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1983 European GP
1982 South African GP

1983 South African GP

1984 Brazilian GP
1984 South African GP
 XXIX  Southern Sun Hotels South African Grand Prix


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

Details
DateSaturday 15 October 1983
Start time14:00
EventSouth African GP
CircuitKyalami
Event FormatRace of 77 laps
Race16 of 16
Championship race388
Circuit
Laps77
Circuit Perimeter4104 m
Race Distance4104 × 77 = 316.008 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Hot, Dry
Participants
Entries26
Qualifiers26
Finishers12
Championship DebutantsWilliams FW09 (Car Model)
MilestonesCar 6 - 20th Win (Car Number)
Brabham - 750th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Thierry Boutsen - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Unipart - 100th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 10th Place FinishesJean-Pierre Jarier (7),
2. Most Retirements in a SeasonElio de Angelis (12),
3. Most 8th Fastest Laps in a SeasonWilliams (6),
4. Most 8th Fastest Laps in a SeasonKeke Rosberg (5),
5. Most 26th Place Qualifications in a SeasonOsella (5)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (431),
2. Most 6th Fastest LapsFerrari (29),
3. Most 8th Fastest LapsKeke Rosberg (11),
4. Most 19th Fastest Laps in a SeasonLigier (6),
5. Most Race EntriesLotus (980),
6. Most PolesFerrari (101),
7. Most 4th Place QualificationsFerrari (88)

Championships
1 NÚlson Piquet 59 
up
2 Alain Prost 57 
down
3 RenÚ Arnoux 49 
same
4 Patrick Tambay 40 
same
5 Keke Rosberg 27 
same
6 John Watson 22 
same
7 Eddie Cheever 22 
same
8 Andrea de Cesaris 15 
up
9 Riccardo Patrese 13 
up
10 Niki Lauda 12 
down
11 Jacques Laffite 11 
down
12 Michele Alboreto 10 
down
13 Nigel Mansell 10 
down
14 Derek Warwick 9 
down
15 Marc Surer 4 
same
16 Mauro Baldi 3 
same
17 Elio de Angelis 2 
same
 Danny Sullivan 2 
same
19 Bruno Giacomelli 1 
same
 Johnny Cecotto 1 
same
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 89 
same
2 Renault / Renault 79 
same
3 Brabham / BMW 72 
same
4 Williams / Ford 36 
same
5 McLaren / Ford 34 
same
6 Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo 18 
up
7 Tyrrell / Ford 12 
down
8 Lotus / Renault 11 
same
9 Toleman / Hart 10 
same
10 Arrows / Ford 4 
same
11 Williams / Honda 2 
up
12 Theodore / Ford 1 
down
 Lotus / Ford 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 6Car 27Car 5
EntrantFila SportScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFila Sport
DriverRiccardo PatresePatrick TambayNÚlson Piquet
CarBrabham BT52BFerrari 126C3Brabham BT52B
EngineBMW 1.5 L4TFerrari 1.5 V6TBMW 1.5 L4T
Time1:33'25.7081'06.5541'09.948
Speed202.941 km/h221.991 km/h211.220 km/h


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