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The 1983 Formula One season was the 34th running of the World Drivers' Championship and 26th year of the Constructors' Championship. It began on March 13th 1983 in Brazil and ended on October 15th in South Africa after 15 races.


Background[]

Teams and Drivers[]

Entry List[]

Constructor Chassis Tyre No. Driver Rounds
Team Engine
Williams-Ford Cosworth
Williams-Honda
FW08C
FW09
G 1 Finland Keke Rosberg All
United Kingdom TAG Williams Racing Team Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0
Honda RA163E V6t 1.5
2 France Jacques Laffite All
42 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer 14
Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 011B
012
G 3 Italy Michele Alboreto All
United Kingdom Benetton Tyrrell Team Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0
Ford Cosworth DFY V8 3.0
4 United States Danny Sullivan All
Brabham-BMW BT52
BT52B
M 5 Brazil Nelson Piquet All
United Kingdom Fila Sport BMW M12/13 L4t 1.5 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese All
McLaren-Ford Cosworth
McLaren-TAG
MP4/1C
MP4/1E
M 7 United Kingdom John Watson All
United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0
Ford Cosworth DFY V8 3.0
TAG TTE PO1 V6t 1.5
8 Austria Niki Lauda All
ATS-BMW D6 G 9 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock All
West Germany Team ATS BMW M12/13 L4t 1.5
Lotus-Ford Cosworth
Lotus-Renault
92
93T
94T
P 11 Italy Elio de Angelis All
United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0
Ford Cosworth DFY V8 3.0
Renault EF1 V6t 1.5
12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell All
Renault RE30C
RE40
M 15 France Alain Prost All
France Equipe Renault Elf Renault EF1 V6t 1.5 16 United States Eddie Cheever All
RAM-Ford Cosworth 01 P 17 Chile Eliseo Salazar 1-6
United Kingdom RAM Racing Team March Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0
Ford Cosworth DFY V8 3.0
17 Canada Jacques Villeneuve, Sr. 8
17 United Kingdom Kenny Acheson 9-15
18 France Jean-Louis Schlesser 3
Alfa Romeo 183T M 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris All
Italy Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 890T V8t 1.5 23 Italy Mauro Baldi All
Ligier-Ford Cosworth JS21 M 25 France Jean-Pierre Jarier All
France Equipe Ligier Gitanes Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0
Ford Cosworth DFY V8 3.0
26 Brazil Raul Boesel All
Ferrari 126C2B
126C3
G 27 France Patrick Tambay All
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 021 V6t 1.5 28 France René Arnoux All
Arrows-Ford Cosworth A6 G 29 Switzerland Marc Surer All
United Kingdom Arrows Racing Team Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 30 Brazil Chico Serra 1, 3-5
30 Australia Alan Jones 2
30 Belgium Thierry Boutsen 6-15
Osella-Alfa Romeo
Osella-Ford Cosworth
FA1D
FA1E
M 31 Italy Corrado Fabi All
Italy Osella Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 3.0
Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0
32 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani All
Theodore-Ford Cosworth N183 G 33 Colombia Roberto Guerrero 1-14
Hong Kong Theodore Racing Team Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 34 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto 1-13
Toleman-Hart TG183 P 35 United Kingdom Derek Warwick All
United Kingdom Candy Toleman Motorsport Hart 415T L4t 1.5 36 Italy Bruno Giacomelli All
Spirit-Honda 201
201C
G 40 Sweden Stefan Johansson 9-14
United Kingdom Spirit Racing Honda RA163E V6t 1.5

Calendar[]

World Championship Schedule[]

Non-Championship Schedule[]

Season Review[]

Pre-Season[]

Race 1: 1983 Brazilian Grand Prix[]

Race 2: 1983 United States Grand Prix West[]

Race 3: 1983 French Grand Prix[]

Race 4: 1983 San Marino Grand Prix[]

Race 5: 1983 Monaco Grand Prix[]

