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1982 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Date  March 21, 1982
Course length  5.031 km (3.126 mi)
1982 Brazilian Grand Prix
Official name  X Grande Prêmio do Brasil
Location  Jacarepaguá Circuit Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  62 laps, 316.953 km (196.938 mi)

The 1982 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Jacarepaguá on March 21, 1982. It was the second round of the 1982 Formula One season.



Nelson Piquet finished first and Keke Rosberg finished second, but both were disqualified after the cars were found to be underweight. As a result, the FOCA teams boycotted San Marino GP two races later. The problem was with a 7 US gallons (26 L) "ballast water tank", ostensibly used to cool the brakes. This would gradually empty during the race and then be replenished at the end so as to pass post-race scrutineering. The FIA Appeals Tribunal upheld the disqualification seven weeks later and these tanks were permanently banned.

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
  • References

    1982 Brazilian Grand Prix Wikipedia

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