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    Some of the world's top racing drivers spent the day on the track at Silverstone (U.

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    Some of the world's top racing drivers spent the day on the track at Silverstone (U.K.) on Thursday (12 July) in their first practice for the British Grand Prix on Saturday (14 July).

    From dawn until sunset, the ace Formula One drivers competed for leading positions on the starting grid for the big race on Saturday.

    At the end of the day, the fastest time was turned in by New Zealand's Denny Hulme in his Cosworth V8-powered Yardley McLaren Ford M23. Second was Sweden's Ronnie Peterson, third was Brazil's Emerson Fittipaldi, and fourth was Britain's Jackie Stewart.

    SYNOPSIS: At Britain's famous Silverstone circuit on Thursday, many of the world's top Formula-one racing drivers competed for the leading positions on the starting grid for the British Grand Prix on Saturday. Belgium's Jackie Ickx and France's Francois Cevert were firm favourites for the pole position.

    Jackie Stewart, in his bid for the grid position, led the field around Club Corner for a while, and finally brought home the day's fourth fastest time. Right on Stewart's tail in his Yardley McLaren came Denny Hulme, the day's time-winner.

    John Surtees, heading his Surtees-Final team, and Brazil's Emerson Fittipaldi, the 1972 World Champion, driving a Cosworth-powered John Player Special. After the practices on Thursday, Fittipaldi delivered the third fastest times of the day.

    Britain's Graham Hill, in can number twelve, the big Shadow-Ford ON-One showed some excellent speed around the track.

    Jackie Stewart, in his bid for the grid position, led the field around Club Corner for a while, and finally brought home the day's fourth fastest time. Right on Stewart's tail in his Yardley McLaren came Denny Hulme, the day's time-winner.

    Jackie Stewart again in his Cosworth-powered Tyrell Ford, right behind Fittipaldi.

    With a field of thirty-two in the Grand Prix event, it'll be one of Silverstone's best events.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC22TIVFTUPXWA7RVWA296GTAG
    Media URN:
    VLVAC22TIVFTUPXWA7RVWA296GTAG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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