1974 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Brazil  1974 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 15 in the 1974 Formula One season
Interlagos circuit
Interlagos circuit
Date 27 January 1974
Location São Paulo, Brazil
Course Permanent racing facility
4.309 km (2.676 mi)
Pole position
Driver Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford
Time 2:32.97[1]
Fastest lap
Driver Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari
Time 2:36.05[2] on lap 26
Podium
First Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford
Second Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari
Third Belgium Jacky Ickx Lotus-Ford

The 1974 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Interlagos on January 27, 1974.

Race summary[edit]

Emerson Fittipaldi took pole position for his home race from Carlos Reutemann. The start of the race was delayed as the track had to be swept clear of broken glass from over-exuberant spectators' celebrations and then Arturo Merzario's engine failed. When it did start, the flag caught some of the field unawares. Reutemann and Ronnie Peterson took advantage of the confusion to sweep into the lead, but by lap 4, Reutemann's tyres were going off. The race developed into a classic duel between Fittipaldi and Peterson, the Brazilian taking the lead on lap 16 and the Swede soon having to pit with a puncture (believed to be caused by some glass still left on the track).

Fittipaldi thus led Clay Regazzoni and Jacky Ickx until on lap 31 the heavens opened. With the track awash and the conditions dangerous, the race was red-flagged. It was McLaren's second win of the year, but it was Ferrari who, with Regazzoni, topped the drivers' table - for the first time since March 1971.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford 32 1:24:37.06 1 9
2 11 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 32 + 13.57 8 6
3 2 Belgium Jacky Ickx Lotus-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 5 4
4 18 Brazil Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 12 3
5 33 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood McLaren-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 7 2
6 1 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 4 1
7 7 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 2  
8 4 France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 16  
9 24 United Kingdom James Hunt March-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 18  
10 14 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 31 + 1 Lap 17  
11 26 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lola-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 21  
12 6 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 11  
13 3 South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 14  
14 15 France Henri Pescarolo BRM 30 + 2 Laps 22  
15 8 United Kingdom Richard Robarts Brabham-Ford 30 + 2 Laps 24  
16 37 France François Migault BRM 30 + 2 Laps 23  
17 19 Germany Jochen Mass Surtees-Ford 30 + 2 Laps 10  
Ret 28 United Kingdom John Watson Brabham-Ford 27 Clutch 15  
Ret 9 Germany Hans Joachim Stuck March-Ford 24 Transmission 13  
Ret 17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 21 Brakes 19  
Ret 20 Italy Arturo Merzario Iso Marlboro-Ford 20 Throttle 9  
Ret 16 United States Peter Revson Shadow-Ford 10 Overheating 6  
Ret 10 New Zealand Howden Ganley March-Ford 8 Ignition 20  
Ret 12 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari 2 Engine 3  
Ret 27 United Kingdom Guy Edwards Lola-Ford 2 Chassis 25  

Notes[edit]

  • Race stopped early (32 laps instead of the scheduled 40) because of rain.

Standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 20. ISBN 0-85429-380-9. 
  2. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 22. ISBN 0-85429-380-9. 

Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 2007-06-15. 

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