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1984 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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The 1984 Formula One season was the 35th FIA Formula One World Championship season. It commenced on March 25, 1984, and ended on October 21 after sixteen races.

During the season, the Tyrrell team had its results stripped after a technical infringement.

Season summary

The season had been expected to see a continuation of the Brabham-Renault-Ferrari battle, with supporting roles for McLaren, Williams and Lotus. McLaren however had stolen a march on its competitors thanks to its TAG turbo engine.

The FISA had introduced new fuel economy rules aimed at reducing speeds, providing 240 litres of fuel for the entire race. TAG commissioned German sports car manufacturer Porsche to design and build a turbo engine. Porsche had extensive experience with similar economy rules due to its participation in endurance racing and this translated in superior fuel economy.

Reigning world driver's champion Nelson Piquet and his Brabham-BMW were usually the fastest combination on track but appalling reliability meant he was never able to challenge consistently.

The season saw a titanic battle between both McLaren drivers Niki Lauda and Alain Prost. Prost had been sacked by Renault after failing to win the 1983 title. Fast and ambitious, the Frenchman quickly established his dominance over his teammate.

Austrian Niki Lauda had returned to F1 in 1982 and soon showed he had lost nothing of his earlier determination and guile. He regularly matched the pace of his 1982-1983 McLaren team mate John Watson, but Alain Prost was a different kettle of fish. Lauda quickly realized he could not beat his young team mate on speed. The wily Austrian therefore ignored qualifying and concentrated on his race strategies. By winning races when Prost ran into trouble and scoring relentlessly when Prost proved quicker, Lauda was just able to win the title. He was the only second driver after Denny Hulme in 1967 to have ever won the title without achieving a single pole position in the season.

Drivers and constructors

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyres No Driver Test driver(s)
Template:Country flagicon MRD International Brabham BT53 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4T M 1 Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet Template:Country flagicon Paolo Barilla
2 Template:Country flagicon Teo Fabi
Template:Country flagicon Corrado Fabi
Template:Country flagicon Manfred Winkelhock
Template:Country flagicon Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 012 Ford Cosworth DFY 3.0 V8 G 3 Template:Country flagicon Martin Brundle n/a
Template:Country flagicon Stefan Johansson
4 Template:Country flagicon Stefan Bellof
Template:Country flagicon Mike Thackwell
Template:Country flagicon Williams Grand Prix Engineering Williams FW09
FW09B
Honda RA163E 1.5 V6T
Honda RA164E 1.5 V6T
G 5 Template:Country flagicon Jacques Laffite n/a
6 Template:Country flagicon Keke Rosberg
Template:Country flagicon Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/2 TAG TTE PO1 1.5 V6T M 7 Template:Country flagicon Alain Prost n/a
8 Template:Country flagicon Niki Lauda
Template:Country flagicon Skoal Bandit Formula 1 Team RAM 01
02
Hart 415T 1.5 L4T Template:Pirelli 9 Template:Country flagicon Philippe Alliot n/a
10 Template:Country flagicon Jonathan Palmer
Template:Country flagicon Mike Thackwell
Template:Country flagicon John Player Team Lotus Lotus 95T Renault EF4B 1.5 V6T G 11 Template:Country flagicon Elio de Angelis Template:Country flagicon Johnny Dumfries
12 Template:Country flagicon Nigel Mansell
Template:Country flagicon Team ATS ATS D7 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4T Template:Pirelli 14 Template:Country flagicon Gerhard Berger n/a
Template:Country flagicon Manfred Winkelhock
31 Template:Country flagicon Gerhard Berger
Template:Country flagicon Equipe Renault Elf Renault RE50 Renault EF4 1.5 V6T M 15 Template:Country flagicon Patrick Tambay n/a
16 Template:Country flagicon Derek Warwick
33 Template:Country flagicon Philippe Streiff
Template:Country flagicon Barclay Nordica Arrows BMW Arrows A6
A7
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
BMW M12/13 1.5 L4T
G 17 Template:Country flagicon Marc Surer Template:Country flagicon Hannu Mikkola
18 Template:Country flagicon Thierry Boutsen
Template:Country flagicon Toleman Group Motorsport Toleman TG183B
TG184
Hart 415T 1.5 L4T Template:Pirelli 19 Template:Country flagicon Ayrton Senna Template:Country flagicon John Watson
Template:Country flagicon Stefan Johansson
20
Template:Country flagicon Johnny Cecotto
Template:Country flagicon Pierluigi Martini
Template:Country flagicon Spirit Racing Spirit 101B
101C
Hart 415T 1.5 L4T
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Template:Pirelli 21 Template:Country flagicon Mauro Baldi Template:Country flagicon Emerson Fittipaldi
Template:Country flagicon Huub Rothengatter
Template:Country flagicon Benetton Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 184T Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 V8T G 22 Template:Country flagicon Riccardo Patrese n/a
23 Template:Country flagicon Eddie Cheever
Template:Country flagicon Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1F Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 V8T Template:Pirelli 24 Template:Country flagicon Piercarlo Ghinzani n/a
30 Template:Country flagicon Jo Gartner
Template:Country flagicon Ligier Loto Ligier JS23
JS23B
Renault EF4 1.5 V6T M 25 Template:Country flagicon François Hesnault n/a
26 Template:Country flagicon Andrea de Cesaris
Template:Country flagicon Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 126C4 Ferrari 031 1.5 V6T G 27 Template:Country flagicon Michele Alboreto n/a
28 Template:Country flagicon René Arnoux

