Datos de esta edición: – 8ª prueba del FIA World Sportscar Championship – Longitud del circuito: 13,626 km – 170.000 espectadores Primer clasificado: – Distancia recorrida: 4.825,350 km – Velocidad media: 201,056 km/h – Margen r/ al segundo: 181,025 km Pole Position – Jacky Ickx – #11 Porsche 936/81 T – Porsche System en 3min 29s 44 Vuelta rápida – Hurley Haywood – #12 Porsche 936/81 T – Porsche System en 3min 34s 0 Incidencias – #33 Lola T286 y #32 Renard Delmas D31 no se clasifican por no haber recorrido al menos el 70% de la distancia recorrida por el primer clasificado
Poster Le Mans 1981

Poster Le Mans 1981

Clasificación final de la carrera
Pos Cat Escudería [País] Pilotos Chasis Motor Vueltas D.recorrida Vel. media
1 S +2.0 11 Porsche System [DEU] [BEL] Jacky Ickx [GBR] Derek Bell Porsche 936 Porsche 935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6 Dunlop 354
2 GTP 3.0 8 Jean Rondeau [FRA] [FRA] Jacky Haran [FRA] Jean-Louis Schlesser [FRA] Philippe Streiff Rondeau M379 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 Goodyear 340
3 GTP 3.0 7 Otis Jean Rondeau [FRA] [GBR] Gordon Spice [FRA] François Migault Rondeau M379 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 Goodyear 335
4 Gr.5 55 Claude Bourgoignie Charles Ivey Racing [BEL] / [GBR] [BEL] Claude Bourgoignie [GBR] John Cooper [GBR] Dudley Wood Porsche 935 K3 Porsche 935 3.1L Turbo Flat-6 Dunlop 330
5 IMSA GTX 47 Charles Pozzi S.A. [FRA] [FRA] Jean-Claude Andruet [FRA] Claude Ballot-Léna [BEL] Hervé Regout Ferrari 512BB/LM Ferrari 4.9L Flat-12 Michelin 328
6 IMSA GTX 42 Cooke-Woods Racing [USA] [FRA] Anne-Charlotte Verney [USA] Bob Garretson [USA] Ralph Kent-Cooke Porsche 935 K3 Porsche 935 3.2L Turbo Flat-6 Goodyear 327
7 GTP +3.0 1 Porsche System [DEU] [DEU] Jürgen Barth [DEU] Walter Röhrl Porsche 944 LM Porsche 2.5L Turbo I4 Dunlop 323
8 Gr.5 65 Martini Racing [ITA] [ITA] Michele Alboreto [USA] Eddie Cheever [ITA] Carlo Facetti Lancia Beta Montecarlo Lancia 1.4L Turbo I4 Pirelli 322
9 IMSA GTX 46 Rennod Racing [BEL] [BEL] Pierre Dieudonné [BEL] Jean Xhenceval [BEL] Jean-Paul Libert Ferrari 512BB/LM Ferrari 4.9L Flat-12 Goodyear 320
10 Gr.5 60 Vegla Racing Team [DEU] [DEU] Dieter Schornstein [DEU] Harald Grohs [DEU] Götz von Tschirnhaus Porsche 935J Porsche 935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Dunlop 320
11 IMSA GTO 36 Porsche System [DEU] [LIE] Manfred Schurti [GBR] Andy Rouse Porsche 924 Carrera GTR Porsche 2.0L Turbo I4 Dunlop 315
12 S +2.0 12 Porsche System [DEU] [DEU] Jochen Mass [AUS] Vern Schuppan [USA] Hurley Haywood Porsche 936 Porsche 935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6 Dunlop 312
13 GTP +3.0 4 WM A.E.R.E.M. [FRA] [FRA] Denis Moran [USA] Charles Mendez [FRA] Xavier Mathiot WM P79/80 Peugeot PRV 2.7L Turbo V6 Michelin 307
14 Gr.5 68 Jolly Club [ITA] [ITA] Martino Finotto [ITA] Giorgio Pianta [ITA] Giorgio Schön Lancia Beta Montecarlo Lancia 1.4L Turbo I4 Pirelli 292
15 S +2.0 18 Team Lola [GBR] [ESP] Emilio de Villota [GBR] Guy Edwards [ESP] Juan Fernández Lola T600 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 Goodyear 287
16 Gr.5 51 BMW Italia / BMW France [ITA] / [FRA] [FRA] Philippe Alliot [FRA] Bernard Darniche [VEN] Johnny Cecotto BMW M1 Gr.5 BMW M88 3.5L I6 Dunlop 277
