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1983 European Grand Prix

  1983 European Grand Prix
Race details
Race 14 of 15 in the 1983 Formula One season

Date September 25 1983
Location Brands Hatch, Kent, England
Course Permanent racing facility
4.206 km (2.613 mi)
Distance 76 laps, 319.656 km (198.588 mi)
Weather Dry


Pole position
Driver Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault
Time 1:12.092
Fastest lap
Driver Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault
Time 1:14.342 on lap 70
Podium
First Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW
Second Alain Prost Renault
Third Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault

The 1983 European Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Brands Hatch on September 25, 1983. This race saw Bruno Giacomelli score his final championship point, and was the first race for qualified doctor and current circuit owner Jonathan Palmer. It also took place exactly 22 years before the inaugural A1 Grand Prix event at Brands Hatch, September 25, 2005. It was the only race in F1 history that both Toleman cars finished in the points.

Palmer debuted in a third car for Williams as a one-off appearance.[1] He was Williams' test driver and a works Honda driver that year and the race was his reward from Frank Williams for his hard work.[1]

It also was the last appearance of the Theodore Racing team, which left F1 before the next race in South Africa.[2]

Qualifying

Elio de Angelis qualified on pole with a time that was 2.8 seconds slower than the pole time for the 1982 British Grand Prix at Brands set by Keke Rosberg in the Ground effect Williams FW08. De Angelis' time was also 3.6 seconds faster than Rosberg's pole time for the non-championship Race of Champions held at the circuit earlier in the year.

Lotus and Brabham dominated qualifying, with de Angelis' team mate Nigel Mansell qualifying 3rd and the BMW powered Brabhams of Riccardo Patrese 2nd on the grid and Nelson Piquet 4th. Lotus and Brabham were the only teams to get their cars under 1:13.0 during qualifying. World Championship leader Alain Prost qualified 8th in his Renault RE40, one place behind team mate Eddie Cheever, while separating the top four and Cheever in 7th were the Ferraris of René Arnoux (5th) and Patrick Tambay (6th).

Keke Rosberg, the fastest of the non-turbos in his Ford powered Williams, was back in 16th place on the grid almost 3 seconds slower than the Renault turbo powered Lotus of de Angelis. Rosberg's time was 0.8 seconds faster than his Race of Champions pole time set almost 5 months earlier (Rosberg's helmet also sported an "I love turbo" sticker, pointing to Williams needing the Honda turbo they would use from the next race to be competitive). Kenny Acheson (RAM-Ford), Corrado Fabi (Osella-Alfa Romeo) and Jacques Laffite (Williams-Ford) all failed to qualify while the Theodore-Ford of Johnny Cecotto was withdrawn before the start of the weekend. It was Laffite's second non-qualification in a row after having failed to qualify at the previous race in Italy, and only the third (and last) of his long career. His previous failure to qualify having been in 1975 when he failed to qualify for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 11 Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:12.342 1:12.092
2 6 Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:13.475 1:12.458 +0.366
3 12 Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 1:12.623 1:13.089 +0.531
4 5 Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:12.724 1:13.095 +0.632
5 28 René Arnoux Ferrari 1:13.596 1:13.113 +1.021
6 27 Patrick Tambay Ferrari 1:13.898 1:13.157 +1.065
7 16 Eddie Cheever Renault 1:13.592 1:13.253 +1.161
8 15 Alain Prost Renault 1:13.342 1:13.526 +1.250
9 9 Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 1:13.679 1:14.750 +1.587
10 7 John Watson McLaren-TAG 1:14.296 1:13.783 +1.691
11 35 Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 1:14.411 1:13.855 +1.763
12 36 Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 1:15.521 1:13.949 +1.857
13 8 Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 1:15.266 1:13.972 +1.880
14 22 Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 1:14.403 1:15.440 +2.311
15 23 Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 1:14.727 1:15.174 +2.635
16 1 Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 1:14.917 1:15.252 +2.825
17 29 Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 1:15.346 1:15.501 +3.254
18 30 Thierry Boutsen Arrows-Ford 1:16.094 1:15.428 +3.336
19 40 Stefan Johansson Spirit-Honda 1:16.525 1:15.912 +3.820
20 4 Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 1:17.134 1:16.640 +4.548
21 33 Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 1:16.769 1:17.454 +4.677
22 25 Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 1:17.141 1:16.880 +4.788
23 26 Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 1:17.177 1:17.593 +5.085
24 32 Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:17.850 1:17.408 +5.316
25 42 Jonathan Palmer Williams-Ford 1:17.432 1:17.524 +5.340
26 3 Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 1:17.456 1:17.936 +5.364
27 17 Kenny Acheson RAM-Ford 1:17.577 1:18.069 +5.485
28 31 Corrado Fabi Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:19.087 1:17.816 +5.724
29 2 Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 1:18.467 1:18.261 +6.169
WD 34 Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford
Source:[3]

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 76 1:36:45.865 4 9
2 15 Alain Prost Renault 76 + 6.571 8 6
3 12 Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 76 + 30.315 3 4
4 22 Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 76 + 34.396 14 3
5 35 Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 76 + 44.915 11 2
6 36 Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 76 + 52.190 12 1
7 6 Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 76 + 1:12.684 2  
8 9 Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 75 + 1 Lap 9  
9 28 René Arnoux Ferrari 75 + 1 Lap 5  
10 16 Eddie Cheever Renault 75 + 1 Lap 7  
11 30 Thierry Boutsen Arrows-Ford 75 + 1 Lap 18  
12 33 Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 75 + 1 Lap 21  
13 42 Jonathan Palmer Williams-Ford 74 + 2 laps 25  
14 40 Stefan Johansson Spirit-Honda 74 + 2 Laps 19  
15 26 Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 73 + 3 Laps 23  
Ret 27 Patrick Tambay Ferrari 67 Spun Off 6  
Ret 3 Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 64 Engine 26  
Ret 32 Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 63 Throttle 24  
Ret 29 Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 50 Engine 17  
Ret 1 Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 43 Engine 16  
Ret 23 Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 39 Clutch 15  
Ret 7 John Watson McLaren-TAG 36 Spun Off 10  
Ret 4 Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 27 Oil Leak 20  
Ret 8 Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 25 Engine 13  
Ret 11 Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 12 Oil Pump 1  
Ret 25 Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 0 Clutch 22  
DNQ 17 Kenny Acheson RAM-Ford    
DNQ 31 Corrado Fabi Osella-Alfa Romeo    
DNQ 2 Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford        

Standings after the race

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

References

  1. ^ a b "8W - Who? - Jonathan Palmer". Forix.autosport.com. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  2. ^ Roberto Guerrero - Biography
  3. ^ Hamilton, Maurice (ed.) (1983). AUTOCOURSE 1983–84. Hazleton Publishing Ltd. p. 210. ISBN . 

Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 2007-06-17. 

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