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The 1982 Monaco Grand Prix was the sixth race to be held in 1982, with the paddock was still struggling to come to terms with the death of Gilles Villeneuve at Zolder two weeks earlier.[1] Ferrari opted to only enter one car in Formula One's most iconic race, with Didier Pironi set to battle on alone.

The race itself was one of the oddest in Formula One history, as the lead changed almost constantly in the final laps, with several drivers seemingly on for victory, until succumbing to a failure or accident. Riccardo Patrese survived the longest to take victory, ahead of an emotional Pironi and Andrea de Cesaris, whom was among those to drop out while leading.

BackgroundEdit

Further down the grid, several teams' futures were put in doubt when Avon Tyres announced their immediate withdrawal from the championship, selling their remaining stock to March (whom had cancelled their contract with Pirelli).[1] Theodore and Ensign were then left without a supply for the remainder of the season, although Theodore secured a contract with Goodyear in time for the Monaco Grand Prix.[1] Ensign, however, were reduced to using already used sets of Avon tyres, buying what they could from other teams.[1]

Other than the lone Ferrari entry, there were no other changes to the grid, as Emilio de Villota continued in the third March. Competition would also be fierce in the lower end of the field, as Monaco, due to its restricted layout, was limited to only having 20 cars start the race. With 31 cars entered, there was also a serious risk that one of the larger teams could lose one of their cars as well.


Entry ListEdit

Below is the full entry list for the 1982 Monaco Grand Prix:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Parmalat Racing Team Brabham BT50 BMW M12/13 L4t 1.5 G
2 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Parmalat Racing Team Brabham BT49 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
3 Italy Michele Alboreto United Kingdom Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 011 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
4 United Kingdom Brian Henton United Kingdom Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 011 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
5 Ireland Derek Daly United Kingdom TAG Williams Team Williams FW08 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
6 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom TAG Williams Team Williams FW08 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
7 United Kingdom John Watson United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/1B Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 M
8 Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/1B Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 M
9 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock West Germany Team ATS ATS D5 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
10 Chile Eliseo Salazar West Germany Team ATS ATS D5 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
11 Italy Elio de Angelis United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus 91 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus 91 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
14 Colombia Roberto Guerrero United Kingdom Ensign Racing Ensign N181 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 P
15 France Alain Prost France Equipe Renault Elf Renault RE30B Renault EF1 V6t 1.5 M
16 France René Arnoux France Equipe Renault Elf Renault RE30B Renault EF1 V6t 1.5 M
17 Germany Jochen Mass United Kingdom Rothmans March Grand Prix Team March 821 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 A
18 Brazil Raul Boesel United Kingdom Rothmans March Grand Prix Team March 821 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 A
19 Spain Emilio de Villota United Kingdom Rothmans March Grand Prix Team March 821 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 A
20 Brazil Chico Serra Brazil Fittipaldi Automotive Fittipaldi F9 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 P
22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Italy Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 182 Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 3.0 M
23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Italy Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 182 Alfa Romeo 1260 V12 3.0 M
25 United States Eddie Cheever France Equipe Talbot Gitanes Ligier JS19 Matra MS81 V12 3.0 M
26 France Jacques Laffite France Equipe Talbot Gitanes Ligier JS19 Matra MS81 V12 3.0 M
28 France Didier Pironi Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 126C2 Ferrari 021 V6t 1.5 G
29 Switzerland Marc Surer United Kingdom Arrows Racing Team Arrows A4 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 P
30 Italy Mauro Baldi United Kingdom Arrows Racing Team Arrows A4 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 P
31 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Italy Osella Squadra Course Osella FA1D Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 P
32 Italy Riccardo Paletti Italy Osella Squadra Course Osella FA1D Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 P
33 Netherlands Jan Lammers Hong Kong Theodore Racing Team Theodore TY02 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
35 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Toleman Group Motorsport Toleman TG181C Hart 415T L4t 1.5 P
36 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Toleman Group Motorsport Toleman TG181C Hart 415T L4t 1.5 P

