Saturday, September 23, 2017

Peter Revson Wins Canadian Grand Prix - September 23, 1973

September 23, 1973
(Photo; Laurie Button - Own work)
American Peter Revson wins the "Labatt's Canadian Grand Prix" at Mosport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. This Grand Prix saw the first ever use of a safety car in Formula One. Eppie Wietzes drove a yellow Porsche 914. Wietzes stayed in front of Howden Ganley's Iso-Marlboro car by mistake, which allowed several drivers, including eventual winner Peter Revson, to gain a lap on the field. Also this is the first Grand Prix to have a car with the number 0, as driven by Jody Scheckter.
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