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1973 Race of Champions

The 8th Race of Champions was a non-Championship motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 18 March 1973 at Brands Hatch circuit in Kent, UK. The race included several entrants in Formula 5000 cars and was won by Peter Gethin in a Chevron-Chevrolet B24 '72-05'. This was the only race other than the poorly-attended 1969 Madrid Grand Prix in which a Formula 5000 car beat a Formula One car.

1973 Race of Champions
Non-championship race in the 1973 Formula One season
Brands Hatch 1960-1975.svg
Race details
Date 18 March 1973
Official name VIII Race of Champions
Location Brands Hatch
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.264 km (2.65 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 170.554 km (105.977 mi)
Pole position
Driver BRM
Time 1:21.1
Fastest lap
Drivers France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM
Fastest lap Austria Niki Lauda BRM
Fastest lap Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Cosworth
Time 1:23.0
Podium
First Chevron-Chevrolet
Second McLaren-Cosworth
Third Surtees-Cosworth

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Car Lap Gap
1 60   Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM BRM P160 01:21.1
2 61   Niki Lauda BRM BRM P160 01:21.9 +0.8
3 59   Vern Schuppan BRM BRM P160 01:22.2 +1.1
4 58   Jody Scheckter McLaren-Cosworth McLaren M19C 01:22.6 +1.5
5 52   Mike Hailwood Surtees-Cosworth Surtees TS14A 01:22.7 +1.6
6 65   Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Cosworth Lotus 72 01:22.7 +1.6
7 64   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Cosworth Lotus 72 01:23.1 +2.0
8 32   Peter Gethin Chevron-Chevrolet Chevron B24 01:23.9 +2.8
9 57   Denis Hulme McLaren-Cosworth McLaren M23 01:24.0 +2.9
10 63   Howden Ganley Iso-Marlboro-Cosworth Iso-Marlboro FX3B 01:24.2 +3.1
11 22   Keith Holland Trojan-Chevrolet Trojan T101 01:24.7 +3.6
12 19   Brett Lunger Lola-Chevrolet Lola T330 01:24.7 +3.6
13 56   James Hunt Surtees-Cosworth Surtees TS9 01:24.8 +3.7
14 4   Guy Edwards Lola-Chevrolet Lola T330 01:25.2 +4.1
15 18   David Hobbs Lola-Chevrolet Lola T330 01:25.3 +4.2
16 22   Graham McRae McRae-Chevrolet McRae GM1 01:25.6 +4.5
17 66   Graham Hill Brabham-Cosworth Brabham BT37 01:26.3 +5.2
18 26   John Watson Brabham-Cosworth Brabham BT42 01:26.5 +5.4
19 1   Gijs van Lennep Lola-Chevrolet Lola T330 01:26.7 +5.6
20 8   Tony Dean Chevron-Chevrolet Chevron B24 01:26.8 +5.7
21 15   Steve Thompson Chevron-Chevrolet Chevron B24 01:27.1 +6.0
22 208   Clive Santo Surtees-Chevrolet Surtees TS11 01:27.7 +6.6
23 3   Tom Belso Lola-Chevrolet Lola T330 01:27.7 +6.6
24 33   Teddy Pilette McLaren-Chevrolet McLaren M18 01:28.3 +7.2
25 67   Tony Trimmer Iso-Marlboro-Cosworth Iso-Marlboro FX3B 01:28.4 +7.3
26 5   Jock Russell McRae-Chevrolet McRae GM1 01:29.2 +8.1
27 6   Ian Ashley Lola-Chevrolet Lola T330 01:29.6 +8.5
28 9   Bobby Brown Chevron-Chevrolet Chevron B24 01:31.7 +10.6
29 14   Ray Allen Surtees-Chevrolet Surtees TS8 01:36.4 +15.3

ClassificationEdit

Pos. No. Driver Entrant Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 32   Peter Gethin Chevron Racing Chevron-Chevrolet 40 57:22.9 8
2 57   Denny Hulme Yardley Team McLaren McLaren-Cosworth 40 +3.4 9
3 56   James Hunt Lord Hesketh Surtees-Cosworth 40 +3.4 13
4 67   Tony Trimmer Frank Williams Racing Cars Iso-Marlboro-Cosworth 40 + 26.5 25
5 8   Tony Dean Anglo-American Racing Team Chevron-Chevrolet 39 + 1 lap 20
6 60   Jean-Pierre Beltoise Marlboro BRM BRM 39 + 1 lap 1
7 3   Tom Belsø ShellSPORT Luxembourg Lola-Chevrolet 39 + 1 lap 23
8 14   Ray Allen Servis Domestic Appliances Surtees-Chevrolet 38 + 2 laps 29
9 208   Clive Santo ShellSport Luxembourg Surtees-Chevrolet 38 + 2 laps 22
10 6   Ian Ashley Henley Forklift Co Lola-Chevrolet 38 + 2 laps 27
11 9   Bobby Brown Anglo-American Racing Team Chevron-Chevrolet 38 + 2 laps 28
12 1   Gijs van Lennep ShellSPORT Luxembourg Lola-Chevrolet 37 + 3 laps 19
13 5   Jock Russell Jock Russell McRae-Chevrolet 36 + 4 laps 26
Ret 52   Mike Hailwood Team Surtees Surtees-Cosworth 35 Accident 5
Ret 22   Graham McRae Team McRae McRae-Chevrolet 33 Overheating 16
Ret 61   Niki Lauda Marlboro BRM BRM 29 Electrical 2
Ret 19   Brett Lunger Hogan Racing Lola-Chevrolet 29 Engine 12
Ret 59   Vern Schuppan Marlboro BRM BRM 26 Accident 3
Ret 58   Jody Scheckter Yardley Team McLaren McLaren-Cosworth 26 Accident 4
Ret 25   Keith Holland Ian Ward Trojan-Chevrolet 22 Rear Wing 11
Ret 65   Ronnie Peterson Team Lotus Lotus-Cosworth 18 Gearbox 6
Ret 4   Guy Edwards Barclay International Racing Lola-Chevrolet 18 Engine 14
Ret 63   Howden Ganley Frank Williams Racing Iso-Marlboro-Cosworth 13 Handling 10
Ret 18   David Hobbs Hogan Racing Lola-Chevrolet 12 Handling 15
Ret 15   Steve Thompson Servis Domestic Appliances Chevron-Chevrolet 8 Radiator 21
Ret 62   John Watson Brabham Brabham-Cosworth 7 Accident 18
Ret 64   Emerson Fittipaldi Team Lotus Lotus-Cosworth 2 Engine 7
Ret 66   Graham Hill Graham Hill Brabham-Cosworth 0 Accident 17
Ret 33   Teddy Pilette VDS Racing McLaren-Chevrolet 0 Accident 24

ReferencesEdit

  • Results at Silhouet.com [1]
  • Results at ultimateracinghistory.com [2]
  • Results at racingsportscars.com [3]


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1972 World Championship Victory Race
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Next race:
1973 BRDC International Trophy
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1972 Race of Champions
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