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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 FIA 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 young Italian driver Riccardo Paletti, in only his second F1 race start. At the start of the race Didier Pironi, on pole position, stalled his Ferrari. Most of the other cars were able to avoid Pironi, but Paletti, starting from 23rd in his Osella, ran straight into the back of the Ferrari at around 110 mph (180 km/h). Paletti was knocked unconscious and was trapped in the wreckage of his car, which caught fire as Pironi and rescue workers tried to free him. He was eventually airlifted to hospital, where he died of internal injuries some two hours later. 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

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 18  
Ret 32   Riccardo Paletti Osella-Ford 0 Fatal Accident 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:[3]

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. ^ "1982 Canadian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.


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