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1981 European Formula Two Championship

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1981 European Formula Two season
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The 1981 European Formula Two season was the fifteenth European Formula Two season and was contested over 12 rounds. The season started on 19 March and ended on 20 September. The Drivers' Championship was won by Englishman Geoff Lees.[1]

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Season reviewEdit

Rnd Race Track Date Laps Distance Time Speed Pole Position Fastest Lap Race Winner Constructor
Rd.1   BRDC International Trophy Silverstone 29 March 47 221.793 km 1'11:44.76 185.482 km/h   Mike Thackwell   Geoff Lees   Mike Thackwell Ralt-Honda
Rd.2   Jim Clark Gedächtnisrennen Hockenheim 5 April 30 203.67 km 1'00:28.05 202.095 km/h   Geoff Lees   Riccardo Paletti   Stefan Johansson Lola-Hart
Rd.3   Jochen Rindt Memorial Trophy Thruxton 20 April 55 208.560 km 1'04:02.40 195.403 km/h   Thierry Boutsen   Marc Surer   Roberto Guerrero Maurer-BMW
Rd.4   Internationales ADAC-Eifelrennen Nürburgring 26 April 9 205,515 km 1'05:04.63 189.481 km/h   Corrado Fabi   Thierry Boutsen   Thierry Boutsen March-BMW
Rd.5   Gran Premio di Roma Vallelunga 10 May 65 208.0 km 1'16:01.14 164.169 km/h   Eje Elgh   Corrado Fabi   Eje Elgh Maurer-BMW
Rd.6   Gran Premio di Mugello Mugello 24 May 42 220.290 km 1'15:20.99 175.414 km/h   Thierry Boutsen   Piero Necchi   Corrado Fabi March-BMW
Rd.7   Grand Prix Automobile de Pau Pau 8 June 73 201.48 km 1'33:13.91 129.664 km/h   Michele Alboreto   Geoff Lees   Geoff Lees Ralt-Honda
Rd.8   Gran Premio del Mediterraneo Pergusa-Enna 26 June 45 222.75 km 1'10:09.82 190.483 km/h   Thierry Boutsen   Thierry Boutsen   Thierry Boutsen March-BMW
Rd.9   Grand Prix de Formule 2 Belgique Spa-Francorchamps 9 August 30 209.01 km 1'10:02.68 179.037 km/h   Thierry Boutsen   Geoff Lees   Geoff Lees Ralt-Honda
Rd.10   Donington "50 000" Donington Park 16 August 70 220.20 km 1'16:49.82 171.963 km/h   Manfred Winkelhock   Geoff Lees
  Corrado Fabi
  Geoff Lees Ralt-Honda
Rd.11   Gran Premio dell'Adriatico Misano 6 September 60 209.28 km 1'12:03.74 174.249 km/h   Thierry Boutsen   Michele Alboreto
  Geoff Lees
  Michele Alboreto Minardi-BMW
Rd.12   Mantorp Park – F2 Trofén Mantorp Park 20 September 65 203.125 km 1'20:08.0 152.090 km/h   Corrado Fabi   Johnny Cecotto   Stefan Johansson Lola-Hart

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Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver Car(s) SIL
 
