Kanada GP 1973


Canadian Grand Prix 23 September 1973, Mosport Park

Ronnie Peterson i sitt 46:e framträdande på GP scenen. Ronnie kraschar svårt under träning. Ronnie kan ändock slutföra ett övertygande tidskval och tar åter en "pole position". Peter Revson, Jody Scheckter och Carlos Reutemann de närmast följande.

Ronnie tar starten, men tvingas efter två varv i ledning lämna över till sin tidigare adept Niki Lauda i en BRM (som för övrigt gjort en fantastisk start från sin åttonde plats). På det 16 varvet gör Ronnie ett "misstag" och spinner av banan, men följden att han måste bryta loppet. Detta är dock följden av en felande fjädring...

Tätpositionen växlar ett flertal gånger, men det blir till slut Peter Revson i en McLaren som tar segern före Emerson Fittipaldi (Lotus) och Jackie Oliver (Shadow) på en tredjeplats. 

Ronnie väntar på Emerson...

Snabbaste varv har Fittipaldi med 1.15,496 och loppet ser följande förare i ledning: Ronnie 1-2; Lauda 3-19; Fittipaldi 20-32; Stewart 33; Beltoise 34-39; Oliver 40-46; Revson 47-80.

Summary in english

With Jackie Stewart having won the Drivers' World Championship in Italy two weeks earlier, the major interest was over the Constructors' title which was finely balanced between Tyrrell and Lotus. Tyrrell decided to enter three cars for the Canadian race and as Patrick Depailler was out of action after a motorcycle accident Tyrrell decided to run Chris Amon, who had fallen out with Tecno. BRM had hired Peter Gethin to replace Clay Regazzoni, while Ferrari had only one car again as Jacky Ickx had left the team. Tim Schenken made his comeback as Howden Ganley's partner at Williams and Jody Scheckter reappeared in a third McLaren for the first time since he had triggered the big accident at Silverstone.

Qualifying resulted in pole position going to
Ronnie Peterson (Lotus) with Peter Revson alongside him on the front row of the grid. Scheckter shared the second row with Carlos Reutemann (Brabham) while Emerson Fittipaldi (Lotus) and Francois Cevert - the pair still fighting over second place in the title - were on the third row. The top 10 was completed by Denny Hulme (McLaren), Niki Lauda (BRM), Stewart and Wilson Fittipaldi (Brabham).

It was raining on race day and at the start Peterson took the lead with Scheckter chasing and then a fast-startring Lauda.
Emerson Fittipaldi was fourth ahead of Stewart, Reutemann, Revson and the rest. In the early laps Lauda was the man on the move and he moved into the lead on lap three, leaving Peterson and Scheckter to fight over second, which they did until Peterson crashed on lap 17. By then Scheckter had dropped back behind Fittipaldi and Carlos Pace (Surtees). On lap 20 Lauda pitted for a change of tires and that left Fittipaldi in the lead with Jack Oliver (Shadow) second and Cevert third. There was considerable confusion after Cevert and Scheckter collided on lap 33 after which there was bungled pace car interlude after which things became very confused as this failed to pick up the leader and allowed those ahead to gain almost a lap. All this meant that Oliver ended up in the lead with Revson second and Beltoise third. Of these three Revson had the most competitive car and so eventually moved into the lead and led all the way to the flag while Fittipaldi charged to try to make up for lost ground and overtook Oliver and Beltoise in the closing laps to grab second. For hours after the race confusion reigned but eventually it was confirmed that Revson was the winner - thanks to a lucky break when the pace car came out.

Grand Prix Kanada
Datum 23 September 1973
Bana Mosport Park
Säsong 1973
Deltävling 14
Längd (km) 3.957
Varv 80
Tid 1:59:04.083
Placering Nr Förare Team Tid Grid
1 8 Peter Revson McLaren 1:59:04.083 2
2 1 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 32.734 5
3 17 Jackie Oliver Shadow 34.505 14
4 20 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 36.514 16
5 5 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell +1 varv 9
6 25 Howden Ganley Williams +1 varv 22
7 27 James Hunt March +2 varv 15
8 10 Carlos Reutemann Brabham +2 varv 4
9 23 Mike Hailwood Surtees +2 varv 12
10 29 Chris Amon Tyrrell +3 varv 11
11 11 Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham +3 varv 10
12 9 Rolf Stommelen Brabham +4 varv 18
13 7 Denny Hulme McLaren +5 varv 7
14 26 Tim Schenken Williams +5 varv 24
15 4 Arturo Merzario Ferrari +5 varv 20
16 12 Graham Hill Shadow +7 varv 17
17 16 George Follmer Shadow +7 varv 13
r 24 Carlos Pace Surtees +8 varv 19
nc 18 Jean-Pierre Jarier March +9 varv 23
nc 28 Rikky von Opel Ensign +12 varv 26
r 21 Niki Lauda BRM +18 varv 8
r 0 Jody Scheckter McLaren +48 varv 3
r 6 François Cevert Tyrrell +48 varv 6
r 15 Mike Beuttler March +60 varv 21
r 2 Ronnie Peterson Lotus +64 varv 1
r 19 Peter Gethin BRM +75 varv 25


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 Jackie Stewart GBR 71
2 Emerson Fittipaldi BRA 54
3 François Cevert FRA 47
4 Ronnie Peterson SWE 43
5 Peter Revson USA 36
6 Denny Hulme NZ 23

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