Formula 1 1973 British Grand Prix

data

1973-07-14
9
Silverstone Circuit
Peter Revson
Ronnie Peterson

The 1973 British Grand Prix was won by Peter Revson of McLaren.
Despite being on pole position in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ronnie Peterson could not convert this into a win.

The race in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was round 9 of 15 of the 1973 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 67 1:29:18.5 9
2 67 +2.8 6
3 67 +3.0 4
4 67 +3.4 3
5 67 +36.6 2
6 67 +44.7 1
7 67 +1:11.7 0
8 67 +1:17.4 0
9 66 +1 Lap 0
10 66 +1 Lap 0
11 65 +2 Laps 0
12 63 +4 Laps 0
13 61 +6 Laps 0
44 Oil leak 0
36 Transmission 0
36 Fuel system 0
24 Chassis 0
6 Fuel system 0
0 Collision 0
0 Collision 0
0 Collision 0
0 Collision 0
0 Collision 0
0 Collision 0
0 Spun off 0
0 Collision 0
0 Collision 0
0 Collision 0
0 Throttle 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Ronnie Peterson Team Lotus
2 Denny Hulme McLaren
3 Peter Revson McLaren
4 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell
5 Emerson Fittipaldi Team Lotus
6 Jody Scheckter McLaren
7 François Cevert Tyrrell
8 Carlos Reutemann Brabham
9 Niki Lauda BRM
10 Clay Regazzoni BRM
11 James Hunt March
12 Mike Hailwood Surtees
13 Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham
14 Jochen Mass Surtees
15 Carlos Pace Surtees
16 David Purley March
17 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM
18 Howden Ganley Iso Marlboro
19 Jacky Ickx Ferrari
20 Andrea de Adamich Brabham
21 Rikky von Opel Ensign
22 Roger Williamson March
23 John Watson Brabham
24 Mike Beuttler March
25 George Follmer Shadow
26 Jackie Oliver Shadow
27 Graham Hill Shadow
28 Graham McRae Iso Marlboro
29 Chris Amon Tecno

1973 British Grand Prix

The 1973 British Grand Prix (formally the XXVI John Player British Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held at Silverstone on 14 July 1973. It was race 9 of 15 in both the 1973 World Championship of Drivers and the 1973 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.

The race is known for the first lap pile-up which ultimately caused eleven cars to retire. The accident happened when Jody Scheckter, running fourth in his McLaren, spun across the track at Woodcote Corner at the end of the first lap, causing many other cars to collide and crash. The incident eliminated nine cars, including all three works Surtees cars, while Brabham driver Andrea de Adamich suffered a broken ankle that ended his F1 career. The race was stopped at the end of the second lap, before being restarted over the original 67-lap distance with 18 of the original 29 cars (David Purley and Graham McRae having also retired in separate incidents).

On the first start, a swift start by Jackie Stewart brought him from fourth to first in less than half a lap. At Becketts Corner, Stewart out-braked race leader Ronnie Peterson and took the lead. Unfortunately for Stewart, the massive pile-up at the end of the first lap caused the race to be restarted and he had to start from fourth again. This time it was Niki Lauda who had an excellent start and moved up behind Peterson into second, with Stewart third. Stewart passed Lauda on lap 2, and charged after Peterson. On lap 6, Stewart again tried to pass Peterson for the lead, but the Swedish driver shut the door; Stewart lost control of his Tyrrell and spun off into the thick grass. Although he was able to continue, Stewart ended up finishing 10th, one lap down.

Another notable drive came from James Hunt in his Hesketh Racing March, who ran fourth for most of the race and was part of a four-way battle for the lead between himself, Peterson, Denny Hulme and Peter Revson. American driver Revson took his first Grand Prix victory by 2.8 seconds from Peterson.

The pile-up was to be a factor in this being the last World Championship F1 race held on the original Silverstone layout: a chicane would be added at Woodcote shortly before the next British Grand Prix at Silverstone two years later. MotoGP, which would come to Silverstone from the Isle of Man in 1977, would use the original layout until 1986.


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