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1983 FIA Formula One

World Championship season

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Drivers 35
Teams 20
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Drivers' Champion
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Brazil Nelson Piquet (Brabham-BMW) - 59 points
Constructors' Champion
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Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC - 89 points

The 1983 Formula One season was the 34th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1983 FIA Formula One World Championship, which commenced on March 13, and ended on October 15 after fifteen races. Nelson Piquet won the Drivers' Championship, his second Formula One title and the first to be won by a driver using a turbocharged engine. The Manufacturers Championship was won by Ferrari. 1983 was also the last Formula One season to include a non-championship race.

Season previewEdit

Keke Rosberg of Williams entered the 15 race season as Driver's Champion, while Ferrari entered as Constructors' Champion.

Rule changesEdit

  • Ground effect outlawed completely for the beginning of the 1983 season after everal severe accidents in 1982. All cars returned to a flat undertray.
  • Four wheel drive was banned along with cars with more than four wheel.
  • A minimum car weight was set at 540 kg.

Team and Driver changesEdit

  • The German ATS team were also reduced to one car, run for Manfred Winkelhock who had driven alongside Salazar in 1982.
  • Theodore broke the trend by expanding from one car to two, but Tommy Byrne, the last of four drivers to drive their car in 1982, was not retained and the seats were filled with two South Americans. Debutante Venezuelan Johnny Cecotto was joined by Roberto Guerrero, a refugee from the defunct Ensign outfit.
  • Toleman, meanwhile, retained Derek Warwick as their lead driver, but replaced Teo Fabi with Alfa Romeo's Bruno Giacomelli.

Calendar changesEdit

  • Initially there was a race on the calendar named the New York Grand Prix, which was supposed to be held in September. It was to be held on a temporary circuit in Flushing Meadow in the Queens borough of the city; but after certain problems, the event was cancelled 10 weeks before it was due to be held and the European Grand Prix at Brands Hatch replaced it.
  • The Swiss Grand Prix was initally scheduled for 9 July at Dijon but was later cancelled.

Teams and driversEdit

The following teams and drivers contested the 1983 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyres No Driver Rounds
United Kingdom TAG Williams Racing Team Williams-Ford FW08C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 1 Finland Keke Rosberg 1–14
2 France Jacques Laffite 1–14
42 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer 14
Williams-Honda FW09 Honda RA163-E 1.5 V6t 1 Finland Keke Rosberg 15
2 France Jacques Laffite 15
United Kingdom Benetton Tyrrell Team Tyrrell-Ford 011B
012
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Ford Cosworth DFY 3.0 V8
G 3 Italy Michele Alboreto All
4 United States Danny Sullivan All
United Kingdom Fila Sport Brabham-BMW BT52
BT52B
BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t M 5 Brazil Nelson Piquet All
6 Italy Riccardo Patrese All
United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren-Ford MP4/1C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Ford Cosworth DFY 3.0 V8
M 7 United Kingdom John Watson 1–12
8 Austria Niki Lauda 1–11
McLaren-TAG MP4/1E TAG TTE PO1 1.5 V6t 7 United Kingdom John Watson 13–15
8 Austria Niki Lauda 12–15
Germany Team ATS ATS-BMW D6 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t G 9 Germany Manfred Winkelhock All
United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus-Ford 92 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Ford Cosworth DFY 3.0 V8
P 11 Italy Elio de Angelis 1
12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1–8
Lotus-Renault 93T
94T
Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 V6t 11 Italy Elio de Angelis 2–15
12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 9–15
France Equipe Renault Elf Renault RE30B
RE30C
RE40
Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 V6t M 15 France Alain Prost All
16 United States Eddie Cheever All
United Kingdom RAM Racing Team March RAM-Ford 01 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Ford Cosworth DFY 3.0 V8
P 17 Chile Eliseo Salazar 1–6
Canada Jacques Villeneuve, Sr. 8
United Kingdom Kenny Acheson 9–15
18 France Jean-Louis Schlesser 3
Italy Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 183T Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 V8t M 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris All
23 Italy Mauro Baldi All
France Equipe Ligier Gitanes Ligier-Ford JS21 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Ford Cosworth DFY 3.0 V8
M 25 France Jean-Pierre Jarier All
26 Brazil Raul Boesel All
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 126C2B
126C3
Ferrari 021 1.5 V6t G 27 France Patrick Tambay All
28 France René Arnoux All
United Kingdom Arrows Racing Team Arrows-Ford A6 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 29 Switzerland Marc Surer All
30 Brazil Chico Serra 1, 3–5
Australia Alan Jones 2
Belgium Thierry Boutsen 6–15
Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella-Ford FA1D Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 M 31 Italy Corrado Fabi 1–8
32 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani 1–3
Osella-Alfa Romeo FA1E Alfa Romeo 1260 3.0 V12 31 Italy Corrado Fabi 9–15
32 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani 4–15
United Kingdom Theodore Racing Team Theodore-Ford N183 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 33 Colombia Roberto Guerrero 1–14
34 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto 1–13
United Kingdom Candy Toleman Motorsport Toleman-Hart TG183B Hart 415T 1.5 L4t P 35 United Kingdom Derek Warwick All
36 Italy Bruno Giacomelli All
United Kingdom Spirit Racing Spirit-Honda 201
201C
Honda RA163-E 1.5 V6t G 40 Sweden Stefan Johansson 9–14

