1981 Grand Prix of Belgium


Entry list Qualifying results Starting grid
Fastest Laps Classification Lap Leaders


Race details

Official Race Name XXXIX Grote Prijs van Belgie
Date Sunday, 17 May 1981
Local Start Time 14:00 h
Grand Prix Belgium
Circuit Zolder
Round 5 of 15
Entries 31
Qualifiers 24
Finishers 13
Race distance 4262 m 70 laps = 298.340 km (scheduled)
4262 m 54 laps = 230.148 km (raced)
Pole position Left
First corner Left
Track direction Clockwise
Weather Cloudy, Mild, Wet



Entry List

Car
No.
Entrant Driver Car Engine Tyres Lubricant
1
Albilad-Williams Racing Team Alan Jones Williams FW07C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Mobil
2
Albilad-Williams Racing Team Carlos Reutemann Williams FW07C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Mobil
3
Tyrrell Racing Team Eddie Cheever Tyrrell 010 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Valvoline
4
Tyrrell Racing Team Michele Alboreto Tyrrell 010 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Valvoline
5
Parmalat Racing Team Nélson Piquet Brabham BT49C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Elf
6
Parmalat Racing Team Hector Rebaque Brabham BT49C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Elf
7
Marlboro McLaren International John Watson McLaren MP4/1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Unipart
8
Marlboro McLaren International Andrea de Cesaris McLaren M29C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Unipart
9
Team ATS Slim Borgudd ATS D4 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Shell
11
Team Essex Lotus Elio de Angelis Lotus 81 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin -
12
Team Essex Lotus Nigel Mansell Lotus 81 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin -
14
Ensign Racing Marc Surer Ensign N180B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Valvoline
15
Equipe Renault Elf Alain Prost Renault RE20B Renault 1.5 V6T Michelin Elf
16
Equipe Renault Elf René Arnoux Renault RE20B Renault 1.5 V6T Michelin Elf
17
March Grand Prix Team Eliseo Salazar March 811 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin -
18
March Grand Prix Team Derek Daly March 811 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin -
20
Fittipaldi Automotive Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi F8C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Avon Valvoline
21
Fittipaldi Automotive Chico Serra Fittipaldi F8C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Valvoline
22
Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo 179C Alfa Romeo 3.0 V12 Michelin Agip
23
Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 179C Alfa Romeo 3.0 V12 Michelin Agip
25
Equipe Talbot Gitanes Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ligier JS17 Matra 3.0 V12 Michelin Elf
26
Equipe Talbot Gitanes Jacques Laffite Ligier JS17 Matra 3.0 V12 Michelin Elf
27
Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 126CK Ferrari 1.5 V6T Michelin Agip
28
Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Didier Pironi Ferrari 126CK Ferrari 1.5 V6T Michelin Agip
29
Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team Riccardo Patrese Arrows A3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Valvoline
30
Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team Siegfried Stohr Arrows A3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Valvoline
31
Osella Squadra Corse Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella FA1B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin -
32
Osella Squadra Corse Beppe Gabbiani Osella FA1B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin -
33
Theodore Racing Team Patrick Tambay Theodore TY01 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Valvoline
35
Candy Toleman Motorsport Brian Henton Toleman TG181 Hart 1.5 L4T Pirelli BP
36
Candy Toleman Motorsport Derek Warwick Toleman TG181 Hart 1.5 L4T Pirelli BP


