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The 1975 Swiss Grand Prix was a non-championship event held on August 24. The race was actually held at Dijon-Prenois, in France, not far from the Swiss border. It was an attempt to interest Swiss fans in having a race of their own, something that has been banned by the Swiss government since the 1955 Le Mans disaster.

The race was won by Swiss driver Clay Regazzoni in a Ferrari, after early leader Jean-Pierre Jarier's Shadow broke down. Patrick Depailler in a Tyrrell finished second, ahead of Jochen Mass in a McLaren.

BackgroundEdit


Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1975 Swiss Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entreat Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M23 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
2 Germany Jochen Mass United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M23 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
4 France Patrick Depailler United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 007 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
5 Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus 72E Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
8 Brazil Carlos Pace United Kingdom Martini Racing Brabham BT44B Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla United Kingdom Beta Team March March 751 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
12 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 312T Ferrari 015 F12 3.0 G
16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce United States UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier United States UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
18 United Kingdom John Watson United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees TS16 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
20 Switzerland Jo Vonlanthen United Kingdom Frank Williams Racing Cars Williams FW03 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
21 France Jacques Laffite United Kingdom Frank Williams Racing Cars Williams FW03 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
22 Germany Rolf Stommelen United Kingdom Embassy Racing with Graham Hill Hill GH1 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
24 United Kingdom James Hunt United Kingdom Hesketh Racing Hesketh 308C Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
31 New Zealand Chris Amon United Kingdom HB Bewaking Team Ensign Ensign N175 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
35 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Japan Maki Engineering Maki F101C Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G

PracticeEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier United States Shadow-Ford 0:59.25
2 1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 0:59.27 +0.02
3 12 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Italy Ferrari 0:59.76 +0.51
4 2 Germany Jochen Mass United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 0:59.92 +0.67
5 4 France Patrick Depailler United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 0:59.99 +0.74
6 18 United Kingdom John Watson United Kingdom Surtees-Ford 1:00.04 +0.79
7 8 Brazil Carlos Pace United Kingdom Brabham-Ford 1:00.13 +0.88
8 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce United States Shadow-Ford 1:00.28 +1.03
9 31 New Zealand Chris Amon United Kingdom Ensign-Ford 1:00.32 +1.07
10 5 Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 1:00.41 +1.16
11 24 United Kingdom James Hunt United Kingdom Hesketh-Ford 1:00.47 +1.22
12 9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla United Kingdom March-Ford 1:00.63 +1.38
13 21 France Jacques Laffite United Kingdom Williams-Ford 1:01.07 +1.82
14 22 Germany Rolf Stommelen United Kingdom Hill-Ford 1:02.00 +2.75
15 20 Switzerland Jo Vonlanthen United Kingdom Williams-Ford 1:02.81 +3.56
16 35 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Japan Maki-Ford 1:04.29 +6.04

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 12 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Italy Ferrari 60 1:01:25.34 3
2 4 France Patrick Depailler United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 60 +8.35 5
3 2 Germany Jochen Mass United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 60 +15.44 4
4 5 Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 60 +40.14 10
5 18 United Kingdom John Watson United Kingdom Surtees-Ford 60 +45.55 6
6 8 Brazil Carlos Pace United Kingdom Brabham-Ford 60 +45.90 7
7 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce United States Shadow-Ford 60 +46.66 8
8 24 United Kingdom James Hunt United Kingdom Hesketh-Ford 59 +1 Lap 11
9 31 New Zealand Chris Amon United Kingdom Ensign-Ford 59 +1 Lap 9
10 21 France Jacques Laffite United Kingdom Williams-Ford 59 +1 Lap 13
11 9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla United Kingdom March-Ford 58 +2 Laps 12
12 22 Germany Rolf Stommelen United Kingdom Hill-Ford 58 +2 Laps 14
13 35 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Japan Maki-Ford 54 +6 Laps 16
NC 20 Switzerland Jo Vonlanthen United Kingdom Williams-Ford 51 +9 Laps 15
Ret 17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier United States Shadow-Ford 33 Gearbox 1
Ret 1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 6 Clutch 2

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