Jackie’s last podium

21. Dec 2021 
by Ziv Knoll

The 1973 Austrian Formula One Grand Prix was held at the fast and hilly Österreichring (Zeltweg), and was won by Swedish driver Ronnie Peterson, driving a Lotus 72, after he started from second position.

Scotland’s Jackie Stewart (picture above) achieved his final podium finish, coming second in his Tyrrell 006, while Carlos Pace achieved his first, coming third in a Surtees-Ford.

Niki Lauda, a BRM driver at the time, was forced to miss his home race after breaking his wrist at the Nürburgring two weeks previously.

Two weeks later, at Monza, the great Stewart charged through the field after a puncture, finished fourth, which was enough to secure his third Drivers’ Championship.

Picture below: Stewart, Peterson (winner) and Pace enjoy the podium celebrations at the 1973 Austrian Grand Prix.

Source: LAT Images

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