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1975 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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The 1975 Formula One season included the 26th FIA Formula One World Championship season, which commenced on January 12, 1975, and ended on October 5 after fourteen races.

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Season summary

After a strong finish to the 1974 season, many observers felt the Brabham team were favourites to win the 1975 title. The year started well, with an emotional first win for Carlos Pace at the Interlagos circuit in his native São Paulo. However, over the season tyre wear frequently slowed the cars, and the initial promise was not maintained.[1]

Niki Lauda often refers to 1975 as "the unbelievable year". In his second year with Ferrari, the team provided him with the Ferrari 312T - a car that was technically far superior to any of the competition. He won his first world title with 5 wins and a huge margin over second place in the championship.

Drivers and constructors

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine No Driver
United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M23 Cosworth V8 1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
2 Germany Jochen Mass
United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 007 Cosworth V8 3 South Africa Jody Scheckter
4 France Patrick Depailler
15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille
France Michel Leclère
United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus 72E Cosworth V8 5 Sweden Ronnie Peterson
6 Belgium Jacky Ickx
United Kingdom Brian Henton
15 United Kingdom Brian Henton
United Kingdom Martini Racing Brabham BT44B Cosworth V8 7 Argentina Carlos Reutemann
8 Brazil Carlos Pace
United Kingdom Beta Team March
United Kingdom Lavazza March
March 741
751
Cosworth V8 9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla
10 Italy Lella Lombardi
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
29 Italy Lella Lombardi
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 312B3
312T
Ferrari flat-12 11 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
12 Austria Niki Lauda
United Kingdom Stanley BRM BRM P201 BRM V12 14 United Kingdom Mike Wilds
United Kingdom Bob Evans
United Kingdom UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN3B
DN5
Cosworth V8 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce
17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier
United Kingdom Team Surtees
United Kingdom National Organs Team Surtees
Surtees TS16 Cosworth V8 18 United Kingdom John Watson
19 United Kingdom Dave Morgan
United Kingdom Frank Williams Racing Cars Williams FW03 Cosworth V8 20 Italy Arturo Merzario
United Kingdom Damien Magee
France François Migault
United Kingdom Ian Ashley
Netherlands Jo Vonlanthen
Italy Renzo Zorzi
Italy Lella Lombardi
South Africa Ian Scheckter
21
France Jacques Laffite
United Kingdom Tony Brise
United Kingdom Embassy Racing with Graham Hill Lola
Hill
T370
T371
Hill GH1
Cosworth V8 22 United Kingdom Graham Hill
Germany Rolf Stommelen
France François Migault
Australia Vern Schuppan
Australia Alan Jones
23 Germany Rolf Stommelen
France François Migault
United Kingdom Graham Hill
United Kingdom Tony Brise
United Kingdom Hesketh Racing
United Kingdom Warsteiner Brewery
United Kingdom Polar Caravans
Hesketh 308A
308B
308C
Cosworth V8 24 United Kingdom James Hunt
25 Sweden Torsten Palm
Germany Harald Ertl
United States Brett Lunger
32 Sweden Torsten Palm
Germany Harald Ertl
34 Germany Harald Ertl
United Kingdom Custom Made Harry Stiller Racing Hesketh 308B Cosworth V8 25 Australia Alan Jones
26
United States Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing Parnelli VPJ4 Cosworth V8 27 United States Mario Andretti
United States Penske Cars Penske PC1 Cosworth V8 28 United States Mark Donohue
March 751
Brazil Copersucar-Fittipaldi Fittipaldi FD01 Cosworth V8 30 Brazil Wilson Fittipaldi
Italy Arturo Merzario
South Africa Lucky Strike Racing McLaren M23 Cosworth V8 31 South Africa Dave Charlton
United Kingdom HB Bewaking Team Ensign Ensign N174
N175
Cosworth V8
Netherlands Roelof Wunderink
New Zealand Chris Amon
Netherlands Gijs van Lennep
32 New Zealand Chris Amon
33 Netherlands Roelof Wunderink
South Africa Lexington Racing Tyrrell 007 Cosworth V8 32 South Africa Ian Scheckter
United Kingdom Pinch Plant (Ltd) Lyncar 006 Cosworth V8 United Kingdom John Nicholson
South Africa Team Gunston Lotus 72D Cosworth V8 33 South Africa Eddie Keizan
34 South Africa Guy Tunmer
Japan Maki Engineering Maki F101B Cosworth V8 35 Japan Hiroshi Fushida
United Kingdom Tony Trimmer

