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The 1983 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Spa-Francorchamps on 22 May 1983. It was the first Belgian Grand Prix to be held at Spa since 1970 and the first on the modern Spa circuit, and was also the sixth race of the 1983 FIA Formula One World Championship.

1983 Belgian Grand Prix
Race 6 of 15 in the 1983 Formula One World Championship
Belgian Grand Prix Spa.png
Race details
Date 22 May 1983
Official name XL Grote Prijs van Belgie
Location Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Spa, Belgium
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 7.004 km (4.352 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 280.16 km (174.08 mi)
Pole position
Driver Renault
Time 2:04.615
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo
Time 2:07.493 on lap 17
Podium
First Renault
Second Ferrari
Third Renault

The 40-lap race was won from pole position by Alain Prost, driving a factory Renault. Patrick Tambay finished second in a Ferrari, with Eddie Cheever third in the other Renault. The race marked the debut of local driver and future race winner Thierry Boutsen.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 15   Alain Prost Renault 2:04.615 2:34.212
2 27   Patrick Tambay Ferrari 2:04.626 2:35.036 +0.011
3 22   Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 2:04.840 26:06.800 +0.225
4 5   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 2:05.628 3:01.465 +1.013
5 28   René Arnoux Ferrari 2:05.737 2:30.961 +1.122
6 6   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 2:06.137 3:01.358 +1.522
7 9   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 2:06.264 2:44.663 +1.649
8 16   Eddie Cheever Renault 2:07.294 2:25.700 +2.679
9 1   Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 2:07.975 2:30.151 +3.360
10 29   Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 2:08.587 2:35.016 +3.972
11 2   Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 2:09.153 3:20.872 +4.538
12 23   Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 2:09.225 18:49.960 +4.610
13 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 2:09.310 2:30.478 +4.695
14 33   Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 2:09.322 2:31.077 +4.707
15 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 2:09.475 3:00.356 +4.860
16 36   Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 2:09.706 2:35.556 +5.091
17 3   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 2:09.739 2:31.533 +5.124
18 30   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-Ford 2:09.876 2:35.832 +5.261
19 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 2:09.924 no time +5.309
20 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 2:10.318 no time +5.703
21 25   Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 2:11.354 2:49.311 +6.739
22 35   Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 2:11.474 2:30.477 +6.859
23 4   Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 2:11.683 2:38.284 +7.068
24 31   Corrado Fabi Osella-Ford 2:11.734 2:41.895 +7.119
25 34   Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford 2:11.860 2:43.780 +7.245
26 26   Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 2:12.310 2:34.659 +7.695
27 32   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 2:13.738 no time +9.123
28 17   Eliseo Salazar RAM-Ford 2:18.696 no time +14.081
Source: [1][2][3][4]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15   Alain Prost Renault 40 1:27:11.502 1 9
2 27   Patrick Tambay Ferrari 40 + 23.182 2 6
3 16   Eddie Cheever Renault 40 + 39.869 8 4
4 5   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 40 + 42.295 4 3
5 1   Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 40 + 50.480 9 2
6 2   Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 40 + 1:33.107 11 1
7 35   Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 40 + 1:58.539 22  
8 36   Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 40 + 2:38.273 16  
9 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 39 + 1 Lap 13  
10 34   Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 25  
11 29   Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 39 + 1 lap 10  
12 4   Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 23  
13 26   Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 26  
14 3   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 38 + 2 Laps 17  
Ret 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 33 Gearbox 15  
Ret 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 30 Gearbox 19  
Ret 22   Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 25 Injection 3  
Ret 33   Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 23 Engine 14  
Ret 28   René Arnoux Ferrari 22 Engine 5  
Ret 31   Corrado Fabi Osella-Ford 19 Wheel 24  
Ret 9   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 18 Wheel[5] 7  
Ret 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 8 Collision 20  
Ret 25   Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 8 Collision 21  
Ret 30   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-Ford 4 Suspension 18  
Ret 23   Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 3 Throttle 12  
Ret 6   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 0 Engine 6  
DNQ 32   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo    
DNQ 17   Eliseo Salazar RAM-Ford        
Source: [6]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix of Belgium - QUALIFYING 1". formula1.com. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Grand Prix of Belgium - QUALIFYING 2". formula1.com. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Grand Prix of Belgium - OVERALL QUALIFYING". formula1.com. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  4. ^ Hamilton, Maurice, ed. (1983). AUTOCOURSE 1983–84. Hazleton Publishing Ltd. p. 146. ISBN 0-905138-25-2.
  5. ^ In the downhill section, the rear right wheel came off, flying over the fence video
  6. ^ "1983 Belgian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Belgium 1983 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 12 March 2019.


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