1981 United States Grand Prix West

The 1981 USA West Grand Prix was Round 1 of the 1981 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held on the streets of Long Beach, California, United States on Sunday, 15 March 1981. Riccardo Patrese started on pole position in the Arrows Ford and Alan Jones was the race winner in the Williams Ford. 

1981 USA West Grand Prix Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamTyreLapsTime/RetiredRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapLapSpeedStartedPoints
11Alan JonesAustraliaWilliams FordMichelin801:50:41.3301:50:41.330--1:20.90131141.86029
22Carlos ReutemannArgentinaWilliams FordMichelin80+9.1901:50:50.520+9.190+9.1901:20.91031141.66036
35Nelson PiquetBrazilBrabham FordMichelin80+34.9201:51:16.250+34.920+25.7301:21.83069141.12044
422Mario AndrettiUnited StatesAlfa RomeoMichelin80+49.3101:51:30.640+49.310+14.3901:21.79066140.81063
53Eddie CheeverUnited StatesTyrrell FordMichelin80+1:06.7001:51:48.030+1:06.700+17.3901:22.23036140.45082
633Patrick TambayFranceTheodore FordMichelin79+1 lap1 lap1 lap1:21.75049171
721Chico SerraBrazilFittipaldi FordMichelin78+2 laps2 laps1 lap1:23.0901918
816Rene ArnouxFranceRenaultMichelin77+3 laps3 laps1 lap1:22.5403420
DNF14Marc SurerSwitzerlandEnsign FordMichelin70Fuel System1:22.7705019
DNF28Didier PironiFranceFerrariMichelin67Fuel System1:22.2302611
DNF25Jean-Pierre JarierFranceLigier MatraMichelin64Fuel Pump1:22.9004110
DNF6Hector RebaqueMexicoBrabham FordMichelin49Accident1:22.6804915
DNF23Bruno GiacomelliItalyAlfa RomeoMichelin41Collision1:22.410379
DNF26Jacques LaffiteFranceLigier MatraMichelin41Collision1:22.0803312
DNF20Keke RosbergFinlandFittipaldi FordMichelin41Engine1:22.8802516
DNF9Jan LammersNetherlandsATS FordMichelin41Collision1:22.3302921
DNF29Riccardo PatreseItalyArrows FordMichelin33Fuel System1:21.420141
DNF32Beppe GabbianiItalyOsella HartMichelin26Accident1:25.1901424
DNF12Nigel MansellGreat BritainLotus FordMichelin25Accident1:22.750197
DNF27Gilles VilleneuveCanadaFerrariMichelin17Halfshaft1:22.540155
DNF7John WatsonGreat BritainMcLaren FordMichelin16Brakes1:24.5501523
DNF11Elio de AngelisItalyLotus FordMichelin13Accident1:23.320813
DNF15Alain ProstFranceRenaultMichelinCollision14
DNF8Andrea de CesarisItalyMcLaren FordMichelinCollision22
DNQ4Kevin CogonUnited StatesTyrrell FordMichelin
DNQ17Derek DalyIrelandMarch FordMichelin
DNQ31Miguel Angel GuerraArgentinaOsella HartMichelin
DNQ20Siegfried StohrItalyArrows FordMichelin
DNQ18Eliseo SalazarChileMarch FordMichelin