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The 1983 Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Österreichring on 14 August 1983. It was the eleventh race of the 1983 FIA Formula One World Championship.

1983 Austrian Grand Prix
Race 11 of 15 in the 1983 Formula One World Championship
The Österreichring (last modified in 1977)
The Österreichring (last modified in 1977)
Race details
Date 14 August 1983
Official name XVI Holiday Großer Preis von Osterreich
Location Österreichring
Spielberg, Styria, Austria
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.942 km (3.692 mi)
Distance 53 laps, 314.926 km (195.686 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:29.871
Fastest lap
Driver France Alain Prost Renault
Time 1:33.961 on lap 20
Podium
First Renault
Second Ferrari
Third Brabham-BMW

The 53-lap race was won by Alain Prost, driving a factory Renault, with Drivers' Championship rivals René Arnoux and Nelson Piquet second and third in a Ferrari and a Brabham-BMW respectively. With the win, Prost extended his lead in the Drivers' Championship to 14 points with four races remaining. However, this would turn out to be the final victory for the original factory Renault team.

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ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 27   Patrick Tambay Ferrari 1:30.358 1:29.871
2 28   René Arnoux Ferrari 1:29.995 1:29.935 +0.064
3 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 1:31.263 1:30.457 +0.586
4 5   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:31.912 1:30.566 +0.695
5 15   Alain Prost Renault 1:30.841 1:32.187 +0.970
6 6   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:31.770 1:31.440 +1.569
7 36   Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 1:33.333 1:31.693 +1.822
8 16   Eddie Cheever Renault 1:31.695 1:31.962 +1.824
9 23   Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 1:31.802 1:31.769 +1.898
10 35   Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 1:32.888 1:31.962 +2.091
11 22   Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 1:32.359 1:32.720 +2.488
12 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:34.818 1:32.451 +2.580
13 9   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 1:33.754 1:33.211 +3.340
14 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 1:34.518 1:36.604 +4.647
15 1   Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 1:36.136 1:35.380 +5.509
16 40   Stefan Johansson Spirit-Honda 1:40.330 1:35.892 +6.021
17 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:36.059 1:36.141 +6.188
18 3   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 1:36.347 1:36.079 +6.208
19 30   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-Ford 1:37.253 1:36.357 +6.486
20 25   Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 1:36.435 1:36.437 +6.564
21 33   Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 1:36.918 1:36.532 +6.661
22 29   Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 1:37.175 1:36.619 +6.748
23 4   Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 1:37.858 1:36.772 +6.901
24 2   Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 1:37.546 1:37.017 +7.146
25 32   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:38.455 1:37.117 +7.246
26 31   Corrado Fabi Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:37.650 1:37.217 +7.346
27 26   Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 1:37.400 1:37.554 +7.529
28 34   Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford 1:37.677 1:37.497 +7.626
29 17   Kenny Acheson RAM-Ford 1:38.974 1:39.138 +9.103
Source: [1]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15   Alain Prost Renault 53 1:24:32.745 5 9
2 28   René Arnoux Ferrari 53 + 6.835 2 6
3 5   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 53 + 27.659 4 4
4 16   Eddie Cheever Renault 53 + 28.395 8 3
5 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 52 + 1 Lap 3 2
6 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 51 + 2 Laps 14 1
7 25   Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 51 + 2 Laps 20  
8 1   Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 51 + 2 Laps 15  
9 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 51 + 2 Laps 17  
10 31   Corrado Fabi Osella-Alfa Romeo 50 + 3 Laps 26  
11 32   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 49 + 4 Laps 25  
12 40   Stefan Johansson Spirit-Honda 48 + 5 Laps 16  
13 30   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-Ford 48 + 5 Laps 19  
Ret 9   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 33 Water Leak 13  
Ret 22   Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 31 Out of Fuel 11  
Ret 27   Patrick Tambay Ferrari 30 Ignition 1  
Ret 6   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 29 Engine 6  
Ret 33   Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 25 Gearbox 21  
Ret 2   Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 21 Vibrations 24  
Ret 23   Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 13 Oil Leak 9  
Ret 3   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 8 Collision 18  
Ret 35   Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 2 Turbo 10  
Ret 36   Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 1 Radiator 7  
Ret 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 0 Collision 12  
Ret 29   Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 0 Collision 22  
Ret 4   Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 0 Collision 23  
DNQ 26   Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford        
DNQ 34   Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford        
DNQ 17   Kenny Acheson RAM-Ford        
Source: [2]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hamilton, Maurice, ed. (1983). AUTOCOURSE 1983–84. Hazleton Publishing Ltd. p. 190. ISBN 0-905138-25-2.
  2. ^ "1983 Austrian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Austria 1983 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 7 March 2019.


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