Statistics as of October 17, 1981

Nelson Piquet Formula One World Championship, 1987
  • Nelson Piquet
  • Nationality Brazil
  • Age 29 years 61 days
  • Team Brabham
  • 1981 championship position 1
  • Career 1981
    Races 49 15
    Wins (Best) 6 3
    Poles (Best) 6 4
Carlos Reutemann in 1978
  • Carlos Reutemann
  • Nationality Argentina
  • Age 39 years 188 days
  • Team Williams
  • 1981 championship position 2
  • Career 1981
    Races 144 15
    Wins (Best) 12 2
    Poles (Best) 6 2
Alan Jones 1980 world champion
  • Alan Jones
  • Nationality Australia
  • Age 34 years 349 days
  • Team Williams
  • 1981 championship position 3
  • Career 1981
    Races 96 15
    Wins (Best) 12 2
    Poles (Best) 6 0 (2)
Jacques Laffite of Ligier at the 1977 Japanese Grand Prix
  • Jacques Laffite
  • Nationality France
  • Age 37 years 330 days
  • Team Ligier
  • 1981 championship position 4
  • Career 1981
    Races 110 15
    Wins (Best) 6 2
    Poles (Best) 7 1
Alain Prost in 1987
  • Alain Prost
  • Nationality France
  • Age 26 years 235 days
  • Team Renault
  • 1981 championship position 5
  • Career 1981
    Races 28 15
    Wins (Best) 3 3
    Poles (Best) 2 2
John Watson at the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix
  • John Watson
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 35 years 166 days
  • Team McLaren
  • 1981 championship position 6
  • Career 1981
    Races 123 15
    Wins (Best) 2 1
    Poles (Best) 2 0 (2)
Gilles Villeneuve at his debut race
  • Gilles Villeneuve
  • Nationality Canada
  • Age 31 years 272 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1981 championship position 7
  • Career 1981
    Races 63 15
    Wins (Best) 6 2
    Poles (Best) 2 1
Elio de Angelis crashed in the Shadow
  • Elio de Angelis
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 23 years 205 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1981 championship position 8
  • Career 1981
    Races 43 14
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (4) 0 (6)
Ferrari's Rene Arnoux at the 1984 world championship
  • René Arnoux
  • Nationality France
  • Age 33 years 105 days
  • Team Renault
  • 1981 championship position 9
  • Career 1981
    Races 53 15
    Wins (Best) 2 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 9 4
Hector Rebaque
  • Hector Rebaque
  • Nationality Mexico
  • Age 25 years 254 days
  • Team Brabham
  • 1981 championship position 10
  • Career 1981
    Races 58 15
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (6) 0 (6)
Riccardo Patrese of Williams Judd at the 1988 Brazilian Grand Prix
  • Riccardo Patrese
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 27 years 183 days
  • Team Arrows
  • 1981 championship position 11
  • Career 1981
    Races 67 15
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 1 1
Eddie Cheever makes his F1 debut at the 1978 Argentinean Grand Prix
  • Eddie Cheever
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 23 years 280 days
  • Team Tyrrell
  • 1981 championship position 12
  • Career 1981
    Races 32 15
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (8) 0 (8)
Tyrrell driver Didier Pironi during the 1978 Formula One World Championship
  • Didier Pironi
  • Nationality France
  • Age 29 years 205 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1981 championship position 13
  • Career 1981
    Races 60 15
    Wins (Best) 1 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 2 0 (3)
Nigel Mansell in 1988
  • Nigel Mansell
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 28 years 70 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1981 championship position 14
  • Career 1981
    Races 17 14
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
  • Bruno Giacomelli
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 29 years 37 days
  • Team Alfa Romeo
  • 1981 championship position 15
  • Career 1981
    Races 39 15
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 1 0 (6)
Marc Surer of Theodore,  1981 Formula One World Championship.
