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1981 San Marino GP
1980 Belgian GP

1981 Belgian GP

1981 Monaco GP
1982 Belgian GP
 XXXIX  Grote Prijs van Belgie

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

Details
DateSunday 17 May 1981
Start time14:00
Event Belgian GP
Circuit Zolder
Event FormatRace of 70 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#5 of 15 in 1981
#347 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps54
Circuit Perimeter4262 m
Race Distance4262 × 70 = 298.340 km (scheduled)
4262 × 54 = 230.148 km (raced)
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherCloudy, Mild, Wet
Participants
Entries31
Qualifiers24
Finishers13
DebutantsNone
Milestones Didier Pironi – 50th Race Entry (Driver)
 Jacques Laffite – 100th Race Entry (Driver)
Records Broken None
Records Extended 1. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (413),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (281),
3. Most 4th Place Finishes Ferrari (67),
4. Most 8th Place Finishes Ferrari (41),
5. Most Consecutive Constructors' Championship Points Scores Carlos Reutemann (15),
6. Most Consecutive Drivers' Championship Points Scores Carlos Reutemann (15),
7. Most Races Led Ferrari (198),
8. Most Laps Led Ferrari (5621),
9. Most Race Entries Lotus (900),
10. Most Failures to Qualify March (49),
11. Most 3rd Place Qualifications Ferrari (83),
12. Most 7th Place Qualifications Ferrari (53),
13. Most 10th Place Qualifications Lotus (39),
14. Most 14th Place Qualifications Lotus (40)

World Championship standings
1  Carlos Reutemann 34 
2  NÚlson Piquet 22 
3  Alan Jones 18 
4  Riccardo Patrese 10 
5  Jacques Laffite 7 up
6  Elio de Angelis 5 up
7  Nigel Mansell 4 
  Alain Prost 4 up
9  Mario Andretti 3 up
  Gilles Villeneuve 3 
  Marc Surer 3 up
  Hector Rebaque 3 up
13  Eddie Cheever 3 up
14  Didier Pironi 2 up
  RenÚ Arnoux 2 up
16  Patrick Tambay 1 up
  Andrea de Cesaris 1 up
1  Williams / Ford 52 
2  Brabham / Ford 25 
3  Arrows / Ford 10 
4  Lotus / Ford 9 up
5  Ligier / Matra 7 up
6  Renault / Renault 6 up
7  Ferrari / Ferrari 5 up
8  Ensign / Ford 3 up
  Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo 3 up
10  Tyrrell / Ford 3 up
11  McLaren / Ford 1 up
  Theodore / Ford 1 up

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 2Car 2Car 2
EntrantAlbilad-Williams Racing TeamAlbilad-Williams Racing TeamAlbilad-Williams Racing Team
Driver Carlos Reutemann Carlos Reutemann Carlos Reutemann
Car Williams FW07C Williams FW07C Williams FW07C
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:16'31.611'22.281'23.30
Speed180.445 km/h186.475 km/h184.192 km/h