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1981 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Date  March 29, 1981
Course length  5.031 km (3.126 mi)
1981 Brazilian Grand Prix
Official name  X Grande Prêmio do Brasil
Location  Jacarepaguá Circuit Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  62 laps, 311.922 km (193.812 mi)

The 1981 Brazilian Grand Prix was the second motor race of the 1981 Formula One season and was held on 29 March 1981 at Jacarepaguá in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Formula One moved to the Jacarepaguá circuit in Rio de Janeiro from the Interlagos circuit in São Paulo, after safety concerns with the long Interlagos circuit and the growing slums of São Paulo being at odds with the glamorous image of Formula One.


The Argentine driver Carlos Reutemann won the race in contentious circumstances; he ignored his pit signals to give up the lead to his teammate and team leader Alan Jones. Jones, who finished in 2nd, did not show up on the podium afterwards.


Colombian driver Ricardo Londoño was denied a superlicense, was not allowed to participate in official practice, and unable to race.

Championship standings after the race

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

    1981 Brazilian Grand Prix Wikipedia

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