1982 Australian Grand Prix

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Race details
Round 8 of 8 of the 1982 Australian Drivers' Championship
Date 7 November 1982
Official name XLVII Australian Grand Prix
Location Calder Park Raceway, Melbourne, Victoria
Course Permanent racing facility
1.609 km (1.000 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 160.9 km (100 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver France Alain Prost Ralt-Ford
Time 0'39.18
Fastest lap
Driver France Jacques Laffite Ralt-Ford
Time 0'39.62
Podium
First France Alain Prost Ralt-Ford
Second France Jacques Laffite Ralt-Ford
Third Brazil Roberto Moreno Ralt-Ford

The 1982 Australian Grand Prix was a motor race held at Calder Park Raceway in Victoria, Australia on 8 November 1982.

It was the 47th Australian Grand Prix, and it was open to racing cars complying with Australian Formula 1 regulations, which for this year included only Formula Pacific cars. It was the second Australian Grand Prix to feature only Formula Pacific cars. For the Australian-based competitors the race was also the eighth and final round of the 1982 Australian Drivers' Championship.

It was the first Australian Grand Prix since 1968 in which no Australian driver placed in the first three positions. The highest-placed Australian was the 1982 Australian Drivers' Champion Alfredo Costanzo who finished 5th in his Tiga FA81 Ford. Costanzo was also the fastest Australian qualifier, starting from the third grid position behind the Ralt RT4 Fords of French Formula One drivers Alain Prost and Jacques Laffite.

The winner of the Australian Grand Prix, Alain Prost from France, would in 1986 become (as of 2013) the only driver to win the AGP in both non-World Championship and World Championship formats. His 1986 win in Adelaide securing the Frenchman his second straight World Championship driving for McLaren.

Classification[edit]

Results as follows:[1]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Car Qual Gap
1 15 France Alain Prost Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.18
2 26 France Jacques Laffite Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.42 +0.24
3 1 Australia Alfredo Costanzo Tiga FA81 Ford 0:39.59 +0.41
4 4 Australia John Bowe Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.67 +0.49
5 18 Brazil Nelson Piquet Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.67 +0.49
6 19 Brazil Roberto Moreno Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.77 +0.59
7 27 Australia Alan Jones Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.81 +0.63
8 71 Australia John Smith Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.89 +0.70
9 41 New Zealand David McMillan Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.93 +0.74
10 14 Australia Robert Handford Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.98 +0.79
11 2 Australia Andrew Miedecke Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.99 +0.80
12 9 Australia Graham Watson Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.01 +0.83
13 8 Australia Richard Davison Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.07 +0.89
14 20 Australia Lucio Cesario Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.09 +0.91
15 64 Australia Phillip Revell Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.16 +0.98
16 25 New Zealand Paul Radisich Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.30 +1.12
17 3 Australia Charlie O'Brien Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.36 +1.18
18 12 Australia Doug MacArthur Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.41 +1.23
19 10 Australia Neil Crang Tiga FA82 Ford 0:41.25 +2.07
20 7 Australia Peter Williamson Toleman TA860 Toyota 0:41.25 +2.07
21 74 Australia Chris Hocking Cheetah Mk.8 Ford 0:41.25 +2.07
22 23 Australia Willy Stobart Ralt RT4 Ford 0:41.27 +2.09
23 78 Australia Brian Sampson Cheetah Mk.8 Ford 0:41.38 +2.20
24 16 Australia Bob Creasy Ralt RT4 Ford 0:41.65 +2.47
25 24 Australia Ray Hangar Ralt RT4 Ford 0:42.10 +2.92
DNQ 13 Australia Brett Fisher Ralt RT1 Ford 0:43.87 +4.69

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Car Laps Time Points
1 15 France Alain Prost Ralt RT4 Ford 100 1h 07m 18.65s
2 26 France Jacques Laffite Ralt RT4 Ford 100 1h 07m 33.97s
3 19 Brazil Roberto Moreno Ralt RT4 Ford 100 1h 07m 43.48s
4 41 New Zealand David McMillan Ralt RT4 Ford 99
5 1 Australia Alfredo Costanzo Tiga FA81 Ford 99 9
6 2 Australia Andrew Miedecke Ralt RT4 Ford 99 6
7 4 Australia John Bowe Ralt RT4 Ford 99 4
8 14 Australia Robert Handford Ralt RT4 Ford 98 3
9 71 Australia John Smith Ralt RT4 Ford 98 2
10 64 Australia Phillip Revell Ralt RT4 Ford 98 1
11 8 Australia Richard Davison Ralt RT4 Ford 98
12 12 Australia Doug MacArthur Ralt RT4 Ford 97
13 10 Australia Neil Crang Tiga FA82 Ford 96
14 74 Australia Chris Hocking Cheetah Mk.8 Ford 96
15 78 Australia Brian Sampson Cheetah Mk.8 Ford 96
16 25 New Zealand Paul Radisich Ralt RT4 Ford 93
17 16 Australia Bob Creasy Ralt RT4 Ford 91
18 24 Australia Ray Hangar Ralt RT4 Ford 90
Ret 20 Australia Lucio Cesario Ralt RT4 Ford 51 lost fourth gear
Ret 18 Brazil Nelson Piquet Ralt RT4 Ford 35 accident
Ret 9 Australia Graham Watson Ralt RT4 Ford 34 accident
Ret 7 Australia Peter Williamson Toleman TA860 Toyota 33 accident
Ret 3 Australia Charlie O'Brien Ralt RT4 Ford 27 head gasket
Ret 23 Australia Willy Stobart Ralt RT4 Ford 26 brakes / handling
DNQ 13 Australia Brett Fisher Ralt RT1 Ford
DNS 27 Australia Alan Jones Ralt RT4 Ford flywheel

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Stewart (1986). "1982". In Howard, Graham. The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. pp. 456–463. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5. 
Preceded by
1981 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix
1982
Succeeded by
1983 Australian Grand Prix