1984 Portuguese Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 16 of 16 in the 1984 FIA Formula One World Championship
Circuit Estoril 1984-1993.png
Date 21 October 1984
Official name 5o Grande Prémio de Portugal
Location Autódromo do Estoril, Estoril, Portugal
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.35 km (2.702 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 304.5 km (189.14 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Brabham-BMW
Time 1:21.703
Fastest lap
Driver Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG
Time 1:22.996 on lap 51
Podium
First McLaren-TAG
Second McLaren-TAG
Third Toleman-Hart

The 1984 Portuguese Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Estoril on 21 October 1984. It was the sixteenth and final race of the 1984 FIA Formula One World Championship. This was the first World Championship Portuguese Grand Prix since 1960, when it was held at the Boavista street circuit in Oporto.

Niki Lauda needed 2nd place to secure the title, and gained this when Nigel Mansell spun out with 18 laps to go. As a result, he took the title by just half a point from team-mate Alain Prost. The point-scoring drivers won a total of 13 world championships between them, and the three drivers on the podium were all (at least) triple World Champions from different eras - Niki Lauda, approaching the end of his long and distinguished F1 career, Alain Prost, enjoying the best years of his career, and Ayrton Senna, still at the dawn of his.

After running a strong second behind Prost for most of the race, Nigel Mansell's spin on lap 52 was due to his front left brake failing. The Englishman later told that as it was his last race for Lotus before joining Williams in 1985, team boss Peter Warr (who he had never gotten along with personally) had refused to give him the brakes he wanted for his Lotus 95T and that it was this that ultimately caused his retirement and handed Lauda the second place he needed to win the World Championship.

The race also represented the last win for French tyre manufacturer Michelin in Formula One until the 2001 San Marino Grand Prix.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 70 1:41:11.753 2 9
2 8 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 70 + 13.425 11 6
3 19 Brazil Ayrton Senna Toleman-Hart 70 + 20.042 3 4
4 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 70 + 20.317 8 3
5 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 70 + 1:32.169 5 2
6 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 69 + 1 Lap 1 1
7 15 France Patrick Tambay Renault 69 + 1 Lap 7  
8 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 69 + 1 Lap 12  
9 28 France René Arnoux Ferrari 69 + 1 Lap 17  
10 2 Germany Manfred Winkelhock Brabham-BMW 69 + 1 Lap 19  
11 20 Sweden Stefan Johansson Toleman-Hart 69 + 1 Lap 10  
12 26 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 69 + 1 Lap 20  
13 14 Austria Gerhard Berger ATS-BMW 68 + 2 Laps 23  
14 5 France Jacques Laffite Williams-Honda 67 + 3 Laps 15  
15 21 Italy Mauro Baldi Spirit-Hart 66 + 4 Laps 25  
16 30 Austria Jo Gartner Osella-Alfa Romeo 65 Out of Fuel 24  
17 23 United States Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 64 + 6 Laps 14  
Ret 24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 60 Engine 22  
Ret 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 52 Brakes 6  
Ret 16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Renault 51 Gearbox 9  
Ret 33 France Philippe Streiff Renault 48 Transmission 13  
Ret 6 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 39 Engine 4  
Ret 25 France François Hesnault Ligier-Renault 31 Electrical 21  
Ret 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 24 Transmission 18  
Ret 10 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer RAM-Hart 19 Gearbox 26  
Ret 17 Switzerland Marc Surer Arrows-BMW 8 Electrical 16  
Ret 9 France Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 2 Engine 27  
Source:[1]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1984 Portuguese Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 


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