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Results from the 1975 Formula One British Grand Prix held at Silverstone on July 19, 1975.

The results were overshadowed by a heavy hail storm from Lap 53, which caused 3 out of the top 4 cars (Jody Scheckter, James Hunt, and Mark Donohue), to aquaplane and crash in the same corner, bringing an early finish to the race, and a significant absence on the podium. A number of other cars crashed at the same corner as well, including Wilson Fittipaldi, Jochen Mass, and John Watson.

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Race summary

A new chicane had been installed at Woodcote Corner, bringing complaints from the purists but also arguments that it was necessary in the interests of safety. Tom Pryce gained his first pole position in his home race, whilst the Ferraris were on the second row, with James Hunt languishing on the 5th row.

Graham Hill announced his retirement as a driver after 17 seasons and 176 races to concentrate on his Hill team.

From the start - in which a lights system was being used for the first time in any Grand Prix, replacing the traditional national flag - Carlos Pace led from Pryce.

Following the hail storm, only 6 cars were running at the end. The RAC declared the race finished officially on the last lap when most cars were running - lap 55. Ferrari protested, but the RAC threw these protests out and three days later, the provisional results were confirmed.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford 56 1:22:05.0 7 9
2 8 Brazil Carlos Pace Brabham-Ford 55 Accident 2 6
3 3 South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 55 Accident 6 4
4 24 United Kingdom James Hunt Hesketh-Ford 55 Accident 9 3
5 28 United States Mark Donohue March-Ford 55 Accident 15 2
6 9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford 55 + 1 Lap 5 1
7 2 Germany Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 55 Accident 10  
8 12 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari 54 + 2 Laps 3  
9 4 France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 54 Accident 17  
10 22 Australia Alan Jones Hill-Ford 54 + 2 Laps 28  
11 18 United Kingdom John Watson Surtees-Ford 54 Accident 18  
12 27 United States Mario Andretti Parnelli-Ford 54 + 2 Laps 12  
13 11 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 54 + 2 Laps 4  
14 17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 53 Accident 11  
15 23 United Kingdom Tony Brise Hill-Ford 53 Accident 13  
16 15 United Kingdom Brian Henton Lotus-Ford 53 Accident 21  
17 32 New Zealand John Nicholson Lyncar-Ford 51 Accident 26  
18 19 United Kingdom Dave Morgan Surtees-Ford 50 Accident 23  
19 30 Brazil Wilson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 50 Accident 24  
Ret 10 Germany Hans Joachim Stuck March-Ford 45 Accident 14  
Ret 6 United Kingdom Jim Crawford Lotus-Ford 28 Accident 25  
Ret 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford 20 Accident 1  
Ret 29 Italy Lella Lombardi March-Ford 18 Engine 22  
Ret 5 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 7 Engine 16  
Ret 21 France Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 5 Gearbox 19  
Ret 7 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 4 Engine 8  
DNQ 31 Netherlands Roelof Wunderink Ensign-Ford        
DNQ 35 Japan Hiroshi Fushida Maki-Ford        

Notes

  • Scheduled for 67 laps but stopped early because of rain.
  • Pole position: Tom Pryce - 1:19.36[1]
  • Fastest lap: Clay Regazzoni - 1:20.9 on lap 16[2]
  • Last Win: Emerson Fittipaldi

References

  1. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 88. ISBN 0-85429-380-9.  
  2. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 90. ISBN 0-85429-380-9.  

Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "The Official Formula 1 website". http://www.formula1.com/results/season/1975/467/. Retrieved 2007-06-15.  

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