With Jackie Stewart set to retire from Formula One at the end of the 1973 season, preparations had been made to promote his understudy, François Cevert, to the lead seat in Ken Tyrrell's world championship winning team.
Peter Gethin (R.I.P., 1940-2011)
Peter Gethin passed away yesterday following a long illness. He was 71 years old. Born in Surrey in early 1940, Gethin is most famous for winning the 1971 Italian Grand Prix 0.01 of-a-second ahead of Ronnie Peterson and his Cosworth-powered March.
“It Never Rains, but it Snows: The 1973 BRDC International Trophy”
An unseasonal cold spell broken, a sodden and wintry base is revealed, as the snow in Ireland and the UK peels away feebly. Motorsport tends not to happen in these conditions.