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1981 British Grand Prix

  1981 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 15 in the 1981 Formula One season
Date July 18 1981
Official name XXXIV Marlboro British Grand Prix
Location Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, Great Britain
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.719 km (2.932 mi)
Distance 68 laps, 320.892 km (199.376 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Renault
Time 1:11.000
Fastest lap
Driver René Arnoux Renault
Time 1:15.067 on lap 50
Podium
First McLaren-Ford
Second Williams-Ford
Third Ligier-Matra

The 1981 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Silverstone on July 18, 1981. John Watson won his first race for five years, and McLaren's first since James Hunt's victory at the 1977 Japanese Grand Prix. The race also marked the first

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