Practice OverviewEdit

For only the second time in 1982, practice was used as a pre-qualifying session to reduce the number of cars to a more sizeable number for qualifying.[1] Unfortunately for March, and their new tyres, two of their drivers, Emilio de Villota and Raul Boesel were eliminated, as were Teo Fabi, Riccardo Paletti and a disappointed Chico Serra (fresh from scoring the first point of his career in Belgium).[1]

QualifyingEdit

The failed pre-qualifiers would be joined by the lead March of Jochen Mass, Jan Lammers , Derek Warwick, Jean-Pierre Jarier, the quiet Colombian Roberto Guerrero and Mauro Baldi in the Arrows.[1] At the front, there was a mix of expected and surprise results, as René Arnoux took another (expected) pole, while Bruno Giacomelli put his Alfa Romeo onto the second row.[1] Pironi claimed fifth behind Alain Prost, with Keke Rosberg maintaining the honour of the Ford Cosworth powered runners in sixth.[1]

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time[2] Gap
1 16 France René Arnoux Renault 1:23.281
2 2 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-Ford Cosworth 1:23.791 +0.510s
3 23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 1:23.939 +0.658s
4 15 France Alain Prost Renault 1:24.339 +1.158s
5 28 France Didier Pironi Ferrari 1:24.585 +1.304s
6 6 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford Cosworth 1:24.649 +1.368s
7 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo 1:24.928 +1.647s
8 5 Ireland Derek Daly Williams-Ford Cosworth 1:25.390 +2.109s
9 3 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:25.449 +2.168s
10 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:25.583 +2.302s
11 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:25.642 +2.361s
12 8 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:25.838 +2.557s
13 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:26.075 +2.794s
14 9 Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-Ford Cosworth 1:26.250 +2.979s
15 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:26.456 +3.175s
16 25 United States Eddie Cheever Ligier-Matra 1:26.463 +3.182s
17 4 United Kingdom Brian Henton Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:26.690 +3.409s
18 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 1:27.007 +3.726s
19 29 Switzerland Marc Surer Arrows-Ford Cosworth 1:27.019 +3.738s
20 10 Chile Eliseo Salazar ATS-Ford Cosworth 1:27.022 +3.741s
DNQ 30 Italy Mauro Baldi Arrows-Ford Cosworth DNQ
DNQ 33 Netherlands Jan Lammers Theodore-Ford Cosworth DNQ
DNQ 17 Germany Jochen Mass March-Ford Cosworth DNQ
DNQ 35 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart DNQ
DNQ 31 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella-Ford Cosworth DNQ
DNQ 14 Colombia Roberto Guerrero Ensign-Ford Cosworth DNQ
DNPQ 36 Italy Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart DNPQ
DNPQ 32 Italy Riccardo Paletti Osella-Ford Cosworth DNPQ
DNPQ 18 Brazil Raul Boesel March-Ford Cosworth DNPQ
DNPQ 20 Brazil Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford Cosworth DNPQ
DNPQ 19 Spain Emilio de Villota March-Ford Cosworth DNPQ

GridEdit

Below is the starting grid for the 1982 Monaco Grand Prix.


Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
René Arnoux 2
______________ Riccardo Patrese
Row 2 3 ______________
Bruno Giacomelli 4
______________ Alain Prost
Row 3 5 ______________
Didier Pironi 6
______________ Keke Rosberg
Row 4 7 ______________
Andrea de Cesaris 8
______________ Derek Daly
Row 5 9 ______________
Michele Alboreto 10
______________ John Watson
Row 6 11 ______________
Nigel Mansell 12
______________ Niki Lauda
Row 7 13 ______________
Nelson Piquet 14
______________ Manfred Winkelhock
Row 8 15 ______________
Elio de Angelis 16
______________ Eddie Cheever
Row 9 17 ______________
Brian Henton 18
______________ Jacques Laffite
Row 10 19 ______________
Marc Surer 20
______________ Eliseo Salazar

