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1983 Australian Grand Prix

The 1983 Australian Grand Prix was a race for Australian Formula 1 cars held at Calder Park Raceway on 13 November 1983.

1983 Australian Grand Prix
Race 6 of 6 in 1983 Australian Drivers' Championship
Race details
Date 13 November 1983
Official name XLVIII Australian Grand Prix
Location Calder Park Raceway, Melbourne, Victoria
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 1.609 km (1.000 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 160.9 km (100 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Ralt-Ford
Time 0'39.49
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Alan Jones Ralt-Ford
Time 0'39.54
Podium
First Ralt-Ford
Second Ralt-Ford
Third Ralt-Ford

It was the forty eighth Australian Grand Prix and the fourth to be held at Calder. The race was also the sixth and final round of the 1983 Australian Drivers' Championship. The title had already been secured by Alfredo Costanzo as he had been twenty points ahead of Andrew Miedecke after winning the previous event at Winton Raceway.

Brazilian driver Roberto Moreno won his second Australian Grand Prix in three years. Local Ralt RT4 driver John Smith finished second, with French Formula One driver Jacques Laffite finishing third.

As of the 2016 Australian Grand Prix, Smith's second placing was the last time an Australian driver has finished on the podium of the Australian Grand Prix. The best finish since by an Australian was Alfie Costanzo's fourth place in 1984 and Mark Webber finishing fourth in 2012. Daniel Ricciardo finished second on the road in the 2014 Australian Grand Prix but was disqualified post race for breaching the maximum fuel limit and using an unauthorised method of measuring fuel consumption.[1]

Contents

ClassificationEdit

Results as follows:[2]

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Car Qual Gap
1 19   Roberto Moreno Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.49
2 1   Alfredo Costanzo Tiga FA81 Ford 0:39.65 +0.16
3 71   John Smith Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.90 +0.41
4 27   Alan Jones Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.90 +0.41
5 9   Paul Radisich Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.97 +0.48
6 15   Jacques Laffite Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.07 +0.58
7 10   Allen Berg Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.07 +0.58
8 5   Geoff Brabham Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.13 +0.64
9 25   Peter Macrow Cheetah Mk.8 Ford 0:40.20 +0.71
10 4   John Bowe Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.23 +0.74
11 2   Andrew Miedecke Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.53 +1.04
12 22   Peter Hopwood Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.67 +1.18
13 12   Doug MacArthur Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.67 +1.18
14 8 [3]   Josele Garza Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.71 +1.22
15 64   Phillip Revell Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.84 +1.36
16 17   Brett Riley Dart 83M Ford 0:40.86 +1.38
17 14   David Oxton Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.87 +1.39
18 7   Peter Williamson Toleman TG860 Toyota 0:41.00 +1.51
19 74   Chris Hocking Cheetah Mk.8 Ford 0:41.36 +1.87
20 68   Ian Bland Kaditcha FA83A Ford 0:41.53 +2.04
21 3   Charlie O'Brien Ralt RT4 Ford 0:41.77 +2.28
22 78   Brian Sampson Cheetah Mk.8 Ford 0:41.90 +2.41
23 13   Brett Fisher Liston BF2 Ford 0:42.24 +2.75
24 16   Bob Creasy Ralt RT4 Ford 0:42.76 +3.27

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Car Entrant [4] Laps Time
1 19   Roberto Moreno Ralt RT4 Ford Goold Motorsport 100 1h 07m 25.29s
2 71   John Smith Ralt RT4 Ford J Smith 100 1h 07m 38.39s
3 15   Jacques Laffite Ralt RT4 Ford Melbourne International Raceway 100 1h 07m 38.55s
4 5   Geoff Brabham Ralt RT4 Ford Melbourne International Raceway 100 1h 07m 52.06s
5 27   Alan Jones Ralt RT4 Ford Goold Motorsport 100 1h 07m 58.79s
6 3   Charlie O'Brien Ralt RT4 Ford C O'Brien 98
7 9   Paul Radisich Ralt RT4 Ford Watson Motor Racing 97
8 8 [3]   Josele Garza Ralt RT4 Ford Watson Motor Racing [3] 97
9 25   Peter Macrow Cheetah Mk.8 Ford P Macrow 97
10 14   David Oxton Ralt RT4 Ford Re-Car Racing 97
11 10   Allen Berg Ralt RT4 Ford Graeme Lawrence Racing 97
12 7   Peter Williamson Toleman TG860 Toyota P Williamson 97
13 4   John Bowe Ralt RT4 Ford Chris Leach Enterprises 95
14 78   Brian Sampson Cheetah Mk.8 Ford Speco Thomas 95
15 16   Bob Creasy Ralt RT4 Ford RW Creasy 91
16 68   Ian Bland Kaditcha FA83A Ford Kaditcha Racing Team 77
Ret 22   Peter Hopwood Ralt RT4 Ford S Webb 84 fuel pickup
Ret 2   Andrew Miedecke Ralt RT4 Ford A Miedecke 64 rotor
Ret 13   Brett Fisher Liston BF2 Ford P Liston 51 half shaft
Ret 17   Brett Riley Dart 83M Ford Dart Racing 33 gear linkage
Ret 64   Phillip Revell Ralt RT4 Ford A Revell 27 gear selection
Ret 1   Alfredo Costanzo Tiga FA81 Ford Porsche Cars Austtralia Pty Ltd 25 diff
Ret 12   Doug MacArthur Ralt RT4 Ford DM MacArthur 0 half shaft
DNS 74   Chris Hocking Cheetah Mk.8 Ford C Hocking engine
DNS 20   Mike Rosen Ralt RT4 Ford Garvin Brown Racing accident

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo disqualified from the results of the Australian GP". Skysports F1. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  2. ^ Wilson, Stewart (1986). "1983". In Howard, Graham. The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. pp. 466–473. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5.
  3. ^ a b c The race program includes a No 8 Ralt RT4 entry for Graham Watson Racing with the driver listed as "TBA"; the official 50-race history states that Josele Garza drove a Graham Watson-entered RT4
  4. ^ Program, John Sands Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne International Raceway, 12th and 13th November 1983
Preceded by
1982 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix
1983
Succeeded by
1984 Australian Grand Prix