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1981 British Grand Prix

Round
9/15
Date
Jul 18, 1981 at 00:00
Location
Silverstone, United Kingdom
Race: 1981 British GP
Watson
Winner
1:26:54.800
Winning time
Arnoux
Pole position
Arnoux
Fastest lap
1:15.067
Fastest lap time

Results

Pos. Driver Constructor Time/Retired Grid Laps Points
1 #7 John Watson McLaren 1:26:54.800 5th 68 9
2 #2 Carlos Reutemann Williams +40.650 9th 68 6
3 #26 Jacques Laffite Ligier +1 lap 14th 67 4
4 #3 Eddie Cheever Tyrrell +1 lap 23rd 67 3
5 #6 Héctor Rebaque Brabham +1 lap 13th 67 2
6 #9 Slim Borgudd ATS +1 lap 21st 67 1
7 #17 Derek Daly March +2 laps 17th 66
8 #32 Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella +3 laps 20th 65
9 #16 René Arnoux Renault Distributor 1st 64
10 #29 Riccardo Patrese Arrows Engine 10th 64
11 #33 Marc Surer Theodore Out of fuel 24th 61
DNF #22 Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo Throttle 11th 59
DNF #20 Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi Suspension 16th 56
DNF #15 Alain Prost Renault Distributor 2nd 17
DNF #25 Patrick Tambay Ligier Clutch 15th 15
DNF #28 Didier Pironi Ferrari Turbo 4th 13
DNF #5 Nelson Piquet Brabham Tyre 3rd 11
DNF #23 Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo Transmission 12th 5
DNF #27 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Spun off 8th 4
DNF #1 Alan Jones Williams Collision 7th 3
DNF #8 Andrea de Cesaris McLaren Spun off 6th 3
DNF #4 Michele Alboreto Tyrrell Clutch 19th 0
DNF #30 Siegfried Stohr Arrows Spun off 18th 0
DSQ #11 Elio de Angelis Lotus Ignored yellow flags 22nd 25
DNQ #21 Chico Serra Fittipaldi
DNQ #35 Brian Henton Toleman
DNQ #12 Nigel Mansell Lotus
DNQ #14 Eliseo Salazar Ensign
DNQ #36 Derek Warwick Toleman
DNQ #31 Beppe Gabbiani Osella
Pos. Driver Constructor Time Gap Laps
1 #16 René Arnoux Renault 1:11.000
2 #15 Alain Prost Renault 1:11.046 +0.046
3 #5 Nelson Piquet Brabham 1:11.952 +0.952
4 #28 Didier Pironi Ferrari 1:12.644 +1.644
5 #7 John Watson McLaren 1:12.712 +1.712
6 #8 Andrea de Cesaris McLaren 1:12.728 +1.728
7 #1 Alan Jones Williams 1:12.998 +1.998
8 #27 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:13.311 +2.311
9 #2 Carlos Reutemann Williams 1:13.371 +2.371
10 #29 Riccardo Patrese Arrows 1:13.762 +2.762
11 #22 Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo 1:13.928 +2.928
12 #23 Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 1:14.119 +3.119
13 #6 Héctor Rebaque Brabham 1:14.542 +3.542
14 #26 Jacques Laffite Ligier 1:14.798 +3.798
15 #25 Patrick Tambay Ligier 1:14.976 +3.976
16 #20 Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi 1:15.165 +4.165
17 #17 Derek Daly March 1:15.189 +4.189
18 #30 Siegfried Stohr Arrows 1:15.304 +4.304
19 #4 Michele Alboreto Tyrrell 1:15.850 +4.850
20 #32 Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella 1:15.898 +4.898
21 #9 Slim Borgudd ATS 1:15.959 +4.959
22 #11 Elio de Angelis Lotus 1:15.971 +4.971
23 #3 Eddie Cheever Tyrrell 1:16.099 +5.099
24 #33 Marc Surer Theodore 1:16.155 +5.155
25 #21 Chico Serra Fittipaldi 1:16.360 +5.360
26 #35 Brian Henton Toleman 1:16.388 +5.388
27 #12 Nigel Mansell Lotus 1:16.432 +5.432
28 #14 Eliseo Salazar Ensign 1:16.694 +5.694
29 #36 Derek Warwick Toleman 1:16.891 +5.891
30 #31 Beppe Gabbiani Osella 1:17.784 +6.784
Pos. Driver Constructor Time Gap Laps
1 #16 René Arnoux Renault 1:11.000
2 #15 Alain Prost Renault 1:11.046 +0.046
3 #5 Nelson Piquet Brabham 1:11.952 +0.952
4 #28 Didier Pironi Ferrari 1:12.644 +1.644
5 #7 John Watson McLaren 1:12.712 +1.712
6 #8 Andrea de Cesaris McLaren 1:12.728 +1.728
7 #1 Alan Jones Williams 1:13.250 +2.250
8 #27 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:13.311 +2.311
9 #2 Carlos Reutemann Williams 1:13.371 +2.371
10 #29 Riccardo Patrese Arrows 1:13.762 +2.762
11 #22 Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo 1:13.928 +2.928
12 #23 Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 1:14.442 +3.442
13 #6 Héctor Rebaque Brabham 1:14.542 +3.542
14 #26 Jacques Laffite Ligier 1:14.798 +3.798
15 #25 Patrick Tambay Ligier 1:14.976 +3.976
16 #20 Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi 1:15.165 +4.165
17 #17 Derek Daly March 1:15.303 +4.303
18 #30 Siegfried Stohr Arrows 1:15.304 +4.304
19 #4 Michele Alboreto Tyrrell 1:15.850 +4.850
20 #32 Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella 1:15.898 +4.898
21 #9 Slim Borgudd ATS 1:15.959 +4.959
22 #11 Elio de Angelis Lotus 1:15.971 +4.971
23 #3 Eddie Cheever Tyrrell 1:16.099 +5.099
24 #33 Marc Surer Theodore 1:16.155 +5.155
25 #21 Chico Serra Fittipaldi 1:16.360 +5.360
26 #12 Nigel Mansell Lotus 1:16.432 +5.432
27 #14 Eliseo Salazar Ensign 1:16.694 +5.694
28 #36 Derek Warwick Toleman 1:16.891 +5.891
29 #31 Beppe Gabbiani Osella 1:17.784 +6.784
30 #35 Brian Henton Toleman 1:19.602 +8.602
Pos. Driver Constructor Time Gap Laps
1 #16 René Arnoux Renault 1:12.158
2 #15 Alain Prost Renault 1:12.237 +0.079
3 #5 Nelson Piquet Brabham 1:12.328 +0.170
4 #1 Alan Jones Williams 1:12.998 +0.840
5 #7 John Watson McLaren 1:13.370 +1.212
6 #2 Carlos Reutemann Williams 1:13.467 +1.309
7 #8 Andrea de Cesaris McLaren 1:13.976 +1.818
8 #28 Didier Pironi Ferrari 1:14.070 +1.912
9 #23 Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 1:14.119 +1.961
10 #27 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:14.182 +2.024
11 #22 Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo 1:14.440 +2.282
12 #6 Héctor Rebaque Brabham 1:14.594 +2.436
13 #17 Derek Daly March 1:15.189 +3.031
14 #29 Riccardo Patrese Arrows 1:15.217 +3.059
15 #26 Jacques Laffite Ligier 1:15.313 +3.155
16 #25 Patrick Tambay Ligier 1:15.656 +3.498
17 #32 Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella 1:15.943 +3.785
18 #3 Eddie Cheever Tyrrell 1:16.381 +4.223
19 #35 Brian Henton Toleman 1:16.388 +4.230
20 #4 Michele Alboreto Tyrrell 1:16.446 +4.288
21 #20 Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi 1:16.695 +4.537
22 #9 Slim Borgudd ATS 1:16.758 +4.600
23 #14 Eliseo Salazar Ensign 1:17.053 +4.895
24 #33 Marc Surer Theodore 1:17.124 +4.966
25 #30 Siegfried Stohr Arrows 1:17.229 +5.071
26 #36 Derek Warwick Toleman 1:17.998 +5.840
27 #21 Chico Serra Fittipaldi 1:18.173 +6.015
28 #31 Beppe Gabbiani Osella 1:20.377 +8.219
29 #11 Elio de Angelis Lotus
30 #12 Nigel Mansell Lotus
Pos. Driver Constructor Time Gap Lap
1 #16 René Arnoux Renault 1:15.067 50