Season review

Rnd Race Date Location Pole Position Fastest Lap Race Winner Constructor Report
1 Template:Country flagicon Brazilian Grand Prix March 25 Jacarepaguá Template:Country flagicon Elio de Angelis Template:Country flagicon Alain Prost Template:Country flagicon Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
2 Template:Country flagicon South African Grand Prix April 7 Kyalami Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet Template:Country flagicon Patrick Tambay Template:Country flagicon Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG Report
3 Template:Country flagicon Belgian Grand Prix April 29 Zolder Template:Country flagicon Michele Alboreto Template:Country flagicon René Arnoux Template:Country flagicon Michele Alboreto Ferrari Report
4 Template:Country flagicon San Marino Grand Prix May 6 Imola Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet Template:Country flagicon Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
5 Template:Country flagicon French Grand Prix May 20 Dijon Template:Country flagicon Patrick Tambay Template:Country flagicon Alain Prost Template:Country flagicon Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG Report
6 Template:Country flagicon Monaco Grand Prix{{#if:1|1|[1]}} June 3 Monaco Template:Country flagicon Alain Prost Template:Country flagicon Ayrton Senna Template:Country flagicon Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
7 Template:Country flagicon Canadian Grand Prix June 17 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW Report
8 Template:Country flagicon Detroit Grand Prix June 24 Detroit Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet Template:Country flagicon Derek Warwick Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW Report
9 Template:Country flagicon Dallas Grand Prix July 8 Dallas Template:Country flagicon Nigel Mansell Template:Country flagicon Niki Lauda Template:Country flagicon Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda Report
10 Template:Country flagicon British Grand Prix July 22 Brands Hatch Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet Template:Country flagicon Niki Lauda Template:Country flagicon Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG Report
11 Template:Country flagicon German Grand Prix August 5 Hockenheimring Template:Country flagicon Alain Prost Template:Country flagicon Alain Prost Template:Country flagicon Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
12 Template:Country flagicon Austrian Grand Prix August 19 Österreichring Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet Template:Country flagicon Niki Lauda Template:Country flagicon Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG Report
13 Template:Country flagicon Dutch Grand Prix August 26 Zandvoort Template:Country flagicon Alain Prost Template:Country flagicon René Arnoux Template:Country flagicon Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
14 Template:Country flagicon Italian Grand Prix September 9 Monza Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet Template:Country flagicon Niki Lauda Template:Country flagicon Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG Report
15 Template:Country flagicon European Grand Prix October 7 Nürburgring Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet

Template:Country flagicon Michele Alboreto

Template:Country flagicon Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
16 Template:Country flagicon Portuguese Grand Prix October 21 Estoril Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet Template:Country flagicon Niki Lauda Template:Country flagicon Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
  1.   Half points awarded. Race stopped due to dangerous conditions.

