1981 F1 Championship Standings

See all 1981 F1 results for each race, driver and team.

Here you can find the 1981 F1 teams overview, we also have all other F1 results since 1950.

1981 F1 Championship Overview

1981 F1 World Championship
Race Date Winner Team Laps Time
USA West Grand Prix March 15 Australia Alan Jones
United Kingdom Williams 80 01:50:41.330
Brazilian Grand Prix March 29 Argentina Carlos Reutemann
United Kingdom Williams 62 02:00:23.660
Argentine Grand Prix April 12 Brazil Nelson Piquet
United Kingdom Brabham 53 01:34:32.740
San Marino Grand Prix May 3 Brazil Nelson Piquet
United Kingdom Brabham 60 01:51:23.970
Belgian Grand Prix May 17 Argentina Carlos Reutemann
United Kingdom Williams 54 01:16:31.610
Monaco Grand Prix May 31 Canada Gilles Villeneuve
Italy Ferrari 76 01:54:23.380
Spanish Grand Prix June 21 Canada Gilles Villeneuve
Italy Ferrari 80 01:46:35.010
French Grand Prix July 5 France Alain Prost
France Renault 80 01:35:48.130
British Grand Prix July 18 United Kingdom John Watson
United Kingdom McLaren 68 01:26:54.800
German Grand Prix August 2 Brazil Nelson Piquet
United Kingdom Brabham 45 01:25:55.600
Austrian Grand Prix August 16 France Jacques Laffite
France Ligier 53 01:27:36.470
Dutch Grand Prix August 30 France Alain Prost
France Renault 72 01:40:22.430
Italian Grand Prix September 13 France Alain Prost
France Renault 52 01:26:36.897
Canadian Grand Prix September 27 France Jacques Laffite
France Ligier 63 02:01:25.200
Caesars Palace Grand Prix October 17 Australia Alan Jones
United Kingdom Williams 75 01:44:09.077

1981 Formula 1 Drivers Championship Table

PosDriverUSWBRAARGSANBELMONSPAFREBRIGEROSTDUTITACANCAEPts
1Brazil Nelson Piquet3121*1DNFDNFDNF3DNF13265550
2Argentina Carlos Reutemann21231*DNF4102DNF5DNF3*10849
3Australia Alan Jones1*2412DNF2*7*17DNF11*43*2DNF146
4France Jacques LaffiteDNF6DNFDNF232DNF331*DNFDNF1644
5France Alain ProstDNFDNF3DNFDNFDNFDNF1*DNF2DNF11DNF243
6United Kingdom John WatsonDNF8DNF107DNF32166DNFDNF2*727
7Canada Gilles VilleneuveDNFDNFDNF7*411DNFDNF10DNFDNFDNF3DSQ25
8Italy Elio de AngelisDNF56WD5DNF56DSQ77546DNF14
9France René Arnoux8DNF58DNQDNF949*132DNFDNFDNFDNF11
10Mexico Hector RebaqueDNFDNFDNF4DNFDNQDNF954DNF4DNFDNFDNF11
11Italy Riccardo PatreseDNF372DNFDNFDNF1410DNFDNFDNFDNFDNF1110
12United States Eddie Cheever5NCDNFDNF65NC1345DNQDNFDNF12DNF10
13France Didier PironiDNFDNFDNF584155DNFDNF9DNF5DNF9*9
14United Kingdom Nigel MansellDNF11DNFWD3DNF67DNQDNFDNFDNFDNFDNF48
15Italy Bruno GiacomelliDNFNC10DNF9DNF1015DNF15DNFDNF8437
16Switzerland Marc SurerDNF4*DNF9116 121114DNF8DNQ9DNF4
17United States Mario Andretti4DNF8DNF10DNF88DNF9DNFDNFDNF7DNF3
18France Patrick Tambay610DNF11DNQ713DNFDNFDNFDNFDNFDNFDNFDNF1
19Sweden Slim Borgudd   13DNQDNQDNQDNQ6DNFDNF10DNFDNFDNQ1
20Chile Eliseo SalazarDNQDNQDNQDNFDNQDNQ14DNFDNQNCDNF6DNFDNFNC1
21Italy Andrea de CesarisDNFDNF116DNFDNFDNF11DNFDNF8DNS7DNF121
22Canada Jacques Villeneuve Sr.             DNQDNQ0
23Brazil Chico Serra7DNFDNFDNQDNFDNQ11DNSDNQDNQ DNQDNQDNQDNQ0
24Italy Siegfried StohrDNQDNF9DNQDNFDNFDNFDNQDNF12DNF7DNQ  0
25Argentina Ricardo Zunino 1313            0
26Colombia Ricardo Londoño DNP             0
27Italy Beppe GabbianiDNFDNQDNQDNFDNFDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQ0
28Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani    13DNQ         0
29United Kingdom Brian Henton   DNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQ10DNQDNQ0
30Ireland Derek DalyDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQ16DNF7DNF11DNFDNF8DNQ0
31France Jean-Pierre Jabouille  DNQNCDNFDNQDNF        0
32Argentina Miguel Angel GuerraDNQDNQDNQDNF           0
33Italy Michele Alboreto   DNF12DNFDNQ16DNFDNQDNF9DNF11130
34United Kingdom Derek Warwick   DNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNF0
35United States Kevin CoganDNQ              0
36Finland Keke RosbergDNF9DNFDNFDNFDNQ12DNFDNFDNQ DNQDNQDNQ100
37Italy Giorgio Francia      DNQ        0
38France Jean-Pierre JarierDNF7      8810DNF9DNFDNF0
39Netherlands Jan LammersDNFDNQ12DNF           0

1981 F1 results distribution of points: 1st = 9, 2nd = 6, 3rd = 4, 4th = 3, 5th = 2, 6th = 1 point
* = this driver has driven the fastest lap of the race.

