Austrian Grand Prix – 1984


The Austrian Grand Prix was nothing new for Ayrton Senna. Things had changed: lots of energy required just so that his limited Toleman could keep up with the big teams.

Despite the effort, Ayrton Senna did not reach further than the 10th on the grid. He was around three seconds slower than Nelson Piquet (Brabham), Alain Prost and Niki Lauda (McLaren).

In the race, he did what he could to reach scoring position, but his car malfunctioned again, this time having to do with the oil pressure in the engine. He retired on the 35th lap, when he was already the ninth placed.

Despite all the car trouble, Ayrton Senna was beginning to be scouted by other teams. The trend for 1985 would be: head to head fight to win.

In Austria, Peter Warr and Gerard Ducarouge, respectively, Lotus team manager and Lotus race engineer, did not hide the fact that they had had dinner with the Brazilian driver in a small restaurant in the bucolic villa of Zeltweg, neighboring the autodrome.

Resumo da Corrida

  • 1 N. Piquet
  • 2 A. Prost
  • 3 E. de Angelis
  • 4 N. Lauda
  • 5 P. Tambay
  • 6 D. Warwick
  • 7 T. Fabi
  • 8 N. Mansell
  • 9 K. Rosberg
  • 10 Ayrton Senna
  • 11 J. Laffite
  • 12 M. Alboreto
  • 13 R. Patrese
  • 14 M. Winkelhock
  • 15 R. Arnoux
  • 16 E. Cheever
  • 17 T. Boutsen
  • 18 A. de Cesaris
  • 19 M. Surer
  • 20 G. Berger
  • 21 F. Hesnault
  • 22 J. Gartner
  • 23 P. Ghinzani
  • 24 J. Palmer
  • 25 P. Alliot
  • 26 H. Rothengatter
Voltas 52
Tempo Ensolarado
Volta mais rápida N. Lauda - 1’32’’882
Podium 1º N. Lauda 2º N. Piquet 3º M. Alboreto
Carros 26
Abandonos 13