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Rio de Janeiro Brazil 29 March 1981

Previous Winners
POS NO Driver Team Model Engine Type Laps Time/Reason Grid Row
1  2 Carlos REUTEMANN WILLIAMS FW07C Ford Cosworth V8 62 2h 0m 23.660s 2 1
2  1 Alan JONES WILLIAMS FW07C Ford Cosworth V8 62 2h 0m 28.100s 3 2
3  29 Riccardo PATRESE ARROWS A3 Ford Cosworth V8 62 2h 1m 26.700s 4 2
4  14 Marc SURER ENSIGN N180B Ford Cosworth V8 62 2h 1m 40.689s 18 9
5  11 Elio de ANGELIS LOTUS 81B Ford Cosworth V8 62 2h 1m 50.080s 10 5
6  26 Jacques LAFFITE TALBOT LAGO JS17 Matra V12 62 2h 1m 50.490s 16 8
7  25 Jean-Pierre JARIER TALBOT LAGO JS17 Matra V12 62 2h 1m 53.910s 23 12
8  7 John WATSON McLaren M29F Ford Cosworth V8 61 - 15 8
9  20 Keke ROSBERG FITTIPALDI F8C Ford Cosworth V8 61 - 12 6
10  33 Patrick TAMBAY THEODORE TY01 Ford Cosworth V8 61 - 19 10
11  12 Nigel MANSELL LOTUS 81B Ford Cosworth V8 61 - 13 7
12  5 Nelson PIQUET BRABHAM BT49C Ford Cosworth V8 60 - 1 1
13  4 Ricardo ZUNINO TYRRELL 010 Ford Cosworth V8 57 - 24 12
nc  3 Eddie CHEEVER TYRRELL 010 Ford Cosworth V8 49 - 14 7
nc  23 Bruno GIACOMELLI ALFA ROMEO 179C Alfa Romeo V12 40 - 6 3
nq  17 Derek DALY RAM 811 Ford Cosworth V8 - - - -
nq  32 Beppe GABBIANI OSELLA FA1B Ford Cosworth V8 - - - -
nq  25 Jean-Pierre JABOUILLE TALBOT LAGO JS17 Matra V12 - car raced by Jarier - -
nq  9 Jan LAMMERS ATS D4 Ford Cosworth V8 - - - -
nq  18 Eliseo SALAZAR RAM 811 Ford Cosworth V8 - - - -
nq  31 Miguel-Angel GUERRA OSELLA FA1B Ford Cosworth V8 - - - -
r  27 Gilles VILLENEUVE Ferrari 126CK Ferrari V6t 25 turbo wastegate 7 4
r  6 Hector REBAQUE BRABHAM BT49C Ford Cosworth V8 22 rear suspension 11 6
r  30 Siegfried STOHR ARROWS A3 Ford Cosworth V8 20 accident 21 11
r  15 Alain PROST RENAULT RE20B Renault V6t 20 accident 5 3
r  28 Didier PIRONI Ferrari 126CK Ferrari V6t 19 accident 17 9
r  8 Andrea de CESARIS McLaren M29F Ford Cosworth V8 9 electrics 20 10
r  21 Chico SERRA FITTIPALDI F8C Ford Cosworth V8 0 accident 22 11
r  16 René ARNOUX RENAULT RE20B Renault V6t 0 accident 8 4
r  22 Mario ANDRETTI ALFA ROMEO 179C Alfa Romeo V12 0 accident 9 5