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Australian Grand Prix

Calder, 18 Nov 1984

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Roberto Moreno Ralt RT4/83 [82-348] - Ford BDD Nicholson
#19 Goold Motorsport
100 1h 10m 51.39s
2 Keke Rosberg Ralt RT4/85 [509] - Ford BDD
#9 Ralt Australia
100 1h 11m 20.97s
3 Andrea de Cesaris Ralt RT4/85 [512] - Ford BDD
#8 Ralt Australia
99 Started race from pits, given one lap penalty
4 Alfredo Costanzo Tiga FA83 - Ford BDD
99
5 Dave McMillan Ralt RT4/82 [81-267] - Ford BDD
#41 (see note 1)
99
6 John Bowe Ralt RT4/84 [479] - Ford BDD Jennings
#4
98
7 Richard Davison Ralt RT4/81 [258] - Ford BDD
#6 (see note 2)
98
8 Bruce Connolly Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD
#51 (see note 3)
97
9 Brian Sampson Cheetah Mk8 [81-2] - Ford BDD
(see note 4)
95
10 Bob Creasy Ralt RT4/82 [81-279] - Ford BDD
93
11 Brett Fisher Liston BF2 - Ford BDD
93
12 Peter Macrow Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] - Ford BDD
(see note 5)
91
R Keith McClelland Ralt RT4/81 [273?] - Ford BDD
[Steve Webb/Menage] (see note 6)
82
R Tom Brickley Kaditcha FA82 [AF1] - Ford BDD
75 Accident
R Terry Ryan Ralt RT4/81 [256] - Ford BDD
#36 (see note 7)
73 Spun, stalled
R Neil Cunningham Ralt RT4/83 [82-353] - Ford BDD
63 Wheel bearing
R Chris Hocking Ralt RT4/83 [82-351] - Ford BDD
45 Half shaft
R Peter Jones Ralt RT4/83 [82-331] - Ford BDD
Brian Shead
43 Gearbox
R Niki Lauda Ralt RT4/84 [508] - Ford BDD Nicholson
Goold Motorsport
41 Collision with Ryan
R Chas Talbot Ralt RT4/82 [292] - Ford BDD
27 Head gasket
R François Hesnault Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD
Chris Leach (see note 8)
20 Collision with Connolly, steering damaged
R Paul Radisich Dart 83M [001] - Ford BDD
7 Engine
R Lucio Cesario Ralt RT4/82 [81-274] - Ford BDD
(see note 9)
0 Brakes locked on
R Peter Hopwood Ralt RT4/85 [507] - Ford BDD
0 Collision with Rosberg
DNSC Peter Williamson Toleman TA860 [HU2] - Toyota 2T-G
(see note 10)
Did not start (crashed)

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

Qualifying
1 Roberto Moreno (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [82-348] - Ford BDD Nicholson 0.40.45
2 John Bowe (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/84 [479] - Ford BDD Jennings 0.40.66
3 Alfredo Costanzo (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Tiga FA83 - Ford BDD 0.40.68
4 Keke Rosberg (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [509] - Ford BDD 0.40.83
5 Andrea de Cesaris (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [512] - Ford BDD 0.40.86
6 François Hesnault (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD 0.41.17
7 Lucio Cesario (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [81-274] - Ford BDD 0.41.33
8 Richard Davison (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [258] - Ford BDD 0.41.45
9 Keith McClelland (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [273?] - Ford BDD 0.41.75
10 Bruce Connolly (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD 0.41.85
11 Dave McMillan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [81-267] - Ford BDD 0.41.89
12 Paul Radisich (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Dart 83M [001] - Ford BDD 0.41.98
13 Chris Hocking (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [82-351] - Ford BDD 0.42.09
14 Peter Hopwood (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [507] - Ford BDD 0.42.10
15 Peter Macrow (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] - Ford BDD 0.42.13
16 Terry Ryan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [256] - Ford BDD 0.42.13
17 Brett Fisher (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Liston BF2 - Ford BDD 0.42.33
18 Brian Sampson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-2] - Ford BDD 0.42.43
19 Bob Creasy (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [81-279] - Ford BDD 0.42.62
20 Niki Lauda (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/84 [508] - Ford BDD Nicholson 0.42.68
21 Chas Talbot (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [292] - Ford BDD 0.42.74
22 Tom Brickley (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Kaditcha FA82 [AF1] - Ford BDD 0.43.15
23 Neil Cunningham (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [82-353] - Ford BDD 0.43.86
24 Peter Jones (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [82-331] - Ford BDD 0.44.03

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT4/82 [81-267] (Dave McMillan): Ralt sales record says sold to Theodore Racing, delivered 16 Oct 81. [Tub no: 81/135; gearbox FT1488; fuel cell JM37176 10/81] Dave McMillan's car at Bay Park 3 Jan 82 is described by NZMN as Lees's car from Macau, 1981. Chassis number given NZMN 21 Jan 83 p16 for the car of Dave McMillan at Bay Park, 2 Jan 83. Presumed to be the car used by McMillan for the first part of the 1982 North American season, before he was given a 1982 specification car to use [alternatively this may have been RT4-205]. Chassis number given for McMillan's car at 1982 AGP, [AMSYB-82 p167] [CT]
  2. 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. [CT]
  3. Ralt RT4/81 [265] (Bruce Connolly): 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'. [CT]
  4. Cheetah Mk8 [81-2] (Brian Sampson): Built to Formula Pacific (AF1) specification and delivered to Brian Sampson in October 1982. Sampson raced the car in Formula Pacific in 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985. Sold to Barry Johnson in August 1985, and raced by him in ANF1 series in 1986, and then in the ANF2 series in 1987 and 1988 using a VW engine. To Alan Watts in October 2003, and raced by him in Australian historic racing.
  5. Cheetah Mk8 [81-3] (Peter Macrow): Built to Formula Pacific (AF1) specification and delivered to Peter Macrow in February 1983. Macrow raced the car in Formula Pacific in 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1986. It was sold to Graham (Graeme?) Smith in 1986, then to Rod Anderson in 1989. The next owner is reported to be a James Sears in 1995. It was next owned by Geoff Turner in 1996, and then to Geoff Wiseman in 1998.
  6. Ralt RT4/81 [273?] (Keith McClelland): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson/Bob Jane, without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/132; Gearbox FT1486; Fuel cell: JM37174 10/81] Chassis number given in NZMA report for the car of Jacques Laffite at the 1981 AGP, [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. The car of Ray Hanger at 1982 AGP is described as 'ex Laffite 1981 AGP' [AMSYB-82 p166] and presumed to be the car used by Hanger earlier in the Australian Gold Star series. [CT]
  7. Ralt RT4/81 [256] (Terry Ryan): 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]. [CT]
  8. Ralt RT4/81 [255] (François Hesnault): 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. [CT]
  9. Ralt RT4/82 [81-274] (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].
  10. Toleman TA860 [HU2] (Peter Williamson): Invoiced to Peter Williamson 16 Sep 1981. Fitted with a Toyota 2T-G Formula Pacific engine, and raced in Williamson in Australian F/Pacific and in some Southeast Asian Formula Pacific events. In 1982 it was crashed heavily at Oran Park, and rebuilt on a new monocoque produced by Liston & Fisher. Williamson raced the car until the end of 1984 when he crashed the car during practice for the Australian Grand Prix, and abruptly announced his retirement from racing. The Toleman was sold to Ken Shirvington who raced it in 1985. Retained by Shirvington thereafter.

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.

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