HOC
 
THR
 
NÜR
 
VAL
 
MUG
 
PAU
 
PER
 
SPA
 
DON
 
MIS
 
MAN
 
Pts
1   Geoff Lees Ralt RH6/81-Honda 7 5 NC 5 5 2 1 Ret 1 1 2 2 51
2   Thierry Boutsen March 812-BMW Ret Ret Ret 1 3 Ret 2 1 2 12 8 4 37
3   Eje Elgh Maurer MM81-BMW 18 4 2 2 1 4 5 5 3 7 Ret 17 35
4   Stefan Johansson Lola T850-Hart 9 1 7 4 2 Ret 8 Ret 14 4 9 1 30
5   Corrado Fabi March 812-BMW 3 Ret Ret 3 4 1 Ret Ret 4 2 Ret 7 29
6   Mike Thackwell Ralt RH6/81-Honda 1 3 5 6 DSQ Ret 5 3 15 22
7   Roberto Guerrero Maurer MM81-BMW Ret 10 1 Ret Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret Ret 4 Ret 16
8   Michele Alboreto Minardi Fly 281-BMW 11 8 Ret 8 Ret 14 Ret 3 8 1 13
9   Manfred Winkelhock Ralt RT2-BMW 2 Ret DSQ 12
Maurer MM81-BMW 5 3
10   Riccardo Paletti March 812-BMW 2 Ret 3 Ret 6 10 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 11
11   Piero Necchi March 812-BMW DNS DNS 6 Ret Ret 3 3 11 7 Ret 9
12   Huub Rothengatter March 802-BMW 2 13 8 11 Ret 6
13   Carlo Rossi Toleman TG280-Hart 5 6 Ret Ret 8 8 4 Ret Ret Ret 10 6
14   Johnny Cecotto Minardi Fly 281-BMW 14 Ret 4 DNS Ret 6
March 812-BMW 13 7 Ret Ret 6 6 6
15   Kenny Acheson Lola T850-Hart 19 Ret Ret 6 10 15 Ret 3 5
16   Jim Crawford Toleman TG280-Hart 4 7 Ret Ret 9 11 10 6 9 7 10 4
17   Richard Dallest AGS JH17-BMW Ret Ret Ret 4
AGS JH18-BMW Ret 7 Ret 5 5
AGS JH15-BMW 9
18   Christian Danner March 812-BMW 10 9 5 10 Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret 11 2
19   Jo Gartner Toleman TG280-BMW 7 9 6 Ret Ret 1
March 812-BMW DNQ 8
20   Brian Robinson Chevron B42-Hart 6 DNS 1
Chevron B48-Hart DNQ
  Guido Pardini Lola T850-BMW Ret Ret Ret 9 7 12 DNS Ret Ret 13 Ret 0
  Fredy Schnarwiler Lola T850-BMW 15 12 9 Ret Ret 7 Ret 16 0
  Ray Mallock Ralt RT4-Hart 8 DNQ 9 Ret 0
  Paul Smith March 782-Hart Ret 0
March 802-Hart 10 Ret 19 DNQ 8 10 17 DNQ 14
  Harald Brutschin March 802-BMW Ret 8 Ret Ret DNQ 16 0
  Ricardo Londoño Toleman TG280-Hart 9 Ret DNS 0
Lola T850-Hart Ret
  Anders Olofsson March 792-Hart Ret 9 0
  Roberto Del Castello March 782-BMW 18 10 Ret 0
  Paolo Barilla Minardi Fly 281-Ferrari Ret 0
Minardi Fly 281-BMW 10
  Guido Daccò Minardi GM75-BMW 17 11 Ret 12 20 17 Ret DNQ 12 0
Merzario M1-BMW Ret
  Sewi Hopfer Toleman TG280-Hart 13 13 Ret 14 11 Ret 11 Ret DNQ 0
  Warren Booth Chevron B48-Hart 16 11 0
  Franz Konrad March 802-BMW 11 0
  Tiff Needell AGS JH18-BMW 11 0
  Gianfranco Trombetti March 812-BMW 20 Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret 12 12 12 13 0
  Jürg Lienhard March 802-BMW 12 Ret Ret Ret 17 DNPQ 0
  Loris Kessel March 812-BMW 12 Ret 19 0
Merzario M1-BMW DNPQ
March 802-BMW Ret
  Marc Surer March 812-BMW Ret 12 0
  Bernd Brutschin March 802-BMW 13 DNQ DNQ 0
  Miguel Angel Guerra Minardi Fly 281-Ferrari 13 0
  Keiji Matsumoto March 802B-BMW 15 0
  Pierre Chauvet Toleman TG280-BMW 16 0
  Kim Mather March 792-Hart Ret 18 0
  Stanley Dickens March 802-BMW 18 0
  Oscar Pedersoli Ralt RT2-BMW DNQ Ret Ret Ret 0
  Arturo Merzario Merzario M1-BMW DNQ DNS Ret 0
March 812-BMW Ret
  Patrick Gaillard AGS JH17-BMW Ret 0
March 802-BMW Ret
  Jochen Dauer GRS TC 001-BMW DNS Ret 0
  John Nielsen March 792-BMW Ret DNS 0
  Piero Nappi Ralt RT2-BMW DNQ Ret 0
  Marco Brand Merzario M1-BMW DNQ Ret 0
  Helmut Kallenborn March 752-BMW Ret 0
  Hervé Regout Ralt RT2-BMW Ret 0
  Roberto Farnetti Minardi Fly 281-BMW Ret 0
  Roy Baker Chevron B48-Hart DNQ 0
March 802-Hart DNS DNQ DNPQ DNQ DNQ
  Bob Howlings Chevron B42-Hart DNQ 0
Pos Driver Car(s) SIL
 
HOC
 
THR
 
NÜR
 
VAL
 
MUG
 
PAU
 
PER
 
SPA
 
DON
 
MIS
 
MAN
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1981 Formula Two season". F2 results. Retrieved 14 July 2012.

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