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1983 Brazilian Grand Prix

The 1983 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Jacarepaguá on 13 March 1983. It was the first round of the 1983 Formula One season.

1983 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race 1 of 15 in the 1983 Formula One World Championship
Circuit Jacarepagua.png
Race details
Date 13 March 1983
Official name X Grande Prêmio do Brasil
Location Jacarepaguá Circuit
Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.031 km (3.126 mi)
Distance 63 laps, 316.953 km (196.945 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Williams-Ford
Time 1:34.526
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW
Time 1:39.829 on lap 4
Podium
First Brabham-BMW
Second
  • Not awarded
(see Notes)
Third McLaren-Ford

QualifyingEdit

Andrea de Cesaris was excluded after failing to stop for a weight check during Saturday qualifying.

Keke Rosberg's pole position was the last for the Cosworth DFV engine, and the last for a car with a naturally aspirated engine until turbos were banned in 1989. It was also the last pole position for Cosworth until 1993.

RaceEdit

Elio de Angelis qualified for the race in his Renault turbo-powered Lotus 93T, but switched to the team's spare car, a Cosworth DFV-powered Lotus 92, when the Renault unit failed on the warm-up lap. This was deemed illegal and so he was disqualified.[1]

Rosberg was disqualified for a push start in the pits, after his car momentarily caught fire during refueling. It was the second consecutive Brazilian Grand Prix in which Rosberg was disqualified from second place. Curiously, the drivers finishing behind him were not promoted, so the six points for second place were officially not awarded.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 1   Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 1:34.526 1:35.226
2 15   Alain Prost Renault 1:34.672 1:34.873 +0.146
3 27   Patrick Tambay Ferrari 1:34.993 1:34.758 +0.232
4 5   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:35.815 1:35.114 +0.588
5 35   Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 1:35.206 16:44.720 +0.680
6 28   René Arnoux Ferrari 1:36.390 1:35.547 +1.021
7 6   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:35.958 1:36.827 +1.432
8 16   Eddie Cheever Renault 1:37.005 1:36.051 +1.525
9 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 1:36.054 1:36.900 +1.528
10 23   Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 1:36.126 1:36.652 +1.600
11 3   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 1:38.747 1:36.291 +1.765
12 25   Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 1:38.828 1:36.392 +1.866
13 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:40.056 1:36.454 +1.928
14 33   Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 1:37.237 1:36.694 +2.168
15 36   Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 1:36.747 26:16.700 +2.221
16 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:37.844 1:36.977 +2.451
17 26   Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 1:38.741 1:37.729 +3.203
18 2   Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 1:38.234 1:38.725 +3.708
19 34   Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford 1:38.378 1:39.178 +3.852
20 29   Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 1:40.255 1:38.488 +3.962
21 4   Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 1:39.697 1:38.686 +4.160
22 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 1:42.098 1:39.154 +4.628
23 30   Chico Serra Arrows-Ford 1:41.472 1:39.965 +5.439
24 31   Corrado Fabi Osella-Ford 1:41.316 1:40.309 +5.783
25 9   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 1:42.292 1:41.153 +6.627
26 17   Eliseo Salazar RAM-Ford 1:44.357 1:41.478 +6.952
27 32   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford 1:46.964 1:42.267 +7.741
EX† 22   Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo
Source: [2][3][4][5]
  • † — time disallowed, driver excluded.

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 63 1:48:27.731 4 9
2 Not awarded (see above)
3 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 63 + 51.883 9 4
4 2   Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 63 + 1:13.951 18 3
5 27   Patrick Tambay Ferrari 63 + 1:18.117 3 2
6 29   Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 63 + 1:18.207 20 1
7 15   Alain Prost Renault 62 + 1 Lap 2  
8 35   Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 62 + 1 Lap 5  
9 30   Chico Serra Arrows-Ford 62 + 1 Lap 23  
10 28   René Arnoux Ferrari 62 + 1 Lap 6  
11 4   Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 62 + 1 Lap 21  
12 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 61 + 2 Laps 22  
13 34   Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford 60 + 3 Laps 19  
14 17   Eliseo Salazar RAM-Ford 59 + 4 Laps 26  
15 9   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 59 + 4 Laps 25  
DSQ 1   Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 63 Push Start in Pits 1  
DSQ 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford[1] 60 Illegal Car Change 13  
NC 33   Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 53 + 10 Laps 14  
Ret 16   Eddie Cheever Renault 41 Brakes 8  
Ret 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 34 Engine 16  
Ret 26   Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 25 Engine 17  
Ret 23   Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 23 Collision 10  
Ret 25   Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 22 Suspension 12  
Ret 6   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 19 Exhaust 7  
Ret 31   Corrado Fabi Osella-Ford 17 Engine 24  
Ret 36   Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 16 Spun Off 15  
Ret 3   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 7 Engine 11  
DNQ 32   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford        
EX 22   Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo   Missed Weight Check  
Source: [6]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lang, Mike (1992). Grand Prix! Vol 4. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 157. ISBN 0-85429-733-2.
  2. ^ "Brazilian Grand Prix 1983 - QUALIFYING 1". formula1.com. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Brazilian Grand Prix 1983 - QUALIFYING 2". formula1.com. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Brazilian Grand Prix 1983 - OVERALL QUALIFYING". formula1.com. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  5. ^ Hamilton, Maurice, ed. (1983). AUTOCOURSE 1983–84. Hazleton Publishing Ltd. p. 94. ISBN 0-905138-25-2.
  6. ^ "1983 Brazilian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Brazil 1983 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.


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