Race 6: 1983 Belgian Grand Prix[]

Race 7: 1983 Detroit Grand Prix[]

Race 8: 1983 Canadian Grand Prix[]

Race 9: 1983 British Grand Prix[]

Race 10: 1983 German Grand Prix[]

Race 11: 1983 Austrian Grand Prix[]

Race 12: 1983 Dutch Grand Prix[]

Race 13: 1983 Italian Grand Prix[]

Race 14: 1983 European Grand Prix[]

Race 15: 1983 South African Grand Prix[]

Post-Season[]

Results[]

World Championship Results[]

Non-Championship Results[]

Final Standings[]

Drivers' World Championship Results[]

The full standings for the 1983 FIA Formula One World Championship for Drivers are outlined below:

1983 FIA Formula One World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pts.
Flag of Brazil (1968–1992) Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Europe Flag of South Africa 1928-1994
1st Brazil Piquet 1st Ret 2nd Ret 2nd 4th 4th Ret 2nd 13th 3rd RetP 1st 1st 3rd 59
2nd France Prost 7th 11th 1stP 2nd 3rdP 1stP 8th 5th 1st 4th 1st Ret Ret 2nd Ret 57
3rd France Arnoux 10th 3rd 7th 3rdP Ret Ret RetP 1stP 5thP 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 9th Ret 49
4th France Tambay 5th RetP 4th 1st 4th 2nd Ret 3rd 3rd RetP RetP 2nd 4th Ret Ret 40
5th Finland Rosberg DSQP Ret 5th 4th 1st 5th 2nd 4th 11th 10th 8th Ret 11th Ret 5th 27
6th United Kingdom Watson Ret 1st Ret 5th DNQ Ret 3rd 6th 9th 5th 9th 3rd Ret Ret DSQ 22
= United States Cheever Ret 13th 3rd Ret Ret 3rd Ret 2nd Ret Ret 4th Ret 3rd 10th 6th 22
8th Italy De Cesaris EXC Ret 12th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th 2nd Ret Ret Ret 4th 2nd 15
9th Italy Patrese Ret 10th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 3rd Ret 9th RetP 7th 1st 13
10th Austria Lauda 3rd 2nd Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret 6th DSQ 6th Ret Ret Ret 11th 12
11th France Laffite 4th 4th 6th 7th Ret 6th 5th Ret 12th 6th Ret Ret DNQ DNQ Ret 11
12th Italy Alboreto Ret 9th 8th Ret Ret 14th 1st 8th 13th Ret Ret 6th Ret Ret Ret 10
= United Kingdom Mansell 12th 12th Ret 12th Ret Ret 6th Ret 4th Ret 5th Ret 8th 3rd NC 10
14th United Kingdom Warwick 8th Ret Ret Ret Ret 7th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 4th 6th 5th 4th 9
15th Switzerland Surer 6th 5th 10th 5th Ret 11th 11th Ret 17th 7th Ret 8th 10th Ret 8th 4
16th Italy Baldi Ret Ret Ret 10th 6th Ret 12th 10th 7th Ret Ret 5th Ret Ret Ret 3
17th United States Sullivan 11th 8th Ret Ret 5th 12th Ret DSQ 14th 12th Ret Ret Ret Ret 7th 2
= Italy De Angelis DSQ Ret Ret Ret Ret 9th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5th RetP Ret 2
19th Venezuela Cecotto 13th 6th 11th Ret DNPQ 10th Ret Ret DNQ 11th DNQ DNQ 12th 1
= Italy Giacomelli Ret Ret 13th Ret DNQ 8th 9th Ret Ret Ret Ret 13th 7th 6th Ret 1
Belgium Boutsen Ret 7th 7th 15th 9th 13th 14th Ret 11th 9th 0
France Jarier Ret Ret 9th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10th 8th 7th Ret 9th Ret 10th 0
Brazil Serra 9th Ret 8th 7th 0
Brazil Boesel Ret 7th Ret 9th Ret 13th 10th Ret Ret Ret DNQ 10th DNQ 15th NC 0
Sweden Johansson Ret Ret 12th 7th Ret 14th 0
West Germany Winkelhock 15th Ret Ret 11th Ret Ret Ret 9th Ret DNQ Ret DSQ Ret 8th Ret 0
Italy Fabi Ret DNQ Ret Ret DNQ Ret DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 10th 11th Ret DNQ Ret 0
Italy Ghinzani DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ Ret Ret 10th 11th Ret DNQ Ret 0
Colombia Guerrero NC Ret Ret Ret DNPQ Ret NC Ret 16th Ret Ret 12th 13th 12th 0
United Kingdom Acheson DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 12th 0
United Kingdom Palmer 13th 0
Chile Salazar 14th Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Australia Jones Ret 0
France Schlesser DNQ 0
Canada Villeneuve DNQ 0
Pos. Driver Flag of Brazil (1968–1992) Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Europe Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

