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The 1984 Formula One season was the 35th running of the World Drivers' Championship and 27th year of the Constructors' Championship. It began on March 25 1984 in Brazil and ended on October 21 in Portugal after 16 races.

The Drivers' World Championship was won by Niki Lauda of McLaren by just 12 point from teammate Alain Prost – a third drivers' title for Lauda. McLaren-TAG won the Constructors' Championship by 86 points, winning 12 of the 16 races. The Drivers' Championship result was the closest finish in Formula One history.

Of the drivers making their F1 debut in 1984, perhaps the most notable was future three-time World Champion, Ayrton Senna, who joined the Toleman-Hart team. Senna drove the usually uncompetitive Toleman to three podium finishes, including a memorable 2nd place at the Monaco Grand Prix in heavy rain. Other debutants for the 1984 season included Martin Brundle and Stefan Bellof (Tyrrell), Gerhard Berger (ATS) and Jo Gartner (Osella).

Following investigations after the Detroit Grand Prix, the cars used by the Tyrrell team were found to have infringed on the technical regulations of the sport. The team, and both of their drivers, were subsequently disqualified from all events of the 1984 season, and banned from competing in any subsequent races after the Detroit event. This draconian punishment was thought to be as much political as anything else, as Ken Tyrrell had frequently vetoed proposed rules changes requiring unanimous votes of team principals. With his team disqualified, Tyrrell was not eligible to vote on rules changes.


World Championship season reviewEdit

Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Tyres Report
1 Brazil Brazilian
Grand Prix
March 25 Jacarepagua France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG M Report
2 South Africa South African
Grand Prix
April 7 Kyalami Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren-TAG M Report
3 Belgium Belgian
Grand Prix
April 29 Zolder Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari G Report
4 San Marino San Marino
Grand Prix
May 6 Imola France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG M Report
5 France French
Grand Prix
May 20 Dijon Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren-TAG M Report
6 Monaco Monaco
Grand Prix
June 3 Circuit de
Monaco
France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG M Report
7 Canada Canadian
Grand Prix
June 17 Circuit Gilles
Villeneuve
Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Brabham-BMW M Report
8 United States Detroit
Grand Prix
June 24 Detroit Street
Circuit
Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Brabham-BMW M Report
9 United States Dallas
Grand Prix
July 8 State Fair Park Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Honda G Report
10 United Kingdom British
Grand Prix
July 18 Brands Hatch Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren-TAG M Report
11 Germany German
Grand Prix
August 5 Hockenheimring France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG M Report
12 Austria Austrian
Grand Prix
August 19 Osterreichring Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren-TAG M Report
13 Netherlands Dutch
Grand Prix
June 7 Zandvoort France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG M Report
14 Italy Italian
Grand Prix
September 9 Monza Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren-TAG M Report
15 Germany European
Grand Prix
October 7 Nürburgring France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG M Report
16 Portugal Portuguese
Grand Prix
October 21 Estoril France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG M Report

