1983 South African Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 15 of 15 in the 1983 Formula One season
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Date 15 October 1983
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 Patrick Tambay Ferrari
Time 1:06.554
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW
Time 1:09.948 on lap 6
Podium
First Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW
Second Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo
Third Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW

The 1983 South African Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Kyalami on 15 October 1983. It was the final race of the 1983 Formula One season.

Before the race, three drivers were still in a position to win the World Drivers' Championship: Alain Prost (Renault) led the championship with 57 points, followed by Nelson Piquet (Brabham-BMW) with 55 and René Arnoux (Ferrari) with 49. Piquet qualified second, behind Patrick Tambay (Ferrari) in pole position and ahead of Riccardo Patrese (Brabham), Arnoux and Prost in third, fourth and fifth. At the start Piquet passed Tambay to take the lead, with Patrese moving into second place. Arnoux retired with engine failure on lap 9. Prost fought his way up to third place, but he also retired on lap 35 with turbo failure. Needing only to finish fourth or higher, Piquet slowed and was overtaken by Patrese, Niki Lauda (McLaren) and Andrea de Cesaris (Alfa Romeo). Lauda's engine failed on lap 71. The race finished with Patrese in first place, de Cesaris in second and Piquet in third, and Piquet won the championship by two points. John Watson, completing his last full Formula One season, was disqualified for overtaking other cars on the parade lap.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 27 France Patrick Tambay Ferrari 1:06.554 1:07.029
2 5 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:06.792 1:06.821 +0.238
3 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:08.181 1:07.001 +0.447
4 28 France René Arnoux Ferrari 1:07.222 1:07.105 +0.551
5 15 France Alain Prost Renault 1:07.186 1:08.136 +0.632
6 1 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 1:07.256 1:07.344 +0.702
7 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 1:09.443 1:07.643 +1.089
8 9 Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 1:07.726 1:07.682 +1.128
9 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 1:08.970 1:07.759 +1.205
10 2 France Jacques Laffite Williams-Honda 1:07.931 1:08.652 +1.377
11 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:07.937 1:07.980 +1.383
12 8 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 1:07.974 1:08.587 +1.420
13 35 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 1:08.061 1:08.301 +1.507
14 16 United States Eddie Cheever Renault 1:08.069 1:08.360 +1.515
15 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-TAG 1:08.328 1:10.635 +1.774
16 36 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 1:08.350 1:08.439 +1.796
17 23 Italy Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 1:09.364 1:08.628 +2.074
18 3 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 1:11.096 1:11.284 +4.542
19 4 United States Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 1:11.750 1:11.382 +4.828
20 30 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-Ford 1:11.988 1:11.658 +5.104
21 25 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 1:12.017 1:12.538 +5.463
22 29 Switzerland Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 1:12.309 1:12.049 +5.495
23 26 Brazil Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 1:12.745 1:13.330 +6.191
24 17 United Kingdom Kenny Acheson RAM-Ford 1:13.352 +6.798
25 31 Italy Corrado Fabi Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:14.483 1:13.656 +7.102
26 32 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:14.903 1:15.503 +8.349
Source:[1]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 77 1:33:25.708 3 9
2 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 77 + 9.319 9 6
3 5 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 77 + 21.969 2 4
4 35 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 76 + 1 Lap 13 3
5 1 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 76 + 1 Lap 6 2
6 16 United States Eddie Cheever Renault 76 + 1 Lap 14 1
7 4 United States Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 75 + 2 Laps 19  
8 29 Switzerland Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 75 + 2 Laps 22  
9 30 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-Ford 74 + 3 Laps 20  
10 25 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 73 + 4 Laps 21  
11 8 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 71 Electrical 12  
12 17 United Kingdom Kenny Acheson RAM-Ford 71 + 6 Laps 24  
NC 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 68 Not Classified 7  
NC 26 Brazil Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 66 Not Classified 23  
Ret 3 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 60 Engine 18  
Ret 27 France Patrick Tambay Ferrari 56 Turbo 1  
Ret 36 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 56 Turbo 16  
Ret 15 France Alain Prost Renault 35 Turbo 5  
Ret 31 Italy Corrado Fabi Osella-Alfa Romeo 28 Engine 25  
Ret 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 20 Engine 11  
DSQ 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-TAG 18 Disqualified 15  
Ret 28 France René Arnoux Ferrari 9 Engine 4  
Ret 23 Italy Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 5 Engine 17  
Ret 9 Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 1 Engine 8  
Ret 2 France Jacques Laffite Williams-Honda 1 Spun Off 10  
Ret 32 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1 Engine 26  

Notes[edit]

  • Prost, Piquet and Arnoux went into this race fighting for the championship.
    • Prost (57pts) needed either
      • 1st
      • 2nd, ahead of Piquet
      • 3rd, with Piquet 2nd or lower
      • 4th or 5th, with Piquet 3rd or lower
      • 6th, with Piquet 4th or lower and Arnoux 2nd or lower
      • Piquet 5th or lower and Arnoux 2nd or lower
    • Piquet (55pts)
      • 1st
      • 2nd, with Prost 4th or lower
      • 3rd, with Prost 6th or lower
      • 4th, with Prost 7th or lower and Arnoux 2nd or lower
    • Arnoux (49pts) needed 1st with Prost 6th or lower and Piquet 4th or lower
  • Ferrari and Renault were also fighting for the Constructor's Championship
    • Ferrari (89pts) needed either
      • To score 5pts or better
      • 4th, or 5th and 6th, or higher, with the Renaults 1st and 3rd or lower
      • 5th or better, with the Renaults 1st and 4th or lower
      • 6th or better, with the Renaults 1st and 5th or lower
      • The Renaults scoring fewer than 11pts
    • Renault (78pts) needed either
      • 1st and 2nd with the Ferraris scoring fewer than 5pts
      • 1st and 3rd with the Ferraris scoring fewer than 3pts
      • 1st and 4th with the Ferraris 6th or lower
      • 1st and 5th with the Ferraris 7th or lower.

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. 216. ISBN 0-905138-25-2. 

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

External links[edit]


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