1974 Formula One season

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1974
FIA Formula One World Championship season
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Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi (pictured in 2008) won the driver's world championship, driving for McLaren
McLaren won their first constructor's championship

The 1974 Formula One season was the 25th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1974 World Championship of F1 Drivers [1] and the 1974 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers,[1] contested concurrently over a fifteen race series which commenced on 13 January and ended on 6 October. The season also included three non-championship races.

Emerson Fittipaldi and Clay Regazzoni went into the last race of the World Championship level on points, but Regazzoni dropped down the field with handling problems, so Fittipaldi's fourth place gave him the championship. Fittipaldi, Ronnie Peterson and Carlos Reutemann each won three races, Jody Scheckter and Niki Lauda two each, Regazzoni and Denny Hulme, who retired at the end of the season, one each. Graham Hill ran a new team of Lolas, the larger-than-life Hesketh team entered its own car after running James Hunt in a March, and Americans Roger Penske and Parnelli Jones entered their own cars late in the season. Chris Amon's own car, like the Token and the Trojan, was not a success. Two F1 drivers died over the course of the season, Peter Revson in a practice session accident at the South African GP in March, then Austrian newcomer Helmuth Koinigg at the US GP in October.

The 1974 season was the first in which drivers had permanent racing numbers from race to race, after the system had been instituted in the middle of the previous season.

World Championship - Race-by-Race[edit]

Race One: Argentina[edit]

In qualifying for the opening round in Argentina, Ronnie Peterson took pole in his Lotus ahead of Clay Regazzoni's Ferrari and Emerson Fittipaldi's McLaren. Peterson led at the start, whereas fellow front-row starter Regazzoni spun, causing chaos. Fittipaldi was hit by teammate Mike Hailwood and lost two laps while repairing his car, and James Hunt inhereited second whereas Peter Revson, who started fourth, retired in the chaos. Hunt spun before the first lap was over, and second place went to Carlos Reutemann's Brabham.

Reutemann passed Peterson on the third lap, and soon the Swede began to fade badly with brake problems. As a result, Mike Hailwood and Denny Hulme in their McLarens were second and third, ahead of Jacky Ickx and Niki Lauda in the second Lotus and Ferrari. Hulme, Ickx and Lauda all passed Hailwood and then Ickx suffered a puncture mid-race and had to pit. Regazzoni was recovering from his spin, and passed Hailwood soon after. Reutemann continued to lead until his engine began to misfire, with Hulme closing in and taking the lead on the penultimate lap. Hulme went on to win, with Lauda and Regazzoni completing the podium after Reutemann ran out of fuel on the last lap.

Race Two: Brazil[edit]

Fittipaldi took a popular home pole in Brazil, beating Reutemann and Lauda. Reutemann, eager to make up after his bad luck in Argentina, took the lead at the start, with Peterson up to second. Reutemann led early on, but was passed by both Peterson and Fittipaldi on lap 4. Peterson battled with former Lotus teammate Fittipaldi for the next 12 laps, until he suffered a slow puncture. Fittipaldi passed him and took the lead, whereas Peterson dropped backwards. Fittipaldi went on to take a home victory, with Regazzoni getting second and Ickx third.

Race Three: South Africa[edit]

The field went to South Africa after a two-month break. Lauda took pole position, with Carlos Pace's Surtees also on the front row. Arturo Merzario in the Iso-Marlboro team was an amazing third on the grid. At the start, Lauda took the lead, whereas surprise packages Pace and Merzario were soon swamped by the field. Reutemann was up to second, and he took the lead from Lauda on the tenth lap, and he would remain ahead for the rest of the afternoon. Regazzoni was third ahead of Fittipaldi and Hailwood, but soon Jean-Pierre Beltoise's BRM soon passed the two McLarens, as Fittipaldi began to drop back. Lauda and Regazzoni both retired very late in the race when their engines blew up, and thus Beltoise and Hailwood completed the podium behind Reutemann.

