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  • Dutch Grand Prix
  • Prost wins as Piquet erases gap
  • August 30, 1981: Alain Prost took his second win of the season for Renault, leading the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort for all but a few dozen yards during a fierce battle with Alan Jones. Nelson Piquet's second place put him level with Carlos Reutemann in the drivers' championship

  • Austrian Grand Prix
  • Laffite profits from Ligier's tyre choice
  • August 16, 1981: The Austrian Grand Prix was won in style by Jacques Laffite for the Talbot-Ligier team and much of the work was done by someone else many months before

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