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1974 Argentine Grand Prix

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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The 1974 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One race held in Buenos Aires on January 13, 1974.

For the first time, Formula One's visit to the Buenos Aires circuit saw them use the long and fast No.15 configuration, rather than the previously-used No.9 layout. [1]

Report

It had been one of the most frantic close seasons ever with only Ronnie Peterson, Denny Hulme, Carlos Reutemann and James Hunt remaining with their teams. Emerson Fittipaldi moved from Lotus to McLaren to be replaced by Jacky Ickx. McLaren now had sponsorship from Marlboro and Texaco. The team also entered a third car in their old colours of Yardley for Mike Hailwood. Hailwood's place at Surtees was taken by Jochen Mass where he partnered Carlos Pace, whilst Peter Revson had moved from McLaren to Shadow, where he was joined by Jean-Pierre Jarier. [1][2]

Niki Lauda and Clay Regazzoni remained teammates but would be driving for Ferrari instead of BRM, who now with Motul sponsorship had three cars driven by Frenchmen Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Henri Pescarolo and François Migault. With the death of François Cevert and the retirement of Jackie Stewart, Tyrrell had an entirely new line-up in Jody Scheckter and Patrick Depailler. [1][2]

Wilson Fittipaldi left Formula One to start his own team, so his place along Reutemann at Brabham was taken by Richard Robarts. A privateer Brabham was run by John Goode Racing for John Watson under the Hexagon of Highgate banner. Howden Ganley and Hans Stuck were picked up by March Engineering. [1][2]


Marlboro continued to back Frank Williams and his Iso-Marlboro-Ford FW for former Ferrari driver, Arturo Merzario. While Hesketh Racing were building their own car back in England, they entered James Hunt in a year-old March, while Graham Hill had Lola Cars build two cars for himself and Guy Edwards. Rikky von Opel completed the field, once again driving for Team Ensign. [1][2]

Qualifying

Peterson secured pole position, for John Player Team Lotus, averaging a speed of 120.542mph. However, Scuderia Ferrari showed how much progress they had made during the winter, under the new management, led by Luca di Montezemolo, with Regazzoni qualifying alongside the Swede on the front row. The second row featured Lotus off Fittipaldi and the Shadow of Revson, while James Hunt impressed in his Harvey Postlethwaite modified Hesketh March by taking fifth place on the gird. [1]

Race

Peterson took an early lead from the fast starting Hunt, while Regazzoni, Revson and Hailwood all arrived at the first corner together and collided. Regazzoni and Resvon spun, then Revson’s team-mate, Jarier ran into him. The cars of Mezario and Watson were alo damaged in the melee, as Scheckter took to the grass in avoidance. [1]

After Hunt spun later on the opening lap, Reutemann moved into second, with Fittipaldi, Hailwood, Ickx and Hulme completing the top six. By lap three, Reutemann took the lead, while Fittipladi visited the pits to have a plug lead reattached. This promoted Hailwood to third. By this stage, Ickx had dropped behind Hulme, but soon both were past the Yardley McLaren. Peterson began to fade due to brake trouble and was overtaken by Hulme and Ickx. By now Ickx was beginning to come under pressure from the Ferrari of Niki Lauda. [1]

On lap 27, the second Lotus was now in trouble, as Ickx pitted with a puncture. This left Lauda in a solid third place. The local hero, Reutemann seem to have the race under control when his Cosworth powered Brabham BT44 began to misfire and Hulme rapidly closed him down. On the penultimate lap, Hulme was past, taking the lead. As for Reutemann, his eventually ground to a halt on the last lap, running out of fuel, and was classified seventh overall. As a result, the Ferraris of Lauda and Regazzoni inherited a two-three at the finish. [1][3]

Hulme won in a time of 1hr 41:02.010mins., averaging a speed of 117.405mph, and was 9.27 seconds ahead of Lauda. Regazzoni was a further 11.14 seconds behind. Only other drivers to complete the full race distance were Hailwood, Beltoise and Depailler. [4]

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 23x15px Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 53 1:41:02.01[5] 10 9
2 12 23x15px Niki Lauda Ferrari 53 + 9.27 8 6
3 11 23x16px Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 53 + 20.41 2 4
4 33 23x15px Mike Hailwood McLaren-Ford 53 + 31.79 9 3
5 14 23x15px Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 53 + 51.84 14 2
6 4 23x15px Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 53 + 1:52.48 15 1
7 7 23x15px Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 52 Out of Fuel 6  
8 10 23x15px Howden Ganley March-Ford 52 Out of Fuel 19  
9 15 23x15px Henri Pescarolo BRM 52 + 1 Lap 21  
10 5 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford 52 + 1 Lap 3  
11 27 23x15px Guy Edwards Lola-Ford 51 + 2 Laps 25  
12 28 23x15px John Watson Brabham-Ford 49 + 4 Laps 20  
13 1 23x15px Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 48 + 5 Laps 1  
Ret 26 23x15px Graham Hill Lola-Ford 45 Engine 17  
Ret 2 23x15px Jacky Ickx Lotus-Ford 36 Clutch 7  
Ret 8 23x15px Richard Robarts Brabham-Ford 36 Gearbox 22  
Ret 9 23x15px Hans Joachim Stuck March-Ford 31 Clutch 23  
Ret 37 23x15px François Migault BRM 31 Water leak 24  
Ret 3 23x15px Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 25 Engine 12  
Ret 18 23x15px Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 21 Suspension 11  
Ret 20 23x15px Arturo Merzario Iso Marlboro-Ford 19 Overheating 13  
Ret 24 23x15px James Hunt March-Ford 11 Overheating 5  
Ret 19 23x15px Jochen Mass Surtees-Ford 10 Engine 18  
Ret 16 23x15px Peter Revson Shadow-Ford 1 Accident 4  
Ret 17 23x15px Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 0 Accident 16  
DNS 22 23x15px Rikky von Opel Ensign-Ford Handling 26  

[1][4][6][3][5]


Notes

  • Fastest lap: Clay Regazzoni - 1:52.10 on lap 38[5]
  • The previous 2 Grands Prix in Argentina were held at Buenos Aires, but on the "No.9" configuration. From this year to 1981, the Argentine Grand Prix was held on the longer and faster "No.15" configuration.

Standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Argentine GP, 1974 Race Report - GP Encyclopedia - F1 History on". Grandprix.com. Retrieved 2014-03-21. 
  2. ^ a b c d "GP Argentina 1974 - Entry List". Racing Sports Cars. 1974-01-13. Retrieved 2014-03-21. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.racingsportscars.com/f1/results/Buenos_Aires-1974-01-13-14133.html
  4. ^ a b "1974 Grand Prix of Argentina". Racing-Reference.info. 1974-01-13. Retrieved 2014-03-21. 
  5. ^ a b c Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 19. ISBN 0-85429-380-9. 
  6. ^ "Results 1974 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Argentina". F1 Fansite. Retrieved 2014-03-21. 

Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 2007-06-15. 

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