Austrian Grand Prix, Oulton Park Gold Cup, Italian Grand Pix
Austrian Grand Pix
What next?—Both Mario Andretti and Jackie Stewart looked unhappy with their Formula One Marches at Osterreichring. Stewart had the secret new Tyrrell waiting for him in England, while Andretti crashed his March very heavily in the race.
Ferrari fans almost went berserk after the Austrian GP, chairing Regazzoni and almost sweeping Ickx away in the crush.
Clay Regazzoni again drove splendidly in the Austrian GP, assuming station behind Ickx on the second lap and remaining a close second throughout the race.
Oulton Park Gold Cup
Oulton struggle.—Jack Oliver made a fine start in the second heat of the combined Formula One/Formula 5000 Gold Cup race at OuIton Park. Jochen Rindt lost little time outbraking the Yardley-BR M and then Oliver had a good battle with John Surtees’ TS7 (following here), which eventually got through to win the two-heat event.
New car for Stewart.—Jackie Stewart, dissatisfied with the performance of his March, appeared in this new car which was built for him very secretly by sponsor Ken Tyrrell. It has a Cosworth engine, runs on Elf petrol, with tyres by Dunlop
First time out for Graham Hill in the Rob Walker/Brooke Bond Oxo Lotus 72, which did very few practice laps and then retired after three laps with vanishing oil pressure.
Pace steps up.–Brazilian Carlos Pace (last in this group) fought a tremendous battle in the supporting Formula Three race, coming through from the back row of the grid to win on the last lap.