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Grand Prix 2: Gilles Villeneuve/Ferrari - Italy 1982 [12/16]

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Published on Sep 14, 2013

Driver: #27 Gilles Villeneuve (Canada)
Car: Ferrari 126 C2
Engine: Ferrari 021: 1496cc, 120° V6 turbo, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Gearbox: Ferrari 6-speed manual
Grand Prix 2 power rating in race/qualifying: 540/580 HP
Grand Prix 2 weight: 595kg
Tyres: Goodyear 'A' compound (Hard)
Fuel: Agip 102 RON
Car failure probability: 13282/32767 [40.5%]
Difficulty: Ace (no driver aids)

Another action-packed race:

-Ran the same gear ratios as qualifying, which was ideal for slip-streaming but capped the clean-running pace (even if it did save some fuel). GV did not achieve fastest lap, which is a rarity this season.
-I was black-flagged (10 second speed penalty) for cutting the chicane, but it wasn't intentional.
-Fell off the road at the Curva Parabolica whilst battling Pironi. It is easy to run wide there, especially in dirty air. I kept the car together and amazingly regained the track without losing too much momentum.
-Patrese was blocking, and I unintentionally fishtailed him into a spin.
-Whilst lapping Derek Warwick I perhaps caused him to lose control and crash out.
-I was extremely fortunate to once again suffer a minor failure close to the pits, and within the one-stop window. This is the second brake problem of the year, but it wasn't as drastic (or fatal) as the failure at the Pacific race.
-I also rammed Piquet off the road, and he suffered damage. His two-stop strategy was ruined. He fought back, setting very fast laps and getting back into contention before a final technical failure: a loose wheel.
-Pironi was catching near the end, and a Ferrari 1-2 battle seemed certain before an unknown technical failure caused his retirement. He was classified 11th (five laps down), so the nature of the failure wasn't listed.
-Both championships are looking likely.

Classification:

1st Gilles Villeneuve (Ferrari) 1h 22m 16.920s
2nd Elio de Angelis (Lotus-Ford) -1 lap
3rd Brian Henton (Arrows-Ford) -1 lap
4th Manfred Winkelhock (ATS-Ford) -1 lap
5th Niki Lauda (McLaren-Ford) -1 lap
6th Bruno Giacomelli (Alfa Romeo) -1 lap
7th Nigel Mansell (Lotus-Ford) -2 laps
8th John Watson (McLaren-Ford) -2 laps
9th Raul Boesel (March-Ford) -2 laps
10th Jochen Mass (March-Ford) -3 laps
11th Didier Pironi (Ferrari) -5 laps
12th Jean-Pierre Jarier (Osella-Ford) -6 laps
13th Eddie Cheever (Ligier-Matra) Engine
14th Michele Alboreto (Tyrrell-Ford) Puncture
15th Rene Arnoux (Renault) Transmission
16th Nelson Piquet (Brabham-BMW) Loose Wheel
17th Andrea de Cesaris (Alfa Romeo) Transmission
18th Alain Prost (Renault) Engine
19th Riccardo Paletti (Osella-Ford) Engine
20th Riccardo Patrese (Brabham-BMW) Engine
21st Derek Warwick (Toleman-Hart) Didn't Finish
22nd Jacques Laffite (Ligier-Matra) Engine
23rd Keke Rosberg (Williams-Ford) Puncture
24th Teo Fabi (Toleman-Hart) Engine
25th Mario Andretti (Williams-Ford) Engine
26th Slim Borgudd (Tyrrell-Ford) Transmission

Fastest Laps:

1st Nelson Piquet (Brabham-BMW) 1m 29.737s
2nd Gilles Villeneuve (Ferrari) +0.760s
3rd Didier Pironi (Ferrari) +1.185s
4th Alain Prost (Renault) +1.422s
5th Riccardo Patrese (Brabham-BMW) +1.600s

Championship for Drivers:

1st Gilles Villeneuve 66
2nd Didier Pironi 37
3rd Nelson Piquet 32
4th Riccardo Patrese 29
5th Alain Prost 15
6th Keke Rosberg 15
7th Elio de Angelis 12
8th Andrea de Cesaris 11
9th Michele Alboreto 9
10th Niki Lauda 9
11th Eddie Cheever 8
12th Mario Andretti 7
13th John Watson 7
14th Bruno Giacomelli 7
15th Jacques Laffite 6
16th Derek Warwick 5
17th Slim Borgudd 5
18th Nigel Mansell 5
19th Brian Henton 4
20th Rene Arnoux 3
21st Manfred Winkelhock 3
22nd Teo Fabi 2
23rd Jean-Pierre Jarier 2
24th Jochen Mass 1

Championship for Constructors:

1st Ferrari 103
2nd Brabham-BMW 61
3rd Williams-Ford 22
4th Renault 18
5th Alfa Romeo 18
6th Lotus-Ford 17
7th McLaren-Ford 16
8th Tyrrell-Ford 14
9th Ligier-Matra 14
10th Toleman-Hart 7
11th Arrows-Ford 4
12th ATS-Ford 3
13th Osella-Ford 2
14th March-Ford 1

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