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Monaco Grand Prix

Monte Carlo, 3 Jun 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [006/2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Elf Team Tyrrell
78 1h 57m 44.3s
80.96 mph
2 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72E [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 John Player Team Lotus
78 1h 57m 45.6s
3 Ronnie Peterson Lotus 72E [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 John Player Team Lotus
77
4 Fran├žois Cevert Tyrrell [006] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Elf Team Tyrrell
77
5 Peter Revson McLaren M23 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Yardley Team McLaren
76
6 Denis Hulme McLaren M23 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Yardley Team McLaren
76
7 Andrea de Adamich Brabham BT37 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 Ceramica Pagnossin Team MRD
75
8 Mike Hailwood Surtees TS14A [04] - Cosworth DFV V8
#23 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Team Surtees
75
9 James Hunt March 731 [3 as '1'] - Cosworth DFV V8
#27 Hesketh Racing
73
10 Jackie Oliver Shadow DN1 [4A] - Cosworth DFV V8
#17 UOP Shadow Racing Team
72
11 Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham BT42 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Motor Racing Developments Limited
71
R Jean-Pierre Jarier March 731 [721G/4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#14 STP March Racing Team
67 gearbox
R Graham Hill Shadow DN1 [3A] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 Embassy Racing
61 suspension
R Arturo Merzario Ferrari 312 B3-73 [011] - f12
#4 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
58 oil pressure
R Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT42 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Motor Racing Developments Limited
46 gearbox
R Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B3-73 [010] - f12
#3 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
44 halfshaft
R Howden Ganley Iso-Marlboro IR [02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#25 Frank Williams Racing Cars
40 halfshaft
R Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P160E [03] - P142 V12
#20 Marlboro BRM
39 accident
R David Purley March 731 [721G/1 as '731/3'] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 LEC Refrigeration Racing
31 fuel leak
R Nanni Galli Iso-Marlboro IR [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#26 Frank Williams Racing Cars
30 halfshaft
R Carlos Pace Surtees TS14A [05] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees
30 halfshaft
R Niki Lauda BRM P160E [08] - P142 V12
#21 Marlboro BRM
24 gearbox
R Chris Amon Tecno PA123 [6] - f12
#22 Martini Racing Team
22 overheating
R Clay Regazzoni BRM P160E [07] - P142 V12
#19 Marlboro BRM
15 boiling brake fluid
R Mike Beuttler March 731 [721G/2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#15 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie-Durlacher Racing
3 engine
DNS George Follmer Shadow DN1 [2A] - Cosworth DFV V8
#16 UOP Shadow Racing Team
Did not start
(practice only - car destroyed)
T Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72E [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1T John Player Team Lotus
(Only used in practice)
T Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B3-73 [011] - f12
#4T 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 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 [03] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24T Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees
(Only used in practice)
T/S Denis Hulme McLaren M23 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7T Yardley Team McLaren
(Spare - not used in practice)

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [006/2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 27.5s
2 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72E [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 27.7s
3 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M23 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 27.8s
4 Fran├žois Cevert (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [006] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 27.9s
5 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72E [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 28.1s
6 Niki Lauda (F1) 3-litre BRM P160E [08] - BRM P142 V12 1m 28.5s
7 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B3-73 [010] - Ferrari f12 1m 28.7s
8 Clay Regazzoni (F1) 3-litre BRM P160E [07] - BRM P142 V12 1m 28.9s
9 Wilson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT42 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 28.9s
10 Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre Iso-Marlboro IR [02] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 29.0s
11 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre BRM P160E [03] - BRM P142 V12 1m 29.0s
12 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre Tecno PA123 [6] - Tecno f12 1m 29.3s
13 Mike Hailwood (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS14A [04] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 29.4s
14 Jean-Pierre Jarier (F1) 3-litre March 731 [721G/4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 29.4s
15 Peter Revson (F1) 3-litre McLaren M23 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 29.4s
16 Arturo Merzario (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B3-73 [011] - Ferrari f12 1m 29.5s
17 Carlos Pace (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS14A [05] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 29.6s
18 James Hunt (F1) 3-litre March 731 [3 as '1'] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 29.9s
19 Carlos Reutemann (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT42 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 30.1s
20 George Follmer * (F1) 3-litre Shadow DN1 [2A] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 30.4s
21 Mike Beuttler (F1) 3-litre March 731 [721G/2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 31.0s
22 Nanni Galli (F1) 3-litre Iso-Marlboro IR [01] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 31.1s
23 Jackie Oliver (F1) 3-litre Shadow DN1 [4A] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 31.2s
24 David Purley (F1) 3-litre March 731 [721G/1 as '731/3'] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 31.9s
25 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Shadow DN1 [3A] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 31.9s
26 Andrea de Adamich (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT37 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 32.1s
 
* 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 7 June 1973 pp14-23 (by Pete Lyons). Motoring News 7 June 1973 pp14-17 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott). Motor Sport July 1973 pp741-744 and 'Notes on the cars at Monte Carlo' p744 (by 'DSJ' Denis Jenkinson).

There were two entries from each of Lotus, Ferrari, Tyrrell, McLaren, Shadow, Surtees and Williams, three each from Brabham and BRM; and one each from March and Tecno. The independents were Space Racing with the stockbroker March, Embassy Racing with Hill's Shadow, and two newcomers Lec Refrigeration with a March 731 for David Purley, and Hesketh Racing with a March 731 for their driver James Hunt, bringing the total to 26. Lyons counted 31 cars present. Hesketh's name had been on the entry for Hunt's hired Surtees TS9B at the Race of Champions, but this was the debut of Lord Hesketh's independent team, with Bubbles Horsley as team manager, and development engineer Harvey Postlethwaite leaving March to be technical manager. It was based at Lord Alexander Hesketh's Towcester home, and for Monaco his lordship also had the largest boat in the harbour. Purley's car was being run from the March factory using March mechanics, with Bobby Evans as "technical liaison manager".

The five spare cars were Fittipaldi's Lotus 72, Peterson having only one car since damaging his other car in practice at Zolder, Stewart's Tyrrell 005 which was back in standard front-radiator spec, Hulme's McLaren M23, the fourth BRM P160E, and a third Surtees TS14A. The two Ferraris had identification plates on the rear aerofoil mountings as well as in the cockpit, but had swapped those mountings, so that chassis 010 had 011 on the aerofoil mount and 011 had 010. Fortunately, Jenkinson noted this and mentioned it or Ferrari might have sold the cars the wrong way round again, as they did with 312B/003 and 312B/004. The four March 731s were explained in some detail by Denis Jenkinson, and it bears repeating. Two of the cars, 731/4 for Jarier and 731/2 for Beuttler, were 721Gs rebodied, rebuilt and given new identities. The other two, 731/1 for Hesketh and 731/3 for Purley, were "virtually new" cars, but using 1972 parts.