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Formula One 1973 Review - Reign of Stewart is the DVD review of the 1973 Formula 1 season. This was the year when the legendary Jackie Stewart was crowned as F1 champion for the third and final time.
Jackie Stewart had won the Formula One championship in 1971 but Emerson Fittipaldi was the reigning champion. At the start of the 1973 F1 season there was no question regarding his intention, Jackie Stewart wanted his title back.
It was Fittipaldi who laid down the gauntlet, winning three out of the first four races. However, Stewart refused to buckle under pressure, and consistent displays of driving genius with the Tyrrell wondercar brought him right back into contention. By the halfway point of the season, Stewart led the ChampionshipA by a single point.
From this, he turned on the style, transforming his slender lead into something that was simply unassailable. He retired from Grand Prix racing at the end of the season as champion – with his position as one of the all-time greats assured.
There was more to the season than the battle between the big guns. Safety regulations made a big impact on car design – but not on safety – as fatalities unfortunately returned to the championship.
Brunswick Films were pioneers in the embryonic days of Formula One production, when sponsors controlled the demand for footage, and before the era of global TV coverage began. They have skilfully combined film from their famous archive - including some previously unseen material - to create a review that captures the essence of a very special era in Grand Prix racing.
The 1973 Formula 1 season is perfectly summarised in this 52 minute DVD using archive footage from Brunswick Films. The review is a wonderful piece of Grand Prix nostalgia in which the brilliant driving skills of Jackie Stewart clinched the 1973 Formula One Drivers Championship, and then retired as one of the all time great F1 drivers.
Now you can relive the key events from the 1973 Grand Prix season on this DVD.