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The 1973 South African Grand Prix, formally titled the Seventh AA Grand Prix of South Africa,[1] was a Formula One motor race held at Kyalami on 3 March 1973. It was race 3 of 15 in both the 1973 World Championship of Drivers and the 1973 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The race was won by Jackie Stewart driving a Tyrrell. Denny Hulme's pole position was the only one of his Formula One World Championship career.

1973 South African Grand Prix
The Kyalami Circuit (1967-1985)
The Kyalami Circuit (1967-1985)
Race details
Date 3 March 1973
Official name Seventh AA Grand Prix of South Africa
Location Kyalami, Midrand, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.104 km (2.550 mi)
Distance 79 laps, 324.216 km (201.458 mi)
Weather Sunny, Hot, Dry
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Ford
Time 1:16.28
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford
Time 1:17.10 on lap 76
Podium
First Tyrrell-Ford
Second McLaren-Ford
Third Lotus-Ford

This race marked Scuderia Ferrari's 200th start in a World Championship event as a team.[2]

Contents

AccidentEdit

Mike Hailwood was recognised for bravery when he went to pull Clay Regazzoni from his burning car after the two collided on the second lap of the race. Hailwood's driving suit caught fire, but after being extinguished by a fire marshal he returned to help rescue Regazzoni, an act for which he was awarded the George Medal.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 79 1:43:11.07 16 9
2 6   Peter Revson McLaren-Ford 79 + 24.55 6 6
3 1   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 79 + 25.06 2 4
4 9   Arturo Merzario Ferrari 78 + 1 Lap 15 3
5 5   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 77 + 2 Laps 1 2
6 23   George Follmer Shadow-Ford 77 + 2 Laps 21 1
7 18   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 77 + 2 Laps 8  
8 12   Andrea de Adamich Surtees-Ford 77 + 2 Laps 20  
9 7   Jody Scheckter McLaren-Ford 75 Engine 3  
10 21   Howden Ganley Iso-Marlboro-Ford 73 + 6 Laps 19  
11 2   Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 73 + 6 Laps 4  
Ret 11   Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 69 Accident 9  
NC 26   Eddie Keizan Tyrrell-Ford 67 + 12 Laps 22  
NC 14   Jean-Pierre Jarier March-Ford 66 + 13 Laps 18  
NC 4   François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 66 + 13 Laps 25  
NC 24   Mike Beuttler March-Ford 65 + 14 Laps 23  
Ret 19   Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham-Ford 52 Gearbox 17  
Ret 20   Jackie Pretorius Iso-Marlboro-Ford 35 Overheating 24  
Ret 17   Niki Lauda BRM 26 Engine 10  
Ret 22   Jackie Oliver Shadow-Ford 14 Engine 14  
Ret 16   Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 4 Clutch 7  
Ret 25   Dave Charlton Lotus-Ford 3 Accident 13  
Ret 15   Clay Regazzoni BRM 2 Accident 5  
Ret 8   Jacky Ickx Ferrari 2 Accident 11  
Ret 10   Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 2 Accident 12  
Source:[3]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Motor Racing Programme Covers: 1973". The Programme Covers Project. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  2. ^ Scuderia Ferrari did not participate in the 1950 French Grand Prix; Peter Whitehead's privateer entry in this race does not count towards the team's participation tally.
  3. ^ "1973 South African Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "South Africa 1973 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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