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The 1984 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 17, 1984. It was race 7 of 16 in the 1984 FIA Formula One World Championship.

1984 Canadian Grand Prix
Race 7 of 16 in the 1984 Formula One World Championship
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Race details
Date June 17, 1984
Official name XXIII Grand Prix du Canada
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Course Temporary street circuit
Course length 4.410 km (2.740 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 308.700 km (191.817 mi)
Weather Dry with temperatures approaching 26 °C (79 °F); wind speeds up to 12.9 kilometres per hour (8.0 mph)[1]
Pole position
Driver Brabham-BMW
Time 1:25.442
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW
Time 1:28.763 on lap 55
Podium
First Brabham-BMW
Second McLaren-TAG
Third McLaren-TAG

Brabham's defending World Champion Nelson Piquet scored his first win and indeed his first points for the season. It was the 3rd "Grand Slam' of his Formula One career also scoring his 3rd pole position and 2nd fastest lap of the season. Piquet's win over the McLaren-TAGs of Niki Lauda and Alain Prost proved that when the Brabham's BMW turbo engine held together, the car had the speed to beat the McLarens.

Lauda, who started 8th, finished 2nd to boost his championship hopes while Prost had to deal with a minor misfire in his TAG engine for the race but still finished 3rd. Rounding out the points were the Lotus-Renaults of Elio de Angelis and Nigel Mansell in 4th and 6th respectively, the pair separated by the Ferrari of 1983 race winner René Arnoux who finished 5th.

After the race, Nelson Piquet "climbed out of his car and collapsed on the ground" due to a badly burned right foot caused by the extreme heat from his Brabham's new nose mounted oil cooler which had actually burned a hole in his driving boot. In the next race at Detroit, he had a special tray of ice for easing the blisters on his foot. Citation: CBS Wide World of Sports coverage of Detroit GP, at 51:42 into the race. Earlier in the coverage they show the tray of ice and make comment that it will be "the fastest refrigerated vehicle in the world".

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Qual Gap
1 1   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:25.442
2 7   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:26.198 +0.756
3 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:26.306 +0.864
4 16   Derek Warwick Renault 1:26.420 +0.978
5 28   René Arnoux Ferrari 1:26.549 +1.107
6 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:26.764 +1.322
7 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 1:27.246 +1.804
8 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 1:27.392 +1.950
9 19   Ayrton Senna Toleman-Hart 1:27.448 +2.006
10 26   Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 1:27.922 +2.480
11 23   Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 1:28.032 +2.590
12 14   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 1:28.909 +3.467
13 25   François Hesnault Ligier-Renault 1:29.187 +3.745
14 22   Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 1:29.205 +3.763
15 6   Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 1:29.284 +3.842
16 2   Corrado Fabi Brabham-BMW 1:29.764 +4.322
17 5   Jacques Laffite Williams-Honda 1:29.915 +4.473
18 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:30.073 +4.631
19 24   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:30.918 +5.476
20 20   Johnny Cecotto Toleman-Hart 1:31.459 +6.017
21 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Ford 1:31.785 +6.343
22 4   Stefan Bellof Tyrrell-Ford 1:31.797 +6.355
23 17   Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 1:32.756 +7.314
24 21   Huub Rothengatter Spirit-Hart 1:32.920 +7.478
25 10   Mike Thackwell RAM-Hart 1:33.730 +8.288
26 9   Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 1:35.286 +9.844
WD 15   Patrick Tambay Renault

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 70 1:46:23.748 1 9
2 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 70 + 2.612 8 6
3 7   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 70 + 1:28.032 2 4
4 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 69 + 1 Lap 3 3
5 28   René Arnoux Ferrari 68 + 2 Laps 5 2
6 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 68 + 2 Laps 7 1
7 19   Ayrton Senna Toleman-Hart 68 + 2 Laps 9  
8 14   Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 68 + 2 Laps 12  
9 20   Johnny Cecotto Toleman-Hart 68 + 2 Laps 20  
10 9   Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 65 + 5 Laps 26  
11 23   Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 63 Out of Fuel 11  
DSQ 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Ford 68 Disqualified 21  
Ret 17   Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 59 Engine 23  
Ret 16   Derek Warwick Renault 57 Chassis 4  
NC 21   Huub Rothengatter Spirit-Hart 56 + 14 Laps 24  
DSQ 4   Stefan Bellof Tyrrell-Ford 52 Disqualified 22  
Ret 26   Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 40 Brakes 10  
Ret 2   Corrado Fabi Brabham-BMW 39 Turbo 16  
Ret 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 38 Engine 18  
Ret 22   Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 37 Accident 14  
Ret 6   Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 32 Fuel System 15  
Ret 5   Jacques Laffite Williams-Honda 31 Turbo 17  
Ret 10   Mike Thackwell RAM-Hart 29 Turbo 25  
Ret 24   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 11 Gearbox 19  
Ret 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 10 Engine 6  
Ret 25   François Hesnault Ligier-Renault 7 Turbo 13  
WD 15   Patrick Tambay Renault Driver Injured
Source:[2]

Lap leadersEdit

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 and its drivers were subsequently disqualified and their points reallocated.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weather information for the "1984 Canadian Grand Prix"". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  2. ^ "1984 Canadian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Canada 1984 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 March 2019.


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