1981 Monaco Grand Prix

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Coordinates: 43°44′4.74″N 7°25′16.8″E / 43.7346500°N 7.421333°E / 43.7346500; 7.421333

Monaco  1981 Monaco Grand Prix
Race details
Race 6 of 15 in the 1981 Formula One season
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Date May 31, 1981
Location Circuit de Monaco
Course Street circuit
3.34 km (2.08 mi)
Distance 76 laps, 253.84 km (158.08 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford
Time 1:25.710
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford
Time 1:27.47 on lap 48
Podium
First Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari
Second Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford
Third France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra

The 1981 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monaco on May 31, 1981.

Race[edit]

Nelson Piquet led for much of the race, but crashed out late on. New race leader Alan Jones then suffered a fuel feed problem in the latter stages of the race, allowing Gilles Villeneuve in his Ferrari, to take his first victory since 1979. Championship leader Carlos Reutemann retired with gearbox problems, breaking a 15-race streak of consistently finishing in the points.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 76 1:54:23.38 2 9
2 1 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford 76 + 39.91 7 6
3 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 76 + 1:29.24 8 4
4 28 France Didier Pironi Ferrari 75 + 1 Lap 17 3
5 3 United States Eddie Cheever Tyrrell-Ford 74 + 2 Laps 15 2
6 14 Switzerland Marc Surer Ensign-Ford 74 + 2 Laps 19 1
7 33 France Patrick Tambay Theodore-Ford 72 + 4 Laps 16  
Ret 5 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford 53 Spun Off 1  
Ret 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 52 Engine 10  
Ret 4 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 50 Collision 20  
Ret 23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 50 Collision 18  
Ret 15 France Alain Prost Renault 45 Engine 9  
Ret 2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 33 Gearbox 4  
Ret 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 32 Engine 6  
Ret 16 France René Arnoux Renault 32 Spun Off 13  
Ret 29 Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 29 Gearbox 5  
Ret 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 15 Suspension 3  
Ret 30 Italy Siegfried Stohr Arrows-Ford 14 Fuel System 14  
Ret 8 Italy Andrea de Cesaris McLaren-Ford 0 Collision 11  
Ret 22 United States Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo 0 Collision 12  
DNQ 20 Finland Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi-Ford        
DNQ 25 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ligier-Matra        
DNQ 6 Mexico Hector Rebaque Brabham-Ford        
DNQ 21 Brazil Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford        
DNQ 32 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford        
DNQ 31 Italy Beppe Gabbiani Osella-Ford        
DNPQ 10 Sweden Slim Borgudd ATS-Ford        
DNPQ 18 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly March-Ford        
DNPQ 17 Chile Eliseo Salazar March-Ford        
DNPQ 35 United Kingdom Brian Henton Toleman-Hart        
DNPQ 36 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart        

Standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

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


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