1981 Grand Prix of France


Entry list Qualifying results Starting grid
Fastest Laps Classification Lap Leaders


Race details

Official Race Name LXVII Grand Prix de France
Date Sunday, 5 July 1981
Local Start Time 14:00 h
Grand Prix France
Circuit Dijon
Round 8 of 15
Entries 29
Qualifiers 24
Finishers 17
Race distance 3800 m 80 laps = 304.000 km
Pole position Right
First corner Right
Track direction Clockwise
Weather Cloudy, Fresh, Showers



Entry List

Car
No.
Entrant Driver Car Engine Tyres Lubricant
1
TAG Williams Team Alan Jones Williams FW07C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Goodyear Mobil
2
TAG Williams Team Carlos Reutemann Williams FW07C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Goodyear 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 Goodyear Elf
6
Parmalat Racing Team Hector Rebaque Brabham BT49C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Goodyear 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 MP4/1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Unipart
9
Team ATS Slim Borgudd ATS HGS Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Avon Shell
11
John Player Team Lotus Elio de Angelis Lotus 87 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin -
12
John Player Team Lotus Nigel Mansell Lotus 87 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin -
14
Ensign Racing Eliseo Salazar Ensign N180B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Valvoline
15
Equipe Renault Elf Alain Prost Renault RE30 Renault 1.5 V6T Michelin Elf
16
Equipe Renault Elf René Arnoux Renault RE30 Renault 1.5 V6T Michelin Elf
17
March Grand Prix Team Derek Daly March 811 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Avon -
20
Fittipaldi Automotive Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi F8C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin 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 Patrick Tambay 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 Beppe Gabbiani Osella FA1B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin -
33
Theodore Racing Team Marc Surer Theodore TY01 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Avon 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
16
René Arnoux Renault / Renault
1'05.95
- - 207.430
2
7
John Watson McLaren / Ford
1'06.36
0.41 100.6% 206.148
3
15
Alain Prost Renault / Renault
1'06.36
0.41 100.6% 206.148
4
5
Nélson Piquet Brabham / Ford
1'06.91
0.96 101.5% 204.454
5
8
Andrea de Cesaris McLaren / Ford
1'07.03
1.08 101.6% 204.088
6
26
Jacques Laffite Ligier / Matra
1'07.09
1.14 101.7% 203.905
7
2
Carlos Reutemann Williams / Ford
1'07.42
1.47 102.2% 202.907
8
11
Elio de Angelis Lotus / Ford
1'07.52
1.57 102.4% 202.607
9
1
Alan Jones Williams / Ford
1'07.53
1.58 102.4% 202.577
10
22
Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'07.56
1.61 102.4% 202.487
11
27
Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari / Ferrari
1'07.60
1.65 102.5% 202.367
12
23
Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'07.63
1.68 102.5% 202.277
13
12
Nigel Mansell Lotus / Ford
1'07.72
1.77 102.7% 202.008
14
28
Didier Pironi Ferrari / Ferrari
1'08.09
2.14 103.2% 200.911
15
6
Hector Rebaque Brabham / Ford
1'08.21
2.26 103.4% 200.557
16
25
Patrick Tambay Ligier / Matra
1'08.47
2.52 103.8% 199.796
17
20
Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi / Ford
1'09.35
3.40 105.2% 197.260
18
29
Riccardo Patrese Arrows / Ford
1'09.37
3.42 105.2% 197.203
19
3
Eddie Cheever Tyrrell / Ford
1'09.88
3.93 106.0% 195.764
20
17
Derek Daly March / Ford
1'09.94
3.99 106.1% 195.596
21
33
Marc Surer Theodore / Ford
1'10.21
4.26 106.5% 194.844
22
14
Eliseo Salazar Ensign / Ford
1'10.50
4.55 106.9% 194.043
23
4
Michele Alboreto Tyrrell / Ford
1'10.64
4.69 107.1% 193.658
24
21
Chico Serra Fittipaldi / Ford
1'10.86
4.91 107.4% 193.057
dnq
30
Siegfried Stohr Arrows / Ford
1'11.24
5.29 108.0% 192.027
dnq
35
Brian Henton Toleman / Hart
1'11.28
5.33 108.1% 191.919
dnq
9
Slim Borgudd ATS / Ford
1'12.20
6.25 109.5% 189.474
dnq
31
Beppe Gabbiani Osella / Ford
1'12.24
6.29 109.5% 189.369
dnq
36
Derek Warwick Toleman / Hart
1'13.65
7.70 111.7% 185.743


