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1983 French Grand Prix

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Date  April 17, 1983
Course length  5.809 km (3.61 mi)
Location  Paul Ricard Circuit
Weather  Dry
1983 French Grand Prix
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  54 laps, 313.686 km (194.94 mi)

The 1983 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Paul Ricard on April 17, 1983.


French driver Alain Prost won the race for the Renault team, and this was the French marque's 3rd French Grand Prix win in a row and the 4th in 5 seasons. Second was the Brabham-BMW of 1981 World Champion Nelson Piquet, with Prost's Renault team mate Eddie Cheever finishing third. Rounding out the points finishers were Patrick Tambay in his Ferrari, and the non-turbo Williams' of Keke Rosberg and Jacques Laffite.


  • † — Time disallowed
  • Championship standings after the race

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

  • Pole sitter Alain Prost was more than 2 seconds faster in qualifying than second placed Eddie Cheever.
  • The first Grand Prix front row start for Cheever
  • Ferrari blew 8 engines in practice.
  • References

    1983 French Grand Prix Wikipedia

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