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1983 British Grand Prix

The 1983 British Grand Prix (formally the XXXVI Marlboro British Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held at Silverstone on 16 July 1983. It was the ninth race of the 1983 FIA Formula One World Championship. The 67-lap race was won by Renault driver Alain Prost after he started from third position. Nelson Piquet finished second for the Brabham team and Ferrari driver Patrick Tambay came in third.

1983 British Grand Prix
Race 9 of 15 in the 1983 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 16 July 1983
Official name XXXVI Marlboro British Grand Prix
Location Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, Great Britain
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.719 km (2.932 mi)
Distance 67 laps, 316.173 km (196.461 mi)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:09.462[1]
Fastest lap
Driver France Alain Prost Renault
Time 1:14.212[2] on lap 32
Podium
First Renault
Second Brabham-BMW
Third Ferrari

Contents

ReportEdit

QualifyingEdit

 
Nigel Mansell finished fourth in a Lotus 94T.

Qualifying saw the Ferraris fill the front row with René Arnoux beating Patrick Tambay by over 0.6 seconds. Arnoux was the first driver to ever lap Silverstone in under 1:10. Championship leader Alain Prost was third in his Renault, with Elio de Angelis in the Lotus alongside him on the second row. The two Brabhams made up the third row with Riccardo Patrese ahead of Nelson Piquet, while on the fourth row were Eddie Cheever in the second Renault and Manfred Winkelhock in the ATS. Completing the top ten were Andrea de Cesaris in the Alfa Romeo and Derek Warwick in the Toleman. Further down the grid, the Spirit team with its Honda turbo engine made an impressive debut as Stefan Johansson qualified 14th, ahead of both McLarens and just one place behind reigning World Champion Keke Rosberg in the Williams.

RaceEdit

At the start of the race, Tambay moved ahead of Arnoux, while de Angelis quickly retired with a turbo failure. Cheever's engine failed two laps later, while Johansson dropped out on lap 6 with fuel system problems. When Patrese's turbo gave up on lap 9, Piquet moved up to fourth behind the Ferraris and Prost, with de Cesaris up to fifth and Winkelhock sixth. Prost overtook Arnoux on lap 14, followed by Piquet five laps later. Then, on lap 20, Prost passed Tambay for the lead, with Piquet moving into second on lap 31. In the later stages of the race, Winkelhock's engine failed and de Cesaris dropped behind teammate Mauro Baldi, while Nigel Mansell, who had qualified only 18th in the second Lotus, made a charge through the field, passing Arnoux for fourth on lap 48. At the chequered flag, Prost was 19 seconds ahead of Piquet with Tambay, Mansell, Arnoux and Niki Lauda completing the top six.

In the Drivers' Championship, Prost doubled his lead over Piquet to six points, with Tambay two points further back. Renault moved into the outright lead of the Constructors' Championship, three points ahead of Ferrari.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 28   René Arnoux Ferrari 1:10.436 1:09.462
2 27   Patrick Tambay Ferrari 1:10.874 1:10.104 +0.642
3 15   Alain Prost Renault 1:10.170 1:10.808 +0.708
4 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:10.771 1:11.114 +1.309
5 6   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:11.246 1:10.881 +1.419
6 5   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:11.098 1:10.933 +1.471
7 16   Eddie Cheever Renault 1:11.055 1:11.520 +1.593
8 9   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 1:13.493 1:11.687 +2.225
9 22   Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 1:13.163 1:12.150 +2.688
10 35   Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 1:12.528 1:12.541 +3.066
11 23   Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 1:14.006 1:12.860 +3.398
12 36   Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 1:13.792 1:13.422 +3.960
13 1   Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 1:13.755 +4.293
14 40   Stefan Johansson Spirit-Honda 1:15.535 1:13.962 +4.500
15 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 1:14.267 1:15.118 +4.805
16 3   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 1:14.651 1:14.970 +5.189
17 30   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-Ford 1:14.964 1:15.686 +5.502
18 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 1:16.377 1:15.133 +5.671
19 29   Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 1:15.135 1:15.350 +5.673
20 2   Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 1:15.234 1:16.762 +5.772
21 33   Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 1:15.441 1:15.317 +5.855
22 26   Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 1:15.386 1:16.134 +5.924
23 4   Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 1:15.449 1:16.347 +5.987
24 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:15.609 1:16.091 +6.147
25 25   Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 1:15.383† 1:15.767 +6.305
26 32   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:17.162 1:16.544 +7.082
27 34   Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford 1:16.714 1:16.786 +7.252
28 31   Corrado Fabi Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:20.400 1:17.594 +8.132
29 17   Kenny Acheson RAM-Ford 1:19.267 1:18.103 +8.641
Source:[3]
  • † — Time disallowed.

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15   Alain Prost Renault 67 1:24:39.780 3 9
2 5   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 67 + 19.161 6 6
3 27   Patrick Tambay Ferrari 67 + 26.246 2 4
4 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 67 + 38.952 18 3
5 28   René Arnoux Ferrari 67 + 58.874 1 2
6 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 66 + 1 Lap 15 1
7 23   Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 66 + 1 Lap 11  
8 22   Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 66 + 1 Lap 9  
9 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 66 + 1 Lap 24  
10 25   Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 65 + 2 Laps 25  
11 1   Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 65 + 2 Laps 13  
12 2   Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 65 + 2 Laps 20  
13 3   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 65 + 2 Laps 16  
14 4   Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 65 + 2 Laps 23  
15 30   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-Ford 65 + 2 Laps 17  
16 33   Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 64 + 3 Laps 21  
17 29   Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 64 + 3 Laps 19  
Ret 9   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 49 Engine 8  
Ret 26   Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 48 Suspension 22  
Ret 32   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 46 Fuel System 26  
Ret 35   Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 27 Gearbox 10  
Ret 6   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 9 Turbo 5  
Ret 40   Stefan Johansson Spirit-Honda 5 Fuel System 14  
Ret 16   Eddie Cheever Renault 3 Engine 7  
Ret 36   Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 3 Turbo 12  
Ret 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1 Turbo 4  
DNQ 34   Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford    
DNQ 31   Corrado Fabi Osella-Alfa Romeo    
DNQ 17   Kenny Acheson RAM-Ford        
Source:[4]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lang, Mike (1992). Grand Prix! Vol 4. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 187. ISBN 0-85429-733-2.
  2. ^ Lang, Mike (1992). Grand Prix! Vol 4. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 190. ISBN 0-85429-733-2.
  3. ^ Hamilton, Maurice (ed.) (1983). AUTOCOURSE 1983–84. Hazleton Publishing Ltd. p. 174. ISBN 0-905138-25-2.
  4. ^ "1983 British Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.


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