1973 South African Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 3 of 15 in the 1973 Formula One season
The Kyalami Circuit (1967-1985)
The Kyalami Circuit (1967-1985)
Date 3 March 1973
Official name VII South African Grand Prix
Location Kyalami, Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
Course Permanent racing facility
4.104 km (2.550 mi)
Distance 79 laps, 324.216 km (201.458 mi)
Weather Sunny, Hot, Dry
Pole position
Driver New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford
Time 1:16.28
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford
Time 1:17.10
Podium
First United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford
Second United States Peter Revson McLaren-Ford
Third Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford

The 1973 South African Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Kyalami on 3 March 1973. The race was won by Jackie Stewart driving a Tyrrell. Denny Hulme's pole position was the only one of his Formula One World Championship career.

Accident[edit]

Mike Hailwood was recognised for bravery when he went to pull Clay Regazzoni from his burning car after the two collided on the second lap of the race. Hailwood's driving suit caught fire, but after being extinguished by a fire marshall he returned to help rescue Regazzoni, an act for which he was awarded the George Medal.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 79 1:43:11.07 16 9
2 6 United States Peter Revson McLaren-Ford 79 + 24.55 6 6
3 1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 79 + 25.06 2 4
4 9 Italy Arturo Merzario Ferrari 78 + 1 Lap 15 3
5 5 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 77 + 2 Laps 1 2
6 23 United States George Follmer Shadow-Ford 77 + 2 Laps 21 1
7 18 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 77 + 2 Laps 8  
8 12 Italy Andrea de Adamich Surtees-Ford 77 + 2 Laps 20  
9 7 South Africa Jody Scheckter McLaren-Ford 75 Engine 3  
10 21 New Zealand Howden Ganley Iso Marlboro-Ford 73 + 6 Laps 19  
11 2 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 73 + 6 Laps 4  
Ret 11 Brazil Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 69 Accident 9  
NC 26 South Africa Eddie Keizan Tyrrell-Ford 67 Not Classified 22  
NC 14 France Jean-Pierre Jarier March-Ford 66 Not Classified 18  
NC 4 France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 66 Not Classified 25  
NC 24 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Ford 65 Not Classified 23  
Ret 19 Brazil Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham-Ford 52 Gearbox 17  
Ret 20 South Africa Jackie Pretorius Iso Marlboro-Ford 35 Overheating 24  
Ret 17 Austria Niki Lauda BRM 26 Engine 10  
Ret 22 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Shadow-Ford 14 Engine 14  
Ret 16 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 4 Clutch 7  
Ret 25 South Africa Dave Charlton Lotus-Ford 3 Accident 13  
Ret 15 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni BRM 2 Accident 5  
Ret 8 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 2 Accident 11  
Ret 10 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 2 Accident 12  

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]


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1973 Brazilian Grand Prix
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1973 Spanish Grand Prix
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