The all-conquering Ferraris of Switzerland's Clay Regazzoni and Austrian Niki Lauda are handily placed in fourth and fifth positions for Sunday's French Grand Prix at Le Castellet.
GV No. 15 driven by Jabouille leaving pits.
SV ZOOM OUT FROM No. 11 Regazzoni to Niki Lauda's car.
CU Regazzoni leaving pits.
CU Car No. 7 Reutemann into pits.
CU No. 9 Graham Hill leaving pits followed by No. 12 Lauda.
LV PAN No. 7 leaving pits.
GV PAN No. 30 Fittipaldi racing down straight.
LV PAN Car No. 3 J. Scheckter followed by No. 14 Evans.
GV Cars passing camera to back view.
GV Cars racing down straight.
GV Cars rounding bend.
GV PAN Car No. 42 Hunt rounding bend and into straight.
Initials VS 18.50 VS 19.00
SPORT: MOTOR RACING
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Background: The all-conquering Ferraris of Switzerland's Clay Regazzoni and Austrian Niki Lauda are handily placed in fourth and fifth positions for Sunday's French Grand Prix at Le Castellet. The grid positions were worked out after the first practice, held on Friday (July 4).
Pole position went to Frenchman Jean-Pierre Jarier, who clocked the fastest lap time of one minute 48.44 seconds for the 3.61 mile (5.81 km) course. Jarier has held pole position in two of this season's previous eight Grand Prix, but has always been handicapped by mechanical problems in the race itself. His lap time on Friday was two and a half seconds faster than the official lap time set two years ago by New Zealander Denny Hulme.
Only one second covered the fastest 11 cars, with South African Jody Scheckter second fastest ahead of the current world champion Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil.
Niki Lauda will be hoping to increase his lead in this year's series.
SYNOPSIS: Britain's Graham Hill is among the competitors but the form shown by Lauda.....who followed him onto the track....this year will make him hard to beat.
Emerson Fittipaldi....the current world champion will need all his skill to retain the title this year. He has third position on the grid.