1982 South African Grand Prix
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1982 South African Grand Prix
1982 South African Grand Prix
Race 1 of 16 in the 1982 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 23 January 1982
Location Kyalami
Transvaal Province, South Africa
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.104 km (2.550 miles)
Distance 77 laps, 316.008 km (196.358 miles)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Renault
Time 1:06.351
Fastest lap
Driver France Alain Prost Renault
Time 1:08.278 on lap 49
Podium
First Renault
Second Williams-Ford
Third Renault
Lap leaders
Reutemann and Prost on the podium.

The 1982 South African Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Kyalami on 23 January 1982. It was the first race of the 1982 Formula One World Championship. It was the 28th edition of the South African Grand Prix and the 16th time that the race had been held at Kyalami.

The prelude to the race was notable for a strike action by the Grand Prix Drivers' Association, led by Niki Lauda and Didier Pironi, in protest at the new superlicence conditions imposed by FISA, which would have tied the drivers to a single team for up to three years. A late compromise was reached and the race went ahead. The drivers were subsequently fined between US$5,000 and US$10,000 and handed suspended race bans; however, the FIA Court of Appeal later reduced the penalties and criticised FISA's handling of the dispute.[1]

Turbocharged cars took the first six positions on the grid. Despite Alain Prost suffering a puncture while leading, he was able to recover to win the race. Lauda, in his first race after two years out of F1, finished fourth. It was the final podium finish for Carlos Reutemann, who retired from Formula One after the next race in Brazil.[2] It also was the last race held in January.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 16 France René Arnoux Renault 1:06.351
2 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:06.625 +0.274
3 27 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:07.106 +0.755
4 2 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:07.398 +1.047
5 15 France Alain Prost Renault 1:08.133 +1.782
6 28 France Didier Pironi Ferrari 1:08.360 +2.009
7 6 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford 1:08.892 +2.541
8 5 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford 1:09.306 +2.955
9 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford 1:09.736 +3.385
10 3 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 1:10.037 +3.686
11 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 1:10.241 +3.890
12 10 Chile Eliseo Salazar ATS-Ford 1:10.624 +4.273
13 8 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford 1:10.681 +4.330
14 35 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart 1:10.685 +4.334
15 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford 1:10.685 +4.334
16 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 1:10.952 +4.601
17 25 United States Eddie Cheever Ligier-Matra 1:11.005 +4.654
18 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford 1:11.227 +4.876
19 23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 1:11.285 +4.934
20 9 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-Ford 1:11.808 +5.457
21 18 Brazil Raul Boesel March-Ford 1:12.077 +5.726
22 17 West Germany Jochen Mass March-Ford 1:12.100 +5.749
23 4 Sweden Slim Borgudd Tyrrell-Ford 1:12.366 +6.015
24 33 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Theodore-Ford 1:13.418 +7.067
25 20 Brazil Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford 1:13.467 +7.116
26 31 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella-Ford 1:13.834 +7.483
DNQ 30 Italy Mauro Baldi Arrows-Ford 1:13.976 +7.625
DNQ 32 Italy Riccardo Paletti Osella-Ford 1:15.504 +9.153
DNQ 29 United Kingdom Brian Henton Arrows-Ford 1:16.653 +10.302
DNQ 36 Italy Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart No time

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Tyre Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15 France Alain Prost Renault M 77 1:32:08.401 5 9
2 5 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford G 77 + 14.946 8 6
3 16 France René Arnoux Renault M 77 + 27.900 1 4
4 8 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford M 77 + 32.113 13 3
5 6 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford G 77 + 43.139 7 2
6 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford M 77 + 50.993 9 1
7 3 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford G 76 + 1 lap 10  
8 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford G 76 + 1 lap 15  
9 10 Chile Eliseo Salazar ATS-Ford A 75 + 2 laps 12  
10 9 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-Ford A 75 + 2 laps 20  
11 23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo M 74 + 3 laps 19  
12 17 West Germany Jochen Mass March-Ford P 74 + 3 laps 22  
13 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo M 73 + 4 laps 16  
14 33 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Theodore-Ford A 73 + 4 laps 24  
15 18 Brazil Raul Boesel March-Ford P 72 + 5 laps 21  
16 4 Sweden Slim Borgudd Tyrrell-Ford G 72 + 5 laps 23  
17 20 Brazil Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford P 72 + 5 laps 25  
18 28 France Didier Pironi Ferrari G 71 + 6 laps 6  
Ret 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra M 54 Fuel system 11  
Ret 35 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart P 43 Accident 14  
Ret 2 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW G 18 Turbo 4  
Ret 25 United States Eddie Cheever Ligier-Matra M 11 Fuel system 17  
Ret 27 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari G 6 Turbo 3  
Ret 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW G 3 Spun off 2  
Ret 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford G 0 Electrical 18  
Ret 31 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella-Ford P 0 Collision 26  
DNQ 30 Italy Mauro Baldi Arrows-Ford P    
DNQ 32 Italy Riccardo Paletti Osella-Ford P    
DNQ 29 United Kingdom Brian Henton Arrows-Ford P    
DNQ 36 Italy Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart P        
WD 14 Colombia Roberto Guerrero Ensign-Ford A    
Source:[3][4][5]

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

  1. ^ "1982 South African Grand Prix flashback". F1 Fanatic. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ Fearnley, Paul (April 2012). "The Commodore 64, Compact Discs and F1 drivers on strike: welcome to 1982". Classic & Sports Car. Teddington, Middlesex, UK: Haymarket Media Group. p. 237. ISSN 0263-3183.
  3. ^ "1982 South African Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "F1 World Championship - 1982 South African Grand Prix". MotorSportMagazine. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "1982 South African Grand Prix - Race Results & History - GP Archive". GPArchive.com. Retrieved 2021.
  6. ^ a b "South Africa 1982 - Championship o STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 2019.



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