Jack Brabham wins the South African Grand Prix. By the end of the season, he would retire from F1.
March and Team Surtees debut.
Jackie Stewart wins first Grand Prix for March at Jarama, Spain.
The wedge-shaped Lotus 72, with side-mounted radiators, makes its debut. Jochen Rindt drives the car to its first victory at the Dutch GP.
Pedro Rodriguez wins the last Belgian Grand Prix at the original Spa-Francorchamps for BRM. This is also Dunlop's last victory.
Piers Courage burns to death in Williams/de Tomaso at the Dutch Grand Prix.
Bruce McLaren is killed at Goodwood while testing a Can-Am car.
Jochen Rindt wins German Grand Prix at Hockenheim while Armco barriers are installed at the Nurburgring.
Jacky Ickx wins the first Austrian Grand Prix at the Osterreichring.
Tyrrell makes its F1 debut at Mont Tremblant, Canada.
Jochen Rindt is killed during qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix. He later becomes the first posthumous Formula One Champion.
Emerson Fittipaldi scores his first victory, at the US Grand Prix.
Mario Andretti scores his maiden victory, winning the South African Grand Prix for Ferrari.
The Belgian and Mexican Grands Prix are dropped from the calendar due to safety problems.
Jackie Stewart scores the first Grand Prix victory for Tyrrell at Jarama.
Pedro Rodriguez is killed in sports car race.
The French Grand Prix moves to Paul Ricard and the Canadian Grand Prix moves to Mosport Park. Stewart wins both those races.
Niki Lauda makes low key debut in privately owned March at the Austrian Grand Prix.
Peter Gethin wins Italian Grand Prix by 0.01s from Ronnie Peterson - the narrowest winning margin to this day.
Fittipaldi races gas-turbine Lotus 56B "in disguise" as World Wide Racing.
Jackie Stewart wins the World Championship for the second time.
For the first time since 1960, Lotus fail to score a single race win the entire season.
Jo Siffert dies from smoke inhalation in non-Championship race at Brands Hatch.
Bernie Ecclestone takes over Brabham.
Team Lotus run for the first time in the black livery of John Player Specials - or JPS, as the cars would soon come to be called.
The Argentinian Grand Prix returns to the calendar, where Jackie Stewart takes the win.
Jean-Pierre Beltoise wins the last victory for BRM at a rain-soaked Monaco GP.
The Belgian Grand Prix moves to Nivelles, where Emerson Fittipaldi grabs the win.
Chicanes are added to Monza.
Jo Bonnier is killed at Le Mans.
Fittipaldi wins the Italian Grand Prix to become the youngest ever Formula One Champion, at 25. This win is also Firestone's last victory.
Shadow make its Grand Prix debut.
Ex-champion Graham Hill sets up his own Embassy racing team.
McLaren introduce their classic M23 design that would race in various forms for the next six seasons.
The Ford DFV engine wins every Grand Prix of the season.
Local hero Emerson Fittipaldi wins at Interlagos in the return of the Brazilian Grand Prix.
At the South African Grand Prix, Mike Hailwood saves Clay Regazzoni's life by pulling him from his burning BRM. Hailwood is later awarded for this the George Medal for valour.
The Belgian Grand Prix moves to Zolder, where Tyrrell grabs a one-two victory.
Denny Hulme wins at Anderstorp in the return of the Swedish Grand Prix.
As Jody Scheckter spins at the start of the British Grand Prix, a massive collision of over a dozen cars occurs at the Woodcote corner. Andrea de Adamich is the only casualty, but 9 drivers fail to take the restart.
Roger Williamson burns to death at the Dutch GP in his March 731. David Purley attempts to save Williamson's life, for which he is awarded the George Medal.
German Grand Prix is Stewart's 27th and last Grand Prix victory. He becomes the champion for a third time but withdraws from the US Grand Prix after Francois Cevert is killed during qualifying.
The pace car is used for first time in Formula One during the Canadian Grand Prix.
Niki Lauda joins Ferrari.
Lord Hesketh builds his own Formula One car designed by Harvey Postlethwaite; James Hunt is the driver.
Carlos Reutemann wins the first Grand Prix for Ecclestone's Brabham in South Africa.
Penske team make Grand Prix debut in Canadian Grand Prix.
Peter Revson is killed during testing.
Mike Hailwood retires from racing after suffering injuries at a crash in the German Grand Prix.
