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F1 Championship Decider: 1981 Caesars Palace Grand Prix

Submitted by on November 25, 2012

Caesars Palace Start

Going in to the final race of the 1981 season, Carlos Reutemann was leading the championship on 49 points, followed by Nelson Piquet just one point behind. Jacques Laffite was in title contention as well on 43 points, with Alan Jones just out of reach on 37.

The final race of the season was contested in the United States, but, after twenty years on the calendar, not at Watkins Glen. A new track had been constructed on the grounds of Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas, and it was fast.

When it all wrapped up that lone point remained all that separated the top drivers, but plenty had changed. Enjoy the highlights!

Image: TheCahierArchive©

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