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1973 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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The 1973 Formula One season included the 24th FIA Formula One World Championship season, which commenced on January 28, 1973, and ended on October 7 after fifteen races.

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Season summary

In 1973, Lotus teammates Fittipaldi and Ronnie Peterson raced each other while Stewart was supported by François Cevert at Tyrrell. Stewart took the Driver's title, but then at the final race of the season, the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, Cevert crashed during Saturday practice in the notorious esses and was killed instantly. Stewart and Tyrrell withdrew from the race effectively handing the Constructor's title to Lotus. At the end of the season Stewart made public his decision to retire, a decision that was already made before the US Grand Prix.

By the end of 1973 season the best car on the track was probably the new McLaren M23, a wedge-shaped car following the same concept as the Lotus 72 but with more conventional suspension and up to date aerodynamics.

Season review

Round Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix January 28 Oscar Gálvez Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report
2 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix February 11 Interlagos Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report
3 South Africa South African Grand Prix March 3 Kyalami United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Report
4 Spain Spanish Grand Prix April 29 Montjuïc Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report
5 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix May 20 Zolder United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Report
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix June 3 Monaco United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Report
7 Sweden Swedish Grand Prix June 17 Scandinavian Raceway New Zealand Denny Hulme United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Report
8 France French Grand Prix July 1 Paul Ricard Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report
9 United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 14 Silverstone United States Peter Revson United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Report
10 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix July 29 Zandvoort United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Report
11 Germany German Grand Prix August 5 Nürburgring United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Report
12 Austria Austrian Grand Prix August 19 Österreichring Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report
13 Italy Italian Grand Prix September 9 Monza Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report
14 Canada Canadian Grand Prix September 23 Mosport Park United States Peter Revson United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Report
15 United States United States Grand Prix October 7 Watkins Glen Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report

1973 Constructors Championship final standings

Place Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Points[1] Wins Podiums Poles
1 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 72D
72E
Ford Cosworth DFV 92 (96) 7 15 10
2 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 005
006
Ford Cosworth DFV 82 (86) 5 15 3
3 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford M18C
M19C
M23
Ford Cosworth DFV 58 3 8 1
4 United Kingdom Brabham-Ford BT37
BT42
Ford Cosworth DFV 22 2
5 United Kingdom March-Ford 721G
731
Ford Cosworth DFV 14 2
6 Italy Ferrari 312B2
312B3
Ferrari 001/1
Ferrari 001/11
12
7 United Kingdom BRM P160C
P160D
P160E
BRM P142 12 1
8 United Kingdom Shadow-Ford DN1 Ford Cosworth DFV 9 2
9 United Kingdom Surtees-Ford TS9A
TS14A
Ford Cosworth DFV 7 1
10 United Kingdom Iso Marlboro-Ford FX3B
IR
Ford Cosworth DFV 2
11 Italy Tecno PA123B
E731
Tecno Series-P 1
12 United Kingdom Ensign-Ford N173 Ford Cosworth DFV

1973 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos Driver ARG
Argentina
BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
Points
1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 3 2 1 Ret 1 1 5 4 10 1 1 2 4 5 DNS 71
2 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 1 1 3 1 3 2 12 Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 2 2 6 55
3 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 3 2 1 2 11 Ret 1 1 Ret 1 52
4 France François Cevert 2 10 NC 2 2 4 3 2 5 2 2 Ret 5 Ret DNS 47
5 United States Peter Revson 8 Ret 2 4 Ret 5 7 1 4 9 Ret 3 1 5 38
6 New Zealand Denny Hulme 5 3 5 6 7 6 1 8 3 Ret 12 8 15 13 4 26
7 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Ret 11 7 Ret Ret Ret 4 3 6 Ret Ret 4 6 8 3 16
8 United Kingdom James Hunt 9 6 4 3 Ret DNS 7 2 14
9 Belgium Jacky Ickx 4 5 Ret 12 Ret Ret 6 5 8 3 8 7 12
10 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 5 Ret 5 13 4 9 9
11 Brazil José Carlos Pace Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 10 13 Ret 7 4 3 Ret 18 Ret 7
12 Italy Arturo Merzario 9 4 4 Ret 7 7 Ret 15 16 6
13 United States George Follmer 6 3 Ret DNS 14 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 10 17 14 5
14 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 11 3 15 4
15 Italy Andrea de Adamich 8 Ret 4 7 Ret Ret 3
16 Brazil Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior 6 Ret Ret 10 Ret 11 Ret 16 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret 11 NC 3
17 Austria Niki Lauda Ret 8 Ret Ret 5 Ret 13 9 12 Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret 2
18 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 7 6 Ret 9 10 Ret 9 12 7 8 Ret 6 Ret 8 2
19 New Zealand Howden Ganley NC 7 10 Ret Ret Ret 11 14 9 9 DNS NC NC 6 12 1
20 Netherlands Gijs van Lennep 6 9 Ret 1
21 New Zealand Chris Amon 6 Ret Ret Ret DNS 10 DNS 1
22 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 10 7 9 Ret 0
23 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler 10 Ret NC 7 11 Ret 8 11 Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret 10 0
24 Germany Jochen Mass Ret 7 Ret 0
25 France Henri Pescarolo 8 Ret 10 0
26 United Kingdom Graham Hill Ret 9 Ret Ret 10 Ret NC 13 Ret 14 16 13 0
27 Italy Nanni Galli Ret 9 11 Ret Ret 0
28 United Kingdom David Purley Ret DNS Ret 15 9 0
29 South Africa Jody Scheckter 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
30 Germany Rolf Stommelen 11 Ret 12 12 0
31 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Ret Ret NC Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret NC 11 0
32 Brazil Luiz Bueno 12 0
33 Liechtenstein Rikky von Opel 15 13 DNS Ret Ret NC Ret 0
34 Australia Tim Schenken 14 0
Sweden Reine Wisell DNS Ret 0
United Kingdom Roger Williamson Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom John Watson Ret Ret 0
South Africa Dave Charlton Ret 0
South Africa Eddie Keizan NC 0
South Africa Jackie Pretorius Ret 0
New Zealand Graham McRae Ret 0
United Kingdom Peter Gethin Ret 0
United Kingdom Brian Redman DSQ 0
Pos Driver ARG
Argentina
BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Non-Championship race results

