1973 Race of Champions

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1973 Race of Champions
Non-championship race in the 1973 Formula One season
Brands Hatch 1960-1975.svg
Race details
Date 18 March 1973
Official name VIII Race of Champions
Location Brands Hatch
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.264 km (2.65 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 170.554 km (105.977 mi)
Pole position
Driver BRM
Time 1:21.1
Fastest lap
Drivers France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM
Fastest lap Austria Niki Lauda BRM
Fastest lap Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Cosworth
Time 1:23.0
Podium
First Chevron-Chevrolet
Second McLaren-Cosworth
Third Surtees-Cosworth

The 8th Race of Champions was a non-Championship motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 18 March 1973 at Brands Hatch circuit in Kent, UK. The race included several entrants in Formula 5000 cars and was won by Peter Gethin in a Chevron-Chevrolet B24 '72-05'. This was the only race other than the poorly-attended 1969 Madrid Grand Prix in which a Formula 5000 car beat a Formula One car.

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Car Lap Gap
1 60 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM BRM P160 01:21.1
2 61 Austria Niki Lauda BRM BRM P160 01:21.9 +0.8
3 59 Australia Vern Schuppan BRM BRM P160 01:22.2 +1.1
4 58 South Africa Jody Scheckter McLaren-Cosworth McLaren M19C 01:22.6 +1.5
5 52 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Surtees-Cosworth Surtees TS14A 01:22.7 +1.6
6 65 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Cosworth Lotus 72 01:22.7 +1.6
7 64 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Cosworth Lotus 72 01:23.1 +2.0
8 32 United Kingdom Peter Gethin Chevron-Chevrolet Chevron B24 01:23.9 +2.8
9 57 New Zealand Denis Hulme McLaren-Cosworth McLaren M23 01:24.0 +2.9
10 63 New Zealand Howden Ganley Iso-Marlboro-Cosworth Iso-Marlboro FX3B 01:24.2 +3.1
11 22 United Kingdom Keith Holland Trojan-Chevrolet Trojan T101 01:24.7 +3.6
12 19 United States Brett Lunger Lola-Chevrolet Lola T330 01:24.7 +3.6
13 56 United Kingdom James Hunt Surtees-Cosworth Surtees TS9 01:24.8 +3.7
14 4 United Kingdom Guy Edwards Lola-Chevrolet Lola T330 01:25.2 +4.1
15 18 United Kingdom David Hobbs Lola-Chevrolet Lola T330 01:25.3 +4.2
16 22 New Zealand Graham McRae McRae-Chevrolet McRae GM1 01:25.6 +4.5
17 66 United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Cosworth Brabham BT37 01:26.3 +5.2
18 26 United Kingdom John Watson Brabham-Cosworth Brabham BT42 01:26.5 +5.4
19 1 Netherlands Gijs van Lennep Lola-Chevrolet Lola T330 01:26.7 +5.6
20 8 United Kingdom Tony Dean Chevron-Chevrolet Chevron B24 01:26.8 +5.7
21 15 United Kingdom Steve Thompson Chevron-Chevrolet Chevron B24 01:27.1 +6.0
22 208 United Kingdom Clive Santo Surtees-Chevrolet Surtees TS11 01:27.7 +6.6
23 3 Denmark Tom Belso Lola-Chevrolet Lola T330 01:27.7 +6.6
24 33 Belgium Teddy Pilette McLaren-Chevrolet McLaren M18 01:28.3 +7.2
25 67 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Iso-Marlboro-Cosworth Iso-Marlboro FX3B 01:28.4 +7.3
26 5 United Kingdom Jock Russell McRae-Chevrolet McRae GM1 01:29.2 +8.1
27 6 United Kingdom Ian Ashley Lola-Chevrolet Lola T330 01:29.6 +8.5
28 9 United States Bobby Brown Chevron-Chevrolet Chevron B24 01:31.7 +10.6
29 14 United Kingdom Ray Allen Surtees-Chevrolet Surtees TS8 01:36.4 +15.3

Classification[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Entrant Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 32 United Kingdom Peter Gethin Chevron Racing Chevron-Chevrolet 40 57:22.9 8
2 57 New Zealand Denny Hulme Yardley Team McLaren McLaren-Cosworth 40 +3.4 9
3 56 United Kingdom James Hunt Lord Hesketh Surtees-Cosworth 40 +3.4 13
4 67 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Frank Williams Racing Cars Iso-Marlboro-Cosworth 40 + 26.5 25
5 8 United Kingdom Tony Dean Anglo-American Racing Team Chevron-Chevrolet 39 + 1 lap 20
6 60 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Marlboro BRM BRM 39 + 1 lap 1
7 3 Denmark Tom Belsø ShellSPORT Luxembourg Lola-Chevrolet 39 + 1 lap 23
8 14 United Kingdom Ray Allen Servis Domestic Appliances Surtees-Chevrolet 38 + 2 laps 29
9 208 United Kingdom Clive Santo ShellSport Luxembourg Surtees-Chevrolet 38 + 2 laps 22
10 6 United Kingdom Ian Ashley Henley Forklift Co Lola-Chevrolet 38 + 2 laps 27
11 9 United States Bobby Brown Anglo-American Racing Team Chevron-Chevrolet 38 + 2 laps 28
12 1 Netherlands Gijs van Lennep ShellSPORT Luxembourg Lola-Chevrolet 37 + 3 laps 19
13 5 United Kingdom Jock Russell Jock Russell McRae-Chevrolet 36 + 4 laps 26
Ret 52 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Team Surtees Surtees-Cosworth 35 Accident 5
Ret 22 New Zealand Graham McRae Team McRae McRae-Chevrolet 33 Overheating 16
Ret 61 Austria Niki Lauda Marlboro BRM BRM 29 Electrical 2
Ret 19 United States Brett Lunger Hogan Racing Lola-Chevrolet 29 Engine 12
Ret 59 Australia Vern Schuppan Marlboro BRM BRM 26 Accident 3
Ret 58 South Africa Jody Scheckter Yardley Team McLaren McLaren-Cosworth 26 Accident 4
Ret 25 United Kingdom Keith Holland Ian Ward Trojan-Chevrolet 22 Rear Wing 11
Ret 65 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Team Lotus Lotus-Cosworth 18 Gearbox 6
Ret 4 United Kingdom Guy Edwards Barclay International Racing Lola-Chevrolet 18 Engine 14
Ret 63 New Zealand Howden Ganley Frank Williams Racing Iso-Marlboro-Cosworth 13 Handling 10
Ret 18 United Kingdom David Hobbs Hogan Racing Lola-Chevrolet 12 Handling 15
Ret 15 United Kingdom Steve Thompson Servis Domestic Appliances Chevron-Chevrolet 8 Radiator 21
Ret 62 United Kingdom John Watson Brabham Brabham-Cosworth 7 Accident 18
Ret 64 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Team Lotus Lotus-Cosworth 2 Engine 7
Ret 66 United Kingdom Graham Hill Graham Hill Brabham-Cosworth 0 Accident 17
Ret 33 Belgium Teddy Pilette VDS Racing McLaren-Chevrolet 0 Accident 24

References[edit]

  • Results at Silhouet.com [1]
  • Results at ultimateracinghistory.com [2]
  • Results at racingsportscars.com [3]


Previous race:
1972 World Championship Victory Race
Formula One non-championship races
1973 season
Next race:
1973 BRDC International Trophy
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1972 Race of Champions
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1974 Race of Champions