1984 Formula One season

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1984
FIA Formula One World Championship season
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The 1984 Formula One season was the 35th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1984 Formula One World Championship for Drivers and the 1984 Formula One World Championship for Manufacturers which were contested concurrently over a sixteen-race series[1] which commenced on 25 March, and ended on 21 October.

In the Championship for Drivers, the season became a duel between McLaren's Alain Prost and Niki Lauda. Lauda eventually prevailed by the smallest margin in Formula One history – half a point – despite Prost winning 7 races to Lauda's 5, and despite Prost winning the last two Grands Prix of the year.

Team and driver changes[edit]

  • Brabham retained their 850 bhp (634 kW; 862 PS) BMW engines along with reigning World Champion Nelson Piquet. Italian brothers Teo and Corrado Fabi replaced Riccardo Patrese and shared the #2 seat allowing older brother Teo to honour commitments in the US based CART World Series. Rumour had John Watson in the second Brabham seat (Watson himself later confirmed he was close to signing), but the team's main sponsor, Italian dairy company Parmalat, insisted on an Italian driver instead. Piquet and the Fabi brothers drove the Gordon Murray-designed BT53.
  • McLaren had exclusive use of the TAG-Porsche turbo engine that had debuted in the Netherlands the previous year. Frenchman Alain Prost, who had finished 2nd in the 1983 Drivers' Championship, re-joined the team from Renault and replaced John Watson. Prost joined double World Champion Niki Lauda in what was seen as the strongest driver line up of the season. Prost and Lauda would drive the John Barnard-designed MP4/2.
  • After a disappointing end to the 1983 season which saw the factory Renault team lose its way at the end of the year costing Alain Prost the Drivers' Championship and the team the Constructors' Championship, the major changes to the national French team was its drivers as well as the loss of designer Ducarouge. Prost and American Eddie Cheever were replaced with Frenchman Patrick Tambay (formerly of Ferrari) and Englishman Derek Warwick (formerly of Toleman). The all new RE50 was designed by Michel Tétu and Bernard Dudot and was powered by the 800 bhp (597 kW; 811 PS) EF4 V6 turbo engine.
  • Euro Racing continued to run the Alfa Romeo team, but they lost major sponsor Marlboro. Replacing the red and white colours of the cigarette giant was the green and red of Italian clothes manufacturer Benetton. Also gone were drivers Andrea de Cesaris and Mauro Baldi, replaced by Riccardo Patrese and Eddie Cheever. The team continued to use the thirsty, and moderately powerful (680 bhp (507 kW; 689 PS)) 890T V8 turbocharged engine for the season. If not for the engine's appalling fuel economy, Patrese and Cheever might have scored more points and/or podium finishes. Alfa used the Mario Tollentino and Luigi Marmiroli-designed 184T.
  • Ferrari introduced the latest version of their successful 126C model, the 126C4 designed by Mauro Forghieri and Harvey Postlethwaite, which was powered by the 850 bhp (634 kW; 862 PS) Tipo 031 V6 engine. After releasing Patrick Tambay who subsequently signed for Renault, the team signed its first Italian driver since 1973 with Michele Alboreto to join Frenchman René Arnoux, who had finished third in the Drivers' Championship for Ferrari in 1983. It was reported that Enzo Ferrari broke his own rule against signing an Italian driver when he signed Alboreto, making him the first Italian driver at Ferrari since Arturo Merzario.
  • Ligier joined the ranks of the turbos, dumping the Cosworth V8 in favour of the Renault engine. The V6 turbo powering the Michel Beaujon and Claude Galopin-designed JS23. Drivers were Frenchman François Hesnault, and fast but crash-prone Italian Andrea de Cesaris.

Season summary[edit]

Niki Lauda won his 3rd and final driver's championship by half a point
Stefan Bellof driving for Tyrrell in the 1984 Dallas Grand Prix. The team and its drivers were disqualified from the Championship due to a technical infringement which was caught at the Detroit Grand Prix.
Keke Rosberg won the 1984 Dallas Grand Prix for Williams-Honda.
Boutsen driving for Arrows at the 1984 Dallas Grand Prix.
Michele Alboreto finished fourth in the Drivers' Championship in his first season at Ferrari.

The season had been expected to see a continuation of the Brabham-Renault-Ferrari battle, with supporting roles for McLaren, Williams and Lotus. McLaren however had stolen a march on its competitors thanks to its TAG turbo engine and the John Barnard-designed MP4/2. The combination of dual World Champion Lauda, nine time Grand Prix winner Prost, the TAG-Porsche and the MP4/2 quickly becoming the class of the field.

