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1974 Formula One season

1974 FIA Formula One
World Championship season
Drivers' Champion: Emerson Fittipaldi
Constructors' Champion: McLaren-Ford
Previous: 1973 Next: 1975
File:Emerson Fittipaldi.jpg
Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi (pictured in 2008) won the driver's world championship, driving for McLaren
File:Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren M23 1974 Britain.jpg
McLaren won their first constructor's championship

The 1974 Formula One season was the 25th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1974 World Championship of F1 Drivers [1] and the 1974 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers,[1] contested concurrently over a fifteen race series which commenced on 13 January and ended on 6 October. The season also included three non-championship races.

Emerson Fittipaldi and Clay Regazzoni went into the last race of the World Championship level on points, but Regazzoni dropped down the field with handling problems, so Fittipaldi's fourth place gave him the championship. Fittipaldi, Ronnie Peterson and Carlos Reutemann each won three races, Jody Scheckter and Niki Lauda two each, Regazzoni and Denny Hulme, who retired at the end of the season, one each. Graham Hill ran a new team of Lolas, the larger-than-life Hesketh team entered its own car after running James Hunt in a March, and Americans Roger Penske and Parnelli Jones entered their own cars late in the season. Chris Amon's own car, like the Token and the Trojan, was not a success. Two F1 drivers died over the course of the season, Peter Revson in a practice session accident at the South African GP in March, then Austrian newcomer Helmuth Koinigg at the US GP in October.

The 1974 season was the first in which drivers had permanent racing numbers from race to race, after the system had been instituted in the middle of the previous season.

World Championship - Race-by-Race

Race One: Argentina

In qualifying for the opening round in Argentina, Ronnie Peterson took pole in his Lotus ahead of Clay Regazzoni's Ferrari and Emerson Fittipaldi's McLaren. Peterson led at the start, whereas fellow front-row starter Regazzoni spun, causing chaos. Fittipaldi was hit by teammate Mike Hailwood and lost two laps while repairing his car, and James Hunt inhereited second whereas Peter Revson, who started fourth, retired in the chaos. Hunt spun before the first lap was over, and second place went to Carlos Reutemann's Brabham.

Reutemann passed Peterson on the third lap, and soon the Swede began to fade badly with brake problems. As a result, Mike Hailwood and Denny Hulme in their McLarens were second and third, ahead of Jacky Ickx and Niki Lauda in the second Lotus and Ferrari. Hulme, Ickx and Lauda all passed Hailwood and then Ickx suffered a puncture mid-race and had to pit. Regazzoni was recovering from his spin, and passed Hailwood soon after. Reutemann continued to lead until his engine began to misfire, with Hulme closing in and taking the lead on the penultimate lap. Hulme went on to win, with Lauda and Regazzoni completing the podium after Reutemann ran out of fuel on the last lap.

Race Two: Brazil

Fittipaldi took a popular home pole in Brazil, beating Reutemann and Lauda. Reutemann, eager to make up after his bad luck in Argentina, took the lead at the start, with Peterson up to second. Reutemann led early on, but was passed by both Peterson and Fittipaldi on lap 4. Peterson battled with former Lotus teammate Fittipaldi for the next 12 laps, until he suffered a slow puncture. Fittipaldi passed him and took the lead, whereas Peterson dropped backwards. Fittipaldi went on to take a home victory, with Regazzoni getting second and Ickx third.

Race Three: South Africa

The field went to South Africa after a two-month break. Lauda took pole position, with Carlos Pace's Surtees also on the front row. Arturo Merzario in the Iso-Marlboro team was an amazing third on the grid. At the start, Lauda took the lead, whereas surprise packages Pace and Merzario were soon swamped by the field. Reutemann was up to second, and he took the lead from Lauda on the tenth lap, and he would remain ahead for the rest of the afternoon. Regazzoni was third ahead of Fittipaldi and Hailwood, but soon Jean-Pierre Beltoise's BRM soon passed the two McLarens, as Fittipaldi began to drop back. Lauda and Regazzoni both retired very late in the race when their engines blew up, and thus Beltoise and Hailwood completed the podium behind Reutemann.