International Cup for Manufacturers[]

The full standings for the 1983 FIA Formula One International Cup for Manufacturers are outlined below:

1983 FIA Formula One International Cup for Manufacturers
Pos. Team No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pts.
Flag of Brazil (1968–1992) Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Europe Flag of South Africa 1928-1994
1st Italy Ferrari 27 5th RetP 4th 1st 4th 2nd Ret 3rd 3rd RetP RetP 2nd 4th Ret Ret 89
28 10th 3rd 7th 3rdP Ret Ret RetP 1stP 5thP 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 9th Ret
2nd France Renault 15 7th 11th 1stP 2nd 3rdP 1stP 8th 5th 1st 4th 1st Ret Ret 2nd Ret 79
16 Ret 13th 3rd Ret Ret 3rd Ret 2nd Ret Ret 4th Ret 3rd 10th 6th
3rd United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 5 1st Ret 2nd Ret 2nd 4th 4th Ret 2nd 13th 3rd RetP 1st 1st 3rd 72
6 Ret 10th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 3rd Ret 9th RetP 7th 1st
4th United Kingdom Williams-Ford Cosworth 1 DSQP Ret 5th 4th 1st 5th 2nd 4th 11th 10th 8th Ret 11th Ret 36
2 4th 4th 6th 7th Ret 6th 5th Ret 12th 6th Ret Ret DNQ DNQ
42 13th
5th United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 7 Ret 1st Ret 5th DNQ Ret 3rd 6th 9th 5th 9th 3rd 34
8 3rd 2nd Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret 6th DSQ 6th
6th Italy Alfa Romeo 22 EXC Ret 12th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th 2nd Ret Ret Ret 4th 2nd 18
23 Ret Ret Ret 10th 6th Ret 12th 10th 7th Ret Ret 5th Ret Ret Ret
7th United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 3 Ret 9th 8th Ret Ret 14th 1st 8th 13th Ret Ret 6th Ret Ret Ret 12
4 11th 8th Ret Ret 5th 12th Ret DSQ 14th 12th Ret Ret Ret Ret 7th
8th United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5th RetP Ret 11
12 4th Ret 5th Ret 8th 3rd NC
9th United Kingdom Toleman-Hart 35 8th Ret Ret Ret Ret 7th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 4th 6th 5th 4th 10
36 Ret Ret 13th Ret DNQ 8th 9th Ret Ret Ret Ret 13th 7th 6th Ret
10th United Kingdom Arrows-Ford Cosworth 29 6th 5th 10th 5th Ret 11th 11th Ret 17th 7th Ret 8th 10th Ret 8th 4
30 9th Ret Ret 8th 7th Ret 7th 7th 15th 9th 13th 14th Ret 11th 9th
11th United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1 5th 2
2 Ret
12th Hong Kong Theodore-Ford Cosworth 33 NC Ret Ret Ret DNPQ Ret NC Ret 16th Ret Ret 12th 13th 12th 1
34 13th 6th 11th Ret DNPQ 10th Ret Ret DNQ 11th DNQ DNQ 12th
= United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 11 DSQ 1
12 12th 12th Ret 12th Ret Ret 6th Ret
France Ligier-Ford Cosworth 25 Ret Ret 9th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10th 8th 7th Ret 9th Ret 10th 0
26 Ret 7th Ret 9th Ret 13th 10th Ret Ret Ret DNQ 10th DNQ 15th NC
United Kingdom Spirit-Honda 40 Ret Ret 12th 7th Ret 14th 0
West Germany ATS-BMW 9 15th Ret Ret 11th Ret Ret Ret 9th Ret DNQ Ret DSQ Ret 8th Ret 0
Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 31 DNQ DNQ 10th 11th Ret DNQ Ret 0
32 DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ Ret Ret 10th 11th Ret DNQ Ret
United Kingdom McLaren-TAG 7 Ret Ret DSQ 0
8 Ret Ret Ret 11th
United Kingdom RAM-Ford Cosworth 17 14th Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 12th 0
18 DNQ
Italy Osella-Ford Cosworth 31 Ret DNQ Ret Ret DNQ Ret DNQ Ret 0
32 DNQ DNQ DNQ
Pos. Team No. Flag of Brazil (1968–1992) Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Europe Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Refereces[]


