Nelson Piquet Brabham - Ford

1981 Formula 1 World Champion

 

15 FULL 1981 F1 RACES ON 15 DVDS




1Flag of the United States United States Grand Prix WestMarch 15Long BeachFlag of Australia Alan JonesWilliams-Ford
2Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand PrixMarch 29JacarepaguáFlag of Argentina Carlos ReutemannWilliams-Ford
3Flag of Argentina Argentine Grand PrixApril 12Oscar GálvezFlag of Brazil Nelson PiquetBrabham-Ford
4Flag of San Marino San Marino Grand PrixMay 3ImolaFlag of Brazil Nelson PiquetBrabham-Ford
5Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand PrixMay 17ZolderFlag of Argentina Carlos ReutemannWilliams-Ford
6Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand PrixMay 31MonacoFlag of Canada Gilles VilleneuveFerrari
7Flag of Spain Spanish Grand PrixJune 21JaramaFlag of Canada Gilles VilleneuveFerrari
8Flag of France French Grand PrixJuly 5Dijon-PrenoisFlag of France Alain ProstRenault
9Flag of the United Kingdom British Grand PrixJuly 18SilverstoneFlag of the United Kingdom John WatsonMcLaren-Ford
10Flag of Germany German Grand PrixAugust 2HockenheimringFlag of Brazil Nelson PiquetBrabham-Ford
11Flag of Austria Austrian Grand PrixAugust 16ÖsterreichringFlag of France Jacques LaffiteLigier-Matra
12Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Grand PrixAugust 30ZandvoortFlag of France Alain ProstRenault
13Flag of Italy Italian Grand PrixSeptember 13MonzaFlag of France Alain ProstRenault
14Flag of Canada Canadian Grand PrixSeptember 27Circuit Île Notre-DameFlag of France Jacques LaffiteLigier-Matra
15Flag of the United States Caesars Palace Grand PrixOctober 17Las VegasFlag of Australia Alan JonesWilliams-Ford

1981 Formula One season





The Drivers' Championship was won by Nelson Piquet, who drove for the Brabham team.

The 1981 Formula One season included the 32nd FIA Formula One World Championship season, which commenced on March 15, 1981, and ended on October 17 after fifteen races. Nelson Piquet won the Drivers' Championship, claiming the first of his three Formula One titles. Although not a part of the Championship, the 1981 South African Grand Prix attracted high-calibre drivers and cars and was won by Carlos Reutemann in a Williams.

Contents

Drivers and constructors

EntrantConstructorChassisEngineTyresNoDriver
Flag of the United Kingdom Albilad Williams Racing Team
Flag of the United Kingdom TAG Williams Racing Team
WilliamsFW07C
FW07D
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8M


G

1Flag of Australia Alan Jones
2Flag of Argentina Carlos Reutemann
Flag of the United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing TeamTyrrell010
011
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8M


A
G

3Flag of the United States Eddie Cheever
4Flag of the United States Kevin Cogan
Flag of Argentina Ricardo Zunino
Flag of Italy Michele Alboreto
Flag of the United Kingdom Parmalat Racing TeamBrabhamBT49C
BT50
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8M


G

5Flag of Brazil Nelson Piquet
6Flag of Mexico Hector Rebaque
Flag of the United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren InternationalMcLarenM29F
MP4/1
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8M7Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson
8Flag of Italy Andrea de Cesaris
Flag of Germany Team ATSATSD4
D5
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8A


M

9Flag of the Netherlands Jan Lammers
Flag of Sweden Slim Borgudd
10Flag of Sweden Slim Borgudd
Flag of the United Kingdom Team Essex Lotus
Flag of the United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus
Lotus81B
87
88
88B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8M


G

11Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis
12Flag of the United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
Flag of the United Kingdom Ensign RacingEnsignN180BFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8A


M

14Flag of Switzerland Marc Surer
Flag of Colombia Ricardo Londońo
Flag of Chile Eliseo Salazar
Flag of France Equipe Renault ElfRenaultRS20B
RS30
Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 V6TM15Flag of France Alain Prost
16Flag of France René Arnoux
Flag of the United Kingdom March Grand Prix TeamMarch811Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8A


M

17Flag of Ireland Derek Daly
Flag of Chile Eliseo Salazar
18Flag of Chile Eliseo Salazar
Flag of Ireland Derek Daly
Flag of Brazil Fittipaldi AutomotiveFittipaldiF8CFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8M


