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1983 Le Mans 24 Hours

1983 Le Mans 24 Hours is 51st Le Mans 24 Hours race. Passed at the Le Mans circuit. Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell won the pole position, Vern Schuppan, Al Holbert, Hurley Haywood won this race. Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell and Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti, Philippe Alliot also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 371 laps (5,048 km).

Previous race: 1982 Le Mans 24 Hours
Next race: 1984 Le Mans 24 Hours
Race Start: 19th June 1983

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1983 Le Mans 24 Hours

1st victory for the Rothmans Porsche team
1st victory for the Vern Schuppan
1st victory for the Al Holbert
2nd victory for the Hurley Haywood
4th podium for the Vern Schuppan
2nd podium for the Al Holbert
4th podium for the Hurley Haywood
9th podium for the Jacky Ickx
4th podium for the Derek Bell
1st podium for the Mario Andretti
1st podium for the Michael Andretti
1st podium for the Philippe Alliot

1983 Le Mans 24 Hours

1983 Le Mans 24 Hours

Porsche 956 - 1983 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Porsche 956 #3 - 1983 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: C)

Porsche 930 - 1983 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Porsche 930 #93 - 1983 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: B)

Mazda 717C - 1983 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Mazda 717C #60 - 1983 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: C Junior)

1983 Le Mans 24 Hours results

Position Name Car Result Lap Team Class Class position
1 Vern Schuppan, Al Holbert, Hurley Haywood Porsche 956, #3 5047.934 kms 371 Rothmans Porsche C 1
2 Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell Porsche 956, #1 5044.584 kms 371 Rothmans Porsche C 2
3 Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti, Philippe Alliot Porsche 956, #21 4962.650 kms 365 Porsche Kremer Racing C 3
4 Volkert Merl, Clemens Schickentanz, Mauricio DeNarvaez Porsche 956, #12 4927.218 kms 362 Sorga S.A. C 4
5 Guy Edwards, Rupert Keegan, John Fitzpatrick Porsche 956, #16 4887.404 kms 359 Fitzpatrick Racing C 5
6 Klaus Ludwig, Stefan Johansson, Bob Wollek Porsche 956, #8 4829.829 kms 355 Sorga S.A. C 6
7 Axel Plankenhorn, Jürgen Lässig, Desiré Wilson Porsche 956, #18 4736.462 kms 348 Obermaier Racing C 7
8 Jan Lammers, Jonathan Palmer, Richard Lloyd Porsche 956, #14 4622.008 kms 340 Canon Racing C 8
9 Diego Montoya, Albert Naon, Tony Garcia Sauber C7, #46 4606.032 kms 339 Sauber Racing Switzerland C 9
10 Preston Henn, Claude Ballot-Lena Porsche 956, #47 4463.477 kms 328 Fitzpatrick Racing C 10
11 John Cooper, Paul Smith, David Ovey Porsche 930, #93 4141.157 kms 304 Charles Ivey Racing B 1
12 Yoshimi Katayama, Yojiro Terada, Takashi Yorino Mazda 717C, #60 4122.093 kms 303 Mazdaspeed C Junior 1
13 Georg Memminger, Fritz Muller, Heinz Kuhn-Weiss Porsche 930, #92 4080.930 kms 300 Georg Memminger B 2
14 Bruno Sotty, Gérard Cuynet URD C81, #54 3991.120 kms 293 V. Bertapelle C 11
15 Jean-Marie Alméras, Jacques Alméras, Jacques Guillot Porsche 930, #95 3808.874 kms 280 Equipe Alméras Freres B 3
16 Alain Couderc, Pascal Fabre, Roger Dorchy WM P83, #10 3789.160 kms 279 Secateva C 12
17 Tiff Needell, Steve O'Rourke, Nick Faure EMKA C83/1, #41 3747.874 kms 276 Emka Productions Ltd. C 13
18 Jeff Allam, Steve Soper, James Weaver Mazda 717C, #61 3646.511 kms 268 Mazdaspeed C Junior 2
