1984 French Grand Prix
|5th of 16 races in the 1984 Formula 1 World Championship|
|Surname:||LXX Grand Prix de France|
|Date:||May 20, 1984|
|Course:||Stade Automobile de Dijon-Prenois|
|Length:||307.073 km in 79 laps of 3.887 km
|Time:||1: 02.200 min|
|Time:||1: 05.257 min|
The approximately 3.8 kilometer long course near Dijon was chosen for the last time as the venue for a Grand Prix.
The two Arrows drivers Marc Surer and Thierry Boutsen took turns at the wheel of the new A7 , so that the car was again driven by Boutsen at the French GP, while Surer had to fall back on the A6 . The Toleman team, on the other hand, directly reported two copies of the new TG184 for the two regular drivers Johnny Cecotto and Ayrton Senna .
After numerous pilots did not reach the finish line at the San Marino Grand Prix due to a lack of fuel, the criticism of the petrol volume limited to 220 liters per car and race grew louder.
Renault driver Patrick Tambay took pole position ahead of Elio de Angelis in a Lotus . It was the last pole position for the time being for the Renault works team, which only took first place at the 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix . Nelson Piquet and Keke Rosberg formed the second row in front of Alain Prost and Nigel Mansell . The first three rows on the grid thus consisted of five different vehicles.
When, during random checks during the first qualifying session, it was found that the fire extinguisher in Ligier driver Andrea de Cesaris' car was empty, the Italian was denied his qualifying time as a punishment. Since it was raining during the second round on Saturday, he could not undercut the times achieved by his opponents on Friday and would therefore not have been eligible to start as 27th. In order to enable him to start from last place, his team-mate François Hesnault , who had qualified for 14th place, decided not to take part in his home Grand Prix.
Piquet and de Angelis reached the first corner before Tambay. However, since he managed to easily push Piquet away, he was able to regain the lead he had lost at the start. Mansell and Rosberg also passed Piquet and came in third and fourth behind de Angelis.
Prost, who was seventh at the end of the first lap, moved up to fourth place by the sixth lap. On lap 14 he overtook Mansell, four laps later he took second place from de Angelis. The second McLaren driver, Niki Lauda , also demonstrated the dominance of the MP4 / 2 by fighting his way up from tenth to third place by lap 21.
Of the drivers in the lead, Lauda was the last to complete his pit stop, which meant that he was now in the lead. The late stop proved to be an advantage for him, as he was able to overtake Tambay with newer tires on lap 62 and thus finally took the lead. As a second stop was necessary for Prost for technical reasons, he was unable to maintain his position in the leading group. Nigel Mansell was third in front of René Arnoux , Elio de Angelis and Keke Rosberg.
|Item||driver||constructor||Qualification training 1||Qualification training 2||begin|
|time||Ø speed||time||Ø speed|
|1||Patrick Tambay||Renault||1: 02,200||224.971 km / h||1: 24.855||164.907 km / h||1|
|2||Elio de Angelis||Lotus Renault||1: 02.336||224.480 km / h||1: 20.859||173.057 km / h||2|
|3||Nelson Piquet||Brabham-BMW||1: 02,806||222.800 km / h||1: 30.893||153.952 km / h||3|
|4th||Keke Rosberg||Williams-Honda||1: 02.908||222.439 km / h||1: 30.872||153.988 km / h||4th|
|5||Alain Prost||McLaren TAG Porsche||1: 02.982||222.178 km / h||1: 25.397||163.861 km / h||5|
|6th||Nigel Mansell||Lotus Renault||1: 03,200||221.411 km / h||1: 20.061||174.782 km / h||6th|
|7th||Derek Warwick||Renault||1: 03.540||220.227 km / h||1: 23.363||167.859 km / h||7th|
|8th||Manfred Winkelhock||ATS-BMW||1: 03.865||219.106 km / h||1: 28.393||158.307 km / h||8th|
|9||Niki Lauda||McLaren TAG Porsche||1: 04.419||217.222 km / h||1: 25.567||163.535 km / h||9|
|10||Michele Alboreto||Ferrari||1: 04.459||217.087 km / h||1: 22.749||169.104 km / h||10|
