1981 South African Grand Prix

The 1981 South African Grand Prix was a non-championship round of the 1981 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held at Kyalami in South Africa on Sunday, 7 February 1981. Nelson Piquet started on pole position in the Brabham Ford and Carlos Reutemann was the race winner in the Williams Ford. 

1981 South African Grand Prix Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamTyreLapsTime/RetiredGapBest LapLapSpeedStarted
12Carlos ReutemannArgentinaWilliams FordGoodyear771:44:54.03-1:13.6172112.312
25Nelson PiquetBrazilBrabham FordGoodyear771:45:14.17+20.141
311Elio de AngelisItalyLotus FordGoodyear771:46:00.27+1:06.245
420Keke RosbergFinlandFittipaldi FordGoodyear76+1 lap+1 lap4
57John WatsonGreat BritainMcLaren FordGoodyear76+1 lap+1 lap15
629Riccardo PatreseItalyArrows FordGoodyear76+1 lap+1 lap6
73Eddie CheeverUnited StatesTyrrell FordGoodyear76+1 lap+1 lap12
86Ricardo ZuninoArgentinaBrabham FordGoodyear75+2 laps+2 laps7
921Chico SerraBrazilFittipaldi FordGoodyear75+2 laps+2 laps13
1012Nigel MansellGreat BritainLotus FordGoodyear74+3 laps+3 laps8
1117Derek DalyIrelandMarch FordGoodyear74+3 laps+3 laps17
DNF33Geoff LeesGreat BritainTheodore FordGoodyear11Accident18
DNF30Siegfried StohrItalyArrows FordGoodyear12Engine11
DNF9Jan LammersNetherlandsATS FordGoodyear17Brakes10
DNF18Eliseo SalazarChileMarch FordGoodyear32Gearbox19
DNF4Desiré WilsonSouth AfricaTyrrell FordGoodyear51Accident16
DNF8Andrea de CesarisItalyMcLaren FordGoodyear54Accident9
DNF14Marc SurerSwitzerlandEnsign FordGoodyear58Battery14
DNF1Alan JonesAustraliaWilliams FordGoodyear62Skirt3
Qualifying
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamQ1Q2Gap
15Nelson PiquetBrazilBrabham Ford1:12.941:12.78-
22Carlos ReutemannArgentinaWilliams Ford1:12.98-+0.20
31Alan JonesAustraliaWilliams Ford1:13.781:13.28+0.50
420Keke RosbergFinlandFittipaldi Ford1:14.451:13.29+0.51
511Elio de AngelisItalyLotus Ford1:14.001:13.47+0.69
629Riccardo PatreseItalyArrows Ford1:15.031:14.07+1.29
76Ricardo ZuninoArgentinaBrabham Ford1:14.711:14.35+1.57
812Nigel MansellGreat BritainLotus Ford1:14.381:14.48+1.60
98Andrea de CesarisItalyMcLaren Ford1:14.911:14.39+1.61
109Jan LammersNetherlandsATS Ford1:14.931:14.85+2.07
1130Siegfried StohrItalyArrows Ford1:16.161:14.93+2.15
123Eddie CheeverUnited StatesTyrrell Ford1:14.951:15.32+2.17
1321Chico SerraBrazilFittipaldi Ford1:15.06-+2.28
1414Marc SurerSwitzerlandEnsign Ford1:15.631:15.18+2.40
157John WatsonGreat BritainMcLaren Ford1:15.251:15.85+2.47
164Desiré WilsonSouth AfricaTyrrell Ford1:15.561:16.22+2.78
1717Derek DalyIrelandMarch Ford1:16.80-+4.02
1833Geoff LeesGreat BritainTheodore Ford1:17.391:17.08+4.30
1918Eliseo SalazarChileMarch Ford---

Winner

After 77 Laps

2

Carlos Reutemann

Williams Ford

1:44:54.03

180.747 Km/h

316.008 Km

fastest lap

2

Carlos Reutemann

Williams Ford

1:13.61

Lap 72

200.711 Km/h

Pole Position

5

Nelson Piquet

Brabham Ford

1:12.78

203.000 Km/h