Date Race Circuit Qual. Race  
23-Jan South Africa Kyalami 4 Rtd Oil loss/Turbo
21-Mar Brazil Rio de Janeiro 9 Rtd Driver exhaustion
04-Apr USA (West) Long Beach 18 3  
09-May Belgium Zolder 9 Rtd Accident
23-May Monaco Monte Carlo 2 1  
06-Jun USA Detroit 14 Rtd Accident
13-Jun Canada Montréal 8 2  
03-Jul Holland Zandvoort 10 15  
18-Jul Britain Brands Hatch 2 Rtd Accident
25-Jul France Paul Ricard 4 Rtd Engine
08-Aug Germany Hockenheim 6 Rtd Engine
15-Aug Austria Österreichring 2 Rtd Engine
29-Aug Switzerland Dijon-Prenois 3 5  
12-Sep Italy Monza 4 Rtd Clutch
25-Sep Las Vegas Caesars Palace 5 Rtd Clutch


Brabham BT49C - Cosworth V8

Brabham BT49D - Cosworth V8

Brabham BT50 - BMW


Parmalat Racing Team (5th) 41pts

Riccardo Patrese (10th) 21pts

"Not much to choose between the speed of Patrese and Piquet (a compliment in itself), the switch to Brabham giving Riccardo his first truly competitive car plus his first Grand Prix victory. Lacking the dedication and enthusiasm of his team-mate for the BMW project, Patrese was rather lucky to win at Monaco and his season was punctuatedby questionable incidents; lack of stamina in Brazil, practice crash at Long Beach, spins in Belgium and Monaco, inexcusable shunt in Detroit, the start-line stall at Brands Hatch. There were, of course, faultless performances but these were in the minority for such a talented driver with a competitive team."

The Top 10 in full:

1. Not awarded  2. Keke Rosberg 3. Alain Prost 4. Nelson Piquet 5. Niki Lauda

6. John Watson 7. Rene Arnoux 8. Michele Alboreto 9. Riccardo Patrese 10. Elio de Angelis

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