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    HOCKENHEIM, WEST GERMANY

    French world championship leader Alain Prost led in his Austrian team-mate Niki Lauda home to a one-two McLaren victory in the West German grand prix at Hockenheim on August 5.

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    1. GVs Start of race (2 shots) 0.18
    2. GV Brazil's Ayrton Senna (No. 19) skids off and slides along crash barrier 0.29
    3. GVs France's Alain Prost takes lead as Italy's Elio de Angelis hits turbo problems (2 shots) 0.43
    4. GV prost leading as Austria's Niki Lauda (No. 8) overtakes Brazil's Nelson Piquet (No. 1) 0.58
    5. GV Piquet in pits 1.02
    6. GVs Prost in lead and winning race (2 shots) 1.21
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    SPORT: GRAND PRIX
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    Background: HOCKENHEIM, WEST GERMANY

    French world championship leader Alain Prost led in his Austrian team-mate Niki Lauda home to a one-two McLaren victory in the West German grand prix at Hockenheim on August 5. It was his fourth win of the season, and the seventh for McLaren, coming home of one hour, 24 minutes, 43.21 seconds, at an average speed of 211.803 kph (131.61 mph). Prost also set a new track race record of one minute, 53.538 seconds, at an average lap speed of 215.515 kph (133.91 mph). Niki Lauda took second place, 3.149 seconds behind the winner, despite lowering the lap record three times in his unsuccessful pursuit of Prost. Britain's Derek Warwick (Renault) was in third place, 36.42 seconds behind Prost at the chequered flag. Prost's win moved him further ahead in the championship table, giving him 43.5 points, ahead of Lauda on 39 points, and Italy's Elio de Angelis on 26.5 points. Britain's Nigel Mansell (Lotus) took fourth place, with France's Patrick Tambay (Renault) fifth, with the last championship place going to Rene Arnoux of France (Ferrari). As expected, Hockenheim took a stiff toll of the cars, with only ten out of the twenty-six field finishing. Brazil's Ayrton Senna crashed out unhurt of the race on lap five when he skidded off, and Elio de Angelis blew his turbo and limped into the pits on lap seven. Another race casualty was Brazil's Nelson Piquet, who pulled out with gearbox trouble.

    Source: ZWEITES DEUTSCHES FERNSEHEN (ZDF)

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    Film ID:
    VLVADMEXFTUXKTQZN6EZYUVJNI5AZ
    Media URN:
    VLVADMEXFTUXKTQZN6EZYUVJNI5AZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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