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1983 Dutch Grand Prix

The 1983 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Zandvoort on 28 August 1983. It was the twelfth race of the 1983 FIA Formula One World Championship.

1983 Dutch Grand Prix
Race 12 of 15 in the 1983 Formula One World Championship
The Zandvoort Circuit (1980–1989)
The Zandvoort Circuit (1980–1989)
Race details
Date 28 August 1983
Official name XXVII Grote Prijs van Nederland
Location Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.252 km (2.642 mi)
Distance 72 laps, 306.144 km (190.229 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Brabham-BMW
Time 1:15.630
Fastest lap
Driver France René Arnoux Ferrari
Time 1:19.863 on lap 33
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third McLaren-Ford

The 72-lap race was won by René Arnoux, driving a Ferrari, with team-mate Patrick Tambay second and John Watson third in a McLaren-Ford. Alain Prost and Nelson Piquet collided midway through the race while challenging for the lead, allowing Arnoux to move into second in the Drivers' Championship, eight points behind Prost. However, this would turn out to be Arnoux's last Formula One victory.

Derek Warwick finished fourth to score his and the Toleman team's first points. Mauro Baldi in the Alfa Romeo and Michele Alboreto in the Tyrrell completed the top six.

The race saw McLaren debut the new Porsche-built TAG turbo engine. Niki Lauda drove the TAG-powered MP4/1E car, while Watson continued with the Ford-powered MP4/1C. However, Lauda could only qualify 19th, four places behind Watson, and retired on lap 26 with a brake failure. Watson's third place was the last time a car with a naturally aspirated engine would legally finish on a Formula One podium until the 1988 Canadian Grand Prix.

René Arnoux won the race for Ferrari.
Nelson Piquet and Alain Prost prior to their collision.
Elio de Angelis retired early due to an electrical failure.

Contents

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 5   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:17.194 1:15.630
2 27   Patrick Tambay Ferrari 1:16.857 1:16.370 +0.740
3 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:16.411 +0.781
4 15   Alain Prost Renault 1:16.611 1:16.642 +0.981
5 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 1:16.721 1:16.711 +1.081
6 6   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:17.544 1:16.940 +1.310
7 35   Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 1:17.198 1:17.666 +1.568
8 22   Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 1:17.233 1:17.552 +1.603
9 9   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 1:18.086 1:17.306 +1.676
10 28   René Arnoux Ferrari 1:18.202 1:17.397 +1.767
11 16   Eddie Cheever Renault 1:18.067 1:17.676 +2.046
12 23   Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 1:17.887 1:18.885 +2.257
13 36   Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 1:18.642 1:17.902 +2.272
14 29   Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 1:20.153 1:19.696 +4.066
15 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:21.010 1:19.787 +4.157
16 40   Stefan Johansson Spirit-Honda 1:20.447 1:19.966 +4.336
17 2   Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 1:21.395 1:19.979 +4.349
18 3   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 1:20.149 1:20.282 +4.519
19 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 1:20.169 1:21.050 +4.539
20 33   Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 1:21.592 1:20.190 +4.560
21 30   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-Ford 1:20.245 1:20.257 +4.615
22 25   Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 1:20.381 1:20.247 +4.617
23 1   Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 1:20.666 1:20.391 +4.761
24 26   Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 1:21.738 1:20.660 +5.030
25 31   Corrado Fabi Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:22.047 1:20.815 +5.185
26 4   Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 1:20.863 1:20.842 +5.212
27 32   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:21.763 1:20.926 +5.296
28 34   Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford 1:21.734 1:20.955 +5.325
29 17   Kenny Acheson RAM-Ford 1:23.425 1:23.093 +7.463
Source:[1]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 28   René Arnoux Ferrari 72 1:38:41.950 10 9
2 27   Patrick Tambay Ferrari 72 + 20.839 2 6
3 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 72 + 43.741 15 4
4 35   Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 72 + 1:16.839 7 3
5 23   Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 72 + 1:24.292 12 2
6 3   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 71 + 1 Lap 18 1
7 40   Stefan Johansson Spirit-Honda 70 + 2 Laps 16  
8 29   Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 70 + 2 Laps 14  
9 6   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 70 + 2 Laps 6  
10 26   Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 70 + 2 Laps 24  
11 31   Corrado Fabi Osella-Alfa Romeo 68 Engine 25  
12 33   Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 68 + 4 Laps 20  
13 36   Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 68 Spun Off 13  
14 30   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-Ford 65 Engine 21  
Ret 1   Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 53 Ignition 23  
DSQ 9   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 50 Disqualified 9  
Ret 5   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 41 Collision 1  
Ret 15   Alain Prost Renault 41 Suspension 4  
Ret 16   Eddie Cheever Renault 39 Electrical 11  
Ret 2   Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 37 Handling 17  
Ret 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 26 Spun Off 5  
Ret 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 25 Brakes 19  
Ret 4   Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 20 Engine 26  
Ret 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 12 Electrical 3  
Ret 22   Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 5 Engine 8  
Ret 25   Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 3 Suspension 22  
DNQ 32   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo    
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. 196. ISBN 0-905138-25-2.
  2. ^ "1983 Dutch Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.


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