1983 Italian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 13 of 15 in the 1983 Formula One season
Monza 1976.jpg
Date 11 September 1983
Official name LIV Gran Premio d'Italia
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.800 km (3.60 mi)
Distance 52 laps, 301.600 km (187.400 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Brabham-BMW
Time 1:29.122
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW
Time 1:34.431 on lap 20
Podium
First Brabham-BMW
Second Ferrari
Third Renault

The 1983 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monza on 11 September 1983. The race, contested over 52 laps, was the thirteenth race of the 1983 Formula One season and was won by Nelson Piquet, driving a Brabham-BMW, with René Arnoux second in a Ferrari and Eddie Cheever third in a Renault. Drivers' Championship leader Alain Prost retired with a turbo failure midway through the race, allowing Piquet and Arnoux to close to within five and two points of him respectively in the championship.

The race saw the occurrence of an unusual incident in the pit lane. After completing a pit stop, Niki Lauda's McLaren-TAG stalled in front of the Brabham garage. The Brabham crew, who were preparing for Piquet's stop, were joined by team owner and FOCA chief executive Bernie Ecclestone in giving Lauda a push start, to get him back into the race and to clear the area for Piquet.[1] However, the Austrian driver retired shortly after with an electrical failure.

Another incident occurred at the end of the race, when the tifosi ran onto the track to celebrate Arnoux's second place with the cars still going round. Nigel Mansell, running seventh in his Lotus-Renault, slowed down to avoid running over any of the spectators, only to be overtaken by Bruno Giacomelli's Toleman-Hart. Infuriated, Mansell drove the wrong way into the pit lane.[1]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:30.253 1:29.122
2 27 France Patrick Tambay Ferrari 1:31.036 1:29.650 +0.528
3 28 France René Arnoux Ferrari 1:30.799 1:29.901 +0.779
4 5 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:30.202 1:30.475 +1.080
5 15 France Alain Prost Renault 1:32.244 1:31.144 +2.022
6 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 1:31.295 1:31.272 +2.150
7 16 United States Eddie Cheever Renault 1:31.613 1:31.564 +2.442
8 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:32.590 1:31.628 +2.506
9 9 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 1:34.161 1:31.959 +2.837
10 23 Italy Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 1:32.407 1:32.593 +3.285
11 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 1:34.610 1:32.423 +3.301
12 35 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 1:33.738 1:32.677 +3.555
13 8 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 1:33.190 1:33.133 +4.011
14 36 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 1:35.489 1:33.384 +4.262
15 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-TAG 1:35.928 1:34.705 +5.583
16 1 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 1:36.631 1:35.291 +6.169
17 40 Sweden Stefan Johansson Spirit-Honda 1:37.862 1:35.483 +6.361
18 30 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-Ford 1:36.968 1:35.624 +6.502
19 25 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 1:37.270 1:36.220 +7.098
20 29 Switzerland Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 1:36.796 1:36.435 +7.313
21 33 Colombia Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 1:37.677 1:36.619 +7.497
22 4 United States Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 1:37.565 1:36.644 +7.522
23 32 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:36.647 +7.525
24 3 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 1:36.788 1:37.319 +7.666
25 31 Italy Corrado Fabi Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:38.577 1:36.834 +7.712
26 34 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford 1:37.105 1:37.634 +7.983
27 26 Brazil Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 1:37.798 1:37.186 +8.064
28 2 France Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 1:37.277 1:37.245 +8.123
29 17 United Kingdom Kenny Acheson RAM-Ford 1:37.755 1:37.272 +8.150
Source:[2]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 52 1:23:10.880 4 9
2 28 France René Arnoux Ferrari 52 + 10.212 3 6
3 16 United States Eddie Cheever Renault 52 + 18.612 7 4
4 27 France Patrick Tambay Ferrari 52 + 29.023 2 3
5 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 52 + 53.680 8 2
6 35 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 52 + 1:13.348 12 1
7 36 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 52 + 1:33.922 14  
8 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 52 + 1:36.035 11  
9 25 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 51 + 1 Lap 19  
10 29 Switzerland Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 51 + 1 Lap 20  
11 1 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 51 + 1 Lap 16  
12 34 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford 50 + 2 Laps 26  
13 33 Colombia Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 50 + 2 Laps 21  
Ret 31 Italy Corrado Fabi Osella-Alfa Romeo 45 Engine 25  
Ret 4 United States Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 44 Fuel System 22  
Ret 30 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-Ford 41 Engine 18  
Ret 9 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 35 Exhaust 9  
Ret 3 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 28 Clutch 24  
Ret 15 France Alain Prost Renault 26 Turbo 5  
Ret 8 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 24 Electrical 13  
Ret 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-TAG 13 Electrical 15  
Ret 32 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 10 Gearbox 23  
Ret 23 Italy Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 4 Turbo 10  
Ret 40 Sweden Stefan Johansson Spirit-Honda 4 Distributor 17  
Ret 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 2 Engine 1  
Ret 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 2 Collision 6  
DNQ 26 Brazil Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford    
DNQ 2 France Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford    
DNQ 17 United Kingdom Kenny Acheson RAM-Ford        
Source:[3]

Notes[edit]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Formula One: The Italian Grand Prix". Motor Sport. London. October 1983. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Hamilton, Maurice (ed.) (1983). AUTOCOURSE 1983–84. Hazleton Publishing Ltd. p. 202. ISBN 0-905138-25-2. 
  3. ^ "1983 Italian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 


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Awards
Preceded by
1982 British Grand Prix
Formula One Promotional Trophy
for Race Promoter

1983
Succeeded by
1984 Detroit Grand Prix