1984 Constructors Championship final standings

Constructors' points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the first six finishers in each round.

Place Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Points Wins Podiums Poles
1 Template:Country flagicon McLaren-TAG MP4/2 TAG Porsche P01 M 143.5 12 18 3
2 Template:Country flagicon Ferrari 126C4 Ferrari 031 G 57.5 1 8 1
3 Template:Country flagicon Lotus-Renault 95T Renault EF4B G 47 6 2
4 Template:Country flagicon Brabham-BMW BT53 BMW M12/13 M 38 2 5 9
5 Template:Country flagicon Renault RE50 Renault EF4 M 34 5 1
6 Template:Country flagicon Williams-Honda FW09
FW09B
Honda RA163E G 25.5 1 2
7 Template:Country flagicon Toleman-Hart TG183B
TG184
Hart 415T Template:PirelliM 16 3
8 Template:Country flagicon Alfa Romeo 184T Alfa Romeo 890T G 11 1
9 Template:Country flagicon Arrows-BMW A7 BMW M12/13 G 3
10 Template:Country flagicon Ligier-Renault JS23
JS23B
Renault EF4 M 3
11 Template:Country flagicon Arrows-Ford A6 Ford Cosworth DFV G 3
12 Template:Country flagicon Osella-Alfa Romeo FA1E
FA1F
Alfa Romeo 890T Template:Pirelli 2
13 Template:Country flagicon Spirit-Hart 101
101B
Hart 415T Template:Pirelli
14 Template:Country flagicon Spirit-Ford 101C Ford Cosworth DFV Template:Pirelli
15 Template:Country flagicon ATS-BMW D7 BMW M12/13 Template:Pirelli
16 Template:Country flagicon RAM-Hart 01
02
Hart 415T Template:Pirelli
DSQ Template:Country flagicon Tyrrell-Ford 012 Ford Cosworth DFY G
  • On 18 July, Tyrrell was disqualified from all races so far that season, and banned from competing in remaining races, because the team had run illegal cars

1984 Drivers Championship final standings

Drivers' Championship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the first six finishers in each round.

