1973 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

1973 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

41èmes Grand Prix d`Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1973
Circuit de la Sarthe
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Date: June 9-10, warm & sunny Track Length (m): 13 640
Attendance:   Pole Position: Arturo Merzario, I, Ferrari 312 PB, 3:37.5 = 225.766 km/h
Entries:   Fastest Lap: Francois Cevert, F, Matra Simca 670B, 3:39.6 = 223.607 km/h
Practiced:   Distance (km): 4853.945
Starters: 55 Average Speed (km/h): 202.247
Classified: 21    

 

Pos Clas-
sific.
# Team / Entrant
Car - Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
Vol
(cc)
Engine
Type
Group Laps /
Km /
Hour
Reason out /
Notes
1 1 11 Equipe Matra-Simca Shell, F
Matra-Simca MS670B
Henri Pescarolo, F
Gérard Larrousse, F
2993 V12 S 355
4853.945
 
2 2 16 SpA Ferrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 312P/B 73
Arturo Merzario, I
Carlos Pace, BR
2991 V12 S 349
4772.290
 
3 3 12 Equipe Matra-Simca Shell, F
Matra-Simca MS670B
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, F
Jean-Pierre Jabouille, F
2993 V12 S 331
4526.156
 
4 4 46 Martini Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Herbert Müller, CH
Gijs van Lennep, NL
DNS Claude Haldi, CH
2998 F6 S 328
4485.365
 
5 5 3 Escuderia Montjuich - Tergal, E
Porsche 908/03
Bernard Cheneviére, CH
Juan Fernandez, E
Francesco 'Franco' Torredemer, E
2987 F8 S 319
4359.990
 
6 6 39 Automobiles Charles Pozzi, F
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
Vic Elford, GB
DNS Jean-Claude Andruet, F
DNS Bob Wollek, F
4390 V12 GTS 316
4321.341
 
7 7 4 Guillermo Ortega - Ecuador, ECU
Porsche 908/02
Guillermo Ortega, ECU
Fausto Merello, ECU
DNS Lothar Ranft,
2987 F8 S 316
4312.927
 
8 8 45 Porsche Kremer Racing Team, D
Porsche Carrera RSR
Paul Keller, CH
Erwin Kremer, D
Clementz Schickentanz, D
2806 F6 GTS 316
4311.306
 
9 9 40 Automobiles Charles Pozzi, F
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Alain Serpaggi, F
José Dolhem, F
4390 V12 GTS 315
4309.461
 
10 10 63 Gelo Racing Team, D
Porsche Carrera RSR
Georg Loos, D
Jürgen Barth, D
2806 F6 GTS 311
4248.650
 
11 11 51 BMW Motorsport, D
BMW 3.0 CSL
Toine Hezemans, NL
Dieter Quester, A
3331 6 TS 307
4199.400
 
12 12 30 Greder Racing Team, F
Chevrolet Corvette
Henri Greder, F
"Marie-Claude Beaumont" (Marie-Claude Charmasson), F
DNS Michel Pignard, F
6998 V8 GTS 303
4138.330
 
13 13 38 North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Francois Migault, F
Luigi Chinetti Jr, USA
4390 V12 GTS 299
4078.527
 
14 14 48 Porsche Sonauto BP Racing, F
Porsche Carrera RS
Peter Gregg, USA
Guy Chasseuil, F
2806 F6 GTS 298
4077.071
 
15 15 60 Scuderia Brescia Corse, I
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33TT3
Carlo Facetti, I
"PAM", (Sergio Morando), I
Teodore Zeccoli, I
2992 V8 S 298
4076.547
 
16 16 41 Schiller Racing Team, CH
Porsche Carrera RS
Jean Selz, CH
Florian Vetsch, CH
2806 F6 GTS 297
4061.869
 
17 17 42 René Mazzia, F
Porsche Carrera RS
Pierre Mauroy, F
Marcel Mignot, F
2806 F6 GTS 290
3965.263
 