Season reviewEdit

The season was a four-way battle between Nelson Piquet, Renault driver Alain Prost and Ferrari duo René Arnoux and Patrick Tambay. Prost lost a title chance with a technical problem in the final round in South Africa. The fact that Ferrari had two race-winning drivers pushing for the driver's title enabled the team to win the constructors' title in spite of its best driver (Arnoux) finishing only third - a unique feat in Formula One history.

The season also included a single non-championship Formula One race, the Race of Champions, which was held at Brands Hatch and won by defending World Champion Keke Rosberg in a Williams Cosworth. This was to be the last Formula One season to include a non-championship race.

Results and StandingsEdit

Grands PrixEdit

Rnd Race Date Location Pole Position Fastest Lap Race Winner Constructor Report
1 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix 13 March Jacarepaguá Finland Keke Rosberg Brazil Nelson Piquet Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Brabham-BMW Report
2 United States United States Grand Prix West 27 March Long Beach France Patrick Tambay Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom John Watson United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Report
3 France French Grand Prix 17 April Paul Ricard France Alain Prost France Alain Prost France Alain Prost France Renault Report
4 Italy San Marino Grand Prix 1 May Imola France René Arnoux Italy Riccardo Patrese France Patrick Tambay Italy Ferrari Report
5 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix 15 May Monaco France Alain Prost Brazil Nelson Piquet Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Ford Report
6 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix 22 May Spa-Francorchamps France Alain Prost Italy Andrea de Cesaris France Alain Prost France Renault Report
7 United States Detroit Grand Prix 5 June Detroit France René Arnoux United Kingdom John Watson Italy Michele Alboreto United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Report
8 Canada Canadian Grand Prix 12 June Circuit Gilles Villeneuve France René Arnoux France Patrick Tambay France René Arnoux Italy Ferrari Report
9 United Kingdom British Grand Prix 16 July Silverstone France René Arnoux France Alain Prost France Alain Prost France Renault Report
10 Germany German Grand Prix 7 August Hockenheimring France Patrick Tambay France René Arnoux France René Arnoux Italy Ferrari Report
11 Austria Austrian Grand Prix 14 August Österreichring France Patrick Tambay France Alain Prost France Alain Prost France Renault Report
12 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix 28 August Zandvoort Brazil Nelson Piquet France René Arnoux France René Arnoux Italy Ferrari Report
13 Italy Italian Grand Prix 11 September Monza Italy Riccardo Patrese Brazil Nelson Piquet Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Brabham-BMW Report
14 United Kingdom European Grand Prix 25 September Brands Hatch Italy Elio de Angelis United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Brabham-BMW Report
15 South Africa South African Grand Prix 15 October Kyalami France Patrick Tambay Brazil Nelson Piquet Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Brabham-BMW Report

