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About Formula One

Formula One, often referred to as F1 and Formula 1, is a form of open wheeled auto racing that began in 1950. Races, usually known as Grand Prix take place all around the world on purpose built circuits as well as temporary street circuits.

Many of the world's top car manufacturers compete in F1. The cars are capable of speeds up to around 360 km/h (225 mph), are turbocharged, and rev to up to 15000RPM.

The 2013 season received a global audience of 450 million people. Around 100,000 people attend each Grand Prix in person.

A Formula One race is typically 305 km (190 miles) in length and lasts around one and a half to two hours.

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Elio de Angelis 1982 Austrian Grand Prix

The 1982 Austrian Grand Prix was the thirteenth race of the 1982 Formula One Season and the fourteenth World Championship Austrian Grand Prix.

With Championship leader Didier Pironi injured, multiple drivers found themselves with a shot of Championship glory heading into the race.

With the high altitude aiding the turbo cars, the Brabham-BMWs of Nelson Piquet and Riccardo Patrese locked out the front row. Piquet lead off the line, though Patrese soon overtook him for the lead. Patrick Tambay, in the sole Ferrari suffered a puncture, René Arnoux's turbo failed, and Piquet fell down the field, leaving Patrese to fight with Alain Prost.

Patrese was forced to retire after an engine failure led to a spin, and once Piquet had also stopped, Prost held a clear lead over Elio de Angelis and Keke Rosberg. However, with five laps remaining, Prost's engine gave up, and this left De Angelis to fight off Rosberg, who was closing fast. De Angelis only just managed to maintain the lead, which was 0.05 seconds as the pair crossed the finish line. Jacques Laffite finished third and Tambay was fourth, Niki Lauda fifth and Mauro Baldi sixth. Piquet set the fastest lap.

As a result, Pironi's lead was reduced to six points, now from Rosberg, with Watson in third. In the Constructors', Ferrari saw their lead over McLaren increase by a point.

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