1975 Brazilian Grand Prix

The 1975 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Interlagos on 26 January 1975. It was race 2 of 14 in both the 1975 World Championship of Drivers and the 1975 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. It was the fourth Brazilian Grand Prix since its introduction in 1972. The race was won by São Paulo native Carlos Pace driving a Brabham BT44B. It was the only win of Pace's career; he was killed in an aircraft accident two years later. Since 1985, the circuit holds his name. It would be eight years before another Brazilian would win the Grand Prix. Fellow Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi finished second in his McLaren M23 with his German teammate Jochen Mass finishing third.

1975 Brazilian Grand Prix
Circuit Interlagos 1977.svg
Race details
Date January 26, 1975
Location São Paulo, Brazil
Course Permanent race track
Course length 7.960[1] km (4.946 miles)
Distance 40 laps, 318.400[1] km (197.845 miles)
Weather Hot and dry
Pole position
Driver Shadow-Ford
Time 2:29.88[2]
Fastest lap
Driver France Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford
Time 2:34.16[3] on lap 10
Podium
First Brabham-Ford
Second McLaren-Ford
Third McLaren-Ford
Lap leaders

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying classificationEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 17   Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 2:29.88
2 1   Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford 2:30.68 +0.80
3 7   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 2:31.00 +1.12
4 12   Niki Lauda Ferrari 2:31.12 +1.24
5 11   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 2:31.22 +1.34
6 8   Carlos Pace Brabham-Ford 2:31.58 +1.70
7 24   James Hunt Hesketh-Ford 2:31.70 +1.82
8 3   Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 2:31.74 +1.86
9 4   Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 2:32.94 +3.06
10 2   Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 2:33.06 +3.18
11 20   Arturo Merzario Williams-Ford 2:33.16 +3.28
12 6   Jacky Ickx Lotus-Ford 2:33.20 +3.32
13 18   John Watson Surtees-Ford 2:33.23 +3.35
14 16   Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford 2:33.24 +3.36
15 28   Mark Donohue Penske-Ford 2:33.33 +3.45
16 5   Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 2:33.90 +4.02
17 9   Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford 2:34.44 +4.56
18 27   Mario Andretti Parnelli-Ford 2:34.56 +4.68
19 21   Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 2:34.76 +4.88
20 22   Graham Hill Lola-Ford 2:35.49 +5.61
21 30   Wilson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 2:36.47 +6.59
22 14   Mike Wilds BRM 2:37.15 +7.27
23 23   Rolf Stommelen Lola-Ford 2:38.05 +8.17


Race summaryEdit

Jean-Pierre Jarier took pole position, after beating the 1973 pole record. He lined up ahead of local driver Emerson Fittipaldi. The race was delayed whilst the track was washed down to remove debris – punctures had played a critical part in the 1974 race and race organisers wanted to avoid a repeat of these problems.

This was the 176th and last championship race start of Graham Hill's Formula One career.[citation needed]

Brazilian drivers finished 1–2 in the race, with Carlos Pace taking the only win of his career and Emerson Fittipaldi finishing second. A local 1–2 also occurred in the 1986 Brazilian Grand Prix with Nelson Piquet winning from Ayrton Senna.

Race classificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8   Carlos Pace Brabham-Ford 40 1:44:41.17 6 9
2 1   Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford 40 + 5.79 2 6
3 2   Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 40 + 26.66 10 4
4 11   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 40 + 43.28 5 3
5 12   Niki Lauda Ferrari 40 + 1:01.88 4 2
6 24   James Hunt Hesketh-Ford 40 + 1:05.12 7 1
7 27   Mario Andretti Parnelli-Ford 40 + 1:06.81 18  
8 7   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 40 + 1:39.62 3  
9 6   Jacky Ickx Lotus-Ford 40 + 1:51.84[3] 12  
10 18   John Watson Surtees-Ford 40 + 2:29.60 13  
11 21   Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 19  
12 22   Graham Hill Lola-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 20  
13 30   Wilson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 21  
14 23   Rolf Stommelen Lola-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 23  
15 5   Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 38 + 2 laps 16  
Ret 17   Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 32 Fuel System 1  
Ret 4   Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 31 Suspension 9  
Ret 16   Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford 31 Accident 14  
Ret 20   Arturo Merzario Williams-Ford 24 Fuel System 11  
Ret 28   Mark Donohue Penske-Ford 22 Handling 15  
Ret 14   Mike Wilds BRM 22 Electrical 22  
Ret 3   Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 18 Oil leak 8  
Ret 9   Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford 1 Engine 17  
Source:[5]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Brazilian Grand Prix". MotorSport. March 1975. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  2. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 68. ISBN 0-85429-380-9.
  3. ^ a b Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 70. ISBN 0-85429-380-9.
  4. ^ "Brazilian Grand Prix 1975". motorsport-stats.com. Archived from the original on 2007-01-13. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
  5. ^ "1975 Brazilian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 11 June 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Brazil 1975 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.


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