RaceEdit

The organisers decided to limit the number of starters down to 20 for the fight around Monaco, although most of the attention was focused at the front.[1] Were the Alfa Romeos finally going to build on their recent form in qualifying and get a decent race result? Was someone going to finally going to overtake Prost in the points, or was the Frenchman going to score for the first time since the Brazilian Grand Prix? The answers to these questions (as well as numerous others) would be answered once the race around Monte Carlo got under way, with a blanket of cloud covering the principality.[1]

ReportEdit

Unlike most visits to Monaco, the start was not that costly, with Arnoux pulling ahead smartly while Patrese lost out to Giacomelli into the first corner.[1] Giacomelli's team mate Andrea de Cesaris made a better start, leaping in front of Keke Rosberg and Michele Alboreto off the line, immediately putting Pironi under pressure.[1] Alfa's joy would not last long, however, as Giacomelli became the first retirement with a transmission failure four laps later.[1]

The order remained the same for the next ten laps, as the usual stalemate around Monaco settled across the field.[1] Then Arnoux, under very little pressure, spun and stalled, giving the lead to his team mate Prost (who had used Giacomelli's dramas to get infront of Patrese).[1] Rosberg took Alboreto during the next few laps, while Pironi took most of his front wing off on a back marker, although this modification did little to reduce his pace.[1] The two Ligier-Matras and the ATSes were the next to fall through individual issues.

Race returned to a dormant state until the 65th lap, when rain began to hit the track.[1] The first car to fall was Rosberg, who took enough damage from the wall to retire, while his team mate Derek Daly removed the rear wing (and some of his gearbox casing) in a spin at Tabac, although the Irishman kept going.[1] Their dramas gave Prost and Patrese some breathing space, with their private battle (which was mainly a case of Patrese trying to catch the Renault) becoming the decider to the race.[1]

This was not the case, however, as on lap 74, two from the end, Prost put himself into the wall after the chicane, handing victory on a plate to Patrese.[1] This was not the case, however, as Patrese then spun at the Lowes hairpin, although his use of the steep slope into the corner prevented him from stalling.[1] Pironi and de Cesaris swept past, with victory looking to go to one of the Italian teams.[1] Fate had other ideas, however, as both the Alfa and the Ferrari decided to use the last of their fuel before the end of the final lap, leaving the only logical candidate for victory as Nigel Mansell.[1]

Yet, it would be Patrese who would win the day, as assistance from the marshals put him back into the race, with Mansell still a lap down.[1] Patrese crossed the line before Mansell could unlap himself, which meant Pironi and de Cesaris were on the podium despite not finishing.[1] It was a similar story for Daly, who retired a lap after Prost, but was classified as sixth overall as none of the runners behind him could get themselves unlapped.[1]