Race Four: Spain

The first European round of the championship was in Spain, and it was Lauda who took pole ahead of Peterson and Regazzoni. On race day, the track was wet but drying, and Peterson was able to beat Lauda off the line. Regazzoni and Ickx followed. The Lotuses and the Ferraris battled until Peterson's engine failed and Ickx lost a wheel which was not fastened properly after the stop for slicks. This left Lauda to take his first career win, and Regazzoni to complete a Ferrari 1-2, with Fittipaldi third.

Race Five: Belgium

The next race was in Belgium, and Regazzoni continued Ferrari's streak of poles, and Jody Scheckter's Tyrrell taking second with Lauda third. Regazzoni led in the early stages, with Fittipaldi climbing up to second in the first lap. Later, Lauda passed Scheckter for third, and this became second when Regazzoni went to the grass after an incident with a backmarker. Fittipaldi thus won the race, from Lauda, with Scheckter third after Regazzoni suffered fuel feed problems on the last lap.

Race Six: Monaco

In the streets of Monaco, Lauda and Regazzoni took the front row for Ferrari, with Peterson's Lotus behind them in third. The Ferraris motored away, with Regazzoni leading after beating his teammate off the line, with Peterson down in sixth. Regazzoni led until he made a mistake and spun off, rejoining fifth. Lauda was now leading Jean-Pierre Jarier's Shadow, Peterson and Scheckter. Peterson disposed of Jarier, and took the lead when Lauda's engine blew up. Peterson went on to win, with Scheckter taking second from Jarier.

Race Seven: Sweden

The Tyrrells were dominant in qualifying, with Patrick Depailler taking the pole from Jody Scheckter, with the Ferraris of Lauda and Regazzoni on the second row. Scheckter passed his teammate to take the lead at the start, with Peterson gaining three places to jump up to second. It was all to no avail, because he retired in the opening laps with a driveshaft failure. The Tyrrells were now up front, with the Ferraris behind them. The gearboxes of both Ferraris failed and both retired, promoting James Hunt in the Hesketh to third. Scheckther duly won, with Depailler completing a dominant 1-2 for Tyrrell, with Hunt third.

Race Eight: Holland

Holland was host to the eighth round, and Lauda took his fourth pole of the year, with teammate Regazzoni alongside, and the McLarens of Fittipaldi and Hailwood next up. Lauda led from the start, will Hailwood jumping up to second. But Regaazzoni took only two laps to regain second, and Hailwood was soon passed by Depailler and Fittipaldi. Depailler held third until he struggled with oversteer, and so Fittipaldi was through. Lauda won, with Regazzoni making it a 1-2 for Ferrari, with Fittipaldi getting third.

Race Nine: France

Lauda took pole again in France, with Peterson in second, and Tom Pryce in the Shadow a surprising third. Lauda and Peterson maintained their positions at the start, whereas Pryce collided with Hunt and Carlos Reutemann, with all three retiring as Regazzoni took third. Lauda and Peterson battled it out in the early stages, but soon Lauda began to suffer from a vibration and Peterson was able to pass him and pull away. Peterson went on to win, with Lauda managing second, and Regazzoni third.

Race Ten: Great Britain

Great Britain was host to the tenth round of the championship, and Lauda surprised no one by taking pole, with Peterson again alongside and Scheckter third. At the start, Lauda led, whereas Peterson dropped behind Scheckter and Regazzoni. The order of Lauda, Scheckter, Regazzoni and Peterson remained unchanged for the first half of the race until Regazzoni and Peterson had to pit for new tyres after running over debris. Late in the race, leader Lauda suffered a puncture, and the lead went to Scheckter. Scheckter duly won, with Fittipaldi getting second and Jacky Ickx third.

As a result, with exactly two-thirds of the championship gone, the championship was an extremely close four-way battle. Lauda led with 38 points, but he was only a point ahead of Fittipadi, with Regazzoni and Scheckter lurking three points behind.

Race Eleven: Germany

The third part of the championship started in Germany, and Lauda took pole as usual, and Regazzoni ensured that Ferrari locked out the front row, with other contenders Fittipaldi third and Scheckter fourth. Regazzoni took the lead at the start, whereas Lauda and Scheckter collided on the first lap with the former retiring, and the latter continuing unscathed in second. Fittipaldi suffered a puncture and had to pit. Regazzoni went on to win and take the championship lead, with Scheckter second and Reutemann third.

