1981 Brazil Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Jacarepagua circuit. Full information

1981 Brazil Grand Prix poster

1981 Brazil Grand Prix poster

1981 Brazil Grand Prix

1981 Brazil Grand Prix is 344th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Jacarepagua circuit. Nelson Piquet won the pole position, Carlos Reutemann won this race. This was his 11th victory. Alan Jones and Riccardo Patrese also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 62 laps (312 km).

Previous race: 1981 USA West Grand Prix
Next race: 1981 Argentina Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1981 Brazil Grand Prix

13th victory for the Williams team
11th victory for the Carlos Reutemann
39th podium for the Carlos Reutemann
20th podium for the Alan Jones
3rd podium for the Riccardo Patrese

Carlos Reutemann - Winner of the 1981 Brazil Grand Prix

Carlos Reutemann - Winner of the 1981 Brazil Grand Prix

1981 Brazil Grand Prix

1981 Brazil Grand Prix

Williams FW07C - 1981 Brazil Grand Prix winner

Williams FW07C - 1981 Brazil Grand Prix winner

1981 Brazil Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Carlos Reutemann 9.00  2h 00m 23.66s  ( 155.450 km/h ) 62 Albilad-Williams Racing Team
2 Alan Jones 6.00  2h 00m 28.10s  ( +04.44s ) 62 Albilad-Williams Racing Team
3 Riccardo Patrese 4.00  2h 01m 26.74s  ( +1m 03.08s ) 62 Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team
4 Marc Surer 3.00  2h 01m 40.69s  ( +1m 17.03s ) 62 Ensign Racing
5 Elio De Angelis 2.00  2h 01m 50.08s  ( +1m 26.42s ) 62 Team Essex Lotus
6 Jacques Laffite 1.00  2h 01m 50.49s  ( +1m 26.83s ) 62 Equipe Talbot Gitanes
7 Jean-Pierre Jarier 0  2h 01m 53.91s  ( +1m 30.25s ) 62 Equipe Talbot Gitanes
8 John Watson 0   61 Marlboro McLaren International
9 Keke Rosberg 0   61 Fittipaldi Automotive
10 Patrick Tambay 0   61 Theodore Racing Team
11 Nigel Mansell 0   61 Team Essex Lotus
12 Nelson Piquet 0   60 Parmalat Racing Team
13 Ricardo Zunino 0   57 Tyrrell Racing Team
nc Eddie Cheever 0   49 Tyrrell Racing Team
nc Bruno Giacomelli 0   40 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
ab Gilles Villeneuve 0  Turbo 25 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Hector Rebaque 0  Suspension 22 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Alain Prost 0  Collision 20 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Siegfried Stohr 0  Accident 20 Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team
ab Didier Pironi 0  Collision 19 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Andrea De Cesaris 0  Ignition 9 Marlboro McLaren International
nq Jan Lammers 0     Team ATS
f Ricardo Londono 0  No superlicense   Ensign Racing
ab René Arnoux 0  Collision 0 Equipe Renault Elf
nq Derek Daly 0     March Grand Prix Team
nq Eliseo Salazar 0     March Grand Prix Team
ab Chico Serra 0  Collision 0 Fittipaldi Automotive
ab Mario Andretti 0  Collision 0 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
f Jean-Pierre Jabouille 0  Injury   Equipe Talbot Gitanes
nq Miguel Angel Guerra 0     Osella Squadra Corse
nq Beppe Gabbiani 0     Osella Squadra Corse

Qualifying Results for the 1981 Brazil Grand Prix on the Jacarepagua circuit

Position Name Result Team
1 Nelson Piquet 1'35''079 Parmalat Racing Team
2 Carlos Reutemann 1'35''390 Albilad-Williams Racing Team
3 Alan Jones 1'36''337 Albilad-Williams Racing Team
4 Riccardo Patrese 1'36''667 Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team
5 Alain Prost 1'36''670 Equipe Renault Elf
6 Bruno Giacomelli 1'37''283 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
7 Gilles Villeneuve 1'37''497 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
8 René Arnoux 1'37''561 Equipe Renault Elf
9 Mario Andretti 1'37''597 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
10 Elio De Angelis 1'37''734 Team Essex Lotus
11 Hector Rebaque 1'37''777 Parmalat Racing Team
12 Keke Rosberg 1'37''981 Fittipaldi Automotive
13 Nigel Mansell 1'38''003 Team Essex Lotus
14 Eddie Cheever 1'38''160 Tyrrell Racing Team
15 John Watson 1'38''263 Marlboro McLaren International
16 Jacques Laffite 1'38''273 Equipe Talbot Gitanes
17 Didier Pironi 1'38''565 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
18 Marc Surer 1'38''570 Ensign Racing
19 Patrick Tambay 1'38''726 Theodore Racing Team
20 Andrea De Cesaris 1'38''780 Marlboro McLaren International
21 Siegfried Stohr 1'39''190 Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team
22 Chico Serra 1'39''326 Fittipaldi Automotive
23 Jean-Pierre Jarier 1'39''398 Equipe Talbot Gitanes
24 Ricardo Zunino 1'39''798 Tyrrell Racing Team
25 Jan Lammers 1'39''844 Team ATS
26 Beppe Gabbiani 1'40''709 Osella Squadra Corse
27 Miguel Angel Guerra 1'40''984 Osella Squadra Corse
28 Eliseo Salazar 1'43''267 March Grand Prix Team
29 Derek Daly - March Grand Prix Team
0 Ricardo Londono 0 Ensign Racing
0 Jean-Pierre Jabouille 0 Equipe Talbot Gitanes

List of all cars for the 1981 Brazil Grand Prix on the Jacarepagua circuit

Ensign N180B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M29F

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW07C

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

ATS D4

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 010

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

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

Theodore TY01

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 126CK

Ferrari 021 V6 t 1.5

Fittipaldi F8C

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0