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Australian National F1 Championship Race

Winton, 16 Oct 1983

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alfredo Costanzo Tiga FA81 [183] - Ford BDD
#1
40 37m 15.0s
2 John Smith Ralt RT4/81 [264] - Ford BDD
#71 (see note 1)
40
3 Paul Radisich Ralt RT4/83 [351] - Ford BDD
#9 Graham Watson Motor Racing
40
4 Andrew Miedecke Ralt RT4/81 [256] - Ford BDD
#2 (see note 2)
40
5 Peter Macrow Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] - Ford BDD
39
6 Brian Sampson Cheetah Mk8 [81-2] - Ford BDD
#78
38
7 Chris Hocking (ANF2) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-1] - Ford
37
8 Grahame Blee (ANF2) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk6GE - Toyota single cam
37
9 David Crabtree (ANF2) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk6E - Ford
#58
36
10 Peter Beehag (ANF2) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk7 [72-5] - Ford
36
11 Mark Potter (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 700 [76650] - Ford
30
R Graham Watson Ralt RT4/82 [269] - Ford BDD
Graham Watson Motor Racing (see note 3)
5 Puncture
UNK Wayne Ford (ANF2) 1.6-litre Chevron B42 [42-78-01] - Ford

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

Qualifying
1 John Smith (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [264] - Ford BDD 0.54.1
2 Alfredo Costanzo (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Tiga FA81 [183] - Ford BDD 0.54.2
3 Paul Radisich (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [351] - Ford BDD 0.54.7
4 Andrew Miedecke (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [256] - Ford BDD 0.55.1
5 Peter Macrow (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] - Ford BDD 0.56.3
6 Brian Sampson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-2] - Ford BDD 0.57.2
7 Graham Watson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [269] - Ford BDD 0.57.4
8 David Crabtree (ANF2) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk6E - Ford 0.59.0
9 Grahame Blee (ANF2) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk6GE - Toyota single cam 0.59.5
10 Chris Hocking (ANF2) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-1] - Ford 0.59.5
11 Mark Potter (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 700 [76650] - Ford 1.00.5
12 Wayne Ford (ANF2) 1.6-litre Chevron B42 [42-78-01] - Ford 1.01.1
13 Peter Beehag (ANF2) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk7 [72-5] - Ford 1.01.9

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT4/81 [264] (John Smith): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson/Smith without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/122; gearbox: FT1475; fuel cell: JM36405 4/81]. The car of John Smith: chassis number given for Smith's car in NZMA report of 1981 AGP, [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. Retained by Smith for the 1982 Gold Star season, but very badly damaged in testing before the Adelaide round. [A/S 15 Jul 82 p49; AMSYB-82 p152]. The car was rebuilt around a new Ralt tub. Chassis number given by AMSYB for Smith's car at 1982 AGP so presumably kept the plate.
  2. Ralt RT4/81 [256] (Andrew Miedecke): Ralt sales record says sold to Andrew Meidecke, without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/94; gearbox: FT1423; JM34732 11/80]. The car of Andrew Meidecke in the 1981 Australian season; chassis number given for Meidecke's car in NZMA report of 1981 AGP [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]; chassis number given for Meidecke's car at the Selangor GP 29 Nov 81 [NZMA 11 Jan 82 p3];
  3. Ralt RT4/82 [269] (Graham Watson): Ralt sales record says sold to Theodore Racing, delivered 2 Oct 81. [Tub no: 81/123; gearbox FT1482; fuel cell JM36678 6/81] Chassis number given by NZMA for the car of Mike Rosen at Bay Park 3 Jan 82. Described by NZMA report as ex-Jarier, so presumed to be Jarier's car at Macau 1981. A note for Paul Radisich's car at the Bay Park Union Travel Championship race 11 Apr 82 [A/S 15 Apr 82 p48] says that this was the car used earlier in the year by Mike Rosen. Paul Radisich's car at Adelaide 4 Jul 82 is described as 'ex Mike Rosen' [AMSYB-82 p153] Chassis number given for Paul Radisich's car at 1982 AGP, and presumed to be the car used by him throughout the 1982 Australian Gold Star series. Chassis number given NZMN 21 Jan 83 p16 for the car of Paul Radisich at Bay Park, 2 Jan 83.

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.