Race Four: Spain[edit]

The first European round of the championship was in Spain, and it was Lauda who took pole ahead of Peterson and Regazzoni. On race day, the track was wet but drying, and Peterson was able to beat Lauda off the line. Regazzoni and Ickx followed. The Lotuses and the Ferraris battled until Peterson's engine failed and Ickx lost a wheel which was not fastened properly after the stop for slicks. This left Lauda to take his first career win, and Regazzoni to complete a Ferrari 1-2, with Fittipaldi third.

Race Five: Belgium[edit]

The next race was in Belgium, and Regazzoni continued Ferrari's streak of poles, and Jody Scheckter's Tyrrell taking second with Lauda third. Regazzoni led in the early stages, with Fittipaldi climbing up to second in the first lap. Later, Lauda passed Scheckter for third, and this became second when Regazzoni went to the grass after an incident with a backmarker. Fittipaldi thus won the race, from Lauda, with Scheckter third after Regazzoni suffered fuel feed problems on the last lap.

Race Six: Monaco[edit]

In the streets of Monaco, Lauda and Regazzoni took the front row for Ferrari, with Peterson's Lotus behind them in third. The Ferraris motored away, with Regazzoni leading after beating his teammate off the line, with Peterson down in sixth. Regazzoni led until he made a mistake and spun off, rejoining fifth. Lauda was now leading Jean-Pierre Jarier's Shadow, Peterson and Scheckter. Peterson disposed of Jarier, and took the lead when Lauda's engine blew up. Peterson went on to win, with Scheckter taking second from Jarier.

Race Seven: Sweden[edit]

The Tyrrells were dominant in qualifying, with Patrick Depailler taking the pole from Jody Scheckter, with the Ferraris of Lauda and Regazzoni on the second row. Scheckter passed his teammate to take the lead at the start, with Peterson gaining three places to jump up to second. It was all to no avail, because he retired in the opening laps with a driveshaft failure. The Tyrrells were now up front, with the Ferraris behind them. The gearboxes of both Ferraris failed and both retired, promoting James Hunt in the Hesketh to third. Scheckther duly won, with Depailler completing a dominant 1-2 for Tyrrell, with Hunt third.

Race Eight: Holland[edit]

Holland was host to the eighth round, and Lauda took his fourth pole of the year, with teammate Regazzoni alongside, and the McLarens of Fittipaldi and Hailwood next up. Lauda led from the start, will Hailwood jumping up to second. But Regaazzoni took only two laps to regain second, and Hailwood was soon passed by Depailler and Fittipaldi. Depailler held third until he struggled with oversteer, and so Fittipaldi was through. Lauda won, with Regazzoni making it a 1-2 for Ferrari, with Fittipaldi getting third.

Race Nine: France[edit]

Lauda took pole again in France, with Peterson in second, and Tom Pryce in the Shadow a surprising third. Lauda and Peterson maintained their positions at the start, whereas Pryce collided with Hunt and Carlos Reutemann, with all three retiring as Regazzoni took third. Lauda and Peterson battled it out in the early stages, but soon Lauda began to suffer from a vibration and Peterson was able to pass him and pull away. Peterson went on to win, with Lauda managing second, and Regazzoni third.

Race Ten: Great Britain[edit]

Great Britain was host to the tenth round of the championship, and Lauda surprised no one by taking pole, with Peterson again alongside and Scheckter third. At the start, Lauda led, whereas Peterson dropped behind Scheckter and Regazzoni. The order of Lauda, Scheckter, Regazzoni and Peterson remained unchanged for the first half of the race until Regazzoni and Peterson had to pit for new tyres after running over debris. Late in the race, leader Lauda suffered a puncture, and the lead went to Scheckter. Scheckter duly won, with Fittipaldi getting second and Jacky Ickx third.

As a result, with exactly two-thirds of the championship gone, the championship was an extremely close four-way battle. Lauda led with 38 points, but he was only a point ahead of Fittipadi, with Regazzoni and Scheckter lurking three points behind.

