1982 Monaco Grand Prix

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1982 Monaco Grand Prix
Race 6 of 16 in the 1982 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 23 May 1982
Location Circuit de Monaco
Course Street circuit
Course length 3.312 km (2.057 mi)
Distance 76 laps, 251.712 km (156.406 mi)
Weather Dry, then Wet
Pole position
Driver Renault
Time 1:23.281
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-Ford
Time 1:26.354 on lap 69
First Brabham-Ford
Second Ferrari
Third Alfa Romeo

The 1982 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monaco on 23 May 1982. It was the sixth race of the 1982 FIA Formula One World Championship.

This was the first race following the death of Gilles Villeneuve at the Belgian Grand Prix two weeks previously. Consequently, Ferrari entered only one car, for Didier Pironi.

René Arnoux took pole position in his Renault and led until he spun off at the Swimming Pool on lap 15. Team-mate Alain Prost took over the lead and held it until the closing stages, when rain started to fall. On lap 74, three from the end, Prost pushed too hard and crashed into the Armco barriers coming out of the Chicane du Port (also known as the Dog Leg), handing the lead to Riccardo Patrese in the Brabham. Then, on lap 75, Patrese spun on oil at the Loews hairpin and stalled.

Pironi now led, only for his electrics to fail in the tunnel on the final lap. Andrea de Cesaris then ran out of fuel before he could pass Pironi, and Derek Daly, the next leader, had already lost the wings from his Williams after an accident and had also damaged his 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, came through to take his first Formula One victory, with Pironi, de Cesaris and Daly classified second, third and sixth respectively.

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!"[1]


Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-Ford 76 1:54:11.259 2 9
2 28 France Didier Pironi Ferrari 75 Electrics 5 6
3 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 75 Out of Fuel 7 4
4 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 75 + 1 Lap 11 3
5 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 75 + 1 Lap 15 2
6 5 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Williams-Ford 74 Accident 8 1
7 15 France Alain Prost Renault 73 Accident 4  
8 4 United Kingdom Brian Henton Tyrrell-Ford 72 + 4 Laps 17  
9 29 Switzerland Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 70 + 6 Laps 19  
10 3 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 69 Suspension 9  
Ret 6 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 64 Collision 6  
Ret 8 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 56 Engine 12  
Ret 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 49 Turbo 13  
Ret 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 35 Electrical 10  
Ret 9 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-Ford 31 Differential 14  
Ret 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 29 Handling 18  
Ret 25 United States Eddie Cheever Ligier-Matra 27 Oil Leak 16  
Ret 10 Chile Eliseo Salazar ATS-Ford 22 Mechanical 20  
Ret 16 France René Arnoux Renault 14 Spun Off 1  
Ret 23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 4 Halfshaft 3  
DNQ 30 Italy Mauro Baldi Arrows-Ford    
DNQ 33 Netherlands Jan Lammers Theodore-Ford    
DNQ 17 West Germany Jochen Mass March-Ford    
DNQ 35 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart    
DNQ 31 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella-Ford    
DNQ 14 Colombia Roberto Guerrero Ensign-Ford    
DNPQ 36 Italy Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart    
DNPQ 32 Italy Riccardo Paletti Osella-Ford    
DNPQ 18 Brazil Raul Boesel March-Ford    
DNPQ 20 Brazil Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford    
DNPQ 19 Spain Emilio de Villota March-Ford        

Lap leaders[edit]

René Arnoux 14 (1–14), Alain Prost 59 (15–73), Riccardo Patrese 2 (74, 76), Didier Pironi 1 (75)

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.


  1. ^ "Murray's Memories: Monaco Grand Prix 1982 - 'Craziest race ever'". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "1982 Monaco Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 

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