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The 1984 French Grand Prix (officially LXX Grand Prix de France) was the fifth round of the 1984 Formula One Season. The race was held on May 20th 1984 at the Circuit de Dijon-Prenois in Burgundy, eastern France. It is, to date, the last F1 race held at the circuit.

The race was won by Niki Lauda from ninth place on the grid - the Austrian's second win of the season in only his second finish of the season. Polesitter Patrick Tambay finished seven seconds adrift in second, while Nigel Mansell finished in third. Championship leader, Alain Prost, finished outside of the points in 7th, while World Champion, Nelson Piquet retired early on with a turbo failure.

The result left Prost only six points clear of Lauda at the top of the World Drivers' Championship, with 11 races remaining. McLaren extended their lead in the Constructors' Championship to 20 points over Ferrari.


BackgroundEdit

QualifyingEdit


Qualifying ResultsEdit

PosNo.DriverConstructor  Fri SatGrid
PosTimePosTime
1 15France Patrick TambayRenault11:02.200101:24.8551
2 11Italy Elio de AngelisLotus-Renault21:02.33621:20.8592
3 1Brazil Nelson PiquetBrabham-BMW31:02.806211:30.8933
4 6Finland Keke RosbergWilliams-Honda41:02.908201:30.8724
5 7France Alain ProstMcLaren-TAG51:02.982121:25.3975
6 12United Kingdom Nigel MansellLotus-Renault61:03.20011:20.061 6
7 16United Kingdom Derek WarwickRenault71:03.54071:23.3637
8 14Germany Manfred WinkelhockATS-BMW81:03.86591:24.3938
9 8Austria Niki LaudaMcLaren-TAG91:04.419131:25.5679
10 27Italy Michele AlboretoFerrari101:04.45961:22.74910
11 28France René ArnouxFerrari111:04.91751:22.70711
12 5France Jacques LafitteWilliams-Honda121:05.410151:27.91712
13 19Brazil Ayrton SennaToleman-Hart131:05.744171:28.22513
14 25France François HesnaultLigier-Renault141:05.85031:22.272WD
15 18Belgium Thierry BoutsenArrows-BMW 151:05.972111:25.25214
16 22Italy Riccardo PatreseAlfa Romeo161:06.172161:28.12415
17 23United States Eddie CheeverAlfa Romeo171:06.28181:23.77016
18 2Italy Teo FabiBrabham-BMW181:06.370-No time17
19 20Venezuela Johnny CecottoToleman-Hart191:08.109231:31.35918
20 17Switzerland Marc SurerArrows-Ford 201:08.457141:26.94319
21 4Germany Stefan BellofTyrrell-Ford211:08.608191:29.53920
22 10United Kingdom Jonathan PalmerRAM-Hart 221:09.047-No time21
23 9France Philippe AlliotRAM-Hart 231:09.447-No time22
24 3United Kingdom Martin BrundleTyrrell-Ford241:09.554181:28.55523
25 21Italy Mauro BaldiSpirit-Hart 251:09.629221:31.02124
26 24Italy Piercarlo GhinzaniOsella-Alfa Romeo 261:11.625241:32.54125
27 26Italy Andrea de CesarisLigier-Renault-1:04.xxx41:22.38826

*Note: Andrea de Cesaris' Friday qualifying time was erased as his car was found to be without a working fire extinguisher. His Saturday qualifying time was not fast enough to make the top-26, so de Cesaris would have failed to qualify. However, in order to allow the more senior de Cesaris to start in 26th, Ligier withdrew the car of his team-mate, François Hesnault, who had qualified 14th. As a result, all drivers behind Hesnault moved up one grid slot.


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

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

PosNoDriverConstructorTime/GapGridPts
1 8Austria Niki LaudaMcLaren-TAG79 Laps
1:31:11.951
99
2 15France Patrick TambayRenault+7.15416
3 12United Kingdom Nigel MansellLotus-Renault+23.96964
4 28France René ArnouxFerrari+43.706113
5 11Italy Elio de AngelisLotus-Renault+66.12522
6 6Finland Keke RosbergWilliams-Honda+1 Lap41
7 7France Alain ProstMcLaren-TAG+1 Lap5
8 5France Jacques LafitteWilliams-Honda+1 Lap12
9 2Italy Teo FabiBrabham-BMW+1 Lap17
10 26Italy Andrea de CesarisLigier-Renault+2 Laps26
11 18Belgium Thierry BoutsenArrows-BMW +2 Laps14
12 24Italy Piercarlo GhinzaniOsella-Alfa Romeo +5 Laps25
13 10United Kingdom Jonathan PalmerRAM-Hart +7 Laps21
Not Classified
NoDriverConstructorLapsReason
Ret 21Italy Mauro BaldiSpirit-Hart 61Engine failure
Ret 16United Kingdom Derek WarwickRenault53Accident
Ret 17Switzerland Marc SurerArrows-Ford 51Accident
Ret 23United States Eddie CheeverAlfa Romeo51Engine failure
Ret 19Brazil Ayrton SennaToleman-Hart35Turbo malfunction
Ret 27Italy Michele AlboretoFerrari33Engine failure
Ret 20Venezuela Johnny CecottoToleman-Hart22Turbo malfunction
Ret 22Italy Riccardo PatreseAlfa Romeo15Engine failure
Ret 1Brazil Nelson PiquetBrabham-BMW11Turbo malfunction
Ret 14Germany Manfred WinkelhockATS-BMW5Clutch
Ret 9France Philippe AlliotRAM-Hart 4Electrical failure
DSQ 3United Kingdom Martin BrundleTyrrell-Ford(76)Technical infringement[1]
DSQ 4Germany Stefan BellofTyrrell-Ford(11)Technical infringement[1]
  1. 1.0 1.1 The Tyrrell team were disqualified from all races during the 1984 season due to technical infringements discovered late in the season. Brundle had finished 12th, Bellof had retired on lap 11 with engine trouble.

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

*Note: These standings are adjusted to reflect the disqualification of Tyrrell and their drivers, Martin Brundle and Stefan Bellof. Their points have been appropriately reallocated.

Drivers' World Championship
PosDriverPts
1 France Alain Prost24
2 Austria Niki Lauda18
3 United Kingdom Derek Warwick13
France René Arnoux13
5 Italy Elio de Angelis12
6 Finland Keke Rosberg10
7 Italy Michele Alboreto9
8 France Patrick Tambay8
9 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell4
10 United States Eddie Cheever3
11 Italy Riccardo Patrese3
12 Italy Andrea de Cesaris3
13 Belgium Thierry Boutsen3
14 Brazil Ayrton Senna2
World Championship for Manufacturers
PosConstructorPts
1 United Kingdom McLaren-TAG42
2 Italy Ferrari22
3 France Renault21
4 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault16
5 United Kingdom Williams-Honda10
6 Italy Alfa Romeo6
7 United Kingdom Arrows-Ford 3
8 France Ligier-Renault3
9 United Kingdom Toleman-Hart2
DSQ United Kingdom Tyrrell-FordDSQ

NotesEdit

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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