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United States Grand Prix

Watkins Glen, 7 Oct 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ronnie Peterson Lotus 72E [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 John Player Team Lotus
59 1h 41m 15.799s
118.05 mph
2 James Hunt March 731 ['3'] - Cosworth DFV V8
#27 Hesketh Racing
59 1h 41m 16.467s
3 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT42 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Motor Racing Developments Limited
59 1h 41m 38.729s
4 Denis Hulme McLaren M23 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Yardley Team McLaren
59 1h 42m 06.025s
5 Peter Revson McLaren M23 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Yardley Team McLaren
59 1h 42m 36.166s
6 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72E [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 John Player Team Lotus
59 1h 43m 03.744s
7 Jacky Ickx Iso-Marlboro IR [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#26 Frank Williams Racing Cars
58
8 Clay Regazzoni BRM P160E [09] - P142 V12
#19 Marlboro BRM
58
9 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P160E [07] - P142 V12
#20 Marlboro BRM
58
10 Mike Beuttler March 731 [721G/2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#15 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie-Durlacher Racing
58
11 Jean-Pierre Jarier March 731 [721G/1-2 as '731/2'] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 STP March Racing Team
57
12 Howden Ganley Iso-Marlboro IR [02-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#25 Frank Williams Racing Cars
57
13 Graham Hill Shadow DN1 [3A] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 Embassy Racing
57
14 George Follmer Shadow DN1 [5A] - Cosworth DFV V8
#16 UOP Shadow Racing Team
57
15 Jackie Oliver Shadow DN1 [6A] - Cosworth DFV V8
#17 UOP Shadow Racing Team
55
16 Arturo Merzario Ferrari 312 B3-73 'Mk 2' [011] - f12
#4 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
55
NC Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham BT42 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Motor Racing Developments Limited
52 not classified
R Jody Scheckter McLaren M23 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#0 Yardley Team McLaren
39 suspension
R Jochen Mass Surtees TS14 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#30 Team Surtees
35 engine
R Niki Lauda BRM P160E [05] - P142 V12
#21 Marlboro BRM
35 fuel pump
R Mike Hailwood Surtees TS14A [04] - Cosworth DFV V8
#23 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Team Surtees
34 suspension
R Carlos Pace Surtees TS14A [05] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees
32 suspension
R John Watson Brabham BT42 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 Ceramica Pagnossin Team MRD
7 engine
R Brian Redman Shadow DN1 [4A] - Cosworth DFV V8
#31 UOP Shadow Racing Team
5 disqualified for outside asst.
R Rikky von Opel Ensign N173 [MN01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#28 Team Ensign
0 stuck throttle
DNSC Fran├žois Cevert Tyrrell [006/3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Elf Team Tyrrell
Did not start (crashed)
DNSW Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [006/2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Elf Team Tyrrell
Did not start (withdrew)
DNSW Chris Amon Tyrrell [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#29 Elf Team Tyrrell
Did not start (withdrew)
T Ronnie Peterson Lotus 72E [R8] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 John Player Team Lotus
(Only used in practice)

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72E [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 39.657s
2 Carlos Reutemann (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT42 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 40.013s
3 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72E [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 40.393s
4 Fran├žois Cevert * (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [006/3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 40.444s
5 James Hunt (F1) 3-litre March 731 ['3'] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 40.520s
6 Jackie Stewart * (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [006/2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 40.635s
7 Mike Hailwood (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS14A [04] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 40.844s
8 Peter Revson (F1) 3-litre McLaren M23 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 40.895s
9 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M23 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 40.907s
10 Carlos Pace (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS14A [05] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 41.125s
11 Jody Scheckter (F1) 3-litre McLaren M23 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 41.321s
12 Arturo Merzario (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B3-73 'Mk 2' [011] - Ferrari f12 1m 41.455s
13 Chris Amon * (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [005] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 41.679s
14 Brian Redman (F1) 3-litre Shadow DN1 [4A] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 42.247s
15 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre BRM P160E [07] - BRM P142 V12 1m 42.417s
16 Clay Regazzoni (F1) 3-litre BRM P160E [09] - BRM P142 V12 1m 42.468s
17 Jochen Mass (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS14 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 42.517s
18 Jean-Pierre Jarier (F1) 3-litre March 731 [721G/1-2 as '731/2'] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 42.752s
19 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Shadow DN1 [3A] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 42.848s
20 Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre Iso-Marlboro IR [02-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 43.166s
21 George Follmer (F1) 3-litre Shadow DN1 [5A] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 43.387s
22 Niki Lauda (F1) 3-litre BRM P160E [05] - BRM P142 V12 1m 43.543s
23 Jackie Oliver (F1) 3-litre Shadow DN1 [6A] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 43.650s
24 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Iso-Marlboro IR [01] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 43.885s
25 John Watson (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT42 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 43.887s
26 Wilson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT42 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 44.478s
27 Mike Beuttler (F1) 3-litre March 731 [721G/2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 45.032s
28 Rikky von Opel (F1) 3-litre Ensign N173 [MN01] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 45.441s
 
* 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 11 Oct 1973 8-17 (by Pete Lyons). Motoring News 11 Oct 1973 pp12-15 including 'In the paddock' (by 'AH' Alan Henry). Motor Sport November 1973 pp1267-1269 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott).

The field was largely as at Mosport Park, with two entries from each of Lotus and Williams; three from each of Tyrrell, McLaren, Brabham, Shadow, BRM and Surtees; and one from each of Ferrari. March and Ensign. The three privateers were Embassy Racing with Hill's Shadow, Space Racing with the stockbroker March 731, and Hesketh Racing with their March 731 for Hunt, bringing the total to 28. As well as Amon in the spare Tyrrell and Scheckter in the spare McLaren, the Watkins Glen field also included Mass in a third Surtees and Redman in a third Shadow. The only remaining spare car was Peterson's Lotus 72D, which had been stripped, the monocoque flown back to Hethel for repairs, returned and rebuilt, all before practice began at Watkins Glen. Cevert's car had also been rebuilt using a new monocoque flown out from Ripley and effectively a new car built up. After Cevert's fatal accident in practice in this car, the Tyrrell team withdrew, leaving 25 starters.