1974 Formula One season

The 1974 Formula One season was the 28th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1974 World Championship of F1 Drivers[1] and the 1974 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers,[1] contested concurrently over a fifteen-race series which commenced on 13 January and ended on 6 October. The season also included three non-championship races.

Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi won the World Drivers' Championship, driving for McLaren
McLaren won their first Constructors' Championship

Defending champion Jackie Stewart did not drive in 1974, having announced his retirement at the end of the previous season. Emerson Fittipaldi (McLaren) and Clay Regazzoni (Ferrari) went into the last race of the championship with equal number of points, but Regazzoni dropped down the field with handling problems and Fittipaldi's fourth place gave him his second championship. This was also the first title for McLaren and the first of many titles for a team sponsored by the Marlboro cigarette brand.

Two F1 drivers died over the course of the season: Peter Revson during practice for the South African Grand Prix and Helmuth Koinigg during the United States Grand Prix.

Teams and drivers edit

The following teams and drivers contested the 1974 World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No Driver Rounds
  John Player Team Lotus Lotus-Ford 72E
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 1   Ronnie Peterson All
2   Jacky Ickx All
31   Tim Schenken 15
  Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell-Ford 005
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 3   Jody Scheckter All
4   Patrick Depailler All
  Marlboro Team Texaco
  Yardley Team McLaren
McLaren-Ford M23 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 5   Emerson Fittipaldi All
6   Denny Hulme 1–3, 5–15
33   Mike Hailwood 1–11
  David Hobbs 12–13
  Jochen Mass 14–15
56   Denny Hulme 4
  Motor Racing Developments Brabham-Ford BT42
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 7   Carlos Reutemann All
8   Richard Robarts 1–3
  Rikky von Opel 4–9
  Carlos Pace 10–15
34   Teddy Pilette 5
  March Engineering
  Beta Utensili
March-Ford 741 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 9   Hans-Joachim Stuck 1–6, 8–15
  Reine Wisell 7
10   Howden Ganley 1–2
  Vittorio Brambilla 3–15
  Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312B3-74 Ferrari 001/11 3.0 F12 G 11   Clay Regazzoni All
12   Niki Lauda All
  Team BRM BRM P160E
BRM P142 3.0 V12
BRM P200 3.0 V12
F 14   Jean-Pierre Beltoise All
15   Henri Pescarolo 1–11, 13
  Chris Amon 14–15
37   François Migault 1–6, 8–11, 13
  UOP Shadow Racing Shadow-Ford DN1
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 16   Peter Revson 1–2
  Brian Redman 4–6
  Bertil Roos 7
  Tom Pryce 8–15
17   Jean-Pierre Jarier 1–2, 4–15
  Team Surtees
  Bang & Olufsen Team Surtees
  Memphis International Team Surtees
Surtees-Ford TS16 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 18   Carlos Pace 1–7
  José Dolhem 9, 15
  Derek Bell 10–14
19   Jochen Mass 1–11
  Jean-Pierre Jabouille 12
  José Dolhem 13
  Helmuth Koinigg 14–15
30   Dieter Quester 12
  Frank Williams Racing Cars Iso-Marlboro-Ford FW Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 20   Arturo Merzario All
  Richard Robarts 7
21   Tom Belsø 3–4, 7, 10
  Gijs van Lennep 5, 8
  Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9
  Jacques Laffite 11–15
  Team Ensign
  Team Ensign with Theodore Racing
  Dempster International Team Ensign
Ensign-Ford N174 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 22   Rikky von Opel 1
  Vern Schuppan 5–11
  Mike Wilds 12, 14-15
25 13
  Scribante Lucky Strike Racing McLaren-Ford M23 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 23   Dave Charlton 3
  Trojan-Tauranac Racing Trojan-Ford T103 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 23   Tim Schenken 4, 6, 8, 10–12
29 13
41 5
  AAW Racing Team Surtees-Ford TS16 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 23   Leo Kinnunen 7, 9, 13
43 10, 12
44 5
  Hesketh Racing March-Ford
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F
24   James Hunt All
31   Ian Scheckter 12
  Maki Engineering Maki-Ford F101 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 25   Howden Ganley 10–11
  Embassy Racing with Graham Hill Lola-Ford T370 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 26   Graham Hill All
27   Guy Edwards 1–2, 4–11
  Peter Gethin 10
  Rolf Stommelen 12–15
  John Goldie Racing with Hexagon
  John Goldie Racing with Radio Luxembourg
  Allied Polymer Group
Brabham-Ford BT42
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 28   John Watson All
34   Carlos Pace 9
G 208   Lella Lombardi 10
  Pinch Plant Ltd Lyncar-Ford 006 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 29   John Nicholson 10
  Team Gunston Lotus-Ford 72E Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 29   Ian Scheckter 3
30   Paddy Driver 3
  Dalton-Amon International Amon-Ford AF101 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 30   Chris Amon 4, 6, 11
22 13
30   Larry Perkins 11
  Dempster International Racing Team March-Ford 731 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 35   Mike Wilds 10
  Scuderia Finotto Brabham-Ford BT42 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 31   Carlo Facetti 13
32   Helmuth Koinigg 12
43   Gérard Larrousse 5, 9
  Blignaut Embassy Racing Tyrrell-Ford 004 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 32   Eddie Keizan 3
  Token Racing Token-Ford RJ02 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 32   Ian Ashley 11
35 12
42   Tom Pryce 5
  David Purley 10
  The Chequered Flag Racing with Richard Oaten Brabham-Ford BT42 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 42   Ian Ashley 14–15
  Team Canada F1 Racing Brabham-Ford BT42 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 50   Eppie Wietzes 14
  Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing Parnelli-Ford VPJ4 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 55   Mario Andretti 14–15
  Penske Cars Penske-Ford PC1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 66   Mark Donohue 14–15

