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The 1982 South African Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Kyalami on 23 January 1982. It was the first race of the 1982 FIA Formula One World Championship.

1982 South African Grand Prix
Race 1 of 16 in the 1982 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 23 January 1982
Location Kyalami
Transvaal Province, South Africa
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.104 km (2.55 mi)
Distance 77 laps, 316.008 km (196.358 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Renault
Time 1:06.351
Fastest lap
Driver France Alain Prost Renault
Time 1:08.278 on lap 49
Podium
First Renault
Second Williams-Ford
Third Renault

The prelude to the race was notable for a strike action by the Grand Prix Drivers' Association, led by Niki Lauda and Didier Pironi, in protest at the new superlicence conditions imposed by FISA, which would have tied the drivers to a single team for up to three years. A late compromise was reached and the race went ahead. The drivers were subsequently fined between US$5,000 and US$10,000 and handed suspended race bans; however, the FIA Court of Appeal later reduced the penalties and criticised FISA's handling of the dispute.[1]

Turbocharged cars took the first six positions on the grid. Despite Alain Prost suffering a puncture while leading, he was able to recover to win the race. Lauda, in his first race after two years out of F1, finished fourth.

Contents

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15   Alain Prost Renault 77 1:32:08.401 5 9
2 5   Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 77 + 14.946 8 6
3 16   René Arnoux Renault 77 + 27.900 1 4
4 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 77 + 32.113 13 3
5 6   Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 77 + 43.139 7 2
6 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 77 + 50.993 9 1
7 3   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 76 + 1 Lap 10  
8 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 76 + 1 Lap 15  
9 10   Eliseo Salazar ATS-Ford 75 + 2 Laps 12  
10 9   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-Ford 75 + 2 Laps 20  
11 23   Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 74 + 3 Laps 19  
12 17   Jochen Mass March-Ford 74 + 3 Laps 22  
13 22   Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 73 + 4 Laps 16  
14 33   Derek Daly Theodore-Ford 73 + 4 Laps 24  
15 18   Raul Boesel March-Ford 72 + 5 Laps 21  
16 4   Slim Borgudd Tyrrell-Ford 72 + 5 Laps 23  
17 20   Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford 72 + 5 Laps 25  
18 28   Didier Pironi Ferrari 71 + 6 Laps 6  
Ret 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 54 Fuel System 11  
Ret 35   Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 43 Accident 14  
Ret 2   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 18 Turbo 4  
Ret 25   Eddie Cheever Ligier-Matra 11 Fuel System 17  
Ret 27   Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 6 Turbo 3  
Ret 1   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 3 Spun Off 2  
Ret 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 0 Electrical 18  
Ret 31   Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella-Ford 0 Collision 26  
DNQ 30   Mauro Baldi Arrows-Ford    
DNQ 32   Riccardo Paletti Osella-Ford    
DNQ 29   Brian Henton Arrows-Ford    
DNQ 36   Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart        
DNQ 14   Roberto Guerrero Ensign-Ford    
Source:[2]

NotesEdit

  • To date, this is the last time a Grand Prix has been held in January.
  • Last podium for an Argentine driver to date.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1982 South African Grand Prix flashback". F1 Fanatic. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  2. ^ "1982 South African Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "South Africa 1982 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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