1982 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 2 of 16 in the 1982 Formula One season
Circuit Jacarepagua.png
Date March 21, 1982
Official name X Grande Prêmio do Brasil
Location Jacarepaguá Circuit
Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro
Course Permanent racing facility
5.031 km (3.126 mi)
Distance 62 laps, 316.953 km (196.938 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver France Alain Prost Renault
Time 1:28.808
Fastest lap
Driver France Alain Prost Renault
Time 1:37.016 on lap 36
Podium
First France Alain Prost Renault
Second United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford
Third United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford

The 1982 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Jacarepaguá on March 21, 1982. It was the second round of the 1982 Formula One season.

Disqualifications[edit]

See also: FISA-FOCA war

Nelson Piquet finished first and Keke Rosberg finished second, but were disqualified after the cars were found to be underweight. As a result, the FOCA teams boycotted San Marino GP after two races. The problem was with a 7 US gallons (26 L) "ballast water tank", ostensibly used to cool the brakes. This would gradually empty during the race and then be replenished at the end so as to pass post-race scrutineering. The FIA Appeals Tribunal upheld the disqualification seven weeks later and these tanks were permanently banned.[1]

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15 France Alain Prost Renault 63 1:44:33.134 1 9
2 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 63 + 2.990 12 6
3 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 63 + 36.859 14 4
4 3 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 63 + 50.761 13 3
5 9 Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-Ford 62 + 1 Lap 15 2
6 28 France Didier Pironi Ferrari 62 + 1 Lap 8 1
7 4 Sweden Slim Borgudd Tyrrell-Ford 61 + 2 Laps 21  
8 17 Germany Jochen Mass March-Ford 61 + 2 Laps 22  
9 31 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella-Ford 60 + 3 Laps 23  
10 30 Italy Mauro Baldi Arrows-Ford 57 + 6 Laps 19  
DSQ 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford 63 Disqualified (Illegal Water Tank) 7  
DSQ 6 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 63 Disqualified (Illegal Water Tank) 3  
Ret 10 Chile Eliseo Salazar ATS-Ford 38 Engine 18  
Ret 20 Brazil Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford 36 Suspension 25  
Ret 2 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-Ford 34 Physical 9  
Ret 27 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 29 Spun Off 2  
Ret 8 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 22 Collision 5  
Ret 16 France René Arnoux Renault 21 Collision 4  
Ret 5 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 21 Collision 6  
Ret 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 21 Collision 11  
Ret 25 United States Eddie Cheever Ligier-Matra 19 Water Leak 26  
Ret 23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 16 Clutch 16  
Ret 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 15 Chassis 24  
Ret 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 14 Chassis 10  
Ret 33 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Theodore-Ford 12 Spun Off 20  
Ret 18 Brazil Raul Boesel March-Ford 11 Spun Off 17  
DNQ 36 Italy Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart    
DNQ 29 United Kingdom Brian Henton Arrows-Ford    
DNQ 35 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart    
DNQ 14 Colombia Roberto Guerrero Ensign-Ford    
DNPQ[2] 32 Italy Riccardo Paletti Osella-Ford        

Notes[edit]

  • Last race for Carlos Reutemann.
  • The first win in the Brazilian GP for Alain Prost, who recorded six wins in total in the Brazilian GP (1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1990).
  • First and only points: Manfred Winkelhock.
  • Many drivers suffered exhaustion because of the intensely hot weather, particularly Brabham drivers Nelson Piquet and Riccardo Patrese. Patrese retired from the race due to his total exhaustion, and during the podium ceremony after he finished 1st on the road and barely making it to the podium, Piquet fainted due to exhaustion.

Standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fearnley, Paul (April 2012). "The Commodore 64, Compact Discs and F1 drivers on strike: welcome to 1982". Classic & Sports Car (Teddington, Middlesex, UK: Haymarket): 234. ISSN 0263-3183. 
  2. ^ Lang, Mike (1992). Grand Prix! Vol 4. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 86. ISBN 0-85429-733-2. 

Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 2007-06-17. 


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