FISA had introduced new fuel economy rules aimed at reducing speeds, ruling that cars powered by turbocharged engines would only have 220 liters of fuel per race, with re-fueling now banned (the tank had to be 220L, but teams were free to try and squeeze more in if they could, which some tried with methods such as freezing the fuel inside the tank). TAG, while still a sponsor with Williams, became a partner with McLaren team boss Ron Dennis, and commissioned German sports car manufacturer Porsche to design and build what would become the TAG-Porsche V6 turbocharged engine. Porsche had extensive experience with similar economy rules due to its participation in endurance racing and this translated in superior fuel economy.

Reigning world driver's champion Nelson Piquet and his Brabham-BMW were usually the fastest combination on track, but appalling early season reliability where the reigning Drivers' World Champion failed to score a point in the first seven rounds due to numerous engine and turbo failures before his back-to-back wins in Canada and Detroit, meant he was never able to challenge consistently, and by half way through the season it was apparent he wouldn't be able to defend his title.

The season saw a titanic battle between both McLaren drivers Niki Lauda and Alain Prost. Prost had been sacked by Renault two days after the 1983 season ended after failing to win the championship (Prost had openly criticised Renault for failing to develop the RE40 during the season, resulting in the loss of both the Drivers' and Constructors' championships). Fast and ambitious, the Frenchman quickly established his dominance over his teammate, especially in qualifying, though Lauda's race driving saw him often a match for his younger team mate.

Austrian Niki Lauda had returned to F1 in 1982 and soon showed he had lost nothing of his earlier determination and guile. He regularly matched the pace of his 1982–1983 McLaren team mate John Watson, but Alain Prost was a different kettle of fish. Lauda quickly realized he could not beat his young team mate on speed, therefore the wily Austrian ignored qualifying and concentrated on his race strategies. By winning races when Prost ran into trouble and scoring relentlessly when Prost proved quicker, Lauda was able to win the title by just half a point. He also became only the second driver after Denny Hulme in 1967 to have ever won the title without achieving a single pole position in the season.

Prost though can be considered unlucky not to have won his first World Championship. He won 7 races to Lauda's 5, and was robbed of a potential 4.5 points after Monaco Clerk of Course Jacky Ickx controversially stopped the Monaco Grand Prix after just 31 laps due to the dangerous conditions brought on by constant rain. Prost won the race from the Toleman of Ayrton Senna and the Tyrrell of Stefan Bellof, but only half points were awarded due to the race being stopped before half-distance. The controversy stemmed from Ickx not consulting with the race stewards before he stopped the race, an action which saw his suspension from being the Clerk of the Course. It was rumored that Ickx, who at the time a driver in the factory backed Rothmans Porsche Sportscar team, had stopped the race when he did so that the Porsche engined McLaren would win and not the Hart engined Toleman of F1 rookie Senna. At the time Senna had been showing what would become legendary wet weather driving skills and was catching the more experienced Prost very quickly. Senna actually passed the slowing Prost as they crossed the line when Ickx held out the red flag (Prost had slowed down having already been told on the team radio that the race had been stopped), but the regulations ruled that the results were taken from the previous lap, where Prost was in the lead. Almost going unnoticed in Senna's late race charge for the lead, was that the Cosworth V8 powered Tyrrell of Bellof was catching Senna as fast as the Brazilian was catching Prost. Toleman mechanics later confirmed that had the race not been stopped, Senna would not have finished as the TG184 had suffered serious suspension damage.

During the season, the Tyrrell team had its results stripped after a technical infringement. Soon after the podium ceremony for the Detroit Grand Prix in which Martin Brundle had finished in a brilliant second place, word arrived that the officials had found impurities in the water injection system on his Tyrrell 012 and lead balls in the rubber bag containing the water. Samples of the water were shipped to France and Texas for analysis and found to contain significant levels of hydrocarbons. Team boss Ken Tyrrell was called to a meeting of the FISA Executive Committee on July 18 and, based on the impurities in the water, which had been topped up during a pit stop, was accused of refueling the car during the race. (Refueling had been banned prior to the 1984 season and remained illegal until 1994). The team was disqualified from the remainder of the World Championship and lost the 13 points they had already gained, though they were allowed to and did continue to race, though they did not appear for the final three races of the season. However, they were unable to score any championship points. Many in the paddock felt for Tyrrell as they believed the penalty far outweighed the crime and that FISA boss Jean-Marie Balestre had used the system to make an example of the British based team, with some privately believing that the penalty would not have been anywhere near as severe had it been manufacturer based teams Ferrari or Renault who committed the offence.

