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1981 US West GP
1980 Brazilian GP

1981 Brazilian GP

1981 Argentine GP
1982 Brazilian GP
 X  Grande Prêmio do Brasil


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

Details
DateSunday 29 March 1981
Start time14:00
EventBrazilian GP
CircuitJacarepagua
Event FormatRace of 63 laps
Race3 of 16
Championship race344
Circuit
Laps62
Circuit Perimeter5031 m
Race Distance5031 × 63 = 316.953 km (scheduled)
5031 × 62 = 311.922 km (raced)
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionAnti-clockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Fresh, Rain
Participants
Entries29
Qualifiers23
Finishers13
Championship DebutantsRicardo Londoño (Driver)
MilestonesEnsign Racing - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Ensign - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Manufacturer)
Gilles Villeneuve - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
Marc Surer - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Michelin - 200th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Ricardo Londoño - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Ricardo Zunino - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Team ATS - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most 11th Fastest LapsMcLaren (15),
2. Most 23rd Place QualificationsJean-Pierre Jarier (6)
Records Extended 1. Most 11th Place FinishesLotus (23),
2. Most 12th Place FinishesBrabham (22),
3. Most 12th Fastest LapsLotus (19),
4. Most Race EntriesLotus (896),
5. Most 7th Place QualificationsFerrari (51),
6. Most 13th Place QualificationsLotus (45)

Championships
1 Alan Jones 15 
same
 Carlos Reutemann 15 
up
3 Riccardo Patrese 4 
up
 Nélson Piquet 4 
same
5 Marc Surer 3 
up
 Mario Andretti 3 
down
7 Eddie Cheever 2 
down
 Elio de Angelis 2 
same
9 Patrick Tambay 1 
down
 Jacques Laffite 1 
down
1 Williams / Ford 30 
same
2 Arrows / Ford 4 
up
 Brabham / Ford 4 
same
4 Ensign / Ford 3 
up
 Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo 3 
down
6 Lotus / Ford 2 
same
 Tyrrell / Ford 2 
down
8 Ligier / Matra 1 
down
 Theodore / Ford 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 2Car 5Car 14
EntrantAlbilad-Williams Racing TeamParmalat Racing TeamEnsign Racing
DriverCarlos ReutemannNélson PiquetMarc Surer
CarWilliams FW07CBrabham BT49CEnsign N180B
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time2:00'23.661'35.0791'54.302
Speed155.450 km/h190.490 km/h158.454 km/h


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