Australian driver Alan Jones has won a surprise victory in the Austrian Grand Prix. Driving?
GV start of race being led by Niki Lauda (11) in a Ferrari.
GV PAN (Car no. 6 Gunnar Nilsson) and Lauda in car no. 11.
GV OF Mario Andretti (no 5) in John Player Team Lotus being chased by Lauda and others.
SV OF Ian Scheckter (no 10) spinning to track.
CU OF Niki Lauda being chased by Number 8 Hans Joachim stuck in Martine racing.
SV cars coming round corner.
SV OF Cars coming round double bend. Car chased by Jody Scheckter in no 20 (Walterwolf racing) and Hans Joachim stuck.
GV OF cars going down straight.
GV OF Drivers getting out of smoking car.
GV OF Alan Jones (the winner) in no. 17 coming down a straight in a Shadow racer.
GV OF Alan Jones rounding corner.
GV PAN OF Alan Jones coming in to win the race at the chequered flag. (winning easily)
SPORT: MOTOR RACING.
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Background: Australian driver Alan Jones has won a surprise victory in the Austrian Grand Prix. Driving a Shadow, he beat Austria's Niki Lauda into second place. But the race has widened Lauda's lead in the world championship tables. He has a total of 54 points - 16 ahead of South africa's Jody Scheckter.
SYNOPSIS: Niki Lauda, in a Ferrari, was first to go into the lead. The Austrian driver had chalked up the fastest time in the official practices and he was the favourite to win the race.
Before the first lap was over Lauda was dropping back, and slipped behind the first ten in the early stages.
In Car Number Five, America's Mario Andretti then took the lead. Driving a Lotus, he slipped past Lauda and Britain's James Hunt.
An early casualty in the race was South African driver Ian Scheckter. He overbraked his March in the first lap was forced off the track.
Heavy rain clouds threatened to postpone the start of the race up until the last minute.
Just before the start the drivers changed their rain tyres for slicks. Then the sun came out and the few remaining puddles on the circuit dried out.
Half way through, the Grand Prix was being led by the world champion, James Hunt. But his hope for another win in this years championships were ended when he was forced to retire.
As Hunt dropped out with engine trouble, Australia's Alan Jones took the lead.
With only five laps to go Niki Lauda was back in the race closing up on Jones, chasing him around the tight circuits of this track. But Jones held on.
It was the first time in seven years an Australian had won a formula one race. The last time was when Jack Brabham took the South African Grand Prix.