The 1982 Monaco Grand Prix
was a Formula One motor race
held at Monaco
on May 23, 1982.
This was the first race following the death of Gilles Villeneuve
at the Belgian Grand Prix
; consequently Ferrari entered only one driver, Didier Pironi
By lap 74, when a light rain began, Alain Prost
was leading, and then crashed into the Armco barriers coming out of the Chicane du Port (also known as the Dog Leg). On lap 75, Riccardo Patrese
led, spun and stalled at Loews. On the last lap, Didier Pironi
led into the tunnel and ran out of fuel, Andrea de Cesaris
also ran out of fuel before he could take over the lead, and Derek Daly
, the next leader, already had a car with no front or back wing- and then a damaged gearbox which seized up before he could start the final lap. Patrese, who had managed to restart his car by rolling downhill and bump-starting, took his first race win. Pironi and de Cesaris were classified 2nd and 3rd, with Daly sixth. BBC commentator and 1976 world champion James Hunt
famously commented, "Well we've got this ridiculous situation where we're all sitting by the start-finish line waiting for a winner to come past and we don't seem to be getting one!".
Standings after the race
- Drivers' Championship standings
- Constructors' Championship standings
- <small>Note: Only the top five positions are included......