• Short Summary

    Local hero Niki Lauda is a hot favourite to win the 1975 Austrian Formula One Grand Prix to be held at Zeltweg on Sunday (17 August).

  • Description

    Local hero Niki Lauda is a hot favourite to win the 1975 Austrian Formula One Grand Prix to be held at Zeltweg on Sunday (17 August).

    Lauda's Ferrari, already successful on four Grand Prix this year, clocked the fastest practice time for the race,, setting a lap record of 1 minute 34.85 seconds, in the first practice session on Friday (15 August).

    Britain's James Hunt, in a Hesketh, was second fastest with a time of I minute 34.97 seconds, also inside the old lap record.

    Sweden's Ronnie Patersen and brazil's Wilson Fittipaldi both had crashes during the session. Petersen was uninjured, but Wilson Fittipaldi was taken to hospital suffering from shock, a broken had and bruises.

    Victory in the Austrian Grand Prix, on his home track, would almost certainly clinch this year's World Driving Championship for lauda.

    He currently heads the drivers' table with 51 points ... 17 points ahead of his nearest rival Carlos Reutemann, who is a point clear of last year's champion Emerson Fittipaldi.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9JHHT5EKSV32Z42PDYLUCEUTW
    Media URN:
    VLVA9JHHT5EKSV32Z42PDYLUCEUTW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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