Season review

Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix January 12 Oscar Gálvez Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Report
2 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix January 26 Interlagos Brazil Carlos Pace United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Report
3 South Africa South African Grand Prix March 1 Kyalami South Africa Jody Scheckter United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Report
4 Spain Spanish Grand Prix April 27 Montjuïc Germany Jochen Mass United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Report
5 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix May 11 Monaco Austria Niki Lauda Italy Ferrari Report
6 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix May 25 Zolder Austria Niki Lauda Italy Ferrari Report
7 Sweden Swedish Grand Prix June 8 Scandinavian Raceway Austria Niki Lauda Italy Ferrari Report
8 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix June 22 Zandvoort United Kingdom James Hunt United Kingdom Hesketh-Ford Report
9 France French Grand Prix July 6 Paul Ricard Austria Niki Lauda Italy Ferrari Report
10 United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 19 Silverstone Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Report
11 Germany German Grand Prix August 3 Nürburgring Argentina Carlos Reutemann United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Report
12 Austria Austrian Grand Prix August 17 Österreichring Italy Vittorio Brambilla United Kingdom March-Ford Report
13 Italy Italian Grand Prix September 7 Monza Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Italy Ferrari Report
14 United States United States Grand Prix October 5 Watkins Glen Austria Niki Lauda Italy Ferrari Report

1975 Constructors Championship final standings

Place Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Points[2] Wins Podiums Poles
1 Italy Ferrari 312B3
312T
Ferrari 001/11
Ferrari 015
72.5 6 11 9
2 United Kingdom Brabham-Ford BT44B Ford Cosworth DFV 54 (56) 2 9 1
3 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford M23 Ford Cosworth DFV 53 3 10 1
4 United Kingdom Hesketh-Ford 308B
308C
Ford Cosworth DFV 33 1 4
5 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 007 Ford Cosworth DFV 25 1 4
6 United Kingdom Shadow-Ford DN3
DN5
Ford Cosworth DFV 9.5 1 3
7 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 72E
72F
Ford Cosworth DFV 9 1
8 United Kingdom March-Ford 741
751
Ford Cosworth DFV 7.5 1 1 1
9 United Kingdom Williams-Ford "FW02"
FW
FW04
Ford Cosworth DFV 6 1
10 United States Parnelli-Ford VPJ4 Ford Cosworth DFV 5
11 United Kingdom Hill-Ford GH1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3
12 United States Penske-Ford PC1 Ford Cosworth DFV 2
13 United Kingdom Ensign-Ford N174
N175
Ford Cosworth DFV 1
14 Brazil Fittipaldi-Ford FD Ford Cosworth DFV
15 United Kingdom Lyncar-Ford 006 Ford Cosworth DFV
16 United Kingdom Lola-Ford T370 Ford Cosworth DFV
17 Japan Maki-Ford F102 Ford Cosworth DFV
18 United Kingdom Shadow-Matra DN7 Matra MS73
19 United Kingdom Surtees-Ford TS16 Ford Cosworth DFV
20 United Kingdom BRM P201 BRM P200

