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1982 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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The 1982 Formula One season was the 33rd FIA Formula One World Championship season. It commenced on January 23, 1982, and ended on September 25 after sixteen races. The World Drivers' Championship was won by Williams driver Keke Rosberg. Rosberg was the first driver since Mike Hawthorn in the 1958 season to win the championship after winning only one race. 11 drivers won a race during the season, none of them more than two times. Scuderia Ferrari won the World Constructors' Championship.

The combination of technical and sporting regulations used during this season prompted many complaints about safety before and during the season. The season saw two fatalities and many serious accidents. Ferrari driver Gilles Villeneuve was killed in an accident during qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder after hitting the March car of Jochen Mass. Italian driver Riccardo Paletti died at the Canadian Grand Prix when his Osella car hit the back of Didier Pironi's stalled car at the start of the race. Pironi, who had been Villeneuve's teammate, suffered massive injuries to his legs in another qualifying accident at the German Grand Prix and never raced in Formula One again.

The season started with a drivers' strike at the first race of the season. Later in the season, the disagreement between the sport's governing body and the teams (known as the FISA-FOCA war) re-started and many of the teams boycotted the San Marino Grand Prix. For the first time since the inception of Formula One, there were no non-Championship races run during 1982. This situation would become permanent from 1984 onward. It was also the only season to host three Grands Prix in the same country (United States): the Caesars Palace Grand Prix, Detroit Grand Prix and United States Grand Prix West.

Contents

Pre-season

Drivers

The off season saw rumours of several former champions returning to the sport, but in the end only double world champion Niki Lauda returned to Formula One after an absence of two years to partner John Watson at McLaren.[1] The 1981 drivers' champion Nelson Piquet remained at Brabham, partnered by Riccardo Patrese. The Williams team kept Carlos Reutemann, but their 1980 champion Alan Jones retired and was replaced by Finn Keke Rosberg, who had failed to score a single point the previous year with Fittipaldi Automotive. Ferrari and Renault retained their race-winning line ups of Villeneuve and Didier Pironi and Alain Prost and René Arnoux, respectively.

Technology

The two main technological themes of the 1982 season were turbocharging and ground effect. The large automotive manufacturers could afford to develop the expensive new technology of turbocharging, which offered a significant power advantage over naturally aspirated engines. However, turbocharged engines were heavy and initially suffered from turbo lag, a delay between the operation of the throttle and the delivery of power. The Renault and Ferrari factory teams, together with the small privateer Toleman team, were the only ones to use turbocharged engines throughout the 1982 season. The other two manufacturer teams used V12 atmospheric engines, which all other things being equal are more powerful than a V8 engine of the same capacity. Alfa Romeo were developing their own turbo engine, but for 1982 they retained what motorsport writer Doug Nye has called the most powerful 3-litre F1 engine seen at that time, with 548 bhp.[2] The French Talbot-Ligier team used Matra's less powerful V12 engine.

Williams' Cosworth DFV-powered FW08 was the last naturally aspirated car to win the championship until 1989.

Britain's specialist race car manufacturers had been following a different technical route, using the less powerful but compact, reliable and widely available Cosworth DFV engine and focussing on the effectiveness of the chassis. The Lotus team had introduced aerodynamic ground effect in 1978, and rapid progress had been made by others like Williams, McLaren and Brabham in exploiting it more and more effectively. The DFV, and the introduction by McLaren and Lotus of cars built largely from carbon-fibre composites, allowed the teams to create very light cars. Several of the DFV teams felt that the turbo cars had an "unfair" advantage and sought a further weight reduction to equalise performance. The Formula One regulations stated that the weight of the cars must be at least 580 kg including lubricants and coolants. Working within the letter of the regulations, some teams fitted their cars with large water tanks, ostensibly for "water-cooled brakes". In practice, the water was dumped early in the race, allowing the cars to race as much as 50 kg underweight. The regulations stated that the water could be topped up again at the end of the race, before the weight was checked.[3] Brabham however also had a foot in the turbo camp, as they had been developing a car powered by a BMW turbocharged engine since the previous year.