Qualification

Pos. Car
No.
Driver Car / Engine Time Gap Percentage Speed
(km/h)
1
2
Carlos Reutemann Williams / Ford
1'22.28
- - 186.475
2
5
Nélson Piquet Brabham / Ford
1'23.13
0.85 101.0% 184.569
3
28
Didier Pironi Ferrari / Ferrari
1'23.47
1.19 101.4% 183.817
4
29
Riccardo Patrese Arrows / Ford
1'23.67
1.39 101.7% 183.378
5
7
John Watson McLaren / Ford
1'23.73
1.45 101.8% 183.246
6
1
Alan Jones Williams / Ford
1'23.82
1.54 101.9% 183.049
7
27
Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari / Ferrari
1'23.94
1.66 102.0% 182.788
8
3
Eddie Cheever Tyrrell / Ford
1'24.38
2.10 102.6% 181.835
9
26
Jacques Laffite Ligier / Matra
1'24.41
2.13 102.6% 181.770
10
12
Nigel Mansell Lotus / Ford
1'24.44
2.16 102.6% 181.705
11
20
Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi / Ford
1'24.46
2.18 102.6% 181.662
12
15
Alain Prost Renault / Renault
1'24.63
2.35 102.9% 181.297
13
30
Siegfried Stohr Arrows / Ford
1'24.66
2.38 102.9% 181.233
14
11
Elio de Angelis Lotus / Ford
1'24.96
2.68 103.3% 180.593
15
14
Marc Surer Ensign / Ford
1'25.19
2.91 103.5% 180.106
16
25
Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ligier / Matra
1'25.28
3.00 103.6% 179.916
17
23
Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'25.31
3.03 103.7% 179.852
18
22
Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'25.56
3.28 104.0% 179.327
19
4
Michele Alboreto Tyrrell / Ford
1'25.91
3.63 104.4% 178.596
20
21
Chico Serra Fittipaldi / Ford
1'25.93
3.65 104.4% 178.555
21
6
Hector Rebaque Brabham / Ford
1'26.52
4.24 105.2% 177.337
22
32
Beppe Gabbiani Osella / Ford
1'26.69
4.41 105.4% 176.989
23
8
Andrea de Cesaris McLaren / Ford
1'26.95
4.67 105.7% 176.460
24
31
Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella / Ford
1'27.48
5.20 106.3% 175.391
DNQ
18
Derek Daly March / Ford
1'24.00
1.72 102.1% 182.657
DNQ
16
René Arnoux Renault / Renault
1'27.93
5.65 106.9% 174.493
DNQ
17
Eliseo Salazar March / Ford
1'28.38
6.10 107.4% 173.605
DNQ
9
Slim Borgudd ATS / Ford
1'29.98
7.70 109.4% 170.518
DNQ
33
Patrick Tambay Theodore / Ford
1'32.47
10.19 112.4% 165.926
DNQ
36
Derek Warwick Toleman / Hart
1'35.97
13.69 116.6% 159.875
DNQ
35
Brian Henton Toleman / Hart
1'36.37
14.09 117.1% 159.211


