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FIA World Cup Series Race

Calder, 6 Feb 1983

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Charlie O'Brien Ralt RT4/83 [353] - Ford BDD
#3 Erle McRae Racing
99 1.08.17.78
86.97
2 Allen Berg Ralt RT4/82 [313] - Ford BDD
Graeme Lawrence Racing
100 1.09.01.98
[including 1' penalty]
3 Norm Hunter Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD
Alan McCall
99 1.08.23.2
4 Mike Rosen Ralt RT4/82 [292] - Ford BDD
97
5 Chris Hocking (ANF2) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-1] - Ford
96
6 John Bowe Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD
(see note 1)
78
R Alfredo Costanzo Tiga FA81 [183] - Ford BDD
#1
18 Head gasket
R Lucio Cesario Ralt RT4/82 [274] - Ford BDD
(see note 2)
15 Collision with Hunter
R Richard Davison Ralt RT4/81 [258] - Ford BDD
(see note 3)
Connecting rod
R Hubert Phipps Ralt RT4/82 [275] - Ford BDD
(see note 4)

R Phillip Revell Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD
(see note 5)

R Graham Watson Ralt RT4/83 [351] - Ford BDD
Graham Watson Motor Racing

R Brian Sampson Cheetah Mk8 [81-2] - Ford BDD

R Peter Macrow Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] - Ford BDD

DNA Dave McMillan unknown
Did not arrive
DNA Paul Radisich (F?) unknown
Did not arrive
DNA Ken Smith (F?) unknown
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F/Pac unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Alfredo Costanzo (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Tiga FA81 [183] - Ford BDD 0.39.59
2 Lucio Cesario (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [274] - Ford BDD 0.39.82
3 Richard Davison (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [258] - Ford BDD 0.40.04
4 Allen Berg (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [313] - Ford BDD 0.40.04
5 Hubert Phipps (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [275] - Ford BDD 0.40.12
6 Charlie O'Brien (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [353] - Ford BDD 0.40.19
7 Norm Hunter (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD 0.40.23
8 Phillip Revell (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD 0.40.60
9 Graham Watson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [351] - Ford BDD 0.40.64
10 John Bowe (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD 0.40.86
11 Mike Rosen (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [292] - Ford BDD 0.40.94
12 Chris Hocking (ANF2) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-1] - Ford 0.41.05
13 Brian Sampson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-2] - Ford BDD 0.41.62
14 Peter Macrow (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] - Ford BDD 0.41.71

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT4/81 [255] (John Bowe): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson/John Bowe, without delivery date. [Tub no: 80/109; gearbox: FT1469; fuel cell: JM34734 11/80]. Chassis number given for Bowe's car in report of 1981 AGP, 6 Nov 81 [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4] and presumed to be Bowe's car earlier in the Australian season. Retained by Bowe for the 1982 season and taken by him to the race at Long Beach as well. Report of the Gold Star round at Oran Park says Bowe 'rushed getting car ready after Long Beach' [NZMA 7 May 82 p20]. Chassis number given for Bowe's car at 1982 AGP.
  2. Ralt RT4/82 [274] (Lucio Cesario): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson for Charlie O'Brien, delivered 29 Sep 81. O'Brien's car at Shah Alam GP 16-18 Oct 81 is described as 'new' by NZMA. Chassis number given for O'Brien's car in NZMA report of 1981 AGP [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4].
  3. Ralt RT4/81 [258] (Richard Davison): Ralt sales record says sold to Bruce Allison, without delivery date. [Tub no: EDA002, a unique style of number in the record; gearbox: FT1426; fuel cell: JM34731 12/80]. Chassis number given for Allison's car at Selangor GP 29 Nov 81 [NZMA 11 Jan 82 p3] and presumed to be Allison's car in the 1981 Australian and South East Asian races. Chassis number given for Allison's car in NZMA report of 1981 AGP [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. Sold to Richard Davison for 1982 Australian season - Davison's car at the Calder race of 28 Feb 82 is described in NZMA as 'ex Allison'. Chassis number given for Davison's car at the 1982 AGP.
  4. Ralt RT4/82 [275] (Hubert Phipps): Ralt sales record says sold to Mallock, delivered 2 Oct 81. [Tub no: gearbox: FT1476; fuel cell: JM36737 6/81]. Ray Mallock's car for Australian GP, 1981 and this number observed on Mallock's car in the NZMA report of that race, [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. Dave McKinney's report of that race says that the car had been shaken down in a Formula Libre race in Britain. Chassis number given for the car of Hubert Phipps at the 1982 AGP. It is presumed the car was in fact owned by Bob Jane [owner of Calder] and leased to Mallock, and later to Phipps.
  5. Ralt RT4/81 [265] (Phillip Revell): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson/Pwee, no delivery date. [Tub no: 81/126; gearbox: FT1478; JM36735 6/81] "Pwee" is Gregg 'Peewee' Siddle, who ran the teams of first Nelson Piquet in F3, and then Roberto Moreno in all junior formulae. Chassis number noted in NZMA report on the car of Nelson Piquet at Australian GP 1981 [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. Chassis number given for Moreno's car in NZMA report of the Bay Park race, 3 Jan 82, and presumed to be the car run by Moreno throughout the NZ series. Chassis number given for Phillip Revell's car at the 1982 AGP and presumed to be the car used by Revell in the 1982 Australian Gold Star series. Revell's car also described by AMSYB-82 p166 as 'ex Piquet 1981 AGP'.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.

The Australian race results have been provided by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News reports plus the information supplied by a wide range of contributors.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 10 Feb 1983 p34.