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1981 Argentine Grand Prix

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Date  April 12, 1981
Course length  5.968 km (3.708 mi)
1981 Argentine Grand Prix
Official name  XVII Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina
Location  Autodromo Municipal Ciudad de Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  53 laps, 316.304 km (196.542 mi)

The 1981 Argentine Grand Prix was the third motor race of the 1981 Formula One season and was held at the Buenos Aires circuit in Argentina on 12 April 1981. This was the last Argentine Grand Prix until 1995. Thanks to designer Gordon Murray's alternative solution to flexible side skirts, the Brabham cars of Nelson Piquet and Héctor Rebaque were dominant in this race, with Piquet (who took pole at an average speed of 130.029 mph (209.261 km/h)) taking the lead immediately from Alan Jones on the back straight and Rebaque climbing up from 5th to 2nd over 23 laps.

Championship standings after the race

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

    1981 Argentine Grand Prix Wikipedia


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