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1981 Marlboro British Grand Prix


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Formula One race number 9 of 15
Saturday, July 18, 1981 at Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, England
68 laps on a 4.719 kilometer road course (320.9 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:26:54.80
Average Speed: 221.537 kph
Pole Time: 71 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 40.65 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1981 Formula One results   /   1981 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led Pts
1 57   John Watson Marlboro McLaren InternationalMcLaren MP4 / Ford Cosworth DFV681:26:54.8089
2 92   Carlos Reutemann TAG Williams Racing TeamWilliams FW07C / Ford Cosworth DFV68+40.6506
31426   Jacques Laffite Equipe Talbot GitanesLigier JS17 / Matra MS8167+1 lap04
4233   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Team TyrrellTyrrell 010 / Ford Cosworth DFV67+1 lap03
5136   Hector Rebaque Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT49C / Ford Cosworth DFV67+1 lap02
6219   Slim Borgudd Team ATSATS HGS-1 / Ford Cosworth DFV67+1 lap01
71717   Derek Daly March Grand Prix TeamMarch 811 / Ford Cosworth DFV66+2 laps00
82032   Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella Squadra CorseOsella FA1B / Ford Cosworth DFV65+3 laps00
ret 116   Rene Arnoux Equipe Renault ElfRenault RE30 / Renault-Gordini EF164distributor440
ret1029   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows A3 / Ford Cosworth DFV64engine00
ret2433   Marc Surer Theodore Racing TeamTheodore TY01 / Ford Cosworth DFV61out of fuel00
ret1122   Mario Andretti Marlboro Team Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 179C / Alfa Romeo 126059throttle00
ret1420   Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F8C / Ford Cosworth DFV56suspension00
dsq2211   Elio de Angelis John Player Team LotusLotus 87 / Ford Cosworth DFV25disqualified00
ret 215   Alain Prost Equipe Renault ElfRenault RE30 / Renault-Gordini EF117distributor160
ret1525   Patrick Tambay Equipe Talbot GitanesLigier JS17 / Matra MS8115clutch00
ret 428   Didier Pironi Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 126CK / Ferrari 02113turbo00
ret 35   Nelson Piquet Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT49C / Ford Cosworth DFV11tire00
ret1223   Bruno Giacomelli Marlboro Team Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 179C / Alfa Romeo 12605transmission00
ret 827   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 126CK / Ferrari 0214spun off00
ret 71   Alan Jones TAG Williams Racing TeamWilliams FW07C / Ford Cosworth DFV3crash00
ret 68   Andrea de Cesaris Marlboro McLaren InternationalMcLaren MP4 / Ford Cosworth DFV3spun off00
ret194   Michele Alboreto Team TyrrellTyrrell 010 / Ford Cosworth DFV1clutch00
ret1830   Siegfried Stohr Arrows Racing TeamArrows A3 / Ford Cosworth DFV0spun off00

Fastest Lap: 226.331 kph by Rene Arnoux

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Chico Serra21Fittipaldi Automotive
26Brian Henton35Candy Toleman Motorsport
27Nigel Mansell12John Player Team Lotus
28Eliseo Salazar14Ensign Racing
29Derek Warwick36Candy Toleman Motorsport
30Beppe Gabbiani31Osella Squadra Corse

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Alain Prost11616
  Rene Arnoux176044
  John Watson61688

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Carlos Reutemann 43    
2   Nelson Piquet 26   -17  
3   Alan Jones 24   -19  
4   Gilles Villeneuve 21   -22  
5   Jacques Laffite 21   -22  
6   John Watson 19   -24  
7   Alain Prost 13   -30  
8   Riccardo Patrese 10   -33  
9   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 8   -35  
10   Elio de Angelis 8   -35  
11   Didier Pironi 7   -36  
12   Rene Arnoux 5   -38  
13   Nigel Mansell 5   -38  
14   Hector Rebaque 5   -38  
15   Marc Surer 4   -39  
16   Mario Andretti 3   -40  
17   Slim Borgudd 1   -42  
18   Patrick Tambay 1   -42  
19   Andrea de Cesaris 1   -42