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1981 German GP
1980 Austrian GP

1981 Austrian GP

1981 Dutch GP
1982 Austrian GP
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Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 16 August 1981
Start time14:00
EventAustrian GP
CircuitOsterreichring
Event FormatRace of 53 laps
Race12 of 16
Championship race353
Circuit
Laps53
Circuit Perimeter5942 m
Race Distance5942 × 53 = 314.926 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherHot, Dry
Participants
Entries28
Qualifiers24
Finishers11
Championship Debutants
ATS HGS-2 (Car Model),
Alfa Romeo 179B (Car Model),
   Alfa Romeo 179D (Car Model)
MilestonesCar 5 - 250th Race Entry (Car Number)
Equipe Talbot Gitanes - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Equipe Talbot Gitanes - 1st Win (Entrant)
Michelin - 25th Fastest Lap (Tyre Manufacturer)
Michelin - 25th Win (Tyre Manufacturer)
Patrick Tambay - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
TAG Williams Team - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most 2nd Fastest LapsAlan Jones (11),
2. Most 9th Fastest LapsLotus (21)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (394),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresCarlos Reutemann (64),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresCarlos Reutemann (64),
4. Most 10th Fastest LapsLotus (19),
5. Most Races LedFerrari (201),
6. Most Laps LedFerrari (5693),
7. Most Race EntriesLotus (912),
8. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (84),
9. Most 8th Place QualificationsFerrari (54)

Championships
1 Carlos Reutemann 45 
same
2 NÚlson Piquet 39 
same
3 Jacques Laffite 34 
same
4 Alan Jones 27 
same
5 Gilles Villeneuve 21 
same
6 John Watson 21 
same
7 Alain Prost 19 
same
8 RenÚ Arnoux 11 
up
9 Riccardo Patrese 10 
down
10 Eddie Cheever 10 
down
11 Hector Rebaque 8 
down
12 Elio de Angelis 8 
down
13 Didier Pironi 7 
down
14 Nigel Mansell 5 
down
15 Marc Surer 4 
same
16 Mario Andretti 3 
same
17 Patrick Tambay 1 
same
 Slim Borgudd 1 
same
 Andrea de Cesaris 1 
same
1 Williams / Ford 72 
same
2 Brabham / Ford 47 
same
3 Ligier / Matra 34 
up
4 Renault / Renault 30 
up
5 Ferrari / Ferrari 28 
down
6 McLaren / Ford 22 
same
7 Lotus / Ford 13 
same
8 Arrows / Ford 10 
same
9 Tyrrell / Ford 10 
same
10 Ensign / Ford 4 
same
11 Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo 3 
same
12 Theodore / Ford 1 
same
 ATS / Ford 1 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 26Car 16Car 26
EntrantEquipe Talbot GitanesEquipe Renault ElfEquipe Talbot Gitanes
DriverJacques LaffiteRenÚ ArnouxJacques Laffite
CarLigier JS17Renault RE30Ligier JS17
EngineMatra 3.0 V12Renault 1.5 V6TMatra 3.0 V12
Time1:27'36.471'32.0181'37.62
Speed215.683 km/h232.468 km/h219.127 km/h


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