Starting grid


2

John Watson
McLaren / Ford
1'06.36
1

René Arnoux
Renault / Renault
1'05.95

4

Nélson Piquet
Brabham / Ford
1'06.91
3

Alain Prost
Renault / Renault
1'06.36

6

Jacques Laffite
Ligier / Matra
1'07.09
5

Andrea de Cesaris
McLaren / Ford
1'07.03

8

Elio de Angelis
Lotus / Ford
1'07.52
7

Carlos Reutemann
Williams / Ford
1'07.42

10

Mario Andretti
Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'07.56
9

Alan Jones
Williams / Ford
1'07.53

12

Bruno Giacomelli
Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'07.63
11

Gilles Villeneuve
Ferrari / Ferrari
1'07.60

14

Didier Pironi
Ferrari / Ferrari
1'08.09
13

Nigel Mansell
Lotus / Ford
1'07.72

16

Patrick Tambay
Ligier / Matra
1'08.47
15

Hector Rebaque
Brabham / Ford
1'08.21

18

Riccardo Patrese
Arrows / Ford
1'09.37
17

Keke Rosberg
Fittipaldi / Ford
1'09.35

20

Derek Daly
March / Ford
1'09.94
19

Eddie Cheever
Tyrrell / Ford
1'09.88

22

Eliseo Salazar
Ensign / Ford
1'10.50
21

Marc Surer
Theodore / Ford
1'10.21

24

Chico Serra
Fittipaldi / Ford
1'10.86
23

Michele Alboreto
Tyrrell / Ford
1'10.64


Fastest Laps

Pos. Car
No.
Driver Car / Engine Lap Time Gap Percentage Speed
(km/h)
1
15
Alain Prost Renault / Renault
64
1'09.14 - - 197.859
2
5
Nélson Piquet Brabham / Ford
66
1'09.29 0.15 100.2% 197.431
3
7
John Watson McLaren / Ford
66
1'09.30 0.16 100.2% 197.403
4
16
René Arnoux Renault / Renault
67
1'09.32 0.18 100.3% 197.346
5
1
Alan Jones Williams / Ford
69
1'09.85 0.71 101.0% 195.848
6
22
Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
69
1'09.97 0.83 101.2% 195.512
6
8
Andrea de Cesaris McLaren / Ford
67
1'09.97 0.83 101.2% 195.512
8
28
Didier Pironi Ferrari / Ferrari
65
1'10.30 1.16 101.7% 194.595
9
6
Hector Rebaque Brabham / Ford
74
1'10.75 1.61 102.3% 193.357
10
2
Carlos Reutemann Williams / Ford
6
1'10.76 1.62 102.3% 193.330
11
11
Elio de Angelis Lotus / Ford
68
1'10.99 1.85 102.7% 192.703
12
12
Nigel Mansell Lotus / Ford
74
1'11.13 1.99 102.9% 192.324
13
3
Eddie Cheever Tyrrell / Ford
71
1'12.21 3.07 104.4% 189.447
14
33
Marc Surer Theodore / Ford
72
1'12.24 3.10 104.5% 189.369
15
26
Jacques Laffite Ligier / Matra
44
1'12.39 3.25 104.7% 188.976
16
27
Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari / Ferrari
4
1'12.58 3.44 105.0% 188.482
17
29
Riccardo Patrese Arrows / Ford
8
1'13.19 4.05 105.9% 186.911
18
25
Patrick Tambay Ligier / Matra
28
1'13.37 4.23 106.1% 186.452
19
23
Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
10
1'13.55 4.41 106.4% 185.996
20
17
Derek Daly March / Ford
28
1'13.93 4.79 106.9% 185.040
21
4
Michele Alboreto Tyrrell / Ford
68
1'14.15 5.01 107.2% 184.491
22
14
Eliseo Salazar Ensign / Ford
6
1'14.30 5.16 107.5% 184.118
23
20
Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi / Ford
5
1'15.01 5.87 108.5% 182.376


Classification

Pos. Car
No.
Driver Car / Engine Laps Time Gap/
Retirement
Speed
(km/h)
1
15
Alain Prost Renault / Renault
80
1:35'48.13 - 190.392
2
7
John Watson McLaren / Ford
80
1:35'50.42 2.29 190.317
3
5
Nélson Piquet Brabham / Ford
80
1:36'12.35 24.22 189.593
4
16
René Arnoux Renault / Renault
80
1:36'30.43 42.30 189.002
5
28
Didier Pironi Ferrari / Ferrari
79
1:36'30.81 1 Lap 186.627
6
11
Elio de Angelis Lotus / Ford
79
1:36'56.90 1 Lap 185.790
7
12
Nigel Mansell Lotus / Ford
79
1:36'59.12 1 Lap 185.719
8
22
Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
79
1:37'18.55 1 Lap 185.101
9
6
Hector Rebaque Brabham / Ford
78
1:35'50.81 2 Laps 185.546
10
2
Carlos Reutemann Williams / Ford
78
1:36'10.36 2 Laps 184.917
11
8
Andrea de Cesaris McLaren / Ford
78
1:36'22.30 2 Laps 184.536
12
33
Marc Surer Theodore / Ford
78
1:37'05.31 2 Laps 183.173
13
3
Eddie Cheever Tyrrell / Ford
77
1:36'12.97 3 Laps 182.464
14
29
Riccardo Patrese Arrows / Ford
77
1:36'32.85 3 Laps 181.838
15
23
Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
77
1:37'28.31 3 Laps 180.114
16
4
Michele Alboreto Tyrrell / Ford
77
1:37'38.27 3 Laps 179.807
17
1
Alan Jones Williams / Ford
76
1:38'12.37 4 Laps 176.445
ret
26
Jacques Laffite Ligier / Matra
57
1:09'50.97 Collision 186.057
ret
17
Derek Daly March / Ford
55
1:15'19.53 Engine 166.477
ret
27
Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari / Ferrari
41
50'15.94 Electrical 185.972
ret
25
Patrick Tambay Ligier / Matra
30
39'55.06 Wheel bearing 171.353
ret
20
Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi / Ford
11
14'09.12 Suspension 177.219
ret
14
Eliseo Salazar Ensign / Ford
6
7'44.83 Suspension 176.581
ret
21
Chico Serra Fittipaldi / Ford
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Lap Leaders

Pos. Car
No.
Driver Car / Engine Laps Led Percentage
1
5
Nélson Piquet Brabham / Ford
58
72%
2
15
Alain Prost Renault / Renault
22
28%


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