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1983 Season
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1983 Race of Champions
1983 US West GP
1982 French GP

1983 French GP

1983 San Marino GP
1984 French GP
 LXIX  Grand Prix de France


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 17 April 1983
Start time14:00
EventFrench GP
CircuitPaul Ricard
Event FormatRace of 54 laps
Race4 of 16
Championship race376
Circuit
Laps54
Circuit Perimeter5810 m
Race Distance5810 × 54 = 313.740 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherCloudy, Fresh
Participants
Entries29
Qualifiers26
Finishers13
Championship DebutantsJean-Louis Schlesser (Driver)
MilestonesEddie Cheever - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
Elf - 50th Fastest Lap (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Manfred Winkelhock - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Unipart - 75th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 7th Fastest LapsFerrari (29),
2. Most 17th Fastest LapsJean-Pierre Jarier (7)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (304),
2. Most RetirementsLotus (415),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (436),
4. Most 4th Place FinishesFerrari (72),
5. Most 6th Fastest LapsFerrari (26),
6. Most 11th Fastest LapsMcLaren (20),
7. Most 18th Fastest LapsLotus (15),
8. Most Race EntriesLotus (956),
9. Most 4th Place QualificationsFerrari (85),
10. Most 14th Place QualificationsJohn Watson (14),
11. Most 18th Place QualificationsLotus (35)

Championships
1 NÚlson Piquet 15 
up
2 Niki Lauda 10 
down
3 Alain Prost 9 
up
 John Watson 9 
down
5 Jacques Laffite 7 
down
6 Patrick Tambay 5 
up
7 Eddie Cheever 4 
up
 RenÚ Arnoux 4 
down
9 Marc Surer 3 
down
10 Keke Rosberg 2 
down
11 Johnny Cecotto 1 
down
1 McLaren / Ford 19 
same
2 Brabham / BMW 15 
same
3 Renault / Renault 13 
up
4 Ferrari / Ferrari 9 
down
5 Williams / Ford 9 
down
6 Arrows / Ford 3 
down
7 Theodore / Ford 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 15Car 15Car 15
EntrantEquipe Renault ElfEquipe Renault ElfEquipe Renault Elf
DriverAlain ProstAlain ProstAlain Prost
CarRenault RE40Renault RE40Renault RE40
EngineRenault 1.5 V6TRenault 1.5 V6TRenault 1.5 V6T
Time1:34'13.9131'36.6721'42.695
Speed199.767 km/h216.360 km/h203.671 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led