1981 Canadian Grand Prix


Entry list Qualifying results Starting grid
Fastest Laps Classification Lap Leaders


Race details

Official Race Name XX Grand Prix Labatt du Canada
Date Sunday, 27 September 1981
Local Start Time 14:00 h
Event Canadian GP
Circuit Montréal
Round 14 of 15
Entries 30
Qualifiers 24
Finishers 12
Race distance 4410 m 70 laps = 308.700 km (scheduled)
4410 m 63 laps = 277.830 km (raced)
Pole position Right
First corner Left
Track direction Clockwise
Weather Overcast, Rain



Entry List

Car
No.
Entrant Driver Car Engine Tyres Lubricant
1
TAG Williams Team Alan Jones Williams FW07D Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Goodyear Mobil
2
TAG Williams Team Carlos Reutemann Williams FW07C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Goodyear Mobil
3
Tyrrell Racing Team Eddie Cheever Tyrrell 011 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Goodyear Valvoline
4
Tyrrell Racing Team Michele Alboreto Tyrrell 011 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Avon Valvoline
5
Parmalat Racing Team Nélson Piquet Brabham BT49C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Goodyear Elf
6
Parmalat Racing Team Hector Rebaque Brabham BT49C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Goodyear Elf
7
Marlboro McLaren International John Watson McLaren MP4/1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Michelin Unipart
8
Marlboro McLaren International Andrea de Cesaris McLaren MP4/1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Michelin Unipart
9
Team ATS Slim Borgudd ATS HGS Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Avon Shell
11
John Player Team Lotus Elio de Angelis Lotus 87 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Goodyear -
12
John Player Team Lotus Nigel Mansell Lotus 87 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Goodyear -
14
Ensign Racing Eliseo Salazar Ensign N180B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Avon Valvoline
15
Equipe Renault Elf Alain Prost Renault RE30 Renault 1.5 V6TMichelin Elf
16
Equipe Renault Elf René Arnoux Renault RE30 Renault 1.5 V6TMichelin Elf
17
March Grand Prix Team Derek Daly March 811 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Avon -
20
Fittipaldi Automotive Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi F8C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Pirelli Valvoline
21
Fittipaldi Automotive Chico Serra Fittipaldi F8C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Pirelli Valvoline
22
Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo 179D Alfa Romeo 3.0 V12Michelin Agip
23
Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 179C Alfa Romeo 3.0 V12Michelin Agip
25
Equipe Talbot Gitanes Patrick Tambay Ligier JS17 Matra 3.0 V12Michelin Elf
26
Equipe Talbot Gitanes Jacques Laffite Ligier JS17 Matra 3.0 V12Michelin Elf
27
Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 126CK Ferrari 1.5 V6TMichelin Agip
28
Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Didier Pironi Ferrari 126CK Ferrari 1.5 V6TMichelin Agip
29
Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team Riccardo Patrese Arrows A3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Pirelli Valvoline
30
Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team Jacques Villeneuve (Snr) Arrows A3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Pirelli Valvoline
31
Osella Squadra Corse Beppe Gabbiani Osella FA1B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Michelin -
32
Osella Squadra Corse Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella FA1C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Michelin -
33
Theodore Racing Team Marc Surer Theodore TY01 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Avon Valvoline
35
Candy Toleman Motorsport Brian Henton Toleman TG181 Hart 1.5 L4TPirelli BP
36
Candy Toleman Motorsport Derek Warwick Toleman TG181 Hart 1.5 L4TPirelli BP


