1982 Canadian Grand Prix

The 1982 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on 13 June 1982. It was the eighth race of the 1982 Formula One World Championship. This was the first Canadian Grand Prix to be held in June, the organisers having moved the race from the autumn to allow for warmer weather;[2] it has been held in June ever since.

1982 Canadian Grand Prix
Race 8 of 16 in the 1982 Formula One World Championship
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Race details
Date 13 June 1982
Official name XXI Grand Prix du Canada
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Course Temporary street circuit
Course length 4.410 km (2.740 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 308.700 km (191.817 mi)
Weather Overcast and chilly
17 °C (63 °F)[1]
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:27.509
Fastest lap
Driver France Didier Pironi Ferrari
Time 1:28.323 on lap 66
Podium
First Brabham-BMW
Second Brabham-Ford
Third McLaren-Ford

The 70-lap race was won by Nelson Piquet, driving a Brabham-BMW. It was the first Formula One victory for a BMW-engined car, but the only victory of the season for defending Drivers' Champion Piquet. Team-mate Riccardo Patrese finished second in an older Brabham-Ford, with John Watson third in a McLaren-Ford.

The race was marred by the death of Italian driver Riccardo Paletti, in only his second F1 race start. At the start, the lights took an unusually long time to turn to green. During this time, Didier Pironi, who had the pole position, stalled the engine of his Ferrari. Pironi lifted his hand to signal the problem just as the lights switched to green, which was too late to abort the start. The other cars swerved across the track, trying to squeeze past Pironi's stationary car.[3] Raul Boesel just clipped the back left of the Ferrari, spinning his March into the path of Eliseo Salazar and Jochen Mass. Salazar, Boesel and Mass suffered minor impacts but it looked as if everyone had passed the Ferrari without serious consequences.[4] However, Paletti could not react in time and slammed into the rear of the stranded Ferrari at 180 km/h (around 110 mph), catapulting it into the path of Geoff Lees. The Osella's nose was crushed in severely.

Due to the force of the severe impact, Paletti sustained heavy chest injuries and was lying unconscious in his car, wedged against the steering wheel. Didier Pironi and Sid Watkins, the FIA's head doctor, were on the scene to stabilise and assist Paletti. As Watkins climbed over the wreckage of the Osella, the petrol from the fuel tank ignited, enveloping the car in a wall of fire. When the fire was finally put out, the injured Paletti was without a pulse. It took the rescue workers 25 minutes to cut him out safely from his wrecked car, as the sparks caused by the cutting equipment threatened to re-ignite the petrol on the track. He was flown by a medical helicopter to the Royal Victoria Hospital, where he died soon after arriving. His mother was watching from the stands, where they were to celebrate his 24th birthday later that week. Paletti suffered a torn aorta as well as fractures to both legs.[5] According to track doctor Dr. Jacques Bouchard his pupils were already dilated when medical personnel arrived and that the extended extraction time made no difference to his chances of survival.[6] Paletti was the last driver to be killed during a Formula One race weekend until Roland Ratzenberger at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, and the last to die in a Formula One car until Elio de Angelis lost his life while testing for Brabham at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France in 1986.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 28   Didier Pironi Ferrari 1:31.332 1:27.509
2 16   René Arnoux Renault 1:31.494 1:27.895 +0.386
3 15   Alain Prost Renault 1:32.258 1:28.563 +1.054
4 1   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:32.105 1:28.663 +1.154
5 23   Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 1:33.136 1:28.740 +1.231
6 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:35.027 1:28.822 +1.313
7 6   Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 1:30.963 1:28.874 +1.365
8 2   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-Ford 1:31.343 1:28.999 +1.490
9 22   Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 1:30.286 1:29.183 +1.674
10 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 1:33.242 1:29.228 +1.719
11 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 1:32.246 1:29.544 +2.035
12 25   Eddie Cheever Ligier-Matra 1:32.969 1:29.590 +2.081
13 5   Derek Daly Williams-Ford 1:31.757 1:29.883 +2.374
14 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 1:33.023 1:30.048 +2.539
15 3   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 1:32.792 1:30.146 +2.637
16 29   Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 1:36.428 1:30.518 +3.090
17 30   Mauro Baldi Arrows-Ford 1:38.956 1:30.599 +3.009
18 31   Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella-Ford 1:41.588 1:30.717 +3.208
19 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 1:33.664 1:30.946 +3.437
20 14   Roberto Guerrero Ensign-Ford 1:36.524 1:31.235 +3.726
21 18   Raul Boesel March-Ford 1:35.573 1:31.759 +4.250
22 17   Jochen Mass March-Ford 1:33.756 1:31.861 +4.352
23 32   Riccardo Paletti Osella-Ford 1:41.020 1:31.901 +4.392
24 10   Eliseo Salazar ATS-Ford 1:39.542 1:32.203 +4.694
25 33   Geoff Lees Theodore-Ford 1:36.359 1:32.205 +4.696
26 4   Brian Henton Tyrrell-Ford 1:39.211 1:32.325 +4.816
27 9   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-Ford no time 1:32.359 +4.850
28 19   Emilio de Villota March-Ford 1:37.409 1:34.045 +6.536
29 20   Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford 1:37.678 1:42.730 +10.169