Race Twelve: Austria

Lauda took his eighth pole position of the championship, and fifth consecutive, in his home round in Austria with Reutemann and Fittipaldi second and third on the grid. Reutemann got the better of Lauda at the start, with Regazzoni fourth behind the second Brabham of Carlos Pace, and Fittipaldi down to seventh behind Scheckter. Scheckter retired with a blown engine, whereas Regazzoni soon passed Pace. Lauda soon dropped down the order with a misfiring engine and soon retired. Regazzoni was second, and Fittipaldi was third after passing Pace. However. Fittipaldi's engine also blew up, and Regazzoni dropped back and ultimately had to bit with a slow puncture. Reutemann took the victory, with Denny Hulme second and James Hunt third. Regazzoni recovered to finish fifth and get two points, whereas his other rivals scored none.

Race Thirteen: Italy

The Ferrari fans were happy to see Lauda take pole for the Italian GP, with the Brabhams of Reutemann and Pace following him on the grid. The start did not change the positions, with Lauda leading Reutemann and Pace. Soon, Regazzoni passed both the Brabhams to and then Reutemann retired with a gearbox failure and Pace had to pit with tyre troubles. This left Lauda leading Regazzoni for the perfect Ferrari 1-2, a long way ahead of third-placed Peterson. That was not to last as Lauda retired with a water leak, handing the lead to Regazzoni but Regazzoni's engine failed 10 laps later. Peterson took the lead and won, holding off Fittipaldi and Scheckter finished third to close up the championship.

Race Fourteen: Canada

The penultimate round of the championship was in Canada, and Fittipaldi took pole, just beating Lauda with Scheckter third. Lauda took Fittipaldi off the line and led, with Regazzoni up to third ahead of Scheckter, but Scheckter retook the position on the second lap. The four contenders were occupying the first four spots - Lauda leading Fittipaldi, Scheckter and Regazzoni. But Scheckter crashed after suffering a brake failure, and then Lauda crashed out late in the race after running over debris, ending his championship hopes. Fittipaldi won the race from Regazzoni, with Peterson completing the podium.

This meant that Fittipaldi and Regazzoni were level on points into the last race, with Scheckter the outsider seven points behind.

Race Fifteen: United States

The championship decider was to be held at the United States. Reutemann took pole with Hunt alongside on the front row, with home hero Mario Andretti third in a Parnelli. Scheckter was sixth, whereas Fittipaldi and Regazzoni were eighth and ninth. Reutemann converted his pole to a lead at the start, with Hunt second and Pace third after Andretti stalled. Behind Lauda was Scheckter, Fittipaldi and Regazzoni running together. The front three quickly pulled away, as Lauda held up Scheckter and Fittipaldi in an attempt to help Regazzoni. However, Regazzoni was struggling with handling problems and dropping back down the field. He pitted for tyres twice but found it to be no avail, and he was two laps down. Lauda and Scheckter both retired in the latter half of the race, promoting Fittipaldi to fourth. Pace took second from Hunt with four laps left, as the Englishman was suffering from fading brakes. The race was won by Reutemann, with Pace ensuring that Brabham cap off the season with a 1-2, and Hunt was third.

Emerson Fittipaldi finished fourth to ensure that he was the World Champion, beating Regazzoni by three points.

The race was marred by the death of young Austrian Helmut Koinigg when his car crashed into the wall after a puncture on the 10th lap. The barrier which the car hit split on impact, and Koinigg was decapitated.

