Formula 1 1984 European Grand Prix results


Alain Prost
Nelson Piquet

The 1984 European Grand Prix was won by Alain Prost of McLaren.
Despite being on pole position in Germany, Nelson Piquet could not convert this into a win.

The race in Germany was round 15 of 16 of the 1984 season.



# driver F1 constructor laps time points
1 67 1:35:13.284 9
2 67 +23.911 6
3 67 +24.922 4
4 67 +43.086 3
5 67 +1:01.430 2
6 66 +1 Lap 1
7 65 +2 Laps 0
8 65 +2 Laps 0
9 64 Ignition 0
10 64 +3 Laps 0
11 61 Overheating 0
60 Fuel system 0
57 Gearbox 0
51 Engine 0
47 Fuel system 0
37 Fuel system 0
37 Turbo 0
35 Turbo 0
27 Engine 0
25 Turbo 0
17 Overheating 0
0 Accident 0
0 Accident 0
0 Accident 0
0 Accident 0
0 Accident 0


# driver F1 constructor time
1 Nelson Piquet Brabham
2 Alain Prost McLaren
3 Patrick Tambay Renault
4 Keke Rosberg Williams
5 Michele Alboreto Ferrari
6 René Arnoux Ferrari
7 Derek Warwick Renault
8 Nigel Mansell Team Lotus
9 Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo
10 Teo Fabi Brabham
11 Thierry Boutsen Arrows
12 Ayrton Senna Toleman
13 Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo
14 Jacques Laffite Williams
15 Niki Lauda McLaren
16 Marc Surer Arrows
17 Andrea de Cesaris Ligier
18 Gerhard Berger ATS
19 François Hesnault Ligier
20 Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella
21 Jonathan Palmer RAM
22 Jo Gartner Osella
23 Elio de Angelis Team Lotus
24 Mauro Baldi Spirit
25 Philippe Alliot RAM
26 Stefan Johansson Toleman

1984 European Grand Prix

The 1984 European Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Nürburgring on 7 October 1984. It was race 15 of 16 in the 1984 FIA Formula One World Championship. This was the first time a Formula One race was run on the new 4.54 km (2.82 mi) Nürburgring GP-Strecke and the first time F1 had returned to the 'Ring since the 1976 German Grand Prix that was held on the old 22.835 km (14.19 mi) Nordschleife circuit.

During the race morning warm-up session, Alain Prost spun his McLaren-TAG and hit a course car parked at the side of the circuit.

Young Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna triggered a first corner accident which took out the cars of Rosberg, Marc Surer, Gerhard Berger, and Piercarlo Ghinzani. Senna's Toleman (which had started 12th) had run into the back of Rosberg's Williams under braking at the end of the main straight which caused the accident. Rosberg had started fourth (after blowing his Honda engine coming out of the final corner of his qualifying lap), but was slow off the line as his engine had suddenly developed a misfire.

After qualifying second on the grid, Alain Prost won the race in his McLaren from the Ferrari of Michele Alboreto and the Brabham-BMW of defending World Champion Nelson Piquet, with both the Ferrari and Brabham running out of fuel as they crossed the finish line. When they got out of their cars which stopped at the pit exit, Alboreto and Piquet raised their arms to each other in a gesture of frustration at FISAs 220 litre fuel limit for turbos which had reduced races to economy runs.

Niki Lauda, who had almost lost his life in a fiery crash while driving a Ferrari 312T2 during the 1976 German GP, started 15th and finished 4th in his McLaren, which could have been 3rd had it not been for a spin when he locked his brakes while lapping Mauro Baldi on lap 21. In stark contrast to the lack of safety of the Nordschleife, Lauda gave the new GP-Strecke the thumbs up as a very safe Grand Prix circuit, saying that it was "the perfect place to hold a Grand Prix". He also added that returning to the 'Ring held no fears for him as his accident was 8 years previous and if he had not gotten over it by then he never would.

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