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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

ResultsEdit

Final StandingsEdit

World Championship for DriversEdit

Outlined below are the full final standings from the 1984 FIA Formula One World Championship for Drivers:

Pos. Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts.
Flag of Brazil (1968–1992) Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Belgium Flag of San Marino Flag of France Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of the United States Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal
1st Lauda Ret 1st Ret Ret 1st Ret 2nd Ret Ret 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 4th 2nd 72
2nd Prost 1st 2nd Ret 1st 7th 1st 3rd 4th Ret Ret 1st Ret 1st Ret 1st 1st 71.5
3rd de Angelis 3rd 7th 5th 3rd 5th 5th 4th 2nd 3rd 4th Ret Ret 4th Ret Ret 5th 34
4th Alboreto Ret 11th 1st Ret Ret 6th Ret Ret Ret 5th Ret 3rd Ret 2nd 2nd 4th 30.5
5th Piquet Ret Ret 9th Ret Ret Ret 1st 1st Ret 7th Ret 2nd Ret Ret 3rd 6th 29
6th Arnoux Ret Ret 3rd 2nd 4th 3rd 5th Ret 2nd 6th 6th 7th 11th Ret 5th 9th 27
7th Warwick Ret 3rd 2nd 4th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 2nd 3rd Ret Ret Ret 11th Ret 23
8th Rosberg 2nd Ret 4th Ret 6th 4th Ret Ret 1st Ret Ret Ret 8th Ret Ret Ret 20.5
9th Senna Ret 6th 6th DNQ Ret 2nd 7th Ret Ret 3rd Ret Ret Ret Ret 3rd 13
= Mansell Ret Ret Ret Ret 3rd Ret 6th Ret 6th Ret 4th Ret 3rd Ret Ret Ret 13
11th Tambay 5th Ret 7th Ret 2nd Ret DNS Ret Ret 8th 5th Ret 6th Ret Ret 7th 11
12th T. Fabi Ret Ret Ret Ret 9th 3rd Ret Ret 4th 5th Ret Ret 9
13th Patrese Ret 4th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12th Ret 10th Ret 3rd 6th 8th 8
14th Laffite Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th 8th Ret 5th 4th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 14th 5
= Boutsen 6th 12th Ret 5th 11th DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5th Ret 10th 9th Ret 5
16th Johansson DSQ DSQ DNQ DSQ 4th Ret 11th 3
= Cheever 4th Ret Ret 7th Ret DNQ 11th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13th 9th Ret 17th 3
= de Cesaris Ret 5th Ret 6th 10th Ret Ret Ret Ret 10th 7th Ret Ret Ret 7th 12th 3
19th Ghinzani Ret DNS Ret DNQ 12th 7th Ret Ret 5th 9th Ret Ret Ret 7th Ret Ret 2
20th Surer 7th 9th 8th Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret 11th Ret 6th Ret Ret Ret Ret 1
Gartner Ret Ret Ret Ret 12th 5th* Ret Ret 0
Berger 12th 6th* Ret 13th 0
Hesnault Ret 10th Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th 8th 7th Ret 10th Ret 0
C. Fabi Ret Ret 7th 0
Baldi Ret 8th Ret 8th Ret DNQ 8th 15th 0
Winkelhock EX Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th Ret 8th Ret Ret DNS Ret DNS 10th 0
Palmer 8th Ret 10th 9th 13th DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret 9th 9th Ret Ret Ret 0
Rothengatter NC DNQ Ret NC 9th NC Ret 8th 0
Cecotto Ret Ret Ret NC Ret Ret 9th Ret Ret DNQ 0
Alliot Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 10th Ret DNS Ret Ret 11th 10th Ret Ret Ret 0
Thackwell Ret DNQ 0
Streiff Ret 0
Martini DNQ 0
Bellof DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ EX DSQ 0
Brundle DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DNQ DSQ DSQ DNQ 0
Pos. Driver Flag of Brazil (1968–1992) Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Belgium Flag of San Marino Flag of France Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of the United States Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
  • The red background represents rewarding half points.
  • * Gartner and Berger were ineligible for points.