Championship review

Rnd Race Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Constructor Tyre Report
1 23x15px Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires 13 January 23x15px Ronnie Peterson 23x16px Clay Regazzoni 23x15px Denny Hulme 23x15px McLaren-Ford G Report
2 23x15px Brazilian Grand Prix Interlagos 27 January 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi 23x16px Clay Regazzoni 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi 23x15px McLaren-Ford G Report
3 23x15px South African Grand Prix Kyalami 30 March 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Carlos Reutemann 23x15px Carlos Reutemann 23x15px Brabham-Ford G Report
4 23x15px Spanish Grand Prix Jarama 28 April 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Ferrari G Report
5 23x15px Belgian Grand Prix Nivelles-Baulers 12 May 23x16px Clay Regazzoni 23x15px Denny Hulme 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi 23x15px McLaren-Ford G Report
6 23x15px Monaco Grand Prix Monaco 26 May 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Ronnie Peterson 23x15px Ronnie Peterson 23x15px Lotus-Ford G Report
7 23x15px Swedish Grand Prix Anderstorp 9 June 23x15px Patrick Depailler 23x15px Patrick Depailler 23x15px Jody Scheckter 23x15px Tyrrell-Ford G Report
8 23x15px Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort 23 June 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Ronnie Peterson 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Ferrari G Report
9 23x15px French Grand Prix Dijon-Prenois 7 July 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Jody Scheckter 23x15px Ronnie Peterson 23x15px Lotus-Ford G Report
10 23x15px British Grand Prix Brands Hatch 20 July 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Jody Scheckter 23x15px Tyrrell-Ford G Report
11 23x15px German Grand Prix Nürburgring 4 August 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Jody Scheckter 23x16px Clay Regazzoni 23x15px Ferrari G Report
12 23x15px Austrian Grand Prix Österreichring 18 August 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x16px Clay Regazzoni 23x15px Carlos Reutemann 23x15px Brabham-Ford G Report
13 23x15px Italian Grand Prix Monza 8 September 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Carlos Pace 23x15px Ronnie Peterson 23x15px Lotus-Ford G Report
14 23x15px Canadian Grand Prix Mosport Park 22 September 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi 23x15px Niki Lauda 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi 23x15px McLaren-Ford G Report
15 23x15px United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen 6 October 23x15px Carlos Reutemann 23x15px Carlos Pace 23x15px Carlos Reutemann 23x15px Brabham-Ford G Report

