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Race details
Race 12 of 16 in the 1982 Formula One season
Circuit Hockenheimring-1982.svg
Date August 8, 1982
Official name XLII Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, West Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
6.797 km (4.223 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 45 laps, 299.068 km (185.832 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver 22px-Flag of France Didier Pironi Ferrari
Time 1:47.947
Fastest lap
Driver 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW
Time 1:54.035 on lap 7
First 22px-Flag of France Patrick Tambay Ferrari
Second 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux Renault
Third 22px-Flag of Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford

The 1982 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Hockenheimring on 8 August 1982. It was won by Patrick Tambay for Scuderia Ferrari.

Race reportEdit

Hockenheim had been modified from the year before, with the first chicane being made slower and another chicane added to slow cars through the very fast Ostkurve. Didier Pironi set the fastest practice time, but was seriously injured in qualifying for this Grand Prix and never raced in Formula One again. With the track wet thanks to persistent showers, Pironi was on a quick lap when his Ferrari hit the back of Alain Prost's slow moving Renault at high speed, vaulting over the top of it. While surviving the accident intact, it had a profound affect on Prost who never forgot the sight of the Ferrari flying over his car, the crash firming his views on driving F1 cars in the wet where visibility was virtually zero if behind another car.

Thanks to Hockenheim's long straights, the turbo-charged cars were overwhelmingly dominant in qualifying. Not only did turbo-charged cars take up the first 6 grid positions, but the utmost proof of this was the slowest turbo qualifier Riccardo Patrese, placing 6th, driving a Brabham-BMW was 3.1 seconds faster than the fastest non-turbo qualifier, 7th placed Michele Alboreto, driving a Ford-Cosworth powered Tyrrell.

Since Ferrari never withdrew the injured Pironi, pole position was left empty at the start. Nelson Piquet led the race, but collided with Eliseo Salazar while lapping him at the new Ostkurve chicane. After the two cars came to a stop, an irate Piquet quickly climbed out of his Brabham, approached Salazar, and then punched and kicked Salazar in a rage, which continued for some time after the collision. Patrick Tambay, driving the lone Ferrari, won his first Formula One race.

Classification Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27 22px-Flag of France Patrick Tambay Ferrari 45 1:27:25.178 5 9
2 16 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux Renault 45 + 16.379 3 6
3 6 22px-Flag of Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 44 + 1 Lap 9 4
4 3 22px-Flag of Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 44 + 1 Lap 7 3
5 23 22px-Flag of Italy Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 44 + 1 Lap 11 2
6 29 20px-Flag of Switzerland Marc Surer Arrows-Ford 44 + 1 Lap 26 1
7 4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brian Henton Tyrrell-Ford 44 + 1 Lap 17  
8 14 22px-Flag of Colombia Roberto Guerrero Ensign-Ford 44 + 1 Lap 21  
9 12 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 43 + 2 Laps 18  
10 35 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 43 + 2 Laps 14  
11 20 25px-Brazilflag Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford 43 + 2 Laps 25  
Ret 7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 36 Suspension failure 10  
Ret 26 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 36 Handling 15  
Ret 5 22px-Flag of Ireland Derek Daly Williams-Ford 25 Engine 19  
Ret 18 25px-Brazilflag Raul Boesel March-Ford 22 Tyre 24  
Ret 11 22px-Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 21 Handling 13  
Ret 1 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 18 Collision 4  
Ret 10 22px-Flag of Chile Eliseo Salazar ATS-Ford 17 Collision 22  
Ret 15 22px-Flag of France Alain Prost Renault 14 Injection 2  
Ret 2 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 13 Engine 6  
Ret 22 22px-Flag of Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 9 Gearbox 8  
Ret 25 USAflagsmall Eddie Cheever Ligier-Matra 8 Fuel System 12  
Ret 30 22px-Flag of Italy Mauro Baldi Arrows-Ford 6 Fuel System 23  
Ret 31 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella-Ford 3 Steering 20  
Ret 9 Flag of Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-Ford 3 Clutch 16  
DNS 28 22px-Flag of France Didier Pironi Ferrari 0 Practice accident 1  
DNS 8 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford
DNQ 33 22px-Flag of Ireland Tommy Byrne Theodore-Ford    
DNQ 17 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Rupert Keegan March-Ford    
DNQ 36 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart        

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 22px-Flag of France Didier Pironi 39
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson 30
3 22px-Flag of Finland Keke Rosberg 27
4 22px-Flag of France Alain Prost 25
5 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda 24
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 61
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 54
3 22px-Flag of France Renault 44
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-Ford 40
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 20
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.


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

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1982 French Grand Prix
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