For the 1982 season, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), motorsport's world governing body, abandoned the previous year's minimum ride height rule. This resulted in cars with very hard suspension - almost immovable - to keep the rigid skirts at the side of the car in position and sealing the low pressure area under the cars. The cars depended entirely on their aerodynamic downforce and became extremely unpleasant to drive—1978 world champion Mario Andretti cited them as one of the reasons he left F1 at the end of 1981[4]—and caused several of the drivers medical problems.

Sporting Regulations

The new rules for the season included an increase in the number of cars permitted to enter a Grand Prix from 30 to 34, and the number of starters from 24 to 26. To avoid having all 34 cars on the track at one time, a pre-qualifying session was introduced in which the three teams with the poorest record in the previous year would compete to be allowed into qualification proper. Three companies, Goodyear, Michelin and Avon supplied tyres, including special qualifying tyres, which provided much increased levels of grip during the qualification sessions that determined the starting order for the race. For the first time the number of tyres permitted for qualification was limited, creating a situation which Villeneuve thought "...unnecessarily dangerous. If I have only two chances to set a time, I need a clear track, OK? If it isn't clear, if there's someone in my way, I just have to hope he's looking in his mirrors — I mean, I can't lift, because this is my last chance."[5]

Politics

The Formula One Constructors Association (FOCA) and FISA had been in dispute over the control of the sport since 1979. The worst period of the disagreement (known as the FISA-FOCA war) had ended in 1981 with the signing of the Concorde Agreement. FOCA consisted of the major British teams, while the manufacturer teams (Renault, Ferrari, Alfa-Romeo and Talbot-Ligier), together with Italian team Osella and Toleman were aligned with FISA.[6] The 1982 season had an unusually large number of teams representing major motor manufacturers, with Alfa Romeo and Talbot represented as well as Renault and Ferrari.[7]

Season summary

Politics

The early races of the season were disrupted by politics. At the first race of the season, the South African Grand Prix, Niki Lauda led a drivers' strike against the "superlicenses", required for participation in the championship, which included clauses that Lauda believed would unfairly tie drivers to their teams. Most of the drivers locked themselves in a conference room overnight before agreement was reached that the relevant clauses could be re-visited and the race was reinstated. The six factory turbocharged cars, including the Brabham-BMWs on this occasion, had their inherent power advantage exaggerated by the low air density at the high altitude Kyalami circuit and took the first six places on the grid. Alain Prost won the race in his Renault. Despite the pre-race agreement, the race stewards issued a statement during the race indicating that the licenses of those drivers who had taken part in the strike were suspended.[8]

The striking drivers were eventually fined $5,000 each and given a one race ban, suspended for six months, but the process of reaching this compromise position took several weeks and contributed to the cancellation of that year's Argentine Grand Prix, due to be the second race of the year. The Brazilian and United States West Grands Prix were both won by DFV-powered cars, and both results were protested by the Ferrari and Renault teams, on the grounds that the leading DFV teams were competing with underweight cars thanks to their water cooled brakes. The stewards in Brazil ruled that the Piquet's winning Brabham and Rosberg's Williams were illegal, but their counterparts in the US rejected the same claim against Niki Lauda's McLaren and Rosberg, although they did uphold the Tyrrell team's protest against Ferrari's use of two rear wings and disqualified Villeneuve.[9] The appeal process meant that the result of the protest would not be known for another month.[10]

On 19 April, the FIA tribunal found in favour of Ferrari and Renault's protest of the Brazilian Grand Prix result. Piquet and Rosberg were disqualified and Prost was awarded the win. The other finishers, including some who had also been racing underweight, but had not been protested, were moved up the results accordingly. Results from the US Grand Prix West were unchanged. This gave Prost the lead in the world championship, with 18 points to Lauda's 12 and Rosberg and Watson's 8. The tribunal also ruled that after future races, all cars must be weighed before liquids were topped up. The FOCA teams considered that this ruling amounted to a change in the regulations of the sport, and requested a postponement of the next race on the calendar until July to allow consideration of its effects. The race organisers refused to delay the race, which went ahead without the majority of the FOCA teams.

