1983 Belgian Grand Prix

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Belgium  1983 Belgian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 6 of 15 in the 1983 Formula One season
Belgian Grand Prix Spa.png
Date May 22, 1983
Official name XL Grote Prijs van Belgie
Location Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps,
Spa, Belgium
Course Permanent racing facility
7.004 km (4.352 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 280.16 km (174.08 mi)
Pole position
Driver France Alain Prost Renault
Time 2:04.615
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo
Time 2:07.493 on lap 17
Podium
First France Alain Prost Renault
Second France Patrick Tambay Ferrari
Third United States Eddie Cheever Renault

The 1983 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Spa-Francorchamps on May 22, 1983. After 13 years, the F1 circus returned to Spa after the track had been shortened. This was the first F1 race to be held on the modern Spa circuit.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 15 France Alain Prost Renault 2:04.615 2:34.212
2 27 France Patrick Tambay Ferrari 2:04.626 2:35.036 +0.011
3 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 2:04.840 +0.225
4 5 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 2:05.628 3:01.465 +1.013
5 28 France René Arnoux Ferrari 2:05.737 2:30.961 +1.122
6 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 2:06.137 3:01.358 +1.522
7 9 Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 2:06.264 2:44.663 +1.649
8 16 United States Eddie Cheever Renault 2:07.294 2:25.700 +2.679
9 1 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 2:07.975 2:30.151 +3.360
10 29 Switzerland Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 2:08.587 2:35.016 +3.972
11 2 France Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 2:09.153 3:20.872 +4.538
12 23 Italy Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 2:09.225 +4.610
13 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 2:09.310 2:30.478 +4.695
14 33 Colombia Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 2:09.322 2:31.077 +4.707
15 8 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 2:09.475 3:00.356 +4.860
16 36 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 2:09.706 2:35.556 +5.091
17 3 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 2:09.739 2:31.533 +5.124
18 30 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-Ford 2:09.876 2:35.832 +5.261
19 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 2:09.924 +5.309
20 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 2:10.318 +5.703
21 25 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 2:11.354 2:49.311 +6.739
22 35 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 2:11.474 2:30.477 +6.859
23 4 United States Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 2:11.683 2:38.284 +7.068
24 31 Italy Corrado Fabi Osella-Ford 2:11.734 2:41.895 +7.119
25 34 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford 2:11.860 2:43.780 +7.245
26 26 Brazil Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 2:12.310 2:34.659 +7.695
27 32 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 2:13.738 +9.123
28 17 Chile Eliseo Salazar RAM-Ford 2:18.696 +14.081
Source:[1]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15 France Alain Prost Renault 40 1:27:11.502 1 9
2 27 France Patrick Tambay Ferrari 40 + 23.182 2 6
3 16 United States Eddie Cheever Renault 40 + 39.869 8 4
4 5 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 40 + 42.295 4 3
5 1 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 40 + 50.480 9 2
6 2 France Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 40 + 1:33.107 11 1
7 35 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 40 + 1:58.539 22  
8 36 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 40 + 2:38.273 16  
9 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 39 + 1 Lap 13  
10 34 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 25  
11 29 Switzerland Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 39 + 1 lap 10  
12 4 United States Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 23  
13 26 Brazil Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 26  
14 3 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 38 + 2 Laps 17  
Ret 8 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 33 Gearbox 15  
Ret 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 30 Gearbox 19  
Ret 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 25 Injection 3  
Ret 33 Colombia Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 23 Engine 14  
Ret 28 France René Arnoux Ferrari 22 Engine 5  
Ret 31 Italy Corrado Fabi Osella-Ford 19 Wheel 24  
Ret 9 Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 18 Wheel[2] 7  
Ret 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 8 Collision 20  
Ret 25 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 8 Collision 21  
Ret 30 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-Ford 4 Suspension 18  
Ret 23 Italy Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 3 Throttle 12  
Ret 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 0 Engine 6  
DNQ 32 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo    
DNQ 17 Chile Eliseo Salazar RAM-Ford        

Standings after the race[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Andrea de Cesaris, who won both the original and the second starts and led for the first third of the race before his Alfa Romeo's engine expired, scored his only career fastest lap.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamilton, Maurice (ed.) (1983). AUTOCOURSE 1983–84. Hazleton Publishing Ltd. p. 146. ISBN 0-905138-25-2. 
  2. ^ In the downhill section, the rear right wheel came off, flying over the fence video

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


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