Team and driver changes edit

Emerson Fittipaldi moved from Lotus to McLaren.
Niki Lauda was signed at Ferrari, after a recommendation by Clay Regazzoni.
Graham Hill during the non-championship "1974 Race of Champions"
Mark Donohue in the Penske, being followed by Chris Amon in the BRM

A relatively large number of driver changes had happened over the winter:

Mid-season changes edit

During the season, five teams debuted with their self-made chassis:

These are some of the mid-season driver changes:

Calendar edit

Round Grand Prix Circuit Date
1   Argentine Grand Prix Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Buenos Aires 13 January
2   Brazilian Grand Prix Autodromo de Interlagos, São Paulo 27 January
3   South African Grand Prix Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Midrand 30 March
4   Spanish Grand Prix Circuito Permanente Del Jarama, Madrid 28 April
5   Belgian Grand Prix Nivelles-Baulers, Nivelles 12 May
6   Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 26 May
7   Swedish Grand Prix Scandinavian Raceway, Anderstorp 9 June
8   Dutch Grand Prix Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort 23 June
9   French Grand Prix Dijon-Prenois, Prenois 7 July
10   British Grand Prix Brands Hatch, Kent 20 July
11   German Grand Prix Nürburgring, Nürburg 4 August
12   Austrian Grand Prix Österreichring, Spielberg 18 August
13   Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza 8 September
14   Canadian Grand Prix Mosport Park, Bowmanville 22 September
15   United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen International, New York 6 October

Calendar changes edit

Regulation changes edit

Technical regulations edit

Selfseal breakaway fuel couplings were mandated to reduce the chance of a fire in accidents.[3][4]

Sporting regulations edit

  • The 1974 season was the first in which teams had permanent racing numbers from race to race, after the system had been instituted in the 1973 Belgian Grand Prix.[5] The numbers were based on the teams' finishing positions in the 1973 Constructors' Championship. From this point, each team only changed numbers if they had the driver who had won the World Drivers' Championship – the winning driver taking the number 1 and his teammate the number 2, and the team that had previously had those numbers switching to the newly-vacated ones. (This made 1974 an anomaly, as there was no World Champion, since Jackie Stewart had retired. Ronnie Peterson took the number 1 as he was team leader at Constructors' Champion Lotus; when the situation arose again in 1993 and 1994, the number 0 was used). This system meant that, for example, Tyrrell – who never again won either title – maintained the numbers 3 and 4 right through until the system was changed in 1996.
  • For the first time, it was mandated precisely how drivers should line up on the grid before the start of the race: in a two-by-two staggered pattern, with 12 12 m (39 ft) between each row of two cars.[3][4]

Season report edit

Race 1: Argentina edit

In qualifying for the opening round in Argentina, Ronnie Peterson took pole in his Lotus ahead of Clay Regazzoni's Ferrari and Emerson Fittipaldi's McLaren. Peterson led at the start, whereas fellow front-row starter Regazzoni spun, causing chaos. Fittipaldi was hit by teammate Mike Hailwood and lost two laps while repairing his car, and James Hunt inherited second whereas Peter Revson, who started fourth, retired in the chaos. Hunt spun before the first lap was over, and second place went to Carlos Reutemann's Brabham.

