|1973 Belgian Grand Prix|
|Date||20 May 1973|
|Official name||XXXI GROTE PRIJS VAN BELGIE|
Heusden-Zolder, Limburg, Belgium
|Course||Grand Prix Circuit|
|Course length||4.220 km (2.622 mi)|
|Distance||70 laps, 295.379 km (183.540 mi)|
|Time||1:25.42 on lap 28|
The 1973 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Zolder on 20 May 1973. It was race 5 of 15 in both the 1973 World Championship of Drivers and the 1973 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The race was won by British driver Jackie Stewart driving a Tyrrell 006.
The entire Zolder track had to be resurfaced a week before the actual Grand Prix after a few drivers such as Jackie Stewart, Emerson Fittipaldi and François Cevert walked around the track to inspect it. They found that the track started to break up as a result of a previous race, and the track owners immediately decided to resurface the track, only a week before the Grand Prix. Cevert, Fittipaldi and Stewart refused to drive on the track because of the danger, and Cevert responded to the FIA that they would attempt to cancel the race if the owners did not do a good enough job of fixing the track.
This race saw the end of teams' numbers changing from race to race - the numbers teams raced with at Zolder lasted until the end of the season. For 1974, the finishing positions in the Constructors' Championship were used to allocated the numbers, after which teams did not change numbers unless they won the Drivers' Championship (or signed the current World Champion).
|2||6||François Cevert||Tyrrell-Ford||70||+ 31.84||4||6|
|3||1||Emerson Fittipaldi||Lotus-Ford||70||+ 2:02.79||9||4|
|4||9||Andrea de Adamich||Brabham-Ford||69||+ 1 Lap||18||3|
|5||21||Niki Lauda||BRM||69||+ 1 Lap||14||2|
|6||22||Chris Amon||Tecno||67||+ 3 Laps||15||1|
|7||7||Denny Hulme||McLaren-Ford||67||+3 Laps||2|
|8||24||Carlos Pace||Surtees-Ford||66||+4 Laps||8|
|9||12||Graham Hill||Shadow-Ford||65||+5 Laps||23|
|Ret||20||Jean-Pierre Beltoise||BRM||56||Not classified||5|
|Ret||3||Jacky Ickx||Ferrari||6||Oil pump||3|
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
1973 Spanish Grand Prix
|FIA Formula One World Championship
1973 Monaco Grand Prix
1972 Belgian Grand Prix
|Belgian Grand Prix||Next race:|
1974 Belgian Grand Prix
1972 British Grand Prix
|European Grand Prix
(Designated European Grand Prix)
1974 German Grand Prix