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1983 French Grand Prix

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The 1983 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Paul Ricard on April 17, 1983.

French driver Alain Prost won the race for the Renault team, and this was the French marque's 3rd French Grand Prix win in a row and the 4th in 5 seasons. Second was the Brabham-BMW of 1981 World Champion Nelson Piquet, with Prost's Renault team mate Eddie Cheever finishing third. Rounding out the points finishers were Patrick Tambay in his Ferrari, and the non-turbo Williams' of Keke Rosberg and Jacques Laffite.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 15 23x15px Alain Prost Renault 1:38.358 1:36.672
2 16 23x15px Eddie Cheever Renault 1:38.980 1:39.785 +2.308
3 6 23x15px Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:41.095 1:39.104 +2.432
4 28 23x15px René Arnoux Ferrari 1:40.027 1:39.115 +2.443
5 11 23x15px Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:39.512 1:39.312 +2.640
6 5 23x15px Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:39.601 1:39.746 +2.929
7 22 23x15px Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 1:38.099† 1:39.611 +2.939
8 23 23x15px Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 1:41.215 1:39.618 +2.946
9 35 23x15px Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 1:43.038 1:39.881 +3.209
10 9 23x15px Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 1:40.233 1:44.997 +3.561
11 27 23x15px Patrick Tambay Ferrari 1:40.393 1:40.488 +3.721
12 8 23x15px Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 1:41.065 1:41.492 +4.393
13 36 23x15px Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 1:42.219 1:41.775 +5.103
14 7 23x15px John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:41.838 1:42.448 +5.166
15 3 23x15px Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 1:42.177 1:43.317 +5.505
16 1 23x15px Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 1:42.450 1:42.551 +5.778
17 34 23x15px Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford 1:43.552 1:42.615 +5.943
18 12 23x15px Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 1:43.320 1:42.650 +5.978
19 2 23x15px Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 1:43.295 1:42.678 +6.006
20 25 23x15px Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 1:42.808 1:42.737 +6.065
21 29 23x16px Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 1:42.962 1:44.346 +6.290
22 33 23x15px Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 1:43.367 1:43.602 +6.695
23 31 23x15px Corrado Fabi Osella-Ford 1:45.638 1:43.411 +6.739
24 4 23x15px Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 1:44.317 1:43.654 +6.982
25 26 23x15px Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 1:44.470 1:44.905 +7.798
26 30 23x15px Chico Serra Arrows-Ford 1:44.778 1:45.859 +8.106
27 17 23x15px Eliseo Salazar RAM-Ford 1:45.073 2:02.335 +8.401
28 32 23x15px Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford 1:46.541 1:45.812 +9.140
28 18 23x15px Jean-Louis Schlesser RAM-Ford 1:45.866 1:46.102 +9.194
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  • † — Time disallowed

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15 23x15px Alain Prost Renault 54 1:34:13.913 1 9
2 5 23x15px Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 54 + 29.720 6 6
3 16 23x15px Eddie Cheever Renault 54 + 40.232 2 4
4 27 23x15px Patrick Tambay Ferrari 54 + 1:06.880 11 3
5 1 23x15px Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 53 + 1 Lap 16 2
6 2 23x15px Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 53 + 1 Lap 19 1
7 28 23x15px René Arnoux Ferrari 53 + 1 Lap 4  
8 3 23x15px Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 53 + 1 Lap 15  
9 25 23x15px Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Ford 53 + 1 Lap 20  
10 29 23x16px Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 53 + 1 Lap 21  
11 34 23x15px Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Ford 52 + 2 Laps 17  
12 22 23x15px Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 50 + 4 Laps 7  
13 36 23x15px Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart 49 Gearbox 13  
Ret 26 23x15px Raul Boesel Ligier-Ford 47 Engine 25  
Ret 31 23x15px Corrado Fabi Osella-Ford 36 Engine 23  
Ret 9 23x15px Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 36 Turbo 10  
Ret 8 23x15px Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 29 Wheel bearing 12  
Ret 23 23x15px Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo 28 Spun Off 8  
Ret 30 23x15px Chico Serra Arrows-Ford 26 Gearbox 26  
Ret 33 23x15px Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Ford 23 Engine 22  
Ret 4 23x15px Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Ford 21 Clutch 24  
Ret 11 23x15px Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 20 Electrical 5  
Ret 6 23x15px Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 19 Water Leak 3  
Ret 35 23x15px Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 14 Engine 9  
Ret 12 23x15px Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 6 Physical 18  
Ret 7 23x15px John Watson McLaren-Ford 3 Engine 14  
DNQ 17 23x15px Eliseo Salazar RAM-Ford  
DNQ 32 23x15px Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford    
DNQ 18 23x15px Jean-Louis Schlesser RAM-Ford        

Standings after the race

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

Trivia

  • Pole sitter Alain Prost was more than 2 seconds faster in qualifying than second placed Eddie Cheever.
  • The first Grand Prix front row start for Cheever
  • Ferrari blew 8 engines in practice.[2]

References

  1. ^ Hamilton, Maurice (ed.) (1983). AUTOCOURSE 1983–84. Hazleton Publishing Ltd. p. 116. ISBN 0-905138-25-2. 
  2. ^ "Overtaking Maneuvers at France 83". YouTube. 2009-11-10. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 

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


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