Race Eleven: Germany[edit]

The third part of the championship started in Germany, and Lauda took pole as usual, and Regazzoni ensured that Ferrari locked out the front row, with other contenders Fittipaldi third and Scheckter fourth. Regazzoni took the lead at the start, whereas Lauda and Scheckter collided on the first lap with the former retiring, and the latter continuing unscathed in second. Fittipaldi suffered a puncture and had to pit. Regazzoni went on to win and take the championship lead, with Scheckter second and Reutemann third.

Race Twelve: Austria[edit]

Lauda took his eighth pole position of the championship, and fifth consecutive, in his home round in Austria with Reutemann and Fittipaldi second and third on the grid. Reutemann got the better of Lauda at the start, with Regazzoni fourth behind the second Brabham of Carlos Pace, and Fittipaldi down to seventh behind Scheckter. Scheckter retired with a blown engine, whereas Regazzoni soon passed Pace. Lauda soon dropped down the order with a misfiring engine and soon retired. Regazzoni was second, and Fittipaldi was third after passing Pace. However. Fittipaldi's engine also blew up, and Regazzoni dropped back and ultimately had to bit with a slow puncture. Reutemann took the victory, with Denny Hulme second and James Hunt third. Regazzoni recovered to finish fifth and get two points, whereas his other rivals scored none.

Race Thirteen: Italy[edit]

The Ferrari fans were happy to see Lauda take pole for the Italian GP, with the Brabhams of Reutemann and Pace following him on the grid. The start did not change the positions, with Lauda leading Reutemann and Pace. Soon, Regazzoni passed both the Brabhams to and then Reutemann reited with a gearbox failure and Pace had to pit with tyre troubles. This left Lauda leading Regazzoni for the perfect Ferrari 1-2, a long way ahead of third-placed Peterson. That was not to last as Lauda retired with a water leak, handing the lead to Regazzoni but Regazzoni's engine failed 10 laps later. Peterson took the lead and won, holding off Fittipaldi and Scheckter finished third to close up the championship.

Race Fourteen: Canada[edit]

The penultimate round of the championship was in Canada, and Fittipaldi took pole, just beating Lauda with Scheckter third. Lauda took Fittipaldi off the line and led, with Regazzoni up to third ahead of Scheckter, but Scheckter retook the position on the second lap. The four contenders were occupying the first four spots - Lauda leading Fittipaldi, Scheckter and Regazzoni. But Scheckter crashed after suffering a brake failure, and then Lauda crashed out late in the race after running over debris, ending his championship hopes. Fittipaldi won the race from Regazzoni, with Peterson completing the podium.

This meant that Fittipaldi and Regazzoni were level on points into the last race, with Scheckter the outsider seven points behind.

Race Fifteen: United States[edit]

The championship decider was to be held at the United States. Reutemann took pole with Hunt alongside on the front row, with home hero Mario Andretti third in a Parnelli. Scheckter was sixth, whereas Fittipaldi and Regazzoni were eighth and ninth. Reutemann converted his pole to a lead at the start, with Hunt second and Pace third after Andretti stalled. Behind Lauda was Scheckter, Fittipaldi and Regazzoni running together. The front three quickly pulled away, as Lauda held up Scheckter and Fittipaldi in an attempt to help Regazzoni. However, Regazzoni was struggling with handling problems and dropping back down the field. He pitted for tyres twice but found it to be no avail, and he was two laps down. Lauda and Scheckter both retired in the latter half of the race, promoting Fittipaldi to fourth. Pace took second from Hunt with four laps left, as the Englishman was suffering from fading brakes. The race was won by Reutemann, with Pace ensuring that Brabham cap off the season with a 1-2, and Hunt was third.

Emerson Fittipaldi finished fourth to ensure that he was the World Champion, beating Regazzoni by three points.

The race was marred by the death of young Austrian Helmut Koinigg when his car crashed into the wall after a puncture on the 10th lap. The barrier which the car hit split on impact, and Koinigg was decapitated.

