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1981 Spanish GP
1980 French GP

1981 French GP

1981 British GP
1982 French GP
 LXVII  Grand Prix de France


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

Details
DateSunday 5 July 1981
Start time14:00
EventFrench GP
CircuitDijon
Event FormatRace of 80 laps
Race9 of 16
Championship race350
Circuit
Laps80
Circuit Perimeter3800 m
Race Distance3800 × 80 = 304.000 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherCloudy, Fresh, Showers
Participants
Entries29
Qualifiers24
Finishers17
Championship DebutantsNone
MilestonesCar 35 - 50th Race Entry (Car Number)
Alain Prost - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Alain Prost - 1st Win (Driver)
Andrea de Cesaris - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Avon - 10th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Beppe Gabbiani - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Candy Toleman Motorsport - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Eddie Cheever - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
Hart - 10th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Nigel Mansell - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Toleman - 10th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Unipart - 25th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Records Broken None
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (285),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (417),
3. Most 5th Place FinishesFerrari (46),
4. Most 12th Fastest LapsLotus (20),
5. Most Race EntriesLotus (906),
6. Most 13th Place QualificationsLotus (46)

Championships
1 Carlos Reutemann 37 
same
2 NÚlson Piquet 26 
up
3 Alan Jones 24 
down
4 Gilles Villeneuve 21 
same
5 Jacques Laffite 17 
same
6 Alain Prost 13 
up
7 John Watson 10 
up
 Riccardo Patrese 10 
down
9 Elio de Angelis 8 
down
10 Didier Pironi 7 
down
11 Nigel Mansell 5 
down
12 RenÚ Arnoux 5 
up
13 Eddie Cheever 5 
down
14 Marc Surer 4 
down
15 Hector Rebaque 3 
down
 Mario Andretti 3 
down
17 Patrick Tambay 1 
same
 Andrea de Cesaris 1 
same
1 Williams / Ford 61 
same
2 Brabham / Ford 29 
up
3 Ferrari / Ferrari 28 
down
4 Renault / Renault 18 
up
5 Ligier / Matra 17 
down
6 Lotus / Ford 13 
down
7 McLaren / Ford 11 
up
8 Arrows / Ford 10 
down
9 Tyrrell / Ford 5 
same
10 Ensign / Ford 4 
same
11 Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo 3 
same
12 Theodore / Ford 1 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 15Car 16Car 15
EntrantEquipe Renault ElfEquipe Renault ElfEquipe Renault Elf
DriverAlain ProstRenÚ ArnouxAlain Prost
CarRenault RE30Renault RE30Renault RE30
EngineRenault 1.5 V6TRenault 1.5 V6TRenault 1.5 V6T
Time1:35'48.131'05.951'09.14
Speed190.392 km/h207.430 km/h197.859 km/h


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