Formula 1 1974 German Grand Prix

data

1974-08-04
11
Nürburgring
Clay Regazzoni
Niki Lauda

The 1974 German Grand Prix was won by Clay Regazzoni of Ferrari.
Despite being on pole position in Germany, Niki Lauda could not convert this into a win.
Lauda was forced to retire in lap 1 due to: Accident.

The race in Germany was round 11 of 15 of the 1974 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 14 1:41:35.0 9
2 14 +50.7 6
3 14 +1:23.3 4
4 14 +1:24.2 3
5 14 +1:25.0 2
6 14 +2:18.1 1
7 14 +2:58.7 0
8 14 +3:25.9 0
9 14 +3:26.4 0
10 14 +4:17.7 0
11 14 +5:17.7 0
12 14 +6:26.3 0
13 14 +8:43.1 0
14 13 +1 Lap 0
15 12 Accident 0
10 Engine 0
10 Gearbox 0
5 Accident 0
5 Throttle 0
4 Fuel system 0
4 Gearbox 0
2 Suspension 0
2 Suspension 0
1 Suspension 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Accident 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Accident 0
0 Did not qualify 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Niki Lauda Ferrari
2 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari
3 Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren
4 Jody Scheckter Tyrrell
5 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell
6 Carlos Reutemann Brabham
7 Denny Hulme McLaren
8 Ronnie Peterson Team Lotus
9 Jacky Ickx Team Lotus
10 James Hunt Hesketh
11 Tom Pryce Shadow
12 Mike Hailwood McLaren
13 Jochen Mass Surtees
14 John Watson Brabham
15 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM
16 Arturo Merzario Iso Marlboro
17 Carlos Pace Brabham
18 Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow
19 Graham Hill Lola
20 Ian Ashley Token
20 Hans-Joachim Stuck March
21 Jacques Laffite Iso Marlboro
22 Vern Schuppan Ensign
23 Vittorio Brambilla March
24 Henri Pescarolo BRM
25 Derek Bell Surtees

1974 German Grand Prix

The 1974 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Nürburgring on 4 August 1974. It was race 11 of 15 in both the 1974 World Championship of Drivers and the 1974 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. It was the 36th German Grand Prix and the 33rd to be held at the Nürburgring complex of circuits. The race was won by Swiss driver Clay Regazzoni driving a Ferrari 312B3. Regazzoni led every lap on the way to his second Grand Prix victory, some four years after his debut victory at the 1970 Italian Grand Prix. South African driver Jody Scheckter was second driving a Tyrrell 007 ahead of Argentine driver Carlos Reutemann (Brabham BT44).

Since the 1973 event the main straight had been widened and resurfaced. In response to new FIA regulations stating that all FIA-mandated races must have safety walls, the organizers replaced the bushes lining the straight with Armco and placed sandy surface where grass could grow on both sides of the straight. Regazzoni's win, coupled with Niki Lauda's first lap crash put the Swiss Ferrari driver back into the lead of the championship he had previous held earlier in the year. Lauda crashed his Ferrari 312B3 attempting to pass Scheckter. Emerson Fittipaldi also was an early retirement after making a very slow start in his McLaren M23 and was struck by his team mate Denny Hulme putting out both cars within a lap. Hulme attempted to restart the race in a spare car and was disqualified for doing so. Mike Hailwood was another to crash, having a large accident on the second last lap at Pflanzgarten in his McLaren M23. The former motorcyclist received a badly broken leg in the accident which became a career-ending injury. Occasional showers fell during the race, contributing to the accident toll which also claimed Patrick Depailler (Tyrrell 007), Jacques Laffite (Williams FW02) and John Watson (Brabham BT44). Just 14 cars finished the race, although Hailwood would also be classified as a finisher, out of the 26 starters. There was six cars who failed to qualify including Chris Amon (Amon AF101) who pulled out due to illness.

Howden Ganley also suffered a serious accident during Friday's practice. The rear suspension failed on the Maki at Hatzenbach and he swerved right into the Armco barrier, ripping off the nose section of the car. Ganley's legs were dangling out the front of the car. He managed to get out by himself but he collapsed when he got to the fence, his ankles seriously injured. This led to Ganley's retirement from Formula 1.

Regazzoni moved into a three-point lead in the championship over Scheckter. Former points leader Lauda dropped to third, six points behind his Ferrari team mate and just one ahead of Fittipaldi. Ferrari moved eight points clear of McLaren in the constructor's standings.


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