FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1981 Round 08 France

The 1981 French Grand Prix was Round 8 of the 1981 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held at Dijon, France on Sunday, 5 July 1981. René Arnoux started on pole position for Renault and his team-mate Alain Prost was the race winner. 

1981 French Grand Prix Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamTyreLapsTime/RetiredRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapLapSpeedStartedPoints
115Alain ProstFranceRenaultMichelin801:35:48.131:35:48.130--1:09.14064190.39039
27John WatsonGreat BritainMcLaren FordMichelin80+2.2901:35:50.420+2.290+2.2901:09.30066190.32026
35Nelson PiquetBrazilBrabham FordGoodyear80+24.2201:36:12.350+24.220+21.9301:09.29066189.59044
416Rene ArnouxFranceRenaultMichelin80+42.3001:36:30.430+42.300+18.0801:09.32067189.00013
528Didier PironiFranceFerrariMichelin79+1 lap1:36:30.8101 lap1 lap1:10.30065186.630142
611Elio de AngelisItalyLotus FordMichelin79+1 lap1:36:56.9001 lap+26.0901:10.99068185.79081
712Nigel MansellGreat BritainLotus FordMichelin79+1 lap1:36:59.1201 lap+2.2201:11.13074185.72013
822Mario AndrettiUnited StatesAlfa RomeoMichelin79+1 lap1:37:18.5501 lap+19.4301:09.97069185.10010
96Hector RebaqueMexicoBrabham FordGoodyear78+2 laps1:35:50.8102 laps1 lap1:10.75074185.55015
102Carlos ReutemannArgentinaWilliams FordGoodyear78+2 laps1:36:10.3602 laps+19.5501:10.7606184.9207
118Andrea de CesarisItalyMcLaren FordMichelin78+2 laps1:36:22.3002 laps+11.9401:09.97067184.5405
1233Marc SurerSwitzerlandTheodore FordAvon78+2 laps1:37:05.3102 laps+43.0101:12.24072183.17021
133Eddie CheeverUnited StatesTyrrell FordMichelin77+3 laps1:36:12.9703 laps1 lap1:12.21071182.46019
1429Riccardo PatreseItalyArrows FordMichelin77+3 laps1:36:32.8503 laps+19.8801:13.1908181.84018
1523Bruno GiacomelliItalyAlfa RomeoMichelin77+3 laps1:37:28.3103 laps+55.4601:13.55010180.11012
164Michele AlboretoItalyTyrrell FordMichelin77+3 laps1:37:38.2703 laps+9.9601:14.15068179.81023
171Alan JonesAustraliaWilliams FordGoodyear76Collision1:38:12.3704 laps1 lap1:09.85069176.4509
DNF26Jacques LaffiteFranceLigier MatraMichelin57Suspension1:09:50.9701:12.39044186.0606
DNF17Derek DalyIrelandMarch FordAvon55Engine1:15:19.5301:13.93028166.48020
DNF27Gilles VilleneuveCanadaFerrariMichelin41Electrical50:15.9401:12.5804185.97011
DNF25Patrick TambayFranceLigier MatraMichelin30Wheel Bearing39:55.0601:13.37028171.35016
DNF20Keke RosbergFinlandFittipaldi FordMichelin11Suspension14:09.1201:15.0105177.22017
DNF14Eliseo SalazarChileEnsign FordMichelin6Suspension7:44.8301:14.3006176.58022
DNS21Chico SerraBrazilFittipaldi FordMichelin024
DNQ20Siegfried StohrItalyArrows FordMichelin
DNQ35Brian HentonGreat BritainToleman HartPirelli
DNQ9Slim BorguddSwedenATS FordAvon
DNQ31Beppe GabbianiItalyOsella HartMichelin
DNQ36Derek WarwickGreat BritainToleman HartPirelli