Canadian GP 1983

JUNE 12, 1983

Canadian GP, 1983

A week after Michele Alboreto's unexpected win in Detroit the F1 teams were in action again in Montreal with the RAM Automotive team having reappeared with a car for Gilles Villeneuve's brother Jacques. Rene Arnoux was on pole again in his Ferrari with Alain Prost (Renault), Nelson Piquet (Brabham-BMW), Patrick Tambay (Ferrari), Riccardo Patrese (Brabham-BMW) and Eddie Cheever (Renault) completing the top six. The ATS-BMW continued to show well with Manfred Winkelhock seventh ahead of Andrea de Cesaris (Alfa Romeo) and the first of the normally-aspirated cars, Keke Rosberg's Williams. The top 10 was completed by Bruno Giacomelli in the Toleman-Hart.

At the start Arnoux took off into the lead with Patrese, Prost and Piquet in pursuit. Arnoux was only briefly headed after his pit stop on lap 35 but when Patrese stopped on lap 38 Arnoux went ahead again and won by a margin of nearly 45 secs. Patrese was on course for second until his gearbox failed on lap 57 and so the place went to Cheever who go the better of Tambay during the pit stops. Tambay was third with Rosberg fourth, Prost fifth (after an extra stop because of a puncture) and John Watson (McLaren) sixth.

28 Rene Arnoux Ferrari  70 1h48m31.838s  
16 Eddie Cheever Renault  70 1h49m13.867s  
27 Patrick Tambay Ferrari  70 1h49m24.448s  
Keke Rosberg Williams-Cosworth  70 1h49m48.886s  18 
15 Alain Prost Renault  69  
John Watson McLaren-Cosworth  69  15 
30 Thierry Boutsen Arrows-Cosworth  69  11 
Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Cosworth  68  
dq Danny Sullivan Tyrrell-Cosworth  68 Car Under Weight 24 
9r Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW  67 Fuel System 25 
10 23 Mauro Baldi Alfa Romeo  67  13 
Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW  56 Gearbox 20 
35 Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart  47 Turbo 16 
36 Bruno Giacomelli Toleman-Hart  43 Engine 23 
12 Nigel Mansell Lotus-Cosworth  43 Handling/tires 17 
22 Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo  42 Engine 21 
Jacques Laffite Williams-Cosworth  37 Gearbox 19 
26 Raul Boesel Ligier-Cosworth  32 Wheel Bearing 
33 Roberto Guerrero Theodore-Cosworth  27 Engine 22 
31 Corrado Fabi Osella-Cosworth  26 Engine 26 
34 Johnny Cecotto Theodore-Cosworth  17 Crown Wheel & Pinion 10 
Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW  15 Throttle Linkage 
Niki Lauda McLaren-Cosworth  11 Spin 14 
11 Elio de Angelis Lotus-Cosworth  Throttle Linkage 
25 Jean-Pierre Jarier Ligier-Cosworth  Gearbox 12 
29 Marc Surer Arrows-Cosworth  Transmission 
nq 17 Jacques Villeneuve RAM March-Cosworth    27 
nq 32 Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Cosworth    28