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The 1973 Formula One Season was the 24th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It was contested over fifteen races, beginning in Argentina on January 28 and concluding in the United States of America on October 7. There were also two non-champiponship races, also open to Formula 5000 cars.

The Drivers' Championship was won by Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth's Jackie Stewart, his third and final title, in his final season. 1972 champion, Emerson Fittipaldi, was the runner-up after his title challenge faded mid-season, scoring just one point in the six races between Sweden and Austria. Fittipaldi's teammate, Ronnie Peterson, came third in the Championship, despite taking nine pole positions. His season was set back by failing to score in the first five races, at which point Fittipaldi had 35 points, and Stewart had 28.

Fittipaldi and Peterson's team, Lotus-Ford Cosworth, took the Constructors' Championship (then known as the "International Cup for F1 Manufacturers"), by a margin of ten points ahead of Tyrrell.

The end of the season was marred by the death of François Cevert in practice for the United States Grand Prix. His team, Tyrrell, withdrew their entries as a mark of respect. As a result, Stewart failed to reach the 100-start mark. He later announced his retirement from the sport, a decision which already had been made prior to the tragedy.

Drivers and constructorsEdit

Constructor Chassis Tyre Driver Rounds
Team Engine
Lotus-Ford Cosworth 72D/72E G Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi All
United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Ford Cosworth DFV V8 Sweden Ronnie Peterson All
Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 005/006 G United Kingdom Jackie Stewart All
United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Ford Cosworth DFV V8 France François Cevert All
New Zealand Chris Amon 14-15
Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT37/BT42 G Argentina Carlos Reutemann All
United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments
United Kingdom Ceramica Pagnossin MRD
Ford Cosworth DFV V8 Brazil Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior All
Italy Andrea de Adamich 4-6, 8-9
Germany Rolf Stommelen 11-14
United Kingdom John Watson 9, 15
McLaren-Ford Cosworth M19A/M19C/M23 G New Zealand Denny Hulme All
United Kingdom Yardley Team McLaren Ford Cosworth DFV V8 United States Peter Revson All
South Africa Jody Scheckter 3, 8-9, 14-15
Belgium Jacky Ickx 11
Ferrari 312B2/312B3 G Belgium Jacky Ickx 1-9, 13
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA S.E.F.A.C. Ferrari 001/1 F12
Ferrari 001/11 F12
Italy Arturo Merzario 1-3, 6, 8, 12-15
March-Ford Cosworth 712G/731 F/G United Kingdom Mike Beuttler 1-7, 9-15
United Kingdom Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing
Sweden Team Pierre Robert
Ford Cosworth DFV V8 Sweden Reine Wisell 7-8
March-Ford Cosworth 712G/731 G France Jean-Pierre Jarier 1-3, 5-8, 12, 14-15
United Kingdom STP March Racing Team Ford Cosworth DFV V8 France Henri Pescarolo 4
United Kingdom Roger Williamson 9-10
Surtees-Ford Cosworth TS9A/TS9B/TS14A F United Kingdom Mike Hailwood All
United Kingdom Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees Ford Cosworth DFV V8 Brazil Carlos Pace All
Brazil Luiz Bueno 2
Italy Andrea de Adamich 3
Germany Jochen Mass 9, 11, 15
BRM P160C/P160D F France Jean-Pierre Beltoise All
United Kingdom Marlboro BRM BRM P142 V12 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 1-13, 15
Austria Niki Lauda All
United Kingdom Peter Gethin 14
Iso-Marlboro-Ford Cosworth FX3B/IR F Italy Nanni Galli 1-2, 4-6
United Kingdom Frank Williams Racing Cars Ford Cosworth DFV V8 New Zealand Howden Ganley All
South Africa Jackie Pretorius 3
Denmark Tom Belsø 7
France Henri Pescarolo 8, 11
New Zealand Graham McRae 9
Netherlands Gijs van Lennep 10, 12-13
Australia Tim Schenken 14
Belgium Jacky Ickx 15
Shadow-Ford Cosworth DN1 G United Kingdom Jackie Oliver 3-15
United Kingdom UOP Shadow Racing Team Ford Cosworth DFV V8 United States George Follmer 3-15
United Kingdom Brian Redman 15
Lotus-Ford Cosworth 72D F South Africa Dave Charlton 3
South Africa Scribante Lucky Strike Racing Ford Cosworth DFV V8
Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 004 G South Africa Eddie Keizan 3
South Africa Blignaut Lucky Strike Racing Ford Cosworth DFV V8
Shadow-Ford Cosworth DN1 G United Kingdom Graham Hill 4-15
United Kingdom Embassy Racing Ford Cosworth DFV V8
Tecno PA123B F New Zealand Chris Amon 5-6, 9-10, 12
Italy Martini Racing Team Tecno Series-P F12
March-Ford Cosworth 731 G United Kingdom David Purley 6, 9-11, 13
United Kingdom LEC Refrigeration Racing Ford Cosworth DFV V8
March-Ford Cosworth 731 G United Kingdom James Hunt 6, 8-10, 12, 14-15
United Kingdom Hesketh Racing Ford Cosworth DFV V8
Ensign-Ford Cosworth N173 F Liechtenstein Rikky von Opel 8-10, 12-15
United Kingdom Team Ensign Ford Cosworth DFV V8

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