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22px-Flag of France  1982 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 11 of 16 in the 1982 Formula One season
Circuit Paul Ricard
Date July 25, 1982
Location Paul Ricard Circuit
Course Permanent racing facility
5.809 km (3.61 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 54 laps, 313.686 km (194.94 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux Renault
Time 1:34.406
Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW
Time 1:40.075 on lap 4
Podium
First 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux Renault
Second 22px-Flag of France Alain Prost Renault
Third 22px-Flag of France Didier Pironi Ferrari

The 1982 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Paul Ricard on July 25, 1982. Six turbo-charged cars completed the first 6 grid positions, and 4 turbo-charged cars driven by 4 French drivers finished in the top 4 places, and the French Renault team finished 1-2 with René Arnoux winning and Alain Prost finishing second, but under sour circumstances- as Arnoux violated a pre-race agreement that if he and Prost were 1st and 2nd, Arnoux would let Prost by to help his better championship standing.

Jochen Mass and Mauro Baldi collided at Signes and Mass's car went through the catch fencing into the tyre walls, catapulted itself into the crowd and caught fire. Luckily, no one was hurt, aside from Mass, who had burns on his hands. The West German driver retired from Formula One immediately after this crash.

Classification Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 16 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux Renault 54 1:33:33.217 1 9
2 15 22px-Flag of France Alain Prost Renault 54 + 17.308 2 6
3 28 22px-Flag of France Didier Pironi Ferrari 54 + 42.128 3 4
4 27 22px-Flag of France Patrick Tambay Ferrari 54 + 1:16.241 5 3
5 6 22px-Flag of Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 54 + 1:30.994 10 2
6 3 22px-Flag of Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 54 + 1:32.339 15 1
7 5 22px-Flag of Ireland Derek Daly Williams-Ford 53 + 1 Lap 11  
8 8 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 53 + 1 lap 9  
9 23 22px-Flag of Italy Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 53 + 1 Lap 8  
10 4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brian Henton Tyrrell-Ford 53 + 1 Lap 23  
11 9 Flag of Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-Ford 52 + 2 Laps 18  
12 12 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Geoff Lees Lotus-Ford 52 + 2 Laps 24  
13 29 20px-Flag of Switzerland Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 52 + 2 Laps 20  
14 26 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 51 + 3 Laps 16  
15 35 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 50 + 4 Laps 14  
16 25 USAflagsmall Eddie Cheever Ligier-Matra 49 + 5 Laps 19  
Ret 22 22px-Flag of Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 25 Spun Off 7  
Ret 1 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 23 Engine 6  
Ret 11 22px-Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 17 Fuel System 13  
Ret 7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 13 Electrical 12  
Ret 17 Flag of Germany Jochen Mass March-Ford 10 Spun Off 26  
Ret 30 22px-Flag of Italy Mauro Baldi Arrows-Ford 10 Collision 25  
Ret 2 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 8 Engine 4  
Ret 10 22px-Flag of Chile Eliseo Salazar ATS-Ford 2 Spun Off 22  
Ret 31 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella-Ford 0 Halfshaft 17  
Ret 36 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart 0 Electrical 21  
DNQ 33 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Jan Lammers Theodore-Ford    
DNQ 14 22px-Flag of Colombia Roberto Guerrero Ensign-Ford    
DNQ 18 25px-Brazilflag Raul Boesel March-Ford        

Notes Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Lang, Mike (1992). Grand Prix! Vol 4. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 119. 
  2. Lang, Mike (1992). Grand Prix! Vol 4. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 122. 

Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "The Official Formula 1 website". http://www.formula1.com/results/season/1982/352/. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 



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