Villeneuve and Pironi

Villeneuve fell out with his teammate Pironi at the 1982 San Marino Grand Prix: they never spoke to each other again.

In the race, both Renault cars broke down, leaving the Ferraris running alone in front, with Gilles Villeneuve ahead of Didier Pironi. Near the end of the race, the Ferrari team ordered the drivers to slow down to conserve fuel and reduce the risk of mechanical failure. Villeneuve thought this meant that Pironi was supposed to stay in second place, but Pironi did not see it this way and passed Villeneuve on the last lap for the win. Villeneuve was irate, and swore he would never speak to Pironi again.

Two weeks later, Villeneuve died after an accident during the final qualifying session for the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder. Some suggest that he was specifically aiming to beat Pironi's time,[11] but according to Ferrari race engineer Mauro Forghieri the Canadian, although driving quickly, was returning to the pits when the accident occurred.[12] Villeneuve caught Jochen Mass travelling much more slowly through the left-handed bend and moved to the right to pass him at the same instant that Mass also moved right to let Villeneuve through on the racing line. The two collided and Villeneuve was thrown out of his disintegrating car. Although he was immediately flown by helicopter to a nearby hospital, he died of a fractured neck at 9:12 that evening.[12][13] Ferrari withdrew from the race, and John Watson won for McLaren after Rosberg spun off the track in the final laps.

The next race in Monaco was an instant classic. The Renaults led from the start, with Arnoux ahead of Prost. Arnoux spun out of the race at about half distance, leaving Prost with a dominating lead. However, in the final laps rain began to fall on the track, leading to absolute chaos. Keke Rosberg, Michele Alboreto, Alain Prost, and Derek Daly (Williams) all crashed while in potential race-winning positions in the final laps. Patrese spun and stalled the lead away, while Pironi, Andrea de Cesaris (Alfa Romeo), and Daly (who managed to keep running despite his crash) all had their cars stop with mechanical failures while leading or going to take the lead on the last lap. Amid the chaos, Patrese managed to bump-start his car by coasting down a hill and finish his last lap to take his first career win.

Watson won again at Detroit, before tragedy struck again in Canada. Pironi qualified on pole, but stalled at the start. His stationary car was hit by the Osella of young Italian Riccardo Paletti, who was killed in the impact and resultant fire. Piquet won the re-started race. Pironi came back to take a dominant victory in Holland, where Arnoux was lucky to escape uninjured from a massive crash after his Renault's throttle stuck open.

"...there was heavy rain; as I buttoned up against the elements I chanced to look across to the end of the straight leading into the stadium.
There was a car—a Ferrari— in the air, 20 feet or so from the ground, its nose pointing skyward. It came down tail first, then began somersaulting, coming to rest finally at the trackside." Journalist Nigel Roebuck describing Pironi's career-ending crash at the 1982 German Grand Prix
—Roebuck (1999) pp.209–210

Lauda won in Britain, but the real star of the race was Derek Warwick, who hustled the unfancied Toleman into second place late in the race and was closing on Lauda before the car broke down. The next race at Le Castellet's Circuit Paul Ricard saw Frenchman Arnoux take victory in his French Renault, which was popular with the crowd but not with the team, as Arnoux was supposed to give the win to teammate Prost to help the latter's championship cause. As it was, Pironi seemed poised to run away with the title, but his quest was ended prematurely at the next race in Germany. During a wet qualifying session, Pironi plowed into the back of Prost's Renault. The Ferrari was launched into the air in an eerily similar accident to the one that killed Villeneuve. Fortunately, Pironi was not thrown from the car, but he suffered career-ending leg injuries. Ferrari chose to compete in the next day's race, and Patrick Tambay (who Ferrari had picked to replace Villeneuve) took a somber win after Piquet crashed out of the lead while lapping Eliseo Salazar (Piquet famously punched Salazar for his trouble).

