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1984 Austrian Grand Prix

The 1984 Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Österreichring on 19 August 1984. It was the twelfth race of the 1984 Formula One World Championship, and the 400th Grand Prix held as part of the World Championship since it began in 1950.

1984 Austrian Grand Prix
Race 12 of 16 in the 1984 Formula One World Championship
The Österreichring (last modified in 1977)
The Österreichring (last modified in 1977)
Race details
Date 19 August 1984
Official name XVII Holiday Großer Preis von Österreich
Location Österreichring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.942 km (3.692 mi)
Distance 51 laps, 303.042 km (188.292 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Brabham-BMW
Time 1:26.173
Fastest lap
Driver Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG
Time 1:32.882 on lap 23
Podium
First McLaren-TAG
Second Brabham-BMW
Third Ferrari

The 51-lap race was won by local driver Niki Lauda, driving a McLaren-TAG. Brazilian Nelson Piquet finished second in a Brabham-BMW, having started from pole position, with Italian Michele Alboreto third in a Ferrari. The win, Lauda's fourth of the season, gave him the lead of the Drivers' Championship by 4.5 points from his French teammate Alain Prost, who spun out shortly after half distance.

ReportEdit

The race had to be stopped soon after the first start, due to a problem with the starting lights which caused chaos among the drivers with Niki Lauda claiming that he saw "Red, green, yellow then red again". This caused 3rd fastest qualifier Elio de Angelis to hesitate badly off the line and his Lotus-Renault was almost hit from behind by several cars and saw the Toleman-Hart of Ayrton Senna in 4th place by the time they reached Hella-Licht after starting 10th. On the formation lap for the re-start, pole sitter Piquet, who had seen the McLarens change tyres on the grid, angered the other drivers when he led the field on an extremely slow lap in an effort to not allow Prost or Lauda to scrub in their new Michelin rubber.

Alain Prost, Lauda's team mate and the World Championship leader going into the race, failed to finish after spinning off on oil at the Jochen Rindt Curve on lap 28, that came from the Lotus of Elio de Angelis when his Renault engine failed moments before Prost retired. Prost had been running a close second behind Piquet at the time of his spin. Piquet came upon the oil of de Angelis first and managed to keep his car from sliding off despite a twitch on the oil. Prost however was having gear selection problems and hit the oil with one hand on his steering wheel and the other on his gear lever, spinning off into retirement. Lauda moved into second and then passed Piquet for the lead, the Brazilian suffering tyre trouble. Despite a brief gearbox problem, Lauda went on to win his home race by 23 seconds.

Another Austrian driver Gerhard Berger, who would go on to win 10 Grands Prix before retiring at the end of the 1997 season, made his Formula One debut at the Österreichring, finishing 12th and last in his ATS-BMW. The third Austrian in the race, Jo Gartner, retired after only 6 laps with engine troubles in his Osella-Alfa Romeo.

Both Renaults retired with engine failures, Derek Warwick on lap 18 and Patrick Tambay on lap 43.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 1   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:26.928 1:26.173
2 7   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:26.203 1:27.098 +0.030
3 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:27.531 1:26.318 +0.145
4 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 1:26.715 1:27.312 +0.542
5 15   Patrick Tambay Renault 1:27.748 1:26.748 +0.575
6 16   Derek Warwick Renault 1:27.928 1:27.123 +0.950
7 2   Teo Fabi Brabham-BMW 1:29.893 1:27.201 +1.028
8 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 1:28.430 1:27.558 +1.385
9 6   Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 1:28.760 1:29.012 +2.587
10 19   Ayrton Senna Toleman-Hart 1:29.463 1:29.200 +3.027
11 5   Jacques Laffite Williams-Honda 1:29.228 1:31.498 +3.055
12 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:29.694 1:30.000 +3.541
13 22   Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 1:30.966 1:30.736 +4.563
14 14   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 1:33.276 1:30.853 +4.680
15 28   René Arnoux Ferrari 1:31.003 1:31.313 +4.830
16 23   Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 1:31.250 1:31.045 +4.872
17 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:31.255 1:31.189 +5.016
18 26   Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 1:36.771 1:31.588 +5.415
19 17   Marc Surer Arrows-BMW 1:31.701 1:31.655 +5.482
20 31   Gerhard Berger ATS-BMW 1:31.904 no time +5.731
21 25   François Hesnault Ligier-Renault 1:32.582 1:32.270 +6.097
22 30   Jo Gartner Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:35.212 1:33.019 +6.846
23 24   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:33.172 no time +6.999
24 10   Jonathan Palmer RAM-Hart 1:34.622 1:34.128 +7.955
25 9   Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 1:34.495 1:44.304 +8.322
26 21   Huub Rothengatter Spirit-Hart 1:00:43.900 1:35.605 +9.432
27 3   Stefan Johansson Tyrrell-Ford 1:37.292 1:36.282 +10.109
28 4   Stefan Bellof Tyrrell-Ford 1:37.535 1:37.893 +11.362
Source:[1][2][3]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 51 1:21:12.851 4 9
2 1   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 51 + 23.525 1 6
3 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 51 + 48.998 12 4
4 2   Teo Fabi Brabham-BMW 51 + 56.312 7 3
5 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 50 + 1 Lap 17 2
6 17   Marc Surer Arrows-BMW 50 + 1 Lap 19 1
7 28   René Arnoux Ferrari 50 + 1 Lap 15  
8 25   François Hesnault Ligier-Renault 49 + 2 Laps 21  
9 10   Jonathan Palmer RAM-Hart 49 + 2 Laps 24  
10 22   Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 48 Out of Fuel 13  
11 9   Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 48 + 3 Laps 25  
12 31   Gerhard Berger ATS-BMW 48 Gearbox 20  
Ret 15   Patrick Tambay Renault 42 Engine 5  
Ret 19   Ayrton Senna Toleman-Hart 35 Oil Pressure 10  
Ret 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 32 Engine 8  
Ret 7   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 28 Spun Off/Gearbox 2  
Ret 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 28 Engine 3  
NC 21   Huub Rothengatter Spirit-Hart 23 + 28 Laps 26  
Ret 23   Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 18 Engine 16  
Ret 16   Derek Warwick Renault 17 Engine 6  
Ret 26   Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 15 Injection 18  
Ret 6   Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 15 Handling 9  
Ret 5   Jacques Laffite Williams-Honda 12 Engine 11  
Ret 30   Jo Gartner Osella-Alfa Romeo 6 Engine 22  
Ret 24   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 4 Gearbox 23  
DNS 14   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 0 Gearbox 14  
DNQ 3   Stefan Johansson Tyrrell-Ford        
EX 4   Stefan Bellof Tyrrell-Ford  
Source:[4]

Lap leadersEdit

First race: Alain Prost (1)
Second race: Nelson Piquet (1–39), Niki Lauda (40–51)

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Points accurate at final declaration of results. Tyrrell's points were subsequently reallocated.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "22. Grosser Preis Von Oesterreich 1984 - QUALIFYING 1". formula1.com. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  2. ^ "22. Grosser Preis Von Oesterreich 1984 - QUALIFYING 2". formula1.com. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  3. ^ "22. Grosser Preis Von Oesterreich 1984 - OVERALL QUALIFYING". formula1.com. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  4. ^ "1984 Austrian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Austria 1984 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 7 March 2019.


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