1982 South African Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 1 of 16 in the 1982 Formula One season
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Date 23 January 1982
Location Kyalami
Gauteng, South Africa
Course Permanent racing facility
4.104 km (2.55 mi)
Distance 77 laps, 316.008 km (196.358 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver France René Arnoux Renault
Time 1:06.351
Fastest lap
Driver France Alain Prost Renault
Time 1:08.278 on lap 49
Podium
First France Alain Prost Renault
Second Argentina Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford
Third France René Arnoux Renault

The 1982 South African Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Kyalami on 23 January 1982. The prelude to the race was notable for a strike action by the Grand Prix Drivers' Association, led by Niki Lauda and Didier Pironi, in protest at the new superlicense conditions imposed by FISA, which would have tied the drivers to a single team for up to three years. A late compromise was reached and the race went ahead. The drivers were subsequently fined between $5000 and $10,000 and handed suspended race bans, however the FIA court of appeal later reduced the penalties and criticised FISA's handling of the dispute.[1]

Turbo-charged cars took the first six positions on the grid. Despite Alain Prost suffering a puncture while leading, he was able to recover to win the race.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15 France Alain Prost Renault 77 1:32:08.401 5 9
2 5 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 77 + 14.946 8 6
3 16 France René Arnoux Renault 77 + 27.900 1 4
4 8 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 77 + 32.113 13 3
5 6 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 77 + 43.139 7 2
6 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 77 + 50.993 9 1
7 3 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 76 + 1 Lap 10  
8 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 76 + 1 Lap 15  
9 10 Chile Eliseo Salazar ATS-Ford 75 + 2 Laps 12  
10 9 Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-Ford 75 + 2 Laps 20  
11 23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 74 + 3 Laps 19  
12 17 Germany Jochen Mass March-Ford 74 + 3 Laps 22  
13 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 73 + 4 Laps 16  
14 33 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Theodore-Ford 73 + 4 Laps 24  
15 18 Brazil Raul Boesel March-Ford 72 + 5 Laps 21  
16 4 Sweden Slim Borgudd Tyrrell-Ford 72 + 5 Laps 23  
17 20 Brazil Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford 72 + 5 Laps 25  
18 28 France Didier Pironi Ferrari 71 + 6 Laps 6  
Ret 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 54 Fuel system 11  
Ret 35 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 43 Accident 14  
Ret 2 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 18 Turbo 4  
Ret 25 United States Eddie Cheever Ligier-Matra 11 Fuel System 17  
Ret 27 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 6 Turbo 3  
Ret 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 3 Spun Off 2  
Ret 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 0 Electrical 18  
Ret 31 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella-Ford 0 Collision 26  
DNQ 30 Italy Mauro Baldi Arrows-Ford    
DNQ 32 Italy Riccardo Paletti Osella-Ford    
DNQ 29 United Kingdom Brian Henton Arrows-Ford    
DNQ 36 Italy Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart        
DNQ 14 Colombia Roberto Guerrero Ensign-Ford    

Notes[edit]

  • This is the last time a Grand Prix has been held in January to date.

Standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1982 South African Grand Prix flashback". F1 Fanatic. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 

Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 16 June 2007. 


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