British F3 round 17 – Oulton Park
11 September 1983.
Qualifying: 59.62 (1); 57.24 (1).
Grid: Pole position
Result: Retired after 7 laps, accident.
Pole turned in the second session, in drying conditions. Senna explored the track surface and after 15 minutes pitted for slick tyres. He couldn’t get a clear lap but he did get the pole, Brundle 57.30.
Brundle led Senna pressing, Jones third. On lap 8 Senna made his move, outside at Druids. It took him inevitably off the racing line and he lost grip, slithered into the barrier. That crumpled the front of the car.
• Podium: Brundle, Fish, Leslie.
• Fastest lap: Jones
• Championship: Senna 116, Brundle 103, Jones 61.