1975 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Brazil  1975 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 14 in the 1975 Formula One season
Interlagos 1973.jpg
Date January 26, 1975
Location São Paulo, Brazil
Course Permanent race track
7.98 km (4.79 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 319.2 km (191.6 mi)
Weather Hot and dry
Pole position
Driver France Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford
Time 2:29.88[1]
Fastest lap
Driver France Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford
Time 2:34.16[2] on lap 10
Podium
First Brazil Carlos Pace Brabham-Ford
Second Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford
Third West Germany Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford

The 1975 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Interlagos on January 26, 1975. It was the fourth Brazilian Grand Prix since its introduction in 1972. The race was memorably won by São Paulo native Carlos Pace driving a Brabham BT44B. It would be the only win of Pace's abbreviated career, he would be killed in an aircraft accident two years later. The circuit now holds his name. It would be eight years before another Brazilian would win the Grand Prix. Fellow Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi finished second in his McLaren M23 with his German team mate Jochen Mass finishing third.

Race summary[edit]

Jean-Pierre Jarier was again the pole position, after beating the 1973 pole record. He lined up ahead of local hero Emerson Fittipaldi. The race was delayed whilst the track was washed down to remove debris – punctures had played a critical part in the 1974 race and no-one wanted a repeat of these problems.

This race marked the last start (and finish) of Graham Hill's extremely long F1 career.

Brazilian drivers finished 1–2 in this race, with Carlos Pace winning the only race of his career and Emerson Fittipaldi finishing second. This feat was to be repeated in 1986 by Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8 Brazil Carlos Pace Brabham-Ford 40 1:44:41.17 6 9
2 1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford 40 + 5.79 2 6
3 2 Germany Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 40 + 26.66 10 4
4 11 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 40 + 43.28 5 3
5 12 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari 40 + 1:01.88 4 2
6 24 United Kingdom James Hunt Hesketh-Ford 40 + 1:05.12 7 1
7 27 United States Mario Andretti Parnelli-Ford 40 + 1:06.81 18  
8 7 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 40 + 1:39.62 3  
9 6 Belgium Jacky Ickx Lotus-Ford 40 + 1:51.84[2] 12  
10 18 United Kingdom John Watson Surtees-Ford 40 + 2:29.60 13  
11 21 France Jacques Laffite Williams-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 11  
12 22 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lola-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 20  
13 30 Brazil Wilson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 21  
14 23 Germany Rolf Stommelen Lola-Ford 39 + 1 Lap 23  
15 5 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 38 + 2 laps 16  
Ret 17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 32 Fuel System 1  
Ret 4 France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 31 Suspension 9  
Ret 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford 31 Accident 14  
Ret 20 Italy Arturo Merzario Williams-Ford 24 Fuel System 11  
Ret 28 United States Mark Donohue Penske-Ford 22 Handling 15  
Ret 14 United Kingdom Mike Wilds BRM 22 Electrical 22  
Ret 3 South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 18 Oil leak 8  
Ret 9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford 1 Engine 17  

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. 68. ISBN 0-85429-380-9. 
  2. ^ a b Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 70. 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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