1981 European Formula Two season

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1981 European Formula Two season
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The 1981 European Formula Two season was the fifteenth European Formula Two season and was contested over 12 rounds. The season started on 19 March and ended on 20 September. The Drivers' Championship was won by Englishman Geoff Lees.[1]

Season review[edit]

Rnd Race Track Date Laps Distance Time Speed Pole Position Fastest Lap Race Winner Constructor
Rd.1 United Kingdom BRDC International Trophy Silverstone 29 March 47 221.793 km 1'11:44.76 185.482 km/h New Zealand Mike Thackwell United Kingdom Geoff Lees New Zealand Mike Thackwell Ralt-Honda
Rd.2 Germany Jim Clark Gedächtnisrennen Hockenheim 5 April 30 203.67 km 1'00:28.05 202.095 km/h United Kingdom Geoff Lees Italy Riccardo Paletti Sweden Stefan Johansson Lola-Hart
Rd.3 United Kingdom Jochen Rindt Memorial Trophy Thruxton 20 April 55 208.560 km 1'04:02.40 195.403 km/h Belgium Thierry Boutsen Switzerland Marc Surer Colombia Roberto Guerrero Maurer-BMW
Rd.4 Germany Internationales ADAC-Eifelrennen Nürburgring 26 April 9 205,515 km 1'05:04.63 189.481 km/h Italy Corrado Fabi Belgium Thierry Boutsen Belgium Thierry Boutsen March-BMW
Rd.5 Italy Gran Premio di Roma Vallelunga 10 May 65 208.0 km 1'16:01.14 164.169 km/h Sweden Eje Elgh Italy Corrado Fabi Sweden Eje Elgh Maurer-BMW
Rd.6 Italy Gran Premio di Mugello Mugello 24 May 42 220.290 km 1'15:20.99 175.414 km/h Belgium Thierry Boutsen Italy Piero Necchi Italy Corrado Fabi March-BMW
Rd.7 France Grand Prix Automobile de Pau Pau 8 June 73 201.48 km 1'33:13.91 129.664 km/h Italy Michele Alboreto United Kingdom Geoff Lees United Kingdom Geoff Lees Ralt-Honda
Rd.8 Italy Gran Premio del Mediterraneo Pergusa-Enna 26 June 45 222.75 km 1'10:09.82 190.483 km/h Belgium Thierry Boutsen Belgium Thierry Boutsen Belgium Thierry Boutsen March-BMW
Rd.9 Belgium Grand Prix de Formule 2 Belgique Spa-Francorchamps 9 August 30 209.01 km 1'10:02.68 179.037 km/h Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Geoff Lees United Kingdom Geoff Lees Ralt-Honda
Rd.10 United Kingdom Donington "50 000" Donington Park 16 August 70 220.20 km 1'16:49.82 171.963 km/h Germany Manfred Winkelhock United Kingdom Geoff Lees
Italy Corrado Fabi
United Kingdom Geoff Lees Ralt-Honda
Rd.11 Italy Gran Premio dell'Adriatico Misano 6 September 60 209.28 km 1'12:03.74 174.249 km/h Belgium Thierry Boutsen Italy Michele Alboreto
United Kingdom Geoff Lees
Italy Michele Alboreto Minardi-BMW
Rd.12 Sweden Mantorp Park – F2 Trofén Mantorp Park 20 September 65 203.125 km 1'20:08.0 152.090 km/h Italy Corrado Fabi Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Sweden Stefan Johansson Lola-Hart

