1974_French_Grand_Prix

1974 French Grand Prix

The results from the 1974 Formula One French Grand Prix held at Dijon on July 7, 1974.

Race summary

To honor the 80th birthday of the ACF, a parade of vintage cars was organized with a selection of great drivers from the 20s and 30s up to the present day. The race itself was largely uneventful. Tom Pryce put in a superb performance to be 3rd on the grid behind Ronnie Peterson and Niki Lauda. However, he was slow off the start and was hit by Carlos Reutemann, and James Hunt was taken out in the subsequent accident. Lauda led convincingly from Peterson and Clay Regazzoni with Emerson Fittipaldi up to 4th by lap 15. Lauda dropped back with handling problems on lap 16 and was passed by Peterson who led to the flag from Regazzoni who came home 2nd despite vibration problems. He had been challenged strongly by Fittipaldi, but just as the Lotus driver was preparing to pass, his engine exploded, ending his race. Jody Scheckter took the final podium slot.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 80 1:21:55.02 2 9
2 12 Niki Lauda Ferrari 80 + 20.36 1 6
3 11 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 80 + 27.84 4 4
4 3 Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 80 + 28.11 7 3
5 2 Jacky Ickx Lotus-Ford 80 + 37.54 13 2
6 6 Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 80 + 38.14 11 1
7 33 Mike Hailwood McLaren-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 6  
8 4 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 9  
9 20 Arturo Merzario Iso Marlboro-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 15  
10 14 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 79 + 1 Lap 17  
11 10 Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 16  
12 17 Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 12  
13 26 Graham Hill Lola-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 21  
14 37 François Migault BRM 78 + 2 Laps 22  
15 27 Guy Edwards Lola-Ford 77 + 3 Laps 20  
16 28 John Watson Brabham-Ford 76 + 4 Laps 14  
Ret 5 Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford 27 Engine 5  
Ret 7 Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 24 Handling 8  
Ret 19 Jochen Mass Surtees-Ford 4 Clutch 18  
Ret 16 Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford 1 Collision 3  
Ret 15 Henri Pescarolo BRM 1 Clutch 19  
Ret 24 James Hunt Hesketh-Ford 0 Collision 10  
DNQ 22 Vern Schuppan Ensign-Ford        
DNQ 8 Rikky von Opel Brabham-Ford        
DNQ 34 Carlos Pace Brabham-Ford        
DNQ 21 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Iso Marlboro-Ford        
DNQ 9 Hans Joachim Stuck March-Ford        
DNQ 18 José Dolhem Surtees-Ford        
DNQ 23 Leo Kinnunen Surtees-Ford        
DNQ 43 Gérard Larrousse Brabham-Ford        

Notes

References

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

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