Drivers' Championship final standingsEdit

Pos Driver BRA USW FRA SMR MON BEL DET CAN GBR GER AUT NED ITA EUR RSA Points
1 Nelson Piquet 1 Ret 2 Ret 2 4 4 Ret 2 13 3 Ret 1 1 3 59
2 Alain Prost 7 11 1 2 3 1 8 5 1 4 1 Ret Ret 2 Ret 57
3 René Arnoux 10 3 7 3 Ret Ret Ret 1 5 1 2 1 2 9 Ret 49
4 Patrick Tambay 5 Ret 4 1 4 2 Ret 3 3 Ret Ret 2 4 Ret Ret 40
5 Keke Rosberg DSQ Ret 5 4 1 5 2 4 11 10 8 Ret 11 Ret 5 27
6 John Watson Ret 1 Ret 5 DNQ Ret 3 6 9 5 9 3 Ret Ret DSQ 22
7 Eddie Cheever Ret 13 3 Ret Ret 3 Ret 2 Ret Ret 4 Ret 3 10 6 22
8 Andrea de Cesaris DNQ Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 2 Ret Ret Ret 4 2 15
9 Riccardo Patrese Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 9 Ret 7 1 13
10 Niki Lauda 3 2 Ret Ret DNQ Ret 13 Ret 6 DSQ 6 Ret Ret Ret 11 12
11 Jacques Laffite 4 4 6 7 Ret 6 5 Ret 12 6 Ret Ret DNQ DNQ Ret 11
12 Michele Alboreto Ret 9 8 Ret Ret 14 1 8 13 Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 10
13 Nigel Mansell 12 12 Ret 12 Ret Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret 5 Ret 8 3 NC 10
14 Derek Warwick 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 6 5 4 9
15 Marc Surer 6 5 10 6 Ret 11 11 Ret 17 7 Ret 8 10 Ret 8 4
16 Mauro Baldi Ret Ret Ret 10 6 Ret 12 10 7 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 3
17 Danny Sullivan 11 8 Ret Ret 5 12 Ret DSQ 14 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 2
= Elio de Angelis DSQ Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret 2
19 Johnny Cecotto 13 6 11 Ret DNPQ 10 Ret Ret DNQ 11 DNQ DNQ 12 1
= Bruno Giacomelli Ret Ret 13 Ret DNQ 8 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 7 6 Ret 1
Thierry Boutsen Ret 7 7 15 9 13 14 Ret 11 9 0
Jean-Pierre Jarier Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 8 7 Ret 9 Ret 10 0
Chico Serra 9 Ret 8 7 0
Raul Boesel Ret 7 Ret 9 Ret 13 10 Ret Ret Ret DNQ 10 DNQ 15 NC 0
Stefan Johansson Ret Ret 12 7 Ret 14 0
Manfred Winkelhock 15 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret DNQ Ret DSQ Ret 8 Ret 0
Corrado Fabi Ret DNQ Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret DNQ DNQ 10 11 Ret DNQ Ret 0
Piercarlo Ghinzani DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ Ret Ret 11 DNQ Ret Ret Ret 0
Roberto Guerrero NC Ret Ret Ret DNPQ Ret NC Ret 16 Ret Ret 12 13 12 0
Kenny Acheson DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 12 0
Jonathan Palmer 13 0
Eliseo Salazar 14 Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Alan Jones Ret 0
Jean-Louis Schlesser DNQ 0
Jacques Villeneuve, Sr. DNQ 0
Pos Driver BRA USW FRA SMR MON BEL DET CAN GBR GER AUT NED ITA EUR RSA Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Championship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six finishers in each race.

