1983 Australian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 6 of 6 in 1983 Australian Drivers' Championship
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Date 13 November 1983
Official name XLVIII 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 Brazil Roberto Moreno Ralt-Ford
Time 0'39.49
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Alan Jones Ralt-Ford
Time 0'39.54
Podium
First Brazil Roberto Moreno Ralt-Ford
Second Australia John Smith Ralt-Ford
Third France Jacques Laffite Ralt-Ford

The 1983 Australian Grand Prix was a race for Australian Formula 1 cars held at Calder Park Raceway on 13 November 1983.

It was the forty eighth Australian Grand Prix and the fourth to be held at Calder. The race was also the sixth and final round of the 1983 Australian Drivers' Championship. The title had already been secured by Alfredo Costanzo as he had been twenty points ahead of Andrew Miedecke after winning the previous event at Winton Raceway.

Brazilian driver Roberto Moreno won his second Australian Grand Prix in three years. Local Ralt RT4 driver John Smith finished second, with French Formula One driver Jacques Laffite finishing third.

As of the 2013 Australian Grand Prix, Smith's second placing was the last time an Australian driver has finished on the podium of the Australian Grand Prix. The best finish since by an Australian was Alfie Costanzo's fourth place in 1984 and Mark Webber finishing fourth in 2012.

Classification[edit]

Results as follows:[1]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Car Qual Gap
1 19 Brazil Roberto Moreno Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.49
2 1 Australia Alfredo Costanzo Tiga FA81 Ford 0:39.65 +0.16
3 71 Australia John Smith Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.90 +0.41
4 27 Australia Alan Jones Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.90 +0.41
5 9 New Zealand Paul Radisich Ralt RT4 Ford 0:39.97 +0.48
6 15 France Jacques Laffite Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.07 +0.58
7 10 Canada Allen Berg Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.07 +0.58
8 5 Australia Geoff Brabham Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.13 +0.64
9 25 Australia Peter Macrow Cheetah Mk.8 Ford 0:40.20 +0.71
10 4 Australia John Bowe Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.23 +0.74
11 2 Australia Andrew Miedecke Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.53 +1.04
12 22 Australia Peter Hopwood Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.67 +1.18
13 12 Australia Doug MacArthur Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.67 +1.18
14 20 Mexico Josele Garza Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.71 +1.22
15 64 Australia Phillip Revell Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.84 +1.36
16 17 New Zealand Brett Riley Dart 83M Ford 0:40.86 +1.38
17 14 New Zealand David Oxton Ralt RT4 Ford 0:40.87 +1.39
18 7 Australia Peter Williamson Toleman TG860 Toyota 0:41.00 +1.51
19 74 Australia Chris Hocking Cheetah Mk.8 Ford 0:41.36 +1.87
20 68 Australia Ian Bland Kaditcha FA83A Ford 0:41.53 +2.04
21 3 Australia Charlie O'Brien Ralt RT4 Ford 0:41.77 +2.28
22 78 Australia Brian Sampson Cheetah Mk.8 Ford 0:41.90 +2.41
23 13 Australia Brett Fisher Liston BF2 Ford 0:42.24 +2.75
24 16 Australia Bob Creasy Ralt RT4 Ford 0:42.76 +3.27

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Car Laps Time
1 19 Brazil Roberto Moreno Ralt RT4 Ford 100 1h 07m 25.29s
2 71 Australia John Smith Ralt RT4 Ford 100 1h 07m 38.39s
3 15 France Jacques Laffite Ralt RT4 Ford 100 1h 07m 38.55s
4 5 Australia Geoff Brabham Ralt RT4 Ford 100 1h 07m 52.06s
5 27 Australia Alan Jones Ralt RT4 Ford 100 1h 07m 58.79s
6 3 Australia Charlie O'Brien Ralt RT4 Ford 98
7 9 New Zealand Paul Radisich Ralt RT4 Ford 97
8 20 Mexico Josele Garza Ralt RT4 Ford 97
9 25 Australia Peter Macrow Cheetah Mk.8 Ford 97
10 14 New Zealand David Oxton Ralt RT4 Ford 97
11 10 Canada Allen Berg Ralt RT4 Ford 97
12 7 Australia Peter Williamson Toleman TG860 Toyota 97
13 4 Australia John Bowe Ralt RT4 Ford 95
14 78 Australia Brian Sampson Cheetah Mk.8 Ford 95
15 16 Australia Bob Creasy Ralt RT4 Ford 91
16 68 Australia Ian Bland Kaditcha FA83A Ford 77
Ret 22 Australia Peter Hopwood Ralt RT4 Ford 84 fuel pickup
Ret 2 Australia Andrew Miedecke Ralt RT4 Ford 64 rotor
Ret 13 Australia Brett Fisher Liston BF2 Ford 51 half shaft
Ret 17 New Zealand Brett Riley Dart 83M Ford 33 gear linkage
Ret 64 Australia Phillip Revell Ralt RT4 Ford 27 gear selection
Ret 1 Australia Alfredo Costanzo Tiga FA81 Ford 25 diff
Ret 12 Australia Doug MacArthur Ralt RT4 Ford 0 half shaft
DNS 74 Australia Chris Hocking Cheetah Mk.8 Ford engine
DNS 20 United States Mike Rosen Ralt RT4 Ford accident

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Stewart (1986). "1983". In Howard, Graham. The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. pp. 466–473. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5. 
Preceded by
1982 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix
1983
Succeeded by
1984 Australian Grand Prix