1973 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1973 in motorsport including the major racing events, motorsport venues that were opened and closed during a year, championships and non-championship events that were established and disestablished in a year, and births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people.

List of years in motorsport
In sports
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976

Annual eventsEdit

The calendar includes only annual major non-championship events or annual events that had significance separate from the championship. For the dates of the championship events see related season articles.

Date Event Ref
3–4 February 12th 24 Hours of Daytona [1]
18 February 15th Daytona 500 [2]
6 May 57th Targa Florio [3]
28–30 May 57th Indianapolis 500 [4]
3 June 31st Monaco Grand Prix [5]
4–8 June 55th Isle of Man TT [6]
9–10 June 41st 24 Hours of Le Mans [7]
23–24 June 4th 24 Hours of Nurburgring [8]
21–22 July 25th 24 Hours of Spa [9]
30 September 14th Hardie-Ferodo 1000 [10]
18 November 20th Macau Grand Prix [11]

BirthsEdit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
14 January Giancarlo Fisichella Italian Racing driver Winner of the 3 Formula One Grand Prix. [12]
27 Yoshihide Muroya Japanese Air racer Red Bull Air World Race champion (2017). [13]
1 March Ryo Michigami Japanese Racing driver All Japan GTC champion (2000). [14]
3 Jason Bright Australian Racing driver 1998 FAI 1000 winner. [15]
19 May Dario Franchitti British Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (2007, 2010, 2012). [16]
4 July Jan Magnussen Danish Racing driver Danish Touringcar champion (2003, 2008). [17]
25 Kenny Roberts Jr. American Motorcycle racer 500cc Grand Prix motorcycle racing World champion (2000). [18]
20 November Neil Hodgson British Motorcycle racer Superbike World champion (2003). [19]
1 December Andrea Bertolini Italian Racing driver Champion of the FIA GT Championship in 2006, 2008-2009 and FIA GT1 World Championship in 2010. [20]

DeathsEdit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
30 March Yves Giraud-Cabantous 68 French Racing driver One of the first French Formula One drivers. [21]
5 April David Murray 63 British Racing driver One of the first British Formula One drivers. [22]
15 Ernst Klodwig 69 German Racing driver The first East German Formula One driver. [23]
6 October François Cevert 29 French Racing driver 1971 United States Grand Prix winner. [24]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Daytona 24 Hours 1973 - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "1973 Daytona 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 16 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "57^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "1973 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "1973 Grand Prix of Monaco". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "TT 1973". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Le Mans Register - 1973". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Nurburgring 24 hours". touringcarracing.net. Retrieved 23 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "24 h Spa-Francorchamps". touringcarracing.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "1973 Bathurst 1000". Unique Cars & Parts. Retrieved 22 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "1973 Macau Grand Prix". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 22 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Giancarlo Fisichella". ESPN. Retrieved 30 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Yoshihide Muroya". airrace.redbull.com. Red Bull. Retrieved 18 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Tom Coronel". driverdb.com. Retrieved 30 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Jason Bright". driverdb.com. Retrieved 30 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Dario Franchitti". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 18 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Jan Magnussen". ESPN. Retrieved 30 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Kenny Roberts Jr". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 18 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Neil Hodgson". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 18 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "Andrea Bertolini". driverdb.com. Retrieved 30 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ "Yves Giraud-Cabantous". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. ^ "David Murrary". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ "Ernst Klodwig". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^ "François Cevert". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 16 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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