1981 Grand Prix of Monaco


Entry list Qualifying results Starting grid
Fastest Laps Classification Lap Leaders


Race details

Official Race Name XXXIX Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco
Date Sunday, 31 May 1981
Local Start Time 14:00 h
Grand Prix Monaco
Circuit Monte Carlo
Round 6 of 15
Entries 31
Qualifiers 20
Finishers 7
Race distance 3312 m 76 laps = 251.712 km
Pole position Right
First corner Right
Track direction Clockwise
Weather Sunny, Hot, Dry



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 MP4/1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Unipart
10
Team ATS Slim Borgudd ATS HGS Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Shell
11
Team Essex Lotus Elio de Angelis Lotus 87 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Essex
12
Team Essex Lotus Nigel Mansell Lotus 87 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin Essex
14
Ensign Racing Marc Surer 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 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 Avon 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 Beppe Gabbiani Osella FA1B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 Michelin -
32
Osella Squadra Corse Piercarlo Ghinzani 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
5
Nélson Piquet Brabham / Ford
1'25.710
- - 139.111
2
27
Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari / Ferrari
1'25.788
0.078 100.1% 138.984
3
12
Nigel Mansell Lotus / Ford
1'25.815
0.105 100.1% 138.941
4
2
Carlos Reutemann Williams / Ford
1'26.010
0.300 100.4% 138.626
5
29
Riccardo Patrese Arrows / Ford
1'26.040
0.330 100.4% 138.577
6
11
Elio de Angelis Lotus / Ford
1'26.259
0.549 100.6% 138.226
7
1
Alan Jones Williams / Ford
1'26.538
0.828 101.0% 137.780
8
26
Jacques Laffite Ligier / Matra
1'26.704
0.994 101.2% 137.516
9
15
Alain Prost Renault / Renault
1'26.953
1.243 101.5% 137.122
10
7
John Watson McLaren / Ford
1'27.058
1.348 101.6% 136.957
11
8
Andrea de Cesaris McLaren / Ford
1'27.122
1.412 101.6% 136.856
12
22
Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'27.512
1.802 102.1% 136.246
13
16
René Arnoux Renault / Renault
1'27.513
1.803 102.1% 136.245
14
30
Siegfried Stohr Arrows / Ford
1'27.564
1.854 102.2% 136.166
15
3
Eddie Cheever Tyrrell / Ford
1'27.594
1.884 102.2% 136.119
16
33
Patrick Tambay Theodore / Ford
1'27.939
2.229 102.6% 135.585
17
28
Didier Pironi Ferrari / Ferrari
1'28.266
2.556 103.0% 135.083
18
23
Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'28.323
2.613 103.0% 134.995
19
14
Marc Surer Ensign / Ford
1'28.339
2.629 103.1% 134.971
20
4
Michele Alboreto Tyrrell / Ford
1'28.358
2.648 103.1% 134.942
DNQ
20
Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi / Ford
1'28.436
2.726 103.2% 134.823
DNQ
25
Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ligier / Matra
1'28.841
3.131 103.7% 134.208
DNQ
6
Hector Rebaque Brabham / Ford
1'29.188
3.478 104.1% 133.686
DNQ
21
Chico Serra Fittipaldi / Ford
1'29.434
3.724 104.3% 133.318
DNQ
32
Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella / Ford
1'29.649
3.939 104.6% 132.999
DNQ
31
Beppe Gabbiani Osella / Ford
1'29.795
4.085 104.8% 132.782
DNPQ
10
Slim Borgudd ATS / Ford
1'33.285
7.575 108.8% 127.815
DNPQ
18
Derek Daly March / Ford
1'33.800
8.090 109.4% 127.113
DNPQ
17
Eliseo Salazar March / Ford
1'35.249
9.539 111.1% 125.179
DNPQ
35
Brian Henton Toleman / Hart
1'37.528
11.818 113.8% 122.254
DNPQ
36
Derek Warwick Toleman / Hart
1'41.966
16.256 119.0% 116.933