Rosberg wins

Elio de Angelis scored his first win in Austria, as Rosberg's last-lap lunge for the win came up 0.050 seconds short. However, Rosberg was not to be denied at the next race, a second French round in Dijon-Prenois named the 'Grand Prix of Switzerland' (because motor racing was prohibited in Switzerland at the time, many Swiss automobile clubs raced in Dijon). After toiling in the mid-field for the first half of the race, the Finn went on a charge and was on Prost's tail on the penultimate lap. Rosberg passed Prost on the last lap and held the lead for the remainder of it.

Suddenly, Rosberg (who had scored zero points the previous season) was leading the championship. He duly held onto that lead in Italy (where Arnoux beat the two Ferraris) and in the final round at Las Vegas (where Alboreto took an unlikely win) to become the first Finnish World Champion.

Drivers and constructors

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyres No Driver
United Kingdom Parmalat Racing Team Brabham BT49B
BT50
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
BMW M12/13 1.5 L4T
G 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet
2 Italy Riccardo Patrese
United Kingdom Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 011 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 3 Italy Michele Alboreto
4 Sweden Slim Borgudd
United Kingdom Brian Henton
United Kingdom TAG Williams Racing Team Williams FW07C
FW07D
FW08
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 5 Argentina Carlos Reutemann
United States Mario Andretti
Republic of Ireland Derek Daly
6 Finland Keke Rosberg
United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/1B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 M 7 United Kingdom John Watson
8 Austria Niki Lauda
Germany Team ATS ATS D5 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 A


M

9 Germany Manfred Winkelhock
10 Chile Eliseo Salazar
United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus 87B
91
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 11 Italy Elio de Angelis
12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
Brazil Roberto Moreno
United Kingdom Geoff Lees
United Kingdom Ensign Racing Ensign N180B
N181
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 A


M

14 Colombia Roberto Guerrero
France Equipe Renault Elf Renault RS30B Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 V6T M 15 France Alain Prost
16 France René Arnoux
United Kingdom Rothmans March Grand Prix Team March 821 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 A


P

17 Germany Jochen Mass
United Kingdom Rupert Keegan
18 Brazil Raul Boesel
United Kingdom LBT Team March 19 Spain Emilio de Villota
Brazil Fittipaldi Automotive Fittipaldi F8D
F9
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 P 20 Brazil Chico Serra
Italy Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 179D
182
182B
182T
Alfa Romeo 1260 3.0 V12
Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 V8T
M 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris
23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli
France Equipe Talbot Gitanes Talbot-Ligier JS17B
JS19
Matra MS81 3.0 V12 M 25 United States Eddie Cheever
26 France Jacques Laffite
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 126C2 Ferrari 021 1.5 V6T G 27 Canada Gilles Villeneuve
France Patrick Tambay
28 France Didier Pironi
United States Mario Andretti
United Kingdom Arrows Racing Team Arrows A4
A5
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 P 29 United Kingdom Brian Henton
Switzerland Marc Surer
30 Italy Mauro Baldi
Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1C
FA1D
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 P 31 France Jean-Pierre Jarier
32 Italy Riccardo Paletti
United Kingdom Theodore Racing Team Theodore TY01
TY02
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 A


G

33 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly
Netherlands Jan Lammers
United Kingdom Geoff Lees
Republic of Ireland Tommy Byrne
United Kingdom Candy Toleman Motorsport
United Kingdom Toleman Group Motorsport
Toleman TG181B
TG181C
TG183
Hart 415T 1.5 L4T P 35 United Kingdom Derek Warwick
36 Italy Teo Fabi

