1984 Portuguese Grand Prix

The 1984 Portuguese Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Estoril on 21 October 1984. It was the sixteenth and final race of the 1984 FIA Formula One World Championship. It was the first World Championship Portuguese Grand Prix since 1960, when it was held at the Boavista street circuit in Oporto.

1984 Portuguese Grand Prix
Race 16 of 16 in the 1984 Formula One World Championship
Circuit Estoril 1984-1993.png
Race details
Date 21 October 1984
Official name 13o Grande Prémio de Portugal
Location Autódromo do Estoril, Estoril, Portugal
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.35 km (2.702 miles)
Distance 70 laps, 304.5 km (189.14 miles)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Brabham-BMW
Time 1:21.703
Fastest lap
Driver Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG
Time 1:22.996 on lap 51
Podium
First McLaren-TAG
Second McLaren-TAG
Third Toleman-Hart
Lap leaders

Niki Lauda needed second place to secure the title, and gained it when Nigel Mansell spun out with 18 laps to go. As a result, he took the title by just half a point from team-mate Alain Prost. The point-scoring drivers won a total of 13 world championships between them, and the three drivers on the podium were all (at least) triple World Champions from different eras – Lauda, approaching the end of his long and distinguished F1 career, Prost, enjoying the best years of his career, and Ayrton Senna, still at the dawn of his.

After running a strong second behind Prost for most of the race, Mansell's spin on lap 52 was due to his front left brake failing. The Englishman later told that as it was his last race for Lotus before joining Williams in 1985, team boss Peter Warr (whom he had never got along with personally) had refused to give him the brakes he wanted for his Lotus 95T and that it was this that ultimately caused his retirement and handed Lauda the second place he needed to win the World Championship.

The race also represented the last win for French tyre manufacturer Michelin in Formula One until the 2001 San Marino Grand Prix.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 1   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:30.889 1:21.703  —
2 7   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:28.276 1:21.774 +0.071
3 19   Ayrton Senna Toleman-Hart 1:30.077 1:21.936 +0.233
4 6   Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 1:32.269 1:22.049 +0.346
5 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:28.428 1:22.291 +0.588
6 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 1:32.986 1:22.319 +0.616
7 15   Patrick Tambay Renault 1:29.409 1:22.583 +0.880
8 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:31.192 1:22.686 +0.983
9 16   Derek Warwick Renault 1:35.913 1:22.801 +1.098
10 20   Stefan Johansson Toleman-Hart 1:28.991 1:22.942 +1.239
11 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 1:28.837 1:23.183 +1.480
12 22   Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 1:37.154 1:24.048 +2.345
13 33   Philippe Streiff Renault 1:37.280 1:24.089 +2.386
14 23   Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 1:34.809 1:24.235 +2.532
15 5   Jacques Laffite Williams-Honda 1:39.696 1:24.437 +2.734
16 17   Marc Surer Arrows-BMW 1:34.003 1:24.688 +2.985
17 28   René Arnoux Ferrari 1:36.634 1:24.848 +3.145
18 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:32.530 1:25.115 +3.412
19 2   Manfred Winkelhock Brabham-BMW no time 1:25.289 +3.586
20 26   Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 1:33.398 1:26.082 +4.379
21 25   François Hesnault Ligier-Renault 1:34.233 1:26.701 +4.998
22 24   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:31.336 1:26.840 +5.137
23 14   Gerhard Berger ATS-BMW 1:44.966 1:28.106 +6.403
24 30   Jo Gartner Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:33.540 1:28.229 +6.526
25 21   Mauro Baldi Spirit-Hart 1:36.483 1:29.001 +7.298
26 10   Jonathan Palmer RAM-Hart 1:40.344 1:29.397 +7.694
27 9   Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 1:34.839 1:30.406 +8.703
Source:[1][2][3]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Tyre Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG M 70 1:41:11.753 2 9
2 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG M 70 + 13.425 11 6
3 19   Ayrton Senna Toleman-Hart M 70 + 20.042 3 4
4 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari G 70 + 20.317 8 3
5 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault G 70 + 1:32.169 5 2
6 1   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW M 69 + 1 Lap 1 1
7 15   Patrick Tambay Renault M 69 + 1 Lap 7  
8 22   Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo G 69 + 1 Lap 12  
9 28   René Arnoux Ferrari G 69 + 1 Lap 17  
10 2   Manfred Winkelhock Brabham-BMW M 69 + 1 Lap 19  
11 20   Stefan Johansson Toleman-Hart M 69 + 1 Lap 10  
12 26   Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault M 69 + 1 Lap 20  
13 14   Gerhard Berger ATS-BMW P 68 + 2 Laps 23  
14 5   Jacques Laffite Williams-Honda G 67 + 3 Laps 15  
15 21   Mauro Baldi Spirit-Hart P 66 + 4 Laps 25  
16 30   Jo Gartner Osella-Alfa Romeo P 65 Out of Fuel 24  
17 23   Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo G 64 + 6 Laps 14  
Ret 24   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo P 60 Engine 22  
Ret 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault G 52 Brakes 6  
Ret 16   Derek Warwick Renault M 51 Gearbox 9  
Ret 33   Philippe Streiff Renault M 48 Transmission 13  
Ret 6   Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda G 39 Engine 4  
Ret 25   François Hesnault Ligier-Renault M 31 Electrical 21  
Ret 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW G 24 Transmission 18  
Ret 10   Jonathan Palmer RAM-Hart P 19 Gearbox 26  
Ret 17   Marc Surer Arrows-BMW G 8 Electrical 16  
Ret 9   Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart P 2 Engine 27  
Source:[4][5]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "4. Grande Premio de Portugal - QUALIFYING 1". formula1.com. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  2. ^ "4. Grande Premio de Portugal - QUALIFYING 2". formula1.com. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  3. ^ "4. Grande Premio de Portugal - OVERALL QUALIFYING". formula1.com. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  4. ^ "1984 Portuguese Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  5. ^ "1984 Portuguese Grand Prix - Race Results & History - GP Archive". GPArchive.com. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Portugal 1984 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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