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1981 Spanish Grand Prix

Gran Premio de Espana

Sunday, June 21, 1981
Round:
7
Weather:
Hot, dry and sunny
Laps:
80
Fastest Lap:
Jones, 1m17.818
Country:
Spain
Circuit:
1981 season:
Report

Ferrari win on power

Jarama, Madrid, June 21st

Last year the Spanish Grand Prix was the centre of a dispute between the Formula One Constructors Association and officialdom in the form of theĀ Federation Internationale du Sport Automobile, representing theĀ Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, who are the world ruling body of motoring sport. The Spanish club sided with the constructors against officialdom with the result that the race was declared null and void from the FIA World Championship series and Ferrari, Renault and Alfa Romeo withdrew from the "pirate" race that was run. During the Spanish Civil War in 1936 the Jarama river was said to have flowed red with the blood from internal battles; in 1980 it could be said to have flowed red with the blood of FOCA for the paddock battle between the rebels and officialdom saw the virtual end of FOCA in their bid to take over all aspects of Formula One.

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