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The XLVI Großer Preis von Deutschland, otherwise known as the 1984 German Grand Prix, was the eleventh round of the 1984 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Hockenheimring in West Germany on the 5 August 1984.[1] The race would be remembered for a seemingly dominant one-two for McLaren-TAG, as Alain Prost and Niki Lauda continued their duel for the crown.[1]

It was the former who was the faster in qualifying, the Frenchman grabbing pole by just half a tenth from Lotus-Renault's Elio de Angelis.[1] Indeed, Lauda would be a disappointing seventh on the grid, almost two seconds off of Prost's pace, with Derek Warwick and Patrick Tambay, Nelson Piquet and Michele Alboreto sharing the second and third rows ahead of the Austrian.[1]

The start of the race would see de Angelis slither ahead of Prost into the first corner, while a fast starting Piquet leapt into third.[1] Ayrton Senna also made a good getaway to jump into sixth ahead of Lauda, with the Austrian slipping to tenth later on the opening tour.[1]

The order remained fairly stable at the head of the field during the early stages, although Senna was to make a spectacular exit when his rear-bodywork blew apart on lap three.[1] Indeed, the suddenly wingless Toleman-Hart would throw itself into the barriers at the back of the circuit, with Senna left to clatter along the barriers to an eventual halt.[1]

de Angelis' lead would last until the eighth tour, when the Italian's engine blew itself apart on the run into the stadium.[1] Prost should have inherited the lead, although he was to be mugged by Piquet as they came across the stricken Lotus meaning it was the Brazilian who led at the end of the lap.[1]

Behind, Lauda would make continue his steady ascent up the order, using the increasingly powerful slipstream effect to ease past Keke Rosberg for third.[1] The Finn himself had had a remarkable run to that point, having climbed from nineteenth to third before the Austrian's move, although it was not long before the Williams-Honda ground to a halt with an electrical issue.[1]

Piquet would continue to lead the race until just after half distance, with a gearbox failure, rather than the Brabham-BMW's customary turbo failure, ending his race.[1] That handed the lead to Prost, who was able to cruise knowing that teammate Lauda was under orders not to attack with the McLarens running one-two.[1]

Indeed the race was over from that point on, with Prost also collecting fastest lap en-route to victory.[1] Lauda was three seconds back in second, before a half-minute wait for third placed Warwick to take the chequered flag.[1] The rest of the points were shared between Nigel Mansell, Tambay and René Arnoux, all having had relatively quiet afternoons.[1]

The result of the German Grand Prix meant that Prost held a 4.5 point lead over teammate Lauda heading into the final phase of the season, with the dropped score rule coming into effect from the Austrian Grand Prix onward.[1]

BackgroundEdit

In terms of the Championship victory last time out at Brands Hatch had launched Niki Lauda right back into title contention, with the Austrian ace ending the weekend just 2.5 points off of teammate Alain Prost. Indeed, Prost's poor run of reliability prior to the race in Germany had seen his advantage over the field largely collapse, with Elio de Angelis also within striking distance upon arrival in Hockenheim. Elsewhere, René Arnoux and Keke Rosberg had retained their top five positions, while Ayrton Senna had climbed back into the top ten after his second visit to the podium in the UK.

In the Constructors Championship it still looked to be McLaren-TAG's title to lose arriving in Germany, with the Anglo-German firm heading into the final third of the season with 68.5 points to their name. That left them 33 points clear of closest challengers Ferrari, who were just half a point ahead of Lotus-Renault as they swapped places again after the battle of Britain. Renault were next, eight off of their Norfolk based customers, while Williams-Honda completed the top five at the start of the weekend in Germany.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1984 German Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom MRD International Brabham BT53 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t M
2 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom MRD International Brabham BT53 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t M
3 Sweden Stefan Johansson United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 012 Ford Cosworth DFY 3.0 V8 G
4 West Germany Stefan Bellof
New Zealand Mike Thackwell
United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 012 Ford Cosworth DFY 3.0 V8 G
5 France Jacques Laffite United Kingdom Williams Grand Prix Engineering Williams FW09B Honda RA164E 1.5 V6t G
6 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom Williams Grand Prix Engineering Williams FW09B Honda RA164E 1.5 V6t G
7 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/2 TAG TTE PO1 1.5 V6t M
8 Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/2 TAG TTE PO1 1.5 V6t M
9 France Philippe Alliot United Kingdom Skoal Bandit F1 Team RAM 02 Hart 415T 1.5 L4t P
10 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer United Kingdom Skoal Bandit F1 Team RAM 02 Hart 415T 1.5 L4t P
11 Italy Elio de Angelis United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus 95T Renault EF4 1.5 V6t G
12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus 95T Renault EF4 1.5 V6t G
14 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock West Germany Team ATS ATS D7 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t P
15 France Patrick Tambay France Equipe Renault Elf Renault RE50 Renault EF4 1.5 V6t M
16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick France Equipe Renault Elf Renault RE50 Renault EF4 1.5 V6t M
17 Switzerland Marc Surer United Kingdom Barclay Nordica Arrows BMW Arrows A7 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t G
18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Barclay Nordica Arrows BMW Arrows A7 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t G
19 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Toleman Group Motorsport Toleman TG184 Hart 415T 1.5 L4t M
20 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto United Kingdom Toleman Group Motorsport Toleman TG184 Hart 415T 1.5 L4t M
21 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter United Kingdom Spirit Racing Spirit 101 Hart 415T 1.5 L4t P
22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Italy Benetton Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 184T Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 L4t G
23 United States Eddie Cheever Italy Benetton Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 184T Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 L4t G
24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1F Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 L4t P
25 France François Hesnault France Ligier Loto Ligier JS23 Renault EF4 1.5 V6t M
26 Italy Andrea de Cesaris France Ligier Loto Ligier JS23 Renault EF4 1.5 V6t M
27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 126C4 Ferrari 031 1.5 V6t G
28 France René Arnoux Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 126C4 Ferrari 031 1.5 V6t G
30 Austria Jo Gartner Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1F Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 L4t P
Source:[2]
  • * Bellof was replaced by Thackwell ahead of the weekend due to his sports car commitments.[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Friday QualifyingEdit

