Brasilien GP 1973

Grande Premio de Brasil 11 Februari 1973, Interlagos

Ronnie Peterson lyckas inför sitt 34:e F1 lopp för första gången prestera snabbast varvtid på träningen. Han står i första startled tillsammans med teamkompisen Emerson Fittipaldi. Ronnie har nu fått nr 2 på sin svarta Lotus och detta blir ett nummer han kommer att ha under resten av säsongen.

Fittipaldi tar starten. Ronnie tvingas bryta redan på det femte varvet efter att ha tappat ett hjul - fälgen sprack!

Emerson Fittipaldi tar sin andra raka seger för säsongen och vinner i sin Lotus sitt hemlands GP - han leder loppet från start till mål. Tvåa blir Jackie Stewart i en Tyrrell före Denny Hulme i en McLaren som kör in som trea.

Snabbaste varv gör Fittipaldi och Hulme med 2.35,0.

Ronnie har två tävlingar i rad tvingats bryta p g a mekaniska problem, men han har också visat att han sitter i en fortsatt konkurrenskraftig bil som han har förmågan att manövrera.


Summary in english

With a Brazilian World Champion there was much demand for a Grand Prix in Brazil and, having run a non-championship event in 1972, the Brazilians won the right to stage a World Championship event at Interlagos in 1973. The event was held a fortnight after the race in Argentina and so all the teams went directly there. As the field in Argentina had been a small one the field was only 20 in number with the only new face being local man Luis Pereira Bueno who rented an old Surtees for the event. This was not his first F1 experience, however, as he had rented a March the previous year for the non-championship event.

Lotus had done considerable testing at the track in an effort to give Emerson Fittipaldi a chance to win in front of his home crowd but as things turned out it was his team mate Ronnie Peterson was on pole position with Fittipaldi second, two tenths of a second slower. There was then a gap of 1.3secs back to Jacky Ickx's Ferrari (which was on the outside of the front row). The second row featured Clay Regazzoni's BRM and Denny Hulme's McLaren with the third row being made up of Carlos Pace (Surtees), Carlos Reutemann (Brabham) and Jackie Stewart (Tyrrell).

The temperatures were very high on race day and at the start the Brazilian crowd was rewarded with two really good starts from the stars they had come to see: Fittipaldi took the lead and Pace leapt through into second position with Stewart third, Peterson fourth and Ickx fifth. On the second lap Pace was pushed back to third by Stewart and he soon dropped behind Peterson as well. The Swedish driver then closed up to Stewart and battled for second place until lap six when Ronnie suffered a wheel failure and crashed heavily.

By then Ickx had moved to third place ahead of Pace, who was in trouble with a rear suspension problem which forced him to retire a few laps later. The order at the front remained unchanged while the excitement was provided by Hulme driving up through the field. On the 12th lap he overtook fourth-placed
Jean-Pierre Beltoise (BRM) and three laps later he passed Ickx for third. The Belgian had to pit with a puncture and so fourth place went to Beltoise until the French stopped with an electrical problem. Regazzoni then moved into fourth but almost immediately had to pit for new tires and so the position went to Arturo Merzario in the second Ferrari.

Grand Prix Brasilien
Datum 11 Februari 1973
Bana Interlagos
Säsong 1973
Deltävling 2
Längd (km) 7.960
Varv 40
Tid 1:43:55.600
Placering Nr Förare Team Tid Grid
1 1 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 1:43:55.600 2
2 3 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell 13.500 8
3 7 Denny Hulme McLaren 106.400 5
4 10 Arturo Merzario Ferrari +1 varv 17
5 9 Jacky Ickx Ferrari +1 varv 3
6 14 Clay Regazzoni BRM +1 varv 4
7 19 Howden Ganley Williams +1 varv 16
8 16 Niki Lauda BRM +2 varv 13
9 20 Nanni Galli Williams +2 varv 18
10 4 François Cevert Tyrrell +2 varv 9
11 17 Carlos Reutemann Brabham +2 varv 7
12 23 Luiz Bueno Surtees +4 varv 20
r 15 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM +17 varv 10
r 12 Mike Beuttler March +22 varv 19
r 6 Carlos Pace Surtees +32 varv 6
r 5 Mike Hailwood Surtees +34 varv 14
r 11 Jean-Pierre Jarier March +35 varv 15
r 2 Ronnie Peterson Lotus +35 varv 1
r 18 Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham +35 varv 11
r 8 Peter Revson McLaren +37 varv 12


NC=Not Classified NT=No time set in qualifying R=Retired
EX=Excluded from meeting W=Withdrawn DQ=Disqualified
NS=Did not start NQ=Did not qualify NPQ=Did not pre-qualify

Aktuell ställning

Position Förare Nation Poäng
1 Emerson Fittipaldi BRA 18
2 Jackie Stewart GBR 10
3 Denny Hulme NZ 6
" François Cevert FRA 6
5 Jacky Ickx BEL 5
6 Arturo Merzario ITA 3

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