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Austrian Grand Prix

Österreichring, 19 Aug 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ronnie Peterson Lotus 72E [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 John Player Team Lotus
54 1h 28m 48.78s
133.99 mph
2 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [006/2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Elf Team Tyrrell
54 1h 28m 57.79s
3 Carlos Pace Surtees TS14A [05] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees
54 1h 29m 35.42s
4 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT42 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Motor Racing Developments Limited
54 1h 29m 36.69s
5 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P160E [07] - P142 V12
#20 Marlboro BRM
54 1h 30m 10.38s
6 Clay Regazzoni BRM P160E [09] - P142 V12
#19 Marlboro BRM
54 1h 30m 27.18s
7 Arturo Merzario Ferrari 312 B3-73 'Mk 2' [011] - f12
#4 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
53 1h 29m 15.74s
8 Denis Hulme McLaren M23 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Yardley Team McLaren
53 1h 30m 17.39s
9 Gijs van Lennep Iso-Marlboro IR [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#26 Frank Williams Racing Cars
52 1h 29m 29.45s
10 Mike Hailwood Surtees TS14A [04] - Cosworth DFV V8
#23 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Team Surtees
49 1h 29m 40.15s
NC Howden Ganley Iso-Marlboro IR [02-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#25 Frank Williams Racing Cars
44 not classified
R Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72E [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 John Player Team Lotus
48 fuel feed
R Jean-Pierre Jarier March 731 [721G/1-2 as '731/2'] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 STP March Racing Team
37 engine
R Rikky von Opel Ensign N173 [MN01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#28 Team Ensign
34 fuel feed
R Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham BT42 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Motor Racing Developments Limited
31 fuel feed
R Graham Hill Shadow DN1 [3A] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 Embassy Racing
28 suspension
R George Follmer Shadow DN1 [6A] - Cosworth DFV V8
#16 UOP Shadow Racing Team
23 transmission
R Rolf Stommelen Brabham BT42 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 Ceramica Pagnossin Team MRD
21 lost wheel
R Jackie Oliver Shadow DN1 [4A] - Cosworth DFV V8
#17 UOP Shadow Racing Team
9 fuel leak
R François Cevert Tyrrell [006] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Elf Team Tyrrell
6 suspension
R James Hunt March 731 ['3'] - Cosworth DFV V8
#27 Hesketh Racing
3 fuel injection
R Mike Beuttler March 731 [721G/2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#15 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie-Durlacher Racing
0 accident
R Peter Revson McLaren M23 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Yardley Team McLaren
0 clutch
DNS Niki Lauda BRM P160E [05] - P142 V12
#21 Marlboro BRM
Did not start
(injured wrist, withdrew after two practice lap)
DNS Chris Amon Tecno PA123 [6] - f12
#22 Martini Racing Team
Did not start
(car too slow)
T Ronnie Peterson Lotus 72E [R8] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2T John Player Team Lotus
(Only used in practice)
T Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5T Elf Team Tyrrell
(Only used in practice)
T François Cevert Tyrrell [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6T Elf Team Tyrrell
(Only used in practice)
T Rolf Stommelen Brabham BT42 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9T Ceramica Pagnossin Team MRD
(Only used in practice)
T Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham BT42 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9T Ceramica Pagnossin Team MRD
(Only used in practice)
T Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham BT42 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Motor Racing Developments Limited
(Only used in practice)
T Clay Regazzoni BRM P160E [05] - P142 V12
#21T Marlboro BRM
(Only used in practice)
T Chris Amon Tecno E731 - f12
#22T Martini Racing Team
(Only used in practice)
T Denis Hulme McLaren M23 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#35 Yardley Team McLaren
(Only used in practice)
T Peter Revson McLaren M23 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#35 Yardley Team McLaren
(Only used in practice)
T/S Mike Hailwood Surtees TS14A [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Team Surtees
(Spare - not used in practice)
DNA Jean-Pierre Jarier March 731 [721G/4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#14 STP March Racing Team
Did not arrive

