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1981 Toyota Grand Prix of the United States


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Formula One race number 1 of 15
Sunday, March 15, 1981 at Long Beach Street Circuit, Long Beach, CA
80 laps on a 3.251 kilometer street course (260.1 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:50:41.33
Average Speed: 140.981 kph
Pole Time: 79.399 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 9.19 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1981 Formula One results   /   1981 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led Pts
ret 129   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows A3 / Ford Cosworth DFV33fuel system240
1 21   Alan Jones TAG Williams Racing TeamWilliams FW07C / Ford Cosworth DFV801:50:41.33499
2 32   Carlos Reutemann TAG Williams Racing TeamWilliams FW07C / Ford Cosworth DFV80+9.1976
3 45   Nelson Piquet Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT49C / Ford Cosworth DFV80+34.9204
ret 527   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 126CK / Ferrari 02117halfshaft00
4 622   Mario Andretti Marlboro Team Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 179C / Alfa Romeo 126080+49.3103
ret 712   Nigel Mansell Team Essex LotusLotus 81B / Ford Cosworth DFV25crash00
5 83   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Team TyrrellTyrrell 010 / Ford Cosworth DFV80+66.7002
ret 923   Bruno Giacomelli Marlboro Team Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 179C / Alfa Romeo 126041crash00
ret1025   Jean-Pierre Jarier Equipe Talbot GitanesLigier JS17 / Matra MS8164fuel pump00
ret1128   Didier Pironi Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 126CK / Ferrari 02167fuel system00
ret1226   Jacques Laffite Equipe Talbot GitanesLigier JS17 / Matra MS8141crash00
ret1311   Elio de Angelis Team Essex LotusLotus 81B / Ford Cosworth DFV13crash00
ret1415   Alain Prost Equipe Renault ElfRenault RE20B / Renault-Gordini EF10crash00
ret156   Hector Rebaque Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT49C / Ford Cosworth DFV49crash00
ret1620   Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F8C / Ford Cosworth DFV41engine00
61733   Patrick Tambay Theodore Racing TeamTheodore TY01 / Ford Cosworth DFV79+1 lap01
71821   Chico Serra Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F8C / Ford Cosworth DFV78+2 laps00
ret1914   Marc Surer Ensign RacingEnsign N180B / Ford Cosworth DFV70fuel system00
82016   Rene Arnoux Equipe Renault ElfRenault RE20B / Renault-Gordini EF177+3 laps00
ret219   Jan Lammers Team ATSATS D4 / Ford Cosworth DFV41crash00
ret228   Andrea de Cesaris Marlboro McLaren InternationalMcLaren M29F / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash00
ret237   John Watson Marlboro McLaren InternationalMcLaren M29C / Ford Cosworth DFV16brakes00
ret2432   Beppe Gabbiani Osella Squadra CorseOsella FA1B / Ford Cosworth DFV26crash00

Fastest Lap: 144.666 kph by Alan Jones

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Kevin Cogan4Team Tyrrell
26Derek Daly17March Grand Prix Team
27Miguel Angel Guerra31Osella Squadra Corse
28Siegfried Stohr30Arrows Racing Team
29Eliseo Salazar18March Grand Prix Team

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Riccardo Patrese12424
  Carlos Reutemann25317
  Alan Jones328049

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Alan Jones 9    
2   Carlos Reutemann 6   -3  
3   Nelson Piquet 4   -5  
4   Mario Andretti 3   -6  
5   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 2   -7  
6   Patrick Tambay 1   -8