UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX
WORLD CHAMPION Niki Lauda won the final Formula One Grand Prix of the year at Watkins Glen on October 5th, starting from pole position and leading all the way to the finish. Our photograph on the opposite page shows Lauda leading Emerson Fittipaldi in the early stages of the race against a colourful backdrop of autumn hues which make Watkins Glen so photogenic at that time of the year. Into third place (left) came Jochen Mass McLaren M23 after an excellent race. Below left, fifth placeman Ronnie Peterson (Lotus 72) leads Tom Pryce’s Shadow in the early stages in the race. Immediately below Andretti’s Parnelli tries to dive inside Reutemann’s Brabham pursued by Hunt’s Hesketh, Mass’ McLaren and Depailler’s Tyrrell.