19 Pascal Witmeur, Daniël Herregods, Jean-Paul Libert Rondeau M382, #29 3611.141 kms 266 Christian Bussi C 14
20 Michel Lateste, Michel Bienvault, Raymond Touroul Porsche 930, #96 3610.749 kms 265 Michel Lateste B 4
DNF Jochen Mass, Stefan Bellof Porsche 956, #2 Engine 281 Rothmans Porsche C 17
DNF Pierre Yver, Lucien Guitteny, Bernard De Dryver Rondeau M382, #30 DQ: pushed over finish line 266 Primagaz C 18
DNC Patrick Gonin, Raymond Boutinaud, Alain Le Page Porsche 928 S, #97 Not classified 235 Raymond Boutinnaud B 5
DNC François Hesnault, Thierry Perrier, Bernard Salam Lancia LC1, #53 Not classified 233 A.S. Ecole Superieure de Tourisme C 15
DNC Oscar Larrauri, Massimo Sigala, Max Cohen-Olivar Lancia LC1, #51 Not classified 218 Sivama Motor C 16
DNF Ray Mallock, Steve Earle, Mike Salmon Nimrod NRA/C2 B, #39 Con-rod 218 Viscount Downe - Pace Petroleum C 19
DNF Claude Haldi, Günter Steckkönig, Bernd Schiller Porsche 930, #94 Piston 217 Claude Haldi B 6
DNC John Sheldon, François Duret, Ian Harrower De Cadenet Lola, #65 Not classified 215 François Duret C Junior 3
DNF Leopold von Bayern, Angelo Pallavicini, Jens Winther BMW M1, #90 Gearbox 180 Angelo Pallavicini B 7
DNF Henri Pescarolo, Thierry Boutsen Rondeau M482, #24 Engine 174 Ford France C 20
DNF Jim Adams, Francois Servanin, Ralph Kent-Cooke Lola T610, #20 Head gasket 165 Cooke Racing C 21
DNF Martino Finotto, Marco Vanoli Alba AR2, #63 Handling 158 Scuderia Jolly Club C Junior 4
DNF Joël Gouhier, Anny-Charlotte Verney, Vic Elford Rondeau M379 C, #28 Valve 136 Jean Rondeau C 22
DNF Dieter Quester, David Hobbs Porsche 956, #11 Fuel pump 135 Fitzpatrick Racing C 23
DNF Alessandro Nannini, Jean-Claude Andruet, Paolo Barilla Lancia LC2 /83, #6 Turbocharger 135 Martini Racing C 24
DNF Piercarlo Ghinzani, Hans Heyer, Teo Fabi Lancia LC2 /83, #5 Fuel pressure 121 Martini Racing C 25
DNF Jean-Daniel Raulet, Michel Pignard, Didier Theys WM P83, #9 Overheating 102 Secateva C 26
DNF Jean Rondeau, Alain Ferte Rondeau M482, #26 Engine 90 Ford France C 27
DNF Yves Courage, Michel Dubois, Alain De Cadenet Cougar C01B, #13 Engine 86 Primagaz C 28
DNF Derek Warwick, Frank Jelinski, Patrick Gaillard Porsche CK5 -83, #22 Head gasket 76 Porsche Kremer Racing C 29
DNF Chris Craft, Eliseo Salazar, Nick Mason Dome RC82, #38 Clutch 75 Dome Racing - Colin Benett C 30
DNF Hubert Striebig, Jacques Heuclin, Noël del Bello Sthemo SM01, #64 Engine 71 Hubert Striebig C Junior 5
DNF Dudley Wood, Fred Stiff, Ray Ratcliff Grid S1, #49 Oil leak 69 Grid Motor Racing Ltd. C 31
DNF Ludwig Heimrath jr, David Deacon, Jacques Villeneuve, Sr. Sehcar SH C6, #36 Clutch 68 Brun Motorsport GmbH C 32
DNF Xavier Lapeyre, Alain Cudini, Dany Snobeck Rondeau M382, #72 Engine 31 Jean Rondeau C 33
DNF Michele Alboreto, Teo Fabi, Alessandro Nannini Lancia LC2 /83, #4 Gearbox 27 Martini Racing C 34
DNF François Migault, David Kennedy, Martin Birrane Ford C100, #43 Fuel pressure 16 Peer Racing C 35
DNF Philippe Streiff, Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Rondeau M482, #25 Oil leak 12 Ford France C 36
DNF Jean-Michel Martin, Marc Duez, Philippe Martin Porsche 936C, #15 Fuel injection 9 Joest Racing - Belga Team C 37
DNF Richard Cleare, Tony Dron, Richard Jones Porsche CK5, #42 Turbocharger 8 Richard Cleare C 38
DNF Jean-Marie Lemerle, Alexandre Yvon, Michael Krankenberg Porsche 930, #91 Gearbox 7 Edgar Dören B 8
DNS Walter Brun, Hans-Joachim Stuck Sehcar C830, #37 Insufficient preparation 0 Brun Motorsport GmbH C 39
DNQ David Palmer, Pierre Honegger, Roy Baker Harrier RX83C, #62 Did not qualify 0 Manns Racing C Junior 6