Starting grid

1

Carlos Reutemann
Williams / Ford
1'22.28

2

Nélson Piquet
Brabham / Ford
1'23.13
3

Didier Pironi
Ferrari / Ferrari
1'23.47

4

Riccardo Patrese
Arrows / Ford
1'23.67
5

John Watson
McLaren / Ford
1'23.73

6

Alan Jones
Williams / Ford
1'23.82
7

Gilles Villeneuve
Ferrari / Ferrari
1'23.94

8

Eddie Cheever
Tyrrell / Ford
1'24.38
9

Jacques Laffite
Ligier / Matra
1'24.41

10

Nigel Mansell
Lotus / Ford
1'24.44
11

Keke Rosberg
Fittipaldi / Ford
1'24.46

12

Alain Prost
Renault / Renault
1'24.63
13

Siegfried Stohr
Arrows / Ford
1'24.66

14

Elio de Angelis
Lotus / Ford
1'24.96
15

Marc Surer
Ensign / Ford
1'25.19

16

Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Ligier / Matra
1'25.28
17

Bruno Giacomelli
Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'25.31

18

Mario Andretti
Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'25.56
19

Michele Alboreto
Tyrrell / Ford
1'25.91

20

Chico Serra
Fittipaldi / Ford
1'25.93
21

Hector Rebaque
Brabham / Ford
1'26.52

22

Beppe Gabbiani
Osella / Ford
1'26.69
23

Andrea de Cesaris
McLaren / Ford
1'26.95

24

Piercarlo Ghinzani
Osella / Ford
1'27.48


Fastest Laps

Pos. Car
No.
Driver Car / Engine Lap Time Gap Percentage Speed
(km/h)
1
2
Carlos Reutemann Williams / Ford
37
1'23.30 - - 184.192
2
1
Alan Jones Williams / Ford
18
1'23.40 0.10 100.1% 183.971
3
26
Jacques Laffite Ligier / Matra
34
1'23.65 0.35 100.4% 183.421
4
6
Hector Rebaque Brabham / Ford
34
1'23.74 0.44 100.5% 183.224
5
3
Eddie Cheever Tyrrell / Ford
34
1'24.21 0.91 101.1% 182.202
6
7
John Watson McLaren / Ford
46
1'24.36 1.06 101.3% 181.878
7
12
Nigel Mansell Lotus / Ford
46
1'24.43 1.13 101.4% 181.727
8
11
Elio de Angelis Lotus / Ford
35
1'24.50 1.20 101.4% 181.576
9
27
Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari / Ferrari
40
1'24.65 1.35 101.6% 181.255
10
23
Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
37
1'24.73 1.43 101.7% 181.083
11
5
Nélson Piquet Brabham / Ford
7
1'24.75 1.45 101.7% 181.041
12
28
Didier Pironi Ferrari / Ferrari
7
1'24.82 1.52 101.8% 180.891
13
14
Marc Surer Ensign / Ford
30
1'25.23 1.93 102.3% 180.021
14
25
Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ligier / Matra
32
1'25.25 1.95 102.3% 179.979
15
22
Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
29
1'25.82 2.52 103.0% 178.784
16
20
Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi / Ford
8
1'25.95 2.65 103.2% 178.513
17
31
Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella / Ford
17
1'26.58 3.28 103.9% 177.214
18
4
Michele Alboreto Tyrrell / Ford
17
1'26.71 3.41 104.1% 176.948
19
32
Beppe Gabbiani Osella / Ford
16
1'26.85 3.55 104.3% 176.663
20
21
Chico Serra Fittipaldi / Ford
16
1'26.89 3.59 104.3% 176.582
21
8
Andrea de Cesaris McLaren / Ford
5
1'27.00 3.70 104.4% 176.359
22
15
Alain Prost Renault / Renault
1
1'41.44 18.14 121.8% 151.254


Classification

Pos. Car
No.
Driver Car / Engine Laps Time Gap/
Retirement
Speed
(km/h)
1
2
Carlos Reutemann Williams / Ford
54
1:16'31.61 - 180.445
2
26
Jacques Laffite Ligier / Matra
54
1:17'07.67 36.06 179.039
3
12
Nigel Mansell Lotus / Ford
54
1:17'15.30 43.69 178.744
4
27
Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari / Ferrari
54
1:17'19.25 47.64 178.592
5
11
Elio de Angelis Lotus / Ford
54
1:17'20.81 49.20 178.532
6
3
Eddie Cheever Tyrrell / Ford
54
1:17'24.12 52.51 178.405
7
7
John Watson McLaren / Ford
54
1:17'33.27 1'01.66 178.054
8
28
Didier Pironi Ferrari / Ferrari
54
1:18'03.65 1'32.04 176.899
9
23
Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
54
1:18'07.19 1'35.58 176.765
10
22
Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
53
1:17'05.57 1 Lap 175.803
11
14
Marc Surer Ensign / Ford
52
1:17'00.60 2 Laps 172.672
12
4
Michele Alboreto Tyrrell / Ford
52
1:18'01.88 2 Laps 170.412
13
31
Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella / Ford
50
1:17'36.28 4 Laps 164.758
RET
6
Hector Rebaque Brabham / Ford
39
55'58.09 Accident 178.192
RET
25
Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ligier / Matra
35
1:01'24.87 Transmission 145.734
RET
21
Chico Serra Fittipaldi / Ford
29
49'38.29 Engine 149.399
RET
32
Beppe Gabbiani Osella / Ford
22
32'20.79 Engine 173.924
RET
1
Alan Jones Williams / Ford
19
27'02.99 Accident 179.620
RET
8
Andrea de Cesaris McLaren / Ford
11
19'05.18 Gearbox 147.379
RET
5
Nélson Piquet Brabham / Ford
10
14'20.96 Accident 178.210
RET
20
Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi / Ford
10
15'00.11 Gearbox 170.459
RET
15
Alain Prost Renault / Renault
2
5'38.65 Clutch 90.614
RET
29
Riccardo Patrese Arrows / Ford
0
- Collision -
RET
30
Siegfried Stohr Arrows / Ford
0
- Collision -


Lap Leaders

Pos. Car
No.
Driver Car / Engine Laps Led Percentage
1
2
Carlos Reutemann Williams / Ford
35
65%
2
28
Didier Pironi Ferrari / Ferrari
12
22%
3
1
Alan Jones Williams / Ford
7
13%


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