1983 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Brazil  1983 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 15 in the 1983 Formula One season
Circuit Jacarepagua.png
Date March 13, 1983
Official name X Grande Prêmio do Brasil
Location Jacarepaguá Circuit
Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro
Course Permanent racing facility
5.031 km (3.126 mi)
Distance 63 laps, 321.984 km (200.054 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford
Time 1:34.526
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW
Time 1:39.829 on lap 4
Podium
First Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW
Second Not awarded (see Notes)
Third Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford

The 1983 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Jacarepaguá on March 13, 1983. It was the first round of the 1983 Formula One season.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 1 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 1:34.526 1:35.226
2 15 France Alain Prost Renault 1:34.672 1:34.873 +0.146
3 27 France Patrick Tambay Ferrari 1:34.993 1:34.758 +0.232
4 5 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:35.815 1:35.114 +0.588
5 35 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 1:35.206 +0.680
6 28 France René Arnoux Ferrari 1:36.390 1:35.547 +1.021
7 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:35.958 1:36.827 +1.432
8 16 United States Eddie Cheever Renault 1:37.005 1:36.051 +1.525
9 8 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 1:36.054 1:36.900 +1.528
10 23 Italy Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 1:36.126 1:36.652 +1.600
11 3 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 1:38.747 1:36.291 +1.765
12 25 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 1:38.828 1:36.392 +1.866
13 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:40.056 1:36.454 +1.928
14 33 Colombia Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 1:37.237 1:36.694 +2.168
15 36 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 1:36.747 +2.221
16 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:37.844 1:36.977 +2.451
17 26 Brazil Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 1:38.741 1:37.729 +3.203
18 2 France Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 1:38.234 1:38.725 +3.708
19 34 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford 1:38.378 1:39.178 +3.852
20 29 Switzerland Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 1:40.255 1:38.488 +3.962
21 4 United States Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 1:39.697 1:38.686 +4.160
22 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 1:42.098 1:39.154 +4.628
23 30 Brazil Chico Serra Arrows-Ford 1:41.472 1:39.965 +5.439
24 31 Italy Corrado Fabi Osella-Ford 1:41.316 1:40.309 +5.783
25 9 Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 1:42.292 1:41.153 +6.627
26 17 Chile Eliseo Salazar RAM-Ford 1:44.357 1:41.478 +6.952
27 32 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford 1:46.964 1:42.267 +7.741
EX† 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo
Source:[1]
  • † — time disallowed, driver excluded.

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 63 1:48:27.731 4 9
2 Not awarded (see Notes below)
3 8 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 63 + 51.883 9 4
4 2 France Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 63 + 1:13.951 18 3
5 27 France Patrick Tambay Ferrari 63 + 1:18.117 3 2
6 29 Switzerland Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 63 + 1:18.207 20 1
7 15 France Alain Prost Renault 62 + 1 Lap 2  
8 35 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 62 + 1 Lap 5  
9 30 Brazil Chico Serra Arrows-Ford 62 + 1 Lap 23  
10 28 France René Arnoux Ferrari 62 + 1 Lap 6  
11 4 United States Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 62 + 1 Lap 21  
12 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 61 + 2 Laps 22  
13 34 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford 60 + 3 Laps 19  
14 17 Chile Eliseo Salazar RAM-Ford 59 + 4 Laps 26  
15 9 Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 59 + 4 Laps 25  
DSQ 1 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 63 Disqualified 1  
DSQ 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford[2] 60 Disqualified 13  
NC 33 Colombia Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 53 Not Classified 14  
Ret 16 United States Eddie Cheever Renault 41 Brakes 8  
Ret 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 34 Engine 16  
Ret 26 Brazil Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 25 Engine 17  
Ret 23 Italy Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 23 Collision 10  
Ret 25 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 22 Suspension 12  
Ret 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 19 Exhaust 7  
Ret 31 Italy Corrado Fabi Osella-Ford 17 Engine 24  
Ret 36 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 16 Spun Off 15  
Ret 3 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 7 Engine 11  
DNQ 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo    
DNQ 32 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford        

Notes[edit]

  • Unlike the 1982 race, Nelson Piquet got to keep his 1st place after being disqualified from winning the previous year.
  • Keke Rosberg was disqualified for a push start in the pits, after his car momentarily caught fire during refueling. It was the second Brazilian GP in a row that Rosberg was disqualified from 2nd place after suffering the same fate in 1982. The FIA did not award second place points to anyone.
  • Rosberg's pole position was the last for the Cosworth V8 engine, and the last time a naturally aspirated car would sit on the pole for a Grand Prix until the 1989 Brazilian Grand Prix at the same circuit. It would take until the 1988 race for another 'atmo' to qualify on the front row of the grid.
  • Elio de Angelis was disqualified for changing from his Renault turbo engined Lotus (in which he had qualified) to the team's spare car which was equipped with the naturally aspirated Ford engine after the Renault in his race car failed on the warm-up lap.[2]
  • Andrea de Cesaris was excluded from qualifying and disqualified from the race after failing to stop for a weight check during qualifying.

Standings after the race[edit]

  • 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. 94. ISBN 0-905138-25-2. 
  2. ^ a b Lang, Mike (1992). Grand Prix! Vol 4. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 157. ISBN 0-85429-733-2. 

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


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