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1981 Caesars Palace Grand Prix


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Formula One race number 15 of 15
Saturday, October 17, 1981 at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV
75 laps on a 3.640 kilometer road course (273.0 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:44:09.08
Average Speed: 157.271 kph
Pole Time: 77.821 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 20.048 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1981 Formula One results   /   1981 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 21   Alan Jones TAG Williams Racing TeamWilliams FW07D / Ford Cosworth DFV751:44:09.07775
2 515   Alain Prost Equipe Renault ElfRenault RE30 / Renault-Gordini EF175+20.0480
3 823   Bruno Giacomelli Marlboro Team Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 179C / Alfa Romeo 126075+20.4280
4 912   Nigel Mansell John Player Team LotusLotus 87 / Ford Cosworth DFV75+47.4730
5 45   Nelson Piquet Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT49C / Ford Cosworth DFV75+76.4380
61226   Jacques Laffite Equipe Talbot GitanesLigier JS17 / Matra MS8175+78.1750
7 67   John Watson Marlboro McLaren InternationalMcLaren MP4 / Ford Cosworth DFV75+78.4970
8 12   Carlos Reutemann TAG Williams Racing TeamWilliams FW07C / Ford Cosworth DFV74+1 lap0
91828   Didier Pironi Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 126CK / Ferrari 02173+2 laps0
102020   Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F8C / Ford Cosworth DFV73+2 laps0
111129   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows A3 / Ford Cosworth DFV71+4 laps0
12148   Andrea de Cesaris Marlboro McLaren InternationalMcLaren MP4 / Ford Cosworth DFV69+6 laps0
ret174   Michele Alboreto Team TyrrellTyrrell 011 / Ford Cosworth DFV67engine0
nc2414   Eliseo Salazar Ensign RacingEnsign N180B / Ford Cosworth DFV61+14 laps0
ret2236   Derek Warwick Candy Toleman MotorsportToleman TG181 / Hart 415T43gearbox0
ret1022   Mario Andretti Marlboro Team Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 179C / Alfa Romeo 126029suspension0
dsq 327   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 126CK / Ferrari 02122disqualified0
ret166   Hector Rebaque Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT49C / Ford Cosworth DFV20throttle0
ret2333   Marc Surer Theodore Racing TeamTheodore TY01 / Ford Cosworth DFV19suspension0
ret193   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Team TyrrellTyrrell 011 / Ford Cosworth DFV10engine0
ret1316   Rene Arnoux Equipe Renault ElfRenault RE30 / Renault-Gordini EF110electrical0
ret 725   Patrick Tambay Equipe Talbot GitanesLigier JS17 / Matra MS812crash0
ret1511   Elio de Angelis John Player Team LotusLotus 87 / Ford Cosworth DFV2water leak0
ret2132   Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella Squadra CorseOsella FA1C / Ford Cosworth DFV0transmission0

Fastest Lap: 163.930 kph by Didier Pironi

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Slim Borgudd9
26Chico Serra21
27Derek Daly17
28Jacques Villeneuve30
29Brian Henton35
30Beppe Gabbiani31

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Alan Jones17575

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Nelson Piquet 50    
2   Carlos Reutemann 49   -1  
3   Alan Jones 46   -4  
4   Jacques Laffite 44   -6  
5   Alain Prost 43   -7  
6   John Watson 27   -23  
7   Gilles Villeneuve 25   -25  
8   Elio de Angelis 14   -36  
9   Rene Arnoux 11   -39  
10   Hector Rebaque 11   -39  
11   Riccardo Patrese 10   -40  
12   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 10   -40  
13   Didier Pironi 9   -41  
14   Nigel Mansell 8   -42  
15   Bruno Giacomelli 7   -43  
16   Marc Surer 4   -46  
17   Mario Andretti 3   -47  
18   Andrea de Cesaris 1   -49  
19   Slim Borgudd 1   -49  
20   Patrick Tambay 1   -49