Starting grid


2

Gilles Villeneuve
Ferrari / Ferrari
1'25.788
1

Nélson Piquet
Brabham / Ford
1'25.710

4

Carlos Reutemann
Williams / Ford
1'26.010
3

Nigel Mansell
Lotus / Ford
1'25.815

6

Elio de Angelis
Lotus / Ford
1'26.259
5

Riccardo Patrese
Arrows / Ford
1'26.040

8

Jacques Laffite
Ligier / Matra
1'26.704
7

Alan Jones
Williams / Ford
1'26.538

10

John Watson
McLaren / Ford
1'27.058
9

Alain Prost
Renault / Renault
1'26.953

12

Mario Andretti
Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'27.512
11

Andrea de Cesaris
McLaren / Ford
1'27.122

14

Siegfried Stohr
Arrows / Ford
1'27.564
13

René Arnoux
Renault / Renault
1'27.513

16

Patrick Tambay
Theodore / Ford
1'27.939
15

Eddie Cheever
Tyrrell / Ford
1'27.594

18

Bruno Giacomelli
Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'28.323
17

Didier Pironi
Ferrari / Ferrari
1'28.266

20

Michele Alboreto
Tyrrell / Ford
1'28.358
19

Marc Surer
Ensign / Ford
1'28.339


Fastest Laps

Pos. Car
No.
Driver Car / Engine Lap Time Gap Percentage Speed
(km/h)
1
1
Alan Jones Williams / Ford
48
1'27.47 - - 136.312
2
5
Nélson Piquet Brabham / Ford
47
1'28.04 0.57 100.7% 135.429
3
2
Carlos Reutemann Williams / Ford
30
1'28.76 1.29 101.5% 134.331
4
27
Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari / Ferrari
71
1'29.00 1.53 101.7% 133.969
5
29
Riccardo Patrese Arrows / Ford
23
1'29.01 1.54 101.8% 133.953
6
7
John Watson McLaren / Ford
44
1'29.23 1.76 102.0% 133.623
7
26
Jacques Laffite Ligier / Matra
43
1'29.40 1.93 102.2% 133.369
8
12
Nigel Mansell Lotus / Ford
7
1'29.52 2.05 102.3% 133.190
8
11
Elio de Angelis Lotus / Ford
29
1'29.52 2.05 102.3% 133.190
10
28
Didier Pironi Ferrari / Ferrari
51
1'29.61 2.14 102.4% 133.057
11
16
René Arnoux Renault / Renault
26
1'29.74 2.27 102.6% 132.864
12
23
Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
50
1'29.82 2.35 102.7% 132.745
13
15
Alain Prost Renault / Renault
25
1'29.90 2.43 102.8% 132.627
14
4
Michele Alboreto Tyrrell / Ford
48
1'30.36 2.89 103.3% 131.952
15
3
Eddie Cheever Tyrrell / Ford
44
1'30.55 3.08 103.5% 131.675
16
14
Marc Surer Ensign / Ford
45
1'30.77 3.30 103.8% 131.356
17
33
Patrick Tambay Theodore / Ford
12
1'30.92 3.45 103.9% 131.139
18
30
Siegfried Stohr Arrows / Ford
8
1'31.72 4.25 104.9% 129.996


Classification

Pos. Car
No.
Driver Car / Engine Laps Time Gap/
Retirement
Speed
(km/h)
1
27
Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari / Ferrari
76
1:54'23.38 - 132.029
2
1
Alan Jones Williams / Ford
76
1:55'03.29 39.91 131.265
3
26
Jacques Laffite Ligier / Matra
76
1:55'52.62 1'29.24 130.334
4
28
Didier Pironi Ferrari / Ferrari
75
1:55'03.98 1 Lap 129.525
5
3
Eddie Cheever Tyrrell / Ford
74
1:54'45.69 2 Laps 128.138
6
14
Marc Surer Ensign / Ford
74
1:55'16.64 2 Laps 127.564
7
33
Patrick Tambay Theodore / Ford
72
1:55'04.73 4 Laps 124.331
RET
5
Nélson Piquet Brabham / Ford
53
1:19'07.23 Spun off 133.115
RET
7
John Watson McLaren / Ford
52
1:18'46.17 Engine 131.186
RET
4
Michele Alboreto Tyrrell / Ford
50
1:16'46.06 Collision 129.429
RET
23
Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
50
1:16'48.47 Collision 129.362
RET
15
Alain Prost Renault / Renault
45
1:08'32.54 Engine 130.465
RET
2
Carlos Reutemann Williams / Ford
33
52'09.31 Gearbox 125.736
RET
11
Elio de Angelis Lotus / Ford
32
48'22.89 Engine 131.435
RET
16
René Arnoux Renault / Renault
32
48'36.43 Spun off 130.825
RET
29
Riccardo Patrese Arrows / Ford
29
43'41.40 Gearbox 131.904
RET
12
Nigel Mansell Lotus / Ford
15
23'44.59 Suspension 125.543
RET
30
Siegfried Stohr Arrows / Ford
14
40'40.83 Fuel system 68.389
RET
8
Andrea de Cesaris McLaren / Ford
0
- Collision -
RET
22
Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
0
- Collision -


Lap Leaders

Pos. Car
No.
Driver Car / Engine Laps Led Percentage
1
5
Nélson Piquet Brabham / Ford
53
70%
2
1
Alan Jones Williams / Ford
19
25%
3
27
Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari / Ferrari
4
5%


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