A
P

20Flag of Finland Keke Rosberg
21Flag of Brazil Chico Serra
Flag of Italy Marlboro Team Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo179B
179C
179D
Alfa Romeo 1260 3.0 V12M22Flag of the United States Mario Andretti
23Flag of Italy Bruno Giacomelli
Flag of France Equipe Talbot GitanesTalbot-LigierJS17Matra MS81 3.0 V12M25Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jarier
Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Flag of France Patrick Tambay
26Flag of France Jacques Laffite
Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari126CKFerrari 021 1.5 V6TM27Flag of Canada Gilles Villeneuve
28Flag of France Didier Pironi
Flag of the United Kingdom Ragno Arrows Beta Racing TeamArrowsA3Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8M


P

29Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese
30Flag of Italy Siegfried Stohr
Flag of Canada Jacques Villeneuve
Flag of Italy Osella Squadra CorseOsellaFA1B
FA1C
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8M31Flag of Argentina Miguel Angel Guerra
Flag of Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani
Flag of Italy Beppe Gabbiani
32Flag of Italy Beppe Gabbiani
Flag of Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani
Flag of Italy Giorgio Francia
Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jarier
Flag of the United Kingdom Theodore Racing TeamTheodoreTY01Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8A


G

33Flag of France Patrick Tambay
Flag of Switzerland Marc Surer
Flag of the United Kingdom Candy Toleman MotorsportTolemanTG181Hart 415T 1.5 L4TP35Flag of the United Kingdom Brian Henton
36Flag of the United Kingdom Derek Warwick


 


Season review

1981 Constructors Championship final standings

PlaceConstructorChassisEngineTyrePointsWinsPodiumsPoles
1Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-FordFW07B
FW07C
Ford Cosworth DFVM

G

954132
2Flag of the United Kingdom Brabham-FordBT49CFord Cosworth DFVM

G

61374
3Flag of France RenaultRE20B
RE30
Renault-Gordini EF1M54376
4Flag of France Ligier-MatraJS17Matra MS81M44271
5Flag of Italy Ferrari126CKFerrari 021M34231
6Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-FordM29C
M29F
MP4/1
Ford Cosworth DFVM2814
7Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Ford81
87
88
88B
Ford Cosworth DFVM

G

22
1
8Flag of the United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford010
011
Ford Cosworth DFVM

A
G

10


9Flag of Italy Alfa Romeo179B
179C
179D
Alfa Romeo 1260M10
1
10Flag of the United Kingdom Arrows-FordA3Ford Cosworth DFVM

P

10
21
11Flag of the United Kingdom Ensign-FordN180BFord Cosworth DFVA

M

5


12Flag of Hong Kong Theodore-FordTY01Ford Cosworth DFVA

G

1


13Flag of Germany ATS-FordD4
HGS
Ford Cosworth DFVA

M

1


14Flag of Brazil Fittipaldi-FordF8CFord Cosworth DFVM

A
P





15Flag of Italy Osella-FordFA1B
FA1C
Ford Cosworth DFVM



16Flag of the United Kingdom March-Ford811Ford Cosworth DFVA

M





17Flag of the United Kingdom Toleman-HartTG181Hart 415TP



1981 Drivers Championship final standings

PosDriverUSW
Flag of the United States
BRA
Flag of Brazil
ARG
Flag of Argentina
SMR
Flag of San Marino
BEL
Flag of Belgium
MON
Flag of Monaco
ESP
Flag of Spain
FRA
Flag of France
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
AUT
Flag of Austria
NED
Flag of the Netherlands
ITA
Flag of Italy
CAN
Flag of Canada
CPL
Flag of the United States
Points
1Flag of Brazil Nelson Piquet31211RetRetRet3Ret13265550
2Flag of Argentina Carlos Reutemann21231Ret4102Ret5Ret310849
3Flag of Australia Alan Jones12412Ret2717Ret11432Ret146
4Flag of France Jacques LaffiteRet6RetRet232Ret331RetRet1644
5Flag of France Alain ProstRetRet3RetRetRetRet1Ret2Ret11Ret243
6Flag of the United Kingdom John WatsonRet8Ret107Ret32166RetRet2727
7Flag of Canada Gilles VilleneuveRetRetRet7411RetRet10RetRetRet3DSQ25
8Flag of Italy Elio de AngelisRet56WD5Ret56DSQ77546Ret14
9Flag of France René Arnoux8Ret58DNQRet949132RetRetRetRet11
10Flag of Mexico Hector RebaqueRetRetRet4RetDNQRet954Ret4RetRetRet11
11Flag of Italy Riccardo PatreseRet372RetRetRet1410RetRetRetRetRet1110
12Flag of the United States Eddie Cheever5NCRetRet65NC1345DNQRetRet12Ret10
13Flag of France Didier PironiRetRetRet584155RetRet9Ret5Ret99
14Flag of the United Kingdom Nigel MansellRet11RetWD3Ret67DNQRetRetRetRetRet48
15Flag of Italy Bruno GiacomelliRetNC10Ret9Ret1015Ret15RetRet8437
16Flag of Switzerland Marc SurerRet4Ret9116
121114Ret8DNQ9Ret4
17Flag of the United States Mario Andretti4Ret8Ret10Ret88Ret9RetRetRet7Ret3
18Flag of Italy Andrea de CesarisRetRet116RetRetRet11RetRet8DNS7Ret121
19Flag of France Patrick Tambay610Ret11DNQ713RetRetRetRetRetRetRetRet1
20Flag of Sweden Slim Borgudd