Reutemann passed Peterson on the third lap, and soon the Swede began to fade badly with brake problems. As a result, Mike Hailwood and Denny Hulme in their McLarens were second and third, ahead of Jacky Ickx and Niki Lauda in the second Lotus and Ferrari. Hulme, Ickx and Lauda all passed Hailwood and then Ickx suffered a puncture mid-race and had to pit. Regazzoni was recovering from his spin, and passed Hailwood soon after. Reutemann continued to lead until his engine began to misfire, with Hulme closing in and taking the lead on the penultimate lap. Hulme went on to win, with Lauda and Regazzoni completing the podium after Reutemann ran out of fuel on the last lap.

Race 2: Brazil edit

Fittipaldi took a popular home pole in Brazil, beating Reutemann and Lauda. Reutemann, eager to make up after his bad luck in Argentina, took the lead at the start, with Peterson up to second. Reutemann led early on, but was passed by both Peterson and Fittipaldi on lap 4. Peterson battled with former Lotus teammate Fittipaldi for the next 12 laps, until he suffered a slow puncture. Fittipaldi passed him and took the lead, whereas Peterson dropped backwards. Fittipaldi went on to take a home victory, with Regazzoni getting second and Ickx third.

Race 3: South Africa edit

The field went to South Africa after a two-month break. Lauda took pole position, with Carlos Pace's Surtees also on the front row. Arturo Merzario in the Iso-Marlboro team was an amazing third on the grid. At the start, Lauda took the lead, whereas surprise packages Pace and Merzario were soon swamped by the field. Reutemann was up to second, and he took the lead from Lauda on the tenth lap, and he would remain ahead for the rest of the afternoon. Regazzoni was third ahead of Fittipaldi and Hailwood, but soon Jean-Pierre Beltoise's BRM soon passed the two McLarens, as Fittipaldi began to drop back. Lauda and Regazzoni both retired very late in the race when their engines blew up, and thus Beltoise and Hailwood completed the podium behind Reutemann.

Race 4: Spain edit

The first European round of the championship was in Spain, and it was Lauda who took pole ahead of Peterson and Regazzoni. On race day, the track was wet but drying, and Peterson was able to beat Lauda off the line. Regazzoni and Ickx followed. The Lotuses and the Ferraris battled until Peterson's engine failed and Ickx lost a wheel which was not fastened properly after the stop for slicks. This left Lauda to take his first career win, and Regazzoni to complete a Ferrari 1–2, with Fittipaldi third.

Race 5: Belgium edit

The next race was in Belgium, and Regazzoni continued Ferrari's streak of poles, and Jody Scheckter's Tyrrell taking second with Lauda third. Regazzoni led in the early stages, with Fittipaldi climbing up to second in the first lap. Later, Lauda passed Scheckter for third, and this became second when Regazzoni went to the grass after an incident with a backmarker. Fittipaldi thus won the race, from Lauda, with Scheckter third after Regazzoni suffered fuel feed problems on the last lap.

Race 6: Monaco edit

In the streets of Monaco, Lauda and Regazzoni took the front row for Ferrari, with Peterson's Lotus behind them in third. The Ferraris motored away, with Regazzoni leading after beating his teammate off the line, with Peterson down in sixth. Regazzoni led until he made a mistake and spun off, rejoining fifth. Lauda was now leading Jean-Pierre Jarier's Shadow, Peterson and Scheckter. Peterson disposed of Jarier, and took the lead when Lauda's engine blew up. Peterson went on to win, with Scheckter taking second from Jarier.