International Cup for ConstructorsEdit

Outlined below are the full final standings from the 1984 FIA Formula One International Cup for Constructors:

Pos. Constructor No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts.
Flag of Brazil (1968–1992) Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Belgium Flag of San Marino Flag of France Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of the United States Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal
1st McLaren-TAG 7 1st 2nd Ret 1st 7th 1st 3rd 4th Ret Ret 1st Ret 1st Ret 1st 1st 143.5
8 Ret 1st Ret Ret 1st Ret 2nd Ret Ret 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 4th 2nd
2nd Ferrari 27 Ret 11th 1st Ret Ret 6th Ret Ret Ret 5th Ret 3rd Ret 2nd 2nd 4th 57.5
28 Ret Ret 3rd 2nd 4th 3rd 5th Ret 2nd 6th 6th 7th 11th Ret 5th 9th
3rd Lotus-Renault 11 3rd 7th 5th 3rd 5th 5th 4th 2nd 3rd 4th Ret Ret 4th Ret Ret 5th 47
12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3rd Ret 6th Ret 6th Ret 4th Ret 3rd Ret Ret Ret
4th Brabham-BMW 1 Ret Ret 9th Ret Ret Ret 1st 1st Ret 7th Ret 2nd Ret Ret 3rd 6th 38
2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9th Ret Ret 3rd 7th Ret Ret 4th 5th Ret Ret 10th
5th Renault 15 5th Ret 7th Ret 2nd Ret DNS Ret Ret 8th 5th Ret 6th Ret Ret 7th 34
16 Ret 3rd 2nd 4th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 2nd 3rd Ret Ret Ret 11th Ret
33 Ret
6th Williams-Honda 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th 8th Ret 5th 4th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 14th 25.5
6 2nd Ret 4th Ret 6th 4th Ret Ret 1st Ret Ret Ret 8th Ret Ret Ret
7th Toleman-Hart 19 Ret 6th 6th DNQ Ret 2nd 7th Ret Ret 3rd Ret Ret Ret 4th Ret 3rd 16
20 Ret Ret Ret NC Ret Ret 9th Ret Ret DNQ DNQ Ret 11th
8th Alfa Romeo 22 Ret 4th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12th Ret 10th Ret 3rd 6th 8th 11
23 4th Ret Ret 7th Ret DNQ 11th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13th 9th Ret 17th
9th Ligier-Renault 25 Ret 10th Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th 8th 7th Ret 10th Ret 3
26 Ret 5th Ret 6th 10th Ret Ret Ret Ret 10th 7th Ret Ret Ret 7th 12th
10th Arrows-Ford Cosworth 17 7th 9th 8th Ret DNQ Ret Ret 3
18 6th 12th 5th
11th Arrows-BMW 17 Ret Ret 11th Ret 6th Ret Ret Ret Ret 3
18 Ret 11th DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5th Ret 10th 9th Ret
12th Osella-Alfa Romeo 24 Ret DNS Ret DNQ 12th 7th Ret Ret 5th 9th Ret Ret Ret 7th Ret Ret 2
30 Ret Ret Ret Ret 12th 5th* Ret Ret
ATS-BMW 14 EX Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th Ret 8th Ret Ret DNS Ret DNS 10th 0
31 12th 6th* Ret 13th
Spirit-Hart 21 Ret 8th Ret 8th Ret DNQ NC Ret NC 9th NC Ret 8th 8th 15th 0
RAM-Hart 9 Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 10th Ret DNS Ret Ret 11th 10th Ret Ret Ret 0
10 8th Ret 10th 9th 13th DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 9th 9th Ret Ret Ret
Spirit-Ford Cosworth 21 DNQ 0
DSQ Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 3 DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DNQ DSQ DSQ DNQ DSQ DSQ DNQ DSQ 0
4 DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DNQ EX DSQ
Pos. Constructor No. Flag of Brazil (1968–1992) Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Belgium Flag of San Marino Flag of France Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of the United States Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
  • The red background represents rewarding half points.
  • * Osella and ATS were both ineligible for points.
  • Tyrrell were disqualified from the championship due to a technical infringement.


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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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