18 18 69 J.-C. Aubriet / Ecurie Leopard, F
Chevrolet Corvette
Jean-Claude Aubriet, F
"Depnic", F
6992 V8 GTS 282
3858.524
 
19 19 18 Claude Laurent, F
Ligier JS 2 - Maserati
Claude Laurent, F
Martial Delalande, F
Jacques Marché, F
2871 V6 S 270
3693.452
 
20 20 34 Ecurie Francorchamps, B
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Jean Claude Andruet, F
Richard Bond, GB
DNS Teddy Pilette, B
4390 V12 GTS 270
3693.048
 
21 21 52 André Wicky Racing Team, CH
Porsche 908/02
André Wicky, CH
Max Cohen-Olivar, MOR
Philippe Carron, CH
2950 F8 S 270
3688.720
 
                   
22 DNF 15 SpA Ferrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 312 P/B 73
Jacky Ickx, B
Brian Redman, GB
2991 V12 S 332
24h
Engine
23 DNF 25 Michel Dupont, CH
Chevron B23 - Ford
Michel Dupont, CH
Paul Blancpain, CH
1800
1980?
4 S 229
22h
Gearbox
24 DNF 6 North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Sam Posey, USA
Milt Minter, USA
4390 V12 GTS 254
21h
Piston
25 DNF 55 Ford Motorenwerke, D
Ford Capri LV
Dieter Glemser, D
John Fitzpatrick, GB
Hans Heyer, D
2995 V6 TS 239
20h
Engine
Con rod
26 DNF 7 Equipe Gitanes Cigarettes France, F
Lola T282 - Cosworth DFV
Jean-Louis Lafosse, F
Reine Wisell, S
Baron Hughes de Fierlandt, B
2993 V8 S 164
20h
Oil pump
27 DNF 36 North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Lucien Guitteny, F
Bob Grossman, USA
4390 V12 GTS 192
19h
Accident
28 DNF 33 J.-C. Bamford Excavators Ltd, GB
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Neil Corner, GB
Willie Green, GB
DNS Nigel Moores, GB
4390 V12 GTS 163
18h
Transmission
29 DNF 37 North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Luis Di Palma, RA
Nestor Garcia Veiga, RA
4390 V12 GTS 211
18h
Transmission
30 DNF 8 Gulf Research Racing, GB
Mirage M 6 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Derek Bell, GB
Howden Ganley, NZ
DNS Vern Schuppan, AUS
2990 V8 S 163
18h
Oil pump
31 DNF 56 Shark Racing Team, F
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Jean-Claude Guérie, F
Cyril Grandet, F
4390 V12 GTS 174
17h
Gearbox
32 DNF 19 Automobiles Ligier, F
Ligier JS 2 - Maserati
Jean-Pierre Paoli, F
Alain Couderc, F
DNS Guy Ligier, F
2991 V6 S 174
17h
Oil leak
33 DNF 50 BMW Motorsport, D
BMW 3.0 CSL
Chris Amon, NZ
Hans Joachim Stuck Jr, D
3310 6 TS 160
16h
Accident damage
34 DNF 53 Ford Motorenwerke, D
Ford Capri LV
Jean Vinatier, F
Helmut Koinigg, A
Gerry Birrell, GB
2995 V6 TS 152
15h
Valves
35 DNF 49 Jean Egreteaud, F
Porsche Carrera RS
Jean Egreteaud, F
Jean-Claude Lagniez, F
DNS "Jichelle", F
DNS Pierre Greub, CH
2806 F6 GTS 139
13h
Transmission
36 DNF 22 Raymond Touroul, F
Porsche 910
Raymond Touroul, F
Jean-Pierre Rouget, F
1985 F6 S 142
13h
Out of fuel
37 DNF 5 Duckhams Oil, GB
