The former world champion driver, Jackie Stewart, holds the pole position for Sunday's (8 October) 200-mile (320 kilometre) United States Grand Prix.
GV Thick fog around pit area
SV Car No. 2 out
SV Crowd around car
SCU Jackie Ickx
CU Jackie Stewart
CU Emerson Fitti-paldi
CV Cevert with helmet
SV & CU Crowd near Car No. 10(2 shots)
SP PAN No. 10 drives off for practice lap
SV Spectators in fog
SV PAN Cevert racing in Car No.2
SV Crowd watch Stewart pass in Car No. 1
SV PAN Ickx in Car No. 7
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Background: The former world champion driver, Jackie Stewart, holds the pole position for Sunday's (8 October) 200-mile (320 kilometre) United States Grand Prix. The race has 32 starters.
Stewart's time in the trials was 1 minute, 40.481 seconds at a shattering 120.991 miles per hour. (192kmh). He clocked the fast time in the same Tyrrell Ford that won him the Canadian Grand Prix.
His qualifying time was just 4/100ths of a second faster than the American ace, Peter Revson, of California, whose Yardley McLaren clocked 1 minute, 40.257 seconds, under poor conditions.
New Zealander, Denis Hulme, in a Gulf-McLaren, went round in 1 minute, 41.084 seconds.
All three sharing the front line on the starting grid shattered Stewarts 1971 practice lap record of 118.445 miles an hour in a Tyrrell Ford.
SYNOPSIS: The conditions were far from good on Saturday when the world's leading drivers turned out for time trials for the United States Grand Prix. Wind and a wet track made matters worse.
Competing for the fifty-thousand dollar purse will be Belgium's Jackie Ickx and the former world champion from Britain, Jackie Stewart. stewart will be driving the same car that won him the Canadian Grand Prix. Current world champion, Emerson Fittipaldi hopes to crown his success by winning the last race of the season. From France, Francois Cevert, will be driving a Tyrrell Ford. Total purse for the race is two-hundred-and-seventy-five thousand dollars.....
In the trials, Cevert went round at an average speed of more than one-hundred-and-nineteen miles an hour. Fastest lap time went to Britain's Jackie Stewart....here he laps at an average speed of nearly one-hundred-and-twenty-one miles an hour
And Belgium's Jackie Ickx in car number seven.....
Brazilian ace, Emerson Fittipaldi, won at Watkins Glen in 1970 and he'll be racing against three other previous winners -- Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill and Francois Cevert. No American has ever won the race. Sunday's race will be the fourteenth.