Other Formula One races were also held in 1973, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
United Kingdom VIII Race of Champions Brands Hatch March 18 United Kingdom Peter Gethin United Kingdom Chevron-Chevrolet Report
United Kingdom XXV BRDC International Trophy Silverstone April 8 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell-Cosworth Report

Notes

  1. ^ 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.
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Simple English

The 1973 Formula One season crowned as champion Jackie Stewart.

Season review

Round Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 Argentine Grand Prix January 28 Oscar Gálvez Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Report
2 Brazilian Grand Prix February 11 Interlagos Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Report
3 South African Grand Prix March 3 Kyalami Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Report
4 Spanish Grand Prix April 29 Montjuïc Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Report
5 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgian Grand Prix May 20 Zolder Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Report
6 Monaco Grand Prix June 3 Monaco Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Report
7 Swedish Grand Prix June 17 Scandinavian Raceway Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford Report
8 French Grand Prix July 1 Paul Ricard Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Report
9 British Grand Prix July 14 Silverstone Peter Revson McLaren-Ford Report
10 Dutch Grand Prix July 29 Zandvoort Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Report
11 German Grand Prix August 5 Nürburgring Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Report
12 Austrian Grand Prix August 19 Österreichring Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Report
13 Italian Grand Prix September 9 Monza Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Report
14 Canadian Grand Prix September 23 Mosport Park Peter Revson McLaren-Ford Report
15 United States Grand Prix October 7 Watkins Glen Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Report

1973 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos Driver ARG
BRA
RSA
ESP
BEL
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MON
SWE
FRA
GBR
NED
GER
AUT
ITA
CAN
USA
Points
1 Jackie Stewart 3 2 1 Ret 1 1 5 4 10 1 1 2 4 5 WD 71
2 Emerson Fittipaldi 1 1 3 1 3 2 12 Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 2 2 6 55
3 Ronnie Peterson Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 3 2 1 2 11 Ret 1 1 Ret 1 52
4 François Cevert 2 10 NC 2 2 4 3 2 5 2 2 Ret 5 Ret DNS 47
5 Peter Revson 8 Ret 2 4 Ret 5 7 1 4 9 Ret 3 1 5 38
6 Denny Hulme 5 3 5 6 7 6 1 8 3 Ret 12 8 15 13 4 26
7 Carlos Reutemann Ret 11 7 Ret Ret Ret 4 3 6 Ret Ret 4 6 8 3 16
8 James Hunt 6 4 3 Ret Ret 7 2 14
9 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jacky Ickx 4 5 Ret 12 Ret Ret 6 5 8 3 8 7 12
10 Jean-Pierre Beltoise Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 5 Ret 5 13 4 9 9
11 José Carlos Pace Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 10 13 Ret 7 4 3 Ret 18 Ret 7
12 Arturo Merzario 9 4 4 Ret 7 7 Ret 15 16 6
13 George Follmer 6 3 Ret 14 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 10 17 14 5
14 Jackie Oliver Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 11 3 15 4
15 Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior 6 Ret Ret 10 Ret 11 Ret 16 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret 11 NC 3
16 Andrea de Adamich 8 Ret 4 7 Ret Ret 3
17 Clay Regazzoni 7 6 Ret 9 10 Ret 9 12 7 8 Ret 6 Ret 8 3
18 Niki Lauda Ret 8 Ret Ret 5 Ret 13 9 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 2
19 Howden Ganley NC 7 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 9 9 NC NC 6 12 1
20 Gijs van Lennep 6 9 Ret 1
21 Chris Amon 6 Ret Ret Ret 10 WD 1
22 Mike Hailwood Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 10 7 9 Ret 0
23 Mike Beuttler 10 Ret Ret NC 7 11 Ret 8 11 Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret 0
24 Jochen Mass Ret 7 Ret 0
25 Henri Pescarolo 8 Ret 10 0
26 Graham Hill Ret 9 Ret Ret 10 Ret NC 13 Ret 14 16 13 0
27 Nanni Galli Ret 9 11 Ret Ret 0
28 Jody Scheckter 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
29 Rolf Stommelen 11 Ret 12 12 0
30 Jean-Pierre Jarier Ret Ret NC Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret NC 11 0
31 Luiz Bueno 12 0
32 Rikky von Opel 15 13 DNS Ret Ret DNS Ret 0
33 Tim Schenken 14 0
34 David Purley Ret Ret WD 16 Ret 0
Jackie Pretorius Ret Ret NC Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret NC 0
Reine Wisell Ret Ret 0
Roger Williamson Ret Ret 0
John Watson Ret Ret 0
Eddie Keizan NC 0
Dave Charlton Ret 0
Graham McRae Ret 0
Peter Gethin Ret 0
Brian Redman DSQ 0
Pos Driver ARG
BRA
RSA
ESP
BEL
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MON
SWE
FRA
GBR
NED
GER
AUT
ITA
CAN
USA
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Not classified (NC)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Blank Did not participate
Injured (INJ)
Excluded (EX)

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