|11||René Arnoux||Ferrari||1: 04.917||215.555 km / h||1: 22.707||169.190 km / h||11|
|12||Jacques Laffite||Williams-Honda||1: 05.410||213.931 km / h||1: 27.917||159.164 km / h||12|
|13||Ayrton Senna||Toleman-Hart||1: 05.744||212.844 km / h||1: 28.225||158.608 km / h||13|
|14th||François Hesnault||Ligier-Renault||1: 05.850||212.501 km / h||1: 22.272||170.085 km / h||DNS|
|15th||Thierry Boutsen||Arrows BMW||1: 05.972||212.108 km / h||1: 25.252||164.139 km / h||14th|
|16||Riccardo Patrese||Alfa Romeo||1: 06.172||211.467 km / h||1: 28.124||158.790 km / h||15th|
|17th||Eddie Cheever||Alfa Romeo||1: 06.281||211.119 km / h||1: 23.770||167.043 km / h||16|
|18th||Teo Fabi||Brabham-BMW||1: 06.370||210.836 km / h||no time||-||17th|
|19th||Johnny Cecotto||Toleman-Hart||1: 08.189||205.212 km / h||1: 31.359||153.167 km / h||18th|
|20th||Marc Surer||Arrows Ford||1: 08.457||204.409 km / h||1: 26.943||160.947 km / h||19th|
|21st||Stefan Bellof||Tyrrell-Ford||1: 08.608||203.959 km / h||1: 29.539||156.281 km / h||20th|
|22nd||Jonathan Palmer||RAM hard||1: 09.047||202.662 km / h||no time||-||21st|
|23||Philippe Alliot||RAM hard||1: 09.447||201.495 km / h||no time||-||22nd|
|24||Martin Brundle||Tyrrell-Ford||1: 09.554||201.185 km / h||1: 28.555||158.017 km / h||23|
|25th||Mauro Baldi||Spirit-Hart||1: 09.629||200.968 km / h||1: 31.021||153.736 km / h||24|
|26th||Piercarlo Ghinzani||Osella-Alfa Romeo||1: 11.625||195.368 km / h||1: 32.541||151.211 km / h||25th|
|27||Andrea de Cesaris||Ligier-Renault||no time||-||1: 22.388||169.845 km / h||26th|
|Item||driver||constructor||Round||Stops||time||begin||Fastest lap||Failure reason|
|1||Niki Lauda||McLaren TAG Porsche||79||1||1: 31: 11.951||9||1: 06,100|
|2||Patrick Tambay||Renault||79||1||+ 07.154||1||1: 06.876|
|3||Nigel Mansell||Lotus Renault||79||1||+ 23.969||6th||1: 07.448|
|4th||René Arnoux||Ferrari||79||1||+ 43,706||11||1: 07.286|
|5||Elio de Angelis||Lotus Renault||79||1||+1: 06.125||2||1: 08.608|
|6th||Keke Rosberg||Williams-Honda||78||1||+ 1 lap||4th||1: 07.490|
|7th||Alain Prost||McLaren TAG Porsche||78||2||+ 1 lap||5||1: 05.257|
|8th||Jacques Laffite||Williams-Honda||78||1||+ 1 lap||12||1: 07.861|
|9||Teo Fabi||Brabham-BMW||78||1||+ 1 lap||17th||1: 07.839|
|10||Andrea de Cesaris||Ligier-Renault||77||0||+ 2 rounds||26th||1: 09.779|
|11||Thierry Boutsen||Arrows BMW||77||1||+ 2 rounds||14th||1: 09,177|
|-||Martin Brundle||Tyrrell-Ford 1||76||1||DSQ||23||1: 10.471||disqualified|
|13 (12)||Piercarlo Ghinzani||Osella-Alfa Romeo||74||1||+ 5 rounds||25th||1: 11.179|
|14 (13)||Jonathan Palmer||RAM hard||72||1||+ 7 rounds||21st||1: 13.713|
|-||Mauro Baldi||Spirit-Hart||63||2||DNF||24||1: 10.692||Engine failure|
|-||Derek Warwick||Renault||53||1||DNF||7th||1: 07.293||collision|
|-||Eddie Cheever||Alfa Romeo||51||0||DNF||16||1: 10.253||Lathe operator|
|-||Marc Surer||Arrows Ford||51||0||DNF||19th||1: 11.783||collision|
|-||Ayrton Senna||Toleman-Hart||36||0||DNF||13||1: 10.100||Turbocharger damage|
|-||Michele Alboreto||Ferrari||33||1||DNF||10||1: 08,400||Engine failure|
|-||Johnny Cecotto||Toleman-Hart||22nd||0||DNF||18th||1: 10.999||Turbocharger damage|
|-||Riccardo Patrese||Alfa Romeo||16||0||DNF||15th||1: 11.047||Engine failure|
|-||Stefan Bellof||Tyrrell-Ford 1||12||0||DSQ||20th||1: 11.156||disqualified|
|-||Nelson Piquet||Brabham-BMW||11||0||DNF||3||1: 09.186||Turbocharger damage|
|-||Manfred Winkelhock||ATS-BMW||6th||1||DNF||8th||1: 11.394||Brake defect|
|-||Philippe Alliot||RAM hard||4th||0||DNF||22nd||1: 13.476||Engine failure|
1 Due to violations of the regulations, the Tyrrell team and the drivers Martin Brundle and Stefan Bellof were retroactively disqualified for the entire 1984 season in September 1984. In addition, the team was banned from participating in the last three races of the year.
World Cup stands after the race
The first six of the race got 9, 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point (s) respectively.
(Results after disqualification of Team Tyrrell )
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