McLaren dominated the season, with Prost winning 7 races to equal the season wins record set by Jim Clark in 1963, and Lauda winning 5, making the McLaren MP4/2 the most dominant single season car in the sports history to that point. The team also scored four 1–2 results during the season to easily win the Constructors' Championship with a then-record 143.5 points, some 86 points in front of second-placed Ferrari. McLaren won 12 of the season's 16 races, with Brabham's reigning World Champion Nelson Piquet scoring two wins, and Michele Alboreto (Ferrari) and Keke Rosberg (Williams-Honda) each winning a single race.

For Japanese giant Honda, Rosberg's win in the Dallas Grand Prix would be the first of 40 wins for their turbocharged V6 engines until the turbos were banned following the 1988 season. It was also Honda's first win in Formula One since John Surtees had won the 1967 Italian Grand Prix at Monza driving the V12 powered Honda RA300 in its debut race.

Drivers and constructors[edit]

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyres No Driver Rounds
United Kingdom MRD International Brabham-BMW BT53 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t M 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet All
2 Italy Teo Fabi 1–5, 8, 10–15
Italy Corrado Fabi 6–7, 9
West Germany Manfred Winkelhock 16
United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell-Ford 012 Ford Cosworth DFY 3.0 V8 G 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 1–9
Sweden Stefan Johansson 10–13
4 West Germany Stefan Bellof 1–10, 12–13
New Zealand Mike Thackwell 11
United Kingdom Williams Grand Prix Engineering Williams-Honda FW09
FW09B
Honda RA163E 1.5 V6t
Honda RA164E 1.5 V6t
G 5 France Jacques Laffite All
6 Finland Keke Rosberg All
United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren-TAG MP4/2 TAG/Porsche TTE PO1 1.5 V6t M 7 France Alain Prost All
8 Austria Niki Lauda All
United Kingdom Skoal Bandit Formula 1 Team RAM-Hart 01
02
Hart 415T 1.5 L4t P 9 France Philippe Alliot All
10 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer 1–6, 8–16
New Zealand Mike Thackwell 7
United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus-Renault 95T Renault EF4B 1.5 V6t G 11 Italy Elio de Angelis All
12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell All
West Germany Team ATS ATS-BMW D7 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t P 14 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock 1–14
Austria Gerhard Berger 16
31 12, 14–15
France Equipe Renault Elf Renault RE50 Renault EF4 1.5 V6t M 15 France Patrick Tambay All
16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick All
33 France Philippe Streiff 16
United Kingdom Barclay Nordica Arrows BMW Arrows-Ford A6 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 17 Switzerland Marc Surer 1–3, 5, 7–8
18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen 1–2, 4
Arrows-BMW A7 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t 17 Switzerland Marc Surer 4, 6, 9–16
18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen 3, 5–16
United Kingdom Toleman Group Motorsport Toleman-Hart TG183B
TG184
Hart 415T 1.5 L4t P 19 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1–13, 15–16
Sweden Stefan Johansson 14
20 15–16
Venezuela Johnny Cecotto 1–10
Italy Pierluigi Martini 14
United Kingdom Spirit Racing Spirit-Hart 101B
101C
Hart 415T 1.5 L4t P 21 Italy Mauro Baldi 1–6, 15–16
Netherlands Huub Rothengatter 7, 9–14
Spirit-Ford 101C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 8
Italy Benetton Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 184T Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 V8t G 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese All
23 United States Eddie Cheever All
Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella-Alfa Romeo FA1F Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 V8t P 24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani All
30 Austria Jo Gartner 10–16
FA1E Alfa Romeo 1260 3.0 V12 4
France Ligier Loto Ligier-Renault JS23
JS23B
Renault EF4 1.5 V6t M 25 France François Hesnault All
26 Italy Andrea de Cesaris All
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 126C4 Ferrari 031 1.5 V6t G 27 Italy Michele Alboreto All
28 France René Arnoux All

Season review[edit]

