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Gallery: The 7 Formula One World Champions of the 1970s – MSR Premium

Submitted by on December 9, 2014

Gallery of Seven 1970s champions. The 1970s was an awesome decade for Formula One, some of the greatest drivers and most interesting characters the sport will ever know battled it out as the cars got faster and faster. This gallery looks back on one of the great eras.

Opening Image: The start of the 1970 Belgium Grand Prix (The Cahier Archive)

When the dust settled on the 1970s and ten seasons of Formula One racing had been run, seven champions stood tall. This retrospective gallery looks back on the star-studded list of Championship winning drivers from one of the wildest eras of F1.

Jochen Rindt - France 1970 - GalleryJochen Rindt – 1970 Formula One World Champion. Pictured driving the Golf Leaf Lotus 72C at the 1970 French Grand Prix, which he won.

Jackie Stewart 1971 MonacoJackie Stewart – 1969, 1971 and 1973 Formula One World Champion. Pictured here racing the Elf Team Tyrrell 003 at the 1971 Monaco Grand Prix, which he won.

Emerson Fittipaldi, Monaco 1972Emerson Fittipaldi – 1972 and 1974 Formula One World Champion. Pictured driving the McLaren M23 at Monaco in 1974.

Niki Lauda 1975 BrazilNiki Lauda – 1975 and 1977 Formula One World Champion. Depicted driving the Ferrari 312B3 at the 1975 Brazilian Grand Prix. Lauda would go on to win the F1 world title again in 1984.

James Hunt France 1976James Hunt – 1976 Formula One World Champion. Seen here driving the Marlboro Team McLaren M23 at the 1976 French Grand Prix, which he won.

Mario Andretti 1978 MonacoMario Andretti – 1978 Formula One World Champion. Seen here racing the John Player Special Lotus 78 at the 1978 Monaco Grand Prix. This would be the last race for the Lotus 78 before being replaced by the Lotus 79, in which Andretti would claim five F1 Grands Prix.

Jody Scheckter 1979Jody Scheckter – 1979 Formula One World Champion. Photographed racing in the 1979 German behind the wheel of the Ferrari 312T4.


Images: TheCahierArchive©

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