Talk:1982 Formula One season

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Corrections to Belgium & Holland[edit]

I've edited the description of the fatal crash of Gilles Villeneuve. Rosberg was not involved in the crash. The driver involved was Jochen Mass with his March-Ford. Corrected the data about the Holland GP. Pironi took the lead of the race after fourteen laps. I think you'll see if you look back Arnoux's accident in Holland was in fact caused by a suspension failure. One of his front wheels ripped loose as he headed towards Tarzan corner. Ceres3 20:27, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

comments from IP 186.136.89.17 moved from article.[edit]

THIS IS NOT TRUE: 1) The Argentina landing on the Malvinas/Falklands Islands were on April 2. Hardly to undersand how the cancellation reason was for an event that took place a month after the planned race. 2) Argentina was not sanctionned for any sporting involvemente. As as matter of fact, Argentina was participating in the Soccer World Cup (and was still the reigning Soccer Champion) in June 1982 as the war was still been fought. 3) It was not an invasion. Argentina took back the islands that were invaded by the UK in 1833.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 186.136.89.17 (talkcontribs)

It certainly was an invasion, the UK had claim to the islands before Argentina even existed so you can't take back something you never had. In any event, practically everywhere in the world was once owned by someone else so previous ownership hardly justifies a certain claim. The only certainties are that the UK were the current sovereign in 1982 and that at that point and until this day, the current population overwhelmingly want to stay alligned to the UK. Your points 1 and 2 seem valid though. Rcclh (talk) 20:56, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Brabham points total in the Constructors Championship.[edit]

Anyway i actually came here to discuss Brabham's points total. It seems to have been split between points scored with the BMW engine and points scored with the Cosworth engine. Surely this is just one team using different engines in different races and the points should be aggregated? Rcclh (talk) 20:56, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Actually no. In the Constructors' Championship, each chassis-engine combination is counted separately - see http://www.formula1.com/results/team/1982/. DH85868993 (talk) 21:56, 29 October 2012 (UTC)
Well that looks like an official site so I guess it stays as it is, although they do make mistakes sometimes. Seems strange to me for a "constructors" championship to split the constructors' points up. Has there ever been discussion involving the FIA before regarding this? Rcclh (talk) 11:44, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
The practice goes back decades back when race teams manufactured customer cars for many teams other than heir own. Various teams running Cooper chassis may have BRM engines, or Coventry Climax or Ferrari, or Maserati. The concept pre-dates the current practice where ther are no longer any customer chassis. --Falcadore (talk) 16:00, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
Why has Brabham's BMW and Ford pointscores been combined? --Falcadore (talk) 11:37, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
Apparently the 1982 Manufacturers' Championship table in the 1983 FIA Yearbook lists "Brabham" with a total of 41 points. Of course this conflicts with various other sources such as formula1.com and Mike Lang's Grand Prix! Vol 4, which list Brabham-BMW and Brabham-Ford separately, with 22 and 19 points respectively. But in theory the FIA Yearbook is/should be the "official" source, so it's a bit of a quandary. The editor who made the change (User:GTHO) may be able to provide further information. DH85868993 (talk) 11:46, 8 February 2013 (UTC)