Tommy Byrne looked poised to realise his ambitions when he tested for McLaren in 1982, but despite being blisteringly quick, it all went wrong for the Irishman.
Patrick Tambay gave Ferrari a much-needed boost with his maiden Grand Prix victory at Hockenheim in 1982 – a race that saw Piquet get a little bit angry after an unintended incident…
More than 50 thoroughbred race cars competed in the 1982 Le Mans 24 Hours, but only one finished having used just five tyres – five road legal tyres, that is.
Five drivers were in with a sniff of victory at the 1982 Monaco Grand Prix, and all five of them failed at the final hurdle.
Carlos Reutemann retired, Spa-Francorchamps was deemed grand prix worthy and Ari Vatanen was short of cash – that’ll be the end of March 1982 then.
This year’s Race Retro paid tribute to one of the most successful endurance racing cars of all time – the legendary Porsche 956.