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 70 1:46:39.577 4 9
2 2   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-Ford 70 + 13.799 8 6
3 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 70 + 1:01.836 6 4
4 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 69 + 1 Lap 10 3
5 29   Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 69 + 1 Lap 16 2
6 22   Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 68 Out of Fuel 9 1
7 5   Derek Daly Williams-Ford 68 Out of Fuel 13  
8 30   Mauro Baldi Arrows-Ford 68 + 2 Laps 17  
9 28   Didier Pironi Ferrari 67 + 3 Laps 1  
10 25   Eddie Cheever Ligier-Matra 66 Out of Fuel 12  
11 17   Jochen Mass March-Ford 66 + 4 Laps 22  
NC 4   Brian Henton Tyrrell-Ford 59 + 11 Laps 26  
Ret 6   Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 52 Gearbox 7  
Ret 18   Raul Boesel March-Ford 47 Engine 21  
Ret 3   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 41 Engine 15  
Ret 15   Alain Prost Renault 30 Engine 3  
Ret 16   René Arnoux Renault 28 Spun Off 2  
Ret 10   Eliseo Salazar ATS-Ford 20 Engine 24  
Ret 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 17 Clutch 11  
Ret 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 8 Fuel System 19  
Ret 14   Roberto Guerrero Ensign-Ford 2 Clutch 20  
Ret 23   Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 1 Collision 5  
Ret 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 1 Collision 14  
Ret 31   Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella-Ford 0 Withdrew after teammate's fatal collision 18  
Ret 32   Riccardo Paletti Osella-Ford 0 Fatal Collision on first start 23  
Ret 33   Geoff Lees Theodore-Ford 0 Collision on first start 25  
DNQ 9   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-Ford    
DNQ 19   Emilio de Villota March-Ford    
DNQ 20   Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford        
Source:[7]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weather History for CYUL - June, 1982 - Sunday, June 13, 1982". Weather Underground. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ Roebuck, Nigel. "Grand Prix Gold: 1982 Canadian GP". Autosport. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Riccardo Paletti". Racer.com. Retrieved June 13, 2012.
  4. ^ "Riccardo Paletti Profile". grandprix.com.
  5. ^ "Paletti Died Within Minutes of Crash". Syracuse Post-Standard. UPI. 1982-06-15. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |1= (help)
  6. ^ "Paletti Died Within Minutes of Crash". Syracuse Post-Standard. UPI. 1982-06-15. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |1= (help)
  7. ^ "1982 Canadian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Canada 1982 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 March 2019.


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