British F3 round 14 – Donington Park
24 July 1983.
Qualifying: 1:08.42(1); 1:10.41 (4).
Grid: Pole position
A dry first session proved decisive. “We had been out on old tyres at the beginning and I was just getting the car balanced. Then we put on some new tyres and I went out and set a time.
On the second lap, I was already in pole position.”A dry-wet second session left it undisturbed. Brundle made an incisive start and commanded Redgate, Jones hard in third.
Now Brundle had to handle the heat. On lap 8 he made a supreme effort to shed Senna and squeezed a gap of a second but Senna closed and set fastest lap. Brundle kept his nerve.
• Podium: Brundle 35m09s21. Senna at 00.40, Jones at 03.17.
• Fastest lap: Senna.
• Championship: Senna 106, Brundle 88, Jones 49