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1981 Grand Prix of France


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Formula One race number 8 of 15
Sunday, July 5, 1981 at Circuit de Dijon-Prenois, Fontains-les-Dijon, France
80 laps on a 3.800 kilometer road course (304.0 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:35:48.13
Average Speed: 190.396 kph
Pole Time: 65.95 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 2.29 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1981 Formula One results   /   1981 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 315   Alain Prost Equipe Renault ElfRenault RE30 / Renault-Gordini EF1801:35:48.1322
2 27   John Watson Marlboro McLaren InternationalMcLaren MP4 / Ford Cosworth DFV80+2.290
3 45   Nelson Piquet Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT49C / Ford Cosworth DFV80+24.2258
4 116   Rene Arnoux Equipe Renault ElfRenault RE30 / Renault-Gordini EF180+42.300
51428   Didier Pironi Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 126CK / Ferrari 02179+1 lap0
6 811   Elio de Angelis John Player Team LotusLotus 87 / Ford Cosworth DFV79+1 lap0
71312   Nigel Mansell John Player Team LotusLotus 87 / Ford Cosworth DFV79+1 lap0
81022   Mario Andretti Marlboro Team Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 179B / Alfa Romeo 126079+1 lap0
9156   Hector Rebaque Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT49C / Ford Cosworth DFV78+2 laps0
10 72   Carlos Reutemann TAG Williams Racing TeamWilliams FW07C / Ford Cosworth DFV78+2 laps0
11 58   Andrea de Cesaris Marlboro McLaren InternationalMcLaren MP4 / Ford Cosworth DFV78+2 laps0
122133   Marc Surer Theodore Racing TeamTheodore TY01 / Ford Cosworth DFV78+2 laps0
13193   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Team TyrrellTyrrell 010 / Ford Cosworth DFV77+3 laps0
141829   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows A3 / Ford Cosworth DFV77+3 laps0
151223   Bruno Giacomelli Marlboro Team Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 179B / Alfa Romeo 126077+3 laps0
16234   Michele Alboreto Team TyrrellTyrrell 010 / Ford Cosworth DFV77+3 laps0
ret 91   Alan Jones TAG Williams Racing TeamWilliams FW07C / Ford Cosworth DFV76crash0
ret 626   Jacques Laffite Equipe Talbot GitanesLigier JS17 / Matra MS8157suspension0
ret2017   Derek Daly March Grand Prix TeamMarch 811 / Ford Cosworth DFV55engine0
ret1127   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 126CK / Ferrari 02141electrical0
ret1625   Patrick Tambay Equipe Talbot GitanesLigier JS17 / Matra MS8130wheel bearing0
ret1720   Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F8C / Ford Cosworth DFV11suspension0
ret2214   Eliseo Salazar Ensign RacingEnsign N180B / Ford Cosworth DFV6suspension0
dns2421   Chico Serra Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F8C / Ford Cosworth DFV0did not start0

Fastest Lap: 197.859 kph by Alain Prost

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Siegfried Stohr30
26Brian Henton35
27Slim Borgudd9
28Beppe Gabbiani31
29Derek Warwick36

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Nelson Piquet15858
  Alain Prost598022

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Carlos Reutemann 37    
2   Nelson Piquet 26   -11  
3   Alan Jones 24   -13  
4   Gilles Villeneuve 21   -16  
5   Jacques Laffite 17   -20  
6   Alain Prost 13   -24  
7   Riccardo Patrese 10   -27  
8   John Watson 10   -27  
9   Elio de Angelis 8   -29  
10   Didier Pironi 7   -30  
11   Rene Arnoux 5   -32  
12   Nigel Mansell 5   -32  
13   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 5   -32  
14   Marc Surer 4   -33  
15   Mario Andretti 3   -34  
16   Hector Rebaque 3   -34  
17   Andrea de Cesaris 1   -36  
18   Patrick Tambay 1   -36