1981 Monaco Grand Prix

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The 1981 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monaco on May 31, 1981.

Race

Nelson Piquet led for much of the race, but crashed out late on. New race leader Alan Jones then suffered a fuel feed problem in the latter stages of the race, allowing Gilles Villeneuve in his Ferrari, to take his first victory since 1979. Championship leader Carlos Reutemann retired with gearbox problems, breaking a 15-race streak of consistently finishing in the points.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27 Template:Flagicon Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 76 1:54:23.38 2 9
2 1 Template:Flagicon Alan Jones Williams-Ford 76 + 39.91 7 6
3 26 Template:Flagicon Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 76 + 1:29.24 8 4
4 28 Template:Flagicon Didier Pironi Ferrari 75 + 1 Lap 17 3
5 3 Template:Flagicon Eddie Cheever Tyrrell-Ford 74 + 2 Laps 15 2
6 14 Template:Flagicon Marc Surer Ensign-Ford 74 + 2 Laps 19 1
7 33 Template:Flagicon Patrick Tambay Theodore-Ford 72 + 4 Laps 16  
Ret 5 Template:Flagicon Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford 53 Spun Off 1  
Ret 7 Template:Flagicon John Watson McLaren-Ford 52 Engine 10  
Ret 4 Template:Flagicon Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 50 Collision 20  
Ret 23 Template:Flagicon Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 50 Collision 18  
Ret 15 Template:Flagicon Alain Prost Renault 45 Engine 9  
Ret 2 Template:Flagicon Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 33 Gearbox 4  
Ret 11 Template:Flagicon Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 32 Engine 6  
Ret 16 Template:Flagicon René Arnoux Renault 32 Spun Off 13  
Ret 29 Template:Flagicon Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 29 Gearbox 5  
Ret 12 Template:Flagicon Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 15 Suspension 3  
Ret 30 Template:Flagicon Siegfried Stohr Arrows-Ford 14 Fuel System 14  
Ret 8 Template:Flagicon Andrea de Cesaris McLaren-Ford 0 Collision 11  
Ret 22 Template:Flagicon Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo 0 Collision 12  
DNQ 20 Template:Flagicon Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi-Ford        
DNQ 25 Template:Flagicon Jean-Pierre Jabouille Ligier-Matra        
DNQ 6 Template:Flagicon Hector Rebaque Brabham-Ford        
DNQ 21 Template:Flagicon Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford        
DNQ 32 Template:Flagicon Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford        
DNQ 31 Template:Flagicon Beppe Gabbiani Osella-Ford        
DNPQ 10 Template:Flagicon Slim Borgudd ATS-Ford        
DNPQ 18 Template:Flagicon Derek Daly March-Ford        
DNPQ 17 Template:Flagicon Eliseo Salazar March-Ford        
DNPQ 35 Template:Flagicon Brian Henton Toleman-Hart        
DNPQ 36 Template:Flagicon Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart        

Standings after the race

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Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Template:Flagicon Carlos Reutemann 34
2 Template:Flagicon Alan Jones 24
3 Template:Flagicon Nelson Piquet 22
4 Template:Flagicon Gilles Villeneuve 12
5 Template:Flagicon Jacques Laffite 11

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Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Template:Flagicon Williams-Ford 58
2 Template:Flagicon Brabham-Ford 25
3 Template:Flagicon Ferrari 17
4 Template:Flagicon Ligier-Matra 11
5 Template:Flagicon Arrows-Ford 10

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  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

Template:Reflist Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from Template:Cite web

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