Constructors' Championship final standingsEdit

Pos Constructor Car
no.
BRA USW FRA SMR MON BEL DET CAN GBR GER AUT NED ITA EUR RSA Pts
1 Ferrari 27 5 Ret 4 1 4 2 Ret 3 3 Ret Ret 2 4 Ret Ret 89
28 10 3 7 3 Ret Ret Ret 1 5 1 2 1 2 9 Ret
2 Renault 15 7 11 1 2 3 1 8 5 1 4 1 Ret Ret 2 Ret 79
16 Ret 13 3 Ret Ret 3 Ret 2 Ret Ret 4 Ret 3 10 6
3 Brabham-BMW 5 1 Ret 2 Ret 2 4 4 Ret 2 13 3 Ret 1 1 3 72
6 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 9 Ret 7 1
4 Williams-Ford 1 DSQ Ret 5 4 1 5 2 4 11 10 8 Ret 11 Ret 36
2 4 4 6 7 Ret 6 5 Ret 12 6 Ret Ret DNQ DNQ
42 13
5 McLaren-Ford 7 Ret 1 Ret 5 DNQ Ret 3 6 9 5 9 3 34
8 3 2 Ret Ret DNQ Ret 13 Ret 6 DSQ 6
6 Alfa Romeo 22 DNQ Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 2 Ret Ret Ret 4 2 18
23 Ret Ret Ret 10 6 Ret 12 10 7 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret
7 Tyrrell-Ford 3 Ret 9 8 Ret Ret 14 1 8 13 Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 12
4 11 8 Ret Ret 5 12 Ret DSQ 14 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7
8 Lotus-Renault 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret 11
12 4 Ret 5 Ret 8 3 NC
9 Toleman-Hart 35 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 6 5 4 10
36 Ret Ret 13 Ret DNQ 8 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 7 6 Ret
10 Arrows-Ford 29 6 5 10 6 Ret 11 11 Ret 17 7 Ret 8 10 Ret 8 4
30 9 Ret Ret 8 7 Ret 7 7 15 9 13 14 Ret 11 9
11 Williams-Honda 1 5 2
2 Ret
12 Theodore-Ford 33 NC Ret Ret Ret DNPQ Ret NC Ret 16 Ret Ret 12 13 12 1
34 13 6 11 Ret DNPQ 10 Ret Ret DNQ 11 DNQ DNQ 12
= Lotus-Ford 11 DSQ 1
12 12 12 Ret 12 Ret Ret 6 Ret
Ligier-Ford 25 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 8 7 Ret 9 Ret 10 0
26 Ret 7 Ret 9 Ret 13 10 Ret Ret Ret DNQ 10 DNQ 15 NC
Spirit-Honda 40 Ret Ret 12 7 Ret 14 0
ATS-BMW 9 15 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret DNQ Ret DSQ Ret 8 Ret 0
Osella-Alfa Romeo 31 DNQ DNQ 10 11 Ret DNQ Ret 0
32 DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ Ret Ret 11 DNQ Ret Ret Ret
McLaren-TAG 7 Ret Ret DSQ 0
8 Ret Ret Ret 11
RAM-Ford 17 14 Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 12 0
18 DNQ
Osella-Ford 31 Ret DNQ Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret 0
32 DNQ DNQ DNQ
Pos Constructor Car
no.
BRA USW FRA SMR MON BEL DET CAN GBR GER AUT NED ITA EUR RSA Pts

Championship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six finishers in each race.

Non-championship race resultsEdit

The 1983 season also include a single Formula One race which did not count towards the Formula One World Championship. This event, the 1983 Race of Champions, was to be the last Formula One event to be held outside of an FIA World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
Race of Champions Brands Hatch April 10 Keke Rosberg Williams-Cosworth Report

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