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Brazilian Grand Prix

Interlagos, 11 Feb 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 John Player Team Lotus
40 1h 43m 55.6s
114.22 mph
2 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Elf Team Tyrrell
40 1h 44m 09.1s
3 Denis Hulme McLaren M19C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Yardley Team McLaren
40 1h 45m 42.0s
4 Arturo Merzario Ferrari 312 B2-73 [008] - f12
#10 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
39
5 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B2-73 [005] - f12
#9 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
39
6 Clay Regazzoni BRM P160D [01] - P142 V12
#14 Marlboro BRM
39
7 Howden Ganley Williams FX3B [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#19 Frank Williams Racing Cars
39
8 Niki Lauda BRM P160D [05] - P142 V12
#16 Marlboro BRM
38
9 Nanni Galli Williams FX3B [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#20 Frank Williams Racing Cars
38
10 Fran├žois Cevert Tyrrell [006] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4 Elf Team Tyrrell
38
11 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT37 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#17 Motor Racing Developments Limited
38
12 Luiz Pereira Bueno Surtees TS9B [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#23 Team Surtees
36
R Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P160D [03] - P142 V12
#15 Marlboro BRM
23 electrics
R Mike Beuttler March 721G [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie-Durlacher Racing
18 overheating
R Carlos Pace Surtees TS14A [03] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees
9 suspension
R Jean-Pierre Jarier March 721G [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 STP March Racing Team
6 gearbox
R Mike Hailwood Surtees TS14A [02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Team Surtees
6 gearbox
R Ronnie Peterson Lotus 72D [R8] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 John Player Team Lotus
5 broek rear wheel, "nudged" barrier
R Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham BT37 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 Motor Racing Developments Limited
5 overheating
R Peter Revson McLaren M19C [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Yardley Team McLaren
3 gearbox
T/S Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [003] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3T Elf Team Tyrrell
(Spare - not used in practice)

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R8] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 30.5s
2 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 30.7s
3 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-73 [005] - Ferrari f12 2m 32.0s
4 Clay Regazzoni (F1) 3-litre BRM P160D [01] - BRM P142 V12 2m 32.4s
5 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 32.7s
6 Carlos Pace (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS14A [03] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 32.7s
7 Carlos Reutemann (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT37 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 32.9s
8 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [005] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 33.3s
9 Fran├žois Cevert (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [006] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 33.4s
10 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre BRM P160D [03] - BRM P142 V12 2m 33.5s
11 Wilson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT37 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 34.3s
12 Peter Revson (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 34.4s
13 Niki Lauda (F1) 3-litre BRM P160D [05] - BRM P142 V12 2m 35.1s
14 Mike Hailwood (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS14A [02] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 35.5s
15 Jean-Pierre Jarier (F1) 3-litre March 721G [4] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 37.6s
16 Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre Williams FX3B [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 37.6s
17 Arturo Merzario (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-73 [008] - Ferrari f12 2m 37.7s
18 Nanni Galli (F1) 3-litre Williams FX3B [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 38.7s
19 Mike Beuttler (F1) 3-litre March 721G [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 39.9s
20 Luiz Pereira Bueno (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [005] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 42.5s

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 15 Feb 1973 pp8-17 (by Pete Lyons) Motoring News 15 Feb 1973 pp8-11 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott). Motor Sport March 1973 pp223-225 and 'Notes on the cars at Interlagos' p225 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott).

There were two entries from each of Lotus, Tyrrell, McLaren, Ferrari, Brabham and Williams, three from BRM and Surtees, and the singleton works STP-March. The only privateers was the Stockbroker March 721G. The third Surtees was a TS9B brought along by Team Surtees and entered for Luiz Bueno.