1973 Australian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 4 of 5 in 1973 Australian Drivers' Championship
Sandown (Australia) track map.svg
Date 4 November 1973
Official name XXXVIII Australian Grand Prix
Location Sandown Raceway, Melbourne, Victoria
Course Permanent racing facility
3.1 km (1.92 mi)
Distance 52 laps, 161.2 km (99.84 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Australia John McCormack Elfin-Repco Holden
Time 1'01.2
Fastest lap
Driver New Zealand Graham McRae McRae-Chevrolet
Time 1'02.6
Podium
First New Zealand Graham McRae McRae-Chevrolet
Second Australia John McCormack Elfin-Repco Holden
Third Australia Johnnie Walker Lola-Repco Holden

The 1973 Australian Grand Prix was a race for Australian Formula 1 and Australian Formula 2 racing cars,[1] the former class incorporating Formula 5000 cars. It was held on 4 November at Sandown International Raceway and was the second AGP in a row to be held at that circuit.

It was the thirty eighth Australian Grand Prix and doubled as round four of the 1973 Australian Drivers' Championship. Defending winner Graham McRae won his second AGP ahead of John McCormack and Johnnie Walker.[2]

Classification[edit]

Results as follows:[2][3]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Car Qual Gap
1 3 Australia John McCormack Elfin MR5 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 1:01.2
2 25 Australia Johnnie Walker Lola T330 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 1:01.4 +0.2
3 5 Australia Kevin Bartlett Lola T330 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:01.7 +0.5
4 1 New Zealand Graham McRae McRae GM2 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:01.8 +0.6
5 Australia Max Stewart Lola T330 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:01.9 +0.7
6 14 Australia Howie Sangster McLaren M22 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:03.7 +2.5
7 12 Australia Garrie Cooper Elfin MR5 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 1:05.0 +3.8
8 34 Australia John Leffler Elfin MR5 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 1:05.1 +3.9
9 Australia Enno Buesselmann Birrana 273 / Ford 1.6L I4 1:09.2 +8.0
10 Australia Leo Geoghegan Birrana 273 / Ford 1.6L I4 1:10.6 +9.4
11 Australia Ken Hastings Brabham BT36 / Ford 1.6L I4 1:12.3 +11.1
12 84 Australia Alfredo Costanzo Elfin Mono / Ford 1.6L I4 1:13.8 +12.6
13 Australia Chas Talbot Elfin 600E / Ford 1.6L I4 1:14.8 +13.6

Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Car Laps Time
1 1 New Zealand Graham McRae McRae GM2 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 52 57m 54.8s
2 3 Australia John McCormack Elfin MR5 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 52 57m 56.5s
3 25 Australia Johnnie Walker Lola T330 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 50
4 14 Australia Howie Sangster McLaren M22 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 50
5 12 Australia Garrie Cooper Elfin MR5 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 49
6 34 Australia John Leffler Elfin MR5 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 49
7 Australia Enno Buesselmann Birrana 273 / Ford 1.6L 4cyl 46
8 Australia Ken Hastings Brabham BT36 / Ford 1.6L 4cyl 45
9 5 Australia Kevin Bartlett Lola T330 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 43
10 84 Australia Alfredo Costanzo Elfin Mono / Ford 1.6L I4 41
NC Australia Max Stewart Lola T330 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 31
DNS Australia Leo Geoghegan Birrana 273 / Ford 1.6L 4cyl
DNS Australia Chas Talbot Elfin 600E / Ford 1.6L I4

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1973, page 92
  2. ^ a b Wilson, Stewart (1986). "1973". In Howard, Graham. The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. pp. 370–378. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5. 
  3. ^ Sergent, Bruce. "1973 Rounds 5-8 Australia". Archived from the original on 2009-05-21. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
Preceded by
1972 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix
1973
Succeeded by
1974 Australian Grand Prix