Championship teams and drivers

The following teams and drivers contested the 1974 World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No Driver Rounds
23x15px John Player Team Lotus Lotus-Ford 72E
76
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 1 23x15px Ronnie Peterson All
2 23x15px Jacky Ickx All
31 23x15px Tim Schenken 15
23x15px Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell-Ford 005
006
007
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 3 23x15px Jody Scheckter All
4 23x15px Patrick Depailler All
23x15px Marlboro Team Texaco
23x15px Yardley Team McLaren
McLaren-Ford M23 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 5 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi All
6 23x15px Denny Hulme All
33 23x15px Mike Hailwood 1-11
23x15px David Hobbs 12-13
23x15px Jochen Mass 14-15
23x15px Motor Racing Developments Brabham-Ford BT42
BT44
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 7 23x15px Carlos Reutemann All
8 23x15px Richard Robarts 1-3
23x15px Rikky von Opel 4-9
23x15px Carlos Pace 10-15
34 23x15px Teddy Pilette 5
23x15px March Engineering March-Ford 741 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 9 23x15px Hans-Joachim Stuck 1-6, 8-15
23x15px Reine Wisell 7
10 23x15px Howden Ganley 1-2
23x15px Vittorio Brambilla 3-15
23x15px Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312B3 Ferrari 001/11 3.0 F12 G 11 23x16px Clay Regazzoni All
12 23x15px Niki Lauda All
23x15px Team Motul BRM BRM P160E
P201
BRM P142 3.0 V12 F 14 23x15px Jean-Pierre Beltoise All
15 23x15px Henri Pescarolo 1-11, 13
23x15px Chris Amon 14-15
37 23x15px François Migault 1-6, 8-11, 13
23x15px UOP Shadow Racing Team Shadow-Ford DN1
DN3
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 16 23x15px Peter Revson 1-2
23x15px Brian Redman 4-6
23x15px Bertil Roos 7
23x15px Tom Pryce 8-15
17 23x15px Jean-Pierre Jarier 1-2, 4-15
23x15px Team Surtees
23x15px Bang & Olufsen Team Surtees
23x15px Memphis International Team Surtees
Surtees-Ford TS16 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 18 23x15px Carlos Pace 1-7
23x15px José Dolhem 9, 15
23x15px Derek Bell 10-14
19 23x15px Jochen Mass 1-11
23x15px Jean-Pierre Jabouille 12
23x15px José Dolhem 13
23x15px Helmuth Koinigg 14-15
30 23x15px Dieter Quester 12
23x15px Frank Williams Racing Cars Iso-Marlboro-Ford FW Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 20 23x15px Arturo Merzario All
21 23x15px Tom Belsø 3-4, 7, 10
23x15px Gijs van Lennep 5, 8
23x15px Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9
23x15px Jacques Laffite 11-15
23x15px Team Ensign Ensign-Ford N174 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 22 23x15px Rikky von Opel 1
23x15px Vern Schuppan 5-11
23x15px Mike Wilds 12-15
23x15px Scribante Lucky Strike Racing McLaren-Ford M23 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 23 23x15px Dave Charlton 3
23x15px Trojan-Tauranac Racing Trojan-Ford T103 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 23 23x15px Tim Schenken 4-6, 8, 10-13
29
41
23x15px AAW Racing Team Surtees-Ford TS16 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 23 23x15px Leo Kinnunen 5, 7, 9-10, 12-13
43
44
23x15px Hesketh Racing March-Ford
Hesketh-Ford
731
308
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F
G
24 23x15px James Hunt All
31 23x15px Ian Scheckter 12
Template:Country data JPN Maki Engineering Maki-Ford F101 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 25 23x15px Howden Ganley 10-11
23x15px Embassy Racing with Graham Hill Lola-Ford T370 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 26 23x15px Graham Hill All
27 23x15px Guy Edwards 1-2, 4-9, 11
23x15px Peter Gethin 10
23x15px Rolf Stommelen 12-15
23x15px John Goldie Racing with Hexagon Brabham-Ford BT42
BT44
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 28 23x15px John Watson All
34 23x15px Carlos Pace 9
23x15px Team Gunston Lotus-Ford 72E Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 29 23x15px Ian Scheckter 3
30 23x15px Paddy Driver 3
23x15px Chris Amon Racing Amon-Ford AF101 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 30 23x15px Chris Amon 4, 6, 11, 13
23x15px Larry Perkins 11
23x15px Pinch Plant Ltd Lyncar-Ford 006 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 30 23x15px John Nicholson 10
23x15px Dempster Internacional Racing Team March-Ford 731 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 35 23x15px Mike Wilds 10
23x15px Scuderia Finotto Brabham-Ford BT42 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 31 23x15px Carlo Facetti 13
32 23x15px Helmuth Koinigg 12
43 23x15px Gérard Larrousse 5, 9
23x15px Blignaut Embassy Racing Tyrrell-Ford 004 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 32 23x15px Eddie Keizan 3
23x15px Token Racing Token-Ford RJ02 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 32 23x15px Ian Ashley 11-12
35
42 23x15px Tom Pryce 5
23x15px David Purley 10
23x15px The Chequered Flag Brabham-Ford BT42 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 42 23x15px Ian Ashley 14-15
23x15px Team Canada F1 Racing Brabham-Ford BT42 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 50 23x15px Eppie Wietzes 14
23x15px Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing Parnelli-Ford VPJ4 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 55 23x15px Mario Andretti 14-15
23x15px Penske Cars Penske-Ford PC1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 66 23x15px Mark Donohue 14-15
23x15px Allied Polymer Group Brabham-Ford BT42 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 208 23x15px Lella Lombardi 10

