1973 French Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 8 of 15 in the 1973 Formula One season
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Date July 1, 1973
Location Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France
Course Permanent racing facility
5.809 km (3.610 mi)
Distance 54 laps, 313.686 km (194.94 mi)
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford
Time 1:48.37
Fastest lap
Driver New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford
Time 1:50.99
Podium
First Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford
Second France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford
Third Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford

The 1973 French Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at the Paul Ricard Circuit on July 1, 1973. The Swede Ronnie Peterson won the race to take his first ever Grand Prix victory.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 54 1:41:36.52 5 9
2 6 France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 54 + 40.92 4 6
3 10 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 54 + 46.48 8 4
4 5 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 54 + 46.93 1 3
5 3 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 54 + 48.90 12 2
6 27 United Kingdom James Hunt March-Ford 54 + 1:22.54 14 1
7 4 Italy Arturo Merzario Ferrari 54 + 1:29.19 10  
8 7 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 54 + 1:29.53 6  
9 21 Austria Niki Lauda BRM 54 + 1:45.76 17  
10 12 United Kingdom Graham Hill Shadow-Ford 53 + 1 Lap 16  
11 20 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 53 + 1 Lap 15  
12 19 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni BRM 53 + 1 Lap 9  
13 24 Brazil Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 51 + 3 Laps 18  
14 25 New Zealand Howden Ganley Iso Marlboro-Ford 51 + 3 Laps 24  
15 29 Liechtenstein Rikky von Opel Ensign-Ford 51 + 3 Laps 25  
16 11 Brazil Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham-Ford 50 + 4 Laps 19  
Ret 8 South Africa Jody Scheckter McLaren-Ford 43 Accident 2  
Ret 1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 41 Collision 3  
Ret 23 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 29 Oil Leak 11  
Ret 9 Italy Andrea de Adamich Brabham-Ford 28 Halfshaft 13  
Ret 15 Sweden Reine Wisell March-Ford 20 Overheating 22  
Ret 16 United States George Follmer Shadow-Ford 16 Fuel System 20  
Ret 26 France Henri Pescarolo Iso Marlboro-Ford 16 Overheating 23  
Ret 14 France Jean-Pierre Jarier March-Ford 7 Halfshaft 7  
Ret 17 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Shadow-Ford 0 Clutch 21  

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 7 results from the first 8 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.

References[edit]


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1973 Swedish Grand Prix
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1973 season
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1973 British Grand Prix
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1972 French Grand Prix
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