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V T E 1983 Formula One Season
Teams Williams • Tyrrell • Brabham • McLaren • ATS • Lotus • Renault • RAM • Alfa Romeo • Ligier • Ferrari • Arrows • Osella • Theodore • Toleman • Spirit
Engines Alfa Romeo • BMW • Ferrari • Ford • Hart • Honda • Renault • TAG
Drivers alphabetically Acheson • Alboreto • De Angelis • Arnoux • Baldi • Boesel • Boutsen • Cecotto • De Cesaris • Cheever • Fabi • Ghinzani • Giacomelli • Guerrero • Jarier • Johansson • Jones • Laffite • Lauda • Mansell • Palmer • Patrese • Piquet • Prost • Rosberg • Salazar • Schlesser • Serra • Sullivan • Surer • Tambay • Villeneuve • Warwick • Watson • Winkelhock
Drivers by number Rosberg • 2 Laffite • 42 Palmer • 3 Alboreto • 4 Sullivan • 5 Piquet • 6 Patrese • 7 Watson • 8 Lauda • 9 Winkelhock • 11 De Angelis • 12 Mansell • 15 Prost • 16 Cheever • 17 Salazar • 17 Villeneuve • 17 Acheson • 18 Schlesser • 22 De Cesaris • 23 Baldi • 25 Jarier • 26 Boesel • 27 Tambay • 28 Arnoux • 29 Surer • 30 Serra • 30 Jones • 30 Boutsen • 31 Fabi • 32 Ghinzani • 33 Guerrero • 34 Cecotto • 35 Warwick • 36 Giacomelli • 40 Johansson
Cars Ferrari 126C2B • Ferrari 126C3 • Renault RE30C • Renault RE40 • Brabham BT52 • Brabham BT52B • Williams FW08C • Williams FW09 • McLaren MP4/1C • McLaren MP4/1E • Alfa Romeo 183T • Tyrrell 011B • Tyrrell 012 • Lotus 92 • Lotus 93T • Lotus 94T • Toleman TG183 • Arrows A6 • Theodore N183 • Ligier JS21 • Spirit 201 • ATS D6 • Osella FA1D • Osella FA1E • RAM 01
Tyres Goodyear • Michelin • Pirelli
Races Brazil • U.S. West • France • San Marino • Monaco • Belgium • Detroit • Canada • Britain • Germany • Austria • Netherlands • Italy • Europe • South Africa
Non-championship races Race of Champions
See also 1982 Formula One Season • 1984 Formula One Season • Category
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