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  • South African Grand Prix
  • Piquet takes his second title as Prost retires
  • October 15, 1983: The drivers' championship went down to the wire and was won for the second time by Nelson Piquet after he finished third at the South African Grand Prix, while Alain Prost retired

  • Italian Grand Prix
  • Title race reignited by Piquet win as Prost retires
  • September 11, 1983: An enthralling title race saw another twist as Nelson Piquet's victory at Monza brought him back into contention for the championship as rival Alain Prost retired with a turbo failure mid-race. He left Italy only five points behind Prost with Rene Arnoux in between them, two points off the lead

  • Dutch Grand Prix
  • Arnoux wins as Prost takes out Piquet
  • August 28, 1983: A Ferrari one-two at the Dutch Grand Prix was headed by Rene Arnoux who became a contender for the championship despite pledging to help team-mate Patrick Tambay earlier in the month

  • Austrian Grand Prix
  • Prost opens up strong lead with Austria win
  • August 14, 1983: Alain Prost won in Austria, his fourth win of the season, despite only leading for six of the 53 laps. He did his overtaking when needed and was exactly placed over the final stages of the race. His closest challenger, Nelson Piquet, came third, but Prost finished the weekend with a cushion of 14 points in the drivers' championship

  • German Grand Prix
  • Arnoux wins after again ignoring team orders
  • August 7, 1983: Rene Arnoux took victory in Germany after ignoring team orders, just as he had done a year earlier at the French Grand Prix, which had led to the irreparable breakdown in the relationship with his Renault team-mate Alain Prost

  • British Grand Prix
  • Tough Michelins help Prost to victory
  • July 16, 1983: Clever tyre choice helped Alain Prost win the British Grand Prix and in so doing open a six-point gap over Nelson Piquet in the drivers' championship

  • Canadian Grand Prix
  • Arnoux finally wins for Ferrari
  • June 12, 1983: Rene Arnoux finally recorded a win for his new Ferrari team, and fittingly it came at the renamed Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in a car carrying the same number (27) as the local hero

  • Detroit Grand Prix
  • Alboreto takes second win in Detroit
  • June 5, 1983: Michele Alboreto recorded his second grand prix win on the street circuit in Detroit on a weekend the turbocharged cars were found wanting with only four out of 12 finishing the race

  • Belgian Grand Prix
  • Prost takes championship lead on Spa return
  • May 22, 1983: After an absence of 13 years, the Belgian Grand Prix returned to Spa-Francorchamps and Alain Prost was the man who came away with a win for Renault and in so doing moved to the top of the drivers' championship

  • San Marino Grand Prix
  • Tambay delivers Ferrari win at Imola
  • May 1, 1983: Patrick Tambay in a Ferrari won the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, delighting the hugely partisan crown even though he beat Italian Riccardo Patrese to victory

  • French Grand Prix
  • Prost delights home fans at Ricard
  • April 17, 1983: A win and pole position at home was the result that Renault was after and it was French driver Alain Prost who obliged at Paul Ricard

  • United States Grand Prix West
  • Watson takes remarkable win from 22nd on the grid
  • March 27, 1983: The early-season potential John Watson had shown in Brazil before his McLaren expired was confirmed with his fifth grand prix win at Long Beach, and by taking victory after qualifying in 22nd he set a new record as well

  • Brazilian Grand Prix
  • Piquet wins on home soil as Rosberg's disqualified
  • March 13, 1983: Nelson Piquet won on home soil in Brazil to start the 1983 World Championship, in a year when the Cosworth-DFV engines were still, just, able to be competitive against the turbos

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