Frenchman Jean Paul Beltoise won the John Player Challenge Trophy motor race at Brands Hatch on Sunday (22 Oct.) after the withdrawal of the current world formula one champion, Emerson Fittipaldi.
SV PAN Fittipaldi doing lap of honour
SCU Wife waves to him from sidelines
LV PAN Fittipaldi on car returns to pits
GV PAN Car No. 3 (Beltoise) before start
CU Car 10 (Pace)
CU Car No. 12 (Peterson)
CU PAN Car No. 1 (Fittipaldi)
LV Cars around bend (Peterson in lead) No. 9 and then Fittipaldi
GV Car No. 12 around bend followed by No. 9 and No. 1.
LV PAN Cars Nos. 1 and 3 past camera
GV Cars past camera and something comes off one car
SV PAN Car No. 10 past camera
GV Cars past camera
SV PAN Car pushed off course
GV PAN Car No. 3 past flag and onlookers (2 shots)
SV Winner with garland etc.
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Background: Frenchman Jean Paul Beltoise won the John Player Challenge Trophy motor race at Brands Hatch on Sunday (22 Oct.) after the withdrawal of the current world formula one champion, Emerson Fittipaldi.
Fittipaldi had started favourite for the event, which was held to honour his world title triumph. But falling oil pressure forced his Lotus out towards the end of the 106 mile (170 km) race.
Beltoise mastered conditions made difficult by rain to thread his way through the pack and take the lead on the 15th lap. He drove a BRM.
Second was Carlos Pace of Brazil, and third Andrea le Adamich of Italy. Both drove Surtees.