Championship review[edit]

Rnd Race Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Constructor Tyre Report
1 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires 13 January Sweden Ronnie Peterson Switzerland Clay Regazzoni New Zealand Denny Hulme United Kingdom McLaren-Ford G Report
2 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Interlagos 27 January Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom McLaren-Ford G Report
3 South Africa South African Grand Prix Kyalami 30 March Austria Niki Lauda Argentina Carlos Reutemann Argentina Carlos Reutemann United Kingdom Brabham-Ford G Report
4 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Jarama 28 April Austria Niki Lauda Austria Niki Lauda Austria Niki Lauda Italy Ferrari G Report
5 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Nivelles-Baulers 12 May Switzerland Clay Regazzoni New Zealand Denny Hulme Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom McLaren-Ford G Report
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Monaco 26 May Austria Niki Lauda Sweden Ronnie Peterson Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom Lotus-Ford G Report
7 Sweden Swedish Grand Prix Anderstorp 9 June France Patrick Depailler France Patrick Depailler South Africa Jody Scheckter United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford G Report
8 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort 23 June Austria Niki Lauda Sweden Ronnie Peterson Austria Niki Lauda Italy Ferrari G Report
9 France French Grand Prix Dijon-Prenois 7 July Austria Niki Lauda South Africa Jody Scheckter Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom Lotus-Ford G Report
10 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Brands Hatch 20 July Austria Niki Lauda Austria Niki Lauda South Africa Jody Scheckter United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford G Report
11 West Germany German Grand Prix Nürburgring 4 August Austria Niki Lauda South Africa Jody Scheckter Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Italy Ferrari G Report
12 Austria Austrian Grand Prix Österreichring 18 August Austria Niki Lauda Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Argentina Carlos Reutemann United Kingdom Brabham-Ford G Report
13 Italy Italian Grand Prix Monza 8 September Austria Niki Lauda Brazil Carlos Pace Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom Lotus-Ford G Report
14 Canada Canadian Grand Prix Mosport Park 22 September Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Austria Niki Lauda Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom McLaren-Ford G Report
15 United States United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen 6 October Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brazil Carlos Pace Argentina Carlos Reutemann United Kingdom Brabham-Ford G Report

