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1973 World Sportscar Championship season

The 1973 World Sportscar Championship season was the 21st season of FIA World Sportscar Championship motor racing. It featured the 1973 World Championship for Makes and the 1973 Cup for GT Cars which were contested concurrently over a ten race series.[1] The World Championship for Makes, which was open to Group 5 Sports Cars and Group 4 GT Cars,[2] was won by Matra and the Cup for GT Cars, which was open only to Group 4 GT Cars,[3] was won by Porsche.

Contents

  • Schedule 1
  • Results 2
    • Races 2.1
    • World Championship for Makes 2.2
    • Cup for GT Cars 2.3
    • The cars 2.4
      • World Championship for Makes 2.4.1
      • Cup for GT Cars 2.4.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Schedule

Matra won the 1973 World Championship for Makes
Ferrari placed second in the championship
Porsche placed third in the championship

The following races counted towards the 1973 World Championship for Makes and the 1973 Cup for GT Cars.

Rnd Race Circuit or Location Date
1 24 Hours of Daytona Daytona International Speedway 3 February
4 February
2 Vallelunga 6 Hours Vallelunga 25 March
3 Dijon 1000 Kilometres Dijon-Prenois 15 April
4 1000km Monza Autodromo Nazionale Monza 25 April
5 1000km Spa Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 6 May
6 Targa Florio Palermo 13 May
7 ADAC 1000km Nürburgring Nürburgring 27 May
8 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 9 June
10 June
9 Austrian 1000km Österreichring 24 June
10 Watkins Glen 6 Hours Watkins Glen International 21 July

† - No GT entries were received for the Österreichring event. The Buenos Aires 1000 km, scheduled to be held on 21 October,[4] was canceled six weeks after the running of the Watkins Glen 6 Hours.[5]

Results

Races

Rnd Circuit Sportscar Winning Team GT Winning Team Results
Sportscar Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers
1 Daytona #59 Brumos Porsche #22 North American Racing Team Results
Hurley Haywood
Peter Gregg
François Migault
Milt Minter
2 Vallelunga #5 Equipe Matra-Simca #9 Martini Racing Results
Henri Pescarolo
Gérard Larrousse
Willi Kauhsen
George Follmer
3 Dijon-Prenois #2 Equipe Matra-Simca #26 Martini Racing Results
Henri Pescarolo
Gérard Larrousse
Herbert Müller
Gijs van Lennep
4 Monza #1 SpA Ferrari SEFAC #84 Porsche Kremer Racing Results
Brian Redman
Jacky Ickx
Erwin Kremer
Clemens Schickentanz
5 Spa-Francorchamps #5 Gulf Racing #40 Martini Racing Results
Derek Bell
Mike Hailwood
Reinhold Joest
George Follmer
6 Palermo #8 Martini Racing #106 Scuderia Brescia Corse Results
Herbert Müller
Gijs van Lennep
Giovanni Borri
Mario Barone
7 Nürburgring #1 SpA Ferrari SEFAC #55 Porsche Kremer Racing Results
Brian Redman
Jacky Ickx
Paul Keller
Jürgen Neuhaus
Clemens Schikentanz
8 La Sarthe #11 Equipe Matra-Simca #39 Automobile Charles Pozzi Results
Henri Pescarolo
Gérard Larrousse
Claude Ballot-Léna
Vic Elford
9 Österreichring #11 Equipe Matra-Simca None Results
Henri Pescarolo
Gérard Larrousse
10 Watkins Glen #33 Equipe Matra-Simca #16 Toad Hall Motor Racing Results
Henri Pescarolo
Gérard Larrousse
Milt Minter
Michael Keyser

World Championship for Makes

Pos Make [1] Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total [1]
1 Matra 20 20 12 12 20 20 20 124
2 Ferrari 15 15 15 20 10 20 15 (12) (15) 115
3 Porsche 20 8 (3) (3) 8 20 10 10 (3) 6 82
4 Mirage 8 20 10 10 48
5 Lola 6 6 10 6 8 36
6 Chevron 1 4 2 10 12 1 30
7 Alfa Romeo 8 1 4 4 17
8 Lancia 15 15
9 Chevrolet 12 2 14
10 Ligier 3 3

Championship points were awarded for the top 10 finishers in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 but only for the highest placed car of each make.[6] The 7 best results were retained [7] for each make. Discarded points are shown in the above table within brackets.

Cup for GT Cars

Pos Make [1] Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total [1]
1 Porsche (12) 20 20 20 20 20 20 (15) 20 140
2 Ferrari 20 20 40
3 Chevrolet 15 8 15 38
4 Alfa Romeo 10 10

No GT entries were received for Round 9.

The cars

The following models contributed to the nett pointscores of their respective makes.

World Championship for Makes

Cup for GT Cars

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Results of the 1973 FIA International Championships, 1974 FIA Yearbook, pages 105-106
  2. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, page 259
  3. ^ János L Wimpffen, Time and Two Seats, 1999, pages 885-886
  4. ^ Automobile Year, 1972/73, page 25
  5. ^ Automobile Year, 1973/74, page 163
  6. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, page 260
  7. ^ Automobile Year, 1973/74, page 237

External links

  • 1973 Championship race results at wspr-racing.com
  • The Ferrari vs Matra combat for the WCM


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