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05 Jul 1981

1981 French Grand Prix

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 15 Alain Prost Renault 80 1:35'48.13 3 9
2 7 John Watson McLaren-Ford 80 + 2.29 2 6
3 5 Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford 80 + 24.22 4 4
4 16 Rene Arnoux Renault 80 + 42.30 1 3
5 28 Didier Pironi Ferrari 79 + 1 Lap 14 2
6 11 Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 8 1
7 12 Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 13
8 22 Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo 79 + 1 Lap 10
9 6 Hector Rebaque Brabham-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 15
10 2 Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 7
11 8 Andrea de Cesaris McLaren-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 5
12 33 Marc Surer Theodore-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 21
13 3 Eddie Cheever Tyrrell-Ford 77 + 3 Laps 19
14 29 Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 77 + 3 Laps 18
15 23 Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 77 + 3 Laps 12
16 4 Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 77 + 3 Laps 23
17 1 Alan Jones Williams-Ford 76 Collision 9
Ret 26 Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 57 Suspension 6
Ret 17 Derek Daly March-Ford 55 Engine 20
Ret 27 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 41 Electrical 11
Ret 25 Patrick Tambay Ligier-Matra 30 Wheel Bearing 16
Ret 20 Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi-Ford 11 Suspension 17
Ret 14 Eliseo Salazar Ensign-Ford 6 Suspension 22
DNS 21 Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford 0 24
DNQ 20 Siegfried Stohr Arrows-Ford
DNQ 35 Brian Henton Toleman-Hart
DNQ 9 Slim Borgudd ATS-Ford
DNQ 31 Beppe Gabbiani Osella-Ford
DNQ 36 Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart

Fastest Lap: Alain Prost 1'9.140

Stopped after 58 laps because of rain, then restarted for remaining distance; results were on aggregate.

1981 French Grand Prix