Duckhams LM (Lola T280) - Cosworth DFV / Nicholson
Alain de Cadenet, GB
Chris Craft, GB
2996 V8 S 81
13h
Clutch
38 DNF 17 SpA Ferrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 312 P/B 73
Tim Schenken, AUS
Carlos Reutemann, RA
2991 V12 S 182
12h
Engine
39 DNF 10 Equipe Matra-Simca Shell, F
Matra-Simca MS670B
Francois Cevert, F
Jean-Pierre Beltoise, F
2993 V12 S 157
12h
Tire
40 DNF 26 Sigma Automotives, J
Sigma MC 73 - Mazda 12A
Tetsu Ikuzawa, J
Hiroshi Fushida, J
Patrick Dal Bo, F
2292
(1975)
2/rot S 79
12h
Clutch
41 DNF 44 Porsche Club Romand, CH
Porsche Carrera RS
Jean-Francois Piot, F
Peter Zbinden, CH
DNS Serge Bolomey, CH
2806 F6 GTS 110
10h
Gearbox
42 DNF 78 Jean Sage, F
Porsche Carrera RS
Hervé Bayard, F
René Ligonnet, F
2806 F6 GTS 95
10h
Head
43 DNF 43 Max Moritz Racing Team, D
Porsche Carrera RS
Gerd Quist, D
Manfred Laub, D
Jürgen Zink, D
DNS Dietrich Krumm, D
2806 F6 GTS 103
10h
Accident
44 DNF 9 Gulf Research Racing, GB
Mirage M 6 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Mike Hailwood, GB
John Watson, GB
Vern Schuppan, AUS
2990 V8 S 112
10h
Accident
45 DNF 21 Pierre Maublanc, F
Chevron B23 - BMW/Schnitzer
Pierre Maublanc, F
Robert 'Jimmy' Mieusset, F
DNS Barrie Smith, GB
1990 4 S 90
9h
Engine
46 DNF 14 Equipe Matra-Simca Shell, F
Matra-Simca MS670
Patrick Depailler, F
Bob Wollek, F
DNS Bernard Fiorentino, F
2993 V12 S 84
8h
Oil pressure
47 DNF 28 Jacques Henry, F
Lola T290 - Ford Cosworth FVC
Jacques Henry, F
Fred Stalder, F
Bernard Grobot
1850 4 S 84
8h
Valves
48 DNF 47 Martini Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Reinhold Jöst, D
Claude Haldi, CH
DNS Herbert Müller, CH
2806 F6 S 54
7h
Out of fuel
49 DNF 27 Escuderia Montjuich, E
Chevron B23 - Ford Cosworth FVC
José Juncadella, E
Prince Jorge de Bagration (de Moukhrani), E
DNS Xavier Juncadella, E
1930 4 S 52
6h
Gearbox
50 DNF 61 Daniel Rouveyran, F
Lola T280/282 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Daniel Rouveyran, F
"Cyprien" (Christian Mons), F
Christian Ethuin, F
2993 V8 S 38
5h
Broken wheel
51 DNF 29 John Greenwood, USA
Chevrolet Corvette
John Greenwood, USA
Bob Johnson, USA
DNS John Greendyke, USA
7050 V8 GTS 37
4h
Engine
52 DQ/
DNF
62 Automobiles Ligier, F
Ligier JS 2 - Maserati
Guy Ligier, F
Jacques Laffite, F
DNS Jean-Pierre Jarier, F
2991 V6 S 24
4h
Disqualifed, refuelling
53 DNF 54 Ford Motorenwerke, D
Ford Capri LV
Gerry Birrell, GB
Hans Heyer, D
DNS Jochen Mass, D
2995 V6 TS 4
3h
Ignition
54 DNF 2 Blancpain Total Dinitrol, CH
Chevron B21/23 - Cosworth FVC
Roger Dubos, F
Christine Beckers, B
Pierre Pagani, F
1796 4 S 9
3h
Metering unit
55 DNF 58 André Wicky Racing Team, CH
BMW 3.0 CSL Schnitzer
Walter Brun, CH
Cox Kocher, CH
Jean-Pierre Aeschlimann, CH
3310 6 TS 1
2h
Piston
                   
