1981 Canada Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Montréal circuit. Full information

1981 Canada Grand Prix poster

1981 Canada Grand Prix poster

1981 Canada Grand Prix

1981 Canada Grand Prix is 356th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Montréal circuit. Nelson Piquet won the pole position, Jacques Laffite won this race. This was his 6th victory. John Watson and Gilles Villeneuve also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 63 laps (278 km).

Previous race: 1981 Italy Grand Prix
Next race: 1981 Las Vegas Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1981 Canada Grand Prix

8th victory for the Ligier team
6th victory for the Jacques Laffite
26th podium for the Jacques Laffite
12th podium for the John Watson
12th podium for the Gilles Villeneuve

Jacques Laffite - Winner of the 1981 Canada Grand Prix

Jacques Laffite - Winner of the 1981 Canada Grand Prix

1981 Canada Grand Prix

1981 Canada Grand Prix

Ligier JS17 - 1981 Canada Grand Prix winner

Ligier JS17 - 1981 Canada Grand Prix winner

1981 Canada Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Jacques Laffite 9.00  2h 01m 25.205s  ( 137.290 km/h ) 63 Equipe Talbot Gitanes
2 John Watson 6.00  2h 01m 31.438s  ( +06.233s ) 63 Marlboro McLaren International
3 Gilles Villeneuve 4.00  2h 03m 15.480s  ( +1m 50.275s ) 63 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
4 Bruno Giacomelli 3.00   62 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
5 Nelson Piquet 2.00   62 Parmalat Racing Team
6 Elio De Angelis 1.00   62 John Player Team Lotus
7 Mario Andretti 0   62 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
8 Derek Daly 0   61 March Grand Prix Team
9 Marc Surer 0   61 Theodore Racing Team
10 Carlos Reutemann 0   60 TAG Williams Team
11 Michele Alboreto 0   59 Tyrrell Racing Team
12 Eddie Cheever 0  Engine 56 Tyrrell Racing Team
ab Andrea De Cesaris 0  Spin 51 Marlboro McLaren International
ab Alain Prost 0  Collision 48 Equipe Renault Elf
ab Nigel Mansell 0  Accident 45 John Player Team Lotus
ab Slim Borgudd 0  Accident 40 Team ATS
ab Hector Rebaque 0  Spin 35 Parmalat Racing Team
ab Jean-Pierre Jarier 0  Collision 26 Osella Squadra Corse
ab Alan Jones 0  Handling 24 TAG Williams Team
ab Didier Pironi 0  Ignition 24 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Eliseo Salazar 0  Spin 8 Ensign Racing
ab Patrick Tambay 0  Spin 6 Equipe Talbot Gitanes
ab Riccardo Patrese 0  Accident 6 Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team
ab René Arnoux 0  Collision 0 Equipe Renault Elf
nq Keke Rosberg 0     Fittipaldi Automotive
nq Chico Serra 0     Fittipaldi Automotive
nq Jacques Sr Villeneuve 0     Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team
nq Beppe Gabbiani 0     Osella Squadra Corse
nq Brian Henton 0     Candy Toleman Motorsport
nq Derek Warwick 0     Candy Toleman Motorsport

Qualifying Results for the 1981 Canada Grand Prix on the Montréal circuit

Position Name Result Team
1 Nelson Piquet 1'29''211 Parmalat Racing Team
2 Carlos Reutemann 1'29''359 TAG Williams Team
3 Alan Jones 1'29''728 TAG Williams Team
4 Alain Prost 1'29''908 Equipe Renault Elf
5 Nigel Mansell 1'29''997 John Player Team Lotus
6 Hector Rebaque 1'30''182 Parmalat Racing Team
7 Elio De Angelis 1'30''231 John Player Team Lotus
8 René Arnoux 1'30''232 Equipe Renault Elf
9 John Watson 1'30''566 Marlboro McLaren International
10 Jacques Laffite 1'30''705 Equipe Talbot Gitanes
11 Gilles Villeneuve 1'31''115 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
12 Didier Pironi 1'31''350 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
13 Andrea De Cesaris 1'31''507 Marlboro McLaren International
14 Eddie Cheever 1'31''547 Tyrrell Racing Team
15 Bruno Giacomelli 1'31''600 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
16 Mario Andretti 1'31''740 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo
17 Patrick Tambay 1'31''747 Equipe Talbot Gitanes
18 Riccardo Patrese 1'31''969 Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team
19 Marc Surer 1'32''253 Theodore Racing Team
20 Derek Daly 1'32''305 March Grand Prix Team
21 Slim Borgudd 1'32''652 Team ATS
22 Michele Alboreto 1'32''709 Tyrrell Racing Team
23 Jean-Pierre Jarier 1'33''432 Osella Squadra Corse
24 Eliseo Salazar 1'33''848 Ensign Racing
25 Keke Rosberg 1'34''310 Fittipaldi Automotive
26 Chico Serra 1'36''546 Fittipaldi Automotive
27 Brian Henton 1'36''648 Candy Toleman Motorsport
28 Jacques Sr Villeneuve 1'36''720 Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team
29 Derek Warwick 1'36''999 Candy Toleman Motorsport
30 Beppe Gabbiani 1'37''493 Osella Squadra Corse

List of all cars for the 1981 Canada Grand Prix on the Montréal circuit

Lotus 87

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

McLaren MP4/1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Osella FA1C

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

Alfa Romeo 179C

Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 3.0

Ensign N180B

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

Osella FA1B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS17

Matra MS81 V12 3.0

March 811

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT49C

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Toleman TG181

Hart 415T L4 t 1.5