Tyskland GP 1973

Grosser Preis von Deutschland 5 Augusti 1973, Nürburgring

Ronnie Peterson i sitt 43:e framträdande i Formel 1. Ronnie står i första startled efter att ha presterat den näst bästa tiden i kvalificeringen inför Tysklands GP. I "pole position" återfinns Jackie Stewart i en Tyrrell.

Tyvärr blir tävlingen inte lika upplyftande för Ronnie - han tvingas bryta redan på det första varvet efter problem med tändfördelaren. Stewart leder från start till mål och tar sin femte seger för säsongen. Tvåa blir stallkamraten François Cevert (också i en Tyrrell) före Jacky Ickx i en McLaren.

Snabbaste varv presterar fyran Carlos Pace 7.11,4.

Summary in english

There was only a week between the Dutch and German Grand Prix and when the F1 field gathered in Germany memories of the frightful accident which had claimed the life of Roger Williamson were still vivid. The March team did not appear and also missing were Ferrari, Ensign, Tecno and Hesketh. To boost the field, however, McLaren, Brabham and Surtees were all running three cars. Ferrari had released Jacky Ickx to drive for McLaren for the weekend, Brabham was running Rolf Stommelen in a third car (replacing Andrea de Adamich) while Surtees again ran Jochen Mass. Williams fielded Henri Pescarolo once again.

In qualifying Jackie Stewart took pole position for
Tyrrell, just beating Ronnie Peterson's Lotus. Francois Cevert shared the second row with Ickx's McLaren while Niki Lauda (BRM) and Carlos Reutemann (Brabham were on the third row. The McLarens of Peter Revson and Denny Hulme shared the fourth row while BRM monopolized the fifth row with Jean-Pierre Beltoise just ahead of Clay Regazzoni.

Emerson Fittipaldi was still not fully fit with painful ankles which resulted from his practice crash in Holland and he was down in 14th on the grid. Of the rest Howden Ganley had a big crash in his Williams when the brakes failed and the car was seriously damaged and could not be repaired in time for the race.

As usual there was a huge crowd at the Nürburgring and the weather was fine when the race started with Stewart and Cevert going into the lead ahead of Peterson. The
Lotus driver's race was soon over, however, as he suffered an engine failure in the course of the first lap, which left Ickx in third place with Lauda, Reutemann, Revson, Carlos Pace (Surtees) and Hulme battling for fourth. This fight quickly broke up as Revson glanced a barrier and dropped to the tail of the field and Lauda crashed heavily at Kesselchen and broke his wrist.

This left Reutemann fourth. The Argentine lasted only until the eighth lap, however, when he went out with engine failure which left Pace to finish fourth ahead of the two Fittipaldis, Wilson for once beating Emerson.

Tyrrell 1-2 (Stewart's 27th victory) moved Cevert to second place in the World Championship, ahead of Fittipaldi.

Grand Prix Tyskland
Datum 5 Augusti 1973
Bana Nürburgring
Säsong 1973
Deltävling 11
Längd (km) 22.835
Varv 14
Tid 1:42:03.000
Placering Nr Förare Team Tid Grid
1 5 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell 1:42:03.000 1
2 6 François Cevert Tyrrell 1.600 3
3 30 Jacky Ickx McLaren 41.200 4
4 24 Carlos Pace Surtees 53.800 11
5 11 Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham 79.900 13
6 1 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 84.300 14
7 31 Jochen Mass Surtees 85.200 15
8 17 Jackie Oliver Shadow 85.700 17
9 8 Peter Revson McLaren 131.800 7
10 26 Henri Pescarolo Williams 142.500 12
11 9 Rolf Stommelen Brabham 207.300 16
12 7 Denny Hulme McLaren 218.700 8
13 12 Graham Hill Shadow 229.000 20
14 23 Mike Hailwood Surtees +1 varv 18
15 18 David Purley March +1 varv 22
16 15 Mike Beuttler March +1 varv 19
r 10 Carlos Reutemann Brabham +7 varv 6
r 19 Clay Regazzoni BRM +7 varv 10
r 16 George Follmer Shadow +9 varv 21
r 20 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM +10 varv 9
r 21 Niki Lauda BRM +13 varv 5
r 2 Ronnie Peterson Lotus +14 varv 2
ns 25 Howden Ganley Williams    


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 Nat. Poäng
1 Jackie Stewart GBR 60
2 François Cevert FRA 45
3 Emerson Fittipaldi BRA 42
4 Ronnie Peterson SWE 25
5 Peter Revson USA 23
" Denny Hulme NZ 23

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