56 DNQ 66 Promoto Racing Services
Chevron B21 - Ford Cosworth FVC
Brian Robinson, GB
José Uriarte, ANG
Hervé Le Guellec, F
1800 4 S    
57 DNQ 75 Porsche Club Romand, CH
Porsche 911 S
Pierre Greub, CH
Philippe Farjon, F
Paul Keller, CH
2500 F6 GTS    
58 DNQ 68 John Greenwood, USA
Chevrolet Corvette
Don Yenko, USA
Ron Grable, USA
John Greendyke, USA
7000 V8 GTS    
59 DNQ 84 Louis Meznarie, F
Porsche Carrera RS
Jean-Claude Boucher, F
Jacques Guérin, F
Didier Jaunet, F
2800 F6 GTS    
60 DNQ 57 Christian Poirot, F
Porsche 908/02
Christian Poirot, F
Jean Rondeau, F
Jürgen Barth, D
3000 F8 S    
61 DNQ 65 Michel Elkoubi, F
A.E.C. PB 2 - Ford
Yves Martin, F
Ugo Locatelli, I
Marino Marini, I
DNS Massimo Martino, I
    S    
                   
62 DNA 20 Galia Autor Fillipinetti, CH
Lola T292 - Chevrolet
-
-
         
63 DNA 23 Bonnier BIP, CH
Lola T292 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Mario Araujo Cabral, P
Carlos Santos, P
3000 V8 S    
64 DNA 24 Bonnier BIP, CH
Lola T292 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Carlos Gaspar, P
José Dolhem, F
Jorge Pinhol, P
3000 V8 S    
65 DNA 31 France Britanic Auto Ltd, F
De Tomaso Pantera - Ford
Jean Vinatier, F
Guy Chasseuil, F
  V8 GTS    
66 DNA 32 André Wicky Racing Team, CH
De Tomaso Pantera - Ford
André Wicky, CH
Pierre-Francois Rousselot, F
  V8 GTS    
67 DNA 35 Motul Defence Mondial, F
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
"Jean Max" (Max Jean), F
Christian Ethuin, F
4400 V12 GTS    
68 DNA 48 Porsche System Engineering, D
Porsche Carrera RSR
Claude Haldi, CH
Helmuth Koinigg, A
  F6 GTS    
69 DNA 64 Hine Inter. Enterprises, GB
Chevron B23 - Ford Cosworth
Roger Clark, GB
-
  4 S    
70 DNA 67 Usine Grac, F
Grac MT 16
"Cyprien" (Christian Mons), F
Jean-Claude Guérie, F
Berthdat,
         