Race 7: Sweden edit

The Tyrrells were dominant in qualifying, with Patrick Depailler taking the pole from Jody Scheckter, with the Ferraris of Lauda and Regazzoni on the second row. Scheckter passed his teammate to take the lead at the start, with Peterson gaining three places to jump up to second. It was all to no avail, because he retired in the opening laps with a driveshaft failure. The Tyrrells were now up front, with the Ferraris behind them. The gearboxes of both Ferraris failed and both retired, promoting James Hunt in the Hesketh to third. Scheckter duly won, with Depailler completing a dominant 1–2 for Tyrrell, with Hunt third.

Race 8: Netherlands edit

The Netherlands was host to the eighth round, and Lauda took his fourth pole of the year, with teammate Regazzoni alongside, and the McLarens of Fittipaldi and Hailwood next up. Lauda led from the start, will Hailwood jumping up to second. But Regazzoni took only two laps to regain second, and Hailwood was soon passed by Depailler and Fittipaldi. Depailler held third until he struggled with oversteer, and so Fittipaldi was through. Lauda won, with Regazzoni making it a 1–2 for Ferrari, with Fittipaldi getting third.

Race 9: France edit

Lauda took pole again in France, with Peterson in second, and Tom Pryce in the Shadow a surprising third. Lauda and Peterson maintained their positions at the start, whereas Pryce collided with Hunt and Carlos Reutemann, with all three retiring as Regazzoni took third. Lauda and Peterson battled it out in the early stages, but soon Lauda began to suffer from a vibration and Peterson was able to pass him and pull away. Peterson went on to win, with Lauda managing second, and Regazzoni third.

Race 10: Great Britain edit

Great Britain was host to the tenth round of the championship, and Lauda surprised no one by taking pole, with Peterson again alongside and Scheckter third. At the start, Lauda led, whereas Peterson dropped behind Scheckter and Regazzoni. The order of Lauda, Scheckter, Regazzoni and Peterson remained unchanged for the first half of the race until Regazzoni and Peterson had to pit for new tyres after running over debris. Late in the race, leader Lauda suffered a puncture, and the lead went to Scheckter. Scheckter duly won, with Fittipaldi getting second and Jacky Ickx third.

As a result, with exactly two-thirds of the championship gone, the championship was an extremely close four-way battle. Lauda led with 38 points, but he was only a point ahead of Fittipaldi, with Regazzoni and Scheckter lurking three points behind.

Race 11: Germany edit

The third part of the championship started in Germany at the 14.2 mile (22.8 km) Nürburgring circuit, and Lauda took pole as usual, and Regazzoni ensured that Ferrari locked out the front row, with other contenders Fittipaldi third and Scheckter fourth. Regazzoni took the lead at the start, whereas Lauda and Scheckter collided on the first lap at the Nord Kurve with the former retiring, and the latter continuing unscathed in second. Fittipaldi suffered a puncture and had to pit. Regazzoni went on to win and take the championship lead, with Scheckter second and Reutemann third.

Race 12: Austria edit

Lauda took his eighth pole position of the championship, and fifth consecutive, in his home round in Austria with Reutemann and Fittipaldi second and third on the grid. Reutemann got the better of Lauda at the start, with Regazzoni fourth behind the second Brabham of Carlos Pace, and Fittipaldi down to seventh behind Scheckter. Scheckter retired with a blown engine, whereas Regazzoni soon passed Pace. Lauda soon dropped down the order with a misfiring engine and soon retired. Regazzoni was second, and Fittipaldi was third after passing Pace. However. Fittipaldi's engine also blew up, and Regazzoni dropped back and ultimately had to bit with a slow puncture. Reutemann took the victory, with Denny Hulme second and James Hunt third. Regazzoni recovered to finish fifth and get two points, whereas his other rivals scored none.

Race 13: Italy edit

The Ferrari fans were happy to see Lauda take pole for the Italian GP, with the Brabhams of Reutemann and Pace following him on the grid. The start did not change the positions, with Lauda leading Reutemann and Pace. Soon, Regazzoni passed both the Brabhams to and then Reutemann retired with a gearbox failure and Pace had to pit with tyre troubles. This left Lauda leading Regazzoni for the perfect Ferrari 1–2, a long way ahead of third-placed Peterson. That was not to last as Lauda retired with a water leak, handing the lead to Regazzoni but Regazzoni's engine failed 10 laps later. Peterson took the lead and won, holding off Fittipaldi and Scheckter finished third to close up the championship.