Season review

Round Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 South Africa South African Grand Prix January 23 Kyalami France Alain Prost Renault Report
2 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix March 21 Jacarepaguá France Alain Prost Renault Report
3 United States United States Grand Prix West April 4 Long Beach Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford Report
4 San Marino San Marino Grand Prix April 25 Imola France Didier Pironi Ferrari Report
5 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix May 9 Zolder United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford Report
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix May 23 Monaco Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-Ford Report
7 United States Detroit Grand Prix June 6 Detroit United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford Report
8 Canada Canadian Grand Prix June 13 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW Report
9 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix July 3 Zandvoort France Didier Pironi Ferrari Report
10 United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 18 Brands Hatch Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford Report
11 France French Grand Prix July 25 Paul Ricard France René Arnoux Renault Report
12 Germany German Grand Prix August 8 Hockenheimring France Patrick Tambay Ferrari Report
13 Austria Austrian Grand Prix August 15 Österreichring Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford Report
14 Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix August 29 Dijon Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford Report
15 Italy Italian Grand Prix September 12 Monza France René Arnoux Renault Report
16 United States Caesars Palace Grand Prix September 25 Las Vegas Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford Report
  • Note—the 1982 Argentine Grand Prix, set for March 7, was canceled.[14] This was possibly due to the FISA-FOCA war.

1982 Constructors Championship final standings

Place Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Points Wins Podiums Poles
1 Italy Ferrari 126C2 Ferrari 021 G 74 3 11 3
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford MP4/1B Ford Cosworth DFV M 69 4 8
3 France Renault RE30B Renault-Gordini EF1 M 62 4 8 10
4 United Kingdom Williams-Ford FW07D
FW08
Ford Cosworth DFV G 58 1 7 1
5 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 87B
91
Ford Cosworth DFV G 30 1 2
6 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 011 Ford Cosworth DFV G 25 1 2
7 United Kingdom Brabham-BMW BT50 BMW M12/13 G 22 1 2 1
8 France Ligier-Matra JS17
JS17B
JS19
Matra MS81 M 20 4
9 United Kingdom Brabham-Ford BT49D Ford Cosworth DFV G 19 1 3
10 Italy Alfa Romeo 179D
182
182B
Alfa Romeo 1260 M 7 1 1
11 United Kingdom Arrows-Ford A3
A4
A5
Ford Cosworth DFV P 5
12 Germany ATS-Ford D5 Ford Cosworth DFV M 4
13 Italy Osella-Ford FA1C
FA1D
Ford Cosworth DFV P 3
14 Brazil Fittipaldi-Ford F8D
F9
Ford Cosworth DFV P 1
15 United Kingdom March-Ford 821 Ford Cosworth DFV A
16 Hong Kong Theodore-Ford TY01
TY02
Ford Cosworth DFV G
17 United Kingdom Toleman-Hart TG181C
TG183
Hart 415T P
18 United Kingdom Ensign-Ford N180B
N181
Ford Cosworth DFV A