71 DNA 70 North American Racing Team, USA
Chevrolet Corvette
Dave Heinz, USA
-
  V8 GTS    
72 DNA 71 Scuderia Jolly Club, I
De Tomaso Pantera - Ford
"Gero"
Marcello Gallo, I
  V8 GTS    
73 DNA 72 Momo Racing Team, I
De Tomaso Pantera - Ford
Corrado Manfredini, I
Giancarlo Gagliardi, I
  V8 GTS    
74 DNA 73 Autor Fillipinetti, CH
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
-
-
  V12 GTS    
75 DNA 74 Jean Mésange, F
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Jean Mésange,F
-
  V12 GTS    
76 DNA 76 Claude Haldi, CH
Porsche Carrera RSR
Arthur Blanck, CH
-
  F6 GTS    
77 DNA 77 "Gedehem", F
Porsche Carrera RSR
"Gedehem", F
-
  F6 GTS    
78 DNA 79 Scuderia Brescia Corse, I
Porsche Carrera RSR
Enrico Pasolini, I
"Pooky", I
  F6 GTS    
79 DNA 80 Claude Buchet, F
Porsche Carrera RSR
Claude Buchet, F
Dominique Thiry, F
  F6 GTS    
80 DNA 81 Ennio Bonomelli, I
Porsche Carrera RSR
Ennio Bonomelli, I
Pino Pica, I
Giorgio Pianta, I
  F6 GTS    
81 DNA 82 Kauhsen Racing Team, D
Porsche Carrera RSR
Willibert 'Willi' Kauhsen, D
Clementz Schickentanz, D
  F6 GTS    
82 DNA 83 Nicolas Koob, LUX
Porsche Carrera RSR
Nicolas Koob, LUX
-
  F6 GTS    
83 DNA 85 Motor Race Consultants Ltd, GB
Datsun 240 Z
Gordon Spice, GB
Guy Edwards, GB
Robert Grant, GB
    TS    
84 DNA 86 BMW Motorsport, D
BMW 3.0 CSL
Harald Menzel, D
Vittorio Brambilla, I
  6 TS    
85 DNA 87 Marabant Racing Team
BMW 3.0 CSL
Willy Braillard, B
Pierre Xhenceval, B
  6 TS    
86 DNA 1 Scuderia Jolly Club, I
Lola T282
Giorgio Schön, I
Jean Bernard de Canonico, CH
    S    
87 DNA 2 Paul Blancpain Racing, CH
Porsche 908/03
Reinhold Jöst, D
Mario Casoni, I
Paul Blancpain, CH
3000 F8 S    
88 DNA   Autodelta SpA, I
Alfa Romeo Tipo T33
-
-
  F12 S   Withdrawn
89 DNA   Autodelta SpA, I
Alfa Romeo Tipo T33
-
-
  F12 S   Withdrawn
90 DNA   Autodelta SpA, I
Alfa Romeo Tipo T33
-
-
  F12 S   Withdrawn
91 DNA   Gulf Research Racing, GB
Mirage M 6 - Weslake
Derek Bell, GB
-
3000 V12 S    
92 DNA   Archambaud Racing, F
Lola T292 - Ford Cosworth
Gérard Larrousse, F
Hervé Bayard, F
         
93 DNA   Jean Sage, F
Porsche Carrera RSR
Peter Zbinden, CH
Jean Sage, F
  F6      
94 DNA   André Wicky Racing Team, CH
Porsche 911 S
Philippe Carron, CH
-
  F6      
95 DNA   Heinz Schulthess, CH
Lola T292 - Ford Cosworth
Heinz Schulthess, CH
-
         
96 DNA   Shark Racing Team, F
Ford Capri 2600 RS
Cyril Grandet, F
-
  V6 TS    
97 DNA   Jean-Francois Piot, F
Ford Capri 2600 RS
Jacques Charles, F
Jean-Francois Piot, F
  V6 TS    
98 DNA   Michel Lateste, F
Grac MT14S
Michel Lateste, F
-
         
99 DNA   Gulf Research Racing, GB
Mirage M 6 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Howden Ganley, NZ
-
3000 V8     In april tests only
100 DNA   Gulf Research Racing, GB
Mirage M 6 Coupé - Weslake
Mike Hailwood, GB
-
3000 V12     In april tests only
101 DNA   Equipe Matra-Simca Shell, F
Matra-Simca MS670B
Jean-Pierre Beltoise, F
Gerard Larrousse
3000 V12     In april tests only


Class Winners:

Index of Thermal Efficiency P. Keller / E. Kremer / C. Schickentanz Porsche Carrera RSR
Sport Henri Pescarolo / Gerard Larrousse Matra Simca 670 B
GTS unlimited Henri Greder / Marie-Claude Beaumont Chevrolet Corvette
GTS up to 5000cc Claude Ballot-Léna / Vic Elford Ferrari 365 GTB
Touring Special Toine Hezemans / Dieter Quester BMW 3.0 CSL