1974 World Championship of F1 Drivers - final standings

Pos Driver ARG
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BRA
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RSA
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ESP
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BEL
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MON
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SWE
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NED
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FRA
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GBR
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GER
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AUT
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
CAN
23x15px
USA
23x15px
Pts
1 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi 10 1 7 3 1 5 4 3 Ret 2 Ret Ret 2 1 4 55
2 23x16px Clay Regazzoni 3 2 Ret 2 4 4 Ret 2 3 4 1 5 Ret 2 11 52
3 23x15px Jody Scheckter Ret 13 8 5 3 2 1 5 4 1 2 Ret 3 Ret Ret 45
4 23x15px Niki Lauda 2 Ret 16 1 2 Ret Ret 1 2 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 38
5 23x15px Ronnie Peterson 13 6 Ret Ret Ret 1 Ret 8 1 10 4 Ret 1 3 Ret 35
6 23x15px Carlos Reutemann 7 7 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 6 3 1 Ret 9 1 32
7 23x15px Denny Hulme 1 12 9 6 6 Ret Ret Ret 6 7 DSQ 2 6 6 Ret 20
8 23x15px James Hunt Ret 9 Ret 10 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 4 3 15
9 23x15px Patrick Depailler 6 8 4 8 Ret 9 2 6 8 Ret Ret Ret 11 5 6 14
10 23x15px Mike Hailwood 4 5 3 9 7 Ret Ret 4 7 Ret 15 12
= 23x15px Jacky Ickx Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 5 3 5 Ret Ret 13 Ret 12
12 23x15px Carlos Pace Ret 4 11 13 Ret Ret Ret DNQ 9 12 Ret 5 8 2 11
13 23x15px Jean-Pierre Beltoise 5 10 2 Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 10 12 Ret Ret Ret NC DNQ 10
14 23x15px Jean-Pierre Jarier Ret Ret Ret 13 3 5 Ret 12 Ret 8 8 Ret Ret 10 6
= 23x15px John Watson 12 Ret Ret 11 11 6 11 7 16 11 Ret 4 7 Ret 5 6
16 23x15px Hans-Joachim Stuck Ret Ret 5 4 Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret 7 11 Ret Ret DNQ 5
17 23x15px Arturo Merzario Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret 4
18 23x15px Vittorio Brambilla 10 9 Ret 10 10 11 Ret 13 6 Ret DNQ Ret 1
= 23x15px Graham Hill Ret 11 12 Ret 8 7 6 Ret 13 13 9 12 8 14 8 1
= 23x15px Tom Pryce Ret Ret Ret 8 6 Ret 10 Ret NC 1
23x15px Guy Edwards 11 Ret DNQ 12 8 7 Ret 15 DNQ 0
23x15px David Hobbs 7 9 0
23x15px Jochen Mass Ret 17 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret 16 7 0
23x15px Brian Redman 7 18 Ret 0
23x15px Mario Andretti 7 DSQ 0
23x15px Howden Ganley 8 Ret DNQ DNQ 0
23x15px Tom Belsø Ret DNQ 8 DNQ 0
23x15px Rikky von Opel DNS Ret Ret DNQ 9 9 DNQ 0
23x15px Henri Pescarolo 9 14 18 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 0
23x15px Chris Amon Ret DNS DNQ DNQ NC 9 0
23x15px Dieter Quester 9 0
23x15px Tim Schenken 14 10 Ret DNQ Ret DNQ 10 Ret DSQ 0
23x15px Helmuth Koinigg DNQ 10 Ret 0
23x15px Rolf Stommelen Ret Ret 11 12 0
23x15px Derek Bell DNQ 11 DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
23x15px Mark Donohue 12 Ret 0
23x15px Ian Scheckter 13 DNQ 0
23x15px François Migault Ret 16 15 Ret 16 Ret Ret 14 NC DNQ Ret 0
23x15px Ian Ashley 14 NC DNQ DNQ 0
23x15px Gijs van Lennep 14 DNQ 0
23x15px Eddie Keizan 14 0
23x15px Richard Robarts Ret 15 17 DNS 0
23x15px Vern Schuppan 15 Ret DSQ DSQ DNQ DNQ Ret 0
23x15px Jacques Laffite Ret NC Ret 15 Ret 0
23x15px Teddy Pilette 17 0
23x15px Dave Charlton 19 0
23x15px Peter Revson Ret Ret 0
23x15px Leo Kinnunen DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
23x15px Mike Wilds DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ NC 0
23x15px Gérard Larrousse Ret DNQ 0
23x15px Paddy Driver Ret 0
23x15px Reine Wisell Ret 0
23x15px Bertil Roos Ret 0
23x15px Peter Gethin Ret 0
23x15px Eppie Wietzes Ret 0
23x15px José Dolhem DNQ DNQ Ret 0
23x15px Jean-Pierre Jabouille DNQ DNQ 0
23x15px David Purley DNQ 0
23x15px Lella Lombardi DNQ 0
23x15px John Nicholson DNQ 0
23x15px Larry Perkins DNQ 0
23x15px Carlo Facetti DNQ 0
Pos Driver ARG
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BRA
23x15px
RSA
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ESP
23x15px
BEL
23x15px
MON
23x15px
SWE
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NED
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
GBR
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GER
23x15px
AUT
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
CAN
23x15px
USA
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Pts
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)