Saturday QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1984 German Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 7 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG 1:49.439 1:47.012
2 11 Italy Elio de Angelis United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:48.033 1:47.065 +0.053s
3 16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick France Renault 1:48.576T 1:48.382 +1.370s
4 15 France Patrick Tambay France Renault 1:51.414 1:48.425 +1.413s
5 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1:48.698T 1:48.584T +1.572s
6 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 1:49.782 1:48.847 +1.835s
7 8 Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren-TAG 1:48.912 1:49.004 +1.900s
8 2 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1:51.693 1:49.302 +2.290s
9 19 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Toleman-Hart 1:49.395 1:49.831T +2.383s
10 28 France René Arnoux Italy Ferrari 1:50.830 1:49.857 +2.845s
11 26 Italy Andrea de Cesaris France Ligier-Renault 1:50.338 1:50.117 +3.105s
12 5 France Jacques Laffite United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1:51.428 1:50.511 +3.499s
13 14 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock West Germany ATS-BMW 1:51.697 1:50.686 +3.674s
14 17 Switzerland Marc Surer United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 1:56.540 1:51.475 +4.463s
15 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 1:52.144 1:51.551 +4.539s
16 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:52.958 1:51.715 +4.703s
17 25 France François Hesnault France Ligier-Renault 1:53.985 1:51.872 +4.860s
18 23 United States Eddie Cheever Italy Alfa Romeo 1:54.802 1:51.950 +4.938s
19 6 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Honda 2:12.229 1:52.003 +4.991s
20 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Italy Alfa Romeo 1:52.769 1:54.665 +5.757s
21 24 Italy Riccardo Patrese Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:59.505 1:54.546 +7.534s
22 9 France Philippe Alliot United Kingdom RAM-Hart 1:55.505 1:55.795 +8.493s
23 30 Austria Jo Gartner Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:58.457 1:55.594 +8.582s
24 21 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter United Kingdom Spirit-Hart 1:56.112 2:00.118 +9.100s
25 10 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer United Kingdom RAM-Hart 1:56.797 46:43.220 +9.785s
26 3 Sweden Stefan Johansson United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 2:00.268 1:59.461 +12.449s
DNQ 4 New Zealand Mike Thackwell United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 2:01.320 1:59.516 +12.504s
WD 4 West Germany Stefan Bellof United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth Withdrawn
WD* 20 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto United Kingdom Toleman-Hart Withdrawn
Source:[3][4]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car to set their best time in that session.
  • Bold indicates a driver's best/qualifying time.
  • * Cecotto's entry was withdrawn due to the fact that he was injured in Britain.[2]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Alain Prost 2
______________ Elio de Angelis
Row 2 3 ______________
Derek Warwick 4
______________ Patrick Tambay
Row 3 5 ______________
Nelson Piquet 6
______________ Michele Alboreto
Row 4 7 ______________
Niki Lauda 8
______________ Teo Fabi
Row 5 9 ______________
Ayrton Senna 10
______________ René Arnoux
Row 6 11 ______________
Andrea de Cesaris 12
______________ Jacques Laffite
Row 7 13 ______________
Manfred Winkelhock 14
______________ Marc Surer
Row 8 15 ______________
Thierry Boutsen 16
______________ Nigel Mansell
Row 9 17 ______________
François Hesnault 18
______________ Eddie Cheever
Row 10 19 ______________
Keke Rosberg 20
______________ Riccardo Patrese
Row 11 21 ______________
Piercarlo Ghinzani 22
______________ Philippe Alliot
Row 12 23 ______________
Jo Gartner 24
______________ Huub Rothengatter
Row 13 25 ______________
Jonathan Palmer 26
______________ Stefan Johansson

