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Drivers and constructorsEdit

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1981 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No Driver Rounds
Uk Marlboro McLaren International McLaren-Ford M29F
MP4/1
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 M 1 Can Gilles Villeneuve All
2 Fin Keke Rosberg All
Ita Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 126CK Ferrari 021 1.5 V6t M 3 Aut Niki Lauda All
4 SA Jody Scheckter All
Uk Tyrrell Racing Team Tyrrell-Ford 010
011
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 M 5 Aus Alan Jones All
6 Bra Nelson Piquet All
Uk Parmalat Racing Team Brabham-Ford BT49C
BT50
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 7 Fr Jean-Pierre Jarier All
8 Bel Jacky Ickx All
Uk Candy Toleman Motorsport Toleman-Hart TG181 Hart 415T 1.5 L4t P 9 Fr Patrick Tambay All
10 Uk John Watson All
Uk Yardley Team BRM BRM P211 BRM P203 3.0 V12 G 11 Ita Michele Alboreto All
12 Fr Jacques Laffite All
Uk John Player Team Lotus Lotus-Ford 81B
87
88
88B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 14 Fr Alain Prost All
15 Uk Tom Pryce All
Uk Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team Arrows-Ford A3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 M 16 Uk James Hunt All
17 Uk Nigel Mansell All
Ger Team ATS ATS-Ford D4
HGS1
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 M 18 Bra Emerson Fittipaldi All
19 Ita Riccardo Patrese All
Uk TAG Williams Racing Team Williams-Ford FW07C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 20 Fr Didier Pironi All
21 Ger Jochen Mass All
Fr Equipe Renault Elf Renault RE20B
RE30
Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 V6t M 22 Ire Derek Daly All
23 Ita Elio de Angelis All
Fr Equipe Talbot Gitanes Ligier-Matra JS17 Matra MS81 3.0 V12 M 25 Fr René Arnoux All
26 Fr Patrick Depailler All

Season ReviewEdit

Round Grand Prix Location Pole Position Winning Driver Winning Constructor
1 SA South African Grand Prix Kyalami Fin Keke Rosberg Fin Keke Rosberg Uk McLaren-Ford
2 Bra Brazilian Grand Prix Jacarepaguá Aut Niki Lauda Fr Patrick Depailler Fr Ligier-Matra
3 Arg Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires Fr Jacques Laffite Fin Keke Rosberg Uk McLaren-Ford
4 San San Marino Grand Prix Imola Bra Nelson Piquet Aut Niki Lauda Ita Ferrari
5 Bel Belgian Grand Prix Zolder Aut Niki Lauda Bra Nelson Piquet Uk Tyrrell-Ford
6 Mon Monaco Grand Prix Monte-Carlo Fr René Arnoux Aut Niki Lauda Ita Ferrari
7 Spa Spanish Grand Prix Jarama Fr Jacques Laffite Fr Jacques Laffite Uk BRM
8 Fr French Grand Prix Dijon-Prenois Aut Niki Lauda Fr Patrick Depailler Fr Ligier-Matra
9 Uk British Grand Prix Silverstone Can Gilles Villeneuve Bra Emerson Fittipaldi Ger ATS-Ford
10 Ger German Grand Prix Hockenheimring Fr Didier Pironi Fr René Arnoux Fr Ligier-Matra
11 Aut Austrian Grand Prix Österreichring Bra Nelson Piquet Can Gilles Villeneuve Uk McLaren-Ford
12 Ned Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort Bra Nelson Piquet Aus Alan Jones Uk Tyrrell-Ford
13 Ita Italian Grand Prix Monza Bra Nelson Piquet Bra Nelson Piquet Uk Tyrrell-Ford
14 Can Canadian Grand Prix Île Notre-Dame Bra Emerson Fittipaldi Bra Emerson Fittipaldi Ger ATS-Ford
15 US United States Grand Prix Long Beach Bra Nelson Piquet Can Gilles Villeneuve Uk McLaren-Ford
16 Jap Japanese Grand Prix Fuji Speedway Fr René Arnoux Bra Nelson Piquet Uk Tyrrell-Ford

