1982 Canadian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 8 of 16 in the 1982 Formula One season
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Date June 13, 1982
Official name XXI Grand Prix du Canada
Location Circuit Île Notre-Dame, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Course Temporary Street Circuit
4.410 km (2.740 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 308.7 km (191.8 mi)
Weather Overcast
17 °C (63 °F)[1]
Pole position
Driver France Didier Pironi Ferrari
Time 1:27.509
Fastest lap
Driver France Didier Pironi Ferrari
Time 1:28.323 on lap 66
Podium
First Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW
Second Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-Ford
Third United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford

The 1982 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 13, 1982. The Canadian Grand Prix was traditionally held around the beginning of October, but for the first time it was held in early June; allowing for more appropriate weather; it has been held around that time of year ever since.

Riccardo Paletti was killed at the start of the race, when his car ran into the back of the stationary Ferrari of Didier Pironi who had stalled on the grid.

Paletti was the last driver to be killed during a Formula One race weekend until the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, when Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna died on consecutive days. In 1986, Elio de Angelis was killed during testing at the Paul Ricard circuit at Le Castellet.

On a more positive note, Nelson Piquet won a difficult race, as he drove his BMW-powered Brabham with 100–130 °C (220–280 °F) oil leaking around the bulkhead (front of the car) and the pedals, badly burning his feet for 60 laps.[2]

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 70 1:46:39.577 4 9
2 2 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-Ford 70 + 13.799 8 6
3 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 70 + 1:01.836 6 4
4 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 69 + 1 Lap 10 3
5 29 Switzerland Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 69 + 1 Lap 16 2
6 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 68 Out of Fuel 9 1
7 5 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Williams-Ford 68 Out of Fuel 13  
8 30 Italy Mauro Baldi Arrows-Ford 68 + 2 Laps 17  
9 28 France Didier Pironi Ferrari 67 + 3 Laps 1  
10 25 United States Eddie Cheever Ligier-Matra 66 Out of Fuel 12  
11 17 Germany Jochen Mass March-Ford 66 + 4 Laps 22  
NC 4 United Kingdom Brian Henton Tyrrell-Ford 59 Not Classifled 26  
Ret 6 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 52 Gearbox 7  
Ret 18 Brazil Raul Boesel March-Ford 47 Engine 21  
Ret 3 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 41 Engine 15  
Ret 15 France Alain Prost Renault 30 Engine 3  
Ret 16 France René Arnoux Renault 28 Spun Off 2  
Ret 10 Chile Eliseo Salazar ATS-Ford 20 Engine 24  
Ret 8 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 17 Clutch 11  
Ret 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 8 Fuel System 19  
Ret 14 Colombia Roberto Guerrero Ensign-Ford 2 Clutch 20  
Ret 23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 1 Collision 5  
Ret 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 1 Collision 14  
Ret 31 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella-Ford 0 Withdrew 18  
Ret 32 Italy Riccardo Paletti Osella-Ford 0 Fatal Accident on first start 23  
Ret 33 United Kingdom Geoff Lees Theodore-Ford 0 Collision on first start 25  
DNQ 9 Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-Ford    
DNQ 19 Spain Emilio de Villota March-Ford    
DNQ 20 Brazil Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford        

Notes[edit]

  • Last race: Riccardo Paletti (Fatal Accident)
  • Osella ran only a single car (for Jarier) for the remainder of the season

Standings after the race[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • Chico Serra and Raul Boesel were involved in a hairy incident during practice, and Serra approached Boesel in the pits, and the two had a heated argument which led to a fistfight.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Nelson Piquet interview. Relevant part starts at 5:18. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 

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


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