Canadian GP 1984

Canadian GP, 1984

Patrick Tambay was out of action after his leg-breaking crash in Monaco but Renault decided not to replace him in Canada. The field was as normal except that Huub Rothengatter had taken over the Spirit-Hart from Mauro Baldi and Mike Thackwell was driving a RAM in place of Jonathan Palmer who had decided to race at Le Mans instead. Corrado Fabi remained in the second Brabham, Teo racing in CART.

After a series of frustrating races things were looking better for Nelson Piquet was he took pole position in his Michelin-tired Brabham-BMW ahead of Alain Prost's (McLaren-TAG) and the first Goodyear runner Elio de Angelis (Lotus-Renault). Derek Warwick was fourth in his Renault ahead of the two Ferraris of Rene Arnoux and Michele Alboreto. Then came Nigel Mansell (Lotus-Renault), Niki Lauda (McLaren-TAG), Ayrton Senna (Toleman-Hart) and Andrea de Cesaris (Ligier-Renault).

In the race Piquet went into the lead despite Prost getting a better start and the Brazilian then led from flag to flag. Prost chased while Lauda worked his way through to run third until lap 44 when he went ahead of Prost. The order then stayed unchanged to the finish. Fourth place went to de Angelis, fifth to Arnoux and sixth to Mansell.

Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW  70 1h46m23.748s  
Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG Porsche  70 1h46m26.360s  
Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Porsche  70 1h47m51.780s  
11 Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault  69  
28 Rene Arnoux Ferrari  68  
12 Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault  68  
19 Ayrton Senna Toleman-Hart  68  
14 Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW  68  12 
dq Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Cosworth  68 (1) 21 
20 Johnny Cecotto Toleman-Hart  68  20 
10 Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart  65  26 
11r 23 Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo  63 Out Of Fuel 11 
17 Marc Surer Arrows-Cosworth  59 Engine 23 
16 Derek Warwick Renault  57 Undertray 
nc 21 Huub Rothengatter Spirit-Hart  56  24 
dq Stefan Bellof Tyrrell-Cosworth  52 Drive Shaft/(1) 22 
26 Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault  40 Brakes 10 
Teo Fabi Brabham-BMW  39 Turbo Boost Pressure 16 
18 Thierry Boutsen Arrows-Cosworth  38 Engine 18 
22 Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo  37 Accident 14 
Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda  32 Fuel System 15 
Jacques Laffite Williams-Honda  31 Turbo Boost Pressure 17 
10 Mike Thackwell RAM-Hart  29 Turbo Waste Gate 25 
24 Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo  11 Gearbox 19 
27 Michele Alboreto Ferrari  10 Engine 
25 Francois Hesnault Ligier-Renault  Turbo 13 
ew 15 Patrick Tambay Renault   Driver Unfit (manaco Injury) 27