1982 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos Driver RSA
South Africa
BRA
Brazil
USW
United States
SMR
San Marino
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
DET
United States
CAN
Canada
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
FRA
France
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
SUI
Switzerland
ITA
Italy
CPL
United States
Points
1 Finland Keke Rosberg 5 DSQ 2 2 Ret 4 Ret 3 Ret 5 3 2 1 8 5 44
2 France Didier Pironi 18 6 Ret 1 WD 2 3 9 1 2 3 DNS 39
3 United Kingdom John Watson 6 2 6 1 Ret 1 3 9 Ret Ret Ret 9 13 4 2 39
4 France Alain Prost 1 1 Ret Ret Ret 7 NC Ret Ret 6 2 Ret 8 2 Ret 4 34
5 Austria Niki Lauda 4 Ret 1 DSQ Ret Ret Ret 4 1 8 DNS 5 3 Ret Ret 30
6 France René Arnoux 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 1 2 Ret 16 1 Ret 28
7 France Patrick Tambay 8 3 4 1 4 Ret 2 DNS 25
8 Italy Michele Alboreto 7 4 4 3 Ret 10 Ret Ret 7 Ret 6 4 Ret 7 5 1 25
9 Italy Elio de Angelis 8 Ret 5 4 5 Ret 4 Ret 4 Ret Ret 1 6 Ret Ret 23
10 Italy Riccardo Patrese Ret Ret 3 Ret 1 Ret 2 15 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret 21
11 Brazil Nelson Piquet Ret DSQ Ret 5 Ret DNQ 1 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret 20
12 United States Eddie Cheever Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 2 10 DNQ Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret 6 3 15
13 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly 14 Ret Ret Ret 6 5 7 5 5 7 Ret Ret 9 Ret 6 8
14 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ret 3 7 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 8 7 Ret 7
15 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ret Ret DSQ 2 DNS 6
16 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 2 Ret 6
17 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 10 9 5
18 France Jacques Laffite Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 5
19 United States Mario Andretti Ret 3 Ret 4
20 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Ret 9 Ret 4 Ret DNQ Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret DNS 3
21 Switzerland Marc Surer 7 9 8 5 10 Ret 13 6 Ret 15 Ret 7 3
22 Italy Bruno Giacomelli 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 7 9 5 Ret 12 Ret 10 2
23 Chile Eliseo Salazar 9 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 14 9 DNQ 2
24 Germany Manfred Winkelhock 10 5 Ret DSQ Ret Ret Ret DNQ 12 DNQ 11 Ret Ret Ret DNQ NC 2
25 Italy Mauro Baldi DNQ 10 DNQ Ret DNQ Ret 8 6 9 Ret Ret 6 DNQ 12 11 2
26 Brazil Chico Serra 17 Ret DNQ 6 DNPQ 11 DNQ Ret Ret 11 7 DNQ 11 DNQ 1
NC United Kingdom Brian Henton DNQ DNQ Ret Ret Ret 8 9 NC Ret 8 10 7 Ret 11 Ret 8 0
NC Germany Jochen Mass 12 8 8 Ret DNQ 7 11 Ret 10 Ret 0
NC Sweden Slim Borgudd 16 7 10 0
NC Brazil Raul Boesel 15 Ret 9 8 DNPQ Ret Ret Ret DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ Ret DNQ 13 0
NC Colombia Roberto Guerrero DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ Ret Ret DNQ Ret DNQ 8 Ret Ret NC DNS 0
NC United Kingdom Derek Warwick Ret DNQ DNQ Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret 15 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
NC United Kingdom Rupert Keegan DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 12 0
NC United Kingdom Geoff Lees Ret 12 0
NC Italy Teo Fabi DNQ DNQ DNQ NC Ret DNPQ DNQ Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret DNQ 0
NC Italy Riccardo Paletti DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNPQ DNPQ Ret Ret 0
NC Republic of Ireland Tommy Byrne DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ Ret 0
NC Netherlands Jan Lammers DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 0
NC Spain Emilio de Villota DNPQ DNPQ DNQ DNQ DNPQ 0
NC Brazil Roberto Moreno DNQ 0
Pos Driver RSA
South Africa
BRA
Brazil
USW
United States
SMR
San Marino
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
DET
United States
CAN
Canada
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
FRA
France
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
SUI
Switzerland
ITA
Italy
CPL
United States
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)
Place Driver Number Country Points Wins Podiums Poles
1 Finland Keke Rosberg 6 Finland 44 1 6 1
2 France Didier Pironi 28 France 39 2 6 2
3 United Kingdom John Watson 7 Britain 39 2 5
4 France Alain Prost 15 France 34 2 4 5
5 Austria Niki Lauda 8 Austria 30 2 3
6 France René Arnoux 16 France 28 2 4 5
7 France Patrick Tambay 27 France 25 1 3
8 Italy Michele Alboreto 3 Italy 25 1 2
9 Italy Elio de Angelis 11 Italy 23 1 1
10 Italy Riccardo Patrese 2 Italy 21 1 3
11 Brazil Nelson Piquet 1 Brazil 20 1 2 1
12 United States Eddie Cheever 25 USA 15 3
13 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly 5 Ireland 8
14 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 12 Britain 7 1
15 Canada Gilles Villeneuve 27 Canada 6 1
16 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 5 Argentina 6 1
17 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 22 Italy 5 1 1
18 France Jacques Laffite 26 France 5 1
19 United States Mario Andretti 28 USA 4 1 1
20 France Jean-Pierre Jarier 31 France 3
21 Switzerland Marc Surer 29 Switzerland 3
22 Italy Bruno Giacomelli 23 Italy 2
23 Chile Eliseo Salazar 10 Chile 2
24 Germany Manfred Winkelhock 9 Germany 2
25 Italy Mauro Baldi 30 Italy 2
26 Brazil Chico Serra 20 Brazil 1

