1973 Australian Drivers' Championship


1973 Australian Drivers' Championship

A 1973 Australian Drivers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing title open to drivers of Australian Formula 1 and Australian Formula 2 cars. The championship winner was awarded the 1973 CAMS "Gold Star".

The title was contested over a five round series.
* Round 1, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 2 September
* Round 2, Channel 7 Trophy, Adelaide International Raceway, South Australia, 7 October
* Round 3, Phillip Island, Victoria, 14 October
* Round 4, Australian Grand Prix, Sandown, Victoria, 4 November
* Round 5, Phillip Island, Victoria, 25 NovemberChampionship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the top six places in each round with all rounds counting towards each driver's points total. Only drivers holding a CAMS General Competition License were eligible to score points.

Results

Note: The Australian Grand Prix was won by New Zealander Graham McRae. However, as the Australian Drivers' Championship was open only to holders of a CAMS General Competition License, 9 points were awarded to the highest placed eligible driver, John McCormack, 6 points to the second highest placed eligible driver etc

References

* A History of Australian Motor Sport, © 1990
* Australian Competition Yearbook, 1974
* CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1973
* Official Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, October 7, 1973
* www.camsmanual.com.au


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