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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 (298.340 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:16:31.61
Average speed: 180.467 kph
Pole time: 82.28 seconds
Cautions: none
Margin of victory: 36.06 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1981 Formula One results   /   1981 standings

PosSt#DriverTeamChass./Eng.LapsStatusLedPts
1 12   Carlos Reutemann TAG Williams Racing TeamWilliams FW07C / Ford Cosworth DFV541:16:31.61359
2 926   Jacques Laffite Equipe Talbot GitanesLigier JS17 / Matra MS8154+36.0606
31012   Nigel Mansell Team Essex LotusLotus 81B / Ford Cosworth DFV54+43.6904
4 727   Gilles Villeneuve Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 126CK / Ferrari 02154+47.6403
51411   Elio de Angelis Team Essex LotusLotus 81B / Ford Cosworth DFV54+49.2002
6 83   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Team TyrrellTyrrell 010 / Ford Cosworth DFV54+52.5101
7 57   John Watson Marlboro McLaren InternationalMcLaren MP4 / Ford Cosworth DFV54+61.6600
8 328   Didier Pironi Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 126CK / Ferrari 02154+92.04120
91723   Bruno Giacomelli Marlboro Team Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 179C / Alfa Romeo 126054+95.5800
101822   Mario Andretti Marlboro Team Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 179C / Alfa Romeo 126053+1 lap00
111514   Marc Surer Ensign RacingEnsign N180B / Ford Cosworth DFV52+2 laps00
12194   Michele Alboreto Team TyrrellTyrrell 010 / Ford Cosworth DFV52+2 laps00
132431   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella Squadra CorseOsella FA1B / Ford Cosworth DFV50+4 laps00
ret216   Hector Rebaque Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT49C / Ford Cosworth DFV39crash00
ret1625   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Equipe Talbot GitanesLigier JS17 / Matra MS8135transmission00
ret2021   Chico Serra Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F8C / Ford Cosworth DFV29engine00
ret2232   Beppe Gabbiani Osella Squadra CorseOsella FA1B / Ford Cosworth DFV22engine00
ret 61   Alan Jones TAG Williams Racing TeamWilliams FW07C / Ford Cosworth DFV19crash70
ret238   Andrea de Cesaris Marlboro McLaren InternationalMcLaren M29C / Ford Cosworth DFV11gearbox00
ret 25   Nelson Piquet Parmalat Racing TeamBrabham BT49C / Ford Cosworth DFV10crash00
ret1120   Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldi F8C / Ford Cosworth DFV10gearbox00
ret1215   Alain Prost Equipe Renault ElfRenault RE20B / Renault-Gordini EF12clutch00
ret 429   Riccardo Patrese Arrows Racing TeamArrows A3 / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash00
ret1330   Siegfried Stohr Arrows Racing TeamArrows A3 / Ford Cosworth DFV0crash00
* Race shortened to 54 laps due to rain.

Fastest Lap: 184.192 kph by Carlos Reutemann

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
25Derek Daly18March Grand Prix Team
26Rene Arnoux16Equipe Renault Elf
27Eliseo Salazar17March Grand Prix Team
28Slim Borgudd9Team ATS
29Patrick Tambay33Theodore Racing Team
30Derek Warwick36Candy Toleman Motorsport
31Brian Henton35Candy Toleman Motorsport

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  
7   Nigel Mansell 4   -30  
9   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 3   -31  
9   Marc Surer 3   -31  
9   Hector Rebaque 3   -31  
9   Gilles Villeneuve 3   -31  
9   Mario Andretti 3   -31  
14   Rene Arnoux 2   -32  
14   Didier Pironi 2   -32  
16   Patrick Tambay 1   -33  
16   Andrea de Cesaris 1   -33