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1974 Canadian Grand Prix

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Date  September 22, 1974
Course length  3.957 km (2.459 mi)
1974 Canadian Grand Prix
Location  Mosport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  80 laps, 316.56 km (196.72 mi)
Weather  Cold with temperatures approaching 13.3 °C (55.9 °F); wind speeds up to 15 kilometres per hour (9.3 mph)

The 1974 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Mosport Park on 22 September 1974. It was the fourteenth and penultimate round of the 1974 Formula One season.

Niki Lauda was on course for victory, until running over debris on lap 67, causing his Ferrari to spin into barriers, having led the whole race until that point. He also set the fastest lap of the race. Jacques Laffite was also forced out due to picking up a puncture, possibly caused by the same debris on the circuit. Emerson Fittipaldi grabbed the advantage, and led for the rest of the race. It was his 12th career victory, and the last of the season for the McLaren driver. This was the first Grand Prix race for young Austrian Helmuth Koinigg, who would lose his life during the next race at Watkins Glen.

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 7 results from the first 8 races and the best 6 results from the last 7 races counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
  • References

    1974 Canadian Grand Prix Wikipedia


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