1982 Monaco Grand Prix
|Race 6 of 16 in the 1982 Formula One season|
|Date||23 May 1982|
|Location||Circuit de Monaco|
|Course length||3.312 km (2.057 mi)|
|Distance||76 laps, 251.712 km (156.406 mi)|
|Weather||Dry, then Wet|
|Time||1:26.354 on lap 69|
By around lap 67, the race became a 2-horse sprint between Alain Prost and Riccardo Patrese. Once it started to rain and while Patrese was pushing hard Prost was storming around the track, trying to finish the race before it started to rain; and by lap 74, Prost pushed too hard and crashed into the Armco barriers coming out of the Chicane du Port (also known as the Dog Leg). On lap 75, Patrese led, spun and stalled at Loews. On the last lap, Didier Pironi led into the tunnel and ran out of fuel, Andrea de Cesaris also ran out of fuel before he could take over the lead, and Derek Daly, the next leader, already had a car with no front or back wing- and then a damaged gearbox which seized up before he could start the final lap. Patrese, who had managed to restart his car by rolling downhill and bump-starting, took his first race win. Pironi and de Cesaris were classified 2nd and 3rd, with Daly sixth. BBC commentator and 1976 world champion James Hunt commented, "Well we've got this ridiculous situation where we're all sitting by the start-finish line waiting for a winner to come past and we don't seem to be getting one!".
- Lap leaders: René Arnoux 14 (1-14), Alain Prost 59 (15-73), Riccardo Patrese 2 (74, 76), Didier Pironi 1 (75)
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- "Murray's Memories: Monaco Grand Prix 1982 - 'Craziest race ever'". Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- "1982 Monaco Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
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