13DNQDNQDNQDNQ6RetRet10RetRetDNQ1
21Flag of Chile Eliseo SalazarDNQDNQDNQRetDNQDNQ14RetDNQNCRet6RetRetNC1
NCFlag of France Jean-Pierre JarierRet7





8810Ret9RetRet0
NCFlag of Italy Siegfried StohrDNQRet9DNQRetRetRetDNQRet12Ret7DNQ

0
NCFlag of Ireland Derek DalyDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQ16Ret7Ret11RetRet8DNQ0
NCFlag of Brazil Chico Serra7RetRetDNQRetDNQ11DNSDNQDNQ
DNQDNQDNQDNQ0
NCFlag of Finland Keke RosbergRet9RetRetRetDNQ12RetRetDNQ
DNQDNQDNQ100
NCFlag of Italy Michele Alboreto


Ret12RetDNQ16RetDNQRet9Ret11130
NCFlag of the United Kingdom Brian Henton


DNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQ10DNQDNQ0
NCFlag of the Netherlands Jan LammersRetDNQ12Ret










0
NCFlag of Argentina Ricardo Zunino
1313











0
NCFlag of Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani



13DNQ








0
NCFlag of France Jean-Pierre Jabouille

DNQNCRetDNQRet







0
NCFlag of Italy Beppe GabbianiRetDNQDNQRetRetDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQ0
NCFlag of the United Kingdom Derek Warwick


DNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQRet0
NCFlag of Argentina Miguel Angel GuerraDNQDNQDNQRet










0
NCFlag of Canada Jacques Villeneuve (elder)












DNQDNQ0
NCFlag of the United States Kevin CoganDNQ













0
NCFlag of Italy Giorgio Francia





DNQ







0
NCFlag of Colombia Ricardo Londońo
EX












0
PosDriverUSW
Flag of the United States
BRA
Flag of Brazil
ARG
Flag of Argentina
SMR
Flag of San Marino
BEL
Flag of Belgium
MON
Flag of Monaco
ESP
Flag of Spain
FRA
Flag of France
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
AUT
Flag of Austria
NED
Flag of the Netherlands
ITA
Flag of Italy
CAN
Flag of Canada
CPL
Flag of the United States
Points
ColourResult
GoldWinner
Silver2nd place
Bronze3rd place
GreenPoints finish
BlueNon-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
PurpleDid not finish (Ret)
RedDid not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
BlackDisqualified (DSQ)
WhiteDid not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light bluePracticed only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
BlankDid not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
PlaceDriverNumberCountryPointsWinsPodiumsPoles
1Flag of Brazil Nelson Piquet5Brazil50374
2Flag of Argentina Carlos Reutemann2Argentina49272
3Flag of Australia Alan Jones1Australia4626
4Flag of France Jacques Laffite26France44271
5Flag of France Alain Prost15France43362
6Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson7Britain2714
7Flag of Canada Gilles Villeneuve27Canada25231
8Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis11Italy14


9Flag of France René Arnoux16France11
14
10Flag of Mexico Hector Rebaque6Mexico11


11Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese29Italy10
21
12Flag of the United States Eddie Cheever3USA10


13Flag of France Didier Pironi28France9


14Flag of the United Kingdom Nigel Mansell12Britain8
1
15Flag of Italy Bruno Giacomelli23Italy7
1
16Flag of Switzerland Marc Surer33Switzerland4


17Flag of the United States Mario Andretti22USA3


18Flag of Italy Andrea de Cesaris8Italy1


19Flag of France Patrick Tambay25France1


20Flag of Sweden Slim Borgudd9Sweden1


21Flag of Chile Eliseo Salazar14Chile1


Non-Championship race results

Another Formula One race was also held in 1981, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race NameCircuitDateWinning driverConstructorReport
Flag of South Africa South African Grand PrixKyalamiFebruary 7Flag of Argentina Carlos ReutemannFlag of the United Kingdom Williams-CosworthReport

   
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