
11 Italy Riccardo Patrese Ret 3 7 2 Ret Ret Ret 14 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 10
12 United States Eddie Cheever 5 NC Ret Ret 6 5 NC 13 4 5 DNQ Ret Ret 12 Ret 10
13 France Didier Pironi Ret Ret Ret 5 8 4 15 5 Ret Ret 9 Ret 5 Ret 9 9
14 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ret 11 Ret WD 3 Ret 6 7 DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 8
15 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Ret NC 10 Ret 9 Ret 10 15 Ret 15 Ret Ret 8 4 3 7
16 Switzerland Marc Surer Ret 4 Ret 9 11 6 12 11 14 Ret 8 DNQ 9 Ret 4
17 United States Mario Andretti 4 Ret 8 Ret 10 Ret 8 8 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 3
18 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ret Ret 11 6 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 8 DNS 7 Ret 12 1
19 France Patrick Tambay 6 10 Ret 11 DNQ 7 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 1
20 Sweden Slim Borgudd 13 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 6 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret DNQ 1
21 Chile Eliseo Salazar DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 14 Ret DNQ NC Ret 6 Ret Ret NC 1
NC France Jean-Pierre Jarier Ret 7 8 8 10 Ret 9 Ret Ret 0
NC Italy Siegfried Stohr DNQ Ret 9 DNQ Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret 12 Ret 7 DNQ 0
NC Republic of Ireland Derek Daly DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 16 Ret 7 Ret 11 Ret Ret 8 DNQ 0
NC Brazil Chico Serra 7 Ret Ret DNQ Ret DNQ 11 DNS DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
NC Finland Keke Rosberg Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret DNQ 12 Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 10 0
NC Italy Michele Alboreto Ret 12 Ret DNQ 16 Ret DNQ Ret 9 Ret 11 13 0
NC United Kingdom Brian Henton DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 10 DNQ DNQ 0
NC Netherlands Jan Lammers Ret DNQ 12 Ret 0
NC Argentina Ricardo Zunino 13 13 0
NC Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani 13 DNQ 0
NC France Jean-Pierre Jabouille DNQ NC Ret DNQ Ret 0
NC Italy Beppe Gabbiani Ret DNQ DNQ Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
NC United Kingdom Derek Warwick DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret 0
NC Argentina Miguel Angel Guerra DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret 0
NC Canada Jacques Villeneuve (elder) DNQ DNQ 0
NC United States Kevin Cogan DNQ 0
NC Italy Giorgio Francia DNQ 0
NC Colombia Ricardo Londoño EX 0
Pos Driver USW
United States
BRA
Brazil
ARG
Argentina
SMR
San Marino
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
CPL
United States
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
Place Driver Number Country Points Wins Podiums Poles
1 Brazil Nelson Piquet 5 Brazil 50 3 7 4
2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 2 Argentina 49 2 7 2
3 Australia Alan Jones 1 Australia 46 2 6
4 France Jacques Laffite 26 France 44 2 7 1
5 France Alain Prost 15 France 43 3 6 2
6 United Kingdom John Watson 7 Britain 27 1 4
7 Canada Gilles Villeneuve 27 Canada 25 2 3 1
8 Italy Elio de Angelis 11 Italy 14
9 France René Arnoux 16 France 11 1 4
10 Mexico Hector Rebaque 6 Mexico 11
11 Italy Riccardo Patrese 29 Italy 10 2 1
12 United States Eddie Cheever 3 USA 10
13 France Didier Pironi 28 France 9
14 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 12 Britain 8 1
15 Italy Bruno Giacomelli 23 Italy 7 1
16 Switzerland Marc Surer 33 Switzerland 4
17 United States Mario Andretti 22 USA 3
18 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 8 Italy 1
19 France Patrick Tambay 25 France 1
20 Sweden Slim Borgudd 9 Sweden 1
21 Chile Eliseo Salazar 14 Chile 1

Non-Championship race results

Another Formula One race was also held in 1981, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
South Africa South African Grand Prix Kyalami February 7 Argentina Carlos Reutemann United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth Report

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Simple English

The 1981 Formula One season was the 32nd of the championship. The champion was Nelson Piquet in a close battle.