Race 14: Canada edit

The penultimate round of the championship was in Canada, and Fittipaldi took pole, just beating Lauda with Scheckter third. Lauda took Fittipaldi off the line and led, with Regazzoni up to third ahead of Scheckter, but Scheckter retook the position on the second lap. The four contenders were occupying the first four spots – Lauda leading Fittipaldi, Scheckter and Regazzoni. But Scheckter crashed after suffering a brake failure, and then Lauda crashed out late in the race after running over debris, ending his championship hopes. Fittipaldi won the race from Regazzoni, with Peterson completing the podium.

This meant that Fittipaldi and Regazzoni were level on points into the last race, with Scheckter the outsider seven points behind.

Race 15: United States edit

The championship decider was to be held at the United States. Reutemann took pole with Hunt alongside on the front row, with home hero Mario Andretti third in a Parnelli. Scheckter was sixth, whereas Fittipaldi and Regazzoni were eighth and ninth. Reutemann converted his pole to a lead at the start, with Hunt second and Pace third after Andretti stalled. Behind Lauda was Scheckter, Fittipaldi and Regazzoni running together. The front three quickly pulled away, as Lauda held up Scheckter and Fittipaldi in an attempt to help Regazzoni. However, Regazzoni was struggling with handling problems and dropping back down the field. He pitted for tyres twice but found it to be no avail, and he was two laps down. Lauda and Scheckter both retired in the latter half of the race, promoting Fittipaldi to fourth. Pace took second from Hunt with four laps left, as the Englishman was suffering from fading brakes. The race was won by Reutemann, with Pace ensuring that Brabham cap off the season with a 1–2, and Hunt was third.

Emerson Fittipaldi finished fourth to ensure that he was the World Champion, beating Regazzoni by three points.

The race was marred by the death of young Austrian Helmut Koinigg when his car crashed into the wall after a puncture on the 10th lap. The barrier which the car hit split on impact, and Koinigg was decapitated.

Results and standings edit

Grands Prix edit

Round Grand Prix Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor Tyre Report
1   Argentine Grand Prix   Ronnie Peterson   Clay Regazzoni   Denny Hulme   McLaren-Ford G Report
2   Brazilian Grand Prix   Emerson Fittipaldi   Clay Regazzoni   Emerson Fittipaldi   McLaren-Ford G Report
3   South African Grand Prix   Niki Lauda   Carlos Reutemann   Carlos Reutemann   Brabham-Ford G Report
4   Spanish Grand Prix   Niki Lauda   Niki Lauda   Niki Lauda   Ferrari G Report
5   Belgian Grand Prix   Clay Regazzoni   Denny Hulme   Emerson Fittipaldi   McLaren-Ford G Report
6   Monaco Grand Prix   Niki Lauda   Ronnie Peterson   Ronnie Peterson   Lotus-Ford G Report
7   Swedish Grand Prix   Patrick Depailler   Patrick Depailler   Jody Scheckter   Tyrrell-Ford G Report
8   Dutch Grand Prix   Niki Lauda   Ronnie Peterson   Niki Lauda   Ferrari G Report
9   French Grand Prix   Niki Lauda   Jody Scheckter   Ronnie Peterson   Lotus-Ford G Report
10   British Grand Prix   Niki Lauda   Niki Lauda   Jody Scheckter   Tyrrell-Ford G Report
11   German Grand Prix   Niki Lauda   Jody Scheckter   Clay Regazzoni   Ferrari G Report
12   Austrian Grand Prix   Niki Lauda   Clay Regazzoni   Carlos Reutemann   Brabham-Ford G Report
13   Italian Grand Prix   Niki Lauda   Carlos Pace   Ronnie Peterson   Lotus-Ford G Report
14   Canadian Grand Prix   Emerson Fittipaldi   Niki Lauda   Emerson Fittipaldi   McLaren-Ford G Report
15   United States Grand Prix   Carlos Reutemann   Carlos Pace   Carlos Reutemann   Brabham-Ford G Report

World Drivers' Championship standings edit

Points towards the World Championship of F1 Drivers were awarded on a 9–6–4–3–2–1 basis for the first six finishers in each race.[6] For classification, only the 7 best results from the first 8 races and the best 6 results from the remaining 7 races could be retained.[7]

