Francois Cevert

What was a great season for the Elf Team yrrell organisation came to an unhappy end at Watkins Glen when their talented French number two driver Francois Cevert was killed in a practice accident.

At the time of his death, Cevert was France's fastest racing driver and had proved his worth as number two to Stewart by taking six second places during 1973. He was to have stayed in the team for 1974 alongside the South African Jody Schecluer, so his death means that Tyrrell will be looking for another driver for 1974. A bachelor from Paris, Cevert Was 29 years old and had one Grand Prix victory to his credit, the 1971 United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, the circuit on which he died.