17 GT 70 Thierry Perrier [FRA] [FRA] Thierry Perrier [FRA] Valentin Bertapelle [FRA] Bernard Salam Porsche 934 Porsche 2.9L Turbo Flat-6 Michelin 274
18 S 2.0 31 Jean-Philippe Grand [FRA] [FRA] Jean-Philippe Grand [FRA] Yves Courage Lola T298 BMW 2.0L I4 Goodyear 272
19 NC S 2.0 33 Compagnie Primagaz [FRA] [FRA] Pierre Yver [FRA] Michel Dubois [FRA] Jacques Heuclin Lola T298 BMW 2.0L I4 Goodyear 203
20 NC S 2.0 32 Écurie Renard-Delmas [FRA] [FRA] Louis Descartes [FRA] Hervé Bayard Renard-Delmas D1 ROC-Simca 2.0L I4 Goodyear 187
21 ABD IMSA GTX 43 Bob Akin Motor Racing [USA] [USA] Bob Akin [USA] Paul Miller [USA] Craig Siebert Porsche 935 K3 Porsche 935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Goodyear 320
22 ABD Gr.5 57 Claude Haldi Charles Ivey Racing [CHE] / [GBR] [CHE] Claude Haldi [GBR] Mark Thatcher [FRA] Hervé Poulain Porsche 935 Porsche 935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Dunlop 260
23 ABD IMSA GTX 49 NART [FRA] [FRA] Alain Cudini [FRA] Philippe Gurdjian [USA] John Morton Ferrari 512BB/LM Ferrari 4.9L Flat-12 Michelin 247
24 ABD Gr.5 53 EMKA Productions Limited [GBR] [GBR] David Hobbs [IRL] Eddie Jordan [GBR] Steve O’Rourke BMW M1 BMW M88 3.5L I6 Dunlop 236
25 ABD GT 72 BMW Zol’Auto [FRA] [FRA] Jean-François Rousselot [FRA] François Sérvanin [CHE] Laurent Ferrier BMW M1 BMW M88 3.5L I6 Dunlop 212
26 ABD S +2.0 20 Alain de Cadenet / Belga [GBR] / [BEL] [GBR] Alain de Cadenet [BEL] Jean-Michel Martin [BEL] Philippe Martin De Cadenet-Lola LM Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 Dunlop 210
27 ABD Gr.5 52 Würth-Lubrifilm Team Sauber [CHE] [AUT] Dieter Quester [CHE] Marc Surer [CAN] David Deacon BMW M1 BMW M88 3.5L I6 Dunlop 207
28 ABD Gr.5 66 Martini Racing [ITA] [ITA] Riccardo Patrese [DEU] Hans Heyer [ITA] Piercarlo Ghinzani Lancia Beta Montecarlo Lancia 1.4L Turbo I4 Pirelli 186
29 ABD S +2.0 21 Alain de Cadenet Dorset Racing Associates [GBR] [IRL] Martin Birrane [GBR] Nick Faure [IRL] Vivian Candy De Cadenet-Lola LM Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 Dunlop 171
30 ABD S +2.0 23 Dome Co. Ltd. [JPN] [GBR] Chris Craft [GBR] Bob Evans Dome RL80 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 Dunlop 154
31 ABD IMSA GTX 40 Joest Racing [DEU] [COL] Maurizio de Narvaez [USA] Kenper Miller [DEU] Günther Steckkönig Porsche 935J Porsche 935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6 Dunlop 152
32 ABD IMSA GTX 48 Simon Phillips [GBR] [GBR] Simon Phillips [GBR] Mike Salmon [USA] Steve Earle Ferrari 512BB/LM Ferrari 4.9L Flat-12 Michelin 140
33 ABD IMSA GTX 45 Scuderia Supercar Bellancauto SRL [ITA] [ITA] Fabrizio Violati [ITA] Maurizio Flammini [ITA] Duilio Truffo Ferrari 512BB/LM Ferrari 4.9L Flat-12 Michelin 118
34 ABD S +2.0 22 André Chevalley Racing [CHE] [FRA] Patrick Gaillard [CHE] André Chevalley [FRA] Bruno Sotty ACR 80B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 Goodyear 114
35 ABD IMSA GTO 37 Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd. [JPN] [JPN] Tetsu Ikuzawa [GBR] Tom Walkinshaw [GBR] Peter Lovett Mazda RX-7 Mazda 13B 1.3L 2-Rotor Dunlop 107
