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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
Circuit Imola 1992.png
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 mi)
Distance 60 laps, 302.400 km (187.902 mi)
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

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. 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.

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.

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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 +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 +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:[1]

RaceEdit

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

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

NotesEdit

  • Tambay's win was the last for Ferrari at Imola until Michael Schumacher won the 1999 race.
  • As of 2018, this remains the last race where all three drivers on the podium were of the same nationality.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hamilton, Maurice (ed.) (1983). AUTOCOURSE 1983–84. Hazleton Publishing Ltd. p. 126. ISBN 0-905138-25-2.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "1983 San Marino Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "San Marino 1983 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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