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1981 Season
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1981 Austrian GP
1980 Dutch GP

1981 Dutch GP

1981 Italian GP
1982 Dutch GP
 XXVIII  Grote Prijs van Nederland

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

Details
DateSunday 30 August 1981
Start time14:00
Event Dutch GP
Circuit Zandvoort
Event FormatRace of 72 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#12 of 15 in 1981
#354 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps72
Circuit Perimeter4252 m
Race Distance4252 × 72 = 306.144 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries30
Qualifiers25
Finishers10
DebutantsNone
MilestonesEquipe Renault Elf – 100th Race Entry (Entrant)
Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo – 50th Race Entry (Entrant)
Renault – 100th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
 RenÚ Arnoux – 50th Race Entry (Driver)
 Renault – 100th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
 McLaren – 500th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken None
Records Extended 1. Most Retirements Lotus (395),
2. Most Race Entries Lotus (914),
3. Most 17th Place Qualifications Lotus (35)

World Championship standings
1  NÚlson Piquet 45 up
2  Carlos Reutemann 45 up
3  Jacques Laffite 34 
4  Alan Jones 31 
5  Alain Prost 28 up
6  Gilles Villeneuve 21 up
7  John Watson 21 up
8  RenÚ Arnoux 11 
9  Hector Rebaque 11 up
10  Riccardo Patrese 10 up
11  Eddie Cheever 10 up
12  Elio de Angelis 10 
13  Didier Pironi 7 
14  Nigel Mansell 5 
15  Marc Surer 4 
16  Mario Andretti 3 
17  Andrea de Cesaris 1 
  Patrick Tambay 1 
  Slim Borgudd 1 
  Eliseo Salazar 1 
1  Williams / Ford 76 
2  Brabham / Ford 56 
3  Renault / Renault 39 up
4  Ligier / Matra 34 up
5  Ferrari / Ferrari 28 
6  McLaren / Ford 22 
7  Lotus / Ford 15 
8  Arrows / Ford 10 
9  Tyrrell / Ford 10 
10  Ensign / Ford 5 
11  Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo 3 
12  ATS / Ford 1 
  Theodore / Ford 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 15Car 15Car 1
EntrantEquipe Renault ElfEquipe Renault ElfTAG Williams Team
Driver Alain Prost Alain Prost Alan Jones
Car Renault RE30 Renault RE30 Williams FW07D
EngineRenault 1.5 V6TRenault 1.5 V6TFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:40'22.431'18.1761'21.83
Speed183.002 km/h195.804 km/h187.061 km/h