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1974 Brazilian Grand Prix

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The 1974 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Interlagos on January 27, 1974.

Race summary

Emerson Fittipaldi took pole position for his home race from Carlos Reutemann. The start of the race was delayed as the track had to be swept clear of broken glass from over-exuberant spectators' celebrations and then Arturo Merzario's engine failed. When it did start, the flag caught some of the field unawares. Reutemann and Ronnie Peterson took advantage of the confusion to sweep into the lead, but by lap 4, Reutemann's tyres were going off. The race developed into a classic duel between Fittipaldi and Peterson, the Brazilian taking the lead on lap 16 and the Swede soon having to pit with a puncture (believed to be caused by some glass still left on the track).

Fittipaldi thus led Clay Regazzoni and Jacky Ickx until on lap 31 the heavens opened. With the track awash and the conditions dangerous, the race was red-flagged. It was McLaren's second win of the year, but it was Ferrari who, with Regazzoni, topped the drivers' table - for the first time since March 1971.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Template:Country flagicon Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford 32 1:24:37.06 1 9
2 11 Template:Country flagicon Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 32 + 13.57 8 6
3 2 Template:Country flagicon Jacky Ickx Lotus-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 5 4
4 18 Template:Country flagicon Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 12 3
5 33 Template:Country flagicon Mike Hailwood McLaren-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 7 2
6 1 Template:Country flagicon Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 4 1
7 7 Template:Country flagicon Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 2  
8 4 Template:Country flagicon Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 16  
9 24 Template:Country flagicon James Hunt March-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 18  
10 14 Template:Country flagicon Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 31 + 1 Lap 17  
11 26 Template:Country flagicon Graham Hill Lola-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 21  
12 6 Template:Country flagicon Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 11  
13 3 Template:Country flagicon Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 31 + 1 Lap 14  
14 15 Template:Country flagicon Henri Pescarolo BRM 30 + 2 Laps 22  
15 8 Template:Country flagicon Richard Robarts Brabham-Ford 30 + 2 Laps 24  
16 37 Template:Country flagicon François Migault BRM 30 + 2 Laps 23  
17 19 Template:Country flagicon Jochen Mass Surtees-Ford 30 + 2 Laps 10  
Ret 28 Template:Country flagicon John Watson Brabham-Ford 27 Clutch 15  
Ret 9 Template:Country flagicon Hans Joachim Stuck March-Ford 24 Transmission 13  
Ret 17 Template:Country flagicon Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 21 Brakes 19  
Ret 20 Template:Country flagicon Arturo Merzario Iso Marlboro-Ford 20 Throttle 9  
Ret 16 Template:Country flagicon Peter Revson Shadow-Ford 10 Overheating 6  
Ret 10 Template:Country flagicon Howden Ganley March-Ford 8 Ignition 20  
Ret 12 Template:Country flagicon Niki Lauda Ferrari 2 Engine 25  
Ret 27 Template:Country flagicon Guy Edwards Lola-Ford 2 Chassis 3  

Notes

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