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Germany 1984 German Grand Prix
Hockenheim84
Race 11 of 16 in the 1984 Formula One season
Date 5 August 1984
Official name XLII Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring
Distance 45 laps, 299.068 km (185.832 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole Position
Driver France Alain Prost (McLaren-TAG)
Time 1:47.012
Fastest Lap
Driver France Alain Prost (McLaren-TAG)
Time 1:53.538 on lap 31
Podium
First France Alain Prost (McLaren-TAG)
Second Austria Niki Lauda (McLaren-TAG)
Third United Kingdom Derek Warwick (Renault)

The 1984 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Hockenheimring on August 5, 1984. It was the eleventh round of the 1984 Formula One season.

ReportEdit

In the fortnight between the British and German GPs there was a test at Zandvoort with ATS running a new rising star called Gerhard Berger. Tyrrell's ban from the series was lifted pending their full appeal to the FISA Executive Committee, though as yet their points were not reinstated. Tyrrell also announced that it would be running Mike Thackwell in the German race as Stefan Bellof was committed to driving a sportscar race. Toleman decided not to replace the injured Johnny Cecotto as it had only two chassis left and preferred to make these available to Ayrton Senna. Meanwhile Teo Fabi had successfully negotiated his way out of his CART contract, and now ran full-time for Brabham in Formula One.

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying resulted in pole position for World Championship leader Alain Prost (who had 43.5 points to Niki Lauda's 39). Elio de Angelis was second fastest in his Lotus-Renault with Derek Warwick and Patrick Tambay next up in their factory Renaults. Then came Nelson Piquet (Brabham-BMW), Michele Alboreto's Ferrari, Lauda's McLaren, Teo Fabi (Brabham-BMW), Senna and Rene Arnoux Ferrari).

Tyrrell asked for dispensation for Thackwell to start as Gartner had in Britain. The stewards were a little bemused by this, seeing as Gartner had started at Brands only because he had been bumped from the grid by possibly-banned Tyrrells and Thackwell would have failed to qualify if the team's appeal against their ban was successful or outright disqualified if it wasn't. However, they agreed that if Tyrrell could get the signatures of all the other teams, Thackwell could start. Ferrari's Mauro Piccinini, mindful of various protests Tyrrell had laid against his team in the recent past, declined to sign, and the New Zealander would be a non-qualifier.

RaceEdit

At the start of the race de Angelis got ahead of Prost with Piquet blasting up to third place ahead of the two Renaults and Senna making a good start to run sixth. On the fifth lap the rear bodywork of Senna's Toleman blew off, tearing off the rear wing and the Brazilian had a high-speed accident. The impact, however, was not too acute and the Toleman clattered down the barriers. On lap eight the leader de Angelis disappeared with an engine failure but Prost's lead lasted only briefly as Piquet accelerated past him. Lauda was up to third with Keke Rosberg (Williams-Honda) having driven a remarkable early few laps to move from 19th on the grid to fourth place by lap nine. On the next lap he retired with electrical trouble and so Warwick was back in fourth. And so it remained until Piquet went out with gearbox failure on lap 23, leaving the two McLarens to run 1-2 all the way to the flag with Warwick third, Mansell fourth, Tambay fifth and Arnoux sixth.

Classification Edit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap
1 7 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:47.012
2 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault +0.053
3 16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Renault +1.370
4 15 France Patrick Tambay Renault +1.413
5 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW +1.572
6 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari +1.835
7 8 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG +1.900
8 2 Italy Teo Fabi Brabham-BMW +2.290
9 19 Brazil Ayrton Senna Toleman-Hart +2.383
10 28 France René Arnoux Ferrari +2.845
11 26 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault +3.105
12 5 France Jacques Laffite Williams-Honda +3.499
13 14 Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW +3.674
14 17 Switzerland Marc Surer Arrows-BMW +4.463
15 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW +4.539
16 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault +4.703
17 25 France François Hesnault Ligier-Renault + 4.860
18 23 United States Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo +4.938
19 6 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda + 4.991
20 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo +5.757
21 24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo +7.534
22 9 France Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart +8.493
23 30 Austria Jo Gartner Osella-Alfa Romeo +8.582
24 21 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter Spirit-Hart +9.100
25 10 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer RAM-Hart +9.785
26 3 Sweden Stefan Johansson Tyrrell-Ford +12.449
DNQ 4 New Zealand Mike Thackwell Tyrrell-Ford Not Qualified

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 44 1:24:43.210 1 9
2 8 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 44 + 3.149 7 6
3 16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Renault 44 + 36.423 3 4
4 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 44 + 51.663 16 3
5 15 France Patrick Tambay Renault 44 + 1:11.949 4 2
6 28 France René Arnoux Ferrari 43 + 1 Lap 10 1
7 26 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 43 + 1 Lap 11  
8 25 France François Hesnault Ligier-Renault 43 + 1 Lap 17  
9 21 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter Spirit-Hart 40 + 4 Laps 24  
DSQ 3 Sweden Stefan Johansson Tyrrell-Ford 42 Disqualified 26  
Ret 14 Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 31 Gearbox 13  
Ret 23 United States Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 29 Engine 18  
Ret 2 Italy Teo Fabi Brabham-BMW 28 Turbo 8  
Ret 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 23 Gearbox 5  
Ret 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 16 Fuel System 20  
Ret 24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 14 Electrical 21  
Ret 30 Austria Jo Gartner Osella-Alfa Romeo 13 Turbo 23  
Ret 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 13 Engine 6  
Ret 10 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer RAM-Hart 11 Turbo 25  
Ret 6 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 10 Electrical 19  
Ret 5 France Jacques Laffite Williams-Honda 10 Engine 12  
Ret 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 8 Engine 15  
Ret 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 8 Turbo 2  
Ret 9 France Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 7 Overheating 22  
Ret 19 Brazil Ayrton Senna Toleman-Hart 4 Rear Wing 9  
Ret 17 Switzerland Marc Surer Arrows-BMW 1 Turbo 14  
DNQ 4 New Zealand Mike Thackwell Tyrrell-Ford        

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standingsEdit

Pos Driver Points
1rightarrow blue 1 France Alain Prost 44.5
1rightarrow blue 2 Austria Niki Lauda 39
1rightarrow blue 3 Italy Elio de Angelis 29
1rightarrow blue 4 France René Arnoux 25
1uparrow green 5 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 23

Constructors' Championship standingsEdit

Pos Constructor Points
1rightarrow blue 1 United Kingdom McLaren-TAG 83.5
1uparrow green 1 2 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 38
1downarrow red 1 3 Italy Ferrari 36.5
1rightarrow blue 4 France Renault 33
1rightarrow blue 5 United Kingdom Williams-Honda 25.5
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_German_Grand_Prix
  2. http://www.statsf1.com/en/1984/allemagne.aspx
  3. http://www.grandprix.com/gpe/rr399.html

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