Championship teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers contested the 1974 World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No Driver Rounds
United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus-Ford 72E
76
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 1 Sweden Ronnie Peterson All
2 Belgium Jacky Ickx All
31 Australia Tim Schenken 15
United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell-Ford 005
006
007
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 3 South Africa Jody Scheckter All
4 France Patrick Depailler All
United Kingdom Marlboro Team Texaco
United Kingdom Yardley Team McLaren
McLaren-Ford M23 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 5 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi All
6 New Zealand Denny Hulme All
33 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 1-11
United Kingdom David Hobbs 12-13
West Germany Jochen Mass 14-15
United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Brabham-Ford BT42
BT44
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 7 Argentina Carlos Reutemann All
8 United Kingdom Richard Robarts 1-3
Liechtenstein Rikky von Opel 4-9
Brazil Carlos Pace 10-15
34 Belgium Teddy Pilette 5
United Kingdom March Engineering March-Ford 741 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 9 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck 1-6, 8-15
Sweden Reine Wisell 7
10 New Zealand Howden Ganley 1-2
Italy Vittorio Brambilla 3-15
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312B3 Ferrari 001/11 3.0 F12 G 11 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni All
12 Austria Niki Lauda All
United Kingdom Team Motul BRM BRM P160E
P201
BRM P142 3.0 V12 F 14 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise All
15 France Henri Pescarolo 1-11, 13
New Zealand Chris Amon 14-15
37 France François Migault 1-6, 8-11, 13
United States UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow-Ford DN1
DN3
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 16 United States Peter Revson 1-2
United Kingdom Brian Redman 4-6
Sweden Bertil Roos 7
United Kingdom Tom Pryce 8-15
17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier 1-2, 4-15
United Kingdom Team Surtees
United Kingdom Bang & Olufsen Team Surtees
United Kingdom Memphis International Team Surtees
Surtees-Ford TS16 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 18 Brazil Carlos Pace 1-7
France José Dolhem 9, 15
United Kingdom Derek Bell 10-14
19 West Germany Jochen Mass 1-11
France Jean-Pierre Jabouille 12
France José Dolhem 13
Austria Helmuth Koinigg 14-15
30 Austria Dieter Quester 12
United Kingdom Frank Williams Racing Cars Iso-Marlboro-Ford FW Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 20 Italy Arturo Merzario All
21 Denmark Tom Belsø 3-4, 7, 10
Netherlands Gijs van Lennep 5, 8
France Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9
France Jacques Laffite 11-15
United Kingdom Team Ensign Ensign-Ford N174 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 22 Liechtenstein Rikky von Opel 1
Australia Vern Schuppan 5-11
United Kingdom Mike Wilds 12-15
South Africa Scribante Lucky Strike Racing McLaren-Ford M23 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 23 South Africa Dave Charlton 3
United Kingdom Trojan-Tauranac Racing Trojan-Ford T103 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 23 Australia Tim Schenken 4-6, 8, 10-13
29
41
Finland AAW Racing Team Surtees-Ford TS16 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 23 Finland Leo Kinnunen 5, 7, 9-10, 12-13
43
44
United Kingdom Hesketh Racing March-Ford
Hesketh-Ford
731
308
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F
G
24 United Kingdom James Hunt All
31 South Africa Ian Scheckter 12
Japan Maki Engineering Maki-Ford F101 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 25 New Zealand Howden Ganley 10-11
United Kingdom Embassy Racing with Graham Hill Lola-Ford T370 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 26 United Kingdom Graham Hill All
27 United Kingdom Guy Edwards 1-2, 4-9, 11
United Kingdom Peter Gethin 10
West Germany Rolf Stommelen 12-15
United Kingdom John Goldie Racing with Hexagon Brabham-Ford BT42
BT44
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 28 United Kingdom John Watson All
34 Brazil Carlos Pace 9
South Africa Team Gunston Lotus-Ford 72E Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 29 South Africa Ian Scheckter 3
30 South Africa Paddy Driver 3
United Kingdom Chris Amon Racing Amon-Ford AF101 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 30 New Zealand Chris Amon 4, 6, 11, 13
Australia Larry Perkins 11
United Kingdom Pinch Plant Ltd Lyncar-Ford 006 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 30 New Zealand John Nicholson 10
United Kingdom Dempster Internacional Racing Team March-Ford 731 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 35 United Kingdom Mike Wilds 10
Italy Scuderia Finotto Brabham-Ford BT42 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 31 Italy Carlo Facetti 13
32 Austria Helmuth Koinigg 12
43 France Gérard Larrousse 5, 9
South Africa Blignaut Embassy Racing Tyrrell-Ford 004 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 32 South Africa Eddie Keizan 3
United Kingdom Token Racing Token-Ford RJ02 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 32 United Kingdom Ian Ashley 11-12
35
42 United Kingdom Tom Pryce 5
United Kingdom David Purley 10
United Kingdom The Chequered Flag Brabham-Ford BT42 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 42 United Kingdom Ian Ashley 14-15
Canada Team Canada F1 Racing Brabham-Ford BT42 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 50 Canada Eppie Wietzes 14
United States Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing Parnelli-Ford VPJ4 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 55 United States Mario Andretti 14-15
United States Penske Cars Penske-Ford PC1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 66 United States Mark Donohue 14-15
United Kingdom Allied Polymer Group Brabham-Ford BT42 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 208 Italy Lella Lombardi 10