1981 Drivers Championship StandingsEdit

Pos Driver RSA
SA
BRA
Bra
ARG
Arg
SMR
San
BEL
Bel
MON
Mon
ESP
Spa
FRA
Fr
GBR
Uk
GER
Ger
AUT
Aut
NED
Ned
ITA
Ita
CAN
Can
USA
US
JPN
Jap
Points
1 Bra Nelson Piquet 3 Ret Ret 2 1 Ret Ret 6 Ret 3 2 Ret 1 6 Ret 1 49
2 Bra Emerson Fittipaldi 5 10 9 8 4 Ret 5 2 1 6 Ret 7 2 1 3 2 48
3 Aus Alan Jones 9 6 3 6 3 3 6 3 7 2 3 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 38
4 Aut Niki Lauda Ret 3 4 1 Ret 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 6 6 2 Ret Ret 36
5 Fr Didier Pironi 4 2 5 9 9 4 4 7 4 Ret 5 2 10 4 4 5 36
6 Fin Keke Rosberg 1 8 1 Ret Ret 2 Ret 10 2 Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret 6 4 34
7 Fr Patrick Depailler 2 1 Ret 11 Ret Ret 8 1 Ret 4 Ret 8 8 3 5 Ret 33
8 Can Gilles Villeneuve Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret 6 9 Ret 3 5 1 4 Ret Ret 1 Ret 31
9 Fr Jacques Laffite 10 9 2 5 Ret Ret 1 Ret 9 7 6 Ret 5 9 2 3 30
10 Fr René Arnoux 7 4 6 3 7 Ret 7 4 8 1 Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 23
11 Ita Riccardo Patrese 11 5 10 Ret 2 Ret 2 8 5 Ret Ret 5 9 Ret 7 Ret 18
12 Ger Jochen Mass 13 7 Ret 12 Ret 8 Ret 12 Ret 10 8 3 3 12 Ret 6 9
13 SA Jody Scheckter 8 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 5 Ret 8 Ret Ret 7 7 Ret Ret 6
14 Ita Michele Alboreto Ret 13 7 14 6 5 Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret 11 10 Ret 7 3
15 Ita Elio de Angelis 6 Ret Ret 7 5 Ret Ret 13 Ret 12 11 Ret Ret 13 Ret 8 3
16 Bel Jacky Ickx 16 15 8 10 11 7 12 11 11 Ret 12 Ret Ret 5 8 Ret 2
17 Fr Patrick Tambay Ret 16 11 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret 6 Ret 9 Ret Ret 11 11 10 1
- Ire Derek Daly 15 11 14 Ret 12 Ret 11 Ret 13 Ret 13 Ret Ret 14 12 11 0
- Fr Jean-Pierre Jarier 14 Ret 15 13 10 11 Ret 15 12 9 Ret 9 13 15 9 9 0
- Fr Alain Prost Ret 14 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret 14 Ret 12 12 Ret 13 12 0
- Uk Tom Pryce Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret 14 18 15 15 14 11 Ret 18 14 Ret 0
- Uk John Watson 12 Ret 13 15 8 10 10 9 10 11 10 10 Ret 8 10 Ret 0
- Uk Nigel Mansell 17 Ret Ret 17 Ret Ret Ret 17 Ret Ret 15 Ret 14 17 16 13 0
- Uk James Hunt Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 12 13 16 16 13 Ret 13 Ret 16 15 14 0

1981 Constructors Championship StandingsEdit

Pos Constructor RSA
SA
BRA
Bra
ARG
Arg
SMR
San
BEL
Bel
MON
Mon
ESP
Spa
FRA
Fr
GBR
Uk
GER
Ger
AUT
Aut
NED
Ned
ITA
Ita
CAN
Can
USA
US
JPN
Jap
Points
1 Uk Tyrrell-Ford 9 6 3 6 3 3 6 3 7 2 3 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 87
3 Ret Ret 2 1 Ret Ret 6 Ret 3 2 Ret 1 6 Ret 1
2 Ger ATS-Ford 5 10 9 8 4 Ret 5 2 1 6 Ret 7 2 1 3 2 66
11 5 10 Ret 2 Ret 2 8 5 Ret Ret 5 9 Ret 7 Ret
3 Uk McLaren-Ford Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret 6 9 Ret 3 5 1 4 Ret Ret 1 Ret 65
1 8 1 Ret Ret 2 Ret 10 2 Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret 6 4
4 Fr Ligier-Matra 7 4 6 3 7 Ret 7 4 8 1 Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 56
2 1 Ret 11 Ret Ret 8 1 Ret 4 Ret 8 8 3 5 Ret
5 Uk Williams-Ford 4 2 5 9 9 4 4 7 4 Ret 5 2 10 4 4 5 45
13 7 Ret 12 Ret 8 Ret 12 Ret 10 8 3 3 12 Ret 6
6 Ita Ferrari Ret 3 4 1 Ret 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 6 6 2 Ret Ret 42
8 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 5 Ret 8 Ret Ret 7 7 Ret Ret
7 Uk BRM Ret 13 7 14 6 5 Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret 11 10 Ret 7 33
10 9 2 5 Ret Ret 1 Ret 9 7 6 Ret 5 9 2 3
8 Fr Renault 15 11 14 Ret 12 Ret 11 Ret 13 Ret 13 Ret Ret 14 12 11 3
6 Ret Ret 7 5 Ret Ret 13 Ret 12 11 Ret Ret 13 Ret 8
9 Uk Brabham-Ford 14 Ret 15 13 10 11 Ret 15 12 9 Ret 9 13 15 9 9 2
16 15 8 10 11 7 12 11 11 Ret 12 Ret Ret 5 8 Ret
10 Uk Toleman-Hart Ret 16 11 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret 6 Ret 9 Ret Ret 11 11 10 1
12 Ret 13 15 8 10 10 9 10 11 10 10 Ret 8 10 Ret
- Uk Lotus-Ford Ret 14 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret 14 Ret 12 12 Ret 13 12 0
Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret 14 18 15 15 14 11 Ret 18 14 Ret
- Uk Arrows-Ford Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 12 13 16 16 13 Ret 13 Ret 16 15 14 0
17 Ret Ret 17 Ret Ret Ret 17 Ret Ret 15 Ret 14 17 16 13
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