1973 European Formula Two season
|1973 European Formula Two season|
The 1973 European Formula Two season was contested over 17 rounds. The season was divided into basic and complementary races with one of the strangest points system in motor racing history.
|Race No||Track||Country||Date||Laps||Distance||Time||Speed||Winner||Pole Position||Fastest Lap|
|1||Mallory Park||United Kingdom||11 March 1973||50+50||2.17=217.0 km||1'12:09.8||180.424 km/h||Jean-Pierre Jarier||Jean-Pierre Beltoise||Jean-Pierre Jarier|
|2||Hockenheim||West Germany||8 April 1973||20+20||6.797=271.56 km||1'22:27.0||197.618 km/h||Jean-Pierre Jarier||Jochen Mass||Patrick Depailler|
|3||Thruxton||United Kingdom||23 April 1973||50||3.791=189.55 km||1'01:45.4
|Patrick Depailler||Jacques Coulon
|4||Nürburgring||West Germany||29 April 1973||10||22.835=228.35 km||1'31:22.9
|Hans-Joachim Stuck||Derek Bell|
|5||Pau||France||May 5/6 1973||70||2.76=193.2 km||1'30:49.77
|Jean-Pierre Jarier||Jean-Pierre Beltoise|
|6||Kinnekulle||Sweden||May 19/20 1973||48+48||2.07=202.86 km||1'20:45.3||150.723 km/h||Jochen Mass||Jochen Mass||Jochen Mass|
|7||Nivelles||Belgium||10 June 1973||28+28||3.724=208.544 km||1'10:33.35||177.344 km/h||Jean-Pierre Jarier||Jean-Pierre Jarier||Jochen Mass|
|8||Hockenheim||West Germany||17 June 1973||20+20||6.797=271.56 km||1'22:20.7||197.870 km/h||Jochen Mass||Jochen Mass||Jochen Mass|
|9||Rouen||France||24 June 1973||30||5.543=166.29 km||0'56:20.7||177.077 km/h||Jean-Pierre Jarier||Jean-Pierre Jarier||Jean-Pierre Jarier|
|10||Monza||Italy||29 June 1973||20+20||5.75=230.0 km||1'09:05.15||199.752 km/h||Roger Williamson||Roger Williamson||Roger Williamson|
|11||Mantorp Park||Sweden||July 28/29 1973||36+36||4.092=294.624 km||1'42:05.0||173.167 km/h||Jean-Pierre Jarier||John Watson||Patrick Depailler|
|12||Karlskoga||Sweden||12 August 1973||48||3.0=144.0 km||0'59:14.4||145.847 km/h||Jean-Pierre Jarier||Peter Gethin||Torsten Palm|
|13||Pergusa-Enna||Italy||26 August 1973||30+30||4.797=287.82 km||1'23:53.6||205.847 km/h||Jean-Pierre Jarier||Jean-Pierre Jarier||Patrick Depailler|
|14||Salzburgring||Austria||2 September 1973||50||4.238=211.90 km||0'59:47.28||212.651 km/h||Vittorio Brambilla||Patrick Depailler||Patrick Depailler|
|15||Norisring||West Germany||9 September 1973||60+60||2.3=276.0 km||1'46:40.9
|Jean-Pierre Jarier||Jean-Pierre Jarier|
|16||Albi||France||19 September 1973||56||3.636=203.616 km||1'04:59.2||187.992 km/h||Vittorio Brambilla||Vittorio Brambilla||Jean-Pierre Beltoise|
|17||Vallelunga||Italy||14 October 1973||35+35||3.2=224.0 km||1'24:40.0||158.740 km/h||Jacques Coulon||Vittorio Brambilla||Vittorio Brambilla|
Race 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15 and 17 were held in two heats, with results shown in aggregate.
Race 3, 5, 9 and 12 were held with two semi-final heats and the final run, with time only shown for the final.
Race 3, 4, 5 and 15 were won by graded drivers, all graded drivers are shown in Italics
Race 9 Gerry Birrell was fatally injured in practice.
Final point standings
For every race points were awarded: 9 points to the winner, 6 for runner up, 4 for third place, 3 for fourth place, 2 for fifth place and 1 for sixth place. No additional points were awarded. All scores from basic events counts: Race No. 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 13, 16 and 17. Also the first four starts (not scores) in the complementary races counts: Race No. 1, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 15. But only the first result in any country of the complementary races counts. Three drivers had a point deduction, which are given in ().
Only drivers which were not graded were able to score points.
Race 6 and 15 not all points were awarded (not enough finishers).
Vittorio Brambilla had nine points deduted for his win at Austria, because this was his fifth start in a complementary race. He had also raced in race No. 1, 5, 8 and 10.
Bill Gubelmann had two points deduted for his fifth place at Karlskoga, because this was his second start in a complementary race in Sweden. He had also raced in race No. 6.
Tom Pryce had nine points deduted for his win at Norisring, because this was his second start in a complementary race in Germany. He had also raced in race No. 8.