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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 Daly18
26Rene Arnoux16
27Eliseo Salazar17
28Slim Borgudd9
29Patrick Tambay33
30Derek Warwick36
31Brian Henton35

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