1975 Swiss Grand Prix
The 1975 Swiss Grand Prix was a non-championship Formula One race held on August 24 at the Dijon-Prenois racetrack in France, due to a ban on motor racing in Switzerland since the 1955 Le Mans disaster.
Fittipaldi's clutch slipped on the line and after 2 laps he retired completely. Jarier led from home favourite Clay Regazzoni, Depailler, Mass and John Watson. James Hunt was maintaining 6th place, despite suffering dreadful handling problems. Losing power on the corners, he soon lost position to Carlos Pace and Ronnie Peterson.
Jarier's lead had built up and he looked certain to obtain his long-awaited first Formula One victory. Gearbox drive problems thwarted him though and a bitterly disappointed Jarier retired on lap 34.
Peterson also passed Watson to take 5th before the close, leaving the order at the end as Regazzoni, Depailler, Mass, Peterson, Watson, Pace.
|2||4||Patrick Depailler||Tyrrell-Ford||60||+ 0:08.35||5|
|3||2||Jochen Mass||McLaren-Ford||60||+ 0:15.44||4|
|4||5||Ronnie Peterson||Lotus-Ford||60||+ 0:40.14||10|
|5||18||John Watson||Surtees-Ford||60||+ 0:45.55||6|
|6||8||Carlos Pace||Brabham-Ford||60||+ 0:45.90||7|
|7||16||Tom Pryce||Shadow-Ford||60||+ 0:46.66||8|
|8||24||James Hunt||Hesketh-Ford||59||+ 1 Lap||11|
|9||31||Chris Amon||Ensign-Ford||59||+ 1 Lap||9|
|10||21||Jacques Laffite||Williams-Ford||59||+ 1 Lap||13|
|11||9||Vittorio Brambilla||March-Ford||58||+ 2 Laps||12|
|12||22||Rolf Stommelen||Hill-Ford||58||+ 2 Laps||14|
|13||35||Tony Trimmer||Maki-Ford||54||+ 6 Laps||16|
|NC||20||Jo Vonlanthen||Williams-Ford||51||+ 9 Laps||15|
1975 BRDC International Trophy
|Formula One Non-Championship races
1976 Race of Champions
1954 Swiss Grand Prix
|Swiss Grand Prix||Next race:
1982 Swiss Grand Prix
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