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1983 San Marino Grand Prix

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Date  1 May 1983
Driver  RenĂ© Arnoux
Course length  5.040 km (3.132 mi)
1983 San Marino Grand Prix
Location  Autodromo Dino Ferrari Imola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  60 laps, 302.400 km (187.902 mi)

The 1983 San Marino Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Imola on May 1, 1983.

Frenchman Patrick Tambay took a popular victory in his Ferrari in front of a delighted Tifosi. Tambay, who drove the #27 Ferrari dedicated his win to the man he replaced in the Ferrari team, the late Gilles Villeneuve. It was almost a perfect weekend for the Maranello based team with René Arnoux qualifying on pole and finishing 3rd. Renault's Alain Prost finished in second place, passing Arnoux with 3 laps left after the #28 Ferrari spun in the Acque Mineralli chicane.

Brabham driver Riccardo Patrese had taken the lead from Tambay with only 6 laps remaining but only held the lead until he crashed at Acque Mineralli just half a lap later. Showing their love for Ferrari (even with a foreign driver such as Tambay) more than for an Italian driver in a non-Italian car, the Tifosi cheered when Patrese crashed out of the lead and handed it back to the Ferrari.

Championship standings after the race

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

    1983 San Marino Grand Prix Wikipedia


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