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  • Caesar's Palace Grand Prix
  • Piquet snatches title as Jones wins on farewell
  • October 17, 1981: Nelson Piquet claimed the world championship thanks to a fifth-place finish in Las Vegas, the two points it brought enough to put him one point clear of Carlos Reutemann who was back in eighth. Alan Jones, who had announced his retirement three weeks earlier, signed off with an impressive victory and some stinging attacks on his rivals

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