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72E [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 34.98s
2 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72E [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 35.37s
3 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M23 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 35.69s
4 Peter Revson (F1) 3-litre McLaren M23 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 35.86s
5 Carlos Reutemann (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT42 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 36.01s
6 Arturo Merzario (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B3-73 'Mk 2' [011] - Ferrari f12 1m 36.42s
7 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [006/2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 36.44s
8 Carlos Pace (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS14A [05] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 36.48s
9 James Hunt (F1) 3-litre March 731 ['3'] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 36.63s
10 François Cevert (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [006] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 36.77s
11 Mike Beuttler (F1) 3-litre March 731 [721G/2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 36.83s
12 Jean-Pierre Jarier (F1) 3-litre March 731 [721G/1-2 as '731/2'] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 36.93s
13 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre BRM P160E [07] - BRM P142 V12 1m 37.46s
14 Clay Regazzoni (F1) 3-litre BRM P160E [09] - BRM P142 V12 1m 37.52s
15 Mike Hailwood (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS14A [04] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 37.60s
16 Wilson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT42 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 37.81s
17 Rolf Stommelen (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT42 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 37.85s
18 Jackie Oliver (F1) 3-litre Shadow DN1 [4A] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 37.97s
19 Rikky von Opel (F1) 3-litre Ensign N173 [MN01] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 38.22s
20 George Follmer (F1) 3-litre Shadow DN1 [6A] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 38.30s
21 Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre Iso-Marlboro IR [02-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 39.38s
22 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Shadow DN1 [3A] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 39.50s
23 Chris Amon * (F1) 3-litre Tecno PA123 [6] - Tecno f12 1m 40.39s
24 Gijs van Lennep (F1) 3-litre Iso-Marlboro IR [01] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 41.04s
- Niki Lauda * (F1) 3-litre BRM P160E [05] - BRM P142 V12 1m 36.84s
 
* Did not start

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 23 Aug 1973 pp12-20 (by Pete Lyons). Motoring News 23 Aug 1973 pp12-16 (by 'AH' Alan Henry) and 'In the Paddock' (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott). Motor Sport October 1973 p1148-1150 including 'Notes on the cars at Zeltweg' (by 'DSJ' Denis Jenkinson).

There were two entries from each of Lotus, Tyrrell, McLaren, Shadow, Surtees and Williams; three from Brabham and BRM; one from each of Ferrari, March, Tecno and Ensign. The three privateers were Embassy Racing with Hill's Shadow, Space Racing with the stockbroker March 731, and Hesketh Racing with the quickest of the March 731s, bringing the total to 25. Lauda and Amon did not start, leaving 23 on the grid. Jenkinson started a problem at this race by deciding that the Williams chassis IR/02, which had been rebuilt on a new monocoque, should be called IR/03 regardless of what the team wanted to call it. He maintained this new name all season, so when Williams later introduced a new car and called it IR/03, Jenks had to call it IR/04. When Williams renumbered their cars as FW/02 and FW/03 for 1974, Jenks continued to resist, but finally relented when an entirely new model was built and called the FW04. Some time after this, Jenks adopted a specific notation to indicate a car rebuilt on a new monocoque, so this rebuilt car would have been called IR/02-2 by a future Jenks. We follow that future Jenks here.

Amon used both Tecnos in practice but the engine in the McCall car blew up and then the Goral car persistently overheated. The Kiwi went home after practice and this turned out the be the final appearance of the team in F1. Jarier drove the usual Lec hire car as a works entry, still dark blue as Andy Granatelli had withdrawn STP sponsorship from the team. Mauro Forgieri had completely reworked the Ferrari 312B3 and Arturo Merzario was given the job of developing it. The Shadow and Williams teams were struggling, the works Shadow being unable to match the pace of Hill's Embassy car and the two Iso-Marlboro Williams being right at the back with the Tecno.

The six spare cars present were one Lotus 72D, Stewart's Tyrrell 005, a spare McLaren M23, a brand new spare Brabham BT42, a spare Surtees TS14 that stayed in the transporter, and the second Tecno.