DNQ = Did Not Qualify, DNS = Did Not Start, Ret = Retired, DSQ = Disqualified, NC = Not Classified

1981 F1 Drivers Statistics Table

Driver GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL Points
Brazil Nelson Piquet 15 3 1 3 7 4 808 1 50
France Alain Prost 15 3 2 1 6 2 566 1 43
Argentina Carlos Reutemann 15 2 3 2 7 2 852 2 49
Australia Alan Jones 15 2 3 1 6 0 827 5 46
France Jacques Laffite 15 2 2 3 7 1 728 1 44
Canada Gilles Villeneuve 15 2 0 1 3 1 542 1 25
United Kingdom John Watson 15 1 2 1 4 0 809 1 27
Italy Elio de Angelis 15 0 0 0 0 0 680 0 14
Italy Riccardo Patrese 15 0 1 1 2 1 579 0 10
France Didier Pironi 15 0 0 0 0 0 652 1 9
Italy Bruno Giacomelli 15 0 0 1 1 0 710 0 7
United States Mario Andretti 15 0 0 0 0 0 712 0 3
France René Arnoux 14 0 1 0 1 4 585 1 11
Mexico Hector Rebaque 14 0 0 0 0 0 597 0 11
United States Eddie Cheever 14 0 0 0 0 0 660 0 10
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 14 0 0 1 1 0 494 0 8
Italy Andrea de Cesaris 14 0 0 0 0 0 448 0 1
France Patrick Tambay 14 0 0 0 0 0 513 0 1
Switzerland Marc Surer 13 0 0 0 0 0 662 1 4
Italy Michele Alboreto 10 0 0 0 0 0 462 0 0
Chile Eliseo Salazar 9 0 0 0 0 0 355 0 1
France Jean-Pierre Jarier 9 0 0 0 0 0 391 0 0
Italy Siegfried Stohr 9 0 0 0 0 0 277 0 0
Finland Keke Rosberg 9 0 0 0 0 0 348 0 0
Ireland Derek Daly 8 0 0 0 0 0 360 0 0
Sweden Slim Borgudd 7 0 0 0 0 0 321 0 1
Brazil Chico Serra 5 0 0 0 0 0 214 0 0
France Jean-Pierre Jabouille 3 0 0 0 0 0 131 0 0
Netherlands Jan Lammers 3 0 0 0 0 0 92 0 0
Italy Beppe Gabbiani 3 0 0 0 0 0 79 0 0
Argentina Ricardo Zunino 2 0 0 0 0 0 108 0 0
United Kingdom Brian Henton 1 0 0 0 0 0 49 0 0
United Kingdom Derek Warwick 1 0 0 0 0 0 43 0 0
Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani 1 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 0
Argentina Miguel Angel Guerra 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1981 Formula 1 Constructors Championship Table

PosTeamCarUSWBRAARGSANBELMONSPAFREBRIGEROSTDUTITACANCAEPts
1United Kingdom Williams112412DNF2717DNF11432DNF195
221231DNF4102DNF5DNF3108
2United Kingdom Brabham531211DNFDNFDNF3DNF13265561
6DNFDNFDNF4DNFDNQDNF954DNF4DNFDNFDNF
3France Renault15DNFDNF3DNFDNFDNFDNF1DNF2DNF11DNF254
168DNF58DNQDNF949132DNFDNFDNFDNF
4France Ligier25DNF7DNQNCDNFDNQDNFDNFDNFDNFDNFDNFDNFDNFDNF44
26DNF6DNFDNF232DNF331DNFDNF16
5Italy Ferrari27DNFDNFDNF7411DNFDNF10DNFDNFDNF3DSQ34
28DNFDNFDNF584155DNFDNF9DNF5DNF9
6United Kingdom McLaren7DNF8DNF107DNF32166DNFDNF2728
8DNFDNF116DNFDNFDNF11DNFDNF8DNS7DNF12
7United Kingdom Team Lotus11DNF56WD5DNF56DSQ77546DNF22
12DNF11DNFWD3DNF67DNQDNFDNFDNFDNFDNF4
8United Kingdom Arrows29DNF372DNFDNFDNF1410DNFDNFDNFDNFDNF1110
30DNQDNF9DNQDNFDNFDNFDNQDNF12DNF7DNQDNQDNQ
9United Kingdom Tyrrell35NCDNFDNF65NC1345DNQDNFDNF12DNF10
4DNQ1313DNF12DNFDNQ16DNFDNQDNF9DNF1113
10Switzerland Alfa Romeo224DNF8DNF10DNF88DNF9DNFDNFDNF7DNF10
23DNFNC10DNF9DNF1015DNF15DNFDNF843
11United Kingdom Ensign14DNFDNPDNF911614DNFDNQNCDNF6DNFDNFNC5
12Hong Kong Theodore33610DNF11DNQ713121114DNF8DNQ9DNF1
13Germany ATS9DNFDNQ12DNFDNQ DNQDNQ6DNFDNF10DNFDNFDNQ1
10   13 DNQ         
14Italy Osella18 DNQ             0
31DNQDNQDNQDNF13DNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQ
32DNFDNQDNQDNFDNFDNQDNQ 8810DNF9DNFDNF
15United Kingdom Toleman35   DNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQ10DNQDNQ0
36   DNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNF
16Brazil Fittipaldi20DNF9DNFDNFDNFDNQ12DNFDNFDNQ DNQDNQDNQ100
217DNFDNFDNQDNFDNQ11DNSDNQDNQ DNQDNQDNQDNQ
17United Kingdom March17DNQDNQDNQDNFDNQDNQ16DNF7DNF11DNFDNF8DNQ0
18DNQ DNQDNQDNQDNQ         

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