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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

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

Details
DateSaturday 15 October 1983
Start time14:00
Event South African GP
Circuit Kyalami
Event FormatRace of 77 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#15 of 15 in 1983
#388 (of all time)
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
DebutantsWilliams FW09 (Car Model)
MilestonesUnipart – 100th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 10th Place Finishes Jean-Pierre Jarier (7),
2. Most Retirements in a Season Elio de Angelis (12),
3. Most 26th Place Qualifications in a Season Osella (5)
Records Extended 1. Most Retirements Lotus (431),
2. Most Race Entries Lotus (980),
3. Most Poles Ferrari (101),
4. Most 4th Place Qualifications Ferrari (88)

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

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 6Car 27Car 5
EntrantFila SportScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFila Sport
Driver Riccardo Patrese Patrick Tambay NÚlson Piquet
Car Brabham BT52B Ferrari 126C3 Brabham 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