22px-Flag of Austria  1984 Austrian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 16 in the 1984 Formula One season
The Österreichring (last modified in 1977)
Date August 19, 1984
Official name XVII Holiday Großer Preis von Osterreich
Location Österreichring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria
Course Permanent racing facility
5.942 km (3.692 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 51 laps, 303.042 km (188.292 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW
Time 1:26.173
Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG
Time 1:32.882 on lap 23
First 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG
Second 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW
Third 22px-Flag of Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari

The 1984 Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Österreichring on August 19, 1984. It was the twelfth round of the 1984 Formula One season and the 400th World Championship Grand Prix held since the championship began in 1950.

Classification Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 51 1:21:12.851 4 9
2 1 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 51 + 23.525 1 6
3 27 22px-Flag of Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 51 + 48.998 12 4
4 2 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi Brabham-BMW 51 + 56.312 7 3
5 18 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 50 + 1 Lap 17 2
6 17 20px-Flag of Switzerland Marc Surer Arrows-BMW 50 + 1 Lap 19 1
7 28 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux Ferrari 50 + 1 Lap 15  
8 25 22px-Flag of France François Hesnault Ligier-Renault 49 + 2 Laps 21  
9 10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer RAM-Hart 49 + 2 Laps 24  
10 22 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 48 Out of Fuel 13  
11 9 22px-Flag of France Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 48 + 3 Laps 25  
12 31 22px-Flag of Austria Gerhard Berger ATS-BMW 48 Gearbox 20  
Ret 15 22px-Flag of France Patrick Tambay Renault 42 Engine 5  
Ret 19 25px-Brazilflag Ayrton Senna Toleman-Hart 35 Oil Pressure 10  
Ret 12 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 32 Engine 8  
Ret 7 22px-Flag of France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 28 Spun Off 2  
Ret 11 22px-Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 28 Engine 3  
NC 21 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Huub Rothengatter Spirit-Hart 23 Not Classified 26  
Ret 23 USAflagsmall Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 18 Engine 16  
Ret 16 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Derek Warwick Renault 17 Engine 6  
Ret 26 22px-Flag of Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 15 Injection 18  
Ret 6 22px-Flag of Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 15 Handling 9  
Ret 5 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite Williams-Honda 12 Engine 11  
Ret 30 22px-Flag of Austria Jo Gartner Osella-Alfa Romeo 6 Engine 22  
Ret 24 22px-Flag of Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 4 Gearbox 23  
DSQ 4 Flag of Germany Stefan Bellof Tyrrell-Ford 0 Disqualified  
DNQ 3 22px-Flag of Sweden Stefan Johansson Tyrrell-Ford        

Notes Edit

  • First race: Gerhard Berger
  • For the first time in Formula One history none of the cars starting on the grid had a naturally aspirated engine.
  • The race was restarted because of an improper starting procedure, due to the lights (according to Niki Lauda) going red, then green, then yellow and back to red again.
  • During the first race, Elio de Angelis stalled on the grid and blocked a number of cars including Patrick Tambay, who came to a dead stop behind De Angelis and stalled his Renault. This fracas allowed Ayrton Senna to come up from 10th to 4th.
  • This was the only time that Niki Lauda has won his home Grand Prix. His previous best was 2nd in 1977.
  • Lap leaders:

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda 48
2 22px-Flag of France Alain Prost 43.5
3 22px-Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis 26.5
4 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux 24.5
5 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet 24
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-TAG 91.5
2 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 39.5
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 35.5
4 22px-Flag of France Renault 32
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 30
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Points accurate at final declaration of results. Tyrrell's points were subsequently reallocated.


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

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1984 German Grand Prix
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