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Australian National F1 Championship Race

Calder, 1 Aug 1982

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alfredo Costanzo Tiga FA81 - Ford BDD
#1
60 40m 22.48s
2 John Bowe Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD
#4 (see note 1)
60 40m 30.88s
3 Bruce Allison Ralt RT4/81 [263] - Ford BDD
(see note 2)
60
4 Graham Watson Ralt RT4/82 [331] - Ford BDD
60
5 Richard Davison Ralt RT4/81 [258] - Ford BDD
#6 (see note 3)
60
6 Robert Handford Ralt RT4/82 [276] - Ford BDD
(see note 4)
60
R Phillip Revell Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD
(see note 5)

R Charlie O'Brien Ralt RT4/82 [274] - Ford BDD
#3 (see note 6)
15
R Peter Williamson Toleman TA860 [HU2] - Toyota 2T-G
#7
3
UNK Doug Macarthur Ralt RT4/82 [280] - Ford BDD
60
UNK Chris Hocking (ANF2) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-1] - Ford
59
UNK Paul Radisich Ralt RT4/82 [269] - Ford BDD
(see note 7)
59
UNK Ron Barnacle Ralt RT1 [145] - Ford BDD
(see note 8)
58
UNK Andrew Miedecke Ralt RT4/81 [256] - Ford BDD
#2 (see note 9)
56
UNK John Smith Ralt RT4/81 [264-2] - Ford BDD
#71 (see note 10)
56
DNA Russell Nordern Ralt RT4/82 [275] - Ford BDD
(see note 11)
Did not arrive
DNA Peter Warren March 80A [20] - Ford BDD
Did not arrive
DNA Peter Larner unknown
Did not arrive

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

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Alfredo Costanzo300.20.11.98
2John Bowe300.20.14.95
3Richard Davison30
4Bruce Allison30
5Robert Handford30
6Graham Watson30
7Doug Macarthur30
8Chris Hocking29
9Paul Radisich29
10Ron Barnacle29
11Andrew Miedecke28
12John Smith26
Charlie O'Brien13Electrics
Phillip RevellSpun, stalled
Peter Williamson3
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Alfredo Costanzo300.20.10.51
2John Bowe300.20.15.93
3John Smith30
4Bruce Allison30
5Graham Watson30
6Paul Radisich30
7Doug Macarthur30
8Robert Handford30
9Chris Hocking30
10Richard Davison29
11Ron Barnacle29
Andrew Miedecke28Collision with Davison
Charlie O'Brien2Engine
Phillip RevellDid not start
Peter WilliamsonDid not start
Qualifying
1 John Bowe (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD 0.39.31
2 Charlie O'Brien (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [274] - Ford BDD 0.39.44
3 Alfredo Costanzo (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Tiga FA81 - Ford BDD 0.39.60
4 Richard Davison (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [258] - Ford BDD 0.39.67
5 Andrew Miedecke (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [256] - Ford BDD 0.39.70
6 John Smith (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [264-2] - Ford BDD 0.39.74
7 Bruce Allison (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [263] - Ford BDD 0.39.96
8 Graham Watson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [331] - Ford BDD 0.39.99
9 Chris Hocking (ANF2) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-1] - Ford 0.40.13
10 Robert Handford (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [276] - Ford BDD 0.40.21
11 Phillip Revell (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD 0.40.42
12 Paul Radisich (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [269] - Ford BDD 0.40.52
13 Doug Macarthur (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [280] - Ford BDD 0.40.94
14 Peter Williamson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Toleman TA860 [HU2] - Toyota 2T-G 0.41.33
15 Ron Barnacle (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [145] - Ford BDD 0.41.52

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 RT4/81 [263] (Bruce Allison): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson/Bob Jane, without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/119; Gearbox FT1480; Fuel cell: JM36736 6/81] Chassis number given in NZMA report for the car of Alan Jones at the 1981 Australian G.P, [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. A note in A/S concerning Bruce Allison's entry at the Australian Gold Star Round at Calder [1 Aug 82] says that Allison used 'the car run by Jones at the Australian GP' at that race. Chassis number given for Alain Prost's car at the 1982 AGP.
  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 [276] (Robert Handford): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson for Rob Handford, without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/131; gearbox: FT1487; fuel cell: JM36739 6/81] Chassis number noted on the car of Larry Perkins, entered by Robert Handford Racing, at AGP, 1981 [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. A note in the race report says that the car had been given a new tub after a testing accident. AMSYB-82 notes 'the RT4 Larry Perkins drove in the 1981 AGP' [AMSYB-82 p149] for the car used by Handford throughout the 1982 Australian Gold Star season; chassis number given for Handford's car at 1982 AGP.
  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'.
  6. Ralt RT4/82 [274] (Charlie O'Brien): 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].
  7. Ralt RT4/82 [269] (Paul Radisich): 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.
  8. Ralt RT1 [145] (Ron Barnacle): Ralt sales record says sold to Bernard Hunter, delivered 12 Jul 78, but not raced until the 1979 Formula Atlantic season in the UK. Sold to David Duffield for 1980 British Atlantic races. Chassis number given for Ron Barnacle’s car in NZMA report of 1981 AGP, and said to be ex Charlie O’Brien, so presumed to be his car earlier in the 1981 season.
  9. 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];
  10. Ralt RT4/81 [264-2] (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.
  11. Ralt RT4/82 [275] (Russell Nordern): 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.

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 on the Atlas F1 and 10 Tenths forums.

If you can help with any additions, clarifications or corrections, please respond via the threads shown on the Atlantics page.

Individual sources for this event

Chris Townsend's sources include Autosport and Australian Motor Sport Yearbook 1982 pp158-159.