External links

Notes

  1. ^ Lang (1992) p.75
  2. ^ Nye (1986) p.147
  3. ^ Jenkinson, Denis (May 1983). "The Formula One scene". Motor Sport LVIII (5).  
  4. ^ Roebuck (1986) p.24 "the cars were getting absurd, really crude, with no suspension movement whatever. It was toggle switch driving with no need for any kind of delicacy...it made leaving Formula One a lot easier than it would have been."
  5. ^ Roebuck (1999) pp.175-176
  6. ^ Lang (1992) pp. 10&92. Lang gives the FISA teams in 1980 as "Ferrari, Renault, Alfa-Romeo, Talbot-Ligier and Osella". By April 1982, Toleman has been added to the list, but "Guy Ligier had recently switched allegiance to FOCA".
  7. ^ In the 1950s, manufacturer teams were common. However, from the 1960s to the 1990s there were rarely more than two manufacturer teams, and for 18 years (1973-1976 and 1986-1999), Ferrari were the only manufacturer-owned team. Since 2000, manufacturers have become common again: five of the ten 2008 F1 teams represent automotive manufacturers.
  8. ^ Roebuck (1999) pp.173–175
  9. ^ Lang (1992) p.88
  10. ^ Lang (1992) pp.84–88
  11. ^ Bamsey (1983) p.50, Lang (1992) pp.96–97, Watkins (1997) p.98 and Fearnley (May, 2007) all write that Villeneuve was attempting to beat Pironi. Jenkinson (June 1982) writes only that he "was in the middle of a last desperate bid to improve his grid position."
  12. ^ a b Donaldson (2003) pp.296–298
  13. ^ Lang (1992) p.97
  14. ^ Eaton, Godfrey. "Classic Ferrari". 1985 U.S. reprint edition of 1982 book release. Page 78. Publisher: Exeter Books. ISBN 9780671075347

References

Books
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  • Roebuck, Nigel (1999). Chasing the Title. City: Haynes Publications. ISBN 1859606040.  
  • Watkins, Sid (1997). Life at the Limit: Triumph and Tragedy in Formula One. City: Pan Books. ISBN 0330351397.  
Magazines
  • Fearnley, Paul (May 2007). "It's war. Absolutely war.". Motor Sport (Haymarket): pp. 52–61.  
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Simple English

The 1982 Formula One season was 33rd championship. The champion was Keke Rosberg in a close battle.

Season review

Round Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 South African Grand Prix January 23 Kyalami Alain Prost Renault Report
2 Brazilian Grand Prix March 21 Jacarepaguá Alain Prost Renault Report
3 United States Grand Prix West April 4 Long Beach Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford Report
4 San Marino Grand Prix April 25 Imola Didier Pironi Ferrari Report
5 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgian Grand Prix May 9 Zolder John Watson McLaren-Ford Report
6 Monaco Grand Prix May 23 Monaco Riccardo Patrese Brabham-Ford Report
7 United States Grand Prix East June 6 Detroit John Watson McLaren-Ford Report
8 Canadian Grand Prix June 13 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW Report
9 Dutch Grand Prix July 3 Zandvoort Didier Pironi Ferrari Report
10 British Grand Prix July 18 Brands Hatch Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford Report
11 French Grand Prix July 25 Paul Ricard René Arnoux Renault Report
12 German Grand Prix August 8 Hockenheimring Patrick Tambay Ferrari Report
13 Austrian Grand Prix August 15 Österreichring Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford Report
14 Swiss Grand Prix August 29 Dijon Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford Report
15 Italian Grand Prix September 12 Monza René Arnoux Renault Report
16 Las Vegas Grand Prix September 25 Las Vegas Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford Report