Points towards the World Championship of F1 Drivers were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first six finishers in each race.[2] For classification, only the 7 best results from the first 8 races and the best 6 results from the remaining 7 races could be retained.[3]

The FIA did not award a championship classification to drivers who did not score championship points [1] and did not apply a classification tiebreaker system to drivers gaining an equal number of championship points.[1]

1974 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers - final standings

Pos Manufacturer ARG
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BRA
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RSA
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ESP
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BEL
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MON
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SWE
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NED
23x15px
FRA
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GBR
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GER
23x15px
AUT
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ITA
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CAN
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USA
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Pts[4]
1 23x15px McLaren-Ford 1 1 3 3 1 (5) 4 3 6 2 15 2 2 1 4 73 (75)
2 23x15px Ferrari 2 2 16 1 2 4 Ret 1 2 4 1 5 Ret 2 11 65
3 23x15px Tyrrell-Ford 6 8 4 5 3 2 1 5 4 1 2 Ret 3 5 6 52
4 23x15px Lotus-Ford 13 3 13 Ret Ret 1 Ret 8 1 3 4 Ret 1 3 Ret 42
5 23x15px Brabham-Ford 7 7 1 11 11 6 9 7 16 6 3 1 5 8 1 35
6 23x15px Hesketh-Ford Ret 10 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 4 3 15
7 23x15px BRM 5 10 2 12 5 Ret Ret Ret 10 12 10 Ret Ret NC 9 10
8 23x15px Shadow-Ford Ret Ret WD 7 13 3 5 Ret 12 8 6 8 10 Ret 10 7
9 23x15px March-Ford 8 9 5 4 9 Ret 10 10 11 Ret 7 6 Ret Ret Ret 6
10 23x15px Iso Marlboro-Ford Ret Ret 6 Ret 14 Ret 8 Ret 9 Ret Ret NC 4 15 Ret 4
11 23x15px Surtees-Ford Ret 4 11 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 11 9 DNQ 10 Ret 3
12 23x15px Lola-Ford 11 11 12 Ret 8 7 6 Ret 13 13 9 12 8 11 8 1
23x15px Parnelli-Ford 7 DSQ 0
23x15px Trojan-Ford 14 10 Ret DNQ Ret DNQ 10 Ret 0
23x15px Penske-Ford 12 Ret 0
23x15px Token-Ford Ret DNQ 14 NC 0
23x15px Ensign-Ford DNS 15 Ret DSQ DSQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ NC 0
23x15px Amon-Ford Ret DNS DNQ DNQ 0
Template:Country data JPN Maki-Ford DNQ DNQ 0
23x15px Lyncar-Ford DNQ 0
Pos Constructor ARG
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BRA
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RSA
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ESP
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BEL
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MON
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SWE
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NED
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FRA
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GBR
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GER
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AUT
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ITA
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CAN
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USA
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Pts

Points towards the International Cup for F1 Manufacturers were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first six places in each race, however only the best placed car of each manufacturer was eligible to score points.[5] For classification, only the 7 best results from the first 8 races and the best 6 results from the remaining 7 races could be retained.[5]

Race results shown in Bold in the above table indicate that points were awarded and retained. Race results shown within brackets indicate that points were awarded but not retained.

The FIA did not award a championship classification to a manufacturer that did not score championship points.[1]

Non-Championship race results

The following races were open to Formula One cars, but did not count towards the World Championship of F1 Drivers or the International Cup for F1 Manufacturers.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
23x15px I Presidente Medici Grand Prix Brasília 3 February 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi 23x15px McLaren-Cosworth Report
23x15px IX Race of Champions Brands Hatch 17 March 23x15px Jacky Ickx 23x15px Lotus-Cosworth Report
23x15px XXVI BRDC International Trophy Silverstone 7 April 23x15px James Hunt 23x15px Hesketh-Cosworth Report

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e Results of 1974 FIA International Championships, 1975 FIA Yearbook, Grey section, pages 88-89
  2. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, page 6
  3. ^ Automobile Year, 1974/75, page 185
  4. ^ Only the best 7 results from the first 8 races and the best 6 results from the last 7 races counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
  5. ^ a b Mike Kettlewell, The Champion Book of World Championship Facts & Figures, 1982, page 40