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1981 British Grand Prix

Marlboro British Grand Prix

Saturday, July 18, 1981
Round:
9
Weather:
Warm, dry and sunny
Laps:
68
Fastest Lap:
Arnoux, 1m15.067
Country:
Britain
Circuit:
1981 season:
Report

A very popular win

Silverstone, July 18th

Enormous is the only way to describe the size of the organisation behind this year's British Grand Prix at Silverstone, backed by Marlboro and with the support of just about every racing enthusiast in the country, all master-minded by the RAC Motor Sports Association. The pits and paddock became a veritable young town, with motor homes, tents, marquees and trade vehicles as far as the eye could see, let alone all the competitors in the supporting races and all the cars in the parades. You certainly would not think that Great Britain was in the midst of a serious recession.

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