1975 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos Driver ARG
Argentina
BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
SWE
Sweden
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
Pts
1 Austria Niki Lauda 6 5 5 Ret 1 1 1 2 1 8 3 6 3 1 64.5
2 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 1 2 NC DNS 2 7 8 Ret 4 1 Ret 9 2 2 45
3 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 3 8 2 3 9 3 2 4 14 Ret 1 14 4 Ret 37
4 United Kingdom James Hunt 2 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 2 4 Ret 2 5 4 33
5 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 4 4 16 NC Ret 5 3 3 Ret 13 Ret 7 1 WD 25
6 Brazil Carlos Pace Ret 1 4 Ret 3 8 Ret 5 Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 24
7 South Africa Jody Scheckter 11 Ret 1 Ret 7 2 7 16 9 3 Ret 8 8 6 20
8 Germany Jochen Mass 14 3 6 1 6 Ret Ret Ret 3 7 Ret 4 Ret 3 20
9 France Patrick Depailler 5 Ret 3 Ret 5 4 12 9 6 9 9 11 7 Ret 12
10 United Kingdom Tom Pryce 12 Ret 9 Ret Ret 6 Ret 6 Ret Ret 4 3 6 NC 8
11 Italy Vittorio Brambilla 9 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 1 Ret 7 6.5
12 France Jacques Laffite Ret 11 NC DNQ Ret Ret 11 Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret 6
13 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Ret 15 10 Ret 4 Ret 9 15 10 Ret Ret 5 Ret 5 6
14 United States Mario Andretti Ret 7 17 Ret Ret 4 5 12 10 Ret Ret Ret 5
15 United States Mark Donohue 7 Ret 8 Ret Ret 11 5 8 Ret 5 Ret DNS 4
16 Belgium Jacky Ickx 8 9 12 2 8 Ret 15 Ret Ret 3
17 Australia Alan Jones Ret Ret Ret 11 13 16 10 5 2
18 France Jean-Pierre Jarier DNS Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1.5
19 United Kingdom Tony Brise 7 Ret 6 7 7 15 Ret 15 Ret Ret 1
20 Netherlands Gijs van Lennep 10 15 6 1
21 Italy Lella Lombardi Ret 6 DNQ Ret Ret 14 18 Ret 7 17 Ret Ret 0.5
NC Germany Rolf Stommelen 13 14 7 Ret 16 Ret 0
NC United Kingdom John Watson DSQ 10 Ret 8 Ret 10 16 Ret 13 11 Ret 10 9 0
NC Austria Harald Ertl 8 Ret 9 0
NC Germany Hans Joachim Stuck Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 0
NC United Kingdom Bob Evans 15 Ret DNQ 9 13 Ret 17 Ret Ret 0
NC Brazil Wilson Fittipaldi Ret 13 DNQ Ret DNQ 12 17 11 Ret 19 Ret DNQ 10 0
NC United Kingdom Graham Hill 10 12 DNQ DNQ 0
NC Germany Brett Lunger 13 10 Ret 0
NC Sweden Torsten Palm DNQ 10 0
NC Italy Arturo Merzario NC Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret 11 0
NC South Africa Guy Tunmer 11 0
NC New Zealand Chris Amon 12 12 0
NC South Africa Ian Scheckter Ret Ret 12 0
NC France Jean-Pierre Jabouille 12 0
NC United Kingdom Jim Crawford Ret 13 0
NC South Africa Eddie Keizan 13 0
NC South Africa Dave Charlton 14 0
NC United Kingdom Damien Magee 14 0
NC Italy Renzo Zorzi 14 0
NC United Kingdom Brian Henton 16 NC NC 0
NC New Zealand John Nicholson 17 0
NC United Kingdom Dave Morgan 18 0
NC Netherlands Roelof Wunderink Ret DNQ DNQ NC DNQ Ret 0
NC France François Migault NC Ret DNS 0
NC United Kingdom Mike Wilds Ret Ret 0
NC Australia Vern Schuppan Ret 0
NC United Kingdom Ian Ashley Ret 0
NC Switzerland Jo Vonlanthen Ret 0
NC France Michel Leclère Ret 0
NC United Kingdom Tony Trimmer DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
NC Japan Hiroshi Fushida DNQ DNQ 0
Pos Driver ARG
Argentina
BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
SWE
Sweden
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
Pts
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 1975, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
United Kingdom X Race of Champions Brands Hatch March 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce United Kingdom Shadow-Cosworth Report
United Kingdom XXVII BRDC International Trophy Silverstone April 13 Austria Niki Lauda Italy Ferrari Report
France XV Swiss Grand Prix Dijon-Prenois August 24 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Italy Ferrari Report

South African Formula One Championship

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
South Africa Cape South Easter Trophy Killarney February 8 South Africa Dave Charlton United Kingdom McLaren-Cosworth Report
South Africa Goldfields 100 Goldfields March 22 South Africa Ian Scheckter United Kingdom Tyrrell-Cosworth Report
South Africa Natal Mercury 100 Roy Hesketh March 29 South Africa Ian Scheckter United Kingdom Tyrrell-Cosworth Report
South Africa Brandkop Winter Trophy Brandkop May 3 South Africa Ian Scheckter United Kingdom Tyrrell-Cosworth Report
South Africa South African Republic Trophy Kyalami May 31 South Africa Ian Scheckter United Kingdom Tyrrell-Cosworth Report
South Africa False Bay 100 Killarney July 5 South Africa Guy Tunmer United Kingdom Lotus-Cosworth Report
South Africa Rand Winter Trophy Kyalami July 26 South Africa Ian Scheckter United Kingdom Tyrrell-Cosworth Report
South Africa Natal Spring Trophy Roy Hesketh September 1 South Africa Dave Charlton United Kingdom McLaren-Cosworth Report
South Africa Rand Spring Trophy Kyalami October 4 South Africa Ian Scheckter United Kingdom Tyrrell-Cosworth Report

Notes

  1. ^ Gill, Barrie (1976) "The World Championship 1975" John Player Motorsport yearbook 1976 p. 103 Queen Anne Press Ltd. ISBN 0-362-00254-1
  2. ^ Only the best 6 results from the first 7 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.

Simple English

The 1975 Formula One season saw Niki Lauda crowned as champion.

