1983 San Marino Grand Prix

The 1983 San Marino Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Imola on 1 May 1983. It was the fourth race of the 1983 FIA Formula One World Championship.

1983 San Marino Grand Prix
Race 4 of 15 in the 1983 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 1 May 1983
Location Autodromo Dino Ferrari
Imola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.040 km (3.132 miles)
Distance 60 laps, 302.400 km (187.902 miles)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:31.238
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW
Time 1:34.427 on lap 47
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Renault
Third Ferrari
Lap leaders

Frenchman Patrick Tambay took a popular victory in his Ferrari in front of a delighted Tifosi. Driving the #27 car, Tambay dedicated his win to the man he had replaced in the Ferrari team, the late Gilles Villeneuve. It was almost a perfect weekend for the Maranello-based team with René Arnoux qualifying on pole and finishing third. Renault's Alain Prost finished in second place, passing Arnoux with three laps left after the #28 Ferrari spun at the Acque Minerali chicane.

Brabham driver Riccardo Patrese had taken the lead from Tambay with six laps remaining, but only held the lead for half a lap before crashing at Acque Minerali. He later described the accident as "purely my mistake". Showing their love for Ferrari more than for an Italian driver in a non-Italian car, the Tifosi cheered as Patrese handed the lead back to Tambay.[1]

This would be the last time that Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari saw his Formula One team score a victory in person. Enzo never attended races outside Italy at the time, and Ferrari would not win on Italian soil again until after Enzo died in 1988. Ferrari would not win at Imola again until Michael Schumacher in 1999. As of 2020, this remains the last race where all three drivers on the podium were of the same nationality.[2][better source needed]

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 28   René Arnoux Ferrari 1:33.419 1:31.238
2 5   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:33.542 1:31.964 +0.726
3 27   Patrick Tambay Ferrari 1:34.221 1:31.967 +0.729
4 15   Alain Prost Renault 1:33.653 1:32.138 +0.900
5 6   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:36.243 1:32.969 +1.731
6 16   Eddie Cheever Renault 1:33.888 1:33.450 +2.212
7 9   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 1:35.010 1:33.470 +2.232
8 22   Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 1:34.345 1:33.528 +2.290
9 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:35.091 1:34.332 +3.094
10 23   Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 1:35.000 1:36.620 +3.762
11 1   Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 1:36.145 1:35.086 +3.848
12 29   Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 1:35.723 1:35.411 +4.173
13 3   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 1:35.988 1:35.525 +4.287
14 35   Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 1:35.676 1:36.881 +4.438
15 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 1:36.391 1:35.703 +4.465
16 2   Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 1:36.630 1:35.707 +4.469
17 36   Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 1:35.969 no time +4.731
18 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 1:38.089 1:36.099 +4.861
19 25   Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 1:37.544 1:36.116 +4.878
20 30   Chico Serra Arrows-Ford 1:37.337 1:36.258 +5.020
21 33   Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 1:36.792 1:36.324 +5.086
22 4   Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 1:37.320 1:36.359 +5.121
23 34   Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford 1:37.554 1:36.638 +5.400
24 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:37.847 1:36.652 +5.414
25 26   Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 1:39.435 1:37.332 +6.094
26 31   Corrado Fabi Osella-Ford 1:37.952 1:37.711 +6.473
27 17   Eliseo Salazar RAM-Ford 1:38.691 1:38.091 +6.853
28 32   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:39.248 1:38.873 +7.635
Source: [3][4][5][6]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Tyre Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27   Patrick Tambay Ferrari G 60 1:37:52.460 3 9
2 15   Alain Prost Renault M 60 + 48.781 4 6
3 28   René Arnoux Ferrari G 59 + 1 Lap 1 4
4 1   Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford G 59 + 1 Lap 11 3
5 7   John Watson McLaren-Ford M 59 + 1 Lap 24 2
6 29   Marc Surer Arrows-Ford G 59 + 1 Lap 12 1
7 2   Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford G 59 + 1 Lap 16  
8 30   Chico Serra Arrows-Ford G 58 + 2 Laps 20  
9 26   Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford M 58 + 2 Laps 25  
10 23   Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo M 57 Engine 10  
11 9   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW G 57 + 3 Laps 7  
12 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford P 56 Spun Off 15  
Ret 6   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW M 54 Spun Off 5  
Ret 22   Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo M 45 Ignition 8  
Ret 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault P 43 Handling 9  
Ret 5   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW M 41 Engine 2  
Ret 25   Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford M 39 Radiator 19  
Ret 4   Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford G 37 Collision 22  
Ret 35   Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart P 27 Spun Off 14  
Ret 31   Corrado Fabi Osella-Ford M 20 Spun Off 26  
Ret 36   Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart P 20 Suspension 17  
Ret 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford M 11 Spun Off 18  
Ret 34   Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford G 11 Spun Off 23  
Ret 3   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford G 10 Collision 13  
Ret 33   Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford G 3 Spun Off 21  
Ret 16   Eddie Cheever Renault M 1 Turbo 6  
DNQ 17   Eliseo Salazar RAM-Ford P    
DNQ 32   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo M        
Source: [7][8]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The One that Got Away". Riccardo Patrese Official Website. March 2004. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Statistics Nations - Podiums - By one-two-three". statsf1.com. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  3. ^ "30 Gran Premio di San Marino - QUALIFYING 1". formula1.com. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  4. ^ "30 Gran Premio di San Marino - QUALIFYING 2". formula1.com. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  5. ^ "30 Gran Premio di San Marino - OVERALL QUALIFYING". formula1.com. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  6. ^ Hamilton, Maurice, ed. (1983). AUTOCOURSE 1983–84. Hazleton Publishing Ltd. p. 126. ISBN 0-905138-25-2.
  7. ^ "1983 San Marino Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  8. ^ "1983 San Marino Grand Prix - Race Results & History - GP Archive". GPArchive.com. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  9. ^ a b "San Marino 1983 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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