  • Marc Surer
  • Nationality Switzerland
  • Age 30 years 29 days
  • Team Ensign/Theodore
  • 1981 championship position 16
  • Career 1981
    Races 28 14
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (11) 0 (15)
Mario Andretti at the first United States Grand Prix West
  • Mario Andretti
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 41 years 231 days
  • Team Alfa Romeo
  • 1981 championship position 17
  • Career 1981
    Races 128 15
    Wins (Best) 12 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 17 0 (6)
Jordan boss Eddie Jordan (R) with driver Andrea de Cesaris
  • Andrea de Cesaris
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 22 years 139 days
  • Team McLaren
  • 1981 championship position 18
  • Career 1981
    Races 17 15
    Wins (Best) 0 (6) 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 0 (5) 0 (5)
Patrick Tambay of Ferrari at the 1983 European Grand Prix
  • Patrick Tambay
  • Nationality France
  • Age 32 years 114 days
  • Team Ligier/Theodore
  • 1981 championship position 19
  • Career 1981
    Races 54 15
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 0 (4) 0 (7)
Slim Borgudd
  • Slim Borgudd
  • Nationality Sweden
  • Age 34 years 326 days
  • Team ATS
  • 1981 championship position 20
  • Career 1981
    Races 12 12
    Wins (Best) 0 (6) 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 0 (20) 0 (20)
  • Eliseo Salazar
  • Nationality Chile
  • Age 26 years 337 days
  • Team Ensign/March
  • 1981 championship position 21
  • Career 1981
    Races 15 15
    Wins (Best) 0 (6) 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 0 (20) 0 (20)
Jean-Pierre Jarier of Ligier at the 1977 Japanese Grand Prix
  • Jean-Pierre Jarier
  • Nationality France
  • Age 35 years 99 days
  • Team Ligier/Osella
  • 1981 championship position -
  • Career 1981
    Races 112 9
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (7)
    Poles (Best) 3 0 (10)
Derek Daly
  • Derek Daly
  • Nationality Ireland
  • Age 28 years 220 days
  • Team March
  • 1981 championship position -
  • Career 1981
    Races 49 15
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (7)
    Poles (Best) 0 (10) 0 (17)
  • Siegfried Stohr
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 29 years 7 days
  • Team Arrows
  • 1981 championship position -
  • Career 1981
    Races 13 13
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (7)
    Poles (Best) 0 (13) 0 (13)
Chico Serra
  • Chico Serra
  • Nationality Brazil
  • Age 24 years 256 days
  • Team Fittipaldi
  • 1981 championship position -
  • Career 1981
    Races 14 14
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (7)
    Poles (Best) 0 (18) 0 (18)
Keke Rosberg Formula One World Champion - 1986
  • Keke Rosberg
  • Nationality Finland
  • Age 32 years 315 days
  • Team Fittipaldi
  • 1981 championship position -
  • Career 1981
    Races 50 14
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (9)
    Poles (Best) 0 (6) 0 (8)
Michele Alboreto at Monza
  • Michele Alboreto
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 24 years 298 days
  • Team Tyrrell
  • 1981 championship position -
  • Career 1981
    Races 12 12
    Wins (Best) 0 (9) 0 (9)
    Poles (Best) 0 (17) 0 (17)
Toleman driver Brian Henton in 1981
  • Brian Henton
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 35 years 28 days
  • Team Toleman
  • 1981 championship position -
  • Career 1981
    Races 21 12
    Wins (Best) 0 (10) 0 (10)
    Poles (Best) 0 (18) 0 (23)
Jan Lammers of Theodore at the 1982 Dutch Grand Prix.
  • Jan Lammers
  • Nationality Netherlands
  • Age 25 years 137 days
  • Team ATS
  • 1981 championship position -
  • Career 1981
    Races 33 4
    Wins (Best) 0 (9) 0 (12)
    Poles (Best) 0 (4) 0 (21)
Ricardo Zunino
  • Ricardo Zunino
  • Nationality Argentina
  • Age 32 years 187 days
  • Team Tyrrell
  • 1981 championship position -
  • Career 1981
    Races 11 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (13)
    Poles (Best) 0 (9) 0 (24)
Piercarlo Ghinzani drove for a number of teams in the 1980s
  • Piercarlo Ghinzani
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 29 years 274 days
  • Team Osella
  • 1981 championship position -
  • Career 1981
    Races 2 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (13) 0 (13)
    Poles (Best) 0 (24) 0 (24)
  • Kevin Cogan
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 25 years 200 days
  • Team Tyrrell
  • 1981 championship position -
  • Career 1981
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  • Giorgio Francia
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 33 years 343 days
  • Team Osella
  • 1981 championship position -
  • Career 1981
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Beppe Gabbiani drove for Osella
  • Beppe Gabbiani
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 24 years 288 days
  • Team Osella
  • 1981 championship position -
  • Career 1981
    Races 17 15
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (20) 0 (20)
  • Miguel Angel Guerra
  • Nationality Argentina
  • Age 28 years 47 days
  • Team Osella
  • 1981 championship position -
  • Career 1981
    Races 4 4
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (22) 0 (22)
Jean-Pierre Jabouille of Renault at the 1978 South African Grand Prix
  • Jean-Pierre Jabouille
  • Nationality France
  • Age 39 years 16 days
  • Team Ligier
  • 1981 championship position -
  • Career 1981
    Races 55 5
    Wins (Best) 2 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 6 0 (16)
  • Ricardo Londoño
  • Nationality Colombia
  • Age 32 years 70 days
  • Team Ensign
  • 1981 championship position -
  • Career 1981
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  • Jacques Villeneuve snr
  • Nationality Canada
  • Age 27 years 347 days
  • Team Arrows
  • 1981 championship position -
  • Career 1981
    Races 2 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Derek Warwick, Formula One World Championship, 1988
  • Derek Warwick
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 27 years 51 days
  • Team Toleman
  • 1981 championship position -
  • Career 1981
    Races 12 12
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (22) 0 (22)