1981 Brazilian Grand Prix
|Race 2 of 15 in the 1981 Formula One season|
|Date||March 29, 1981|
|Official name||X Grande Prêmio do Brasil|
Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||5.031 km (3.126 mi)|
|Distance||62 laps, 311.922 km (193.812 mi)|
|Weather||Overcast, Fresh, Rain|
|Time||1:54.302 on lap 26|
The 1981 Brazilian Grand Prix was the second motor race of the 1981 Formula One season and was held on 29 March 1981 at Jacarepaguá in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Formula One moved to the Jacarepaguá circuit in Rio de Janeiro from the Interlagos circuit in São Paulo, after safety concerns with the long Interlagos circuit and the growing slums of São Paulo being at odds with the glamorous image of Formula One.
The Argentine driver Carlos Reutemann won the race in contentious circumstances; he ignored his pit signals to give up the lead to his teammate and team leader Alan Jones. Jones, who finished in 2nd, did not show up on the podium afterwards.
Colombian driver Ricardo Londoño was denied a superlicense, was not allowed to participate in official practice, and unable to race.
- First fastest lap: Marc Surer
- First entry: Ricardo Londoño
- First Points: Marc Surer
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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