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1981 Grand Prix of Belgium


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Formula One race number 5 of 15
Sunday, May 17, 1981 at Circuit Zolder, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
70 laps* on a 4.262 kilometer road course (298.3 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:16:31.61
Average Speed: 180.467 kph
Pole Time: 82.28 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 36.06 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1981 Formula One results   /   1981 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 12   Carlos Reutemann TAG Williams Racing TeamWilliams FW07C / Ford Cosworth DFV601:16:31.6135
2 926   Jacques Laffite Equipe Talbot GitanesLigier JS17 / Matra MS8160+36.060
31012   Nigel Mansell Team Essex LotusLotus 81B / Ford Cosworth DFV60+43.690
4 727   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 126CK / Ferrari 02160+47.640
51411   Elio de Angelis Team Essex LotusLotus 81B / Ford Cosworth DFV60+49.200
6 83   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Team TyrrellTyrrell 010 / Ford Cosworth DFV60+52.510
7 57   John Watson Marlboro McLaren InternationalMcLaren MP4 / Ford Cosworth DFV60+61.660
8 328   Didier Pironi Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 126CK / Ferrari 02159+92.0412
91723   Bruno Giacomelli Marlboro Team Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 179C / Alfa Romeo 126059+95.580
101822   Mario Andretti Marlboro Team Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 179C / Alfa Romeo 126058+1 lap0
111514   Marc Surer Ensign RacingEnsign N180B / Ford Cosworth DFV58+2 laps0
12194   Michele Alboreto Team TyrrellTyrrell 010 / Ford Cosworth DFV58+2 laps0
132431   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella Squadra CorseOsella FA1B / Ford Cosworth DFV57+4 laps0
ret216   Hector Rebaque Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT49C / Ford Cosworth DFV45crash0
ret1625   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Talbot GitanesLigier JS17 / Matra MS8138transmission0
ret2021   Chico Serra Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F8C / Ford Cosworth DFV31engine0
ret2232   Beppe Gabbiani Osella Squadra CorseOsella FA1B / Ford Cosworth DFV31engine0
ret 61   Alan Jones TAG Williams Racing TeamWilliams FW07C / Ford Cosworth DFV28crash7
ret238   Andrea de Cesaris Marlboro McLaren InternationalMcLaren M29C / Ford Cosworth DFV28gearbox0
ret 25   Nelson Piquet Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT49C / Ford Cosworth DFV26crash0
ret1120   Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F8C / Ford Cosworth DFV14gearbox0
ret1215   Alain Prost Equipe Renault ElfRenault RE20B / Renault-Gordini EF17clutch0
ret 429   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows A3 / Ford Cosworth DFV3crash0
ret1330   Siegfried Stohr Arrows Racing TeamArrows A3 / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash0
* Race shortened to 54 laps due to rain.

Fastest Lap: 184.192 kph by Carlos Reutemann

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Derek Daly18March Grand Prix Team
26Rene Arnoux16Equipe Renault Elf
27Eliseo Salazar17March Grand Prix Team
28Slim Borgudd9Team ATS
29Patrick Tambay33Theodore Racing Team
30Derek Warwick36Candy Toleman Motorsport
31Brian Henton35Candy Toleman Motorsport

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Didier Pironi11212
  Alan Jones13197
  Carlos Reutemann205435

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Carlos Reutemann 34    
2   Nelson Piquet 22   -12  
3   Alan Jones 18   -16  
4   Riccardo Patrese 10   -24  
5   Jacques Laffite 7   -27  
6   Elio de Angelis 5   -29  
7   Alain Prost 4   -30  
8   Nigel Mansell 4   -30  
9   Marc Surer 3   -31  
10   Mario Andretti 3   -31  
11   Hector Rebaque 3   -31  
12   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 3   -31  
13   Gilles Villeneuve 3   -31  
14   Rene Arnoux 2   -32  
15   Didier Pironi 2   -32  
16   Andrea de Cesaris 1   -33  
17   Patrick Tambay 1   -33