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1984 German Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG 44 1:24:43.210 1 9
2 8 Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren-TAG 44 +3.149s 7 6
3 16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick France Renault 44 +36.423s 3 4
4 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 44 +51.663s 16 3
5 15 France Patrick Tambay France Renault 44 +1:11.949 4 2
6 28 France René Arnoux Italy Ferrari 43 +1 Lap 10 1
7 26 Italy Andrea de Cesaris France Ligier-Renault 43 +1 Lap 11
8 25 France François Hesnault France Ligier-Renault 43 +1 Lap 17
9 21 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter United Kingdom Spirit-Hart 40 +4 Laps 24
DSQ* 3 Sweden Stefan Johansson United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 42 Disqualified 26
Ret 14 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock West Germany ATS-BMW 31 Gearbox 13
Ret 23 United States Eddie Cheever Italy Alfa Romeo 29 Engine 18
Ret 2 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 28 Turbo 8
Ret 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 23 Gearbox 5
Ret 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Italy Alfa Romeo 16 Fuel system 20
Ret 24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 14 Electrical 21
Ret 30 Austria Jo Gartner Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 13 Turbo 23
Ret 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 13 Engine 6
Ret 10 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer United Kingdom RAM-Hart 11 Turbo 25
Ret 6 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Honda 10 Electrical 19
Ret 5 France Jacques Laffite United Kingdom Williams-Honda 10 Engine 12
Ret 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 8 Engine 2
Ret 11 Italy Elio de Angelis United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 8 Turbo 2
Ret 9 France Philippe Alliot United Kingdom RAM-Hart 7 Overheating 22
Ret 19 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Toleman-Hart 4 Rear wing 9
Ret 17 Switzerland Marc Surer United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 1 Turbo 14
DNQ 4 New Zealand Mike Thackwell United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth
WD 4 West Germany Stefan Bellof United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth
WD 20 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto United Kingdom Toleman-Hart
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Johansson was retroactively disqualified following the "ban" of the Tyrrell 012.[5]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Alain Prost managed to extend his Championship lead with victory at the Hockenheimring, although with teammate Niki Lauda finishing second his advantage had only grown by three points. Indeed, the Austrian remained a significant threat to the Frenchman's title hopes, with the pair separated by just 5.5 points at the end of the weekend. A ten point gap then appeared before third placed Elio de Angelis appeared in the title hunt, with the Italian yet to win a race.

In the Constructors Championship McLaren-TAG were effectively just two races away from claiming the crown, with just 75 points left to fight for across the final five races. Indeed, their one-two in Germany had handed them a 45.5 point lead over Lotus-Renault at the head of the field, meaning the Norfolk squad would have to win every race until the end of the season just to match McLaren-TAG's 83.5 tally. They, therefore, were focusing on the fight for second, with just five points covering themselves, Ferrari and Renault in fourth.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 France Alain Prost 44.5
2 Austria Niki Lauda 39
3 Italy Elio de Angelis 29
4 France René Arnoux 25
5 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 23 ▲1
6 Finland Keke Rosberg 20.5 ▼1
7 Brazil Nelson Piquet 18
8 Italy Michele Alboreto 11.5
9 France Patrick Tambay 10 ▲1
10 Brazil Ayrton Senna 9 ▼1
11 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 9
12 France Jacques Laffite 5
13 Italy Teo Fabi 4
14 United States Eddie Cheever 3
15 Italy Riccardo Patrese 3
16 Belgium Thierry Boutsen 3
17 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 3
18 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani 2
World Championship for Manufacturers
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom McLaren-TAG 83.5
2 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 38 ▲1
3 Italy Ferrari 36.5 ▼1
4 France Renault 33
5 United Kingdom Williams-Honda 25.5
6 United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 22
7 United Kingdom Toleman-Hart 9
8 Italy Alfa Romeo 6
9 United Kingdom Arrows-Ford Cosworth 3
10 France Ligier-Renault 3
11 Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 2

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

These standings have been modified to show the Championship as it stood after the retroactive disqualification of the Tyrrell 012 and drivers Martin Brundle and Stefan Bellof.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 'German GP, 1984', grandprix.com, (Inside F1 Inc., 2015), http://www.grandprix.com/gpe/rr399.html, (Accessed 20/03/2019)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 'Germany 1984: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1984/allemagne/engages.aspx, (Accessed 20/03/2019)
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  4. 'Germany 1984: Qualifications', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1984/allemagne/qualification.aspx, (Accessed 20/03/2019)
  5. 5.0 5.1 'Germany 1984: Result', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1984/allemagne/classement.aspx, (Accessed 20/03/2019)
  6. 6.0 6.1 '1984 German GP', chicanef1.com, (Chicane F1, 2015), http://www.chicanef1.com/racetit.pl?year=1984&gp=German%20GP&r=1, (Accessed 20/03/2019)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 '11. Germany 1984', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1984/allemagne.aspx, (Accessed 20/03/2019)
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