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F1 1974: McLaren Man Wins After Year Long Battle

Following the retirement of Jackie Stewart after securing the last of his three World Drivers’ Championships the battle to succeed him in 1974 was wide open. In one of the most competitive seasons in Formula One history seven different drivers, from five different teams, won races over the course of the 15 Grand Prix. Stewart’s retirement and the tragic events of the 1973 United States Grand Prix which took Francois Cevert gave the Tyrrell team an all-new driver line for the season. To fill the void Tyrrell brought in Patrick Depailler and Jody Scheckter, a pair of drivers who had only eight F1 starts between them. Scheckter had entered five races with the McLaren team the previous...
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