Open main menu

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. This 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 5o Grande Prémio de Portugal
Location Autódromo do Estoril, Estoril, Portugal
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.35 km (2.702 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 304.5 km (189.14 mi)
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

Niki Lauda needed 2nd place to secure the title, and gained this 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 - Niki Lauda, approaching the end of his long and distinguished F1 career, Alain 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, Nigel 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 (who he had never gotten 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.

Contents

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 Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 70 1:41:11.753 2 9
2 8   Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 70 + 13.425 11 6
3 19   Ayrton Senna Toleman-Hart 70 + 20.042 3 4
4 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 70 + 20.317 8 3
5 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 70 + 1:32.169 5 2
6 1   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 69 + 1 Lap 1 1
7 15   Patrick Tambay Renault 69 + 1 Lap 7  
8 22   Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 69 + 1 Lap 12  
9 28   René Arnoux Ferrari 69 + 1 Lap 17  
10 2   Manfred Winkelhock Brabham-BMW 69 + 1 Lap 19  
11 20   Stefan Johansson Toleman-Hart 69 + 1 Lap 10  
12 26   Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 69 + 1 Lap 20  
13 14   Gerhard Berger ATS-BMW 68 + 2 Laps 23  
14 5   Jacques Laffite Williams-Honda 67 + 3 Laps 15  
15 21   Mauro Baldi Spirit-Hart 66 + 4 Laps 25  
16 30   Jo Gartner Osella-Alfa Romeo 65 Out of Fuel 24  
17 23   Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 64 + 6 Laps 14  
Ret 24   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 60 Engine 22  
Ret 12   Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 52 Brakes 6  
Ret 16   Derek Warwick Renault 51 Gearbox 9  
Ret 33   Philippe Streiff Renault 48 Transmission 13  
Ret 6   Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 39 Engine 4  
Ret 25   François Hesnault Ligier-Renault 31 Electrical 21  
Ret 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 24 Transmission 18  
Ret 10   Jonathan Palmer RAM-Hart 19 Gearbox 26  
Ret 17   Marc Surer Arrows-BMW 8 Electrical 16  
Ret 9   Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 2 Engine 27  
Source:[4]

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.


Previous race:
1984 European Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1984 season
Next race:
1985 Brazilian Grand Prix
Previous race:
1966 Portuguese Grand Prix
Portuguese Grand Prix Next race:
1985 Portuguese Grand Prix