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The 1973 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Interlagos on February 11, 1973. It was race 2 of 15 in both the 1973 World Championship of Drivers and the 1973 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. It was also the first ever world championship race to be held in Brazil. The race was won by home town hero Emerson Fittipaldi after starting from first row beside Ronnie Peterson, who claimed the first pole position in his Formula One career, both driving Lotus. Jackie Stewart finished in second position, driving a Tyrrell. Denny Hulme finished in third position, driving a McLaren.

1973 Brazilian Grand Prix
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Race details
Date February 11, 1973
Official name II Grande Prêmio do Brasil
Location Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 7.960[1] km (4.946 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 318.400 km (197.845 mi)
Weather Partly cloudy and hot
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 2:30.5
Fastest lap
Drivers Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi (lap 14) Lotus-Ford
Fastest lap New Zealand Denny Hulme (lap 20) McLaren-Ford
Time 2:35.0
Podium
First Lotus-Ford
Second Tyrrell-Ford
Third McLaren-Ford

Contents

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap Grid
1 2  Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 2:30.5 1
2 1  Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 2:30.7 0.2 2
3 9  Jacky Ickx Ferrari 2:32.0 1.5 3
4 14  Clay Regazzoni BRM 2:32.4 1.9 4
5 7  Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 2:32.7 2.2 5
6 6  Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 2:32.7 2.2 6
7 17  Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 2:32.9 2.4 7
8 3  Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 2:33.3 2.8 8
9 4  François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 2:33.4 2.9 9
10 15  Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 2:33.5 3.0 10
11 18  Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham-Ford 2:34.3 3.8 11
12 8  Peter Revson McLaren-Ford 2:34.3 3.8 12
13 16  Niki Lauda BRM 2:35.1 4.6 13
14 5  Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 2:35.5 5.0 14
15 11  Jean-Pierre Jarier March-Ford 2:37.6 7.1 15
16 19  Howden Ganley Iso-Marlboro-Ford 2:37.6 7.1 16
17 10  Arturo Merzario Ferrari 2:37.7 7.2 17
18 20  Nanni Galli Iso-Marlboro-Ford 2:38.7 8.2 18
19 12  Mike Beuttler March-Ford 2:39.9 9.4 19
20 23  Luiz Bueno Surtees-Ford 2:42.5 12.0 20
Source:[2]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 40 1:43:55.6 2 9
2 3   Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 40 + 13.5 8 6
3 7   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 40 + 1:46.4 5 4
4 10   Arturo Merzario Ferrari 39 + 1 Lap 17 3
5 9   Jacky Ickx Ferrari 39 + 1 Lap 3 2
6 14   Clay Regazzoni BRM 39 + 1 Lap 4 1
7 19   Howden Ganley Iso-Marlboro-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 14  
8 16   Niki Lauda BRM 38 + 2 Laps 13  
9 20   Nanni Galli Iso-Marlboro-Ford 38 + 2 Laps 18  
10 4   François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 38 + 2 Laps 9  
11 17   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 38 + 2 Laps 7  
12 23   Luiz Bueno Surtees-Ford 36 + 4 Laps 20  
Ret 15   Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 23 Electrical 10  
Ret 12   Mike Beuttler March-Ford 18 Overheating 19  
Ret 6   Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 9 Suspension 6  
Ret 5   Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 6 Gearbox 14  
Ret 11   Jean-Pierre Jarier March-Ford 6 Gearbox 15  
Ret 2   Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 5 Wheel 1  
Ret 18   Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham-Ford 5 Overheating 11  
Ret 8   Peter Revson McLaren-Ford 3 Gearbox 12  
Source:[3]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Brazilian Grand Prix". MotorSport. March 1973. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  2. ^ F1, STATS. "Brazil 1973 - Qualifications • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  3. ^ "1973 Brazilian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Brazil 1973 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.


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