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1982 German Grand Prix

The 1982 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Hockenheimring on 8 August 1982. It was won by Patrick Tambay for Scuderia Ferrari.

1982 German Grand Prix
Race 12 of 16 in the 1982 Formula One World Championship
Circuit Hockenheimring-1982.svg
Race details
Date 8 August 1982
Official name XLIV Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, West Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 6.797 km (4.223 mi)
Distance 45 laps, 299.068 km (185.832 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:47.947
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW
Time 1:54.035 on lap 7
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Renault
Third Williams-Ford

Race reportEdit

Hockenheim had been modified from the year before, with the first chicane being made slower and another chicane added to slow cars through the very fast Ostkurve. Didier Pironi set the fastest practice time, but was seriously injured in qualifying for this Grand Prix and never raced in Formula One again. With the track wet thanks to persistent showers, Pironi was on a quick lap when his Ferrari hit the back of Alain Prost's slow moving Renault at high speed, vaulting over the top of it before landing tail-first and cartwheeling to a stop in eerie similarity to Gilles Villeneuve's fatal accident earlier in the season. Pironi survived but suffered severe leg injuries that sidelined him for the rest of the year. He never managed to return to Formula One before his death in 1987. Pironi's accident also had a profound effect on Prost who never forgot the sight of the Ferrari flying over his car, the crash firming his views on the danger of driving Formula One cars in the wet, where visibility was virtually zero when following behind another car.

Thanks to Hockenheim's long straights, the turbocharged cars were overwhelmingly dominant in qualifying. Not only did turbocharged cars take up the first 6 grid positions, but the utmost proof of this was the slowest turbo qualifier Riccardo Patrese, placing 6th in a Brabham-BMW, was 2.9 seconds faster than the fastest non-turbo qualifier, Michele Alboreto in 7th driving a Ford-Cosworth powered Tyrrell.

Since Ferrari never withdrew the injured Pironi, pole position was left empty at the start. Nelson Piquet led the race, but collided with Eliseo Salazar while lapping him at the new Ostkurve chicane. After the two cars came to a stop, an irate Piquet quickly climbed out of his Brabham, approached Salazar, and then punched and kicked Salazar in a rage, which continued for some time after the collision. It was later revealed that Piquet's BMW engine was suffering from mechanical issues and would have blown up anyway had he and Salazar not crashed. Patrick Tambay, driving the lone Ferrari, won his first Formula One race.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 28   Didier Pironi Ferrari 1:47.947
2 15   Alain Prost Renault 1:48.890 +0.943
3 16   René Arnoux Renault 1:49.256 +1.309
4 1   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:49.415 +1.468
5 27   Patrick Tambay Ferrari 1:49.570 +1.623
6 2   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:49.760 +1.813
7 3   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 1:52.625 +4.678
8 22   Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 1:52.786 +4.839
9 6   Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 1:52.892 +4.945
10 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:53.073 +5.126
11 23   Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 1:53.887 +5.940
12 25   Eddie Cheever Ligier-Matra 1:54.211 +6.264
13 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 1:54.476 +6.529
14 35   Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 1:54.594 +6.647
15 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 1:54.982 +7.035
16 9   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-Ford 1:55.223 +7.276
17 4   Brian Henton Tyrrell-Ford 1:55.474 +7.527
18 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 1:55.866 +7.919
19 5   Derek Daly Williams-Ford 1:55.876 +7.929
20 31   Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella-Ford 1:56.250 +8.303
21 14   Roberto Guerrero Ensign-Ford 1:56.489 +8.542
22 10   Eliseo Salazar ATS-Ford 1:56.537 +8.590
23 30   Mauro Baldi Arrows-Ford 1:56.680 +8.733
24 18   Raul Boesel March-Ford 1:57.245 +9.298
25 20   Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford 1:57.337 +9.390
26 29   Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 1:57.402 +9.455
27 33   Tommy Byrne Theodore-Ford 1:59.007 +11.060
28 17   Rupert Keegan March-Ford 1:59.951 +12.004
29 36   Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart No time
WD 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 1:52.683 +4.736

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27   Patrick Tambay Ferrari 45 1:27:25.178 5 9
2 16   René Arnoux Renault 45 + 16.379 3 6
3 6   Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 44 + 1 Lap 9 4
4 3   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 44 + 1 Lap 7 3
5 23   Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 44 + 1 Lap 11 2
6 29   Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 44 + 1 Lap 26 1
7 4   Brian Henton Tyrrell-Ford 44 + 1 Lap 17
8 14   Roberto Guerrero Ensign-Ford 44 + 1 Lap 21
9 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 43 + 2 Laps 18
10 35   Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 43 + 2 Laps 14
11 20   Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford 43 + 2 Laps 25
Ret 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 36 Spun Off 10
Ret 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 36 Handling 15
Ret 5   Derek Daly Williams-Ford 25 Engine 19
Ret 18   Raul Boesel March-Ford 22 Tyre 24
Ret 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 21 Handling 13
Ret 1   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 18 Collision 4
Ret 10   Eliseo Salazar ATS-Ford 17 Collision 22
Ret 15   Alain Prost Renault 14 Injection 2
Ret 2   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 13 Engine 6
Ret 22   Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 9 Gearbox 8
Ret 25   Eddie Cheever Ligier-Matra 8 Fuel System 12
Ret 30   Mauro Baldi Arrows-Ford 6 Fuel System 23
Ret 31   Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella-Ford 3 Steering 20
Ret 9   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-Ford 3 Clutch 16
DNS 28   Didier Pironi Ferrari 0 Practice Accident 1
DNS 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 0 Withdrew
DNQ 33   Tommy Byrne Theodore-Ford
DNQ 17   Rupert Keegan March-Ford
DNQ 36   Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart
Source:[1]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1982 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Germany 1982 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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