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The 1982 Australian Grand Prix was a motor race held at the Melbourne International Raceway, formerly Calder Raceway, in Victoria, Australia on 8 November 1982.[1]

1982 Australian Grand Prix
Round 8 of 8 of the 1982 Australian Drivers' Championship
Race details
Date 7 November 1982
Official name XLVII Australian Grand Prix
Location Calder Park Raceway, Melbourne, Victoria
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 1.609 km (1.000 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 160.9 km (100 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Ralt-Ford
Time 0'39.18
Fastest lap
Driver France Jacques Laffite Ralt-Ford
Time 0'39.62
Podium
First Ralt-Ford
Second Ralt-Ford
Third Ralt-Ford

The race, which was the 47th Australian Grand Prix,[2] was open to racing cars complying with Australian Formula 1 regulations,[3] which for this year included only Formula Pacific cars.[4] It was the second Australian Grand Prix to feature only Formula Pacific cars. For the Australian-based competitors the race was also the eighth and final round of the 1982 Australian Drivers' Championship.

The race was won by Alain Prost of France driving a Ralt RT4. His subsequent victory in the 1986 Australian Grand Prix would see him secure his second straight Formula One World Championship for Drivers title and become the first driver to win the Australian Grand Prix in both its Australian domestic and World Championship formats. As of 2016 he remains as the only driver to have achieved this.

The 1982 race was the first Australian Grand Prix since 1968 in which no Australian driver placed in the first three positions. The highest-placed Australian was the Alfredo Costanzo who finished fifth in a Tiga FA81 Ford, thus clinching the 1982 Australian Drivers' Championship title.[5] Costanzo was also the fastest Australian qualifier, starting from the third grid position behind the Ralt RT4 Fords of French Formula One drivers Alain Prost and Jacques Laffite.

Contents

ClassificationEdit

Results as follows:[2]

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Car Qual Gap
1 15   Alain Prost Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.18
2 26   Jacques Laffite Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.42 +0.24
3 1   Alfredo Costanzo Tiga FA81 Ford 0:39.59 +0.41
4 4   John Bowe Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.67 +0.49
5 18   Nelson Piquet Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.67 +0.49
6 19   Roberto Moreno Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.77 +0.59
7 27   Alan Jones Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.81 +0.63
8 71   John Smith Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.89 +0.70
9 41   David McMillan Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.93 +0.74
10 14   Robert Handford Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.98 +0.79
11 2   Andrew Miedecke Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.99 +0.80
12 9   Graham Watson Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.01 +0.83
13 8   Richard Davison Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.07 +0.89
14 20   Lucio Cesario Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.09 +0.91
15 64   Phillip Revell Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.16 +0.98
16 25   Paul Radisich Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.30 +1.12
17 3   Charlie O'Brien Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.36 +1.18
18 12   Doug MacArthur Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.41 +1.23
19 10   Neil Crang Tiga FA82 Ford 0:41.25 +2.07
20 7   Peter Williamson Toleman TA860 Toyota 0:41.25 +2.07
21 74   Chris Hocking Cheetah Mk.8 Ford 0:41.25 +2.07
22 23   Willy Stobart Ralt RT4 Ford 0:41.27 +2.09
23 78   Brian Sampson Cheetah Mk.8 Ford 0:41.38 +2.20
24 16   Bob Creasy Ralt RT4 Ford 0:41.65 +2.47
25 {1) 24   Ray Hangar Ralt RT4 Ford 0:42.10 +2.92
26 {1) 13   Brett Fisher Ralt RT1 Ford 0:43.87 +4.69

Note 1: Hanger and Fisher were listed as reserves for the race however Hanger was allowed to start after Jones withdrew during the warm-up laps.[2]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Car Entrant [1] Laps Time Points
1 15   Alain Prost Ralt RT4 Ford Melbourne International Raceway 100 1h 07m 18.65s
2 26   Jacques Laffite Ralt RT4 Ford Melbourne International Raceway 100 1h 07m 33.97s
3 19   Roberto Moreno Ralt RT4 Ford Goold Motorsport 100 1h 07m 43.48s
4 41   David McMillan Ralt RT4 Ford D McMillan 99
5 1   Alfredo Costanzo Tiga FA81 Ford Porsche Cars Australia 99 9
6 2   Andrew Miedecke Ralt RT4 Ford A Miedecke 99 6
7 4   John Bowe Ralt RT4 Ford Chris Leach Racing 99 4
8 14   Robert Handford Ralt RT4 Ford R Handford 98 3
9 71   John Smith Ralt RT4 Ford J Smith 98 2
10 64   Phillip Revell Ralt RT4 Ford Aub Revell [6] 98 1
11 8   Richard Davison Ralt RT4 Ford Clive Milis Motors Pty Ltd 98
12 12   Doug MacArthur Ralt RT4 Ford DM MacArthur 97
13 10   Neil Crang Tiga FA82 Ford N Crang 96
14 74   Chris Hocking Cheetah Mk.8 Ford C Hocking 96
15 78   Brian Sampson Cheetah Mk.8 Ford B Sampson 96
16 25   Paul Radisich Ralt RT4 Ford P Radisich 93
17 16   Bob Creasy Ralt RT4 Ford B Creasy 91
18 24   Ray Hangar Ralt RT4 Ford R Hanger 90
Ret 20   Lucio Cesario Ralt RT4 Ford L Cesario 51 lost fourth gear
Ret 18   Nelson Piquet Ralt RT4 Ford Goold Motorsport 35 accident
Ret 9   Graham Watson Ralt RT4 Ford Graham Watson Motor Racing Pty Ltd 34 accident
Ret 7   Peter Williamson Toleman TA860 Toyota National Panasonic (Australia) Pty Ltd 33 accident
Ret 3   Charlie O'Brien Ralt RT4 Ford C O'Brien 27 head gasket
Ret 23   Willy Stobart Ralt RT4 Ford W Stobart 26 brakes / handling
DNS 27   Alan Jones Ralt RT4 Ford Alan Jones Racing flywheel
(warm up laps) [5]
DNQ 13   Brett Fisher Ralt RT1 Ford Paul Liston

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Programme, National Panasonic Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne International Raceway, 6th-7th November 1982
  2. ^ a b c d e f Wilson, Stewart (1986). "1982". In Howard, Graham (ed.). The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. pp. 456–463. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5.
  3. ^ Specific Conditions, Racing Titles, CAMS Manual of Motor Sport 1982, page 88
  4. ^ Australian Formula 1 (Formula Pacific), CAMS Manual of Motor Sport 1982, pages 269-272
  5. ^ a b Australian Motor Racing Year 1982/83, pages 166 & 167
  6. ^ a b 47th Australian Grand Prix, Racing Car News, December 1982, page 25

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