1974 World Championship of F1 Drivers - final standings[edit]

Pos Driver ARG
Argentina
BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
Pts
1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 10 1 7 3 1 5 4 3 Ret 2 Ret Ret 2 1 4 55
2 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 3 2 Ret 2 4 4 Ret 2 3 4 1 5 Ret 2 11 52
3 South Africa Jody Scheckter Ret 13 8 5 3 2 1 5 4 1 2 Ret 3 Ret Ret 45
4 Austria Niki Lauda 2 Ret 16 1 2 Ret Ret 1 2 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 38
5 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 13 6 Ret Ret Ret 1 Ret 8 1 10 4 Ret 1 3 Ret 35
6 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 7 7 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 6 3 1 Ret 9 1 32
7 New Zealand Denny Hulme 1 12 9 6 6 Ret Ret Ret 6 7 DSQ 2 6 6 Ret 20
8 United Kingdom James Hunt Ret 9 Ret 10 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 4 3 15
9 France Patrick Depailler 6 8 4 8 Ret 9 2 6 8 Ret Ret Ret 11 5 6 14
10 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 4 5 3 9 7 Ret Ret 4 7 Ret 15 12
= Belgium Jacky Ickx Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 5 3 5 Ret Ret 13 Ret 12
12 Brazil Carlos Pace Ret 4 11 13 Ret Ret Ret DNQ 9 12 Ret 5 8 2 11
13 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise 5 10 2 Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 10 12 Ret Ret Ret NC DNQ 10
14 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Ret Ret Ret 13 3 5 Ret 12 Ret 8 8 Ret Ret 10 6
= United Kingdom John Watson 12 Ret Ret 11 11 6 11 7 16 11 Ret 4 7 Ret 5 6
16 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck Ret Ret 5 4 Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret 7 11 Ret Ret DNQ 5
17 Italy Arturo Merzario Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret 4
18 Italy Vittorio Brambilla 10 9 Ret 10 10 11 Ret 13 6 Ret DNQ Ret 1
= United Kingdom Graham Hill Ret 11 12 Ret 8 7 6 Ret 13 13 9 12 8 14 8 1
= United Kingdom Tom Pryce Ret Ret Ret 8 6 Ret 10 Ret NC 1
United Kingdom Guy Edwards 11 Ret DNQ 12 8 7 Ret 15 DNQ 0
United Kingdom David Hobbs 7 9 0
West Germany Jochen Mass Ret 17 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret 16 7 0
United Kingdom Brian Redman 7 18 Ret 0
United States Mario Andretti 7 DSQ 0
New Zealand Howden Ganley 8 Ret DNQ DNQ 0
Denmark Tom Belsø Ret DNQ 8 DNQ 0
Liechtenstein Rikky von Opel DNS Ret Ret DNQ 9 9 DNQ 0
France Henri Pescarolo 9 14 18 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 0
New Zealand Chris Amon Ret DNS DNQ DNQ NC 9 0
Austria Dieter Quester 9 0
Australia Tim Schenken 14 10 Ret DNQ Ret DNQ 10 Ret DSQ 0
Austria Helmuth Koinigg DNQ 10 Ret 0
West Germany Rolf Stommelen Ret Ret 11 12 0
United Kingdom Derek Bell DNQ 11 DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
United States Mark Donohue 12 Ret 0
South Africa Ian Scheckter 13 DNQ 0
France François Migault Ret 16 15 Ret 16 Ret Ret 14 NC DNQ Ret 0
United Kingdom Ian Ashley 14 NC DNQ DNQ 0
Netherlands Gijs van Lennep 14 DNQ 0
South Africa Eddie Keizan 14 0
United Kingdom Richard Robarts Ret 15 17 DNS 0
Australia Vern Schuppan 15 Ret DSQ DSQ DNQ DNQ Ret 0
France Jacques Laffite Ret NC Ret 15 Ret 0
Belgium Teddy Pilette 17 0
South Africa Dave Charlton 19 0
United States Peter Revson Ret Ret 0
Finland Leo Kinnunen DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
United Kingdom Mike Wilds DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ NC 0
France Gérard Larrousse Ret DNQ 0
South Africa Paddy Driver Ret 0
Sweden Reine Wisell Ret 0
Sweden Bertil Roos Ret 0
United Kingdom Peter Gethin Ret 0
Canada Eppie Wietzes Ret 0
France José Dolhem DNQ DNQ Ret 0
France Jean-Pierre Jabouille DNQ DNQ 0
United Kingdom David Purley DNQ 0
Italy Lella Lombardi DNQ 0
New Zealand John Nicholson DNQ 0
Australia Larry Perkins DNQ 0
Italy Carlo Facetti DNQ 0
Pos Driver ARG
Argentina
BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
Pts
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)

