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Hockenheim 1981

Hockenheim 1981

In the 1981 German GP at the Hockenheimring, Alan Jones for Williams waged an epic battle with Alain Prost's Renault — with the Frenchman starting from pole for the first time in his F1 career — on the long straights through the (now defunct) forest sections. Full Article...

Gentlemen, LIft Your Skirts

Gentlemen, LIft Your Skirts

When it comes to vintage documentaries about Formula One racing, no one beats the BBC. This fantastic 1981 film focuses on the Williams F1 team as they developed a new car without “ground effects” skirts. Full Article...

1981 Caesars Palace Grand Prix

1981 Caesars Palace Grand Prix

Many a Formula One season had come down to a dramatic climax at the final race of the season. In 1981, the names of the three title contenders were familiar — Nelson Piquet, Carlos Reutemann and Jacques Laffite — but the location wasn't: Caesars Palace car park. Full Article...

Gilles 1981

Gilles 1981

Gilles Villeneuve driving his Ferrari 126CK at the 1981 Grand Prix of Argentina in Buenos Aires, where he retired after 40 laps with transmission failure. Full Article...

Mansell—JPS Lotus 1981

Mansell—JPS Lotus 1981

Nigel Mansell in the JPS Lotus 81B during the 1981 Formula One season. Nigel's sophomore year, and 1st full-time season, was a disappointment, with eight retirements out of 15 GPs. Full Article...

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