Home

1981 Season
o  Season Overview
o  Drivers' Championship
o  Constructors' Championship
o  Race Results
o  Poles and Fastest Laps
o  Participations Matrix
o  Line-Up
o  Calendar

Profiles
o  Drivers
o  Teams
o  Cars
o  Engines
o  Tyres
o  Lubricants
o  Entrants
o  Designers
o  Car Numbers
o  Sponsors
o  Events
o  Circuits

History
o  Previous Seasons
o  Drivers' Championships
o  Constructors' Championships
o  Race Results
o  All-Time Calendar

Statistics
o  Data Search
o  Side-by-Side Comparisons

Other
o  Acknowledgments
o  Links
www.ChicaneF1.com
1981 Brazilian GP
1980 Argentine GP

1981 Argentine GP

1981 San Marino GP
1995 Argentine GP
 XVII  Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 12 April 1981
Start time14:00
EventArgentine GP
CircuitBuenos Aires
Event FormatRace of 53 laps
Race4 of 16
Championship race345
Circuit
Laps53
Circuit Perimeter5968 m
Race Distance5968 × 53 = 316.304 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Hot, Dry
Participants
Entries29
Qualifiers24
Finishers13
Championship DebutantsMcLaren MP4/1 (Car Model)
MilestonesEddie Cheever - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Michelin - 250th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Osella Squadra Corse - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Osella - 20th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Theodore - 10th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most Consecutive Drivers' Championship Points ScoresCarlos Reutemann (13),
2. Most Consecutive Constructors' Championship Points ScoresCarlos Reutemann (13),
3. Most 10th Place QualificationsLotus (38)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (390),
2. Most 23rd Fastest LapsLotus (11),
3. Most Race EntriesLotus (898),
4. Most 4th Place QualificationsCarlos Reutemann (16),
5. Most 7th Place QualificationsFerrari (52)

Championships
1 Carlos Reutemann 21 
same
2 Alan Jones 18 
down
3 NÚlson Piquet 13 
same
4 Alain Prost 4 
up
 Riccardo Patrese 4 
down
6 Marc Surer 3 
down
 Mario Andretti 3 
down
8 Elio de Angelis 3 
down
9 Eddie Cheever 2 
down
 RenÚ Arnoux 2 
up
11 Patrick Tambay 1 
down
 Jacques Laffite 1 
down
1 Williams / Ford 39 
same
2 Brabham / Ford 13 
same
3 Renault / Renault 6 
up
4 Arrows / Ford 4 
down
5 Ensign / Ford 3 
down
 Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo 3 
down
7 Lotus / Ford 3 
down
8 Tyrrell / Ford 2 
down
9 Ligier / Matra 1 
down
 Theodore / Ford 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 5Car 5Car 5
EntrantParmalat Racing TeamParmalat Racing TeamParmalat Racing Team
DriverNÚlson PiquetNÚlson PiquetNÚlson Piquet
CarBrabham BT49CBrabham BT49CBrabham BT49C
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:34'32.741'42.6651'45.287
Speed200.731 km/h209.271 km/h204.059 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led