1973 Italian Grand Prix
- Sunday, September 9, 1973
- Gran Premio d'Italia
- F1 World Championship
Jackie Stewart confirmed his third World Championship at Monza. after a determined drive up through the field following a pit stop to change a wheel after a tyre had started to deflate. The Scot was lying fourth behind Peterson, Fittipaldi and HuIme when he felt the tyre start to go flat and pulled into the pits on his eighth lap. He resumed in 19th position an proceeded to carve back through the field to finish fourth ahead of his Elf Team Tyrrell number two Francois Cevert, setting a new Formula On lap record for the Monza circuit installed with two chicanes. His Tyrrell is seen above at the Parabolic Curve during his worthy drive. The works Brabham BT42 of Argentinian Carlos Reutemann finished in sixth place after a steady race, his team mates Wilson Fittipaldi retiring with an oil leak while Rolf Stommelen was delayed by a stop to secure a loose plug lead. Braking for the chicane on the back section of the Monza circuit third place winner Peter Revson keep his McLaren M23 just ahead of Arturo Merzario (Ferrari), Francois Cevert (Tyrrell), Carlos Pace (Surtees) and Mike Beuttler (March), Revson lost touch with the Lotus leaders after Denny Hulme had hit one of the chicane kerbs quite violently pitching his McLaren into the air an forcing his American team-mate to brake hard. In the closing stage Revson was also troubled by brake fade, but he still clung to a comfort able advantage over Jackie Stewart at the finish.
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Jean-Pierre Jarier (Alpine A442-Renault), 1m29.6, 144.161 mph, Sports Cars, 1976
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