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1981 Grand Prix of Argentina


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Formula One race number 3 of 15
Sunday, April 12, 1981 at Autodromo Oscar Alfredo Galvez, Buenos Aires, Argentina
53 laps on a 5.968 kilometer road course (316.3 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:34:32.74
Average Speed: 200.761 kph
Pole Time: 102.665 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 26.61 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 0

Glossary    1981 Formula One results   /   1981 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
4 31   Alan Jones TAG Williams Racing TeamWilliams FW07C / Ford Cosworth DFV53+67.880
61011   Elio de Angelis Team Essex LotusLotus 81B / Ford Cosworth DFV52+1 lap0
ret1512   Nigel Mansell Team Essex LotusLotus 81B / Ford Cosworth DFV3engine0
ret1614   Marc Surer Ensign RacingEnsign N180B / Ford Cosworth DFV14engine0
3 215   Alain Prost Equipe Renault ElfRenault RE20B / Renault-Gordini EF153+49.980
5 516   Rene Arnoux Equipe Renault ElfRenault RE20B / Renault-Gordini EF153+91.850
2 42   Carlos Reutemann TAG Williams Racing TeamWilliams FW07C / Ford Cosworth DFV53+26.610
ret 820   Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F8C / Ford Cosworth DFV4fuel system0
ret2021   Chico Serra Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F8C / Ford Cosworth DFV28gearbox0
81722   Mario Andretti Marlboro Team Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 179C / Alfa Romeo 126052+1 lap0
ret2223   Bruno Giacomelli Marlboro Team Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 179C / Alfa Romeo 126051out of fuel0
ret2126   Jacques Laffite Equipe Talbot GitanesLigier JS17 / Matra MS8119handling0
ret 727   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 126CK / Ferrari 02140transmission0
ret1228   Didier Pironi Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 126CK / Ferrari 0213engine0
7 929   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows A3 / Ford Cosworth DFV52+1 lap0
ret133   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Team TyrrellTyrrell 010 / Ford Cosworth DFV1clutch0
91930   Siegfried Stohr Arrows Racing TeamArrows A3 / Ford Cosworth DFV52+1 lap0
ret1433   Patrick Tambay Theodore Racing TeamTheodore TY01 / Ford Cosworth DFV36oil leak0
13244   Ricardo Zunino Team TyrrellTyrrell 010 / Ford Cosworth DFV51+2 laps0
1 15   Nelson Piquet Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT49C / Ford Cosworth DFV531:34:32.7453
ret 66   Hector Rebaque Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT49C / Ford Cosworth DFV32electrical0
ret117   John Watson Marlboro McLaren InternationalMcLaren MP4 / Ford Cosworth DFV36transmission0
11188   Andrea de Cesaris Marlboro McLaren InternationalMcLaren M29F / Ford Cosworth DFV51+2 laps0
12239   Jan Lammers Team ATSATS D4 / Ford Cosworth DFV51+2 laps0

Fastest Lap: 204.059 kph by Nelson Piquet

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Miguel Angel Guerra31Osella Squadra Corse
26Beppe Gabbiani32Osella Squadra Corse
27Derek Daly17March Grand Prix Team
28Jean-Pierre Jabouille25Equipe Talbot Gitanes
29Eliseo Salazar18March Grand Prix Team

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Nelson Piquet15353

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Carlos Reutemann 21    
2   Alan Jones 18   -3  
3   Nelson Piquet 13   -8  
4   Riccardo Patrese 4   -17  
5   Alain Prost 4   -17  
6   Mario Andretti 3   -18  
7   Elio de Angelis 3   -18  
8   Marc Surer 3   -18  
9   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 2   -19  
10   Rene Arnoux 2   -19  
11   Patrick Tambay 1   -20  
12   Jacques Laffite 1   -20