Pos Driver ARG
1   Emerson Fittipaldi 10 1 7 3 1 5 4 3 Ret 2 Ret Ret 2 1 4 55
2   Clay Regazzoni 3 2 Ret 2 4 4 Ret 2 3 4 1 5 Ret 2 11 52
3   Jody Scheckter Ret 13 8 5 3 2 1 5 4 1 2 Ret 3 Ret Ret 45
4   Niki Lauda 2 Ret 16 1 2 Ret Ret 1 2 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 38
5   Ronnie Peterson 13 6 Ret Ret Ret 1 Ret 8 1 10 4 Ret 1 3 Ret 35
6   Carlos Reutemann 7 7 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 6 3 1 Ret 9 1 32
7   Denny Hulme 1 12 9 6 6 Ret Ret Ret 6 7 DSQ 2 6 6 Ret 20
8   James Hunt Ret 9 Ret 10 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 4 3 15
9   Patrick Depailler 6 8 4 8 Ret 9 2 6 8 Ret Ret Ret 11 5 6 14
10   Mike Hailwood 4 5 3 9 7 Ret Ret 4 7 Ret 15 12
=   Jacky Ickx Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 5 3 5 Ret Ret 13 Ret 12
12   Carlos Pace Ret 4 11 13 Ret Ret Ret DNQ 9 12 Ret 5 8 2 11
13   Jean-Pierre Beltoise 5 10 2 Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 10 12 Ret Ret Ret NC DNQ 10
14   Jean-Pierre Jarier Ret Ret Ret 13 3 5 Ret 12 Ret 8 8 Ret Ret 10 6
=   John Watson 12 Ret Ret 11 11 6 11 7 16 11 Ret 4 7 Ret 5 6
16   Hans-Joachim Stuck Ret Ret 5 4 Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret 7 11 Ret Ret DNQ 5
17   Arturo Merzario Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret 4
18   Vittorio Brambilla 10 DNS 9 Ret 10 10 11 Ret 13 6 Ret DNQ Ret 1
=   Graham Hill Ret 11 12 Ret 8 7 6 Ret 13 13 9 12 8 14 8 1
=   Tom Pryce Ret Ret Ret 8 6 Ret 10 Ret NC 1
  Guy Edwards 11 Ret DNQ 12 8 7 Ret 15 DNQ DNQ 0
  David Hobbs 7 9 0
  Jochen Mass Ret 17 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret 16 7 0
  Brian Redman 7 18 Ret 0
  Mario Andretti 7 DSQ 0
  Howden Ganley 8 Ret DNQ DNQ 0
  Tom Belsø Ret DNQ 8 DNQ 0
  Rikky von Opel DNS Ret Ret DNQ 9 9 DNQ 0
  Henri Pescarolo 9 14 18 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 0
  Chris Amon Ret DNS DNQ DNQ NC 9 0
  Dieter Quester 9 0
  Tim Schenken 14 10 Ret DNQ Ret DNQ 10 Ret DSQ 0
  Helmuth Koinigg DNQ 10 Ret 0
  Rolf Stommelen Ret Ret 11 12 0
  Derek Bell DNQ 11 DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
  Mark Donohue 12 Ret 0
  Ian Scheckter 13 DNQ 0
  François Migault Ret 16 15 Ret 16 Ret Ret 14 NC DNQ Ret 0
  Ian Ashley 14 NC DNQ DNQ 0
  Gijs van Lennep 14 DNQ 0
  Eddie Keizan 14 0
  Richard Robarts Ret 15 17 DNS 0
  Vern Schuppan 15 Ret DSQ DSQ DNQ DNQ Ret 0
  Jacques Laffite Ret NC Ret 15 Ret 0
  Teddy Pilette 17 0
  Dave Charlton 19 0
  Peter Revson Ret Ret 0
  Leo Kinnunen DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
  Mike Wilds DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ NC 0
  Gérard Larrousse Ret DNQ 0
  Paddy Driver Ret 0
  Reine Wisell Ret 0
  Bertil Roos Ret 0
  Peter Gethin Ret 0
  Eppie Wietzes Ret 0
  José Dolhem DNQ DNQ Ret 0
  Jean-Pierre Jabouille DNQ DNQ 0
  David Purley DNQ 0
  Lella Lombardi DNQ 0
  John Nicholson DNQ 0
  Larry Perkins DNQ 0
  Carlo Facetti DNQ 0
Pos Driver ARG
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver Second place
Bronze Third place
Green Other points position
Blue Other classified position
Not classified, finished (NC)
Purple Not classified, retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrawn (WD)
Did not enter (cell empty)
Text formatting Meaning
Bold Pole position
Italics Fastest lap

