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1981 South African GP
1980 United States GP
1980 US West GP

1981 US West GP

1981 Brazilian GP
1982 US West GP
 VII  Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Event Overview • Entry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateSunday 15 March 1981
Start time14:00
Event US West GP
Circuit Long Beach
Event FormatRace of 80 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#1 of 15 in 1981
#343 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps80
Circuit Perimeter3251 m
Race Distance3251 × 80 + 1625 = 261.705 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Hot, Dry
Participants
Entries29
Qualifiers24
Finishers8
Debutants
Chico Serra (Driver),
Miguel Angel Guerra (Driver),
Siegfried Stohr (Driver),
Alfa Romeo 179C (Car Model),
Brabham BT49C (Car Model),
Ensign N180B (Car Model),
Ferrari 126CK (Car Model),
Fittipaldi F8C (Car Model),
Ligier JS17 (Car Model),
March 811 (Car Model),
McLaren M29F (Car Model),
   Renault RE20B (Car Model),
Theodore TY01 (Car Model),
Williams FW07C (Car Model),
Ensign Racing (Entrant),
Equipe Talbot Gitanes (Entrant),
March Grand Prix Team (Entrant),
Marlboro McLaren International (Entrant),
Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team (Entrant),
Theodore Racing Team (Entrant),
Tyrrell Racing Team (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 29 – 1st Pole Position (Car Number)
Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team – 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
 Arrows – 1st Pole Position (Car Manufacturer)
 Riccardo Patrese – 1st Pole Position (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most 21st Place Qualifications Jan Lammers (8)
Records Extended 1. Most Retirements Lotus (389),
2. Most Race Entries Lotus (894),
3. Most 5th Place Qualifications Ferrari (83),
4. Most 13th Place Qualifications Lotus (44)

World Championship standings
1  Alan Jones 9 
2  Carlos Reutemann 6 
3  NÚlson Piquet 4 
4  Mario Andretti 3 
5  Eddie Cheever 2 
6  Patrick Tambay 1 
1  Williams / Ford 15 
2  Brabham / Ford 4 
3  Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo 3 
4  Tyrrell / Ford 2 
5  Theodore / Ford 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 1Car 29Car 1
EntrantAlbilad-Williams Racing TeamRagno Arrows Beta Racing TeamAlbilad-Williams Racing Team
Driver Alan Jones Riccardo Patrese Alan Jones
Car Williams FW07C Arrows A3 Williams FW07C
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:50'41.331'19.3991'20.901
Speed141.860 km/h147.402 km/h144.666 km/h