Season review

Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 Argentine Grand Prix January 12 Oscar Gálvez Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford Report
2 Brazilian Grand Prix January 26 Interlagos Carlos Pace Brabham-Ford Report
3 South African Grand Prix March 1 Kyalami Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford Report
4 Spanish Grand Prix April 27 Montjuïc Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford Report
5 Monaco Grand Prix May 11 Monaco Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
6 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgian Grand Prix May 25 Zolder Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
7 Swedish Grand Prix June 8 Scandinavian Raceway Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
8 Dutch Grand Prix June 22 Zandvoort James Hunt Hesketh-Ford Report
9 French Grand Prix July 6 Paul Ricard Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
10 British Grand Prix July 19 Silverstone Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford Report
11 German Grand Prix August 3 Nürburgring Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford Report
12 Austrian Grand Prix August 17 Österreichring Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford Report
13 Italian Grand Prix September 7 Monza Clay Regazzoni Ferrari Report
14 United States Grand Prix October 5 Watkins Glen Niki Lauda Ferrari Report

1975 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos Driver ARG
BRA
RSA
ESP
MON
BEL
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SWE
NED
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
ITA
USA
Pts
1 Niki Lauda 6 5 5 Ret 1 1 1 2 1 8 3 6 3 1 64.5
2 Emerson Fittipaldi 1 2 NC DNS 2 7 8 Ret 4 1 Ret 9 2 2 45
3 Carlos Reutemann 3 8 2 3 9 3 2 4 14 Ret 1 14 4 Ret 37
4 James Hunt 2 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 2 4 Ret 2 5 4 33
5 Clay Regazzoni 4 4 16 NC Ret 5 3 3 Ret 13 Ret 7 1 WD 25
6 Carlos Pace Ret 1 4 Ret 3 8 Ret 5 Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 24
7 Jody Scheckter 11 Ret 1 Ret 7 2 7 16 9 3 Ret 8 8 6 20
8 Jochen Mass 14 3 6 1 6 Ret Ret Ret 3 7 Ret 4 Ret 3 20
9 Patrick Depailler 5 Ret 3 Ret 5 4 12 9 6 9 9 11 7 Ret 12
10 Tom Pryce 12 Ret 9 Ret Ret 6 Ret 6 Ret Ret 4 3 6 NC 8
11 Vittorio Brambilla 9 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 1 Ret 7 6.5
12 Jacques Laffite Ret 11 NC DNQ Ret Ret 11 Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret 6
13 Ronnie Peterson Ret 15 10 Ret 4 Ret 9 15 10 Ret Ret 5 Ret 5 6
14 Mario Andretti Ret 7 17 Ret Ret 4 5 12 10 Ret Ret Ret 5
15 Mark Donohue 7 Ret 8 Ret Ret 11 5 8 Ret 5 Ret DNS 4
16 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jacky Ickx 8 9 12 2 8 Ret 15 Ret Ret 3
17 Alan Jones Ret Ret Ret 11 13 16 10 5 2
18 Jean-Pierre Jarier DNS Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1.5
19 Tony Brise 7 Ret 6 7 7 15 Ret 15 Ret Ret 1
20 Gijs van Lennep 10 15 6 1
21 Lella Lombardi Ret 6 DNQ Ret Ret 14 18 Ret 7 17 Ret Ret 0.5
22 Rolf Stommelen 13 14 7 Ret 16 Ret 0
23 John Watson DSQ 10 Ret 8 Ret 10 16 Ret 13 11 Ret 10 9 0
24 Harald Ertl 8 Ret 9 0
25 Hans Joachim Stuck Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 0
26 Bob Evans 15 Ret DNQ 9 13 Ret 17 Ret Ret 0
27 Wilson Fittipaldi Ret 13 DNQ WD DNQ 12 17 11 Ret 19 Ret DNQ 10 0
28 Graham Hill 10 12 DNQ DNQ 0
29 Brett Lunger 13 10 Ret 0
30 Torsten Palm DNQ 10 0
31 Arturo Merzario NC Ret Ret WD DNQ Ret 11 0
32 Guy Tunmer 11 0
33 Chris Amon 12 12 0
34 Ian Scheckter Ret Ret 12 0
35 Jean-Pierre Jabouille 12 0
36 Jim Crawford Ret 13 0
37 Eddie Keizan 13 0
38 Dave Charlton 14 0
39 Damien Magee 14 0
40 Renzo Zorzi 14 0
41 Brian Henton 16 NC NC 0
42 John Nicholson 17 0
43 Dave Morgan 18 0
Roelof Wunderink Ret DNQ DNQ NC DNQ Ret 0
François Migault NC Ret DNS 0
Mike Wilds Ret Ret 0
Vern Schuppan Ret 0
Ian Ashley Ret 0
Jo Vonlanthen Ret 0
Michel Leclère Ret 0
Tony Trimmer DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Hiroshi Fushida DNQ DNQ 0
Pos Driver ARG
BRA
RSA
ESP
MON
BEL
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SWE
NED
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
ITA
USA
Pts







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