Rnd Race Date Location Pole Position Fastest Lap Race Winner Constructor Report
1 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix 25 March Jacarepaguá Italy Elio de Angelis France Alain Prost France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
2 South Africa South African Grand Prix 7 April Kyalami Brazil Nelson Piquet France Patrick Tambay Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
3 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix 29 April Zolder Italy Michele Alboreto France René Arnoux Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari Report
4 Italy San Marino Grand Prix 6 May Imola Brazil Nelson Piquet Brazil Nelson Piquet France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
5 France French Grand Prix 20 May Dijon France Patrick Tambay France Alain Prost Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix1 3 June Monaco France Alain Prost Brazil Ayrton Senna France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
7 Canada Canadian Grand Prix 17 June Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Brazil Nelson Piquet Brazil Nelson Piquet Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Brabham-BMW Report
8 United States Detroit Grand Prix 24 June Detroit Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Derek Warwick Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Brabham-BMW Report
9 United States Dallas Grand Prix 8 July Dallas United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Austria Niki Lauda Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Honda Report
10 United Kingdom British Grand Prix 22 July Brands Hatch Brazil Nelson Piquet Austria Niki Lauda Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
11 West Germany German Grand Prix 5 August Hockenheimring France Alain Prost France Alain Prost France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
12 Austria Austrian Grand Prix 19 August Österreichring Brazil Nelson Piquet Austria Niki Lauda Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
13 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix 26 August Zandvoort France Alain Prost France René Arnoux France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
14 Italy Italian Grand Prix 9 September Monza Brazil Nelson Piquet Austria Niki Lauda Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
15 West Germany European Grand Prix 7 October Nürburgring Brazil Nelson Piquet Brazil Nelson Piquet
Italy Michele Alboreto
France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
16 Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix 21 October Estoril Brazil Nelson Piquet Austria Niki Lauda France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
  1. ^ Half points awarded after race was stopped due to dangerous conditions.

1984 Drivers' Championship final standings[edit]

Points towards the 1984 Formula 1 World Championship for Drivers were awarded on a 9–6–4–3–2–1 basis to the first six finishers in each race.

Pos Driver BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
BEL
Belgium
SMR
San Marino
FRA
France
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
DET
United States
DAL
United States
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
EUR
West Germany
POR
Portugal
Points
1 Austria Niki Lauda Ret 1 Ret Ret 1 Ret 2 Ret Ret 1 2 1 2 1 4 2 72
2 France Alain Prost 1 2 Ret 1 7 1 3 4 Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 Ret 1 1 71.5
3 Italy Elio de Angelis 3 7 5 3 5 5 4 2 3 4 Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret 5 34
4 Italy Michele Alboreto Ret 11 1 Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 3 Ret 2 2 4 30.5
5 Brazil Nelson Piquet Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 1 1 Ret 7 Ret 2 Ret Ret 3 6 29
6 France René Arnoux Ret Ret 3 2 4 3 5 Ret 2 6 6 7 11 Ret 5 9 27
7 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Ret 3 2 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 3 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 23
8 Finland Keke Rosberg 2 Ret 4 Ret 6 4 Ret Ret 1 Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 20.5
9 Brazil Ayrton Senna Ret 6 6 DNQ Ret 2 7 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 13
10 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 6 Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 13
11 France Patrick Tambay 5 Ret 7 Ret 2 Ret DNS Ret Ret 8 5 Ret 6 Ret Ret 7 11
12 Italy Teo Fabi Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 3 Ret Ret 4 5 Ret Ret 9
13 Italy Riccardo Patrese Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 10 Ret 3 6 8 8
14 France Jacques Laffite Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 8 Ret 5 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 5
15 Belgium Thierry Boutsen 6 12 Ret 5 11 DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 10 9 Ret 5
16 United States Eddie Cheever 4 Ret Ret 7 Ret DNQ 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 9 Ret 17 3
17 Sweden Stefan Johansson DSQ DSQ DNQ DSQ 4 Ret 11 3
18 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ret 5 Ret 6 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 7 Ret Ret Ret 7 12 3
19 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Ret DNS Ret DNQ 12 7 Ret Ret 5 9 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 2
20 Switzerland Marc Surer 7 9 8 Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1
Austria Jo Gartner Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 5 Ret 16 0
Austria Gerhard Berger 12 6 Ret 13 0
France François Hesnault Ret 10 Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 8 7 Ret 10 Ret 0
Italy Corrado Fabi Ret Ret 7 0
Italy Mauro Baldi Ret 8 Ret 8 Ret DNQ 8 15 0
West Germany Manfred Winkelhock EX Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 8 Ret Ret DNS Ret DNS 10 0
United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer 8 Ret 10 9 13 DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 9 Ret Ret Ret 0
Netherlands Huub Rothengatter NC DNQ Ret NC 9 NC Ret 8 0
Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Ret Ret Ret NC Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret DNQ 0
France Philippe Alliot Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 10 Ret DNS Ret Ret 11 10 Ret Ret Ret 0
West Germany Stefan Bellof DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ EX DSQ 0
United Kingdom Martin Brundle DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DNQ DSQ DSQ DNQ 0
New Zealand Mike Thackwell Ret DNQ 0
France Philippe Streiff Ret 0
Italy Pierluigi Martini DNQ 0
Pos Driver BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
BEL
Belgium
SMR
San Marino
FRA
France
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
DET
United States
DAL
United States
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
EUR
West Germany
POR
Portugal
Points

Half points were awarded at the Monaco Grand Prix as less than 75% of the scheduled distance was completed.

Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)

1984 Manufacturers' Championship final standings[edit]

McLaren took the 1984 Formula 1 World Championship for Manufacturers after winning 12 of 16 races.
Ferrari finished second in the 1984 Formula 1 World Championship for Manufacturers.
Lotus finished third in the 1984 Formula 1 World Championship for Manufacturers.

Points towards the 1984 Formula 1 World Championship for Manufacturers were awarded on a 9–6–4–3–2–1 basis to the first six finishers in each race.

Pos Constructor Car
no.
BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
BEL
Belgium
SMR
San Marino
FRA
France
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
DET
United States
DAL
United States
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
EUR
West Germany
POR
Portugal
Pts
1 United Kingdom McLaren-TAG 7 1 2 Ret 1 7 1 3 4 Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 Ret 1 1 143.5
8 Ret 1 Ret Ret 1 Ret 2 Ret Ret 1 2 1 2 1 4 2
2 Italy Ferrari 27 Ret 11 1 Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 3 Ret 2 2 4 57.5
28 Ret Ret 3 2 4 3 5 Ret 2 6 6 7 11 Ret 5 9
3 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 11 3 7 5 3 5 5 4 2 3 4 Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret 5 47
12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 6 Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret
4 United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 1 1 Ret 7 Ret 2 Ret Ret 3 6 38
2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret 3 7 Ret Ret 4 5 Ret Ret 10
5 France Renault 15 5 Ret 7 Ret 2 Ret DNS Ret Ret 8 5 Ret 6 Ret Ret 7 34
16 Ret 3 2 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 3 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret
33 Ret
6 United Kingdom Williams-Honda 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 8 Ret 5 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 25.5
6 2 Ret 4 Ret 6 4 Ret Ret 1 Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret
7 United Kingdom Toleman-Hart 19 Ret 6 6 DNQ Ret 2 7 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret 3 16
20 Ret Ret Ret NC Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret DNQ DNQ Ret 11
8 Italy Alfa Romeo 22 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 10 Ret 3 6 8 11
23 4 Ret Ret 7 Ret DNQ 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 9 Ret 17
9 France Ligier-Renault 25 Ret 10 Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 8 7 Ret 10 Ret 3
26 Ret 5 Ret 6 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 7 Ret Ret Ret 7 12
10 United Kingdom Arrows-Ford 17 7 9 8 Ret DNQ Ret Ret 3
18 6 12 5
11 United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 17 Ret Ret 11 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3
18 Ret 11 DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 10 9 Ret
12 Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 24 Ret DNS Ret DNQ 12 7 Ret Ret 5 9 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 2
30 Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 5 Ret 16
West Germany ATS-BMW 14 EX Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 8 Ret Ret DNS Ret DNS 13 0
31 12 6 Ret
United Kingdom Spirit-Hart 21 Ret 8 Ret 8 Ret DNQ NC Ret NC 9 NC Ret 8 8 15 0
United Kingdom RAM-Hart 9 Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 10 Ret DNS Ret Ret 11 10 Ret Ret Ret 0
10 8 Ret 10 9 13 DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 9 Ret Ret Ret
United Kingdom Spirit-Ford 21 DNQ 0
DSQ United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 3 DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DNQ DSQ DSQ DNQ DSQ DSQ DNQ DSQ 0
4 DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DNQ EX DSQ
Pos Constructor Car
no.
BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
BEL
Belgium
SMR
San Marino
FRA
France
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
DET
United States
DAL
United States
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
EUR
West Germany
POR
Portugal
Pts
  • On 18 July, Tyrrell was disqualified from all races so far that season due to a technical infringement which was discovered at the Detroit race. They were allowed to compete in the remaining races but would be ineligible to score points towards the Constructors' Championship. They later opted to miss the final three races.
  • Half points were awarded at the Monaco Grand Prix as less than 75% of the scheduled distance was completed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1985 FIA Yearbook, Red section, pages 84–85

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