1973 German Grand Prix

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The 1973 German Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Nürburgring on August 5, 1973.

West Germany  1973 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 11 of 15 in the 1973 Formula One season
Circuit Nürburgring-1967-Nordschleife.svg
Date 5 August 1973
Official name XXXVIII Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location Nürburgring, Nürburg, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
22.835 km (14.19 mi)
Distance 14 laps, 319.690 km (198.65 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford
Time 7:07.8[1]
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford
Time 7:11.4[1] on lap 13
Podium
First United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford
Second France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford
Third Belgium Jacky Ickx McLaren-Ford

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 14 1:42:03.0 1 9
2 6 France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 14 + 1.6 3 6
3 30 Belgium Jacky Ickx McLaren-Ford 14 + 41.2 4 4
4 24 Brazil Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 14 + 53.8 11 3
5 11 Brazil Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham-Ford 14 + 1:19.9 13 2
6 1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 14 + 1:24.3 14 1
7 31 West Germany Jochen Mass Surtees-Ford 14 + 1:25.2 15  
8 17 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Shadow-Ford 14 + 1:25.7 17  
9 8 United States Peter Revson McLaren-Ford 14 + 2:11.8 7  
10 26 France Henri Pescarolo Iso Marlboro-Ford 14 + 2:22.5 12  
11 9 West Germany Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford 14 + 3:27.3 16  
12 7 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 14 + 3:38.7 8  
13 12 United Kingdom Graham Hill Shadow-Ford 14 + 3:49.0 20  
14 23 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 13 + 1 Lap 18  
15 18 United Kingdom David Purley March-Ford 13 + 1 Lap 22  
16 15 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Ford 13 + 1 Lap 19  
Ret 10 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 7 Engine 6  
Ret 19 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni BRM 7 Engine 10  
Ret 16 United States George Follmer Shadow-Ford 5 Accident 21  
Ret 20 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 4 Gearbox 9  
Ret 21 Austria Niki Lauda BRM 1 Accident 5  
Ret 2 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 0 Ignition 2  
DNS 25 New Zealand Howden Ganley Iso Marlboro-Ford Accident in qualifying

Notes[edit]

  • The March team withdrew from the race after the accident which had claimed the life of Roger Williamson the previous weekend at the Dutch Grand Prix. Also missing were Ferrari, Ensign, Tecno and Hesketh. To boost the field, McLaren, Brabham and Surtees were all running three cars. Ferrari had released Jacky Ickx to drive for McLaren for the weekend, Brabham was running Rolf Stommelen in a third car (replacing Andrea de Adamich) while Surtees ran Jochen Mass.
  • Lap leaders: Jackie Stewart (1-14)
  • Briton Jackie Stewart took his 27th and last grand prix victory in this race. This was a record that stood for fourteen years until Frenchman Alain Prost finally surpassed it in 1987.
  • New Zealander Howden Ganley heavily crashed his Williams/Iso-Marlboro-Ford and the car could not be repaired in time for the race.
  • Austrian Niki Lauda had outqualified his next-fastest teammate Jean-Pierre Beltoise by 8.2 seconds, but due to a suspension failure, he crashed at Kesselchen on the second lap, escaping with a broken wrist, but this accident forced him to miss his home race 2 weeks later.
  • Belgian Jacky Ickx and Swede Ronnie Peterson battled for 3rd on the first lap, but at Breidscheid the failure of the alternator on Peterson's Lotus put him out of the race. He went across the Adenauer Bridge and stopped at Ex-Mühle, and spent the next 3 laps trying to fix the car.
  • First run of the German Grand Prix with limited advertising for all cigarette brands. For the next German Grand Prix, it had been banned in Germany, but it would return to the German Grand Prix in 1999 until being banned again from the 2006 race onwards.
  • The race was rebroadcast in 2003 in the USA on Speed Channel as a special broadcast of their Formula 1 retrospective, Formula One Decade. Commentary was by Jackie Stewart and David Hobbs.[2][3]
  • This was the last race until the 2012 Australian Grand Prix not to feature an Italian driver.

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]

  1. ^ a b "Formula One World - History - German Grand Prix 1973". Archived from the original on 2007-07-15. Retrieved 2010-06-27. 
  2. ^ “” (2007-09-20). "Part1". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  3. ^ “” (2007-09-20). "Part2". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 


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