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-Ford Cosworth 76 1:54:11.259s 2 9
2 28 France Didier Pironi* Ferrari 75 Out of Fuel 5 6
3 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris* Alfa Romeo 75 Out of Fuel 7 4
4 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lotus-Ford Cosworth 75 +1 lap 11 3
5 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford Cosworth 75 +1 lap 15 2
6 5 Ireland Derek Daly* Williams-Ford Cosworth 74 Accident (damage) 8 1
7 15 France Alain Prost* Renault 73 Accident 4
8 4 United Kingdom Brian Henton Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 72 +4 laps 17
9 29 Switzerland Marc Surer Arrows-Ford Cosworth 70 +6 laps 19
10 3 Italy Michele Alboreto* Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 69 Suspension 9
Ret 6 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford Cosworth 64 Accident 6
Ret 8 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford Cosworth 56 Engine 12
Ret 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 49 Turbo 13
Ret 7 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford Cosworth 35 Electrical 10
Ret 9 Germany Manfred Winkelhock ATS-Ford Cosworth 31 Differential 14
Ret 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 29 Handling 18
Ret 25 United States Eddie Cheever Ligier-Matra 27 Oil Leak 16
Ret 10 Chile Eliseo Salazar ATS-Ford Cosworth 22 Mechanical 20
Ret 16 France René Arnoux Renault 14 Spin 1
Ret 23 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 4 Transmission 3
DNQ 30 Italy Mauro Baldi Arrows-Ford Cosworth
DNQ 33 Netherlands Jan Lammers Theodore-Ford Cosworth
DNQ 17 Germany Jochen Mass March-Ford Cosworth
DNQ 35 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart
DNQ 31 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella-Ford Cosworth
DNQ 14 Colombia Roberto Guerrero Ensign-Ford Cosworth
DNPQ 36 Italy Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart
DNPQ 32 Italy Riccardo Paletti Osella-Ford Cosworth
DNPQ 18 Brazil Raul Boesel March-Ford Cosworth
DNPQ 20 Brazil Chico Serra Fittipaldi-Ford Cosworth
DNPQ 19 Spain Emilio de Vilota March-Ford Cosworth

* Pironi, de Cesaris, Daly, Prost and Alboreto were still classified for completing 90% of the race distance.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Remarkably, Alain Prost retained his lead despite failing to score for four consecutive races, with John Watson holding station in second. Didier Pironi climbed to third through his second place, displacing Keke Rosberg, while Riccardo Patrese leapt into the top five with his victory. Derek Daly was the latest name to add a point to his name for the season, his first for Williams.

McLaren retained their lead in the Constructors' Championship, as Ferrari levelled Renault's tally of 22, although Prost's two wins meant the Frenchmen were deemed to be ahead. Williams found themselves one point back in fourth, while Team Lotus finally overcame Tyrrell in their battle for the top five, although they were now split by Brabham. Alfa Romeo also secured their first points of the season, courtesy of Andrea de Cesaris' podium.

1982 Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 France Alain Prost 18
2 United Kingdom John Watson 17
3 France Didier Pironi 16 ▲2
4 Finland Keke Rosberg 14 ▼1
5 Italy Riccardo Patrese 13 ▲6
6 Austria Niki Lauda 12 ▼2
7 Italy Michele Alboreto 10 ▼1
8 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 7 ▲2
9 Italy Elio de Angelis 7
10 Canada Gilles Villeneuve 6 ▼2
11 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 6 ▼2
12 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 4 ▲7
=13 United States Eddie Cheever 4 ▼2
=13 France Rene Arnoux 4 ▼2
15 France Jean-Pierre Jarier 3 ▼1
16 Brazil Nelson Piquet 2 ▼1
17 Chile Eliseo Salazar 2 ▼1
18 Germany Manfred Winkelhock 2 ▼1
19 Ireland Derek Daly 1 ▲1
20 Brazil Chico Serra 1 ▼2

Only point scoring drivers are shown.


1982 Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 29
2 France Renault 22
3 Italy Ferrari 22 ▲1
4 United Kingdom Williams-Ford Cosworth 21 ▼1
5 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 14 ▲1
6 United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Cosworth 13 ▲2
7 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 10 ▼2
8 France Ligier-Matra 6 ▼1
9 Italy Alfa Romeo 4 ▲4
10 Germany ATS-Ford Cosworth 4 ▼1
11 Italy Osella-Ford Cosworth 3 ▼1
12 United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 2 ▼1
13 Brazil Fittipaldi-Ford Cosworth 1 ▼1

Only point scoring constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

  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 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 http://www.grandprix.com/gpe/rr363.html
  2. 'FORMULA ONE - RACECARD: Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying 1982', f1pulse.com, (F1PULSE.COM, 2015), http://f1pulse.com/racecard/Monaco_1982/3D3F43/race_card_qualify.aspx, (Accessed 27/07/2015)
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