1981 German Grand Prix

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West Germany  1981 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 10 of 15 in the 1981 Formula One season
Hockenheim in 1981
Hockenheim in 1981
Date August 2, 1981
Official name XLII Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, West Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
6.789 km (4.218 mi)
Distance 45 laps, 305.505 km (189.81 mi)
Weather Wet/ Dry
Pole position
Driver France Alain Prost Renault
Time 1:47.50
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford
Time 1:52.42 on lap 4
Podium
First Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford
Second France Alain Prost Renault
Third France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra

The 1981 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Hockenheimring on August 2, 1981. The race was notable for a memorable battle between Alain Prost and Alan Jones.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford 45 1:25:55.60 6 9
2 15 France Alain Prost Renault 45 + 11.52 1 6
3 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 45 + 1:04.60 7 4
4 6 Mexico Hector Rebaque Brabham-Ford 45 + 1:39.69 16 3
5 3 United States Eddie Cheever Tyrrell-Ford 45 + 1:50.52 18 2
6 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 44 + 1 Lap 9 1
7 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 44 + 1 Lap 14  
8 32 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella-Ford 44 + 1 Lap 17  
9 22 United States Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo 44 + 1 Lap 12  
10 27 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 44 + 1 Lap 8  
11 1 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford 44 + 1 Lap 4  
12 30 Italy Siegfried Stohr Arrows-Ford 44 + 1 Lap 24  
13 16 France René Arnoux Renault 44 + 1 Lap 2  
14 33 Switzerland Marc Surer Theodore-Ford 43 Suspension 22  
15 23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 43 + 2 Laps 19  
NC 14 Chile Eliseo Salazar Ensign-Ford 39 Not Classified 23  
Ret 9 Sweden Slim Borgudd ATS-Ford 35 Engine 20  
Ret 2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 27 Engine 3  
Ret 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 27 Engine 13  
Ret 25 France Patrick Tambay Ligier-Matra 27 Transmission 11  
Ret 17 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly March-Ford 15 Suspension 21  
Ret 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 12 Fuel Leak 15  
Ret 8 Italy Andrea de Cesaris McLaren-Ford 4 Collision 10  
Ret 28 France Didier Pironi Ferrari 1 Electrical 5  
DNQ 20 Finland Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi-Ford    
DNQ 35 United Kingdom Brian Henton Toleman-Hart    
DNQ 31 Italy Beppe Gabbiani Osella-Ford    
DNQ 36 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart    
DNQ 4 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford    
DNQ 21 Brazil Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford        

Standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

Trivia[edit]

  • This was the first race that Alain Prost was on pole position.

References[edit]

Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 2007-06-16. 


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