The FIA did not award a championship classification to drivers who did not score championship points[1] and did not apply a classification tiebreaker system to drivers gaining an equal number of championship points.[1]

International Cup for F1 Manufacturers standings edit

Points towards the International Cup for F1 Manufacturers were awarded on a 9–6–4–3–2–1 basis for the first six places in each race, however only the best placed car of each manufacturer was eligible to score points.[8] For classification, only the 7 best results from the first 8 races and the best 6 results from the remaining 7 races could be retained.[8]

Pos Manufacturer ARG
1   McLaren-Ford 1 1 3 3 1 (5) 4 3 6 2 15 2 2 1 4 73 (75)
2   Ferrari 2 2 16 1 2 4 Ret 1 2 4 1 5 Ret 2 11 65
3   Tyrrell-Ford 6 8 4 5 3 2 1 5 4 1 2 Ret 3 5 6 52
4   Lotus-Ford 13 3 13 Ret Ret 1 Ret 8 1 3 4 Ret 1 3 Ret 42
5   Brabham-Ford 7 7 1 11 11 6 9 7 16 6 3 1 5 8 1 35
6   Hesketh-Ford Ret 10 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 4 3 15
7   BRM 5 10 2 12 5 Ret Ret Ret 10 12 10 Ret Ret NC 9 10
8   Shadow-Ford Ret Ret WD 7 13 3 5 Ret 12 8 6 8 10 Ret 10 7
9   March-Ford 8 9 5 4 9 Ret 10 10 11 Ret 7 6 Ret Ret Ret 6
10   Iso-Marlboro-Ford Ret Ret 6 Ret 14 Ret 8 Ret 9 Ret Ret NC 4 15 Ret 4
11   Surtees-Ford Ret 4 11 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 11 9 DNQ 10 Ret 3
12   Lola-Ford 11 11 12 Ret 8 7 6 Ret 13 13 9 12 8 11 8 1
  Parnelli-Ford 7 DSQ 0
  Trojan-Ford 14 10 Ret DNQ Ret DNQ 10 Ret 0
  Penske-Ford 12 Ret 0
  Token-Ford Ret WD DNQ 14 NC 0
  Amon-Ford Ret WD DNS WD DNQ DNQ 0
  Maki-Ford WD DNQ DNQ 0
  Lyncar-Ford WD DNQ 0
Pos Constructor ARG

Race results shown in Bold in the above table indicate that points were awarded and retained. Race results shown within brackets indicate that points were awarded but not retained.

The FIA did not award a championship classification to a manufacturer that did not score championship points.[1]

Non-championship races edit

The following races were open to Formula One cars, but did not count towards the World Championship of F1 Drivers or the International Cup for F1 Manufacturers.

Race name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
  I Presidente Medici Grand Prix Brasília 3 February   Emerson Fittipaldi   McLaren-Cosworth Report
  IX Race of Champions Brands Hatch 17 March   Jacky Ickx   Lotus-Cosworth Report
  XXVI BRDC International Trophy Silverstone 7 April   James Hunt   Hesketh-Cosworth Report

Notes and references edit

  1. ^ a b c d e Results of 1974 FIA International Championships, 1975 FIA Yearbook, Grey section, pages 88–89
  2. ^ David Hayhoe, Formula 1: The Knowledge – 2nd Edition, 2021, page 36
  3. ^ a b Steven de Grootte (1 January 2009). "F1 rules and stats 1970-1979". F1Technical.net. Retrieved 7 February 2024.
  4. ^ a b "Safety Improvements in F1 since 1963". AtlasF1. Retrieved 7 February 2024.
  5. ^ "1973 Belgian Grand Prix Entry list".
  6. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, page 6
  7. ^ Automobile Year, 1974/75, page 185
  8. ^ a b Mike Kettlewell, The Champion Book of World Championship Facts & Figures, 1982, page 40
  9. ^ 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.