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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

Event Overview • SessionsEntry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateSunday 17 April 1983
Start time14:00
Event French GP
Circuit Paul Ricard
Event FormatRace of 54 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#3 of 15 in 1983
#376 (of all time)
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
DebutantsJean-Louis Schlesser (Driver)
MilestonesElf – 50th Fastest Lap (Lubricant Manufacturer)
 Eddie Cheever – 50th Race Entry (Driver)
Records Broken None
Records Extended 1. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (436),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (304),
3. Most Retirements Lotus (415),
4. Most 4th Place Finishes Ferrari (72),
5. Most Race Entries Lotus (956),
6. Most 4th Place Qualifications Ferrari (85),
7. Most 14th Place Qualifications John Watson (14),
8. Most 18th Place Qualifications Lotus (35)

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

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 15Car 15Car 15
EntrantEquipe Renault ElfEquipe Renault ElfEquipe Renault Elf
Driver Alain Prost Alain Prost Alain Prost
Car Renault RE40 Renault RE40 Renault 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