1981 South African Grand Prix in pictures

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Carlos Reutemann ran on slicks from the start of the South African Grand Prix, his Williams FW07B coming home a comfortable winner after early leader Nelson Piquet’s Brabham BT49 stopped to change tyres.

Finland’s Keijo Rosberg took his Fittipaldi F8C to a well-earned fourth place, less than a second ahead of John Watson in the McLaren M29C seen here chasing Rosberg round Clubhouse.  Note the exhaust pipe cover on Fittipaldi’s bodywork which has come loose, resting on the rear wing.

Nigel Mansell’s Lotus 81 runs wide onto the rough at Crowthorne Corner. The Englishman finished a delayed tenth.

Geoff Lees loses control of his Shadow DN12 (upper left) just prior to hitting the catch fencing at Crowthorne Corner. Above, the unfortunate Englishman, dazed but unhurt, is helped from the cockpit by willing marshals.

Jan Lammers (on wet weather tyres) points his ATS D4 up the inside of Elio de Angelis (on slicks), trying to take second place from the Lotus 81 as they brake for Crowthorne at the start of the second lap in a cloud of spray. The two cars collided seconds after this picture was taken, much to the detriment of the ATS’s left hand suspension. Below, Piquet, Daly, Desire Wilson, Chico Serra and de Angelis under braking for the same corner later in the race.

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