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1973 Austrian Grand Prix

The 1973 Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Österreichring on 19 August 1973. It was race 12 of 15 in both the 1973 World Championship of Drivers and the 1973 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.[1]

1973 Austrian Grand Prix
The Österreichring (1969-76)
The Österreichring (1969-76)
Race details
Date 19 August 1973
Location Österreichring
Spielberg, Styria, Austria
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.911 km (3.673 mi)
Distance 54 laps, 319.194 km (198.342 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 1:34.98
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford
Time 1:37.29
Podium
First Lotus-Ford
Second Tyrrell-Ford
Third Surtees-Ford

The 54-lap race was won by Swedish driver Ronnie Peterson, driving a Lotus-Ford, after he started from second position. Scotland's Jackie Stewart achieved his final podium finish, coming second in his Tyrrell-Ford, while Brazil's Carlos Pace achieved his first, coming third in a Surtees-Ford.

Niki Lauda was forced to miss his home race after breaking his wrist at the Nürburgring two weeks previously. BRM did not replace him for the event.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 54 1:28:48.78 2 9
2 5   Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 54 + 9.01 7 6
3 24   Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 54 + 46.64 8 4
4 10   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 54 + 47.91 5 3
5 20   Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 54 + 1:21.30 13 2
6 19   Clay Regazzoni BRM 54 + 1:38.40 14 1
7 4   Arturo Merzario Ferrari 53 + 1 Lap 6  
8 7   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 53 + 1 Lap 3  
9 26   Gijs van Lennep Iso-Marlboro-Ford 52 + 2 Laps 23  
10 23   Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 49 + 5 Laps 15  
Ret 1   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 48 Fuel System 1  
NC 25   Howden Ganley Iso-Marlboro-Ford 44 + 10 Laps 21  
Ret 18   Jean-Pierre Jarier March-Ford 37 Engine 12  
Ret 28   Rikky von Opel Ensign-Ford 34 Fuel System 19  
Ret 11   Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham-Ford 31 Fuel System 16  
Ret 12   Graham Hill Shadow-Ford 28 Suspension 22  
Ret 16   George Follmer Shadow-Ford 23 Differential 20  
Ret 9   Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford 21 Wheel 17  
Ret 17   Jackie Oliver Shadow-Ford 9 Fuel System 18  
Ret 6   François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 6 Suspension 10  
Ret 27   James Hunt March-Ford 3 Injection 9  
Ret 8   Peter Revson McLaren-Ford 0 Clutch 4  
Ret 15   Mike Beuttler March-Ford 0 Collision 11  
DNS 22   Chris Amon Tecno
DNS 21   Niki Lauda BRM
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 7 results from the first 8 races and the best 6 results from the last 7 races counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1973 Austrian Grand Prix Entry list". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "1973 Austrian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Austria 1973 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 7 March 2019.


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