1982 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos Driver RSA
BRA
USW
SMR
BEL
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MON
USE
CAN
NED
GBR
FRA
GER
AUT
SUI
ITA
LVS
Points
1 Keke Rosberg 5 DSQ 2 2 Ret 4 Ret 3 Ret 5 3 2 1 8 5 44
2 Didier Pironi 18 6 Ret 1 WD 2 3 9 1 2 3 DNS 39
3 John Watson 6 2 6 1 Ret 1 3 9 Ret Ret Ret 9 13 4 2 39
4 Alain Prost 1 1 Ret Ret Ret 7 NC Ret Ret 6 2 Ret 8 2 Ret 4 34
5 Niki Lauda 4 Ret 1 DSQ Ret Ret Ret 4 1 8 5 3 Ret Ret 30
6 René Arnoux 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 1 2 Ret 16 1 Ret 28
7 Patrick Tambay 8 3 4 1 4 Ret 2 DNS 25
8 Michele Alboreto 7 4 4 3 Ret 10 Ret Ret 7 Ret 6 4 Ret 7 5 1 25
9 Elio de Angelis 8 Ret 5 4 5 Ret 4 Ret 4 Ret Ret 1 6 Ret Ret 23
10 Riccardo Patrese Ret Ret 3 Ret 1 Ret 2 15 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret 21
11 Nelson Piquet Ret DSQ Ret 5 Ret DNQ 1 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret 20
12 Eddie Cheever Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 2 10 DNQ Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret 6 3 15
13 Derek Daly 14 Ret Ret Ret 6 5 7 5 5 7 Ret Ret 9 Ret 6 8
14 Nigel Mansell Ret 3 7 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 8 7 Ret 7
15 Gilles Villeneuve Ret Ret DSQ 2 DNS 6
16 File:Flag of Argentina (alternative).svg Carlos Reutemann 2 Ret 6
17 Andrea de Cesaris 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 10 9 5
18 Jacques Laffite Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 5
19 Mario Andretti Ret 3 Ret 4
20 Jean-Pierre Jarier Ret 9 Ret 4 Ret DNQ Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret DNS 3
21 Marc Surer 7 9 8 5 10 Ret 13 6 Ret 15 Ret 7 3
22 Bruno Giacomelli 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 7 9 5 Ret 12 Ret 10 2
23 Eliseo Salazar 9 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 14 9 DNQ 2
24 Manfred Winkelhock 10 5 Ret DSQ Ret Ret Ret DNQ 12 DNQ 11 Ret Ret Ret DNQ NC 2
25 Mauro Baldi DNQ 10 DNQ Ret DNQ Ret 8 6 9 Ret Ret 6 DNQ 12 11 2
26 Chico Serra 17 Ret DNQ 6 DNPQ 11 DNQ Ret Ret 11 7 DNQ 11 DNQ 1
27 Brian Henton DNQ DNQ Ret Ret Ret 8 9 NC Ret 8 10 7 Ret 11 Ret 8 0
28 Jochen Mass 12 8 8 Ret DNQ 7 11 Ret 10 Ret 0
29 Slim Borgudd 16 7 10 0
30 Raul Boesel 15 Ret 9 8 DNPQ Ret Ret Ret DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ Ret DNQ 13 0
31 Roberto Guerrero DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ Ret Ret DNQ Ret DNQ 8 Ret Ret NC DNS 0
32 Derek Warwick Ret DNQ DNQ Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret 15 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
33 Rupert Keegan DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 12 0
34 Geoff Lees Ret 12 0
Teo Fabi DNQ DNQ DNQ NC Ret DNPQ DNQ Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret DNQ 0
Riccardo Paletti DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNPQ DNPQ Ret Ret 0
Tommy Byrne DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ Ret 0
Jan Lammers DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 0
Emilio de Villota DNPQ DNPQ DNQ DNQ DNPQ 0
Roberto Moreno DNQ 0
Pos Driver RSA
BRA
USW
SMR
BEL
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MON
USE
CAN
NED
GBR
FRA
GER
AUT
SUI
ITA
LVS
Points







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