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1981 Season
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1981 Brazilian GP
1980 Argentine GP

1981 Argentine GP

1981 San Marino GP
1995 Argentine GP
 XVII  Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina

Event Overview • SessionsEntry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateSunday 12 April 1981
Start time14:00
Event Argentine GP
Circuit Buenos Aires
Event FormatRace of 53 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#3 of 15 in 1981
#345 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps53
Circuit Perimeter5968 m
Race Distance5968 × 53 = 316.304 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Hot, Dry
Participants
Entries29
Qualifiers24
Finishers13
DebutantsMcLaren MP4/1 (Car Model)
Records Broken 1. Most Consecutive Drivers' Championship Points Scores Carlos Reutemann (13),
2. Most Consecutive Constructors' Championship Points Scores Carlos Reutemann (13),
3. Most 10th Place Qualifications Lotus (38)
Records Extended 1. Most Retirements Lotus (390),
2. Most Race Entries Lotus (898),
3. Most 4th Place Qualifications Carlos Reutemann (16),
4. Most 7th Place Qualifications Ferrari (52)

World Championship standings
1  Carlos Reutemann 21 
2  Alan Jones 18 up
3  NÚlson Piquet 13 
4  Riccardo Patrese 4 up
  Alain Prost 4 
6  Marc Surer 3 up
  Mario Andretti 3 up
8  Elio de Angelis 3 up
9  RenÚ Arnoux 2 
  Eddie Cheever 2 up
11  Patrick Tambay 1 up
  Jacques Laffite 1 up
1  Williams / Ford 39 
2  Brabham / Ford 13 
3  Renault / Renault 6 
4  Arrows / Ford 4 up
5  Ensign / Ford 3 up
  Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo 3 up
7  Lotus / Ford 3 up
8  Tyrrell / Ford 2 up
9  Theodore / Ford 1 up
  Ligier / Matra 1 up

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 5Car 5Car 5
EntrantParmalat Racing TeamParmalat Racing TeamParmalat Racing Team
Driver NÚlson Piquet NÚlson Piquet NÚlson Piquet
Car Brabham BT49C Brabham BT49C Brabham BT49C
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:34'32.741'42.6651'45.287
Speed200.731 km/h209.271 km/h204.059 km/h