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  • Canadian Grand Prix
  • Laffite wins as title goes to the wire
  • September 27, 1981: Jacques Laffite's second win of the year in the penultimate race in Canada set up a tense finish to the season, sending the Formula One circus to Caesar's Palace with three drivers in the hunt for the title - Carlos Reutemann on 49 points, Nelson Piquet on 48, and Laffite on 43

  • Italian Grand Prix
  • Reutemann retakes lead after Piquet misfortune
  • September 13, 1981: Another weekend where the turbocharged cars dominated ended with Alain Prost securing his third win of the season from Alan Jones, while Carlos Reutemann regained the championship lead. The race was also memorable for a spectacular accident involving John Watson

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