1981 Belgium Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Zolder circuit. Full information

1981 Belgium Grand Prix poster

1981 Belgium Grand Prix poster

1981 Belgium Grand Prix

1981 Belgium Grand Prix is 347th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Zolder circuit. Carlos Reutemann won the pole position and this race. This was his 12th victory. Jacques Laffite and Nigel Mansell also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 54 laps (230 km).

Previous race: 1981 San Marino Grand Prix
Next race: 1981 Monaco Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1981 Belgium Grand Prix

14th victory for the Williams team
12th victory for the Carlos Reutemann
42nd podium for the Carlos Reutemann
20th podium for the Jacques Laffite
1st podium for the Nigel Mansell

Carlos Reutemann - Winner of the 1981 Belgium Grand Prix

Carlos Reutemann - Winner of the 1981 Belgium Grand Prix

1981 Belgium Grand Prix

1981 Belgium Grand Prix

Williams FW07C - 1981 Belgium Grand Prix winner

Williams FW07C - 1981 Belgium Grand Prix winner

1981 Belgium Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Carlos Reutemann 9.00  1h 16m 31.61s  ( 180.445 km/h ) 54 Albilad-Williams Racing Team
2 Jacques Laffite 6.00  1h 17m 07.67s  ( +36.06s ) 54 Equipe Talbot Gitanes
3 Nigel Mansell 4.00  1h 17m 15.30s  ( +43.69s ) 54 Team Essex Lotus
4 Gilles Villeneuve 3.00  1h 17m 19.25s  ( +47.64s ) 54 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
5 Elio De Angelis 2.00  1h 17m 20.81s  ( +49.20s ) 54 Team Essex Lotus
6 Eddie Cheever 1.00  1h 17m 24.12s  ( +52.51s ) 54 Tyrrell Racing Team
7 John Watson 0  1h 17m 33.27s  ( +1m 01.66s ) 54 Marlboro McLaren International
8 Didier Pironi 0  1h 18m 03.65s  ( +1m 32.04s ) 54 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
9 Bruno Giacomelli 0  1h 18m 07.19s  ( +1m 35.58s ) 54 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
10 Mario Andretti 0   53 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
11 Marc Surer 0   52 Ensign Racing
12 Michele Alboreto 0   52 Tyrrell Racing Team
13 Piercarlo Ghinzani 0   50 Osella Squadra Corse
ab Hector Rebaque 0  Accident 39 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Jean-Pierre Jabouille 0  Transmission 35 Equipe Talbot Gitanes
ab Chico Serra 0  Engine 29 Fittipaldi Automotive
ab Beppe Gabbiani 0  Engine 22 Osella Squadra Corse
ab Alan Jones 0  Accident 19 Albilad-Williams Racing Team
ab Andrea De Cesaris 0  Gearbox 11 Marlboro McLaren International
ab Nelson Piquet 0  Collision 10 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Keke Rosberg 0  Gearbox 10 Fittipaldi Automotive
ab Alain Prost 0  Clutch 2 Equipe Renault Elf
nq Slim Borgudd 0     Team ATS
f Jan Lammers 0  Not present   Team ATS
nq René Arnoux 0     Equipe Renault Elf
nq Eliseo Salazar 0     March Grand Prix Team
nq Derek Daly 0     March Grand Prix Team
ab Riccardo Patrese 0  Stalled on grid 0 Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team
ab Siegfried Stohr 0  Collision 0 Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team
nq Patrick Tambay 0     Theodore Racing Team
nq Brian Henton 0     Candy Toleman Motorsport
nq Derek Warwick 0     Candy Toleman Motorsport

Qualifying Results for the 1981 Belgium Grand Prix on the Zolder circuit

Position Name Result Team
1 Carlos Reutemann 1'22''28 Albilad-Williams Racing Team
2 Nelson Piquet 1'23''13 Parmalat Racing Team
3 Didier Pironi 1'23''47 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
4 Riccardo Patrese 1'23''67 Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team
5 John Watson 1'23''73 Marlboro McLaren International
6 Alan Jones 1'23''82 Albilad-Williams Racing Team
7 Gilles Villeneuve 1'23''94 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
8 Eddie Cheever 1'24''38 Tyrrell Racing Team
9 Jacques Laffite 1'24''41 Equipe Talbot Gitanes
10 Nigel Mansell 1'24''44 Team Essex Lotus
11 Keke Rosberg 1'24''46 Fittipaldi Automotive
12 Alain Prost 1'24''63 Equipe Renault Elf
13 Siegfried Stohr 1'24''66 Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team
14 Elio De Angelis 1'24''96 Team Essex Lotus
15 Marc Surer 1'25''19 Ensign Racing
16 Jean-Pierre Jabouille 1'25''28 Equipe Talbot Gitanes
17 Bruno Giacomelli 1'25''31 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
18 Mario Andretti 1'25''56 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
19 Michele Alboreto 1'25''91 Tyrrell Racing Team
20 Chico Serra 1'25''93 Fittipaldi Automotive
21 Hector Rebaque 1'26''52 Parmalat Racing Team
22 Beppe Gabbiani 1'26''69 Osella Squadra Corse
23 Andrea De Cesaris 1'26''95 Marlboro McLaren International
24 Piercarlo Ghinzani 1'27''48 Osella Squadra Corse
25 René Arnoux 1'27''93 Equipe Renault Elf
26 Eliseo Salazar 1'28''38 March Grand Prix Team
27 Slim Borgudd 1'28''98 Team ATS
28 Patrick Tambay 1'32''47 Theodore Racing Team
29 Derek Warwick 1'35''97 Candy Toleman Motorsport
30 Brian Henton 1'36''37 Candy Toleman Motorsport
31 Derek Daly - March Grand Prix Team
0 Jan Lammers 0 Team ATS

List of all cars for the 1981 Belgium Grand Prix on the Zolder circuit

Ensign N180B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren MP4/1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW07C

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

ATS D5

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Arrows A3

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Alfa Romeo 179C

Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 3.0

Renault RE20B

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

McLaren M29F

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 010

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Renault RE30

Renault EF1 V6 t 1.5

Osella FA1B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS17

Matra MS81 V12 3.0

March 811

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 81B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT49C

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Toleman TG181

Hart 415T L4 t 1.5

Theodore TY01

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 126CK

Ferrari 021 V6 t 1.5

Fittipaldi F8C

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0