1981 Formula One season

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

Season review[change | edit source]

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 Gilles Villeneuve France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra Report
15 United States Las Vegas Grand Prix October 17 Las Vegas Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford Report


1981 Drivers Championship final standings[change | edit source]

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
LVS
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
22 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Ret 7 8 8 10 Ret 9 Ret Ret 0
23 Italy Siegfried Stohr DNQ Ret 9 DNQ Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret 12 Ret 7 DNQ 0
24 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 16 Ret 7 Ret 11 Ret Ret 8 DNQ 0
25 Brazil Chico Serra 7 Ret Ret DNQ Ret DNQ 11 DNS DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
26 Finland Keke Rosberg Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret DNQ 12 Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 10 0
27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ret 12 Ret DNQ 16 Ret DNQ Ret 9 Ret 11 13 0
28 United Kingdom Brian Henton DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 10 DNQ DNQ 0
29 Netherlands Jan Lammers Ret DNQ 12 Ret 0
30 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani 13 DNQ 0
31 Argentina Ricardo Zunino 13 13 0
Italy Beppe Gabbiani Ret DNQ DNQ Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
France Jean-Pierre Jabouille DNQ NC Ret DNQ Ret 0
United Kingdom Derek Warwick DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret 0
Argentina Miguel Angel Guerra DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret 0
Canada Jacques Villeneuve (elder) DNQ DNQ 0
United States Kevin Cogan DNQ 0
Colombia Ricardo Londono DNQ 0
Italy Giorgio Francia DNQ 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
LVS
United States
Points