F1 Archive Photos
Silverstone 1983


The pictures below were taken at Silverstone in 1983 towards the Stowe corner end of Hangar Straight.

Race Winner:Alain Prost World Champion:Nelson Piquet

Select pictures from the scrolling gallery to the right of the main picture, or use the navigation buttons. It's up to you.

This is a map of the Silverstone circuit in 1983. It was super fast and hadn't changed since 1975.
(This circuit map of Silverstone is by Andrew Novikov at http://www.allf1.info/)
Driver:John Watson Team:Marlboro McLaren International
Car:McLaren MP4/1C Result:9th - 0 Points (+ 1 lap)
Driver:Nigel Mansell Team:John Player Team Lotus
Car:Lotus 94T Result:4th - 3 Points
Driver:Jean Pierre Jarier Team:Equipe Ligier Gitanes
Car:Ligier JS21 Result:10th - 0 Points (+2 laps)
Driver:Nelson Piquet Team:Fila Sport
Car:Brabham BT52B Result:2nd - 6 Points
Driver:Patrick Tambay Team:Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
Car:Ferrari 126C3 Result:3rd - 4 Points
Driver:Rene Arnoux Team:Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
Car:Ferrari 126C3 Result:5th - 2 Points
Elio de Angelis powers his Lotus 94T into Stowe corner at the end of the Hangar Straight. He was to retire on lap 1 with a turbo failure.
Michele Alboreto slows his Tyrrell 011 at the end of Hangar Straight before rounding Stowe corner. Starting the race from 16th on the grid, he finished 13th, 2 laps down on the winner.
Swiss driver Marc Surer heads into Stowe in his Arrows A6, powered by a Ford Cosworth DFV 3 litre V8. He was classified 17th, 3 laps down on the race winner, and was the last of the drivers to finish the race.
As the cars blast round Abbey corner and head up Farm Straight at the top of the picture; at the bottom right, we catch a young lady sunbathing on the bonnet of a BMW!
Driver:Danny Sullivan Team:Benetton Tyrrell Team
Car:Tyrrell 011 Result:14th - 0 Points (+2 laps)
Driver:Alain Prost Team:Equipe Renault Elf
Car:Renault RE40 Result:1st - 9 Points
Driver:Derek Warwick Team:Candy Toleman Motorsport
Car:Toleman TG183B Result:Retired - Lap 27 (Gearbox)
I bought this framed picture of a Toleman TG183 at Brands Hatch in 1984. Derek Warwick kindly signed it at the Grand Prix Masters event at Silverstone in 1996.
Driver:Thierry Boutsen Team:Arrows Racing Team
Car:Arrows A6 Result:15th - 0 Points (+2 laps)
Driver:Jacques Laffite Team:Tag Williams
Car:FW08C Result:12th - 0 Points (+2 laps)
Driver:Manfred Winklehock Team:Team ATS
Car:ATS D6 Result:Retired - Lap 49 (Engine)
Driver:Michele Alboreto Team:Benetton Tyrrell Team
Car:Tyrrell 011 Result:13th - 0 Points (+2 laps)

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