Qualification

Pos. Car
No.
Driver Car / Engine Time Gap Percentage Speed
(km/h)
1
5
Nélson Piquet Brabham / Ford
1'29.211
- 100.0% 177.960
2
2
Carlos Reutemann Williams / Ford
1'29.359
0.148 100.2% 177.665
3
1
Alan Jones Williams / Ford
1'29.728
0.517 100.6% 176.935
4
15
Alain Prost Renault / Renault
1'29.908
0.697 100.8% 176.581
5
12
Nigel Mansell Lotus / Ford
1'29.997
0.786 100.9% 176.406
6
6
Hector Rebaque Brabham / Ford
1'30.182
0.971 101.1% 176.044
7
11
Elio de Angelis Lotus / Ford
1'30.231
1.020 101.1% 175.948
8
16
René Arnoux Renault / Renault
1'30.232
1.021 101.1% 175.946
9
7
John Watson McLaren / Ford
1'30.566
1.355 101.5% 175.298
10
26
Jacques Laffite Ligier / Matra
1'30.705
1.494 101.7% 175.029
11
27
Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari / Ferrari
1'31.115
1.904 102.1% 174.241
12
28
Didier Pironi Ferrari / Ferrari
1'31.350
2.139 102.4% 173.793
13
8
Andrea de Cesaris McLaren / Ford
1'31.507
2.296 102.6% 173.495
14
3
Eddie Cheever Tyrrell / Ford
1'31.547
2.336 102.6% 173.419
15
23
Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'31.600
2.389 102.7% 173.319
16
22
Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'31.740
2.529 102.8% 173.054
17
25
Patrick Tambay Ligier / Matra
1'31.747
2.536 102.8% 173.041
18
29
Riccardo Patrese Arrows / Ford
1'31.969
2.758 103.1% 172.623
19
33
Marc Surer Theodore / Ford
1'32.253
3.042 103.4% 172.092
20
17
Derek Daly March / Ford
1'32.305
3.094 103.5% 171.995
21
9
Slim Borgudd ATS / Ford
1'32.652
3.441 103.9% 171.351
22
4
Michele Alboreto Tyrrell / Ford
1'32.709
3.498 103.9% 171.246
23
32
Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella / Ford
1'33.432
4.221 104.7% 169.920
24
14
Eliseo Salazar Ensign / Ford
1'33.848
4.637 105.2% 169.167
dnq
20
Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi / Ford
1'34.310
5.099 105.7% 168.338
dnq
21
Chico Serra Fittipaldi / Ford
1'36.546
7.335 108.2% 164.440
dnq
35
Brian Henton Toleman / Hart
1'36.648
7.437 108.3% 164.266
dnq
30
Jacques Villeneuve (Snr) Arrows / Ford
1'36.729
7.518 108.4% 164.129
dnq
36
Derek Warwick Toleman / Hart
1'36.999
7.788 108.7% 163.672
dnq
31
Beppe Gabbiani Osella / Ford
1'37.493
8.282 109.3% 162.842


