1981 Austria Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Österreichring circuit. Full information

1981 Austria Grand Prix poster

1981 Austria Grand Prix poster

1981 Austria Grand Prix

1981 Austria Grand Prix is 353rd Formula 1 race. Passed at the Österreichring circuit. René Arnoux won the pole position, Jacques Laffite won this race. This was his 5th victory. René Arnoux and Nelson Piquet also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 53 laps (315 km).

Previous race: 1981 Germany Grand Prix
Next race: 1981 Netherlands Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1981 Austria Grand Prix

7th victory for the Ligier team
5th victory for the Jacques Laffite
25th podium for the Jacques Laffite
7th podium for the René Arnoux
12th podium for the Nelson Piquet

Jacques Laffite - Winner of the 1981 Austria Grand Prix

Jacques Laffite - Winner of the 1981 Austria Grand Prix

1981 Austria Grand Prix

1981 Austria Grand Prix

Ligier JS17 - 1981 Austria Grand Prix winner

Ligier JS17 - 1981 Austria Grand Prix winner

1981 Austria Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Jacques Laffite 9.00  1h 27m 36.47s  ( 215.683 km/h ) 53 Equipe Talbot Gitanes
2 René Arnoux 6.00  1h 27m 41.64s  ( +05.17s ) 53 Equipe Renault Elf
3 Nelson Piquet 4.00  1h 27m 43.81s  ( +07.34s ) 53 Parmalat Racing Team
4 Alan Jones 3.00  1h 27m 48.51s  ( +12.04s ) 53 TAG Williams Team
5 Carlos Reutemann 2.00  1h 28m 08.32s  ( +31.85s ) 53 TAG Williams Team
6 John Watson 1.00  1h 29m 07.61s  ( +1m 31.14s ) 53 Marlboro McLaren International
7 Elio De Angelis 0   52 John Player Team Lotus
8 Andrea De Cesaris 0   52 Marlboro McLaren International
9 Didier Pironi 0   52 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
10 Jean-Pierre Jarier 0   51 Osella Squadra Corse
11 Derek Daly 0   47 March Grand Prix Team
ab Mario Andretti 0  Engine 46 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
ab Slim Borgudd 0  Brakes 44 Team ATS
ab Eliseo Salazar 0  Engine 43 Ensign Racing
ab Riccardo Patrese 0  Engine 43 Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team
ab Michele Alboreto 0  Engine 40 Tyrrell Racing Team
ab Bruno Giacomelli 0  Fire 35 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
ab Hector Rebaque 0  Clutch 31 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Siegfried Stohr 0  Overheating 27 Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team
ab Alain Prost 0  Suspension 26 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Patrick Tambay 0  Engine 26 Equipe Talbot Gitanes
ab Nigel Mansell 0  Engine 23 John Player Team Lotus
ab Gilles Villeneuve 0  Accident 11 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
nq Eddie Cheever 0     Tyrrell Racing Team
f Keke Rosberg 0  Car unavailable   Fittipaldi Automotive
f Chico Serra 0  Car unavailable   Fittipaldi Automotive
nq Beppe Gabbiani 0     Osella Squadra Corse
np Marc Surer 0  Engine tf Theodore Racing Team
nq Brian Henton 0     Candy Toleman Motorsport
nq Derek Warwick 0     Candy Toleman Motorsport

Qualifying Results for the 1981 Austria Grand Prix on the Österreichring circuit

Position Name Result Team
1 René Arnoux 1'32''018 Equipe Renault Elf
2 Alain Prost 1'32''321 Equipe Renault Elf
3 Gilles Villeneuve 1'33''334 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
4 Jacques Laffite 1'34''398 Equipe Talbot Gitanes
5 Carlos Reutemann 1'34''531 TAG Williams Team
6 Alan Jones 1'34''654 TAG Williams Team
7 Nelson Piquet 1'34''871 Parmalat Racing Team
8 Didier Pironi 1'35''037 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
9 Elio De Angelis 1'35''294 John Player Team Lotus
10 Riccardo Patrese 1'35''442 Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team
11 Nigel Mansell 1'35''569 John Player Team Lotus
12 John Watson 1'35''977 Marlboro McLaren International
13 Mario Andretti 1'36''079 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
14 Jean-Pierre Jarier 1'36''117 Osella Squadra Corse
15 Hector Rebaque 1'36''150 Parmalat Racing Team
16 Bruno Giacomelli 1'36''216 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
17 Patrick Tambay 1'36''233 Equipe Talbot Gitanes
18 Andrea De Cesaris 1'36''657 Marlboro McLaren International
19 Derek Daly 1'37''230 March Grand Prix Team
20 Eliseo Salazar 1'37''631 Ensign Racing
21 Slim Borgudd 1'37''709 Team ATS
22 Michele Alboreto 1'38''084 Tyrrell Racing Team
23 Marc Surer 1'38''522 Theodore Racing Team
24 Siegfried Stohr 1'38''546 Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team
25 Eddie Cheever 1'38''583 Tyrrell Racing Team
26 Derek Warwick 1'38''593 Candy Toleman Motorsport
27 Brian Henton 1'38''691 Candy Toleman Motorsport
28 Beppe Gabbiani 1'41''198 Osella Squadra Corse
0 Keke Rosberg 0 Fittipaldi Automotive
0 Chico Serra 0 Fittipaldi Automotive

List of all cars for the 1981 Austria Grand Prix on the Österreichring circuit

Osella FA1B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS17

Matra MS81 V12 3.0

Ensign N180B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 010

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Toleman TG181

Hart 415T L4 t 1.5

Lotus 87

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Theodore TY01

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 126CK

Ferrari 021 V6 t 1.5

March 811

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT49C

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Renault RE30

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

Tyrrell 011

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Arrows A3

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Fittipaldi F8C

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren MP4/1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW07C

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Alfa Romeo 179D

Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 3.0

ATS D5

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0