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#1 f1steveuk

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 15:12

I just wondered if anyone has a full list of all the cars and drivers present at the pre GP test at Kyalami in 1974?

Thanks in advance

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#2 Milan Fistonic

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:18

From Motoring News 28th March 1974.

Ronnie Peterson topped the small list of early runners.

Ronnie Peterson in the latest JPS/9 - 1m 16.6s
Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT44 - 1m 16.7s
Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren - 1m 17.0s
Jody Scheckter Tyrrell - 1m 17.1s
John Watson Hexagon Brabham Bt42 - 1m 18.3s
Jean-Pierre Beltoise new BRM P201 - mid 18's.

#3 Tim Murray

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:08

The list should also presumably include poor Peter Revson in the Shadow DN3.

#4 Tim Murray

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:55

In Revson's entry at Motorsport Memorial Nanni Dietrich mentions that Dave Charlton and Eddie Keizan were also participating in the testing.

#5 f1steveuk

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:54

That's ten cars, whereas I have been led to believe there were 17 cars present. There was a TV crew there (there is a little footage of Jody in 006/2) and a few photographers, but there seems to be little available to see (apart from, and sadly, the Revson footage /pictures). So I wonder who the other seven were?

#6 john winfield

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:34

Denny Hulme was there too. (Source: Alan Henry, May 1974 Motor Sport)

#7 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 20:25

So we have:
1. Ronnie Peterson in the latest JPS/9
2. Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT44
3. Fittipaldi McLaren
4. Jody Scheckter Tyrrell
5. John Watson Hexagon Brabham Bt42
6. Jean-Pierre Beltoise new BRM P201
7. Peter Revson Shadow DN3
8. Dave Charlton
9. Eddie Keizan
10. Graham Hill
11. Denny Hulme
12. Carlos Pace (source Pruller 1974)