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1981 Monaco Grand Prix

1981 Monaco Grand Prix
Race 6 of 15 in the 1981 Formula One World Championship
Race details
Date 31 May 1981
Location Circuit de Monaco
Course Street circuit
Course length 3.312 km (2.057 mi)
Distance 76 laps, 251.712 km (156.406 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver
  • Nelson Piquet
Brabham-Ford
Time 1:25.710
Fastest lap
Driver Alan Jones Williams-Ford
Time 1:27.47 on lap 48
Podium
First
  • Gilles Villeneuve
Ferrari
Second
  • Alan Jones
Williams-Ford
Third
  • Jacques Laffite
Ligier-Matra
Lap leaders
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Classification

Pre-qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 33 Patrick Tambay Theodore-Ford 1:30.492
2 14 Marc Surer Ensign-Ford 1:31.249 +0.757
3 31 Beppe Gabbiani Osella-Ford 1:32.704 +2.212
4 32 Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford 1:33.189 +2.697
5 10 Slim Borgudd ATS-Ford 1:33.285 +2.793
6 18 Derek Daly March-Ford 1:33.800 +3.308
7 17 Eliseo Salazar March-Ford 1:35.249 +4.757
8 35 Brian Henton Toleman-Hart 1:37.528 +7.036
9 36 Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 1:41.966 +11.474

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 5 Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford 1:25.710 1:28.667
2 27 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:26.891 1:25.788 +0.078
3 12 Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 1:27.174 1:25.815 +0.105
4 2 Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 1:27.643 1:26.010 +0.300
5 29 Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 1:27.447 1:26.040 +0.330
6 11 Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 1:28.381 1:26.259 +0.549
7 1 Alan Jones Williams-Ford 1:26.938 1:26.538 +0.828
8 26 Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 1:27.468 1:26.704 +0.994
9 15 Alain Prost Renault 1:27.623 1:26.953 +1.243
10 7 John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:28.137 1:27.058 +1.348
11 8 Andrea de Cesaris McLaren-Ford 1:28.966 1:27.122 +1.412
12 22 Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo 1:27.512 1:28.162 +1.802
13 16 René Arnoux Renault 1:28.613 1:27.513 +1.803
14 30 Siegfried Stohr Arrows-Ford 1:29.789 1:27.564 +1.854
15 3 Eddie Cheever Tyrrell-Ford 1:29.282 1:27.594 +1.884
16 33 Patrick Tambay Theodore-Ford 1:28.897 1:27.939 +2.229
17 28 Didier Pironi Ferrari 1:29.150 1:28.266 +2.556
18 23 Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 1:28.335 1:28.323 +2.613
19 14 Marc Surer Ensign-Ford 1:29.611 1:28.339 +2.629
20 4 Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 1:30.699 1:28.358 +2.648
21 20 Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi-Ford 1:29.924 1:28.436 +2.726
22 25 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ligier-Matra 1:29.752 1:28.841 +3.131
23 6 Héctor Rebaque Brabham-Ford 1:29.188 1:29.256 +3.478
24 21 Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford 1:32.109 1:29.434 +3.724
25 32 Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford no time 1:29.694 +3.984
26 31 Beppe Gabbiani Osella-Ford 1:30.963 1:29.795 +4.085
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Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 76 1:54:23.38 2 9
2 1 Alan Jones Williams-Ford 76 + 39.91 7 6
3 26 Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 76 + 1:29.24 8 4
4 28 Didier Pironi Ferrari 75 + 1 Lap 17 3
5 3 Eddie Cheever Tyrrell-Ford 74 + 2 Laps 15 2
6 14 Marc Surer Ensign-Ford 74 + 2 Laps 19 1
7 33 Patrick Tambay Theodore-Ford 72 + 4 Laps 16
Ret 5 Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford 53 Spun off 1
Ret 7 John Watson McLaren-Ford 52 Engine 10
Ret 4 Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 50 Collision 20
Ret 23 Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 50 Collision 18
Ret 15 Alain Prost Renault 45 Engine 9
Ret 2 Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 33 Gearbox 4
Ret 11 Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 32 Engine 6
Ret 16 René Arnoux Renault 32 Spun off 13
Ret 29 Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 29 Gearbox 5
Ret 12 Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 15 Suspension 3
Ret 30 Siegfried Stohr Arrows-Ford 14 Fuel system 14
Ret 8 Andrea de Cesaris McLaren-Ford 0 Collision 11
Ret 22 Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo 0 Collision 12
DNQ 20 Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi-Ford
DNQ 25 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ligier-Matra
DNQ 6 Héctor Rebaque Brabham-Ford
DNQ 21 Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford
DNQ 32 Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford
DNQ 31 Beppe Gabbiani Osella-Ford
DNPQ 10 Slim Borgudd ATS-Ford
DNPQ 18 Derek Daly March-Ford
DNPQ 17 Eliseo Salazar March-Ford
DNPQ 35 Brian Henton Toleman-Hart
DNPQ 36 Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart
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Drivers’ Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Carlos Reutemann 34
2 Alan Jones 24
3 Nelson Piquet 22
4 Gilles Villeneuve 12
5 Jacques Laffite 11
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Constructors’ Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Williams-Ford 58
2 Brabham-Ford 25
3 Ferrari 17
4 Ligier-Matra 11
5 Arrows-Ford 10
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Pos Driver Points
1 Carlos Reutemann 34
2 Alan Jones 24
3 Nelson Piquet 22
4 Gilles Villeneuve 12
5 Jacques Laffite 11
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Pos Constructor Points
1 Williams-Ford 58
2 Brabham-Ford 25
3 Ferrari 17
4 Ligier-Matra 11
5 Arrows-Ford 10
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