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25px-Brazilflag  1981 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 15 in the 1981 Formula One season
Circuit Jacarepagua
Date March 29, 1981
Official name X Grande Prêmio do Brasil
Location Jacarepaguá Circuit
Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro
Course Permanent racing facility
5.031 km (3.126 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 62 laps, 311.922 km (193.812 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Overcast, Fresh, Rain
Pole position
Driver 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford
Time 1:35.079
Fastest lap
Driver 20px-Flag of Switzerland Marc Surer Ensign-Ford
Time 1:54.302 on lap 26
Podium
First 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford
Second 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones Williams-Ford
Third 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford

The 1981 Brazilian Grand Prix was the second race of the 1981 Formula One season and was held on March 29, 1981 at Jacarepaguá in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Formula One moved to the Jacarepaguá circuit in Rio de Janeiro from the Interlagos circuit in São Paulo, after safety concerns with the long Interlagos circuit and the growing slums of São Paulo being at odds with the glamorous image of Formula One.

The Argentine driver Carlos Reutemann won the race in contentious circumstances; he ignored his pit signals to give up the lead to his teammate and team leader Alan Jones. Jones, who finished in 2nd, did not show up on the podium afterwards.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 62 2:00:23.66 2 9
2 1 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones Williams-Ford 62 + 4.44 3 6
3 29 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 62 + 1:03.08 4 4
4 14 20px-Flag of Switzerland Marc Surer Ensign-Ford 62 + 1:17.03 18 3
5 11 22px-Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 62 + 1:26.42 10 2
6 26 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 62 + 1:26.83 16 1
7 25 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Matra 62 + 1:30.25 23  
8 7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 61 + 1 Lap 15  
9 20 22px-Flag of Finland Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi-Ford 61 + 1 Lap 12  
10 33 22px-Flag of France Patrick Tambay Theodore-Ford 61 + 1 Lap 19  
11 12 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 61 + 1 Lap 13  
12 5 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford 60 + 2 Laps 1  
13 4 25px-ARGENntina Ricardo Zunino Tyrrell-Ford 57 + 5 Laps 24  
NC 3 USAflagsmall Eddie Cheever Tyrrell-Ford 49 Not Classified 14  
NC 23 22px-Flag of Italy Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 40 Not Classified 6  
Ret 27 25px-Canadaflag Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 25 Turbo 7  
Ret 6 25px-Mexicoflag Hector Rebaque Brabham-Ford 22 Spun Off 11  
Ret 15 22px-Flag of France Alain Prost Renault 20 Collision 5  
Ret 30 22px-Flag of Italy Siegfried Stohr Arrows-Ford 20 Accident 21  
Ret 28 22px-Flag of France Didier Pironi Ferrari 19 Collision 17  
Ret 8 22px-Flag of Italy Andrea de Cesaris McLaren-Ford 9 Engine 20  
Ret 16 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux Renault 0 Collision 8  
Ret 22 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo 0 Collision 9  
Ret 21 25px-Brazilflag Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford 0 Collision 22  
DNQ 9 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Jan Lammers ATS-Ford    
DNQ 32 22px-Flag of Italy Beppe Gabbiani Osella-Ford    
DNQ 31 25px-ARGENntina Miguel Angel Guerra Osella-Ford    
DNQ 18 22px-Flag of Chile Eliseo Salazar March-Ford    
DNQ 17 22px-Flag of Ireland Derek Daly March-Ford        
DNP 14 22px-Flag of Colombia Ricardo Londoño Ensign-Ford   Car raced by Surer  

Colombian driver Ricardo Londoño was denied a superlicense, was not allowed to participate in official practice, and unable to race.

Notes Edit

  • First fastest lap: Marc Surer
  • First entry: Ricardo Londoño
  • First Points: Marc Surer

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1= 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones 15
1= 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann 15
3= 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet 4
3= 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese 4
5 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 3
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-Ford 30
2= 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brabham-Ford 4
2= 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Arrows-Ford 4
4= 22px-Flag of Italy Alfa Romeo 3
4= 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ensign-Ford 3
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit


  • Lang, Mike (1992). Grand Prix! Vol 4. Haynes Publishing Group. pp. 23–25. 


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1981 United States Grand Prix West
FIA Formula One World Championship
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1981 Argentine Grand Prix
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1980 Brazilian Grand Prix
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