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

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

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1981 South African GP
1980 United States GP
1980 US West GP

1981 US West GP

1981 Brazilian GP
1982 US West GP
 VII  Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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

DateSunday 15 March 1981
Start time14:00
EventUS West GP
CircuitLong Beach
Event FormatRace of 80 laps
Race2 of 16
Championship race343
Circuit Perimeter3251 m
Race Distance3251 × 80 + 1625 = 261.705 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
WeatherSunny, Hot, Dry
Championship Debutants
Chico Serra (Driver),
Eliseo Salazar (Driver),
Miguel Angel Guerra (Driver),
Siegfried Stohr (Driver),
Alfa Romeo 179C (Car Model),
Brabham BT49C (Car Model),
Ensign N180B (Car Model),
Ferrari 126CK (Car Model),
Fittipaldi F8C (Car Model),
Ligier JS17 (Car Model),
March 811 (Car Model),
   McLaren M29F (Car Model),
Renault RE20B (Car Model),
Theodore TY01 (Car Model),
Williams FW07C (Car Model),
Ensign Racing (Entrant),
Equipe Talbot Gitanes (Entrant),
March Grand Prix Team (Entrant),
Marlboro McLaren International (Entrant),
Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team (Entrant),
Theodore Racing Team (Entrant),
Tyrrell Racing Team (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 29 - 1st Pole Position (Car Number)
Arrows - 1st Pole Position (Car Manufacturer)
Bruno Giacomelli - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
Mobil - 10th Fastest Lap (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team - 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
Riccardo Patrese - 1st Pole Position (Driver)
Valvoline - 20th Pole Position (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 8th Fastest LapsFerrari (19),
2. Most 20th Fastest LapsLotus (9),
3. Most 21st Place QualificationsJan Lammers (8)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (389),
2. Most 15th Fastest LapsLotus (17),
3. Most Race EntriesLotus (894),
4. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (83),
5. Most 13th Place QualificationsLotus (44)

1 Alan Jones 9
2 Carlos Reutemann 6
3 NÚlson Piquet 4
4 Mario Andretti 3
5 Eddie Cheever 2
6 Patrick Tambay 1
1 Williams / Ford 15
2 Brabham / Ford 4
3 Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo 3
4 Tyrrell / Ford 2
5 Theodore / Ford 1

 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 1Car 29Car 1
EntrantAlbilad-Williams Racing TeamRagno Arrows Beta Racing TeamAlbilad-Williams Racing Team
DriverAlan JonesRiccardo PatreseAlan Jones
CarWilliams FW07CArrows A3Williams FW07C
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Speed141.860 km/h147.402 km/h144.666 km/h

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