Teams and DriversEdit

Entry listEdit

Constructor Chassis Tyre No. Driver Rounds Test/Reserve Drivers
Team Engine
Brabham-BMW BT53 M 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet All
United Kingdom MRD International BMW M12/13 1.5 L4T 2 Italy Teo Fabi 1–5, 8, 10–15
2 Italy Corrado Fabi 6–7, 9
2 Germany Manfred Winkelhock 16
Tyrrell-Ford 012 G 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 1–9
United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Ford Cosworth DFY 3.0 V8 3 Sweden Stefan Johansson 10–13
4 Germany Stefan Bellof 1–10, 12–13
4 New Zealand Mike Thackwell 11
Williams-Honda FW09
FW09B
G 5 France Jacques Laffite All
United Kingdom Williams Grand Prix Engineering Honda RA163E 1.5 V6T 6 Finland Keke Rosberg All
McLaren-TAG MP4/2 M 7 France Alain Prost All
United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International TAG/Porsche TTE P01 1.5 V6T 8 Austria Niki Lauda All
RAM-Hart 01
02
P 9 France Philippe Alliot All
United Kingdom Skoal Bandit Formula 1 Team Hart 415T 1.5 L4T 10 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer 1–6, 8–16
10 New Zealand Mike Thackwell 7
Lotus-Renault 95T G 11 Italy Elio de Angelis All
United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Renault EF4B 1.5 V6T 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell All
ATS-BMW D7 P 14 Germany Manfred Winkelhock 1–14
Germany Team ATS BMW M12/13 1.5 L4T 31
14
Austria Gerhard Berger 12, 14–15
16
Renault RE50 M 15 France Patrick Tambay All
France Equipe Renault Elf Renault EF4 1.5 V6T 16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick All
31 France Philippe Streiff 16
Arrows-Ford
Arrows-BMW
A6
A7
G 17 Switzerland Marc Surer All
United Kingdom Barclay Nordica Arrows BMW Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
BMW M12/13 1.5 L4T
18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen All
Toleman-Hart TG183B
TG184
P
M
19 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1–13, 15–16
United Kingdom Toleman Group Motorsport Hart 415T 1.5 L4T 20 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto 1–10
20 Italy Pierluigi Martini 14
19
20
Sweden Stefan Johansson 14
15–16
Spirit-Hart
Spirit-Ford
101
101C
P 21 Italy Mauro Baldi 1–6, 15–16
United Kingdom Spirit Racing Hart 415T 1.5 L4T
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
21 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter 7–14
Alfa Romeo 184T G 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese All
Italy Benetton Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 V8T 23 United States Eddie Cheever All
Osella-Alfa Romeo FA1F
FA1E
P 24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani All
Italy Osella Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 V8T
Alfa Romeo 1260 3.0 V12
30 Austria Jo Gartner 4, 10–14
Ligier-Renault JS23
JS23B
M 25 France François Hesnault All
France Ligier Loto Renault EF4 1.5 V6T 26 Italy Andrea de Cesaris All
Ferrari 126C4 M 27 Italy Michele Alboreto All
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari Type 013 1.5 V6T 28 France René Arnoux All


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V T E 1984 Formula One Season
Teams Brabham • Tyrrell • Williams • McLaren • RAM • Lotus • ATS • Renault • Arrows • Toleman • Spirit • Alfa Romeo • Osella • Ligier • Ferrari
Engines Alfa Romeo • BMW • Ferrari • Ford • Hart • Honda • Renault • TAG
Drivers Piquet • 2 T. Fabi • 2 C. Fabi • 2 Winkelhock • 3 Brundle • 3 Johansson • 4 Bellof • 4 Thackwell • 5 Laffite • 6 Rosberg • 7 Prost • 8 Lauda • 9 Alliot • 10 Palmer • 10 Thackwell • 11 De Angelis • 12 Mansell • 14 Winkelhock • 14/31 Berger • 15 Tambay • 16 Warwick • 33 Streiff • 17 Surer • 18 Boutsen • 19 Senna • 19/20 Johansson • 20 Cecotto • 20 Martini • 21 Baldi • 21 Rothengatter • 22 Patrese • 23 Cheever • 24 Ghinzani • 30 Gartner • 25 Hesnault • 26 De Cesaris • 27 Alboreto • 28 Arnoux
Cars McLaren MP4/2 • Ferrari 126C4 • Lotus 95T • Brabham BT53 • Renault RE50 • Williams FW09 • Toleman TG183B • Toleman TG184 • Alfa Romeo 184T • Ligier JS23 • Arrows A6 • Arrows A7 • Osella FA1F • Osella FA1E • ATS D7 • Spirit 101B • Spirit 101C • RAM 01 • RAM 02 • Tyrrell 012
Tyres Goodyear • Michelin • Pirelli
Races Brazil • South Africa • Belgium • San Marino • France • Monaco • Canada • Detroit • Dallas • Britain • Germany • Austria • Netherlands • Italy • Europe • Portugal
See also 1983 Formula One Season • 1985 Formula One Season • Category
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