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1981 Season
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1981 Spanish GP
1980 French GP

1981 French GP

1981 British GP
1982 French GP
 LXVII  Grand Prix de France

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

Details
DateSunday 5 July 1981
Start time14:00
Event French GP
Circuit Dijon
Event FormatRace of 80 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#8 of 15 in 1981
#350 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps80
Circuit Perimeter3800 m
Race Distance3800 × 80 = 304.000 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherCloudy, Fresh, Showers
Participants
Entries29
Qualifiers24
Finishers17
DebutantsNone
MilestonesCar 35 – 50th Race Entry (Car Number)
 Alain Prost – 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
 Alain Prost – 1st Win (Driver)
 Alfa Romeo – 100th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken None
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (285),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (417),
3. Most 5th Place Finishes Ferrari (46),
4. Most Race Entries Lotus (906),
5. Most 13th Place Qualifications Lotus (46)

World Championship standings
1  Carlos Reutemann 37 
2  NÚlson Piquet 26 up
3  Alan Jones 24 up
4  Gilles Villeneuve 21 
5  Jacques Laffite 17 
6  Alain Prost 13 up
7  Riccardo Patrese 10 up
  John Watson 10 up
9  Elio de Angelis 8 up
10  Didier Pironi 7 up
11  Nigel Mansell 5 up
12  RenÚ Arnoux 5 up
13  Eddie Cheever 5 up
14  Marc Surer 4 up
15  Mario Andretti 3 up
  Hector Rebaque 3 up
17  Andrea de Cesaris 1 
  Patrick Tambay 1 
1  Williams / Ford 61 
2  Brabham / Ford 29 up
3  Ferrari / Ferrari 28 up
4  Renault / Renault 18 up
5  Ligier / Matra 17 up
6  Lotus / Ford 13 up
7  McLaren / Ford 11 up
8  Arrows / Ford 10 up
9  Tyrrell / Ford 5 
10  Ensign / Ford 4 
11  Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo 3 
12  Theodore / Ford 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 15Car 16Car 15
EntrantEquipe Renault ElfEquipe Renault ElfEquipe Renault Elf
Driver Alain Prost RenÚ Arnoux Alain Prost
Car Renault RE30 Renault RE30 Renault RE30
EngineRenault 1.5 V6TRenault 1.5 V6TRenault 1.5 V6T
Time1:35'48.131'05.951'09.14
Speed190.392 km/h207.430 km/h197.859 km/h