Qualifying Results for the 1983 Le Mans 24 Hours on the Le Mans circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell Porsche 956, #1 3:16.560 Rothmans Porsche
2 Michele Alboreto, Teo Fabi, Alessandro Nannini Lancia LC2 /83, #4 3:20.790 Martini Racing
3 Jochen Mass, Stefan Bellof Porsche 956, #2 3:20.980 Rothmans Porsche
4 Piercarlo Ghinzani, Hans Heyer, Teo Fabi Lancia LC2 /83, #5 3:21.310 Martini Racing
5 Klaus Ludwig, Stefan Johansson, Bob Wollek Porsche 956, #8 3:23.750 Sorga S.A.
6 Jan Lammers, Jonathan Palmer, Richard Lloyd Porsche 956, #14 3:27.480 Canon Racing
7 Vern Schuppan, Al Holbert, Hurley Haywood Porsche 956, #3 3:28.360 Rothmans Porsche
8 Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti, Philippe Alliot Porsche 956, #21 3:28.890 Porsche Kremer Racing
9 Volkert Merl, Clemens Schickentanz, Mauricio DeNarvaez Porsche 956, #12 3:29.480 Sorga S.A.
10 Guy Edwards, Rupert Keegan, John Fitzpatrick Porsche 956, #16 3:29.980 Fitzpatrick Racing
11 Dieter Quester, David Hobbs Porsche 956, #11 3:30.300 Fitzpatrick Racing
12 Axel Plankenhorn, Jürgen Lässig, Desiré Wilson Porsche 956, #18 3:31.120 Obermaier Racing
13 Alessandro Nannini, Jean-Claude Andruet, Paolo Barilla Lancia LC2 /83, #6 3:32.920 Martini Racing
14 Derek Warwick, Frank Jelinski, Patrick Gaillard Porsche CK5 -83, #22 3:35.620 Porsche Kremer Racing
15 Ray Mallock, Steve Earle, Mike Salmon Nimrod NRA/C2 B, #39 3:35.780 Viscount Downe - Pace Petroleum
16 Henri Pescarolo, Thierry Boutsen Rondeau M482, #24 3:36.060 Ford France
17 Jean-Daniel Raulet, Michel Pignard, Didier Theys WM P83, #9 3:36.370 Secateva
18 Alain Couderc, Pascal Fabre, Roger Dorchy WM P83, #10 3:36.550 Secateva
19 Jean Rondeau, Alain Ferte Rondeau M482, #26 3:37.570 Ford France
20 Philippe Streiff, Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Rondeau M482, #25 3:38.630 Ford France
21 Jean-Michel Martin, Marc Duez, Philippe Martin Porsche 936C, #15 3:38.670 Joest Racing - Belga Team
22 Xavier Lapeyre, Alain Cudini, Dany Snobeck Rondeau M382, #72 3:40.230 Jean Rondeau
23 Preston Henn, Claude Ballot-Lena Porsche 956, #47 3:40.310 Fitzpatrick Racing
24 Richard Cleare, Tony Dron, Richard Jones Porsche CK5, #42 3:41.980 Richard Cleare
25 Tiff Needell, Steve O'Rourke, Nick Faure EMKA C83/1, #41 3:42.230 Emka Productions Ltd.
26 Martino Finotto, Marco Vanoli Alba AR2, #63 3:42.780 Scuderia Jolly Club
27 Jim Adams, Francois Servanin, Ralph Kent-Cooke Lola T610, #20 3:43.050 Cooke Racing
28 Pierre Yver, Lucien Guitteny, Bernard De Dryver Rondeau M382, #30 3:43.940 Primagaz