Starting grid


2

Carlos Reutemann
Williams / Ford
1'29.359
1

Nélson Piquet
Brabham / Ford
1'29.211

4

Alain Prost
Renault / Renault
1'29.908
3

Alan Jones
Williams / Ford
1'29.728

6

Hector Rebaque
Brabham / Ford
1'30.182
5

Nigel Mansell
Lotus / Ford
1'29.997

8

René Arnoux
Renault / Renault
1'30.232
7

Elio de Angelis
Lotus / Ford
1'30.231

10

Jacques Laffite
Ligier / Matra
1'30.705
9

John Watson
McLaren / Ford
1'30.566

12

Didier Pironi
Ferrari / Ferrari
1'31.350
11

Gilles Villeneuve
Ferrari / Ferrari
1'31.115

14

Eddie Cheever
Tyrrell / Ford
1'31.547
13

Andrea de Cesaris
McLaren / Ford
1'31.507

16

Mario Andretti
Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'31.740
15

Bruno Giacomelli
Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'31.600

18

Riccardo Patrese
Arrows / Ford
1'31.969
17

Patrick Tambay
Ligier / Matra
1'31.747

20

Derek Daly
March / Ford
1'32.305
19

Marc Surer
Theodore / Ford
1'32.253

22

Michele Alboreto
Tyrrell / Ford
1'32.709
21

Slim Borgudd
ATS / Ford
1'32.652

24

Eliseo Salazar
Ensign / Ford
1'33.848
23

Jean-Pierre Jarier
Osella / Ford
1'33.432


Fastest Laps

Pos. Car
No.
Driver Car / Engine Lap Time Gap Percentage Speed
(km/h)
1
7
John Watson McLaren / Ford
43
1'49.475 - 100.0% 145.019
2
26
Jacques Laffite Ligier / Matra
46
1'49.765 0.290 100.3% 144.636
3
2
Carlos Reutemann Williams / Ford
39
1'50.309 0.834 100.8% 143.923
4
8
Andrea de Cesaris McLaren / Ford
46
1'50.762 1.287 101.2% 143.334
5
33
Marc Surer Theodore / Ford
40
1'51.020 1.545 101.4% 143.001
6
15
Alain Prost Renault / Renault
48
1'51.197 1.722 101.6% 142.774
7
23
Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
55
1'51.490 2.015 101.8% 142.398
8
5
Nélson Piquet Brabham / Ford
45
1'51.849 2.374 102.2% 141.941
9
11
Elio de Angelis Lotus / Ford
47
1'51.927 2.452 102.2% 141.842
10
27
Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari / Ferrari
47
1'52.087 2.612 102.4% 141.640
11
22
Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
61
1'52.580 3.105 102.8% 141.020
12
3
Eddie Cheever Tyrrell / Ford
42
1'53.964 4.489 104.1% 139.307
13
9
Slim Borgudd ATS / Ford
38
1'54.794 5.319 104.9% 138.300
14
17
Derek Daly March / Ford
41
1'54.946 5.471 105.0% 138.117
15
6
Hector Rebaque Brabham / Ford
33
1'55.172 5.697 105.2% 137.846
16
32
Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella / Ford
26
1'55.949 6.474 105.9% 136.922
17
4
Michele Alboreto Tyrrell / Ford
52
1'55.977 6.502 105.9% 136.889
18
28
Didier Pironi Ferrari / Ferrari
24
1'56.285 6.810 106.2% 136.527
19
1
Alan Jones Williams / Ford
5
1'56.624 7.149 106.5% 136.130
20
12
Nigel Mansell Lotus / Ford
37
1'56.718 7.243 106.6% 136.020
21
25
Patrick Tambay Ligier / Matra
4
1'59.888 10.413 109.5% 132.424
22
14
Eliseo Salazar Ensign / Ford
4
2'03.264 13.789 112.6% 128.797
23
29
Riccardo Patrese Arrows / Ford
3
2'07.558 18.083 116.5% 124.461


Classification

Pos. Car
No.
Driver Car / Engine Laps Time Gap/
Retirement
Speed
(km/h)
1
26
Jacques Laffite Ligier / Matra
63
2:01'25.20 - 137.290
2
7
John Watson McLaren / Ford
63
2:01'31.43 6.23 137.173
3
27
Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari / Ferrari
63
2:03'15.47 1'50.27 135.243
4
23
Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
62
- 1 Lap -
5
5
Nélson Piquet Brabham / Ford
62
- 1 Lap -
6
11
Elio de Angelis Lotus / Ford
62
- 1 Lap -
7
22
Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
62
- 1 Lap -
8
17
Derek Daly March / Ford
61
- 2 Laps -
9
33
Marc Surer Theodore / Ford
61
- 2 Laps -
10
2
Carlos Reutemann Williams / Ford
60
- 3 Laps -
11
4
Michele Alboreto Tyrrell / Ford
59
- 4 Laps -
12
3
Eddie Cheever Tyrrell / Ford
56
- Engine -
ret
8
Andrea de Cesaris McLaren / Ford
51
- Spun off -
ret
15
Alain Prost Renault / Renault
48
- Collision -
ret
12
Nigel Mansell Lotus / Ford
45
- Collision -
ret
9
Slim Borgudd ATS / Ford
40
- Spun off -
ret
6
Hector Rebaque Brabham / Ford
35
- Spun off -
ret
32
Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella / Ford
26
- Collision -
ret
1
Alan Jones Williams / Ford
24
- Handling -
ret
28
Didier Pironi Ferrari / Ferrari
24
- Ignition -
ret
14
Eliseo Salazar Ensign / Ford
8
- Spun off -
ret
25
Patrick Tambay Ligier / Matra
6
- Spun off -
ret
29
Riccardo Patrese Arrows / Ford
6
- Spun off -
ret
16
René Arnoux Renault / Renault
0
- Collision -


Lap Leaders

Pos. Car
No.
Driver Car / Engine Laps Led Percentage
1
26
Jacques Laffite Ligier / Matra
51
81%
2
1
Alan Jones Williams / Ford
6
10%
3
15
Alain Prost Renault / Renault
6
10%

Best thanks go to Jonathan Davies from ChicaneF1.com for providing the data on this page!



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