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French Grand Prix

Paul Ricard, 1 Jul 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ronnie Peterson Lotus 72E [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 John Player Team Lotus
54 1h 41m 36.52s
115.12 mph
2 Fran├žois Cevert Tyrrell [006] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Elf Team Tyrrell
54 1h 42m 17.44s
3 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT42 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Motor Racing Developments Limited
54 1h 42m 23.00s
4 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [006/2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Elf Team Tyrrell
54 1h 42m 23.45s
5 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B3-73 [010] - f12
#3 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
54 1h 42m 25.42s
6 James Hunt March 731 ['3'] - Cosworth DFV V8
#27 Hesketh Racing
54 1h 42m 59.06s
7 Arturo Merzario Ferrari 312 B3-73 [012] - f12
#4 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
54 1h 43m 05.71s
8 Denis Hulme McLaren M23 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Yardley Team McLaren
54 1h 43m 06.05s
9 Niki Lauda BRM P160E [08] - P142 V12
#21 Marlboro BRM
54 1h 43m 22.28s
10 Graham Hill Shadow DN1 [3A] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 Embassy Racing
53
11 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P160E [01] - P142 V12
#20 Marlboro BRM
53
12 Clay Regazzoni BRM P160E [07] - P142 V12
#19 Marlboro BRM
53
13 Carlos Pace Surtees TS14A [03] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees
51
14 Howden Ganley Iso-Marlboro IR [02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#25 Frank Williams Racing Cars
51
15 Rikky von Opel Ensign N173 [MN01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#29 Team Ensign
51
16 Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham BT42 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Motor Racing Developments Limited
50 throttle linkage
R Jody Scheckter McLaren M23 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Yardley Team McLaren
43 accident
R Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72E [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 John Player Team Lotus
41 accident
R Mike Hailwood Surtees TS14A [04] - Cosworth DFV V8
#23 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Team Surtees
29 oil leak
R Andrea de Adamich Brabham BT37 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 Ceramica Pagnossin Team MRD
28 halfshaft
R Reine Wisell March 731 [721G/2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#15 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie-Durlacher Racing
20 overheating
R George Follmer Shadow DN1 [5A] - Cosworth DFV V8
#16 UOP Shadow Racing Team
16 fuel feed
R Henri Pescarolo Iso-Marlboro IR [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#26 Frank Williams Racing Cars
16 overheating
R Jean-Pierre Jarier March 731 [721G/4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#14 STP March Racing Team
7 halfshaft
R Jackie Oliver Shadow DN1 [4A] - Cosworth DFV V8
#17 UOP Shadow Racing Team
0 clutch
T Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72E [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1T John Player Team Lotus
(Only used in practice)
T Ronnie Peterson Lotus 72E [R8] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2T John Player Team Lotus
(Only used in practice)
T Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B3-73 [011] - f12
#3T Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
(Only used in practice)
T Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5T Elf Team Tyrrell
(Only used in practice)
T Denis Hulme McLaren M23 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7T Yardley Team McLaren
(Only used in practice)
T Jody Scheckter McLaren M23 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8T Yardley Team McLaren
(Only used in practice)
T Clay Regazzoni BRM P160E [05] - P142 V12
#19T Marlboro BRM
(Only used in practice)
T Niki Lauda BRM P160E [05] - P142 V12
#21T Marlboro BRM
(Only used in practice)
T Carlos Pace Surtees TS14A [05] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees
(Only used in practice)
T/S   Brabham BT42 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10T Motor Racing Developments Limited
(Spare - not used in practice)
DNP John Surtees Surtees TS14A [03] - Cosworth DFV V8
#28 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees
Did not take part in official practice
DNA David Purley March 731 [721G/1 as '731/3'] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 LEC Refrigeration Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Chris Amon Tecno PA123 - f12
#22 Martini Racing Team
Did not arrive

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [006/2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 48.37s
2 Jody Scheckter (F1) 3-litre McLaren M23 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 49.18s
3 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72E [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 49.36s
4 Fran├žois Cevert (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [006] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 49.39s
5 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72E [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 49.45s
6 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M23 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 49.68s
7 Jean-Pierre Jarier (F1) 3-litre March 731 [721G/4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 50.69s
8 Carlos Reutemann (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT42 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 50.75s
9 Clay Regazzoni (F1) 3-litre BRM P160E [07] - BRM P142 V12 1m 50.99s
10 Arturo Merzario (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B3-73 [012] - Ferrari f12 1m 51.17s
11 Mike Hailwood (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS14A [04] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 51.17s
12 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B3-73 [010] - Ferrari f12 1m 51.44s
13 Andrea de Adamich (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT37 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 51.53s
14 James Hunt (F1) 3-litre March 731 ['3'] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 51.63s
15 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre BRM P160E [01] - BRM P142 V12 1m 51.67s
16 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Shadow DN1 [3A] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 51.70s
17 Niki Lauda (F1) 3-litre BRM P160E [08] - BRM P142 V12 1m 51.78s
18 Carlos Pace (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS14A [03] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 51.88s
19 Wilson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT42 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 52.07s
20 George Follmer (F1) 3-litre Shadow DN1 [5A] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 52.30s
21 Jackie Oliver (F1) 3-litre Shadow DN1 [4A] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 52.94s
22 Reine Wisell (F1) 3-litre March 731 [721G/2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 53.20s
23 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre Iso-Marlboro IR [01] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 53.56s
24 Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre Iso-Marlboro IR [02] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 53.87s
25 Rikky von Opel (F1) 3-litre Ensign N173 [MN01] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 55.55s

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 5 Jul 1973 pp16-24 (by Pete Lyons). Motoring News 5 Jul 1973 pp12-14 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott). Motor Sport August 1973 pp873-876 and 'Notes on the cars at Paul Ricard' p877 (by 'DSJ' Denis Jenkinson).

The entries came as usual two from each of Lotus, Ferrari, Tyrrell, McLaren, Shadow, Surtees and Williams, three again from Brabham as De Adamich was back, three also from BRM, one from March, and a newcomer, the Ensign N173 built by Mo Nunn in Walsall, the 21st 3-litre Formula One constructor. John Surtees was too busy running the team to take up the third Surtees entry made for him. The independents were Embassy Racing with Hill's Shadow, Space Racing with the stockbroker March 731, and Hesketh Racing with their March 731. The March hire car for Purley did not arrive, and the other non-arrival was the Tecno team, as a row at the Bologna factory resulted in everyone being thrown out, including sponsor Martini, leaving both the McCall car and the new Fowell car locked inside. The seven spare cars were the two Lotus 72Ds, a spare Ferrari 312B3 for Ickx, Stewart's Tyrrell 005 now in front-radiator spec again, Hulme's McLaren M23, a spare BRM P160E used by Lauda and Regazzoni, and the third Surtees TS14A intended for John himself and used instead by Pace. The Brabham BT42 damaged in Sweden was also on hand as the team had not been home since. The extra entry from Ensign and the extra spare car meant there were 33 F1 cars in the paddock, Lyons noting that this was the highest of the season.