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The 1974 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Nivelles on 12 May 1974. It was race 5 of 15 in both the 1974 World Championship of Drivers and the 1974 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 85-lap race was won by Brazilian driver Emerson Fittipaldi, driving a McLaren-Ford, with Austrian Niki Lauda a close second in a Ferrari and South African Jody Scheckter third in a Tyrrell-Ford.

1974 Belgian Grand Prix
Circuit Nivelles-Baulers
Circuit Nivelles-Baulers
Race details
Date 12 May 1974
Location Nivelles-Baulers, Brussels, Belgium
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.72 km (2.314 mi)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:09.82[1]
Fastest lap
Driver New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford
Time 1:11.31[2] on lap 37
Podium
First McLaren-Ford
Second Ferrari
Third Tyrrell-Ford

This was the second and last Belgian Grand Prix to be held at Nivelles. For most of the next decade, the race would be held at Zolder.

Contents

RaceEdit

Race classificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford 85 1:44:20.57 4 9
2 12   Niki Lauda Ferrari 85 + 0.35 3 6
3 3   Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 85 + 45.61 2 4
4 11   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 85 + 52.02 1 3
5 14   Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 85 + 1:08.05 7 2
6 6   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 85 + 1:10.54 12 1
7 33   Mike Hailwood McLaren-Ford 84 + 1 Lap 13  
8 26   Graham Hill Lola-Ford 83 + 2 Laps 29  
9 10   Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford 83 + 2 Laps 31  
10 41   Tim Schenken Trojan-Ford 83 + 2 Laps 23  
11 28   John Watson Brabham-Ford 83 + 2 Laps 19  
12 27   Guy Edwards Lola-Ford 82 + 3 Laps 21  
13 17   Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 82 + 3 Laps 17  
14 21   Gijs van Lennep Iso-Marlboro-Ford 82 + 3 Laps 30  
15 22   Vern Schuppan Ensign-Ford 82 + 3 Laps 14  
16 37   François Migault BRM 82 + 3 Laps 25  
17 34   Teddy Pilette Brabham-Ford 81 + 4 Laps 27  
18 16   Brian Redman Shadow-Ford 80 Engine 18  
Ret 2   Jacky Ickx Lotus-Ford 72 Overheating 16  
Ret 42   Tom Pryce Token-Ford 66 Collision 20  
Ret 7   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 62 Engine 24  
Ret 1   Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 56 Fuel Leak 5  
Ret 4   Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 53 Brakes 28  
Ret 19   Jochen Mass Surtees-Ford 53 Suspension 26  
Ret 43   Gérard Larrousse Brabham-Ford 53 Tyre 11  
Ret 18   Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 50 Handling 8  
Ret 8   Rikky von Opel Brabham-Ford 49 Engine 22  
Ret 24   James Hunt Hesketh-Ford 45 Accident 9  
Ret 20   Arturo Merzario Iso-Marlboro-Ford 29 Transmission 6  
Ret 15   Henri Pescarolo BRM 12 Collision 15  
Ret 9   Hans-Joachim Stuck March-Ford 6 Clutch 10  
DNQ 44   Leo Kinnunen Surtees-Ford        
Source:[3]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 28. ISBN 0-85429-380-9.
  2. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 30. ISBN 0-85429-380-9.
  3. ^ "1974 Belgian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 18 Jan 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Belgium 1974 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 12 March 2019.


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