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1981 German GP
1980 Austrian GP

1981 Austrian GP

1981 Dutch GP
1982 Austrian GP
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Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 16 August 1981
Start time14:00
EventAustrian GP
CircuitOsterreichring
Event FormatRace of 53 laps
Race12 of 16
Championship race353
Circuit
Laps53
Circuit Perimeter5942 m
Race Distance5942 × 53 = 314.926 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherHot, Dry
Participants
Entries28
Qualifiers24
Finishers11
Championship Debutants
ATS HGS-2 (Car Model),
Alfa Romeo 179B (Car Model),
   Alfa Romeo 179D (Car Model)
MilestonesCar 5 - 250th Race Entry (Car Number)
Equipe Talbot Gitanes - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Equipe Talbot Gitanes - 1st Win (Entrant)
Michelin - 25th Fastest Lap (Tyre Manufacturer)
Michelin - 25th Win (Tyre Manufacturer)
Patrick Tambay - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
TAG Williams Team - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken None
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (394),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Carlos Reutemann (64),
3. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Carlos Reutemann (64),
4. Most Races LedFerrari (201),
5. Most Laps LedFerrari (5693),
6. Most Race EntriesLotus (912),
7. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (84),
8. Most 8th Place QualificationsFerrari (54)

Championships
1  Carlos Reutemann 45 
2  Nélson Piquet 39 
3  Jacques Laffite 34 
4  Alan Jones 27 
5  Gilles Villeneuve 21 
6  John Watson 21 
7  Alain Prost 19 
8  René Arnoux 11 
up
9  Riccardo Patrese 10 
down
10  Eddie Cheever 10 
down
11  Hector Rebaque 8 
down
12  Elio de Angelis 8 
down
13  Didier Pironi 7 
down
14  Nigel Mansell 5 
down
15  Marc Surer 4 
16  Mario Andretti 3 
17  Slim Borgudd 1 
  Patrick Tambay 1 
  Andrea de Cesaris 1 
1 Williams / Ford 72 
2 Brabham / Ford 47 
3 Ligier / Matra 34 
up
4 Renault / Renault 30 
up
5 Ferrari / Ferrari 28 
down
6 McLaren / Ford 22 
7 Lotus / Ford 13 
8 Arrows / Ford 10 
9 Tyrrell / Ford 10 
10 Ensign / Ford 4 
11 Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo 3 
12 Theodore / Ford 1 
 ATS / Ford 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 26Car 16Car 26
EntrantEquipe Talbot GitanesEquipe Renault ElfEquipe Talbot Gitanes
Driver Jacques Laffite René Arnoux Jacques Laffite
CarLigier JS17Renault RE30Ligier JS17
EngineMatra 3.0 V12Renault 1.5 V6TMatra 3.0 V12
Time1:27'36.471'32.0181'37.62
Speed215.683 km/h232.468 km/h219.127 km/h


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