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The 1982 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Jacarepaguá on March 21, 1982. It was the second round of the 1982 Formula One season.

1982 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race 2 of 16 in the 1982 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date March 21, 1982
Official name X Grande Prêmio do Brasil
Location Jacarepaguá Circuit
Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.031 km (3.126 mi)
Distance 63 laps, 316.953 km (196.945 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Renault
Time 1:28.808
Fastest lap
Driver France Alain Prost Renault
Time 1:37.016 on lap 36
Podium
First Renault
Second McLaren-Ford
Third Lotus-Ford

DisqualificationsEdit

Nelson Piquet finished first and Keke Rosberg finished second, but both were disqualified after the cars were found to be underweight. As a result, the FOCA teams boycotted San Marino GP two races later. The problem was with a 7 US gallons (26 L) "ballast water tank", ostensibly used to cool the brakes. This would gradually empty during the race and then be replenished at the end so as to pass post-race scrutineering. The FIA Appeals Tribunal upheld the disqualification seven weeks later and these tanks were permanently banned.[1]

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15   Alain Prost Renault 63 1:44:33.134 1 9
2 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 63 + 2.990 12 6
3 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 63 + 36.859 14 4
4 3   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 63 + 50.761 13 3
5 9   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-Ford 62 + 1 Lap 15 2
6 28   Didier Pironi Ferrari 62 + 1 Lap 8 1
7 4   Slim Borgudd Tyrrell-Ford 61 + 2 Laps 21  
8 17   Jochen Mass March-Ford 61 + 2 Laps 22  
9 31   Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella-Ford 60 + 3 Laps 23  
10 30   Mauro Baldi Arrows-Ford 57 + 6 Laps 19  
DSQ 1   Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford 63 Underweight 7  
DSQ 6   Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 63 Underweight 3  
Ret 10   Eliseo Salazar ATS-Ford 38 Engine 18  
Ret 20   Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford 36 Suspension 25  
Ret 2   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-Ford 34 Physical 9  
Ret 27   Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 29 Spun Off 2  
Ret 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 22 Collision 5  
Ret 16   René Arnoux Renault 21 Collision 4  
Ret 5   Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 21 Collision 6  
Ret 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 21 Collision 11  
Ret 25   Eddie Cheever Ligier-Matra 19 Water Leak 26  
Ret 23   Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 16 Clutch 16  
Ret 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 15 Chassis 24  
Ret 22   Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 14 Chassis 10  
Ret 33   Derek Daly Theodore-Ford 12 Spun Off 20  
Ret 18   Raul Boesel March-Ford 11 Spun Off 17  
DNQ 36   Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart    
DNQ 29   Brian Henton Arrows-Ford    
DNQ 35   Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart    
DNQ 14   Roberto Guerrero Ensign-Ford    
DNPQ[2] 32   Riccardo Paletti Osella-Ford        
Source:[3]

NotesEdit

  • Last race for Carlos Reutemann.
  • The first win in the Brazilian GP for Alain Prost, who recorded six wins in total in the Brazilian GP (1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1990).
  • First and only points: Manfred Winkelhock.
  • Many drivers suffered exhaustion because of the intensely hot weather, particularly Brabham drivers Nelson Piquet and Riccardo Patrese. Patrese was forced to retire from the race due to total exhaustion. Piquet, after having finished first in the race and then barely making it to the podium ceremony, fainted due to exhaustion.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fearnley, Paul (April 2012). "The Commodore 64, Compact Discs and F1 drivers on strike: welcome to 1982". Classic & Sports Car. Teddington, Middlesex, UK: Haymarket: 234. ISSN 0263-3183.
  2. ^ Lang, Mike (1992). Grand Prix! Vol 4. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 86. ISBN 0-85429-733-2.
  3. ^ "1982 Brazilian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Brazil 1982 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.


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