Points towards the World Championship of F1 Drivers were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first six finishers in each race.[2] For classification, only the 7 best results from the first 8 races and the best 6 results from the remaining 7 races could be retained.[3]

The FIA did not award a championship classification to drivers who did not score championship points [1] and did not apply a classification tiebreaker system to drivers gaining an equal number of championship points.[1]

1974 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers - final standings[edit]

Pos Manufacturer ARG
Argentina
BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
Pts[4]
1 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 1 1 3 3 1 (5) 4 3 6 2 15 2 2 1 4 73 (75)
2 Italy Ferrari 2 2 16 1 2 4 Ret 1 2 4 1 5 Ret 2 11 65
3 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 6 8 4 5 3 2 1 5 4 1 2 Ret 3 5 6 52
4 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 13 3 13 Ret Ret 1 Ret 8 1 3 4 Ret 1 3 Ret 42
5 United Kingdom Brabham-Ford 7 7 1 11 11 6 9 7 16 6 3 1 5 8 1 35
6 United Kingdom Hesketh-Ford Ret 10 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 4 3 15
7 United Kingdom BRM 5 10 2 12 5 Ret Ret Ret 10 12 10 Ret Ret NC 9 10
8 United States Shadow-Ford Ret Ret WD 7 13 3 5 Ret 12 8 6 8 10 Ret 10 7
9 United Kingdom March-Ford 8 9 5 4 9 Ret 10 10 11 Ret 7 6 Ret Ret Ret 6
10 United Kingdom Iso Marlboro-Ford Ret Ret 6 Ret 14 Ret 8 Ret 9 Ret Ret NC 4 15 Ret 4
11 United Kingdom Surtees-Ford Ret 4 11 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 11 9 DNQ 10 Ret 3
12 United Kingdom Lola-Ford 11 11 12 Ret 8 7 6 Ret 13 13 9 12 8 11 8 1
United States Parnelli-Ford 7 DSQ 0
United Kingdom Trojan-Ford 14 10 Ret DNQ Ret DNQ 10 Ret 0
United States Penske-Ford 12 Ret 0
United Kingdom Token-Ford Ret DNQ 14 NC 0
United Kingdom Ensign-Ford DNS 15 Ret DSQ DSQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ NC 0
New Zealand Amon-Ford Ret DNS DNQ DNQ 0
Japan Maki-Ford DNQ DNQ 0
United Kingdom Lyncar-Ford DNQ 0
Pos Constructor ARG
Argentina
BRA
Brazil
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
Pts

Points towards the International Cup for F1 Manufacturers were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first six places in each race, however only the best placed car of each manufacturer was eligible to score points.[5] For classification, only the 7 best results from the first 8 races and the best 6 results from the remaining 7 races could be retained.[5]

Race results shown in Bold in the above table indicate that points were awarded and retained. Race results shown within brackets indicate that points were awarded but not retained.

The FIA did not award a championship classification to a manufacturer that did not score championship points.[1]

Non-Championship race results[edit]

The following races were open to Formula One cars, but did not count towards the World Championship of F1 Drivers or the International Cup for F1 Manufacturers.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
Brazil I Presidente Medici Grand Prix Brasília 3 February Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom McLaren-Cosworth Report
United Kingdom IX Race of Champions Brands Hatch 17 March Belgium Jacky Ickx United Kingdom Lotus-Cosworth Report
United Kingdom XXVI BRDC International Trophy Silverstone 7 April United Kingdom James Hunt United Kingdom Hesketh-Cosworth Report

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Results of 1974 FIA International Championships, 1975 FIA Yearbook, Grey section, pages 88-89
  2. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, page 6
  3. ^ Automobile Year, 1974/75, page 185
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ a b Mike Kettlewell, The Champion Book of World Championship Facts & Figures, 1982, page 40