1975 Formula One season
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The Formula 1 1975 season was the 26th FIA Formula 1 World Championship. She was discharged through 14 races in the period of 12 January 1975 to 5 October 1975. Niki Lauda won for the first time the drivers' world championship. Ferrari was the third time Constructors' world champions.
The FIA honorary title of European Grand Prix was awarded in 1975 at the Grand Prix of Austria.
The first six places were 9, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 points. The best seven results of the first eight and the best five of the remaining six races counted for the championship.
Important events of the season
- Emerson Fittipaldi boycotted for safety reasons the GP of Spain. Rolf Stommelen flew in the race in the lead because of a broken rear wing in the audience, of which four were killed by this accident. Jochen Mass won the race, which was to remain his only victory. Lella Lombardi was the first woman in Formula 1 in the points.
- Mark Donohue was killed on August 17, 1975 with the warm-up to the GP at Zeltweg Austria. At his car burst the left front tire. The rudderless March shot in the fencing, and from there to the guardrail, slid into the adjacent embankment and crashed on a billboard. Donohue initially did not seem seriously injured, but fell a day later into a coma and died.
- End of November, the airplane crashes of Hill teams. In the accident team manager and double world champion Graham Hill and his driver Tony Brise are killed. This accident marked the end of the racing team.