1973 Austrian Alpine Rally
|44th Austrian Alpine Rally
44. Österreichische Alpenfahrt
|Round 9 of the 1973 WRC for Manufacturers|
|Rally base||Baden, Austria|
|Dates run||12 September 1973 – 14 September 1973|
|Stages||27 (310 km; 190 mi)|
|Overall distance||2,233 km (1,388 mi)|
|Overall winner||Achim Warmbold|
|Crews||74 at start, 25 at finish|
The 1973 Austrian Alpine Rally (44. Österreichische Alpenfahrt) was the 44th running of the Austrian rally, and the ninth round of the inaugural World Rally Championship season. Run in mid-September around Baden, Austria, the rally was entirely on gravel surface special stages. 1973 would be the only year to see the WRC hold an event in Austria, despite the strong presence of Austrian drivers in the series through the present.
In 1973, and for several years afterward, only manufacturers were given points for finishes in WRC events. Austria hosted BMW's first ever win of the World Rally Championship, with front-runners Alpine-Renault, Saab, and Fiat also making strong bids for points.
|After round 8||Team||Season end|
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