March 15, 1981 Long Beach Street Circuit | Lap distance 3.251 km

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Pos Points No Driver Car Engine Tyres Laps Race Time Delay Qualifying Fastest Lap
1 9 1 Alan Jones (AUS) Williams FW07C Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin 80 2:50'41.33   2 1:01'19.408 1 1:01'20.901 (31)
2 6 2 Carlos Reutemann (ARG) Williams FW07C Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin 80 2:50'50.52 +1:00'09.19 3 1:01'20.149 2 1:01'20.910 (31)
3 4 5 Nelson Piquet (BRA) Brabham BT49C Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin 80 2:51'16.25 +1:00'34.92 4 1:01'20.289 6 1:01'21.830 (69)
4 3 22 Mario Andretti (USA) Alfa Romeo 179C Alfa Romeo 1260 Michelin 80 2:51'30.64 +1:00'49.31 6 1:01'20.476 5 1:01'21.790 (66)
5 2 3 Eddie Cheever (USA) Tyrrell 010 Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin 80 2:51'48.03 +1:01'06.70 8 1:01'20.643 8 1:01'22.230 (36)
6 1 33 Patrick Tambay (FRA) Theodore TY01 Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin 79   +1 lap 17 1:01'21.298 4 1:01'21.750 (49)
7   21 Chico Serra (BRA) Fittipaldi F8C Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin 78   +2 laps 18 1:01'21.409 19 1:01'23.090 (19)
8   16 René Arnoux (FRA) Renault RE20B Renault EF1 Michelin 77   +3 laps 20 1:01'21.540 12 1:01'22.540 (34)
Retirement
fuel system 14 Marc Surer (SUI) Ensign N180B Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin 70     19 1:01'21.522 16 1:01'22.770 (50)
fuel system 28 Didier Pironi (FRA) Ferrari 126CK Ferrari 126C Michelin 67     11 1:01'20.909 8 1:01'22.230 (26)
fuel pump 25 Jean-Pierre Jarier (FRA) Ligier JS17 Matra MS81 Michelin 64     10 1:01'20.787 18 1:01'22.900 (41)
accident 6 Hector Rebaque (MEX) Brabham BT49C Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin 49     15 1:01'21.000 14 1:01'22.680 (49)
collision 23 Bruno Giacomelli (ITA) Alfa Romeo 179C Alfa Romeo 1260 Michelin 41     9 1:01'20.664 11 1:01'22.410 (37)
collision 26 Jacques Laffite (FRA) Ligier JS17 Matra MS81 Michelin 41     12 1:01'20.925 7 1:01'22.080 (33)
engine 20 Keke Rosberg (FIN) Fittipaldi F8C Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin 41     16 1:01'21.001 17 1:01'22.880 (25)
collision 9 Jan Lammers (NED) ATS D4 Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin 41     21 1:01'21.758 10 1:01'22.330 (29)
fuel system 29 Riccardo Patrese (ITA) Arrows A3 Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin 33     1 1:01'19.399 3 1:01'21.420 (14)
accident 32 Beppe Gabbiani (ITA) Osella FA1B Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin 26     24 1:01'22.213 22 1:01'25.190 (14)
accident 12 Nigel Mansell (GBR) Team Lotus 81 Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin 25     7 1:01'20.573 15 1:01'22.750 (19)
halfshaft 27 Gilles Villeneuve (CAN) Ferrari 126CK Ferrari 126C Michelin 17     5 1:01'20.462 12 1:01'22.540 (15)
brakes 7 John Watson (GBR) McLaren M29F Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin 16     23 1:01'22.183 21 1:01'24.550 (15)
accident 11 Elio de Angelis (ITA) Team Lotus 81 Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin 13     13 1:01'20.928 20 1:01'23.320 (8)
collision 15 Alain Prost (FRA) Renault RE20B Renault EF1 Michelin 0     14 1:01'20.980      
collision 8 Andrea de Cesaris (ITA) McLaren M29F Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin 0     22 1:01'22.028      
Not qualified
--   4 Kevin Cogan (USA) Tyrrell 010 Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin         1:01'22.284      
--   17 Derek Daly (IRL) March 811 Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin         1:01'22.356      
--   31 Miguel Angel Guerra (ARG) Osella FA1B Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin         1:01'22.673      
--   30 Siegfried Stohr (ITA) Arrows A3 Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin         1:01'23.504      
--   18 Eliseo Salazar (CHI) March 811 Ford Cosworth DFV Michelin         1:01'24.383