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Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver Car(s) SIL
United Kingdom
HOC
West Germany
THR
United Kingdom
NÜR
West Germany
VAL
Italy
MUG
Italy
PAU
France
PER
Italy
SPA
Belgium
DON
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
MAN
Sweden
Pts
1 United Kingdom Geoff Lees Ralt RH6/81-Honda 7 5 NC 5 5 2 1 Ret 1 1 2 2 51
2 Belgium Thierry Boutsen March 812-BMW Ret Ret Ret 1 3 Ret 2 1 2 12 8 4 37
3 Sweden Eje Elgh Maurer MM81-BMW 18 4 2 2 1 4 5 5 3 7 Ret 17 35
4 Sweden Stefan Johansson Lola T850-Hart 9 1 7 4 2 Ret 8 Ret 14 4 9 1 30
5 Italy Corrado Fabi March 812-BMW 3 Ret Ret 3 4 1 Ret Ret 4 2 Ret 7 29
6 New Zealand Mike Thackwell Ralt RH6/81-Honda 1 3 5 6 DSQ Ret 5 3 15 22
7 Colombia Roberto Guerrero Maurer MM81-BMW Ret 10 1 Ret Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret Ret 4 Ret 16
8 Italy Michele Alboreto Minardi Fly 281-BMW 11 8 Ret 8 Ret 14 Ret 3 8 1 13
9 Germany Manfred Winkelhock Ralt RT2-BMW 2 Ret DSQ 12
Maurer MM81-BMW 5 3
10 Italy Riccardo Paletti March 812-BMW 2 Ret 3 Ret 6 10 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 11
11 Italy Piero Necchi March 812-BMW DNS DNS 6 Ret Ret 3 3 11 7 Ret 9
12 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter March 802-BMW 2 13 8 11 Ret 6
13 Italy Carlo Rossi Toleman TG280-Hart 5 6 Ret Ret 8 8 4 Ret Ret Ret 10 6
14 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Minardi Fly 281-BMW 14 Ret 4 DNS Ret 6
March 812-BMW 13 7 Ret Ret 6 6 6
15 United Kingdom Kenny Acheson Lola T850-Hart 19 Ret Ret 6 10 15 Ret 3 5
16 United Kingdom Jim Crawford Toleman TG280-Hart 4 7 Ret Ret 9 11 10 6 9 7 10 4
17 France Richard Dallest AGS JH17-BMW Ret Ret Ret 4
AGS JH18-BMW Ret 7 Ret 5 5
AGS JH15-BMW 9
18 Germany Christian Danner March 812-BMW 10 9 5 10 Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret 11 2
19 Austria Jo Gartner Toleman TG280-BMW 7 9 6 Ret Ret 1
March 812-BMW DNQ 8
20 United Kingdom Brian Robinson Chevron B42-Hart 6 DNS 1
Chevron B48-Hart DNQ
Italy Guido Pardini Lola T850-BMW Ret Ret Ret 9 7 12 DNS Ret Ret 13 Ret 0
Switzerland Fredy Schnarwiler Lola T850-BMW 15 12 9 Ret Ret 7 Ret 16 0
United Kingdom Ray Mallock Ralt RT4-Hart 8 DNQ 9 Ret 0
United Kingdom Paul Smith March 782-Hart Ret 0
March 802-Hart 10 Ret 19 DNQ 8 10 17 DNQ 14
Germany Harald Brutschin March 802-BMW Ret 8 Ret Ret DNQ 16 0
Colombia Ricardo Londoño Toleman TG280-Hart 9 Ret DNS 0
Lola T850-Hart Ret
Sweden Anders Olofsson March 792-Hart Ret 9 0
Italy Roberto Del Castello March 782-BMW 18 10 Ret 0
Italy Paolo Barilla Minardi Fly 281-Ferrari Ret 0
Minardi Fly 281-BMW 10
Italy Guido Daccò Minardi GM75-BMW 17 11 Ret 12 20 17 Ret DNQ 12 0
Merzario M1-BMW Ret
Austria Sewi Hopfer Toleman TG280-Hart 13 13 Ret 14 11 Ret 11 Ret DNQ 0
United Kingdom Warren Booth Chevron B48-Hart 16 11 0
Austria Franz Konrad March 802-BMW 11 0
United Kingdom Tiff Needell AGS JH18-BMW 11 0
Italy Gianfranco Trombetti March 812-BMW 20 Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret 12 12 12 13 0
Switzerland Jürg Lienhard March 802-BMW 12 Ret Ret Ret 17 DNPQ 0
Switzerland Loris Kessel March 812-BMW 12 Ret 19 0
Merzario M1-BMW DNPQ
March 802-BMW Ret
Switzerland Marc Surer March 812-BMW Ret 12 0
Germany Bernd Brutschin March 802-BMW 13 DNQ DNQ 0
Argentina Miguel Angel Guerra Minardi Fly 281-Ferrari 13 0
Japan Keiji Matsumoto March 802B-BMW 15 0
Austria Pierre Chauvet Toleman TG280-BMW 16 0
United Kingdom Kim Mather March 792-Hart Ret 18 0
Sweden Stanley Dickens March 802-BMW 18 0
Italy Oscar Pedersoli Ralt RT2-BMW DNQ Ret Ret Ret 0
Italy Arturo Merzario Merzario M1-BMW DNQ DNS Ret Ret 0
France Patrick Gaillard AGS JH17-BMW Ret 0
March 802-BMW Ret
Germany Jochen Dauer GRS TC 001-BMW DNS Ret 0
Denmark John Nielsen March 792-BMW Ret DNS 0
Italy Piero Nappi Ralt RT2-BMW DNQ Ret 0
Italy Marco Brand Merzario M1-BMW DNQ Ret 0
Germany Helmut Kallenborn March 752-BMW Ret 0
Belgium Hervé Regout Ralt RT2-BMW Ret 0
Italy Roberto Farnetti Minardi Fly 281-BMW Ret 0
United Kingdom Roy Baker Chevron B48-Hart DNQ 0
March 802-Hart DNS DNQ DNPQ DNQ DNQ
United Kingdom Bob Howlings Chevron B42-Hart DNQ 0
Pos Driver Car(s) SIL
United Kingdom
HOC
West Germany
THR
United Kingdom
NÜR
West Germany
VAL
Italy
MUG
Italy
PAU
France
PER
Italy
SPA
Belgium
DON
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
MAN
Sweden
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1981 Formula Two season". F2 results. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 

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