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 XX  Grand Prix Labatt du Canada


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

Details
DateSunday 27 September 1981
Start time14:00
EventCanadian GP
CircuitMontréal
Event FormatRace of 70 laps
Race15 of 16
Championship race356
Circuit
Laps63
Circuit Perimeter4410 m
Race Distance4410 × 70 = 308.700 km (scheduled)
4410 × 63 = 277.830 km (raced)
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Rain
Participants
Entries30
Qualifiers24
Finishers12
Championship DebutantsJacques Villeneuve (Snr) (Driver)
MilestonesBrian Henton - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Elf - 50th Pole Position (Lubricant Manufacturer)
March Grand Prix Team - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Marlboro McLaren International - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Unipart - 1st Fastest Lap (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 3rd Fastest LapsCarlos Reutemann (9),
2. Most 20th Fastest LapsLotus (10),
3. Most 20th Place QualificationsMarch (26)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (287),
2. Most RetirementsLotus (397),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (419),
4. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (272),
5. Most 3rd Place FinishesFerrari (84),
6. Most 9th Fastest LapsLotus (22),
7. Most Race EntriesLotus (918),
8. Most 23rd Place QualificationsJean-Pierre Jarier (7)

Championships
1 Carlos Reutemann 49 
same
2 Nélson Piquet 48 
same
3 Jacques Laffite 43 
up
4 Alain Prost 37 
down
5 Alan Jones 37 
down
6 John Watson 27 
up
7 Gilles Villeneuve 25 
down
8 Elio de Angelis 14 
same
9 René Arnoux 11 
same
10 Hector Rebaque 11 
same
11 Riccardo Patrese 10 
same
12 Eddie Cheever 10 
same
13 Didier Pironi 9 
same
14 Nigel Mansell 5 
same
15 Marc Surer 4 
same
16 Bruno Giacomelli 3 
up
 Mario Andretti 3 
same
18 Patrick Tambay 1 
down
 Eliseo Salazar 1 
down
 Slim Borgudd 1 
down
 Andrea de Cesaris 1 
down
1 Williams / Ford 86 
same
2 Brabham / Ford 59 
same
3 Renault / Renault 48 
same
4 Ligier / Matra 43 
same
5 Ferrari / Ferrari 34 
same
6 McLaren / Ford 28 
same
7 Lotus / Ford 19 
same
8 Arrows / Ford 10 
same
9 Tyrrell / Ford 10 
same
10 Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo 6 
up
11 Ensign / Ford 5 
down
12 Theodore / Ford 1 
same
 ATS / Ford 1 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 26Car 5Car 7
EntrantEquipe Talbot GitanesParmalat Racing TeamMarlboro McLaren International
DriverJacques LaffiteNélson PiquetJohn Watson
CarLigier JS17Brabham BT49CMcLaren MP4/1
EngineMatra 3.0 V12Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time2:01'25.201'29.2111'49.475
Speed137.290 km/h177.960 km/h145.019 km/h


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