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The 1973 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monza on 9 September 1973. It was race 13 of 15 in both the 1973 World Championship of Drivers and the 1973 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.

1973 Italian Grand Prix
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Race details
Date 9 September 1973
Official name 44o Gran Premio d'Italia[1]
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Monza, Lombardy, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.775 km (3.588 mi)
Distance 55 laps, 317.625 km (197.363 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 1:34.8
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford
Time 1:35.3
Podium
First Lotus-Ford
Second Lotus-Ford
Third McLaren-Ford

The 55-lap race was won from pole position by Ronnie Peterson, driving a Lotus-Ford, with teammate Emerson Fittipaldi second and Peter Revson third in a McLaren-Ford. Jackie Stewart suffered a puncture early in the race which dropped him to 20th, but charged through the field to finish fourth, which was enough to secure his third Drivers' Championship.

Stewart's Tyrrell teammate François Cevert finished fifth, scoring what would turn out to be the final points of his Formula One career. Carlos Reutemann completed the top six in his Brabham.

The race also saw Jacky Ickx's last drive for Ferrari, the Belgian returning to the team for its home race having left after the British Grand Prix. Ickx qualified 14th and finished eighth, a lap down on Peterson.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 55 1:29:17.0 1 9
2 1   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 55 + 0.8 4 6
3 8   Peter Revson McLaren-Ford 55 + 28.8 2 4
4 5   Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 55 + 33.2 6 3
5 6   François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 55 + 46.2 11 2
6 10   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 55 + 59.8 10 1
7 23   Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 55 + 1:28.7 8  
8 3   Jacky Ickx Ferrari 54 + 1 Lap 14  
9 29   David Purley March-Ford 54 + 1 Lap 24  
10 16   George Follmer Shadow-Ford 54 + 1 Lap 21  
11 17   Jackie Oliver Shadow-Ford 54 + 1 Lap 19  
12 9   Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford 54 + 1 Lap 9  
13 20   Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 54 + 1 Lap 13  
14 12   Graham Hill Shadow-Ford 54 + 1 Lap 22  
15 7   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 53 + 2 Laps 3  
NC 25   Howden Ganley Iso-Marlboro-Ford 44 + 11 Laps 20  
Ret 15   Mike Beuttler March-Ford 34 Gearbox 12  
Ret 21   Niki Lauda BRM 33 Accident 15  
Ret 19   Clay Regazzoni BRM 30 Ignition 18  
Ret 24   Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 17 Tyre 5  
Ret 26   Gijs van Lennep Iso-Marlboro-Ford 14 Overheating 23  
Ret 28   Rikky von Opel Ensign-Ford 10 Overheating 17  
Ret 11   Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham-Ford 6 Brakes 16  
Ret 4   Arturo Merzario Ferrari 2 Suspension 7  
DNS 27   James Hunt March-Ford Practice Accident
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. ^ "Motor Racing Programme Covers: 1973". The Programme Covers Project. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  2. ^ "1973 Italian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Italy 1973 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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