1973 European Formula Two season

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1973 European Formula Two season
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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.

Calendar[edit]

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
1'02:00.2
184.158 km/h
183.425 km/h
Henri Pescarolo
Bob Wollek
Patrick Depailler Jacques Coulon
Carlos Pace
Jean-Pierre Jarier
4 Nürburgring  West Germany 29 April 1973 10 22.835=228.35 km 1'31:22.9
1'31:40.5
149.932 km/h
149.452 km/h
Reine Wisell
Patrick Depailler
Hans-Joachim Stuck Derek Bell
5 Pau  France May 5/6 1973 70 2.76=193.2 km 1'30:49.77
1'31:14.44
127.624 km/h
127.049 km/h
François Cevert
Jean-Pierre Jarier
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
1'47:40.9
161.642 km/h
155.228 km/h
Tim Schenken
Tom Pryce
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

Note:

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[edit]

Driver[edit]

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 ().

Place Name Country Team Chassis Engine United Kingdom Germany United Kingdom Germany France Sweden Belgium Germany France Italy Sweden Sweden Italy Austria Germany France Italy Total Points
1 Jean-Pierre Jarier  France March Engineering March BMW 9 9 - - 9 - 9 - 9 - 9 9 9 - - 6 - 78
2 Jochen Mass  West Germany Surtees Racing Surtees Ford - - - - - 9 6 9 6 - 6 - 4 - - 2 - 42
3 Patrick Depailler  France Coombs Racing Elf-Alpine Ford - 6 - 9 - 6 - - 2 6 3 - - 6 - - - 38
4 Vittorio Brambilla  Italy Beta Racing March Ford 2 - 35
Beta Racing March BMW 1 4 - - 4 3 - - - - 6 (9) - 9 6
5 Jacques Coulon  France Scuderia Filipinetti March BMW - 1 - - - - - 4 4 4 - 34
Lewis Racing March BMW 4 - 4 - 4 9
6 Bob Wollek  France Motul Rondel Racing Motul Ford - - 9 3 4 - - - - - - - 3 - 4 - - 23
7 Mike Beuttler  United Kingdom Lewis Racing March BMW - - 6 - 6 - 3 - - - - - - - - - - 15
8 Derek Bell  United Kingdom Surtees Racing Surtees Ford - 4 - 6 - - - - - 3 - - - - - - - 13
Colin Vandervell  United Kingdom Vandervell Racing March BMW - 2 13
Lewis Racing March BMW - - - - 2 6 - - - 3 - - - - -
10 Roger Williamson  United Kingdom Wheatcroft Racing GRD Ford - - - - 2 - - - - 11
Wheatcroft Racing March BMW 9 - - - - - - -
11 Dave Morgan  United Kingdom Team Reeves Chevron Ford 4 - 3 - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - 8
12 Dave McConnell  Canada DWM Racing Surtees Ford 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6
Wilson Fittipaldi  Brazil Motor Racing Developments Brabham Ford - 3 - - - - - - 6
Motor Racing Developments Brabham BMW 3 - - - - - - - -
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud  France Motul Rondel Racing Motul Ford - - 2 - 3 - - - - - 1 - - - - - - 6
Torsten Palm  Sweden Surtees Racing Surtees Ford - - - - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - 6
Gunnar Nilsson  Sweden Team Robert GRD Ford - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6 - - 6
17 Sten Gunnarsson  Sweden Team Robert GRD Ford - - - - 1 4 - - - - - - - - - - - 5
Bill Gubelmann  United States private entry March BMW - - - - - - - - - - - (2) 2 3 - - - 5
Roland Binder  West Germany private entry March BMW - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - - 3 5
20 Gerry Birrell  United Kingdom Chevron Racing Chevron Ford - - 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4
Hiroshi Kazato  Japan GRS International/Team Nippon GRD Ford - - - - - - - 2 - 2 - - - - - - - 4
John Watson  United Kingdom Team Arnold Chevron Ford - - - - - - - - - - 4 - - - - - - 4
Jo Vonlanthen   Switzerland Vonlanthen Racing GRD Ford - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 4
24 John Lepp  United Kingdom Chevron Racing Chevron Ford 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3
Håkan Dahlqvist  Sweden Team Robert GRD Ford - - - - - 3 - - - - - - - - - - - 3
Jean-Pierre Jabouille  France Coombs Racing Elf-Alpine Ford - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3 - 3
Silvio Moser   Switzerland private entry Surtees Ford - - - 1 - - - 1 - - - - - - - - 3
Lewis Racing Racing March BMW 1
28 Richard Scott  United Kingdom private entry Scott-Brabham Ford - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
Tom Pryce  United Kingdom Motul Rondel Racing Motul Ford - - - - - - - - - - 2 - - - (9) - - 2
Brett Lunger  United States Space Racing Chevron Ford - - - - - - - - 1 - - 1 - - - - - 2
Spartaco Dini  Italy Scuderia Nettuno Brabham Ford - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 2
32 Peter Salisbury  United Kingdom Team Gerard Surtees Ford 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Bob Marsland  United Kingdom private entry Brabham Ford - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - 1
Gabriele Serblin  Italy Team de Adamich Brabham Ford - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - 1
Kurt Rieder  Austria Lewis Racing March BMW - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - 1
Bertil Roos  Sweden DART Racing GRD Ford - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - 1

Note:

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.