Season review

Round Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 United States Grand Prix West March 15 Long Beach Alan Jones Williams-Ford Report
2 Brazilian Grand Prix March 29 Jacarepaguá Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford Report
3 File:Flag of Argentina (alternative).svg Argentine Grand Prix April 12 Oscar Gálvez Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford Report
4 San Marino Grand Prix May 3 Imola Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford Report
5 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgian Grand Prix May 17 Zolder Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford Report
6 Monaco Grand Prix May 31 Monaco Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Report
7 Spanish Grand Prix June 21 Jarama Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Report
8 French Grand Prix July 5 Dijon-Prenois Alain Prost Renault Report
9 British Grand Prix July 18 Silverstone John Watson McLaren-Ford Report
10 German Grand Prix August 2 Hockenheimring Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford Report
11 Austrian Grand Prix August 16 Österreichring Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra Report
12 Dutch Grand Prix August 30 Zandvoort Alain Prost Renault Report
13 Italian Grand Prix September 13 Monza Alain Prost Renault Report
14 Canadian Grand Prix September 27 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra Report
15 Las Vegas Grand Prix October 17 Las Vegas Alan Jones Williams-Ford Report

1981 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos Driver USW
BRA
ARG
SMR
BEL
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MON
ESP
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
NED
ITA
CAN
LVS
Points
1 Nelson Piquet 3 12 1 1 Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 1 3 2 6 5 5 50
2 File:Flag of Argentina (alternative).svg Carlos Reutemann 2 1 2 3 1 Ret 4 10 2 Ret 5 Ret 3 10 8 49
3 Alan Jones 1 2 4 12 Ret 2 7 17 Ret 11 4 3 2 Ret 1 46
4 Jacques Laffite Ret 6 Ret Ret 2 3 2 Ret 3 3 1 Ret Ret 1 6 44
5 Alain Prost Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 Ret 2 Ret 1 1 Ret 2 43
6 John Watson Ret 8 Ret 10 7 Ret 3 2 1 6 6 Ret Ret 2 7 27
7 Gilles Villeneuve Ret Ret Ret 7 4 1 1 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 3 DSQ 25
8 Elio de Angelis Ret 5 6 WD 5 Ret 5 6 DSQ 7 7 5 4 6 Ret 14
9 René Arnoux 8 Ret 5 8 DNQ Ret 9 4 9 13 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 11
10 Hector Rebaque Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret DNQ Ret 9 5 4 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 11
11 Riccardo Patrese Ret 3 7 2 Ret Ret Ret 14 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 10
12 Eddie Cheever 5 NC Ret Ret 6 5 NC 13 4 5 DNQ Ret Ret 12 Ret 10
13 Didier Pironi Ret Ret Ret 5 8 4 15 5 Ret Ret 9 Ret 5 Ret 9 9
14 Nigel Mansell Ret 11 Ret WD 3 Ret 6 7 DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 8
15 Bruno Giacomelli Ret NC 10 Ret 9 Ret 10 15 Ret 15 Ret Ret 8 4 3 7
16 Marc Surer Ret 4 Ret 9 11 6 12 11 14 Ret 8 DNQ 9 Ret 4
17 Mario Andretti 4 Ret 8 Ret 10 Ret 8 8 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 3
18 Andrea de Cesaris Ret Ret 11 6 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 8 DNS 7 Ret 12 1
19 Patrick Tambay 6 10 Ret 11 DNQ 7 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 1
20 Slim Borgudd 13 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 6 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret DNQ 1
21 Eliseo Salazar DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 14 Ret DNQ NC Ret 6 Ret Ret NC 1
22 Jean-Pierre Jarier Ret 7 8 8 10 Ret 9 Ret Ret 0
23 Siegfried Stohr DNQ Ret 9 DNQ Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret 12 Ret 7 DNQ 0
24 Derek Daly DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 16 Ret 7 Ret 11 Ret Ret 8 DNQ 0
25 Chico Serra 7 Ret Ret DNQ Ret DNQ 11 DNS DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
26 Keke Rosberg Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret DNQ 12 Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 10 0
27 Michele Alboreto Ret 12 Ret DNQ 16 Ret DNQ Ret 9 Ret 11 13 0
28 Brian Henton DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 10 DNQ DNQ 0
29 Jan Lammers Ret DNQ 12 Ret 0
30 Piercarlo Ghinzani 13 DNQ 0
31 File:Flag of Argentina (alternative).svg Ricardo Zunino 13 13 0
Beppe Gabbiani Ret DNQ DNQ Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Jean-Pierre Jabouille DNQ NC Ret DNQ Ret 0
Derek Warwick DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret 0
File:Flag of Argentina (alternative).svg Miguel Angel Guerra DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret 0
Jacques Villeneuve (elder) DNQ DNQ 0
Kevin Cogan DNQ 0
Ricardo Londono DNQ 0
Giorgio Francia DNQ 0
Pos Driver USW
BRA
ARG
SMR
BEL
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MON
ESP
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
NED
ITA
CAN
LVS
Points

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