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  • Caesars Palace Grand Prix
  • Rosberg's the champion despite just one win
  • September 25, 1982: Keke Rosberg secured his one and only drivers' title in the last race of the season held in the car park of Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas

  • Italian Grand Prix
  • Arnoux wins to take title race to Vegas
  • September 12, 1982: Rene Arnoux's third win of the season at the Italian Grand Prix ensured the title race would go down to the final race of the season in Las Vegas

  • Austrian Grand Prix
  • De Angelis edges out Rosberg in thriller
  • August 15, 1982: Elio de Angelis, driving a JPS-Lotus won his first grand prix after a thrilling finish at the Austrian Grand Prix at the Österreichring, coming home by only five hundredths of a second from Keke Rosberg

  • German Grand Prix
  • Tambay wins for distraught Ferrari after Pironi crash
  • August 8, 1982: A season already under a pall following the deaths of Gilles Villeneuve and Ricardo Paletti became even grimmer when championship leader Didier Pironi crashed his Ferrari heavily in practice at Hockenheim and broke both his legs. Team-mate Patrick Tambay won the grand prix the following day but it was little consolation for the devastated Ferrari team

  • French Grand Prix
  • Arnoux defies team orders to win at Ricard
  • July 25, 1982: Rene Arnoux recorded his first win in more than two years at the French Grand Prix, defying team orders to lead home Renault team-mate Alain Prost

  • British Grand Prix
  • Lauda eases to win as Watson stumbles
  • July 18, 1982: Niki Lauda showed that the three-litre engines could still outperform turbocharged ones with victory in the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch, leading home Didier Pironi by almost half a minute

  • Dutch Grand Prix
  • Pironi slashes Watson's lead with comfortable win
  • July 3, 1982: Didier Pironi won the Dutch Grand Prix from Nelson Piquet and Keke Rosberg shortly after walking away unscathed from a massive testing accident at Paul Ricard, his car somersaulting before landing back on its wheels

  • Canadian Grand Prix
  • Piquet wins following start-line tragedy
  • June 13, 1982: Nelson Piquet won the Canadian Grand Prix, but it was another race marred by tragedy, this time witnessed by millions of viewers across the world as Ricardo Paletti was killed in a collision at the start of the race

  • United States Grand Prix
  • Watson surges through to take championship lead
  • June 6, 1982: John Watson in a McLaren won the inaugural Detroit Grand Prix, his second victory of the season putting him top of the drivers' championship. His win also set a record for a street circuit as he started the race way back in 17th place on the grid

  • Monaco Grand Prix
  • Patrese wins after chaotic closing laps
  • May 23, 1982: Riccardo Patrese won a Monaco Grand Prix which appeared to be a run-of-the-mill affair until light rain, spilt oil, and a lack of fuel late on turned the race on its head

  • Belgian Grand Prix
  • Watson win overshadowed by Villeneuve's death
  • May 9, 1982: John Watson won the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder but the weekend was completely overshadowed by the death of Gilles Villeneuve when his Ferrari crashed during qualifying

  • San Marino Grand Prix
  • Pironi snatches win from Villeneuve on dark day
  • April 25, 1982: A Ferrari one-two at the San Marino Grand Prix should have been a reason for local joy, but the race will go down as one of Formula One's darkest days

  • United States Grand Prix West
  • Lauda takes first win for almost five years
  • April 4, 1982: Niki Lauda, in his third start since ending his two-year retirement, showed he was still a major force with victory at Long Beach

  • Brazilian Grand Prix
  • Piquet wins before Ferrari protests
  • March 21, 1982: Nelson Piquet's victory in front of his home crowd caused wild celebrations in Rio de Janeiro but he was not in a position to make the most of them after collapsing on the podium, a victim of heat and exhaustion

  • South African Grand Prix
  • Season starts with protests and a Prost win
  • January 23, 1982: Alain Prost won the season opener at Kyalami, but once again the weekend was dominated by off-track politics, a grim portent of what was going to be yet another year where behind-the-scenes bickering tarnished the sport's image

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