Standings after the race

Driver standings
Pos. Driver Constructor Wins Podiums Points Gap
1 Carlos Reutemann Williams 2 6 43
2 Nelson Piquet Brabham 2 4 26 -17
3 Alan Jones Williams 1 3 24 -19
4 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 2 2 21 -22
5 Jacques Laffite Ligier 0 4 21 -22
6 John Watson McLaren 1 3 19 -24
7 Alain Prost Renault 1 2 13 -30
8 Riccardo Patrese Arrows 0 2 10 -33
9 Eddie Cheever Tyrrell 0 0 8 -35
10 Elio de Angelis Lotus 0 0 8 -35
11 Didier Pironi Ferrari 0 0 7 -36
12 Nigel Mansell Lotus 0 1 5 -38
13 René Arnoux Renault 0 0 5 -38
14 Héctor Rebaque Brabham 0 0 5 -38
15 Marc Surer Theodore 0 0 4 -39
16 Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo 0 0 3 -40
17 Patrick Tambay Ligier 0 0 1 -42
18 Andrea de Cesaris McLaren 0 0 1 -42
19 Slim Borgudd ATS 0 0 1 -42
Pos. Constructor Engine Wins Podiums Points Gap
1 Williams Ford 3 9 67
2 Brabham Ford 2 4 31 -36
3 Ferrari Ferrari 2 2 28 -39
4 Ligier Matra 0 4 21 -46
5 McLaren Ford 1 3 20 -47
6 Renault Renault 1 2 18 -49
7 Lotus Ford 0 1 13 -54
8 Arrows Ford 0 2 10 -57
9 Tyrrell Ford 0 0 8 -59
10 Ensign Ford 0 0 4 -63
11 Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 0 0 3 -64
12 Theodore Ford 0 0 1 -66
13 ATS Ford 0 0 1 -66

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1953 #5 Alberto Ascari Juan Manuel Fangio Nino Farina 1:50.000 - Alberto Ascari Alberto Ascari
1952 #15 Alberto Ascari Piero Taruffi Mike Hawthorn 1:52.000 - Alberto Ascari Nino Farina
1951 #12 José Froilán González Juan Manuel Fangio Luigi Villoresi 1:44.000 - Nino Farina José Froilán González
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The 1981 British Grand Prix started Jul 18, 1981 on Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, United Kingdom. René Arnoux started from pole position with Alain Prost next to him. Nelson Piquet started from third place.

In 1 hour, 26 minutes and 54 seconds John Watson finished the race in first place. The podium was completed with Carlos Reutemann in second and Jacques Laffite in third place.

After the 1981 British Grand Prix, Carlos Reutemann is first in the Formula 1 World Championship with 43 points. Reutemann is 17 points ahead of Nelson Piquet.