1982 World Sportscar Championship season

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1982 World Sportscar Championship season
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The 1982 World Sportscar Championship season was the 30th season of FIA World Sportscar Championship racing. It featured the 1982 World Endurance Championship for Drivers, which was contested over an eight round series, and the 1982 World Endurance Championship for Manufacturers, which was contested concurrently with the first five rounds of the Drivers Championship. The Drivers’ title was open to Group C Sports Cars, Group B GT Cars, Group 6 Two-Seater Racing Cars, Group 5 Special Production Cars, Group 4 GT Cars, Group 3 GT Cars, Group 2 Touring Cars and IMSA GTX, GTO and GTU cars. The Manufacturers title was limited to Group C Sports Cars and Group B GT Cars only. The series ran from 18 April 1982 to 17 October 1982.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Drivers Championship winner Jacky Ickx, pictured in 1975
Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Italy Trofeo Filippo Caracciolo (1000km) Autodromo Nazionale Monza 18 April
2 United Kingdom The Pace Petroleum 6 Hours Silverstone Circuit 16 May
3 Germany Rudolf Caracciola Wanderpreis 1000 Kilometres Nürburgring 30 May
4 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 19 June
20 June
5 Belgium Trophee Diners Club 1000 Kilometres Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 5 September
6 Italy Trofeo Banca Toscana 1000 Kilometres Mugello Circuit 19 September
7 Japan WEC in Japan (6 Hours) Fuji Speedway 3 October
8 United Kingdom Shell Oils 1000 Kilometres Brands Hatch 17 October

† - Non-points scoring races for manufacturers

Season results[edit]

Races[edit]

The Martini Racing Lancia LC1s were victorious in three of the eight championship races
Rnd Circuit Winning Team
Winning Car
Results
Winning Drivers
1 Monza France Automobiles Jean Rondeau
France Rondeau M382 Ford
Results
France Henri Pescarolo
Italy Giorgio Francia
2 Silverstone Italy Martini Racing
Italy Lancia LC1
Results
Italy Michele Alboreto
Italy Riccardo Patrese
3 Nürburgring Italy Martini Racing
Italy Lancia LC1
Results
Italy Michele Alboreto
Italy Riccardo Patrese
Italy Teo Fabi
4 La Sarthe Germany Rothmans Porsche
Germany Porsche 956
Results
Belgium Jacky Ickx
United Kingdom Derek Bell
5 Spa-Francorchamps Germany Rothmans Porsche
Germany Porsche 956
Results
Belgium Jacky Ickx
Germany Jochen Mass
6 Mugello Italy Martini Racing
Italy Lancia LC1
Results
Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani
Italy Michele Alboreto
7 Fuji Germany Rothmans Porsche
Germany Porsche 956
Results
Belgium Jacky Ickx
Germany Jochen Mass
8 Brands Hatch Germany Rothmans Porsche
Germany Porsche 956
Results
Belgium Jacky Ickx
United Kingdom Derek Bell

Drivers Championship[edit]

Points towards the 1982 World Endurance Championship for Drivers were awarded on a 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 basis to drivers of the ten top placed cars at each round, regardless of class. Bonus points were also awarded to the drivers of those cars on the following basis:

  • 0 points to Category I (Group C, Group 5 over 2000cc, IMSA GTX over 2000cc)
  • 1 point to Category II (Group B over 2000cc, Group 6 under 2000cc, Group 5 under 2000cc, Group 4 over 2000cc, IMSA GTO)
  • 2 points to Category III (IMSA GTU, Group 2 over 2000cc, Group 3 over 2000cc)
  • 3 points to Category IV (Group B under 2000cc, Group 4 under 2000cc, Group 2 under 2000cc, Group 3 under 2000cc).[1]

Only the best six round results could be retained by each driver.[1] Any driver transferring between cars during a race was ineligible to score points and a driver was required to complete at least 30 percent of the car's distance to be awarded points.[2]

Belgian driver Jacky Ickx won the title at the wheel of a Porsche 956 entered by Rothmans Porsche.[1]

Position [3] Driver [3] Car Mon [3] Sil [3] Nur [3] Le M [3] Spa [3] Mug [3] Fuj [3] Br H [3] Total [3]
1 Jacky Ickx Porsche 956 - 15 - 20 20 - 20 20 95
2 Riccardo Patrese Lancia LC1 - 21 21 - 13 - 16 16 87
3 Derek Bell Porsche 956 - 15 - 20 15 - - 20 70
4 Teo Fabi Lancia LC1 - - 21 - 13 - 16 16 66
5 Michele Alboreto Lancia LC1 - 21 21 - - 21 - - 63
6 Henri Pescarolo Rondeau M382 Ford & Porsche 936C 20 8 15 - 3 12 - 3 61
7 Jochen Mass Porsche 956 - - - 15 20 - 20 - 55
8 Giorgio Francia Rondeau M382 Ford & Osella PA9 BMW 20 11 - - 7 11 - - 49
9 Rolf Stommelen Porsche 935 K3 & Rondeau M382 Ford 15 - 15 - - - - - 30
= Vern Schuppan Porsche 956 - - - 15 15 - - - 30
11 Jean-Michel Martin Porsche 936C - 12 - - 10 - - - 22
= Philippe Martin Porsche 936C - 12 - - 10 - - - 22
= John Fitzpatrick Porsche 935 K4 - - - 10 - - - 12 22
= David Hobbs Porsche 935 K4 - - - 10 - - - 12 22
15 Piercarlo Ghinzani Lancia LC1 - - - - - 21 - - 21
16 Luigi Moreschi Osella PA9 BMW - - - - 7 11 - - 18
17 Hans Heyer Porsche 936C & Sauber SHS C6 Ford - - - - 2 12 - 3 17
18 Corrado Fabi Lancia LC1 - - - - - 16 - - 16
= Alessandro Nannini Lancia LC1 - - - - - 16 - - 16
= Gordon Spice Rondeau M382 Ford - 8 - - 8 - - - 16

A total of 125 drivers scored points in the Drivers Championship.[1]

Manufacturers Championship[edit]

Porsche 956 - the principle model used by Porsche in its successful challenge for the 1982 World Endurance Championship for Manufacturers
Ford - Rondeau placed second in the Manufacturers title with the Ford powered Rondeau M382

Points towards the 1982 World Endurance Championship for Manufacturers were scored only by Group C and Group B cars on a 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first ten finishers in these two classes combined. Only the best placed car from each manufacturer was eligible to score points and only the best four round results could be retained by each manufacturer.[1]

Pos Manufacturer [4] Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total
1 Porsche 20 15 20 20 75
2 Ford - Rondeau 20 12 20 (8) 10 62
3 Aston Martin-Nimrod 10 10 4 24
4 Peugeot - WM 15 6 21
5 Ford 8 2 10
6 Ford - Sauber 4 6 10
7 Ford - Lola 3 3
8 Ford - Cougar 1 1

Note: The FIA awarded manufacturers placings to the combined engine/chassis unit. For cars competing with a different make of engine to that of the chassis, the FIA gave prominence to the engine over the chassis when naming a “Manufacturer”.[5]

The Cars[edit]

The following models contributed towards the net point scores of their respective manufacturers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Autosport Endurance Racing Review, 1982, Supplement to Autosport, 6 January 1983
  2. ^ János Wimpffen, Time and Two Seats, 1999, page 1347
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k FIA Yearbook, 1983, Grey section, page 80
  4. ^ FIA Yearbook, 1983, Grey section, page 79
  5. ^ Automobile Year, 1982/83, page 154

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