Pos Driver BRA
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RSA
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BEL
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SMR
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FRA
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MONTemplate:Smallsup
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CAN
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DET
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DAL
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GBR
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GER
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AUT
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NED
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ITA
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EUR
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POR
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Points
1 Template:Country flagicon Niki Lauda Ret 1 Ret Ret 1 Ret 2 Ret Ret 1 2 1 2 1 4 2 72
2 Template:Country flagicon Alain Prost 1 2 Ret 1 7 1 3 4 Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 Ret 1 1 71.5
3 Template:Country flagicon Elio de Angelis 3 7 5 3 5 5 4 2 3 4 Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret 5 34
4 Template:Country flagicon Michele Alboreto Ret 11 1 Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 3 Ret 2 2 4 30.5
5 Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 1 1 Ret 7 Ret 2 Ret Ret 3 6 29
6 Template:Country flagicon René Arnoux Ret Ret 3 2 4 3 5 Ret 2 6 6 7 11 Ret 5 9 27
7 Template:Country flagicon Derek Warwick Ret 3 2 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 3 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 23
8 Template:Country flagicon Keke Rosberg 2 Ret 4 Ret 6 4 Ret Ret 1 Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 20.5
9 Template:Country flagicon Ayrton Senna Ret 6 6 DNQ Ret 2 7 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 13
10 Template:Country flagicon Nigel Mansell Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 6 Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 13
11 Template:Country flagicon Patrick Tambay 5 Ret 7 Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret 8 5 Ret 6 Ret Ret 7 11
12 Template:Country flagicon Teo Fabi Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 3 Ret Ret 4 5 Ret Ret 9
13 Template:Country flagicon Riccardo Patrese Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 10 Ret 3 6 8 8
14 Template:Country flagicon Jacques Laffite Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 8 Ret 5 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 5
15 Template:Country flagicon Thierry Boutsen 6 12 Ret 5 11 DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 10 9 Ret 5
16 Template:Country flagicon Eddie Cheever 4 Ret Ret 7 Ret DNQ 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 9 Ret 17 3
17 Template:Country flagicon Stefan Johansson DSQ DSQ DNQ DSQ 4 Ret 11 3
18 Template:Country flagicon Andrea de Cesaris Ret 5 Ret 6 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 7 Ret Ret Ret 7 12 3
19 Template:Country flagicon Piercarlo Ghinzani Ret WD Ret DNQ 12 7 Ret Ret 5 9 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 2
20 Template:Country flagicon Marc Surer 7 9 8 Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1
NC Template:Country flagicon Jo Gartner Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 5 Ret 16 0
NC Template:Country flagicon Gerhard Berger 12 6 Ret 13 0
NC Template:Country flagicon François Hesnault Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 8 7 Ret 10 Ret 0
NC Template:Country flagicon Corrado Fabi Ret Ret 7 0
NC Template:Country flagicon Mauro Baldi Ret 8 Ret 8 Ret DNQ 8 15 0
NC Template:Country flagicon Manfred Winkelhock DSQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret DNS 10 0
NC Template:Country flagicon Jonathan Palmer 8 Ret 10 9 13 DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 9 Ret Ret Ret 0
NC Template:Country flagicon Huub Rothengatter NC DNQ Ret NC 9 NC Ret 8 0
NC Template:Country flagicon Johnny Cecotto Ret Ret Ret NC Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret DNQ 0
NC Template:Country flagicon Philippe Alliot Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 10 Ret Ret Ret 11 10 Ret Ret Ret 0
NC Template:Country flagicon Stefan Bellof DSQ Ret DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ Ret DSQ DSQ DSQ 0
NC Template:Country flagicon Martin Brundle DSQ Ret DSQ DSQ DSQ DNQ DSQ DSQ DNQ 0
NC Template:Country flagicon Mike Thackwell Ret DNQ 0
NC Template:Country flagicon Philippe Streiff Ret 0
NC Template:Country flagicon Pierluigi Martini DNQ 0
Pos Driver BRA
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RSA
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BEL
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SMR
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FRA
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MONTemplate:Smallsup
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CAN
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DET
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DAL
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GBR
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GER
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AUT
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NED
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ITA
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EUR
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POR
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Points

Template:Sup Half points were awarded at the Monaco Grand Prix as less than 75% of the scheduled distance was completed.

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Place Driver Number Points Wins Podiums Poles
1 Template:Country flagicon Niki Lauda 8 72 5 9
2 Template:Country flagicon Alain Prost 7 71.5 7 9 3
3 Template:Country flagicon Elio de Angelis 11 34 4 1
4 Template:Country flagicon Michele Alboreto 27 30.5 1 4 1
5 Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet 1 29 2 4 9
6 Template:Country flagicon René Arnoux 28 27 4
7 Template:Country flagicon Derek Warwick 16 23 4
8 Template:Country flagicon Keke Rosberg 6 20.5 1 2
9 Template:Country flagicon Ayrton Senna 19 13 3
10 Template:Country flagicon Nigel Mansell 12 13 2 1
11 Template:Country flagicon Patrick Tambay 15 11 1 1
12 Template:Country flagicon Teo Fabi 2 9 1
13 Template:Country flagicon Riccardo Patrese 22 8 1
14 Template:Country flagicon Jacques Laffite 5 5
15 Template:Country flagicon Thierry Boutsen 18 5
16 Template:Country flagicon Eddie Cheever 23 3
17 Template:Country flagicon Stefan Johansson 20 3
18 Template:Country flagicon Andrea de Cesaris 26 3
19 Template:Country flagicon Piercarlo Ghinzani 24 2
20 Template:Country flagicon Marc Surer 17 1

See Also

Formula One World Championship seasons

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