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; 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
|Date||13 June 1982|
|Official name||XXI Grand Prix du Canada|
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)|
Overcast and chilly|
17 °C (63 °F)
|Time||1:28.323 on lap 66|
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.
|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||16||René Arnoux||Renault||28||Spun Off||2|
|Ret||26||Jacques Laffite||Ligier-Matra||8||Fuel System||19|
|Ret||23||Bruno Giacomelli||Alfa Romeo||1||Collision||5|
|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||19||Emilio de Villota||March-Ford|
Championship standings after the raceEdit
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- "Weather History for CYUL - June, 1982 - Sunday, June 13, 1982". Weather Underground. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
- Roebuck, Nigel. "Grand Prix Gold: 1982 Canadian GP". Autosport. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
- "1982 Canadian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
- "Canada 1982 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
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