Emerson Fittipaldi wins the championship for the second time with McLaren.
Helmuth Koinigg is killed at Watkins Glen during the US Grand Prix
Denny Hulme retires from Formula One.
Brazilian Carlos Pace wins his only victory, and of all places - at Interlagos, in the Brazilian Grand Prix, with compatriot Emerson Fittipaldi making it a 1-2 for Brazil.
The Brazilian Grand Prix is Graham Hill's 176th and last race. Later that year, he and Tony Brise, together with other team members, are killed when a plane Hill is piloting crashes whilst attempting to land in fog.
Jochen Mass wins the last Spanish Grand Prix to be held at Montjuich Park. The race, however, turns tragic as five spectators are killed when Rolf Stommelen's Hill-Ford crashes into the crowd.
James Hunt scores the first and only win for Hesketh, at the Dutch Grand Prix.
Mark Donohue dies from head injuries sustained during practice at the Austrian Grand Prix, where Vittorio Brambilla crashes after winning.
Niki Lauda wins his first championship, with Ferrari.
Ligier enters Formula One.
Clay Regazzoni wins the first US-West Grand Prix at Long Beach.
Tyrrell introduces a 6-wheel car.
Niki Lauda is severely burned in a fiery accident at the Nurburgring. Amazingly, he returns to race at the Italian Grand Prix just weeks after his crash.
John Watson wins the first and only win for Penske, at the Austrian Grand Prix, where the Hella-Licht chicane is added to the Osterreichring.
Under appalling conditions, Mario Andretti wins the first Japanese Grand Prix.
James Hunt is the world champion, driving for McLaren.
Patrick Head joins Frank Williams' team.
The Lotus 78 Ground-Effects car is introduced.
Jody Scheckter wins at Argentina in the first Grand Prix of the Wolf-Ford.
Carlos Pace is killed in an air-crash.
Tom Pryce is killed after hitting a track marshall at the South African Grand Prix. This is also the last race for the BRM team.
Jody Scheckter scores the 100th Grand Prix victory for the Ford DFV engine, at Monaco.
Jacques Laffite scores the first Grand Prix victory for Ligier-Matra in Sweden.
Renault's RS01, the first turbo powered car, makes its debut at the British Grand Prix.
Lauda scores Goodyear's 100th Grand Prix victory at Hockenheim, the new home of the German Grand Prix.
Alan Jones scores his own and Shadow's first Grand Prix victory at Austria.
Spectators are killed when Gilles Villenueve's Ferrari crashes during the Japanese Grand Prix.
Niki Lauda is the world champion for the second time.
March withdraws from Formula One.
The Japanese Grand Prix is dropped from the calendar due to safety reasons.
Michelin enters Formula One. Ferrari's Carlos Reutemann will score its first victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix
Professor Sid Watkins is appointed Medical Director of FISA.
Arrows enter Formula One and nearly wins the South African Grand Prix, where Riccardo Patrese led most of the race, but retired due to mechanical failure.
Williams team introduces their first own car, the FW06. Alan Jones would be the team's number one driver.
Ronnie Peterson wins his last race at Austria; he later dies from injuries inflicted at a crash in the Italian Grand Prix. In that incident, Vittorio Brambilla sustains a head injury.
Folllowing the Italian Grand Prix, a new safety measure is introduced to F1: medical cars follow Formula One cars on the formation lap of every Grand Prix, in order to improve reaction time in case of a first lap accident. However, on its debut at Watkins Glen, the medical car hits the kerb and lifts off in the air. No one is hurt.
Renault enters a turbo-charged all-French car at Kyalami.
Niki Lauda wins the last Swedish Grand Prix with the controversial Brabham BT46B "Fan Car".
Gilles Villeneuve grabs his first Grand Prix victory as the Canadian Grand Prix moves to Montreal.
Mario Andretti is the world champion for Lotus, after winning six Grands Prix in that season.
Team Surtees leaves F1.
The Monaco Grand Prix is James Hunt's last race.
One of the best races ever takes place at Dijon-Prenois, France, where Jean-Pierre Jabouille wins Renault's first Grand Prix while Gilles Villeneuve holds second by 0.24s after a fierce battle with Rene Arnoux.
Clay Regazzoni scores Williams' first Grand Prix victory at Silverstone.
Jody Scheckter wins the last drivers' world champion for Ferrari until 2000.
Jackie Ickx and Wolf team retire from Formula One.