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1973 Season
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1973 Natal Winter Trophy
1973 Swedish GP
1972 French GP

1973 French GP

1973 British GP
1974 French GP
 LIX  Grand Prix de France


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 1 July 1973
Start time14:00
EventFrench GP
CircuitPaul Ricard
Event FormatRace of 54 laps
Race17 of 29
Championship race228
Circuit
Laps54
Circuit Perimeter5810 m
Race Distance5810 × 54 = 313.740 km
Grid Format3-2-3-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherVery hot, Dry
Participants
Entries25
Qualifiers25
Finishers16
Championship Debutants
Rikky von Opel (Driver),
Ensign (Car Manufacturer),
   Ensign N173 (Car Model),
Team Ensign (Entrant)
MilestonesElf Team Tyrrell - 10th Pole Position (Entrant)
Ronnie Peterson - 1st Win (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most Race WinsLotus (51),
2. Highest 15th Place Finish RatioEnsign (100.00%),
3. Most 22nd Place QualificationsMarch (12)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (168),
2. Most RetirementsLotus (268),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (300),
4. Most 5th Place FinishesFerrari (32),
5. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioTyrrell (16.18%),
6. Most Laps LedLotus (3572),
7. Most Race EntriesFerrari (639),
8. Most Race EntriesGraham Hill (153),
9. Most 6th Place QualificationsDenny Hulme (13)

Championships
1 Jackie Stewart 42 
up
2 Emerson Fittipaldi 41 
down
3 François Cévert 31 
same
4 Ronnie Peterson 19 
up
5 Denny Hulme 19 
down
6 Peter Revson 11 
down
7 Jacky Ickx 8 
up
8 Carlos Reutemann 7 
up
9 Arturo Merzario 6 
down
10 George Follmer 5 
down
11 Andrea de Adamich 3 
down
12 Jean-Pierre Beltoise 2 
same
13 Niki Lauda 2 
same
14 Chris Amon 1 
same
 Wilson Fittipaldi 1 
same
 James Hunt 1 
up
17 Clay Regazzoni 1 
down
1 Lotus / Ford 52 
up
2 Tyrrell / Ford 51 
down
3 McLaren / Ford 26 
same
4 Ferrari / Ferrari 12 
same
5 Brabham / Ford 11 
same
6 Shadow / Ford 5 
same
7 BRM / BRM 5 
same
8 Tecno / Tecno 1 
same
 March / Ford 1 
up

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 2Car 5Car 7
EntrantJohn Player Team LotusElf Team TyrrellYardley Team McLaren
DriverRonnie PetersonJackie StewartDenny Hulme
CarLotus 72ETyrrell 006McLaren M23
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:41'36.521'48.371'50.99
Speed185.264 km/h193.005 km/h188.449 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led