1981 Austrian Grand Prix

The 1981 Austrian Grand Prix was Round 11 of the 1981 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held at the Österreichring circuit in Austria on Sunday, 16 August 1981. René Arnoux started on pole position in the Renault and Jacques Laffite was the race winner in the Ligier Matra.

1981 Austrian Grand Prix Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamTyreLapsTime/RetiredRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapLapSpeedStartedPoints
126Jacques LaffiteFranceLigier MatraMichelin531:27:36.471:27:36.470--1:37.62047215.70049
216Rene ArnouxFranceRenaultMichelin53+5.1701:27:41.640+5.170+5.1701:38.24036215.49016
35Nelson PiquetBrazilBrabham FordGoodyear53+7.3401:27:43.810+7.340+2.1701:38.00052215.40074
41Alan JonesAustraliaWilliams FordGoodyear53+12.0401:27:48.510+12.040+4.7001:37.66051215.21063
52Carlos ReutemannArgentinaWilliams FordGoodyear53+31.8501:28:08.320+31.850+19.8101:38.69029214.40052
67John WatsonGreat BritainMcLaren FordMichelin53+1:31.1401:29:07.610+1:31.140+59.2901:38.65042212.020121
711Elio de AngelisItalyLotus FordGoodyear52+1 lap1:27:49.1701 lap1 lap1:39.37040211.1209
88Andrea de CesarisItalyMcLaren FordMichelin52+1 lap1:28:12.4801 lap+23.3101:39.71052210.19018
928Didier PironiFranceFerrariMichelin52+1 lap1:28:41.3301 lap+28.8501:40.6604209.0508
1032Jean-Pierre JarierFranceOsella HartMichelin51+2 laps1:28:47.9702 laps1 lap1:42.4606204.77014
1117Derek DalyIrelandMarch FordAvon47+6 laps1:28:00.1406 laps4 laps1:40.18040190.42019
DNF22Mario AndrettiUnited StatesAlfa RomeoMichelin46Engine1:19:44.1501:41.3208205.69013
DNF9Slim BorguddSwedenATS FordAvon44Brakes1:15:36.3201:40.88042207.50021
DNF29Riccardo PatreseItalyArrows FordPirelli43Engine1:12:51.7001:38.85038210.42010
DNF14Eliseo SalazarChileEnsign FordAvon43Oil Pressure1:12:56.6501:40.42041210.18020
DNF4Michele AlboretoItalyTyrrell FordAvon40Gearbox1:09:14.7001:41.32021205.96022
DNF23Bruno GiacomelliItalyAlfa RomeoMichelin35Fire1:00:19.2901:41.36033206.88016
DNF6Hector RebaqueMexicoBrabham FordGoodyear32Clutch56:28.6001:40.47025202.02015
DNF30Siegfried StohrItalyArrows FordPirelli27Overheating47:26.2701:42.80018202.93024
DNF15Alain ProstFranceRenaultMichelin26Suspension43:04.3701:38.4104215.2202
DNF25Patrick TambayFranceLigier MatraMichelin26Engine47:25.8701:40.82011195.44017
DNF12Nigel MansellGreat BritainLotus FordGoodyear23Engine38:51.1401:39.36021211.07011
DNF27Gilles VilleneuveCanadaFerrariMichelin11Accident18:45.5701:41.0503209.0703
DNF33Marc SurerSwitzerlandTheodore FordMichelinDistributor23
DNQ3Eddie CheeverUnited StatesTyrrell FordGoodyear
DNQ36Derek WarwickGreat BritainToleman HartPirelli
DNQ35Brian HentonGreat BritainToleman HartPirelli
DNQ31Beppe GabbianiItalyOsella HartMichelin