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Argentinian Grand Prix

Buenos Aires, 28 Jan 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 John Player Team Lotus
96 1h 56m 18.22s
102.95 mph
2 Fran├žois Cevert Tyrrell [006] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Elf Team Tyrrell
96 1h 56m 22.91s
3 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Elf Team Tyrrell
96 1h 56m 51.41s
4 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B2-73 [005] - f12
#18 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
96 1h 57m 00.79s
5 Denis Hulme McLaren M19C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#14 Yardley Team McLaren
95
6 Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham BT37 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 Motor Racing Developments Limited
95
7 Clay Regazzoni BRM P160D [01] - P142 V12
#32 Marlboro BRM
93
8 Peter Revson McLaren M19C [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#16 Yardley Team McLaren
92
9 Arturo Merzario Ferrari 312 B2-73 [008] - f12
#20 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
92
10 Mike Beuttler March 721G [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#22 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie-Durlacher Racing
90 suspension
NC Howden Ganley Williams FX3B [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#38 Frank Williams Racing Cars
79 not classified
R Jean-Pierre Jarier March 721G [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 STP March Racing Team
84 radiator leak
R Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P160D [03] - P142 V12
#30 Marlboro BRM
79 engine
R Ronnie Peterson Lotus 72D [R8] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4 John Player Team Lotus
67 oil pressure
R Niki Lauda BRM P160D [05] - P142 V12
#34 Marlboro BRM
66 oil pressure
R Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT37 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Motor Racing Developments Limited
16 gearbox
R Mike Hailwood Surtees TS14A [02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#26 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Team Surtees
10 halfshaft
R Carlos Pace Surtees TS14A [03] - Cosworth DFV V8
#28 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees
10 suspension
R Nanni Galli Williams FX3B [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#36 Frank Williams Racing Cars
0 engine
T Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B2-72 [008] - f12
#20T Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
(Only used in practice)
T/S Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [003] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6T Elf Team Tyrrell
(Spare - not used in practice)

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Clay Regazzoni (F1) 3-litre BRM P160D [01] - BRM P142 V12 1m 10.54s
2 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 10.84s
3 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-73 [005] - Ferrari f12 1m 11.01s
4 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [005] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 11.03s
5 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R8] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 11.06s
6 Fran├žois Cevert (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [006] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 11.46s
7 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre BRM P160D [03] - BRM P142 V12 1m 11.48s
8 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 11.70s
9 Carlos Reutemann (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT37 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 12.08s
10 Mike Hailwood (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS14A [02] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 12.13s
11 Peter Revson (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 12.22s
12 Wilson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT37 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 12.33s
13 Niki Lauda (F1) 3-litre BRM P160D [05] - BRM P142 V12 1m 12.39s
14 Arturo Merzario (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-73 [008] - Ferrari f12 1m 12.54s
15 Carlos Pace (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS14A [03] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 12.80s
16 Nanni Galli (F1) 3-litre Williams FX3B [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 13.97s
17 Jean-Pierre Jarier (F1) 3-litre March 721G [4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 14.27s
18 Mike Beuttler (F1) 3-litre March 721G [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 15.15s
19 Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre Williams FX3B [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 15.29s

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.

3-litre Formula 1 World Championship events 1966-1985

These 1966 to 1985 results were initially compiled by Allen Brown, but these were in the very basic form required to track individual car histories. Since then further details, such as laps completed, qualifying times and so on, have been added from Rob Ryder's extensive database.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen at allen@oldracingcars.com if you can help with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 1 Feb 1973 pp8-17 (by Pete Lyons, who had replaced Patrick McNally as Overseas Editor from the start of 1973, with McNally becoming European Editor). Motoring News 1 Feb 1973 pp11-13 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott). Motor Sport March 1973 pp252,254-255 and 'Notes on the cars in Argentina' p256 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott).

20 cars arrived, for 19 entries. F1 was now settling into a two-car standard, with Lotus, Tyrrell, Brabham, McLaren, Ferrari, Surtees and Williams all entering two cars. There was only one official works March, the ex-Lauda car for Jarier with repositioned oil tank, and the unmodified Stockbroker March continued to be run by Space Racing. BRM were the only team with three entries. The only spare car was Tyrrell 003, which remained untouched. Four new cars were present, the two Surtees TS14As which had modified rear suspension with twin bottom "unparallel" links replacing the wishbone, a second Williams to much the same pattern as the former Politoys but called an Iso-Marlboro instead of a Politoys, and a new Lotus 72D as Lotus intended to have four cars at all races this season.