South African Grand Prix 1973

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Hailwood the hero as Stewart wins

ESPNF1 Staff

March 3, 1973

Cars stream past the accident involving Hailwood, Regazzoni and Ickx © Sutton Images

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Jackie Stewart took his first win of the season in South Africa as he guided his Tyrrell-Cosworth to victory at Kyalami.

Denny Hulme debuted the new McLaren M23 and took pole position ahead of Emerson Fittipaldi’s Lotus 72 and the older McLaren M19 of Jody Scheckter.

Hulme led the field away and Scheckter tucked in behind him with Fittipaldi maintaining the grid starting order in third. Behind them, Peter Revson made a good start for McLaren.

The major incident of the race happened on…

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