1973 Italian Grand Prix

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Race details
Monza 1972.jpg
Date 9 September 1973
Official name XLIV Gran Premio d'Italia
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Monza, Lombardy, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.775 km (3.588 mi)
Distance 55 laps, 317.625 km (197.34 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 1:34.8
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford
Time 1:35.3
Podium
First Lotus-Ford
Second Lotus-Ford
Third McLaren-Ford

The 1973 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monza on 9 September 1973. It was race 13 of 15 in both the 1973 World Championship of Drivers and the 1973 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.

The 55-lap race was won from pole position by Ronnie Peterson, driving a Lotus-Ford, with team-mate Emerson Fittipaldi second and Peter Revson third in a McLaren-Ford. Jackie Stewart suffered a puncture early in the race which dropped him to 20th, but charged through the field to finish fourth, which was enough to secure his third Drivers' Championship.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 55 1:29:17.0 1 9
2 1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 55 + 0.8 4 6
3 8 United States Peter Revson McLaren-Ford 55 + 28.8 2 4
4 5 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 55 + 33.2 6 3
5 6 France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 55 + 46.2 11 2
6 10 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 55 + 59.8 10 1
7 23 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 55 + 1:28.7 8  
8 3 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 54 + 1 Lap 14  
9 29 United Kingdom David Purley March-Ford 54 + 1 Lap 24  
10 16 United States George Follmer Shadow-Ford 54 + 1 Lap 21  
11 17 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Shadow-Ford 54 + 1 Lap 19  
12 9 Germany Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford 54 + 1 Lap 9  
13 20 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 54 + 1 Lap 13  
14 12 United Kingdom Graham Hill Shadow-Ford 54 + 1 Lap 22  
15 7 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 53 + 2 Laps 3  
NC 25 New Zealand Howden Ganley Iso-Marlboro-Ford 44 + 11 Laps 20  
Ret 15 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Ford 34 Gearbox 12  
Ret 21 Austria Niki Lauda BRM 33 Accident 15  
Ret 19 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni BRM 30 Ignition 18  
Ret 24 Brazil Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 17 Tyre 5  
Ret 26 Netherlands Gijs van Lennep Iso-Marlboro-Ford 14 Overheating 23  
Ret 28 Liechtenstein Rikky von Opel Ensign-Ford 10 Overheating 17  
Ret 11 Brazil Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham-Ford 6 Brakes 16  
Ret 4 Italy Arturo Merzario Ferrari 2 Suspension 7  
DNS 27 United Kingdom James Hunt March-Ford Practice Accident
Source:[1]

Notes[edit]

  • Jacky Ickx left Ferrari after this race.
  • This was the final points for Francois Cevert before he was killed a month later at the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen.
  • This was also the first 1-2 for Team Lotus in five years.

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1973 Italian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 


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