36 ABD S 2.0 30 Jean-Marie Lemerle [FRA] [FRA] Jean-Marie Lemerle [MAR] Max Cohen-Olivar [FRA] Alain Levié Lola T298 BMW 2.0L I4 Goodyear 104
37 ABD S +2.0 27 Ian Bracey [GBR] [GBR] Tiff Needell [GBR] Tony Trimmer IBEC P6 (Hesketh 308LM) Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 Dunlop 95
38 ABD S +2.0 10 Porsche Kremer Racing [DEU] [FRA] Bob Wollek [FRA] Xavier Lapeyre [FRA] Guy Chasseuil Porsche 917K/81 Porsche 4.9L Flat-12 Dunlop 82
39 ABD S +2.0 14 Joest Racing [DEU] [DEU] Reinhold Joest [USA] Dale Whittington [DEU] Klaus Niedzwiedz Porsche 908/80 Porsche 2.1L Turbo Flat-6 Dunlop 80
40 ABD S +2.0 24 Otis Jean Rondeau [FRA] [FRA] Jean Rondeau [FRA] Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Rondeau M379 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 Goodyear 58
41 ABD Gr.5 59 Porsche Kremer Racing [DEU] [USA] Ted Field [USA] Bill Whittington [USA] Don Whittington Porsche 935 K3 Porsche 935 3.2L Turbo Flat-6 Goodyear 57
42 ABD IMSA GTX 50 BASF Cassetten Team GS Sport [DEU] [DEU] Hans Joachim Stuck [FRA] Jean-Pierre Jarier [DEU] Helmut Henzler BMW M1 Gr.5 BMW M88 3.5L I6 Dunlop 57
43 ABD C 83 WM A.E.R.E.M. [FRA] [FRA] Jean-Daniel Raulet [FRA] Max Mamers WM P81 Peugeot PRV 2.7L Turbo V6 Michelin 50
44 ABD Gr.5 69 Tuff-Kote Dinol Racing [SWE] [SWE] Jan Lundgårdh [DEU] Axel Plankenhorn [GBR] Mike Wilds Porsche 935 L1 « Baby » Porsche 1.4L Turbo Flat-6 Dunlop 49
45 ABD GT 71 Helmut Marko RSM [AUT] [DEU] Christian Danner [DEU] Peter Oberndofer [DEU] Prince Leopold von Bayern BMW M1 BMW M88 3.5L I6 Dunlop 49
46 ABD Gr.5 61 Weralit Racing Team [DEU] [DEU] Edgar Dören [DEU] Jürgen Lässig [DEU] Gerhard Holup Porsche 935 K3 Porsche 935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Dunlop 48
47 ABD Gr.5 67 Martini Racing [ITA] [ITA] Beppe Gabbiani [ITA]Emanuele Pirro Lancia Beta Montecarlo Lancia 1.4L Turbo I4 Pirelli 47
48 ABD GTP +3.0 5 WM A.E.R.E.M. [FRA] [FRA] Guy Fréquelin [FRA] Roger Dorchy [FRA] Xavier Mathiot WM P79/80 Peugeot PRV 2.7L Turbo V6 Michelin 46
49 ABD IMSA GTX 41 Preston Henn Racing [USA] [USA] Preston Henn [USA] Michael Chandler [FRA] Marcel Mignot Porsche 935 K3 Porsche 935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Dunlop 45
50 ABD S +2.0 26 Jean Rondeau Oceanic [FRA] [FRA] Henri Pescarolo [FRA] Patrick Tambay Rondeau M379 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 Goodyear 41
51 ABD GT 73 Eminence Racing Team [FRA] [FRA] Jean-Marie Alméras [FRA] Jacques Alméras Porsche 924 Carrera GTR Porsche 2.0L Turbo I4 Michelin 30
52 ABD S +2.0 25 Calberson Jean Rondeau [FRA] [FRA] Jean Ragnotti [FRA] Jean-Louis Lafosse Rondeau M379 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 Goodyear 28
53 ABD IMSA GTO 38 Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd. [JPN] [JPN] Yojiro Terada [JPN] Hiroshi Fushida [GBR] Win Percy Mazda RX-7 Mazda 13B 1.3L 2-Rotor Dunlop 25
54 ABD C 82 WM A.E.R.E.M. [FRA] [BEL] Thierry Boutsen [FRA] Serge Saulnier [FRA] Michel Pignard WM P81 Peugeot PRV 2.7L Turbo V6 Michelin 15
55 ABD IMSA GTO 35 Stratagraph Inc. [USA] [USA] Cale Yarborough [USA] Billy Hagan [USA] Bill Cooper Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet 6.4L V8 Goodyear 13
ABD.=Abandona – ELI=Eliminado – DSQ.=Descalificado – NC.=No clasificado