29 Chris Craft, Eliseo Salazar, Nick Mason Dome RC82, #38 3:44.310 Dome Racing - Colin Benett
30 Yves Courage, Michel Dubois, Alain De Cadenet Cougar C01B, #13 3:46.040 Primagaz
31 Oscar Larrauri, Massimo Sigala, Max Cohen-Olivar Lancia LC1, #51 3:47.580 Sivama Motor
32 Joël Gouhier, Anny-Charlotte Verney, Vic Elford Rondeau M379 C, #28 3:49.900 Jean Rondeau
33 Diego Montoya, Albert Naon, Tony Garcia Sauber C7, #46 3:50.000 Sauber Racing Switzerland
34 Bruno Sotty, Gérard Cuynet URD C81, #54 3:52.440 V. Bertapelle
35 Walter Brun, Hans-Joachim Stuck Sehcar C830, #37 3:51.770 Brun Motorsport GmbH
36 Pascal Witmeur, Daniël Herregods, Jean-Paul Libert Rondeau M382, #29 3:53.190 Christian Bussi
37 François Migault, David Kennedy, Martin Birrane Ford C100, #43 3:54.980 Peer Racing
38 John Sheldon, François Duret, Ian Harrower De Cadenet Lola, #65 3:56.420 François Duret
39 Dudley Wood, Fred Stiff, Ray Ratcliff Grid S1, #49 3:57.830 Grid Motor Racing Ltd.
40 Ludwig Heimrath jr, David Deacon, Jacques Villeneuve, Sr. Sehcar SH C6, #36 4:00.940 Brun Motorsport GmbH
41 François Hesnault, Thierry Perrier, Bernard Salam Lancia LC1, #53 4:02.240 A.S. Ecole Superieure de Tourisme
42 Jeff Allam, Steve Soper, James Weaver Mazda 717C, #61 4:05.920 Mazdaspeed
43 Yoshimi Katayama, Yojiro Terada, Takashi Yorino Mazda 717C, #60 4:06.130 Mazdaspeed
44 Hubert Striebig, Jacques Heuclin, Noël del Bello Sthemo SM01, #64 4:08.050 Hubert Striebig
45 Leopold von Bayern, Angelo Pallavicini, Jens Winther BMW M1, #90 4:10.370 Angelo Pallavicini
46 Jean-Marie Alméras, Jacques Alméras, Jacques Guillot Porsche 930, #95 4:13.190 Equipe Alméras Freres
47 Claude Haldi, Günter Steckkönig, Bernd Schiller Porsche 930, #94 4:14.200 Claude Haldi
48 Georg Memminger, Fritz Muller, Heinz Kuhn-Weiss Porsche 930, #92 4:16.070 Georg Memminger
49 John Cooper, Paul Smith, David Ovey Porsche 930, #93 4:18.260 Charles Ivey Racing
50 Michel Lateste, Michel Bienvault, Raymond Touroul Porsche 930, #96 4:23.800 Michel Lateste
51 Jean-Marie Lemerle, Alexandre Yvon, Michael Krankenberg Porsche 930, #91 4:31.260 Edgar Dören
52 Patrick Gonin, Raymond Boutinaud, Alain Le Page Porsche 928 S, #97 4:35.940 Raymond Boutinnaud
0 David Palmer, Pierre Honegger, Roy Baker Harrier RX83C, #62 Manns Racing

List of all cars for the 1983 Le Mans 24 Hours on the Le Mans circuit

EMKA C83/1

Aston Martin

Grid S1

Ford

Sehcar C830

Porsche

Porsche CK5

Porsche

Alba AR2

Giannini

Lancia LC1

Ferrari

BMW M1

BMW

WM P83

Peugeot

Nimrod NRA/C2 B

Aston Martin

Porsche 936C

Porsche

Porsche 956

Porsche

Porsche 930

Porsche