The two ferraris of Niki Lauda and Clay Regazzoni move away on a rain-soaked track at the start of the Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama. Ronnie Peterson, whose Lotus is out of the picture ot the right, led in the early stages, although Lauda eventually scored a convincing victory ahead of his team mate. Behind Regazzoni can be seen Ickx’s Lotus and Emerson Fittipaldi’s McLaren M23.
Jody Scheckter drove the brand new Tyrrell 007 to fifth place in the Spanish Grand Prix, although he earned his grind position in the older Tyrrell 006/2. Unfortunately his team mate Depailler crashed Tyrrell 005 during final practice and the Frenchman was allocated 006/2 for the race, both drivers starting from positions earned in another car and talking full advantage of the latest practice car ruling.
Hans-Joachim Stuch drove a determined race in his works March 741 (above) to earn fourth place and the Siffert award, only being passed by Fittipaldi’s McLaren in the second half of the race. Jean-Pierre Jarier’s UOP Shadow is seen on the right ahead of Merzario’s Williams on the entrance to the uphill Rampa Pegaso corner just before Merzario crashed over the guardrail and injured several photographers. He has just touched the rear of the Shadow, dislodging his car’s nose fins and putting them into an “uplift” instead of “downforce” position, causing him to understeer straight off the track. Bottom right, Tim Schenken gave the smart Ron Tauranac-designed Trojan its first Formula One outing and continued to the end although all sorts of minor problems cropped up, while Chris Amon’s new car (below) was running last when a brake shaft failed and put him out of the Grand Prix.